Alysha & Brenton | Lake Park Engagement Photography with Champagne!

I am not really the kind of photographer that gets into styled shoots with elaborate fictional props. That said, I am a sucker for picnic and a bottle of champagne on a sunny afternoon, both enjoyed just because. Just because its great to be alive, to be warm, to be in Milwaukee, to be in love. For Alysha & Brenton these things aren’t really props either. Avid food bloggers and photographers, they belong to a champagne club and love vintage finds and afternoons spent at Lake Park. Armed with that knowledge I encouraged them to make it all come together for their engagement session. And it did! I love the light, the laughter, the feeling of these images and I can’t wait to capture their smiles again next summer at their Villa Terrace wedding.

Lindsey & Tim | SURG Third Ward Wedding Photographer

For us every wedding is a joy to be a part of. I mean it – we have lovely couples and the wedding days they design and invite us to witness and capture for them are, without exception, beautiful, joyful and full of happiness. But every once in awhile a wedding comes along that is also easy. I don’t mean that we aren’t working to get the shots and to capture the love. I mean that everything simply clicks into place – a relaxed groom, a smiling bride, sunshine and a gorgeous sunset, a fabulously unique wedding dress (a two piece!), DIY details that made the reception feel personal and intimate, adorable flower girls, and families excited to be in laws. All of this describes Lindsey and Tim’s Third Ward wedding perfectly. In fact, the only thing missing on their day was their fur baby Toby who was likely relaxing in a pampered state nearby, mostly oblivious to the fact that he was, indeed, missed. Emily was there for Lindsey and Tim and the joy she felt in photographing their wedding day as they dined and danced by the river is obvious. After all, Lindsey and Tim set the tone for the day and that tone was easy, breezy and all together in love.

The Details ~

Church: St. Matthew’s Ev. Lutheran Church
Transportation: Adonis Limo
Bridal Gown Salon: Bliss Bridal
Bridesmaids: Donna Morgan
Groom & Groomsmen: Squire Fine Men’s Apparel

Liz & Matt | Pier Wisconsin Wedding Photographer at the Pilot House

Liz and Matt met at a baseball game, a playful and competitive and all together fun start to a relationship that has turned out to be all of those things. They are best friends and rivals, partners and competitors, each unafraid to be themselves around the other, each totally at home as long as they are together. Their wedding was a wonderful celebration of those qualities and particularly memorable for me because I was awestruck by what dedicated and supportive families these two both bring to their journey together. Their moms and dads are simply lovely people and are collectively some of the happiest in laws I’ve ever met. And most importantly, Liz and Matt can look to their parents for the template on married life. They know what love looks and feels like and they are thrilled to get to practice a joyful life together with their soulmate. Cheers to the new Mr and Mrs!

The Details~

Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo from Christys Bon Bon Belle
Menswear: Michael Kors Harley’s for Men 
Flowers: Dahlia Blooms
DJ and Lighting: Sound by Design
Invitations, etc.: Paper Envy
Hair: Krystal at Scottfree Salon
Makeup: Tayla LaMacchia