Daphne was meant to be a Fresh Frame client from her very first email.  She was beyond excited to start a life with Ethan and reading her message about how they met & fell in love, I couldn’t help feeling honored to be part of their big day.  True love is always worth the wait, but once you do find it– why wait around!?  Daphne & Ethan decided to move up their wedding and surprise guests of their elegant outdoor engagement party with the news that they were MARRIED that morning!  Yeah, that was just a fun as it sounds.  🙂 E&D I couldn’t be happier for you two.  The smiles you gave each other were the best, warmest things I photographed all day– which is just as it should be.  Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs!

Next to Ethan, the Darrow kiddos (and their parents) have the biggest slice of Daphne’s heart.  Maybe they like her back just a little?  🙂

An “I Do BBQ” hosted by the Darrow’s was the perfect way to share the happy news with unsuspecting family and friends, who hadn’t attended the AM ceremony.  Even Wisconsin pulled out all the stops to celebrate the couple, with perfect weather and pretty summer light.  🙂


  • August 19, 2017 - 5:09 pm

    Carolyn Burns - Beautiful pictures of a stunning couple ! So much fun celebrating the nuptials ??ReplyCancel

  • August 19, 2017 - 5:33 pm

    Loye Blader - Great job very nice workReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2017 - 10:29 am

    Erin Lingsweiler - The black and whites! Lovely pictures.ReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2017 - 10:56 am

    Nanette Lingsweiler - Great job of capturing their love and happiness. Sure do love these kids!ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2017 - 10:11 am

    Daphne Blader - Sarah, Ethan and I love every single moment you captured and shared on your blog. You are amazing at what you do! THANK YOU for capturing the best day ever, surrounded by our nearest and dearest!ReplyCancel

  • August 21, 2017 - 7:19 pm

    Kevin Burns - Great pictures.ReplyCancel

  • August 22, 2017 - 2:10 pm

    Katie Burns - Such a great day for everyoneReplyCancel

  • August 22, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    Kirsten Lingsweiler - Such lovely photographs and such a fabulous day :).ReplyCancel

Every time Kate contacts me to capture her family I get super excited.  She just gets my style, lets her hair down at her lifestyle sessions and lets me do my thing!  And the men in her life, all three of them, are pretty great too.  Odin turned one this summer and our shoot fell on his actual birthday.  Ansel’s one-year shoot was probably all of 10 degrees, so it was a nice change to capture summer:  the boys in the garden, some pool time, a green backyard and swimsuits (…and birthday suits!).  Happy birthday to this inquisitive, sweet, adventurous, drooly, smiley little guy!

Kate suggested the pool over photographing Odin the the tub, which turned out to be a great idea.  What kid doesn’t love being in charge of the hose, and Odin was all about splashing!

Loving the fresh peas, and those mosquito bites.  Can it be summer forever?!

A couple weeks ago, Beth and Timothy trekked to the States from China to be married surrounded by their closest family and friends.  Well, BETH’s closest family and friends anyway…  They’ll be hosting another wedding in China this weekend!  Beth wanted to share some photos from her special day in Wisconsin at her Chinese wedding– thus this blog post was born.  🙂  This post is a little portrait heavy since it serves as a visual way for Beth to ‘introduce’ her Wisconsin fam to her new Chinese family!  Beth, it was awesome to watch you just as giggle-prone and spunky as I remember you most days of college, and grinning ear to ear, but this time at your new husband.  Blessings as you join your lives in Wuhan!


This girl first came into my life as a sweet, lanky freshman who joined our high school cross country team.  Somehow we survived both high school boys AND those long runs, and Rachel grew into the loveliest woman– a fun loving, elegant bride.  Being part of her and Nate’s wedding at Grace Downtown was so special!  What an awesome way to kick off my sixth year of weddings.  🙂 Congrats to the Shaners!  Wishing you the happiest new life together on the east coast!


Rachel & Nathan // May 20, 2017

Rachel is the youngest and only girl in her family.  It was sweet to capture her big brother grin and struggle once or twice to keep it together as he married off his little sis.

Rachel surprised Nate with a custom Star Wars groom’s cake.  “Best. Wife. Ever.” He was pretty excited.  🙂 Nice work, Mrs. Shaner!

It poured off and on through out the wedding day but, amazingly, was clear for a few portraits with the wedding party, and after dinner at Boerner Botanical Gardens.  Rachel was so looking forward to photos in the garden so we snuck 15 minutes of them in while we had the chance.  The mist and the wet leaves made for a lush look– these moody shots are some of my favs of the relaxed, super-happy newlyweds:

Leave these two some love in the comments!  If they receive 10 comments they’ll receive a free 8×10 of their favorite blog post image.  Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs!

  • August 3, 2017 - 8:14 pm

    Raymond Jacobson - Best choice ever by Rachel and Nathan to pick Fresh Frame Photography! They were very patient with us as we put groups of people together for photos. They take great pictures as you can see.

    Thank you Fresh Frame!ReplyCancel

By the time you read this I’ll be on a rainy camping trip that I’ve still yet to pack for (!), and seeing as how I ought to have included less photos in this post anyway, I’ll keep this text short.  Julie and Steve were meant to be together.  Two doctors with hearts for service trusted their families with the planning of an elegant wedding at the Pritzlaff in Downtown Milwaukee.  This event was a labor of love for Julie’s mom but the beautiful, gracious, beaming bride herself was the real credit to a mother’s love and care over the years.  It’s easy to see why Steve couldn’t get enough of his bride and seized every opportunity to make her laugh.

Julie had considered getting married in the backyard of the home where she grew up so we arranged a first look in the garden there.  The couple decided to include their parents on the ‘reveal’ which was a sweet touch; unexpectedly both DADS couldn’t help tearing up.  🙂 After giving the family dogs some love, we settled into the rest of the day at a historic venue filled with one magician of a wedding planner’s artistry/attention to detail.  Julie holds her faith close to her heart and this traditional Jewish ceremony was one of my favorite parts of the day (and the hora, because, seriously SO FUN).  Julie & Steve it was an honor to capture your killer moves on the dance floor &, your pure joy in each other and your guests on such a special day.  Have the best time exploring a new city together as you begin your married life in California!  Send a little sun to central Wisconsin this weekend, we’ll need it.  🙂 Congratulations!


I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.  Song of Songs 2:16

C o n t a c t   M e