Wisconsin Farm Barn Wedding Photographer

The moment I met Brittany and Marlie, I really wanted to be a part of their wedding. I remember sitting in my basement meeting space, hearing their fabulous love story and thinking to myself, “this is going to be a FUN couple.” I was so thrilled when they hired me! We had an absolute ball on their Adventure Engagement Session, where they showed me all around the town they call home. We talked so much about the plans they were making and all of the work they were doing to turn a barn on their family property into a gorgeous spot for a beautiful party. I left their company that day feeling so excited for their wedding, and very blessed because of the wonderful couples who choose me.

Brittany and Marlie are both from deep-rooted farm families. They spend their years entrenched in the goings-on of local Wisconsin farms. Getting to know them and documenting their #realfarmwedding (yes, I hashtagged that!) was a ton of fun, and it gave me a glimpse into the lives of the farmers who provide locally grown food to the fancy markets and upscale grocery stores that I shop at as a suburban homeowner. Working with them has given me a new appreciation for the families and farms that make Wisconsin proud! Their wedding was a perfect reflection of the people and the things that they value and hold dear.

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Brittany’s grandmother made her the jewelry she wore. How sweet is that!

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Brittany’s florist, Tracy, did a GORGEOUS job on the bouquets and arrangements- and then she got gussied up and enjoyed the day as a guest!

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Cowboy boots galore! I had a little too much fun with Brittany’s details while they finished up at the salon!

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I loved chatting with Brittany’s sister, Brooke, when I had a chance during the day. Brooke is a talented wedding photographer in Florida, and she helped Brittany to decide which photographers to contact. To be approved by another wedding photographer is always a bonus- and then I get to geek out on photo chat during the day. Yay!

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This little farm kitty apparently didn’t get the memo that Marlie’s not a cat fan. He definitely wanted in on the excitement.

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The detail on the back of Brittany’s gown was so lovely.

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Did I mention I got to play with tractors?

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We had a gorgeous sunset, and we made sure to enjoy it. Yes, with more farm equipment.:)

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I adore when the speeches bring out so much laughter and love. There were just too many favorites, as everyone cracked up and enjoyed the sentiments of Brittany & Marlie’s favorite people in the world.

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I think the crowd’s pick would have been Brittany’s grandmother’s speech. I loved it. She brought along an arrangement of cards that Brittany had sent her over the years, and everyone was rolling with laughter!

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The barn looked pretty gorgeous, huh?!

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After their first dances, the bride and groom enjoyed watching their parents dance to a special song. What a wonderful tribute and memory.

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DJ Josh from Kuhl Entertainment kept the party rockin’ all night… Dare I say… Until the cows came home?!

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To Brittany and Marlie, it was truly an honor and a pleasure to work with you over the past year. You guys are such wonderful people, and I just know you’ll have as much love and laughter in your home together as I witnessed among your closest friends and family on this spectacular day. Thank you for choosing me!

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Some weddings are just so wonderful, they deserve multiple celebrations. That’s the case with this gorgeous day! Jennifer and Nithin have family all over the world, and they started off their marriage with ceremonies in India and on the East coast. Then, this summer they wrapped up their wedding festivities with a renewal of their vows and a beautiful and fun party at one of my favorite venues: the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art! I always enjoy revisiting the spot where hubby & I started our own happily-ever-after, and Jennifer & Nithin’s wedding was no exception. Throw in a few India-inspired details and I was in love.:)

I started the day with Jennifer while she got dressed at her childhood home.

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Everyone knows I adore Kate Spade, right? Right.

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Jennifer & Nithin indulged me in something I’ve wanted to do for a while: a first look at the end of State Street, with a view of the Capitol at the end.:)It’s not the most *intimate* spot to see one another, but it was fun!

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Bonus points if you can find the juggler we had to plead with to clear one of my favorite Library Mall spots:

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I ADORE the Memorial Union, but I can’t wait until the construction is completed over the winter. Despite the very limited access, though, we found a few spots to commemorate one of the couple’s favorite places to hang out. One of mine, too! The Union is so Madison…

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Jennifer, you looked stunning… But I think the kids at the wedding gave you a run for your money on “cutest” of the day! Nithin’s nieces were so adorable!

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Gigi’s Cupcakes! Delicious! I had the chocolate peanut butter. So yum.

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The casual ceremony was perfect. Really sweet, a little quirky, and given by a dear friend of the bride and groom!

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Plus, we *just* made the cut before they took the old Orpheum sign. Kind of crazy that this is my last wedding photo with that sign in it!

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Big benefit of a first look: you get to ENJOY your cocktail hour.

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The beauty of wedding photos on State Street.

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Thank you, guys, for trusting me to capture this lovely day! I had a blast!!

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