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Stevens Point Wedding Photography | Nathan + Elizabeth

The start of the day was Elizabeth biking to Ruby Coffee Roasters in Stevens Point to finish writing her vows and have a bit of coffee. She was relaxed and calm and ready to marry her best friend. She then biked to Lake Emily County Park and she got ready in her dress. They wanted to see one another before the ceremony but didn't want to fuss with an orchestrated first look - something I appreciated for it's natural and completely candid way. Everything and every detail was completely them and it was wonderful.

There weren't a ton of flashy decorations but the bride and groom hung handwritten personal notes to each of their guests (including us - their photographers) which, in my opinion, was one of the greatest details of their day and was reflective of their loving personalities. The cards waived with the slight breeze as guests found their special note. Guests seated on quilts overlooking the lake on a pleasant warm day. The ceremony included everyone singing along to The Prayer of St Francis, a song near to mind and Jordan's heart because it was also sang at our wedding. 

In addition to the lovely wedding there was a frisbee game where the bride tore her wedding dress and changed back into her wedding clothes and kept going without any fuss. The bride and groom rode a tandem bike together as part of their photos together... but the very best detail of all was the scheduled story slam during the reception before the dancing began. Guests were encouraged to come to the wedding with a story planned and ready to share. It was simply THE BEST. Family and friends from all over came together and shared their stories about them individually and together... What a wonderful memory they will have forever.

Jordan created an wedding audio story for them by recording the couple before the wedding day and then during the wedding, you can listen to their story by following the link here below.

Huge thank you to Nathan and Elizabeth for hiring us to photograph and audio record your wedding day. It was a true honor and a day that makes us shake our heads and wonder how we ever got so lucky to cross paths with such lovely people and be invited in to such a great day. 

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! 

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.