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,…

Graze Restaurant wedding Madison WI {Kim & Dan}

Work Hard, Play Hard: That is how many people would describe Kim & Dan. And that is certainly true – they have demanding careers, they enjoy adventuring together and athletic pursuits. Love is not play, and it is not (always) work – but Kim & Dan love hard, too – and that makes them incredibly fun to…

Luther Memorial Church & Memorial Union wedding in Madison, WI {Emily & Aaron}

Sometimes it rains on your wedding, and if you are Emily & Aaron, it rains at just the right times. Because, as far as I can tell, they lead an enchanted life together – always laughing and smiling, clearly so in love with each other, and surrounded by many people who care about them. This…

Like a tall glass of champagne – Colleen & Micah’s understated, elegant, wonderful madison wedding

When I arrived to take photos of Colleen and Micah, Jessica (Colleen’s sister-in-law) remarked that in her gown, Colleen  looks like a tall glass of champagne. What a fine description for the totally elegant but understated charm that was Colleen & Micah’s wedding. That same simple charm speak a bit also to their relationship –…

Wisconsin Farm House Wedding of Friends {Ian & Liza}

Sometimes friendships just sneak up on you: I can’t really place when I became friends with Ian & Liza, but over the years of high school, summer camp, and then as adults, we just sort of fell into a comfortable friendship that I have grown to put the highest value on. I was honored when…