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“Let’s just do the whole wedding day right here.  Really.  The ceremony, the first dance – everything can happen in this corner.”   That’s what I said to my videographer friend Amy as we photographed Taylor getting ready.  It was luminous, and gorgeous, and just….everything.  It was a fortunate pocket of light in a beautiful […]

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I had the pleasure of shooting in the new lower level event space at The Madison Club….and I might be just a little bit in love with it.  Okay, a lot.  With the full atrium style ceiling, the light is absolutely incredible.  There’s nothing like it in Madison!  The Madison Club has long been a favorite […]

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In general, my plan at a ceremony is to be as ninja-like as possible.  I don’t want your guests wondering what I’m up to, or watching me flit all over the place.  I try to move at inconspicuous moments, plan out my path, and not detract from the main show; you. But once in a while […]

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You’ll often hear me say “it’s his day to!” in a meeting.  So much swirls around the Bride – her look, her secretness, what she wants in colors or flowers, or whatever.  But a marriage is two people, and so is a wedding day.  So, I never like to leave a Groom ignored. I usually […]

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One of the best and most challenging features of a wedding at the Villa Terrace in Milwaukee is that it is an ever-changing art museum as well.  So on any given Saturday, we will have sculptures, paintings, installations, videos, or display cases that are either “in our way” or “available to play with”.  I’m firmly […]

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When I asked Carrie & Ron why they had chosen their wedding date and location, the answer was simple.  It was available, and it fit the window they had in their schedule.  They were realistic about their plans in a beautiful way.  Getting married wasn’t as much of a priority as living life together was.  […]

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It’s no secret that we love a good Spring wedding around here.  After all, I was a Spring Bride myself, so I might be a bit partial. Spring in the Midwest is a fickle thing – raining, muddy, summer-like, and even sometimes – a little snow.  It can surely be a gamble, but it usually […]

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Some wedding days are as near perfect as they get.  They always take me by surprise – and still never cease to amaze me.  Kristen & Kyle had one of those perfect wedding days at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.  Let’s start with the gorgeous weather and light.  Because really, that brought all the magic.  I’ve rarely […]

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The deep and lush greens of summer last only for a month in Wisconsin, maybe two.  Casey and Jake put an exclamation point right in the middle of that season – with a colorful wedding at The Watermark packed with little punches.  The lightness of sorbet inspired oranges, yellows and corals played beautifully against the casual […]

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Door County in late fall has a unique sort of mystique.  The tourists have long left, the air is crisp with an icy edge.  The roads are quiet and you get a general sense that everyone is building their nest for the long hibernation ahead.  It’s a time of transition, where you can get a peek at the […]

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