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Anna and Dane – Winter Wonderland

One of the best winter weddings I have had the pleasure to photograph, Anna and Dane brought their boots and mental toughness and took on the cold and snow with incredible gusto and the portraits are all the better for it!  When so much could go wrong in the wedding fog, everything went right with this wedding, from Anna’s stunning dress and veil to the incredible details of their reception, every aspect was so well thought out and executed that this wedding came off appearing utterly effortless.  A wonderful reception venue in Terrace 167 in Richfield, and an impressive display of organization from Blue Fancy Events rounded out a truly memorable day.   Congratulation’s to Anna and Dane!

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Melisse and Micah – Burlington WI

Enjoyed an unusual warm Dec. day with Melissa and Micah at the Mercantile in Burlington, WI.  The Mercantile is a nice, cream city brick rehabbed older building turned into a wedding venue with nice personal touches for the couples such as lining a hallway with the bride and grooms engagement photos – framed and with gallery like care.  The front room with huge windows diffused with sheer curtains was a photographic dream to work in.  Micah provided an incredible, five different kinds of his own homebrewed beer for guest to sample and enjoy.   Photography in December is always a challenge due to the cold and the early sunset, but we dove right in and had a nice sunset and then worked with the lights of the city for photographs.  Congrat’s to Melisse and Micah!s0568IMG_4141s0002IMG_3446s0017IMG_3462s0038IMG_3477s0052IMG_3486s0194IMG_3569s0286IMG_3711s0374IMG_3869s0452IMG_3962s0513IMG_4053s0544IMG_4113s0794IMG_4311s0805IMG_4330s1087IMG_8892s1116IMG_4516s1284IMG_4696s1313IMG_4734s1395IMG_4891s1444IMG_5053s1867IMG_5621s2184IMG_6032s2208IMG_6063

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Hailey and Mitch Milwaukee Wedding

Hailey and Mitch’s wedding was a bit windy but they didn’t let that get in the way on Lake Shore State Park in Milwaukee. In this post, I chose more couples shots to share, to demonstrate what I feel is one of the most important aspects of your wedding day.  The space between the Bride and Groom.  Hailey and Mitch have a natural confidence within each others space and I always like to highlight that, while the environment is important graphically, the connection is the target I am always aiming for.   Also sharing some other images from the day including a great hug shot with Hailey’s Mother, and a very nice juxtaposition spread of our wonderful flower girl and Hailey’s dress shot.

Congratulations  to Hailey and Mitch!

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Whitney and Andrew

A great day with Whitney and Andrew at  the Green Bay Botanical Gardens!  I have been to this location a number of times previously but this time the gardens were in full bloom.  The weather started out choppy but the clouds broke and we go just enough sun to pop Whitney’s veil and really do her beautiful dress justice.  I am a big fan of the “first look” as this moment seems to linger and the bride and groom have a chance to decompress and find each others rhythm which usually opens up real emotions, which is what this day is all about!

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Kayla and Ryan – Pewaukee WI

In this post I wanted to highlight some of the post processing done to the images that are included in my weddings.  Light be it expressed in monochromatic tones or soft matte color palettes adds emotion to and is a part of every wedding day story. My job is to bring that story out in expressive ways to elevate a wedding day record into something that stands the test of time.  I like to include processing of images that makes a client stop and look a while.  In these choices from Kayla and Ryan’s wedding I wanted to show both the fun and the quiet, the cinematic approach and the close up.  I often include in my weddings processing variations of a single image, this allows for my clients to have addition image choices to print from.  Kayla and Ryan were ready for anything and that always makes for a great collaboration.  Ryan being a firefighter obliged me with the “fireman’s carry” down the aisle!  Congratulation’s to Ryan and Kayla!

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