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Kate and Mike had their wedding day at The Octagon Barn, located in the countryside of Spring Green, Wisconsin. This wedding venue is stunning and the history of this barn is even more spectacular. For couples wanting their wedding day to be outside, a barn wedding may be their perfect solution. Barn weddings are becoming […]

The Fall months are a popular time in Wisconsin for engagement sessions! The weather is a little cooler and the leaves are changing – it makes for beautiful photos. One question I get often enough is couples wanting fall engagement photo ideas. Whether that be your outfit, the location of your photos, or the style […]

So you’re considering an elopement instead of a large, full wedding?! Eloping may just be the growing trend right now and I’m here for it! Today I’m giving you a few Minnesota elopement ideas to truly make your day a dream come true! As an elopement photographer, I’ve captured many couples who choose to elope. The […]

engagement photo shoot in the Texas desert hills in background

When it comes to engagement photo shoot sessions, there are so many locations to choose from! Especially in Texas, where desert and Spanish moss collide. A magical spot for your engagement photos! Ideally, a good time to consider having your engagement photos taken is before save-the-dates are sent out and after you have your vendors booked. Engagement […]

eloping vs wedding couple in an open field at winter

Trying to decide between eloping vs wedding? Here are some things to consider when making your decision. Elopements and weddings tend to vary drastically in terms of the settings. An elopement is a small, intimate, and meaningful setting to exchange vows. Typically, it includes only the bride and groom, but some couples may choose to […]

Looking for the ultimate location for desert engagement photos? Are you leaning more towards casual engagement photos? Even if you’re looking for California or Arizona elopement inspiration, you’ll find so much of that vibe here! If this is you, I’m so excited to share Amanda and Kyle’s engagement session with you! Heading to Palm Springs […]

Are you from Midwest? If you’re not, you may wonder why some would consider eloping in Wisconsin. Rather than tell you all the reasons why us midwesterners love and choose to stay in Wisconsin, I would rather show you this beautiful state through my camera’s lens. And why you may reconsider an elopement destination in […]

bride and groom during sunset photos kissing

Are you planning a wedding during the pandemic? Whether you’re planning your wedding at your dream venue or an intimate backyard wedding at home, there are many moving parts throughout this time. The Rear’s decided on a romantic and small backyard wedding after having three different rescheduled plans. Third time is indeed the charm and […]

black and white photo of bride and groom kissing with neon Til Death sign in the background

We take weddings scary serious around here. If you’re looking for Halloween wedding ideas, this one will give you tons of inspiration for planning your own Halloween wedding. A Halloween-themed wedding has been one that I’ve wanted to photograph for years. The decorations, the color palette, the details – they scream tasteful, unique, and spook-tacular. […]

groom kissing brides cheek on top of wedding venue of historic building

With endless options to choose from, some of the most beautiful wedding venues are those that were once none other than old buildings! I mean, have you seen Millwork Ballroom & Event Center in Dubuque, IA yet? Because you’re about to – Splinter wedding style! I absolutely loved the city vibe of this historical, yet […]