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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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Gabrielle & Talon are engaged! Although they met in middle school, Gabrielle & Talon really became friends in high school when they went to Germany on an exchange program. Talon developed a … verliebtheit. 🙂 After high school, they both attended UW-Madison and were dates to a couple of weddings. In 2017, Talon was fed […]

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Lauren & Ben are married! On their original wedding date of October 17, 2020 Lauren & Ben sealed the deal in their own backyard in Wauwatosa. They had the perfect setting in their backyard with Judge Derek Mosley. The only other attendants were Ben’s mom and Lauren’s immediate family. After the ceremony, they popped a […]

Jackie & Kevan are engaged! Since Jackie & Kevan live near Bayview, we wanted their engagement session to reflect the neighborhoods. So, we started their session at Humboldt Park with their sweet, sweet pup Wally. Jackie & Kevan agree that Wally completes their life along with their cat, Rosie. Wally really is the sweetest dog! […]

Laura & David are married! When we met with Laura & David in August of 2019, the world was a simpler place. We didn’t have to worry about masks, social distancing, etc. Instead, we sat outside with Laura & David and had a beautiful morning meeting over a cuppa Joe. Laura & David talked about […]

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Maria & Kirk are married! Sometimes it feels like we’re a broken record… first looks are the best. They allow couples to maximize their time together (isn’t that what you want to do on your wedding day?), they let you enjoy your own cocktail hour (you should have some drinks and see your friends!) and […]

Kelly & Jeff are engaged! Before covid hit, Jeff had big proposal plans. He was going to organize a date night with Kelly, take her to a restaurant with a photobooth and propose in there. Their families were to be waiting to surprise her, too! But… then 2020 struck down a lot of plans for […]

Kim & Kevin are engaged! When covid took out their original October wedding date, Kim & Kevin pushed everything to 2021. Well, almost everything! On their initially planned wedding day, they eloped on Lake Michigan along with their daughter, Kevin’s parents, grandfather and their sweet pup. A good friend, Jon, officiated and we took photographs. […]

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Meghan & Bo are engaged! Since we’ve welcomed Rosie into our lives, we had to change up some aspects of business. One being: TJ does most of our initial meetings solo now. I mean, he’s definitely the pretty face behind the business. When we finally meet the couples in person (all meetings have been virtual […]

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