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Rosie & Cathal are engaged! When Cathal woke up hungover after a raging Halloween, he almost cancelled his first Tinder date with Rosie. Luckily he pulled himself together and most importantly, took off the awesome murdered leprechaun costume. Cathal helped shake off a hangover with some cider at Watershed in Chicago. They ended up losing […]

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Kelly & Brent are married! All the best relationships begin in a bar. Right? Maybe TJ & I are biased đŸ™‚ Kelly & Brent met during Pharmacy School at UW-Madison. Even though they were paired up for group projects, their love didn’t blossom until they were at Chasers for a few After School Specials. What’s […]

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Britani & Adam are married! High school sweethearts turned husband & wife! Britani & Adam were married at their local Oshkosh church then held the reception at the beautiful Paine Art Center. It was our first time there and we hope it was the first of many! When Britani was a junior in high school, […]

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Ellie & Johnny are engaged! As they were entering their freshman year of college at Marquette, both Ellie & Johnny had to arrive on campus in July due to athletics. Ellie was on the volleyball team and Johnny played soccer. They said they were two of 30 students to arrive early. Despite the small number […]

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Anna & Brandon are married! Anna & Brandon met at Xperience Fitness! We love a good ol’ fashioned meet-cute. Brandon was worked there but Anna had set her eyes on him while he was getting in a personal workout. The best part… she approached him first! They went out to eat for their first date […]

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Elizabeth & Logan are engaged! We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: our job is very cool. We’re so lucky to call this our JOB! TJ and I have been photographing weddings together for nine years! Through those nine-years we’ve meet some awesome, awesome people. When we get down to the brass tacks […]

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Cassidy & Chris are engaged! Getting together with Cassidy & Chris felt like a big exhale. These two are so down-to-earth, it felt like we were catching up with long lost friends. We met with them in Cedarburg for their engagement session and walked up and down the strip. Cedarburg holds a special place in […]

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Allison & Tradd are married! Allison & Tradd met through Tradd’s sister-in-law, who was also Allison’s friend/roommate. Their first date Six Flags! Talk about a ride (see what I did there?)! They got stuck on two rides and have never returned. However – their relationship is soaring. Their wedding at the Ivy House in early […]

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Kelsey & Mike are expecting! I recently met up with Kelsey & Mike for a unique maternity shoot. I don’t want to give away any details so I’m just sharing a few quick images from the end of the session. The rain stopped and as we stepped outside, the sunlight was reflecting off the puddles […]

Bekah & Derek are engaged! Another bumble.com success story! Bekah & Derek met four-years ago when they lived in Maryland. They chatted for just a short while before they decided to go out for margaritas followed by a scary movie. And that’s how the story goes! In their four relationship, it seems like Bekah & […]

Kait & Randy are married – again! Last May, Kait & Randy postponed their wedding at The Ivy House in Milwaukee. They held a small, intimate backyard ceremony with family (and TJ) instead and held off their big celebration until March 2021. And here we finally are! While Kait was getting ready, her and her […]

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Well this is a first. Yesterday, we did an anniversary session with Hannah & Adam but will be photographing their wedding this coming October. Let’s walk through it. Just six-days before their March 21, 2020 wedding, Hannah & Adam made the gut wrenching decision to cancel their big day in Dubuque, Iowa. The world had […]

Emily & Ray are married! Q: What happens when a outstanding wedding planner and the best DJ in town get married? A: The wedding is off-the-charts beautiful. Honestly, Emily & Ray’s wedding was so pretty it’s hard to sum it all up. Events to a T and the Sound By Design crew transformed The Atrium. […]

We say “2020 will be a year we will never forget.” It’s mostly true. Our brains are programmed to remember good memories and erase the bad. I believe this is why we don’t remember being born or how some women birth 12 children. A friend recently told me that she was journaling about 2020 because […]

Steph & Andy are married! When we got together with Steph & Andy in January, we had a really great time at Hawthorne Coffee. We had Old Fashioneds together like we had been friends for ever. Then, March happened. We don’t have to say the words. We know what March of 2020 was. A lot […]

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