Do you have any idea the power of inspiration? It can just take someone over in such an amazing way. Here’s a tip, go ahead and consider hiring a photographer who has never been to your venue before. Now, hire a professional, hire someone whose been in business for years and who is reputable. But if they have never worked at your venue before, that’s a GOOD thing. They have a fresh perspective and they will feel inspired. This was me at Susan and Joe’s wedding. I was so taken back by her dress that I left the room to compose myself and return to start shooting. The dress, and venue and veil and grooms attire and florals and weather and the smell in the air and the getting ready suite and the ivy, and the owners of this new venue and most of all the couple and their friends and families- it all really inspired me. I had so much fun with this wedding. I felt like the day was a mix between soft and romantic and urban and edgy. It all molded together like this movie. I love the owners of this new venue, The Ivy House expect big things here, they have been working and dreaming this up for seven years, taking something away from every wedding they DJ’d, putting it all together to create something really whole and beautiful and functional. I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this day with Susan and Joe. Editing these photos I still felt that jolt of inspiration and joy! I hope you feel it too. Excellent vendor list below.


First I want to thank Maggie, a past bride of mine for driving to MKE and assisting at this wedding. I love to see my past brides grow and change and find their calling. I know Maggie has!

Dress: Wedding dress designer/store: Atelier Pronovias 
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Venue: The Ivy House
Florals: Bloom Floral & Event Design
Caterer: Irene's Catering
Hair: Lyndsee Smith of Locks+Lashes
Makeup: Kelly Schubel of Lustrous Beauty
Bridesmaids Dresses/store: Adrianna Papell
Coordinator: Coordinator: Bloom Floral & Event Design
Cake/dessert: Honeypie
Band/DJ: Milwaukee Airwaves
Invitations/designer: Vistaprint