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Why a First Look is a Must-Have on Your Wedding Day: Insights from a Professional Wedding Photographer

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Wedding

As a wedding photographer, I have seen many couples choose to have a first look on their big day. Around 95% of our clients opt for this option. As someone who has been photographing weddings for over a decade, I believe a first look is a must-have on your wedding day and has become a […]

Vineyard Wedding at Whistler’s Knoll in Hortonville | Appleton Wedding Photographer

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Wedding

Audry started off her wedding day getting ready with her sisters, bridal party members, and some adorable dachshund pups. We had beautiful weather for details, bridal portraits, and bridal party photos before heading to Whistler’s Knoll in Hortonville. The ceremony started in sync with a downpour however, Audry & Roger didn’t miss a beat. Unaffected […]

Cave Point Engagement Session | Erik & Jennifer | Door County Wedding Photographer

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Engagement

Two weeks ago, we traveled to Door County for Jennifer & Erik’s Cave Point Engagement Session. After seeing Amanda and Ansel’s session on our blog, they decided Door County was the ideal setting for their session. It worked perfectly that they came into town from Minnesota to visit with Erik’s family the same weekend. You’ll […]

Doty Park Engagement in Neenah paired with a wine toast

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Engagement

Matt & Zach enjoyed an evening stroll through Doty Park while sipping wine and reminiscing Paris, during their Neenah Engagement Session.

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 […]

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? […]

Farm to Table Wedding on Green Bay’s Countryside

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You quickly come to realize within minutes of being with them that their love is one you usually only come by in movies. The glance Cam gives Brooke when she’s not looking, the way he picks her up and swings her around, in his sweeping motion of taking her off her feet to kiss her.

Cave Point Engagement Session | Amanda & Ansel | Door County Engagement Photographer

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Engagement

When Amanda contacted me, she had seen a photo of Cave Point online and although from Texas she was coming all the way to Door County, Wisconsin to work for a few months and had her heart set on having her & Ansel’s Engagement Session on the bluffs along the lakeshore over the sparkling emerald Lake Michigan waters.

Elegant Private Estate Farm to Table Wedding in Green Bay

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What started out as a ride to a party with a friend on St. Patrick’s Day 6 years ago ended up being the night Alex & Tom met thru their mutual friend Emilie. After not seeing each other for two months and later reconnecting at a friends house they clicked right away.

Our Lady of Lourdes Wedding in De Pere

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Their story started innocently enough. Erin & Casey’s sister who was a co-worker were at a mutual friends Wedding when she mentioned that Erin had to meet her brother. She rolled her eyes and laughed, but said sure anyway. The next day he texted her and they went out for drinks 3 days later. Ever since Erin say’s “He’s my best friend and partner in crime.”

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