Jen and Cole | Libertyville Wedding

Brrrr….. It’s a winter wonderland outside… well, maybe a little cold for the “wonderland” part. Jen and Cole were hoping for a winter wonderland with their wedding last month. They got a light dusting of snow the night before and temperatures that were quite comfortable compared to what we have right now. I think we got pretty lucky. This was my first time at Adler Cultural Center in Libertyville and it was amazing! Especially if there is bad weather. The sunroom is so pretty for photos.

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The maid of honor

The maid of honor

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Kelley and Roger | Lake Geneva Wedding

I seriously love this couple. They created the most amazing images... why? Because they weren't even worrying about me. They were completely in the moment, having the best day of their lives. That's the key to amazing photos my friends. Have a couple of drinks if you're tense. Loosen up! Have fun! It's your wedding! =) The rain was set to arrive by 2pm that day and we cranked out those photos just in time. Location: Geneva National Dress: Houghton "Cheyne" Flowers: Gia Bella Flowers

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When Grandma insists on helping you with your shoes. 

When Grandma insists on helping you with your shoes. 

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seesters....

seesters....

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Best. Photo. Ever. hahahahaha

Best. Photo. Ever. hahahahaha

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Chelsea and Tony | Elkhart Lake Wedding

Finally getting caught up on blogging and what better way to kick it off than with Chelsea and Tony. Such a gorgeous wedding in Elkhart Lake, WI. We had their first look on the dock outside Chelsea's parent home and then walked around the downtown area for group shots. The reception was so beautiful! Siebken's Resort was such a great location where cocktails and the dancing portion were held in their tavern and the dinner in their amazing dining area. Check out all of the amazing details! 

Rachel and Ryan | Lake Geneva Engagement

I've known Rachel for a while now through riding horses so I was thrilled when she asked me to photographer her engagement and wedding! I really didn't think this session would happen. The radar looked pretty bad with storms rolling in. Even on the way there, just 5 min outside downtown Lake Geneva it was raining so hard I could barely see out the window. When I arrived at the lake front where we were meeting, a pocket of sunshine opened up! We had a good hour of shooting time and then went to grab some dinner. Our pocket of sunshine closed up and the storm continued. <3 <3 So perfect.

A little vintage edit to finish...

A little vintage edit to finish...

Squirrel + Turtle. Emmy and Sean | WI Rapids Wedding

Wow! Such a cool wedding! A wedding celebration that screamed Emmy and Sean. It took place at YMCA Camp Alexander in WI Rapids. A woodland theme... and everything about this wedding had a person touch from a friend or family member or a story behind it. SO many details and such great styling! I had to stop myself from editing anymore or the whole wedding would be done before I know it! Table settings were designed by Sean's mom and sister. Sean's mom spent her time collecting the crystal glasses and growing all of the succulents. The bouquets and boutonnieres came from the local farmers market. Benches for the ceremony were carved by the family. The save the date was even hand drawn by their 91 year old grandmother. So much love and care went into creating this wedding. LOVE it. 

Randy and Jessica | Milwaukee Wedding

What an amazing wedding! And so colorful! Jessica designed all of the floral arrangements herself, and check out her dress! Ladies... it's your wedding. It can be anything you want it to be and Jessica is the perfect example of this. The ceremony and reception were at Turner Hall in Milwaukee WI. Photos were taken inside Turner Hall and just outside.

Love this show Rio got of the first look.

Love this show Rio got of the first look.

How we managed to squeeze this many people into one shot inside an elevator... I'll never know.

How we managed to squeeze this many people into one shot inside an elevator... I'll never know.