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We are hopeless romantics & lake lovers who find great joy in creating and documenting connection and beauty wherever we go.

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Modern Family Farm Wedding in Denmark | Andrea & Phillip | Green Bay Wedding Photographer

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Wedding

Andrea + Phillip Denmark, Wisconsin Andrea and Phillip’s Denmark Modern Family Farm Wedding started with a few tears from Dad at the emotional first look between Father and Daughter and toasting with their bridal party to get the party started. It’s the Midwest after all. Their was a traditional Catholic Mass at St. Isidore the […]

Door County's Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse. The beginning of our weekend getaway.

Summer in Door County & friends from St. Louis came to visit

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As the evening grew nearer, we headed to the Wave Pointe Marina & Resort to share a sunset sail with our friends aboard Captain Bill Wons sailboat. We enjoyed sipping Island Orchard Cider’s best selection, Pear.

Planning a Wedding Weekend vs a Traditional Wedding

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For Brides

Are you feeling like there’s another way to celebrate your wedding day? You like a lot of traditions from typical wedding, however you long for a more intimate experience. Maybe you’re not quite wanting to elope though. Because you want to involve the most special people in your lives and want to create an experience […]

Sturgeon Bay Engagement Session | Andrea & Phillip | Door County Engagement Photographer

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“I will never forget our fifth date, when we met each other’s parents and Phillip took me to his family dairy farm for the first time. He showed me all around the farm and let me fulfill my dream of hand milking a cow! “Still convinced she just kept going on dates with me to get closer to the cows lol,” says Phillip.

15 Engagement Session Locations in Door County | Door County Wedding Photographer

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Door County Engagement Session locations are the absolute dreamiest. We are lucky enough to live in one of the most attractive locations in all of the county. How many places in the US can you find beaches, emerald waters, fantastical shallow bluffs, pine trees forests, sand dunes, meadows, cherry orchards, and historic fishing towns? As […]

Cutting down our Christmas Tree at Aissen Tree Farm in Kewaunee

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Every year, since before I was born my parents have taken me to the tree farm. Since we have continued this tradition with our own little family we have fallen in love with the Wisconsin pine & fir trees. This year we decided to try a new farm, one on the way to my Dad’s house that we have been eyeing all year.

We built Cole his own cabin

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We have been wanting to build a playground since we’ve moved in three years ago and this summer we finally did just that. Eight random days, my Dad and I took to building Cole’s Cabin one math problem at a time. Since I can’t commit to actual designs, I like to have a concept in mind and then eye ball it, somehow I’m always more accurate than actual math, lolol.

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