Several years ago, I photographed Tracey and Miguel’s Milwaukee Art Museum wedding. I’ve been revisiting some of my favorite weddings on my blog, updating the photos to match my current website, and reflecting on photography over the years.
I still keep in touch with Tracey and Miguel via social media. Their family has grown, their careers have blossomed, and they remain classy as hell.
They planned their wedding remotely, and so I didn’t even meet them until I drove to Milwaukee for their wedding.
I remember most vividly how joyful the occasion felt, even for how joyful weddings normally feel. It might have been their 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen, but I think it was just the energy of their day. They have friends and family from all over the country, many from their days in service, and they know how to celebrate.
Their ceremony is one of the only times I’ve witnessed the “jumping of the broom” tradition.
The architecture of the museum perfectly framed their sunset ceremony. After jumping the broom, we took a few portraits outside before joining the rest of the reception.
The transformation from day ceremony into night lighting made the space feel totally different, and that is when the party truly began.