Milwaukee Public Market Wedding

When I met Paul and Maia for the first time I really hoped that I’d be lucky enough to be their chosen photographer.  I loved their wiffle ball love story and their perseverance with a period of long distance between them.  It also turned out that Paul and I used to be neighbors!  What are the odds of that?  Lucky for me I got to be their wedding photographer, because it was truly a quintessential stunner of a Milwaukee wedding day!  Paul is the manager of the celebrated Milwaukee Public Market in downtown.  It didn’t take much persuasion from Maia and his co-workers to realize that the perfect wedding reception location was just under his nose, and even most of his vendors including Form Fine Goods + Floral (those olive branches!).  There were so many incredible moments on their wedding day full of love and laughter.  I loved their first look on the top of Zen on 7, and also Maia and her father’s first look (wait until you see his reaction!).  Still reeling in the amount of love between this couple and their special day.

Rainy Day Milwaukee Wedding

When you think of a summer wedding in Milwaukee you probably don’t visualize a dense fog surrounding the city and dangerously black clouds threatening rain, right?  Well Violet and Jared’s wedding day had exactly those atmospheric qualities.  This brilliant (and beautiful) Bulgarian bride predicted the unpredictable nature of summer in Milwaukee and chose an indoor wedding for that reason.  We had talked before the wedding about still wanting to do the wedding party photos outside, no matter the weather conditions, and settled on providing clear umbrellas as the perfect rainy day prop.  Those umbrella’s were the perfect addition as the sky opened up and released the rain right after the ceremony.  Tim, the newlyweds, golden retriever was probably the wettest of us all – that rain wasn’t going to keep him away from the family portraits!  I really loved capturing Violet and Jared’s rainy wedding day.

 

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DIY Outdoor Wisconsin Wedding

Nathan and Shelby’s garden themed wedding still has me going, “GAH!”.  Besides being insanely gorgeous in front of the camera, they are also insanely gorgeous on the inside, and that makes for the most sincerely stunning images.  I absolutely loved working with this incredible couple and their wonderful family.  Nathan and Shelby’s splendid affair was a true labor of love, and a great example of a DIY wedding.  From the chalkboard signs, church pews, dilly bean wedding favors, to the couple’s very own restaurant fulfilling the delicious catering, no detail was presented without their careful restoration, salvage, or modification.  Narrowing down the entire collection of photos from their outdoor Wisconsin wedding day into this post was extremely difficult as there was so much attention to detail, and so many beautiful moments constantly unfolding.  So, I present you to the quintessence of their loved filled wedding day.

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South Shore Park Pavilion Wedding

Can you imagine planning a wedding from one thousand miles away?  Well these two did just that, and pulled it off beautifully with the help of family and friends.  With half of the guests coming from Texas and Mexico, there was so much care and consideration put into all the little details.  Jaime’s BHLDN blush gown really set the tone for the entire day, and has to be one of the most beautiful wedding dresses that I have had the pleasure of photographing…maybe ever!  I loved working with these two long distance (and in person!) as they were so calm, cool, and collected the entire planning process.  Take a look at what one can accomplish an from the opposite side of the country.

 

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Rustic Manor 1848 Summer Wedding

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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