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Downtown Madison WI Wedding | Adam + Colleen

Downtown Madison WI Wedding | Adam + Colleen

One thing I remember very well about this wedding day is it seemed to fall on one of the hottest Madison summer days. The heat index was so high. My husband and I were debating in the car if this (most adorable) little chapel off James Madison Park, Gates of Heaven, had air conditioning or not. You see, I was about 4 1/2 weeks away from my due date of my third child. It did indeed have air conditioning (of which I was so thankful). Regardless of the heat, Adam and Colleens wedding day was so so wonderful and one of our favorites of the year because we just think the world of these two. 

But also because, they chose to see one another throughout the morning instead of waiting until the bride walked down the aisle (in fact, they walked down the aisle together), they had their siblings (all sisters) as their bridal party, and because even in the heat and sweating like crazy they chose to take some time together for photos between the ceremony and reception. Jordan and I knew that it was going to be hot and also that their ceremony was ending early enough that it would still be very bright out at the point of pictures of just the two of them. So the week before we took our girls down to James Madison Park and then looked around for great locations within walking distance to take photographs. Luckily we came across the amazing Period Garden Park right up the street which was perfect. After we walked right on over to Coopers Tavern for the reception. 

Adam and Colleen - we felt honored to be the ones to document your wedding day! We wish you many happy and healthy years together. 

North Shore Golf Club Wedding | Menasha, WI Photography

Joe and Nancy are pure gold when it comes to couples I meet. They have been friends for many years and their story is beautiful and complex and wonderful. All they wanted for their wedding day was a celebration and to be with the people who they care deeply for as they committed themselves as husband and wife. Their grown children, their beautiful and plentiful grandchildren, their friends, and even family from afar. They asked for candid photos of their day and the people who came and we of course were so so happy to oblige! Candid/documentary style photos are some of our favorites to photograph on a wedding day. The flow of the day, the anticipation, the moments you don't even know you wanted until you're viewing your gallery and see them there in photographic form - that's what we live for as wedding photographers. 

Joe and Nancy - thank you so much for hiring us for your special day. Your story is one I won't soon forget and we are thankful to know you two. 

Venue: North Shore Golf Club

Madison East Side Wedding Photography | George + Jenny

George and Jenny contacted me less than two months before their wedding date to book me for their wedding and I am so glad I was free for their day. We met up at Graze downtown and we knew instantly that we enjoyed being around the two of them. Their wedding ceremony stared off at St. Patricks Catholic Church in Madison, WI. It was a sunny Madison day with pretty perfect weather! Their reception was at the East Side Club and with good catered by The Underground Food Collective Catering - it's sure to be some of the best reception food you'll have in Madison, WI. 

Thank you George and Jenny for having me on your special day! You could have easily passed on a photographer for your wedding day, but I am honored that you chose me to document your wedding. 

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The Barn at Casey's Colorado Wedding | Eric + Becky

Jordan and I had the privilege of documenting Eric and Becky's wedding in beautiful Colorado just outside of Woodland Park. The wedding was at The Barn at Casey's Lumber yard and they were surrounded by loving friends and family. 

The day was gorgeous but we knew that storms were a very possibly threat. The great thing about Becky is that if she was stressed or worried, it didn't show and her smile and laugh was as wonderful as ever. As it turns out the rain and wind came in full force right as it was time for the ceremony to start. They were ready to see one another and made the tough decision to move everything inside the barn but that didn't stop them from having their perfect wedding day.  Little did we know that Becky's dad collected some of that rain water to give them during his speech (the best speech I've heard in a long time). This day was especially meaningful not just because Eric and Becky were joining lives and committing to one another but also because Becky was making a commitment to Eric's son as well. It's an honor to be asked to document that kind of love. This family was a true joy to work with and I trust these images will be treasured when they look back over the years. 

 

Also, for this wedding Jordan and I did something new and exciting. It's not quite ready yet to share here but I wanted to give a little teaser to keep an eye out for more goodness from this wedding. We put our heart and soul into this wedding and I hope you enjoy seeing what we captured. Enjoy! 

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Denver Cielo at Castle Pines Wedding | Chris + Natasha

When Chris and Natasha asked me to photograph their wedding I was beyond excited and honored. It's always validating when two creatives with great taste trust you with one of the most important aspects of their day - the one thing you can take away from the wedding that will bring back the flash of emotions and joy through each image. 

Chris and I have been friends for years. We enjoyed many poker nights among all our friends. Natasha entered the scene right as I was leaving it (moved to Wisconsin from Colorado, right after getting married). I knew I liked Natasha right away and when they were still together several months... then a year... then several years... I knew she was the one he would choose, and I am so glad he did!

Jordan photographed this wedding with me and some of his gems are mixed in here. :) 

Chris and Natasha - your wedding day was such a beautiful fall Colorado day and I love that you chose me to document it! We love you two and look forward to seeing what your future holds. 

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Cielo at Castle Pines outside of Denver, CO

Reception Venue: Maggiano's Little Italy, Denver, CO