Wedding photography in Door County, Wisconsin, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago area, Minneapolis and surrounding areas.
The images in this gallery are some of my favorites over the last few years. They include honest emotions, fun reactions, subtle beauty, and dramatic scenes. Each is a little different, and each has a story. I remember each and every couple, and admire all of them so much.
Being a wedding photographer has allowed me to step into people's lives and capture some of the most amazing moments of their lives. It's an awesome responsibility. One I take very seriously.
To develop my style and approach, I worked with and learned from some of the best wedding photographers in the industry, from New York to LA and Midwest Cities of Milwaukee and Chicago.
And, I bring to the table 15 years of photojournalism experience. In fact, I'm still called upon to shoot sporting events and feature stories. And, I "moonlight" as editor of Door County Magazine, and am the chief photographer. I get to keep my hand in the photojournalism world, which allows me to keep that creative muscle exercised.
And what that means, for you, is I am always thinking about the best way to document your day. I research and learn new things every year.
I've been accepted as a member into Fearless Photographers and Professional Photographers Association (PPA.)
I'm a past member, and an award-winner of Wisconsin Press Photographers Association (WPPA) I've also been recognized with awards from Wisconsin Newspaper Association, National Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Press Women and I once received the second-highest national award from the National Federation of Press Women--a great honor that recognized my photography and writing.
I'm looking forward to capturing your wedding, and I look forward to the stories of your day and being able to put my favorite image up on this gallery.
After a high-spirited wedding and reception, the bride and groom agreed to leave the dancing for a few minutes and head outside for a night portrait with Sturgeon Bay's steel bridge in the background. The wedding was held in Egg Harbor, and then the bus took the couple and their wedding party to Potawatomi State Park for a photo session with autumn colors, including a climb up the historic park tower overlooking Sherwood Point. There were also some great locations along the park's roads where the light fell just right on the couple and the trees to get some dramatic images. We were so lucky to have such a balmy, sunny day for fall! After the photo trip, we headed to Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay, right on the waterfront. It's the perfect spot for photos during the day. But at night? It's spectacular! I knew this was going to be a special wedding when we did our engagement session together the previous spring. We hit up Crossroads at Big Creek and the Canal Station at the lake, and every photo we took was even more spectacular than the one before. They were fun and funny--I couldn't wait for this day.
Location: 107 N. 1st Ave, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.1/20; f/4.5; ISO 1600; 70.0 mm.