Dan + Ashley | Married | South Second Wedding | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

I love getting to capture weddings of family members of former clients. So many familiar faces, some of the family already knows who I am, it’s just is a comforting feeling when it happens!
I captured Dan’s sister’s wedding the year before, and was so excited to hear from Ashley around this time last year. Ashley still hadn’t chosen a venue (and therefore a date wasn’t official yet either) but she wanted me to be wherever they ended up, which is so flattering and I’m so humbled when clients say things like that.

Here are some of my favorite images from Dan + Ashley’s day. They chose some gorgeous spots for pictures, and I couldn’t get enough of the Lake Michigan backdrop!

Fun Fact: Dan + Ashley’s wedding date was the most popular date of 2018!

Okay yeah, someone grab the kleenex.

Gosh I love Milwaukee! We kept saying that we felt like they actually had a destination wedding! Such a gorgeous spot!

This little cutie was dominating the dance floor in her tiny pink chucks all night and I could hardly handle it!

Also, Fun Fact #2: there is always at least one person at every wedding that knows how to dance like Michael Jackson. Always.

Photography: Liller Photo | Ceremony: Brookfield Congregational Church | Reception: South Second | Hair: Shannon King | Make Up: Brooklyn Hageman | Florist: Pink Peony LLC | Catering: Saz’s | Cake Artist: Abby Hansen @ Aggie's | Dresses: Brandi's Bridal | Paper Goods: Minted | Coordinator: Michelle Anderson @ South Second | DJ: A Personal Touch DJ | Transportation: Cruise-A-Palooza 

Jaime + Alison | Urban Ecology Center Wedding

Almost exactly a year ago I was second shooting Jaime + Alison's gorgeous wedding day with Kelly Grace Photography

It was a bit of an odd August day. It was a brisk, crisp day in the 60s. Not exactly what you would expect at the start of August. I woke up and immediately thought to myself "Hmmm, I wonder if this is what the couple had in mind when they were planning their August wedding". The wedding itself was taking place at the Urban Ecology Center (the Riverside Park location). I had never shot a wedding there, but had always wanted to. The Urban Ecology Center was actually about 1.5 blocks away from my old apartment, but my only experience there was due to the fact that it is my polling location, both times I was there to vote I took mental note that I needed to go back to explore. Luckily for me I got to see more of the center than many, due to the fact that the groom works for UEC! 

The bits and pieces of Alison and Jaime's story that I gathered throughout their day were so beautiful. They met when she was living in Spain (She is from here, he is from Spain) and quickly the reasons for her to stay piled up, Alison ended up staying in Spain for 4 years, until they eventually decided to move back to the U.S. You can hear more of their story (and see more of their photos) over on Kelly's blog here!
 

One of my favorite details of the day was Alison's dress. Alison said she knew she was taking a chance on a long sleeved dress (even if they are lace) for an August day. But she just loved it so much! So the fact that the day ended up being in the 60s, she definitely could not have made a better choice! It was perfect! 

Jaime had a number of family and friends there from Spain to celebrate, of course his mom! How sweet are these two!??

I mean like....are you kidding me???? This location??? Gorgeous couple??? What?!? <3<3<3

Jaime and Alison opted not to have traditional wedding parties, but instead to each have one person standing at their side. 

Uhm. There was Flamenco dancing. It was awesome.

We ended the night up in the tower with a most gorgeous view of the skyline. 
A big thank you to Kelly Grace Photography for having me along and for being great to work with! 

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