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When Sally of Milwaukee Flower Company and Elevate Events asked if I wanted to photograph a special engagement shoot for Sam & Chris, I was so excited! Wemet up one beautiful fall evening at Sally’s house and enjoyed a lit’ bonfire… but eachothers company even more! Can’t wait for Sam & Chris’s wedding at The Ivy House in just a few short months! With this dream of a team, it’s going to be one for the books!

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Meredith & Trevor got married this past summer at The Edgewater Hotel in Madion.

Meredith wrote in her first email to me: “We knew as soon as we saw the Skybar room at the Edgewater that it would be our venue. The views from the room are so beautiful. We want to have a small wedding, with just our immediate family and friends and this room was the perfect size.” It was so much fun watching their sophisticated style come to life! From her gorgeous gown by BHLDN, to the elegant centerpieces by Pages And Petals, everything was perfectly in-sync. They had a small celebration with family and friends, and we finished the evening together with sunset photos on a Lake Michigan. 

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When Savannah first reached out to me about shooting her wedding, I remember smiling ear to ear reading her entire first email! The way she wrote about Joey gave me such a warm lovey dovey feelings inside.

Savannah wrote “The first date I went on with Joey, I texted my mom in his car on the way home and said “Mom, I’m going to marry this guy.” He is the sweetest person, but not only to me, to anyone he comes across… and that is one of the main reasons I love him so much. Joey is the kind of guy that believes in celebrating monthly anniversaries.. and the way he loves is unlike anything I could’ve ever imagined in a man (and I mean that!!)”

Let me tell you, she wasn’t lying! The way that Joey looked at his bride was enough to make anyone believe in hopeless romantic love. He even sang to her during their ceremony to make their day even more special (insert gooshy mushy tears***). What they share, and how they love was evident not only between them, but also their family. I remember going up to her dad during the recpetion and saying “Can I join your family?!?” I hope you enjoy scrolling through their day, as much as we enjoyed capturing it!

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The rain cleared just in time for Ariana & Nick’s Engagement session! Every once and a while, you meet clients you feel like you’ve been friends with forever, and i definetly felt that inst-connection with these two!  I had so much fun capturing their playful/sarcastic/awesomly cool love connection! I seriously can’t wait for their wedding this October!

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Ohhhhh my where do I even begin with this dream of a wedding?!

Danielle & Jake first contacted me a little over two years ago, while they were at the start of wedding planning. We met at Colectivo on Lake Drive and just had that instant connection! They were both so excited to plan their future and the vibe was contagious. They aligned a team of killer vendors and it definitely paid off! Ashley from Midwestern Bride did such an amazing job bringing their vision to life, along with the help of the insanely talented Milwaukee Flower Company. I know this is a long blog post, but I encourage you to scroll through! We have some fun surprises below, including the most tear worthy first look between Danielle & her grandma, real life llamas (wearing floral garlands!), a Liz Martinez custom gown to die for, and just a whole lot of love (full disclosure, tears all around). Thank you, thank you, thank you Jake and Danielle for including us in the start of your forever! Video will be up within the next two weeks, so check back! List of vendors listed at the end of blog!

Planning: Midwestern Bride

Florals: Milwaukee Flower Company 

Venues: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Pritzlaff Building

Dress: Liz Martinez Bridal

Makeup: Lustrous Makeup by Kelly

Hair: Beautique by Tiffany

Cake: Cake Lady Designs 

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