Sam + Peyton | Married | Venue Chisca Wedding | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

Sam and Peyton reached out to me, they had been referred from a couple I had photographed in Peoria, IL. They let me know that they were getting married in Peoria, but had recently moved to Milwaukee. They expressed that they weren’t sure how that would work out for their engagement session, not realizing that I was actually based in Milwaukee! It worked out perfectly! We were able to have their engagement session in Milwaukee where they were temporarily calling home. There were so many beautiful moments throughout their day, some fun small world moments too! It was exciting to get to shoot at the new Venue Chisca! Peyton and Sam had been telling me about how their venue wasn’t even renovated yet when they booked, so they were just trusting that it would turn out! And boy did it, such a gorgeous space!

I love when mom’s help get their daughters ready! Peyton’s mom actually made a small alteration on her dress and then put in earrings that Peyton’s dad got her mom. Such sweet moments!

So this is where the small world moment happened! So I went outside and saw the getaway car. It looked polished up and oh so shiny. My cousin, Matt, who lives in Peoria, owns a detailing company in Peoria. I knew that they are basically the only detailing company for 100+ miles. So I took a pic on my phone and sent it to Matt and asked if Detail Peoria had done this detail. Before he could respond I found out who’s car it was and asked them if they had taken it to Detail Peoria and they said they had! Such a fun small world moment!

UPDATE: Got a message from my aunt! She used to work with Peyton’s dad! Yay for more small world moments!

I can’t get over all these gorgeous spots a few blocks away from Venue Chisca in downtown Peoria! So many pretty spots!

Ceremony: Northminster Presbyterian Church | Reception: Venue Chisca | Hair Stylist: Corpo Bello  | Florist: Cheryl at Schnucks’s for Bouquets and Ceremony florals & Venue Chisca for Reception | Band: DJ4U | Planner: Kenzie Morey | Catering: Kickapoo Creek Winery & Catering | Cupcakes: Trefzger’s Bakery | Dress: BHLDN | Groom’s Suit: Van Heusen | Ties: Skinny Tie Madness  | Bridesmaids Dresses: The Loft | Associate Photographer: Libby Kathleen

Schipani Beach Wedding

Back in July I was honored to photograph Lea & Anthony Schipani's gorgeous beach wedding! The whole day was beautiful! It was a seriously beautiful day out!

Anthony & Lea's daughters looked so very beautiful!Lea's son walked her down the isle.

Her little smile is so  great!

You could see the Chicago skyline over the water! (Also, sailboats!!! <3)

The flowers were from the mother of the bride's garden! So pretty!

I was in love with this couple! They were so in love and they showed that dance floor how it was done! There was just so much love at this wedding!

I also loved watching this couple! A cute story about them too: At the beginning of the reception Ray (the guy in the photo above) came up to me and asked if I had a card, as I was grabbing a card out of my bag I asked him if he was engaged or if he knew someone who needed a photographer and he responded saying "No, I'm not engaged...but I might be soon!" and now I'm shooting their engagement photos tomorrow! (So look forward to that on the blog in a week or two! :-))

Anthony & Lea requested that we take additional photos at sunset! YES! Photographers know that this is such a blessing when your clients carve out a little extra time to get a few more shots! (especially if the first round is in direct/harsh sunlight!)

How adorable are they!!??

I had such a great time at this wedding! Anthony and Lea were so wonderful to work with!

Thanks for visiting my first Liller Photo blog post! Look forward to many more!