milwaukee senior portraits (jennifer is a senior!)

Somehow, my littlest sister just graduated from high school.

I remember the day she was born, and how I baked a cake and brought it to the hospital.  (Because it was her birth day, duh.)

And now she is gorgeous and tall and kind, intelligent and talented and wise.  She smiles and laughs with her entire body, and her sensitive spirit will change the world.

Somehow, I got the most legendary littlest sister I could ever imagine, and I am so pumped to share a few frames of her beauty with you.  [Dupp, I friggin’ love you, BB.  xo, CazzleBum]

bhldn spring wedding in milwaukee (emily + andrew are married!) – photojournalistic wedding photographers

Hello, Hello, Friends!

Happy Summer and Happy Second-Half of 2015! A few quick catch-up words before I share today’s magical wedding + couple!

Since the last time we posted, just over a month ago, we’ve celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary [woohoo!] with a trip to the Amalfi Coast. A surprise trip, no less. Jayden announced the plan on the morning of our 10th while we were enjoying a casual brunch. “Hey, Babe. I’m taking you to Italy. Tonight.” So that was pretty rad. We feel pumped to get to do love, life and work together. We still like each other a lot, too, so that helps. We got married when we were basically children, so we feel like our life is just beginning!

After Italy, we shifted gears [majorly] + went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to partner with the incredible Justice Rising, as we captured what they’re up to + the schools they are building in remote Africa. It was an experience and an honor, and we’ll post more soon to share images + stories, too!

Now we’re back in the US of A, shooting many gorgeous summer weddings [which we will post shortly] + also planning our winter trip to India / Thailand / Australia in November/December. We’re almost fully booked, but definitely hit us up if you are getting married and/or would like a shoot in one of those countries over one of those dates. We’d love to hear from you and see if we can connect to make some magic!

And lastly! I [Caroline] am doing a day of mini boudoir shoots this upcoming Sunday, July 19th in Los Angeles + I have 3 spots left. Ladies, email me if you want more info and wanna nab your spot! // //

Onto the wedding gold… Meet: emily + andrew!

Emily + Andrew had mutual friends for much of their growing-up years, but their paths didn’t actually cross until they were both at a Wisconsin bar in Chicago watching a Badger football game in the fall of 2009. After the initial introduction, it only took about 20 questions before they realized they had been hearing about each other for much of their lives.. and things went from there!

Between Emily’s BHLDN and the Forget Me Knodt flowers and Andrew’s sleek look, the ‘gorg’ level of the day was through the roof. They described the day by saying,  “It was the best way we could have imagined celebrating our wedding day—having all of your favorite people in one room, just for one day, is a very surreal feeling.”

E+A’s advice for future brides/grooms currently planning their wedding? “What you envision the day you get engaged, or 9 months out, or 6 months out, might not be the wedding you end up having. This wedding means a lot to a lot of different people, and sometimes the tiny details you think are important aren’t worth fixating on. Try to relax as much as possible both planning and on the wedding day, otherwise you’ll drive yourself crazy. It’s a big, scary process, but it was also a lot of fun.” [Ah yes. Pure gold, guys. Pure gold.]

And with that, enjoy some favorite moments from their glorious celebrations… xo!


Photographer – Woodnote!

Videographer – Video Verite

Emily’s Dress – BHLDN

Emily’s shoes – Ivanka Trump

Emily’s Jewelery – BHLDN

Andrew’s Suit – Suit Supply

Andrew’s Shoes – Aston Grey

Hair + Makeup – Pfister Well Spa

Flowers – Forget Me Knodt (Janessa Knodt)

Stationery & paper goods – All designed by Emily!

Ceremony Venue – Underwood Memorial Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Reception Venue – The Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wedding favors – Hotel bags stuffed with homemade chocolate chip cookies and Spotted Cow beer

Cake – Simmas Bakery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Andrew’s Ceremony Entrance song – Amazing Grace, by Sufjan Stevens

Wedding party entrance – Falling Slowly, from Once

Emily’s Processional – Someone Like You by Adele, played live

Song during ceremony – Romeo & Juliet, by Dire Straits

Grand March – Do You Realize??, by The Flaming Lips

Our first dance – Take Care, by Beach House

Emily + dad – In My Life, by the Beatles

Andrew + mom – Shower the People, by James Taylor

bending the rules with anne sage, coco carpets + hp

The lovely Anne Sage is a familiar face around these parts. We’ve been collaborating and cohorting for goin’ on 4 years now, and our partnerships are always the brightest moments in my creation process.
Anne and I recently got to join forces in a collaboration with HP, as we unified our differing aesthetics and creative inspirations in one glorious shoot. We paired my color-obsessed, Midcentury Moroccan glory with her neutral-loving minimalistic ways to explore what is possible when you are willing to bend the rules and make magic together. I knew Anne would be the perfect companion in this partnership because her aesthetic is always on point, and, she is constantly a voice of positivity and empowerment in my life. When I connect with Anne, I know that my craft will be enriched and creatively juxtaposed.
The HP x360 Behind the Scenes video highlights how the versatility of the HP x360 empowers artists of all disciplines to inspire each other, and how the right tools can join forces with a collaborative spirit to bend therules of creativity. Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite part of being a creative is getting to ‘cross pollinate’ with other passionate artist-types, so a tool that empowers us in possibility is A-OK in my book. What we are capable of when we see the beauty in each other and choose to join forces is a world of limitless potential, and that reality is what puts a smile on my face and recharges me each new day. Check out the HP x360 Behind the Scenes video to harness some of your own inspiration to get you fired up for the weekend!
Photos: Caroline Lee for Echo and Earl. Carpets: Coco Carpets. Fashion Credits: Styling Anne Sage from Ikat Maxi DressFloral Silk Blouse, Floral Silk Harem PantsThe Odells. Striped Caftan Jacket and Linen Tunic, Hackwith Design for Mavenhaus Collective, available soon. Ikat Printed Pants, Velvet by Graham and Spencer. Gold Midi Ring and Gold Circle Ring, The Thorny Roses LA. Disclosure: This post was created in collaboration with HP and I received compensation in exchange for concepting, styling, and producing this shoot. All opinions are mine and I only work with companies whose values align with my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh content!    

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


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