blog_title_decorationOLIVIA & PAUL | THE SWEDISH INSTITUTE

Olivia & Paul were married on a gorgeous summer day at the lovely American Swedish Institute!  They hosted an outdoor ceremony and an outdoor reception underneath twinkling cafe lights. It was beyond dreamy!  Olivia and Paul are just the perfect match.  They both adore each other and Paul is the ultimate gentleman- he treats Olivia like every girl dreams and deserves to be treated. Their day was full of lots of love and lots of happy tears. It was such a joy to be a small part of it!  Thank you both for trusting me to document your fairytale day!

Venue: American Swedish Institute | Day-of Coordination: Jenn Kudrle | Flowers: Linden Hills Florist | Dress: Maggie Sottero | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids /Jenny Yoo | S’Mores Bar: Campfire Desserts | DJ: Jordan Alamat | Ceremony Vocals: Josiah Lemanski | Harpist: Serena O’Mera/O’Mera Music | Rentals: Apres Party and Tent
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Images captured on the Contax 645, Canon 1V, and Holga 120N with Fuji 400H, and Kodak Tri-X film.

blog_title_decorationDEDRA & ANDY | SEPTEMBER WEDDING AT IMS

Dedra & Andy!  Where to even begin? They’ll make you laugh and smile so big!  They’re the kind of people you feel like you’ve known forever. They’re the happiest couple and their love is just infectious.  And, man, did they celebrate their love with one heck of a party. They enlisted the help of Blush and Whim to coordinate their day and make it oh-so-beautiful. And, can we talk about these florals by Tara at A Day in Provence?  The details were gorgeous (obviously), but the best part of the day was two people promising forever to each other. After they were pronounced husband and wife, they threw their hands in the air, and the look on their faces said it all!  D&A, wishing you a lifetime of happiness and joy!

VENDORS
Planner: Jennae from Blush & Whim | Florals: A Day in Provence | Hair and makeup: Julie Swenson Beauty | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Ceremony: Noerenberg Gardens | Officiant: Positively Charmed | Ceremony Music: Sweet Surrender | Reception: International Market Square | Catering: D’amico’s | Dessert Bar: Cocoa & Fig | Reception Music: DJ Chrystal | Photo Booth: The Photo Booth Group | Rentals: Linen Effects and Avant Decor
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blog_title_decoration2015 | ADVENTURES

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” – Mary Oliver

Travel is my biggest joy and favorite hobby! When I’m not traveling (and really, even when I am) I’m constantly dreaming of, and planning my next adventure. There’s something so wonderful and exciting about exploring parts unknown. I would travel full time if I could (and still shoot weddings, of course! Can we make this happen?!)

2015 brought me to some really amazing places on this planet: Door County, Wisconsin (x2, to visit our amazing friends and the best photographers ever, The McCartneys), multiple wintery visits up north, including a trip to explore the frozen ice caves of Lake Superior (which don’t freeze over every year and allow for hiking by foot), San Franscisco/Big Sur/Carmel to shoot the most lovely wedding I could’ve ever imagined, NYC (x4 for more lovely weddings), Las Vegas to celebrate a dear friend’s bachelorette party, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Chicago (x2 for even more lovely weddings), Norway to celebrate ten years of marriage with my husband (including a 4 day stopover in the Lofoten Islands north of the arctic circle- my first time experiencing midnight sun and 24 hours of daylight!), Budapest and a road/cycling trip through Hungary, Slovenia, Northern Italy, and Austria, Boston (for engagement shoots and to visit good friends), a road trip through Portugal and Spain for my 3rd annual solo birthday trip, and finally Maui to ring in New Year’s with my hubby and two of our best friends. What a year. Couple that with a year full of beautiful weddings; what more could a girl ask for?! I don’t have much planned for 2016 (yet), but that just leaves lots of room for spontaneity. Who’s up for an adventure?

{Please check out my travel blog for a more personal look!}
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All images captured on the Contax 645 and Canon 1V with Fuji 400H, Kodak Portra 400, Kodak Tri-X film; the Olympus OM-D EMKII, and the iPhone 6.