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We love it when our couple’s do a first look! We have been photographing weddings for over six years now, and are so excited whenever we get to document a first look! We find it helps make the day run smoother and makes for some super sweet moments!

Milwaukee Kimpton wedding first look Milwaukee Wisconsin club wedding first look If you are newly engaged and wondering ‘what is a first look anyways’, lets break it down! A first look is our way of asking if you and your partner are going to see each other privately before the ceremony. Traditionally, couples would wait for the infamous walk down the isle, however first looks are becoming a more and more popular alternative!

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(Check out Kasey & Tylers wedding blog here! Florals by Milwaukee Flower Company)

First looks are an opportunity to help calm your nerves! Many times our couples are naturally pretty anxious and emotional prior to their long awaited ceremony. First looks give you the chance to have a private moment together and help wash away some of those nerves. There are not many moments that you will have alone on your wedding day and this can be a great way to get some private time, exchange sweet words and an embrace before the wedding frenzy begins.

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First looks also allow you to get a lot of the photos done prior to the ceremony. Photos of the couple, wedding party, and family can take up a nice chunk of time away from your guests! Allowing for some time prior to can free up some time for cocktail hour and socializing! Instead of having to rush through photos to get you back to your event, couples often are less stressed and enjoy their portrait session even more!

Milwaukee wedding first look

Now if you’re really set on doing it the traditional way and seeing each other on your walk down the isle, that is perfectly ok! At the end of the day, this is your wedding day after all! But if you’re on the fence, or worried it will take away from the magic of the ceremony, don’t be! You two will be just as excited to begin your lives together, and generally speaking our couples that cry during the first look, also tend to cry when they see each other during the processional!

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Alright you guys, this is the part I struggle with, how can I possibly put into words all of the love, happiness, and excitement that was Kasey & Tyler’s wedding day? But then it seems so simple…through my images <3

These two were dream clients and I am so excited to share their Milwaukee Pfister Hotel wedding with you!  Check back in a few weeks for their highlight video!!! Big shout out to the amazing vendors who made shooting this wedding a blast, especially Milwaukee Flower Company who killed it on the florals, no words for the unbelievable talent this woman has!

 

Following getting ready, Kasey & Tyler had the sweetest first look where they read each other love letters!

 

 

Vendors:

Florals: Milwaukee Flower Company 

Venue: The Pfister Hotel & Villa Terrace Arts Museum

Cakes/Deserts: Miss Molly’s Pastries 

Dress: Bliss Bridal 

Bridesmaids: BHLDN

Makeup/ Hair: Beauticianzillas 

Check out their engagement session here! 

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In the wedding industry I get to cross paths with so many amazing vendors, this week I wanted to highlight Sally & her girls over at Milwaukee Flower Company! I have gotten the opportunity to work with Sally on many weddings and creative projects and am always blown away by her talent and drive! Sally is a true artist and has such a passion for floral design (and her brides!) I am so excited to share some of her work with you!

Kasey & Tyler

“WOW! Sally and her crew are so passionate about what they do and it defiantly shows in her work. Her blooms are perfection and the eye she has for what she does it talent in its truest form. She is so easy to communicate with. Sally even went the extra mile when our venue refused to let us throw confetti and drove it all the way to where we were taking pictures. It turned out to be one of our favorite shots and it’s all because of her. I would wholeheartedly recommend Milwaukee Flower Co for all of your flower needs. She simply rocks!” Kasey & Tyler 2017 

To see more from Kasey & Tyler’s wedding click HERE! 

Marisa & Matt

“I can’t even begin to put into words how amazing Sally & her team are! They took all of my visions (and theirs!) and combined them to make our wedding the most breathtakingly beautiful fairy tale I have ever seen! Sally’s something truly special! Her passion for what she does is incredible! The details that she brought to life were gorgeous! My husband and I, along with our bridal party, friends & family were blown away with how stunning every single detail was! It doesn’t stop there though. Sally helped provide the best advice & was the best listener throughout the whole process! I can truly say I would not have changed a thing! Sally is the BEST of the BEST!!! I wish I could get married every day so that we could continue to create amazingness together!!!!” Marisa & Matt 2017

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 To see more from Marisa & Matt’s click HERE!

 

If that wasn’t enough, she is the cutest thing ever! 

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This is why I do what I do. This is why I love photography, it can truly capture the love and vulnerability between a couple so perfectly! I’ve always been  a hopeless romantic and this shoot screams romance to me. So excited and grateful to share this shoot with you all, it’s definitely in my top five! Big shoutout to the amazing vendors involved for helping create this story with me! Thank you to Stephanie & Perry for being so in love and having the biggest hearts!

Dress: Monirose Veil: The Veiled Beauty  Rentals: Relics Vintage Rentals Florals: Poppy Design Co Hair/Makeup: Bliss Bridal Beauty  Invitation: Shelby Made It Fabrics: Silk & Willow Film Lab: The Find Lab

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