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Hillary & Ted’s Wisconsin Wedding

Truth is I’ve been sitting on this blog for 2 days now, I’ve done this because the love I have for this day is hard for me to put into words. I have been blessed to know Hillary and Ted since middle school, I watched their love grow into what it is today and I am so thankful that I got to be the one to document their wedding day. As I pulled up to Ted’s family cabin and when I came in and saw Hillary, I got choked up — it was the day that Hillary and Ted get married and I knew it was going to be magic from start to finish. You guys, I was right, from their first look and cribbage game, to the light and words during the ceremony, to everyone ever singing beautifully on the back porch including the lovely bride and her band, Peridot to the meal being one from one of my favorite caterers, Heirloom Kitchen, to the many amazing toasts to the father daughter dance where Hillary’s Grandpa sang to Ted’s Mom Singing to Ted’s Dad playing Trumpet to Hillary’s family band making the dance party happen. I would photograph this day everyday. Hillary and Ted, you two are gems, your love is magic, your family and friends are the best and I am so grateful I know you both, thank you for having me at your wedding, in the words of Hillary,

love you more,

Audre Rae


Sarah & Drew’s Madison Wedding

People often ask me if I get sick of photographing weddings, and to be honest sometimes I feel like I am until I arrive the day of, observe the preparations and document the emotions, the building up to the ceremony, the exchanging of vows – I get to be there, to be that fly on the wall documenting everything. Sarah and Drew’s wedding was the first one of my season since I took off to get married myself and it was a dream, I was beaming all day with excitement and tears in my eyes – from the moment Sarah showed me her locket with her grandparents portraits in the frames to Michelle Grosso marrying them, it was honestly one of the best days, I get to document love, family and epic parties and watching Sarah and Drew exchange vows and celebrate their love story with their favorite people made me so happy. These two got married at Aldo Leopold Nature Center, they had people travel from near and far to witness their vows and to dance the night away.

Sarah Lang of Lovely Ember helped me document this day.


Tom & Colleen Madison Engagement

A few weeks ago I met Tom and Colleen at their home, their home that is currently wood beams and big dreams. They gave me the tour of what the home will be and we took some photographs of them in their project as well as their amazing garden. We then went to the Arboretum where Tom took Colleen on one of their first dates and despite the mosquitoes, we had a lovely time. I am so excited I got to meet these two and I look forward to photographing their wedding next May!


Lauren & Jonathon’s Maternity Session

Lauren and Jonathon have been in front of my camera a few times for I had the opportunity to document their engagement and then their wedding. These two being me joy, I love working with them and I squealed with excitement when Lauren emailed me to tell me they were expecting and wanted me to document this stage in their lives.