Madison Club Wedding – Emma and Al

Celebrations matter. Celebrations matter because we bring our communities, our families, our people together so rarely. A wedding day isn’t the day that two people decide to spend their lives together – that is an ongoing process, started before the wedding, lasting throughout their marriage. A wedding day is simply the day that we choose…

Madison Club wedding between two scientists – Erica and Erik

If what they say is “Nothing is forever” Then what makes, then what makes, then what makes Then what makes, what makes, what makes Love the exception? -Outkast (Hey Ya) One major problem with shooting weddings all year round is that I end up fairly busy all year round. It is lovely to have a…

Betsy and Nic and Madison’s capitol from the Edgewater hotel

I don’t know that there is anything more I can say than this image already says – Betsy and Nic and Madison’s capitol from the Edgewater hotel, after a full day of wedding and celebrating and laughing. Also, no rain.

Madison Wedding at Memorial Union Great Hall – Kris and Michael

Thoughts on a Madison Wedding, finding inspiration, and civic architecture’s role on marriage. But how is a taste in this beautiful art to be formed in our countrymen, unless we avail ourselves of every occasion when public buildings are to be erected, of presenting to them models for their study & imitation? – Thomas Jefferson…

Wisconsin Wedding on the Prairie – Mindy and Peter

Everyone brings layers of meaning to every gathering they attend; their personal history, their hopes and goals, their experience, their relationships. Can we ever truly share an experience together? Perhaps we are always experiencing facets of the same event, even as we attend it together. After hundreds of weddings, I am even more enamored by the newness,…

Memorial Union Tripp Commons Wedding – Amy + Trevor

I don’t always meet couples before their wedding – often they are planning from afar or we just don’t get the chance to do more than phone. I met Amy + Trevor in person at their Tripp Commons wedding in Madison, and I was immediately struck by what strong and driven individuals they are. It…

Madison Club Wisconsin destination wedding

It can be easy to get caught up in the details and locations of weddings – the pretty things that have been created and bought and altered and gathered to adorn the people and tables and buildings. And, of course, I do care about documenting those things – making pretty images that bring a texture to the…

Elisabeth + Brian’s Second Line Wedding with Mama Digdown’s Brass Band

Madison wedding at the Majestic Theater and Madison Central Library Is there a better metaphor for a wedding day than a second line brass band? To walk, with all your guests, in shared celebration. On display for the world to see, but also asking that larger community to join in your joy, to celebrate with…