pritzlaff wedding milwaukee (laura + justin are married!) – photojournalistic wedding photographers

Laura + Justin got married yesterday.

Theirs is a doctor / nurse romance that sparked in Denver, where they both live, but they chose Milwaukee as their ‘destination wedding’ spot where all of their friends + family could meet.

The day was filled with so much energy + celebration that we just had to share a few previews. There are many, many more images to come, but here are a few to give you a glimpse of the new journey that started just a few hours ago…

Laura’s bridesmaids hadn’t seen her dress yet, so she had a ‘first look’ moment with them and it was PRICELESS!

We may-or-may-not have trespassed to get these photos. Laura is a total badass bride and I am in love with her fearlessness, and that smile!

Laura + Justin, we adore you guys. Thank you for choosing us to capture your day, and for sharing yourselves so genuinely with us. We love who you are + that you’re now in our lives! Bring on the next adventure!

And lastly, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the nurturers out there today.. we are sending you so much love + gratitude! We’ll be posting more next week, enjoy the rest of your weekend! xoxo

CREDITS:

Photos: Caroline + Jayden of Woodnote Photography, candid Los Angeles wedding photography

Wedding Planning: Cherry Blossom Events

Hair: Luxe

Flowers: Belle Fiori

Ceremony Venue: Plymouth Church

Reception Venue: the Pritzlaff

Catering: Saz’s

Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Musicians: Moeller Cello + Guitar Duo

Reception Band: Spoken Four

abbotsford convent wedding melbourne (stephanie + adrian are married!) – melbourne wedding photographers

 

Stephanie + Adrian’s wedding day was unmatched energy + celebration.

Stephanie’s Greek family brought the My Big Fat factor, while Adrian’s Italian family was glorious food, wine, dancing + joy.  Not to mention Stephanie + Adrian’s CrossFit community, who were all present in their fit/sexiness, and made our jobs quite easy as we captured this stunning affair.

Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent created a setting of intimacy and space, and the whole focus of the day was authenticity + connection.  Every guest experienced the love that Steph + Adrian have for each other, and it was an absolute joy to tell the story of their day.  Here are a few sneaks from the portfolio for you to enjoy!  xo

 

destination winter wedding in milwaukee (erin + darko are married!) – photojournalistic wedding photographers

 

It’s not every day that we get to shoot [or blog] a winter wedding covered in snow.  In fact, in our 5+ years of shooting, this might be the only one.  It takes a brave pair of souls to get married when the weather is so unpredictable, the temperatures might be inhumane, oh, and the sun goes down at 4pm, which complicates your day-of timeline just a bit.

Enter: Erin + Darko.  [Coolest name ever, yes?  Visions of Jake Gyllenhaal danced in my head when I first read it in Erin's first email.  Just quietly nod if you got the same mental picture.  Yes, I see you there, thank you.]  Not only did these two get married Christmas week, but they had a destination wedding in Milwaukee, which is the city they were living in when they met as they worked with Teach For America.

Erin + Darko are the kind of people that literally make this world a better place.  From Darko’s heroic journey to America as a refuge to their shared vision for youth + education, we’ve been so inspired to know these two and get to capture this season of their story together.  We’re thrilled to share a few frames from their celebrations a lil while back.  xo

 

family portraits in the australian bush (tim, kylie, eshe, roby, caedon + jasper) – melbourne family photos

“You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.” [Boyhood]