Mallory Eileen | Wisconsin Newborn Photographer

Over the last few years I’ve gotten to know Amanda, a super stylish wedding planner and small business owner who is rockin’ it every day. She’s a go to for brides and their families, but she’s also a go to for her husband, their puppies and their friends, and now she’s the most important person in the life of a tiny human named Mallory Eileen. Amanda and her husband never did an engagement session before their wedding and she’s usually putting other people in touch with photographers instead of engaging one for her own photos. So I was thrilled to photograph the two of them when Mallory was in her tummy and then again mid-March for Mallory’s newborn session. I loved sneaking a peak into Amanda’s stylish home life where grays and whites now flow softly into a pale pink and floral room for Mallory. Where marble and metal soften into a plush rocker and where lives a drawerful of the most lovely swaddles ever made, so to relaxes their dog Payton. Where soft light sweeps in from tall windows, Mallory’s room is perfectly outfitted for hours of reading and snuggling and of course, for sleeping. Their home is fuller now, like their hearts and their days; they are getting to know Mallory and marveling over all her particulars – how she smiles in her sleep, how soft and abundant her hair is, how much she changes everyday.

Best of 2015 | Wisconsin & Destination Wedding Photographer

2015 was another amazing year for all of us at Heather Cook Elliott Photography. So much loveliness graced the world in front of our cameras and to put it simply, we feel honored to have been a part of so many joyful celebrations of family. As I write year after year our annual Best of Contest aims to give back just a bit to our incredible clients whose good taste in venues, florals, bridal wear and yes, photographers, means that we get to spend our weekends doing what we love: being photographic artists in love with commitment, family, and perhaps most of all being in love. And now the Contest! The rules are simple:

1. Vote in the comments section below.  PLEASE COMMENT USING THE COUPLE’S #. The couple’s number and title appear BELOW each image

***1 vote per I.P. address; votes from duplicate I.P. addresses will be screened out and do not count.***

2. Please LIKE us on Facebook by clicking here and check back often to see which couples are leading and who ultimately wins.

3. Voting closes at Midnight on Wednesday 3/9. The top THREE vote getters will receive a gallery wrapped canvas!

Congrats to our winners

Claire & Joe at The Pfister Hotel, Vicki & Kevin at the Milwaukee Art Museum and Erica & Joe a The Historic Pritzlaff!

Thank you to our couples and their families for a wonderful year – we are so lucky to have you in our lives. And from me to my team – thank you for making our work passionate, fun, beautiful, authentic and totally worth it. And now 2015 in pictures:

#1 Jillian and Jerry’s Winter Wedding at the Milwaukee Art Museum


#2 Stephanie & Matt’s Winter Wedding at The Historic Pritzlaff


#3 Brooke & Steve’s Kauai Wedding at Allerton Gardens (featured on Style Me Pretty!)

#4 Meli & Adam’s Puerto Vallarta Destination Wedding


#5 Jessica & Ross’ Spring Wedding at Shully’s Watermark


#6 Erica & Mike’s Spring Wedding at South Shore Pavilion


#7 Annette & David’s Turner Ballroom Wedding (featured in the current issue of Wisconsin Bride!)


#8 Vicki & Kevin’s Milwaukee Art Museum Wedding


#9 Becky & Matt’s Lake Geneva Wedding at The Riviera Ballroom

#10 Lauren & Michael’s Lake Geneva Wedding at The Grand Geneva


#11 Sarah & Matt’s Wisconsin Woman’s Club Wedding


#12 Emily & Ryan’s Summer Wedding at the Milwaukee Art Museum


#13 Jessica & Stephen’s Wade House Wedding


#14 Michelle & Jon’s Whistling Straits Wedding


#15 Jennie & Chris’ Villa Terrace Wedding (featured on Premier Bride!)


#16 Meg & Garrett’s Pier Wisconsin Tent and Pilot House Wedding


#17 Janae & Zach’s Heidel House Wedding


#18 Sarah & Dan’s Villa Terrace & Milwaukee Athletic Club Wedding


#19 Michaela & Drew’s Marquette University and Marriott Milwaukee Wedding


#20 Julie & Nate’s Backyard Wedding on Lake Michigan


#21 Kristin & Joel’s Pier Wisconsin Pilot House Wedding


#22 Erica & Joe’s Historic Pritzlaff Wedding


#23 Katie & James’ Wisconsin Club Wedding


#24 Jessie & Austin’s Lake Geneva Wedding at The Abbey and The Riviera Ballroom (featured on Style Me Pretty!)

#25 Dana & Chris’ Courthouse Wedding and Celebration at Bavette


#26 Carla & Danny’s Pilot House at Pier Wisconsin Wedding


#27 Natalia & Michael’s Pier Wisconsin Tent Wedding


#28 Callie & John’s Lake Geneva Wedding at Bigfoot Country Club


#29 Samantha & Troy’s Wedding at The Historic Pritzlaff


#30 Michelle & Colin’s American Club Wedding


#31 Claire & Joe’s Fall Wedding at The Pfister Hotel


#32 Kelly & Nick’s Greek Orthodox Wedding Celebration at Western Lakes Country Club (featured in Veil Magazine!)


#33 Blanca & Joe’s November Wedding at The Villa Filomena (featured on Style Me Pretty!)


#34 Laura & Brett’s Fall Wedding at The Pfister Hotel


#35 Morgan & Tim’s New Year’s Eve Wedding at Cuvee


There is so much love and laughter in this contest I can’t stop smiling. Cheers to 2015 and another year of beautiful photography for couple’s in love! ~ Heather

Lindsay & Sam | Snowy Winter Engagement Photography in Wisconsin

Lindsay and Sam are, in a word, Adorable. The kind of adorable that makes you want to pull up a chair and join in the game they are inevitably playing, that makes you want to go out for beers, or for a hike, or just hang out with them and talk. They are easy to smile and open about their love of Star Wars (Sam) and Harry Potter (Lindsay), games like Ticket to Ride (thank you Sam’s family) and gin rummy, life in Chicago and getaways up north to enjoy a slower pace of life (both of them.) So for their engagement session it was our pleasure to capture them in their reality where a snowy hike pairs well with reading and board gaming, card playing and Spotted Cow. I love how these images are not filled with props, but rather with laughter and their personalities, their favorites books and games and well-worn boots, their love and happiness the centerpiece of it all.