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Maddie & Bret

A few weeks ago we had our first warm & sunny winter day -- warmth, oh how I love that in Wisconsin warm in the winter is when it's over 35 degrees, but after a week of below zero, it really does feel like a heat wave. I spent this Wisconsin heat wave getting to know Maddie & Bret in their beautiful home and walking around Tenney Park and catching the sunset on the lake; a perfect afternoon. These lovely two will be getting married in August here in Madison and I am excited I get to be apart of that celebration.

 

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Mads & Za's backyard wedding

Mads and Za contacted me just a few months ago about their small, no fuss backyard wedding that took place on August 9th in Oshkosh, WI. Mads and Za have only lived in Oshkosh for about a year, they moved from Boston when Za got a job teaching at UWO and within that year these two have built such a lovely community. Their neighbors helped cook food and decorate, people traveled from Norway, Boston and many other places -- it was the perfect small gathering of close friends and family to celebrate Mads and Za.2014-08-24_00142014-08-24_00152014-08-24_00162014-08-24_00172014-08-24_00182014-08-24_00192014-08-24_00202014-08-24_00212014-08-24_00222014-08-24_00232014-08-24_00242014-08-24_00252014-08-24_00262014-08-24_00272014-08-24_00282014-08-24_00292014-08-24_00302014-08-24_00312014-08-24_00322014-08-24_00332014-08-24_00342014-08-24_00352014-08-24_00362014-08-24_00372014-08-24_00382014-08-24_00392014-08-24_00402014-08-24_00412014-08-24_00422014-08-24_00432014-08-24_00442014-08-24_00452014-08-24_00462014-08-24_00472014-08-24_00482014-08-24_00492014-08-24_00502014-08-24_00512014-08-24_00522014-08-24_00532014-08-24_00542014-08-24_00552014-08-24_00562014-08-24_00572014-08-24_00582014-08-24_00592014-08-24_00602014-08-24_00612014-08-24_00622014-08-24_00632014-08-24_00642014-08-24_00652014-08-24_00662014-08-24_00672014-08-24_00682014-08-24_00692014-08-24_00702014-08-24_00712014-08-24_00722014-08-24_00732014-08-24_00742014-08-24_00752014-08-24_00762014-08-24_00772014-08-24_00782014-08-24_00792014-08-24_00802014-08-24_00812014-08-24_00822014-08-24_00832014-08-24_00842014-08-24_00852014-08-24_00862014-08-24_00872014-08-24_0088

Joleen & Brendan

I first met Joleen & Brendan back in January to discuss the wedding and take their engagement photographs, it was the week before they moved to Washington D.C and it was about -10 degrees outside, so getting a chance to take their photograph on July 5th, a perfect summer day was wonderful. I arrived to the room with Joleen sitting in her beautiful flower crown with her brother and friend Joanna and everyone was so calm, I knew it was going to be a good day. Joleen & Brendan had a small guest list, a beautiful outdoor ceremony and the best party bus I have seen in all my years of wedding photography. They had lawn games, an amazing meal by Upstairs Downstairs  followed by an epic dance party.  

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Chris & Adria's Garden Wedding

On June 14th I got the chance to spend the day with Adria & Chris along with Adria's daughter, their family and friends at Olbrich Gardens and it was truly a wonderful celebration filled with sunshine, good food and lovely music. I have been able to get to know these two a little bit since they decided to book me for their wedding, we had a pretty awesome engagement session in their home & letterpress studio and Adria has done some pretty amazing graphic design work for me --we've been able to connect on many things and I really enjoy these two, their story and I had such a lovely time documenting their wedding day. adriachris_blogfinal000adriachris_blogfinal001adriachris_blogfinal002adriachris_blogfinal003adriachris_blogfinal004adriachris_blogfinal005adriachris_blogfinal006adriachris_blogfinal007adriachris_blogfinal008adriachris_blogfinal009adriachris_blogfinal010adriachris_blogfinal011adriachris_blogfinal012adriachris_blogfinal013adriachris_blogfinal014adriachris_blogfinal015adriachris_blogfinal016adriachris_blogfinal017adriachris_blogfinal018adriachris_blogfinal019adriachris_blogfinal020adriachris_blogfinal021adriachris_blogfinal022adriachris_blogfinal023adriachris_blogfinal024adriachris_blogfinal025adriachris_blogfinal026adriachris_blogfinal027adriachris_blogfinal028adriachris_blogfinal029adriachris_blogfinal030adriachris_blogfinal031adriachris_blogfinal032adriachris_blogfinal033adriachris_blogfinal034adriachris_blogfinal036adriachris_blogfinal037adriachris_blogfinal038adriachris_blogfinal039adriachris_blogfinal040adriachris_blogfinal041adriachris_blogfinal042adriachris_blogfinal043adriachris_blogfinal044adriachris_blogfinal045adriachris_blogfinal046adriachris_blogfinal047adriachris_blogfinal048adriachris_blogfinal049adriachris_blogfinal050adriachris_blogfinal051adriachris_blogfinal052adriachris_blogfinal053adriachris_blogfinal054adriachris_blogfinal055

Tucci Crew

A few weeks ago I got together with my friends Jessica and Joseph to meet their daughter Dee Dee and catch up. I've Known Jessica and Joseph since the first week I moved to Madison, they both lived in my neighborhood and we would spend many late nights on the porch listening to records that would end in a dance party. I remember when Joey proposed, I remember their lovely wedding day and now, years later they have a little girl that I get spend time with and document her life .

Instagram Life

I decided I should follow the photographer blog trend a dedicate a post to my favorite Instagram images. I am so grateful for my life, I love the people I spend my days with and I love the work that I do. Instagram allows me to quickly document my day to day, something that I find is very important - I love being able to follow my friends all over this world to stay in touch with them visually - here is a collection of my beautiful life through the filters of instagram:

A Tea Party

Friday I put on my polkadots, red lips and went over to the Gagnon's magical home for a tea party. We decided to do a shoot where we (the adults) had no influence, Nora had her cousin Nan over and they picked out their outfits and we allowed them to decide what to do and I documented the afternoon. Children are so comfortable in front of the camera, so I feel there is no need to pose them - just let them be kids and I'll document them.