♥ sunsets, menomonie, wisconsin wedding photographer

I had the great honor of photographing a winter wedding this past weekend. I was very excited for this shoot because it’s been a few years since I’ve photographed a wedding this time of  year.   Lindsey and Nick were fantastic to work with and tolerated all my ideas out in the cold and snow.  (THANK YOU GUYS!!) I will do a full blog post when they come back from their honeymoon.  In the meantime, I will be posting sneak peaks of their wedding pictures on our facebook page.  

 Check it out here!

destination wedding photographer [Jamaica]

Amy called me about six months before her wedding day and said they’ve decided to cancel their Eau Claire wedding and head to Jamaica to get married. I didn’t say it to her, but I was secretly wishing I could go with them! I wished them a great trip and hung up the phone. About two hours later I got an email from her asking if I’d like to join them!  A couple months later I had a plane ticket!  I had a lot of sleepless nights thinking about this trip…traveling alone, leaving my kids, the equipment,  memory cards, the airport….For months I had envisioned arriving in Jamaica and having to get into a rickety old cab alone for a two hour drive to the resort.  I STRESSED about this drive.  Every worry I had about this trip was for nothing. It was one of the BEST EXPERIENCES I’ve ever had as a photographer, and with the greatest couple!!!  There was no rickety old cab. There was a tour bus, and the worry about my memory cards going through xray – well I bought a photobank and it was worth every penny.  I loved this wedding  so much that I want to photograph more destination weddings! It’s affordable too.  Contact me if you are planning a get-away wedding 🙂

I arrived at Breeze’s Resort around 5:00pm and met everyone on the beach. I loved them all!! I had my camera in hand already and snapped a few shots of Amy & Channing at sunset….

[ see these photos and many more on our FACEBOOK page! ]

The next day was a day of relaxing on the beach.  We did a little snorkeling and we all laid in the sun…..maybe a little too much 🙂 The morning of the wedding, some of us were a little burnt. That is probably an understatement.  Clothes hurt to touch my skin. 

Amy and Channing were married in the morning. It was breezy and sunny!  They chose to get married in the chapel that overlooks the ocean.  I fell in love with this little building…..and got quite obsessed with another old building next to the resort the day of the wedding!

[ the next few photos were taken the following week back in EC at the Metropolis for their reception ]

The morning after their wedding, we woke up to rain.  Amy & Channing and I agreed to do one more mini shoot on the beach at 6:30 a.m.  before I had to fly out. We met for coffee and just waited a bit to see if it would let up – and it did! It turned out to be my favorite shoot of the trip!

 A MILLION THANK YOU’S to Amy & Channing for having me come and photograph your special day! I loved every minute of it!!

I still have so much to blog about, two weddings, kids, seniors……but I’m blogging from my laptop, so I can only share my own photos.  Layla is figuring things out quickly now.  It seems like when they get to be 8-9 months, each day they discover something new they are capable of doing.  She has been working on climbing on my couch in the studio. She isn’t quite tall enough to hoist her leg up there, but soon enough she’ll be not only climbing on it, but jumping off it like her older sister. I just love this baby stage and wish soooo much I could hang onto it longer.   Time is a tricky thing.  Any way, I thought I would share some pictures of her learning her way around a camera.  I do hope in about 16 years, one of my girls has an interest in what I do and I can start helping their mom out! 🙂


My bride & groom for 9.18.2010 has decided to cancel their Eau Claire wedding and head to Jamaica to marry!  Best wishes to them for a happy wedding!  We now have 9.18.2010 AVAILABLE!!  If you have previously contacted us about that date, please do so again if you have not booked your photographer already.  I will go back thru old emails and try to reply to each person that inquired for that date.

[ PICTURE OF THE DAY ] – taken 1:30 p.m. 4/20/10,