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  Sometimes I shoot weddings with other photographers.  It’s a good chance to stretch my creative muscles and not be “in charge” for once.  The person I shoot most with is my awesome associate, Melissa  .  This was one of her weddings, and we had an incredible time with these two families and at The Gasparilla […]

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A cottage on the lake in Sturgeon Bay, occupied by Liz’s parents, was the inspiration for this Door County wedding.  Liz and Andy’s wedding was casual, collected, breezy and most of all fun.  The fantastic Angie McMahon worked her styling magic with anthropoligie-inspired elements everywhere.  Chevron table runners, barnwood tables, vintage suitcases, fluffy lanterns, hand […]

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Ah…Whistling Straits.  It is beautiful anytime of year for a wedding.  But in autumn is when the magic starts to leak out of the seams there.  It’s harvest time, that last hurrah before winter.  Warm, golden light, a slowly changing landscape, a slight breeze off Lake Michigan and the waning chances to golf, just one […]

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When you first meet him, Chris is Shy.  Yes, capitol S shy.  Emily is anything but.  When mixed together, Emily’s bold nature is tempered and Chris’ quietness finds a voice.  Like peanut butter and jelly, they are a great combination.  Their wedding day was a great combination too.  Of sunshine and warmth, of color and […]

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When Jessica & Brennan looked around them, they saw water, sky, cornfields, smiling faces, precocious toddlers and surprisingly, a little modernity nestled among the vast ruralness.  Their world is peppered by subtle contrasts, and celebrating that was the ideal way to celebrate their wedding day.  It’s the little twists and turns that come at you […]

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An Iowa girl ends up in New York City to pursue a career in fashion by way of UW-Madison, and goes on a blind date with a boy from Jersey who spends his days in the NYC financial district.  In a city of millions of people, somehow their circles overlapped and two people they both […]

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He dried off his hands on the towel and winced a bit as the threads caught in the rubberband on his wrist.  A smirk took over his face.  Of course.  Today of all days, the rubberband would make itself known.  He pulled it away from his wrist a tiny bit and let it go.  >snap< […]

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He reached around her cheek, pulled back her hair and kissed her.  The wind whipped their faces again, sending her curly tendrils into their eyes, willow branches swirling around them.  The light rain dodged and weaved around the tree branches, catching him on the shoulders as he hugged her tight.  Her veil caught flight, blocking […]

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She walked the long planked walkway towards the beach.  Ahead of her walked her parents, leading her on, as they always had.  They reached the end and disappeared down the steps, her Dad looking back over his shoulder at her, a reassuring smile offered as one last gift.  She took a deep breath.  Felt the […]

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Consider this post a small preview for next week.  Jen and Shane had an incredible destination wedding right on the  beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  They rented out The Hemingway event home in Corolla with their friends and family and set up camp for a week of sun, sand, water and fun. […]

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