Posted on May 1, 2020
The beautiful Leone family joined me in Lake Park for their fall family portrait session. This family of 4 has now turned into a family of 5, but just because I am behind on my blogging doesn’t mean I couldn’t post this treasure of a photo session. Milo and Daphne had me in stitches the entire time – they kept us all on our toes with their playful antics.
Posted on April 29, 2020
Trevor, Lindsey and family met me at the East Side’s Riverside Park to embark on a nature walk style family portrait session. Let’s be real, kids don’t love to stand still looking at a camera and cheesin’. So I prefer to encourage an activity that documents the joy of childhood (and familyhood…is that even a word? Well, I deem it one now.) while still squeezing in a few of those quintessential portraits that are always favorites. The mosquitoes may have been thick this humid spring morning, but we managed to get a little tree climbing in and artifact finding before we were eaten alive. So I’ll use this time to remind myself and you (if you’re considering any type of outdoor shoot) to bring sunblock, bug repellent, SNACKS!, and water. Can’t wait to make socially distant photos with you this 2020 season.
Posted on April 21, 2020
Nick and Robyn chose Trimborn Farm, just outside of Milwaukee in Greendale, for the location of their engagement session. Trimborn Farm is a historic property that dates back to the 1840s. The buildings on site give way to many beautiful backdrops that make this location incredibly versatile for an elegant or more casual photo session. These two are such a beautiful couple they really made my job a breeze!
PSA: If you are interested in having your photo session or event on the grounds you must make an appointment as caretakers live on the property.
Posted on April 3, 2017
Allie and Brad’s wedding day is coming right up, and I am so excited to have them in front of my camera again! We had a really hard time deciding on a more natural or urban setting for their engagement session, so we settled on the best alternative – the RiverWalk and Walker’s Point at sunset. No amount of scouting can prepare one for the always changing lighting conditions on any particular day, but it does help photographers familiarize themselves with the location. This is why I truly love photographing a ‘walking tour engagement session’ (as I call it), because it provides multiple opportunities to find the best light, location, and get to know the newly engaged! The three of us had a grand time exploring the RiverWalk in the Third Ward and the Menomonee River in Walker’s Point near the Haley-Davidson Museum. Now I just have to anxiously await the adventures ahead of us on their big day!
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Posted on March 2, 2017
One of my favorite weddings of 2016 was Rita and Tory’s perfectly styled modern soiree. The vision of this intimate affair was created and executed by the bride herself. Rita is a very talented local interior designer so you can imagine that no detail was left to fate. One of my favorite moments of their wedding day was when Tory saw Rita for the first time as she exited the hotel’s vintage taxi cab. After their first look we spent a few minutes taking portraits down the street incorporating Milwaukee’s architecture, playing into Tory’s profession. I loved the simplicity and ease of their wedding ceremony. Rita and Tory walked each other down the aisle and said their “I do’s” in front of their closest friends and family. I am so honored to have been chosen to document Rita and Tory’s intimate and inimitable day.
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Posted on February 16, 2017
Cassie and Chris got married at their church on a beautiful, albeit hot, day in August. Their handwritten vows brought tears to everyone’s eyes, and filled the chapel with laughter. After their ceremony we headed over to Glacier Hills County Park for the perfect Wisconsin backdrop. I loved how the bright pink dresses and florals popped off of all the greenery. Their wedding reception was held at Legend of Bristlecone and was styled perfectly. That Simmas cake still make me drool just looking at it! Cassie and Chris’ day flowed so smoothly, and they even got to enjoy their full cocktail hour! It was such a special day full of love, and I am so happy to have been a part of it.
I have to give a special shout out to my second photographer, Robbie, since he is the ultimate professional, and also my assistant, Sarah, who nailed the lighting during all of the reception. Thanks guys – you truly make every wedding a success!
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Posted on November 30, 2016
Boy oh boy! Wisconsin sure has some incredible gems, and I’m not just talking about Lauren and Joe. Kohler Andrae State Park has rolling sand dunes, Lake Michigan views, a quaint boardwalk, beautiful beaches, and more! It was truly the perfect location for this adorable couple’s engagement session. We had so much fun walking the boardwalk and frolicking at the lake’s edge just as the sun was getting low in the sky. Now I just have to wait until next summer to capture their wedding day magic on film!
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Posted on July 20, 2016
I absolutely love Sheridan Park in St. Francis, just south of Milwaukee gracing the shores of Lake Michigan. Vivian and Chris’ engagement photo session looks like it spanned multiple locations, but in reality we had all that variation at our fingertips from the parking lot to the lake. These lovebirds coordinated both of their looks, but kept it simple and true to their own personal style. Just take a look at that dress number! It’s so hard to pick a favorite from this session, but I think the dainty pink blossoms really show the beauty of the season and tied in (unintentionally, but) perfectly with their second look.
Posted on June 9, 2016
Jessica and Steve had the most perfect of summer days for their Rustic Manor 1848 wedding. I fell madly in love with this location as it is the perfect blend of elegant and rustic, plus it has an absolutely insane amount of impossibly perfect photo backdrops. So many personal touches turned the venue into the vision that it became on their wedding day. The bride’s mother grew and arranged many of the flowers that decorated the tabletops, as well as the rosemary that graced each place setting. Wood Violet designed and arranged the wedding party’s flower arrangements as well as that incredible hop covered trellis. My favorite part of the day was Steve and Jessica’s first look, it was so full of anticipation and love. Capturing the pure emotion from that moment had my eyes welling with tears – always the sucker for that kind of love! I always say that the best part of my job is telling the story of love…it’s one hundred percent true.
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Posted on April 7, 2016
This wedding is so utterly fantastic that I want to travel back in time and do it all again! Joe and Emily had the most incredible boho modern wedding that Wisconsin has ever seen, and the bride was the mastermind behind all those stylish details. The English garden inspired private residence, in River Hills, was the perfect backdrop for both the ceremony and reception. There is so much to love about this wedding: the stunning Lazaro gown, an amazing couple in love, the inimitable location, the thoughtfully curated tablescapes, etc., etc.! Scroll on further to see all the enviable wedding style.