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Hope Glen Farm Wedding in Cottage Grove | Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

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Wedding

The day started with a cool breeze whisking across the countryside. It was a glorious beginning to Jennifer & Erik’s Hope Glen Farm Wedding. Just outside Minneapolis, Hope Glen Farm is an all-in-one incredible venue in Cottage Grove. Where guests were treated to a champagne pour as they made their way to the ceremony site. […]

Wine Themed Wedding at The Paine Art Center & Gardens

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Matt & Zach Oshkosh, Wisconsin Matt & Zach started their marriage on a beautiful autumn day in October with a wine themed wedding at The Paine Art Center & Gardens. The day started with the full wedding party getting ready at Zach’s Grandmother’s home in Kaukauna. Dar has an elegant home filled with class along […]

Romantic De Pere Engagement complete with pup

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Engagement

Chris & Brittyni De Pere, Wisconsin Chris & Brittyni wanted a natural setting for their romantic De Pere engagement complete with pup & picnic. I believe the lake and preserve like features on the outskirts of town highlighted this sweet couple. It really brought on a sense of intimacy that only nature can provide. When […]

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

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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.

9 Ways to get elegant wedding detail photos

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For Brides

Have you ever seen those gorgeous wedding flat lays on Pinterest? Wonder how to get your hands on those personalized velvet ring boxes? Or thought about what items you need to bring on your wedding day? How does your photographer turn your details into one of those beautiful images for you to have for yourself? […]

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.

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