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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. 

Madison Wedding Photography | Maggie + JD

We met up with Maggie and JD at Manna Cafe, one of our favorite places to eat a delicious lunch and knew we wanted to photograph their wedding instantly! They are both band teachers (if you couldn't tell by their wedding details), are very much in love, and meshed well with our personalities! 

Their ceremony was the first held at Noah's Event Center here in Madison, WI and was actually scheduled before the official opening. We weren't really quite sure what to expect or even if there would be grass next to the venue yet (even the week before as we scoped out the building for locations to photograph the couple) but we were pleasantly surprised as everything came together so well!. 

Because of the time of day the ceremony ended, we decided to wait until closer to sunset to go out and take photos of just the two of them and I'm so glad we did! We went nearby and found a great little spot to take them with tall grass, and pathway, and beautiful trees in the background! 

Maggie and JD - we loved capturing you and your loved ones on your wedding day! Jordan has enjoyed running into both of you since your wedding day and happy to have met you. 

Madison Warner Park Rec Center Wedding | Ben + Amanda

Ben and Amanda got married on a windy and cold May day. The weather wasn't ideal or what we had hoped for but what matters to me more than a "perfect" or "ideal" day is a couple who trusts us, is willing to do what it takes for great wedding photos, and enjoys the moment regardless of the weather. They got married at the Warner Park Rec Center on Madison's North Side with their loved ones surrounding them. 

Huge thanks also to Charles for photographing with me as my second shooter! 

Bridal Barn and Garden Wedding | Mt. Horeb, WI

This past summer I had the joy to second photograph with Tim Fitch at a wedding at the Bridal Barn and Gardens. This was the first wedding I was able to photography at this barn in Mount Horeb, WI and it did not disappoint. This is seriously such a classic and fun venue and the ceremony view alone is worth it's weight in gold. Here are some of my favorite storytelling images from the day. Thank you Tim for letting me photograph for you!