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Again, brushing the dust off the blog to feature one of the most beautiful weddings of my 2020 season! And while I could go on and on about how incredible their day was, I’ll be dishing up the expedited version for you all (thanks to a new little 2-week-old addition we welcomed into our family […]

creative brand photography, milwaukee brand pop up, wisconsin brand photographer

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creative brand photography, milwaukee brand pop up, wisconsin brand photographer

5 brands. 1 gorgeous location. 5 different galleries with 5 different ‘feels’. As a brand photographer, it’s always a welcomed challenge to listen in to the heart behind each brand/business I serve and create imagery to reflect just that. This July, I ventured to this light-filled Milwaukee Airbnb to meet 5 businesses and capture the […]

Trello Checklist - Using trello to organize my personal and business to-do list

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Trello Checklist - Using trello to organize my personal and business to-do list

Know that person with 1,231 tabs open at all times? That’s me. I mean that both literally and figuratively. And keeping it all straight? I’ve tried it all. From sticky notes, to paper lists, phone checklists, a physical planner – and a combination of the above. You name it – I’ve tried it. All in […]

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Dreamy. A word I openly overuse when describing wedding days – but I’m over here struggling to find any word that can describe Val + Tanner’s day except DREAMY.  Truly – the venue (The Enchanted Barn is forever one of my favorite venues – I married there myself!), the couple, the details were all incredible. But […]

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Lauryn of Miss Lauryn Marie is an incredibly talented makeup artist/licensed cosmetologist serving clients throughout Wisconsin. She is passionate about building her wedding-based services – a niche she is most excited about! Lauryn and I crafted a session to highlight the elements of her business and personality that are most important to her. She believes […]

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We did it. We successfully navigated our first ‘real’ vacation as a family of three – toddler in tow. I’m talking packing 38 airplane snacks, trips to the beach, pre-lunch ice cream runs, bags of crumbled seashell treasures – the real deal. It took a lot more planning, a little more navigating around nap times, but the […]

outdoor, midwest venue guide for wisconsin, minnesota, iowa, michigan, wedding planning, bride, eckers apple farm, apple orchard, wedding, intimate, unique

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outdoor, midwest venue guide for wisconsin, minnesota, iowa, michigan, wedding planning, bride, eckers apple farm, apple orchard, wedding, intimate, unique

This one’s for the bride-to-be(s) out there. But not all brides. This one is for the brides who are searching for their dream wedding venue – one that’s flooded with natural light, has an intimate feel to it, and feels unique in one way or another. I rounded up a list of Midwest (focusing on Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota […]

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A change of scenery can be so good for the soul. So when Val messaged me about shooting their engagement at Devil’s Lake State Park I signed right on up. This session was filled with all of the things that makes my photographer heart happy – rocky rugged overlooks, tall pines, a shoreline or two, […]

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Creative. That’s what we’ve gotten in this stage of our lives. Busy jobs, home renovations, and a busy little one make week-long tropical getaways nearrrly impossible. We’ve mastered the art of crafting 3-hour mini dates and they’ve become my. favorite. thing. And the best part is that we’ve honestly learned to appreciate these minutes together […]

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It’s no secret that Lake Superior has a special place in this heart of mine. It’s vastness reminds me so much of the ocean – but it feels so rugged and raw in comparison. A place where you can walk the crashing shoreline and enjoy the warmth of a crackling campfire as the sun slips […]

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This wedding was the most perfect way to wrap up my 2019 season – or any season for that matter. Emily + Dustin married at Sugarland Barn in Arena, Wisconsin on a crisp October afternoon. The kind of afternoon that warranted guests mingling over hot apple cider + cozy blankets pre-ceremony. The kind of wedding […]

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Classic. Timeless. Joyful. The three words I use to describe Samantha + Andrew’s waterfront wedding at The Waters. Their day was radiant and full of love from the first minute to the last. Every detail was intentional and all of the pieces fell together seamlessly – including the warm sunshine and cool breeze off the […]

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imagine this...

it's just you and your fiance.

You're nestled up by a fire at your family cabin, lakeside, with only the stars to accompany your sweet conversation over hot cocoa and Blue Moon.

you begin dreaming up your perfect wedding day.

Family, friends, and twinkle lights. Windblown hair. Hiking boots for adventurous photography. Cozy moments for just the two of you.
A dirty hem from dancing and making memories...
and smiles you just can't wipe off your faces.

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