Category Archives: Weddings

Sarah and brian . madison, WI

Photographing Sarah and Brian’s wedding was a true joy. They were married in the beautiful Pres House on the campus of University of Wisconsin, Madison, with the reception at the University Club directly across from the Pres House. After the ceremony we ventured out to the Olbrich Gardens and got some great shots of the couple. We also stopped by Ella’s Deli for a quick ride on the carousel and some photos. I have come to realize (through all of the wedding I have photographed in Madison) Ella’s is a local landmark! How fun would it be to grow up with memories of the carousel and all the fun gadgets inside!?

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Sarah had some great details mixed into the wedding. The wedding signs were handmade by a family member, the favors were handmade jelly (made by Sarah’s grandmother), and it was fantastic! Sarah also included two locket size photos of her grandparents that had passed away on her bouquet. I also loved the table cards! Each table was a city from Wisconsin (where Sarah is from) or California (where Brian is from) that has a special place in their hearts or in their relationship. Along with the name of the city, the guests at that table were able to read an explanation of why that city was important. What a great idea!

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Congrats to Sarah and Brian. You guys are such a great couple! Blessings to you guys!

[...] was such a fun bride! I headed up to Madison, WI the day before the “big day” so that we could do a fun bridal session in Madison. We hit the Capitol building, ivy covered [...]

Corina and Miles . San Francisco, CA

Even though I’m an Illinois wedding photographer, San Francisco…one of my favorite cities! So needless to say, I was excited when Corina approached me about photographing their wedding day. I might have to do a part two to this post…!

They had a beautiful wedding, and here are Corina’s words about the inspiration behind their day:

Our inspiration came from Marie Antoinette!  I have always loved everything about her, from her fashion sense, to her daring, bold self, and the whimsical world she lived in filled with chandeliers and color.  I wanted to carry that essence of her into the wedding but still make it about us.  I had so much fun using all of the different colors, and being able to use our imagination.  It was extremely hard to find all of the perfect fabric colors and textures, and the right seamstress….but in the end it was all worth it and it really brought everything together. Family and friends really went out of their way to help us in any way that they could, and they made it that much more special.  Having a lot of diy elements definitely added that personal touch and made the wedding more unique.  I can’t say it wasn’t stressfull at all, but I can say looking back I had so much fun using our imagination and seeing it come to life.

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Dress-Jinza Couture www.jinza.net
Florist-I hand picked all of my flowers at the flower market www.sfflmart.com
Ceremony & Reception Venue-Ambiance Antiques & Venue www.theambiancevenue.com
Photographer- Rojo Foto Design
Brides Shoes-Asos
Makeup-Friend of the family, Charisse
Hair-One of my bridesmaids, Liz
Gloves, Necklace, Rings-Vintage
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Suit’s-J. Crew
Groom’s Shoes-Asos
Cupcakes-That Takes The Cake www.that-takes-the-cake.com
Rentals-Classic Party Rentals www.classicpartyrentals.com
DJ- Kool Kuts

Handmade Items:
Veil, Vintage Button & Flower Boutonnieres, Bride and Bridemaids Bouquets- Made with love by my bridesmaid, Liz
Bridemaids Dresses & Groomsmens Ties- Made by a family friend, Darla
Mason Jar Favors-Made by Groom’s Mother
Mr. & Mrs chair signs-Made by Bride & Groom
Thumb Print Sign in Tree-Made by Groom
Sweet Lovin’ Favor Sign-Made by Groom
Invitations-Designed by Bride & Groom, Formatted by Karen

I found all of my vintage buttons, some vintage accessories, doilies, some apothecary jars and inspiration at-Creative Crafters www.creativecraftersvintagenook.com

Corina and Miles

Corina and Miles were so fun to work with during their engagement session that I just knew this was going to be an amazing wedding. You can’t go wrong with a beautiful antique store and the wonderful city of San Francisco!

Enjoy these few shots, and I will have the rest up shortly. I with I could post the whole wedding…!