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Trying to describe Courtney & Ben‘s wedding day is like peeling back the layers of an onion.  The details and moments are so numerous, you keep peeling, one by one, only to find the next one sweeter than the last.  A stunningly simple ceremony under the “wings” at the Milwaukee Art Museum, jovial cocktails on […]

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Admittedly, when it comes to wedding toasts, I’ve seen and heard just about everything.  In my book, nothing beats a classic heartfelt message with a dash of funny and a touch of choked-up.  And, it should always end with people raising and clinking glasses. A good amount of the time, much of your toasts gets […]

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Some wedding days are a perfect storm of every element that makes a wedding great.  I’ve blogged about them before.  After experiencing such a perfect storm at Emily & Dave’s wedding, I’ve concluded that there is something about the couples that choose the combination of a ceremony at Villa Terrace and a reception at Lake […]

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A small, backyard farm wedding was just what this metropolitan, big-city dwelling Chicago couple wanted.  Bring on the corn, the farm fields, the open spaces, the bonfires, the corvettes, the s’mores.  Oh yes, S’mores!  This was a wedding that highlighted everything that makes Abby & Greg’s hearts light, with just the right amount of style […]

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I love a first look.  It’s one thing I would do differently about my own wedding day if I could.  Over the years, I’ve photographed those first glimpses in a number of different ways.  The first look is always specific to the couple in the form it takes.  Some do it alone, some with onlookers […]

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He ducked a bit so he could peek under the large awning of the tent.  A verdant green hill stretched in front of the tent, leading up to the tasting room of the winery.  Down by the creekside, he shivered a bit in the cool rainy breeze.  Just as he was about to stand up […]

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I pull images from blogs, magazines, articles, websites – whatever – all of the time.  They live in a little cluster on my computer.  For what, I’m not 100% sure.  I mean, I’ve already had my wedding, and though my couples often ask for help with things, I don’t get to design theirs.  I think […]

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Katie and Nolan had a truly sophisticated wedding day.  Everything about their plans and choices exuded elegance.  A lovely Catholic ceremony at Christ King in Wauwatosa, and a drop-dead gorgeous wedding reception at The Pfister Hotel.  I have to hand it to Katie and her Mom – they had a firm hold on their vision […]

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It is always an honor to be chosen by another photographer to capture their wedding day.  Jen and Brett were no exception.  They are easily one of the coolest couples I’ve ever met, and I’m hoping just a little bit of their style and attitude rubbed off on me.  Okay, I’m hoping a lot of […]

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Where to even start with Liz & Tom’s wedding?  This is the kind of wedding that I as a wedding photographer dream about.  A great (GREAT) couple, visible love from all sides, friends and family you love so much they must be straight out of a movie, amazing light, even more beautiful venues, a perfect […]

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