Meredith & Reed- South Second Milwaukee, WI

Going into wedding season I am always so excited to spend time with so many couples. As they plan their wedding day, the photographer is one of the first vendors they book. I remember the day Meredith and Reed reached out to me. It was around Thanksgiving in 2018 and they were looking for a photographer for their May 2019 wedding. Luckily, I was still available for their spring date. They were quick to book and the next step was their engagement session. Meredith said Reed likes cars so they wanted to first do some photos in his garage with one of his cars. If you know me I am always down for whatever the couple wants to do. I was pretty excited to do something different. I showed up and they had matching JUMPSUITS! Like how awesome? I already knew I liked this couple.

So fast forward to their wedding. They were the most chill couple I have ever worked with. They are down to earth people who are so in love. So many moments they would look at each other like there is no one else is the room. We got to spend lots of time before the ceremony taking photos at multiple locations. We started at the Hilton Hotel getting ready and they did their first look in the courtyard. We then headed to the Botanical Gardens to celebrate with their bridal party and have fun with the group shots. Lastly, we went down to the Third Ward next to the Public Market and finished take photos on the Riverwalk. They were up for anything. Their ceremony and reception were held at South Second in Milwaukee, WI. It was a perfect venue choice. It was that ideal downtown urban venue with a lot character. As the day went on everything couldn’t have been more perfect. I loved hearing the stories of how they meet through a mutual friend/cousin or hearing how Reed was going to propose. We ended the evening with Meredith and Reed celebrating with an Old fashion.

VENDOR LOVE:

  • Venue: South Second

  • Catering: Saz's (through South Second)

  • Party bus: Cruise-a-Palooza

  • Hotel: Hilton Milwaukee City Center

  • Bakery: The Cake Lady

  • Table decor: Swoon Event Rentals

  • Suits: Men's Warehouse

  • Florals: Lauren Picado

  • Hair and makeup: Hair by Ramsay, makeup by Jamie Tannenbaum

  • DJ: Milwaukee Airwaves

  • Invitations: Minted

  • Shoes: Badgley Mischka

  • Rentals: Swoon Event Rentals 

Below you will find some of my favorite images from their gallery. The entire gallery will be complete soon and you can find it under “recent galleries”

Wedding season

Guys, it’s almost wedding season for us!! We are so thrilled to be a part of so many couples special day. This year I love weddings just a little bit more than last year. The first reason is because I finally got to live out my fairytale last year. I never really knew what a wedding day felt like until I was the one in the brides shoes. The wedding day goes by so fast it’s like a major blur, you have no idea what’s going on, you’re so in love, you’re so happy and you’re so relaxed on your wedding day. The best part about your wedding day is seen this vision come to life seen all this hard work that you’ve dreamed of on Pinterest and watching other people get married and going to the floral shop and picking up bridesmaids dresses to decide on the menu and it was just so magical to see everything come together exactly how you envisioned. The best part about your wedding day is seen this vision come to life seen all this hard work that you’ve dreamt of on Pinterest and watching other people get married and going to the floral shop and picking up bridesmaids dresses to deciding on the menu and it was just so magical to see everything come together exactly how you envisioned. The second reason I am so excited for wedding season this year is because I have some amazing couples here in WI, Ohio and Oregon. These couples are not just any ordinary couple, these couples have greats vision, amazing personalities and are the main reason I LOVE WHAT I DO! One thing I really pride myself on is really building a relationship with my couples and letting them know I’m here if they need anything whether they want to meet for coffee or chat on the phone or talk about little details because I don’t want you to feel stressed I don’t want there to be ever an ounce of stress on your wedding day. I want you to just let everything go and relax and that’s what I’m here for I really want your day to run so smooth and if there’s any hiccups you won’t know about it .

The couple you see below is Meredith and Reed they are at our first wedding of 2019 it will be hosted at South Second in Milwaukee. I’m just so thrilled it’s gonna be an awesome venue with a beautiful day in downtown Milwaukee. And they sound like the bridal party’s gonna be a great time and of course I will share a new blog post in a couple weeks. I can’t wait to share some other sneak peek so stay tune for some Instagram feed and some Facebook over shares

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Tori & Dan

This couple was sooo much fun to work with. They have an adorable connection and you can really see they are in love. Take a peek at my favorite images from their fall engagement session. Their 2019 November wedding is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!

Shelby and Nathan

I absolutely love this couple! We had a great time in Milwaukee during for engagement session. They are so laid back and up for anything. I am so excited to work with them in 2020. It is going to be a gorgeous wedding! Here are a few of my favorite photos from their session : )

ENJOY!

Jaimie and Scott

Alex and Megan

Michelle & Ben-July 21, 2018-Dayton, OH

Happy Wednesday friends!

In July I had the opportunity to capture Michelle and Ben’s special day. It was absolutely perfect. We started at the beautiful Marriott at UD then headed to the amazing Carillon Park, ventured over to the Ceremony at the Memorial Hall in downtown and lastly we ended our night at the reception at the Marriott. The forecast called for rain most of the day but we were able to miss the random down pours. Michelle and Ben were a great couple to work with. They planned such a beautiful day. From the florals and bridal party attire to the reception and centerpieces, every little detail was perfect. Take a look through some of my favorites from their day! I cant wait to send them their gallery!

Hendricks Summer Photos

Hello!  Meet the Hendricks family. I had the honor of doing photos for them last fall as well. I love meeting new clients and then getting to know them more and more over the years. They have two adorable kiddos. Kiddos are one of the reasons I love my job. They make me laugh, the parents laugh and themselves laugh.  I usually try and let the kids be involved too. I always ask what kind of ideas they have or if they see a cool spot? I mostly do this to keep them involved and not bored. Cause lets face it kids get bored with photos. Even though summer is in full swing now that it is August I am really counting down the days till its fall. I just love fall photos and I have so many families and couples to photograph this year. If you are interested in a session with me either in OH or Wisconsin let me know I could possibly squeeze you in! Enjoy the silly moments. This family did!

 

 

Sarah & Luke

So I absolutely love this couple! I first met Sarah and Luke a couple years ago when I did a fall mini session for them. Sarah is friends with one of my college friends. I remember them saying they had been together for a such long time. I wondered when they were going to get engaged. They were such a cute couple. They had that awkward we have never done this before attitude. But their photos turned great! Then fast forward to 2017. Sarah texted me asking for Wedding information and if I was available a date.....even though they weren't engaged yet. Well long story short, their wedding is this September, they are adorable and in December they came to Chicago for engagement photos. Since I live in Wisconsin now it was the perfect setting to meet up with them. I love working with couples. Looking back through these you can really see their connection and love. Bring on SEPTEMBER!