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Dec 1, 2016


Catharine and her bridesmaids were laughing hysterically when Becca and I walked in the room. I immediately knew that today was going to be an overflowing barrel of you know what. We got out our cameras and immediately got to work shooting all of the beautiful details that our lovely bride had chosen for her big day. The candids came so naturally and I loved how easily these ladies fit together and how lively they were. No stress, just easy going and happy. If anything were to go wrong, I don’t think anyone would have cared.

Once everyone was beautified and ready to go, we headed on over to the Capitol for a First Look moment with Brian. These are my favorite moments. I get to capture the excitement of that sweet moment when they first see each other all dressed up and looking like something out of a magazine. Then I back away and capture their body language from a distance with a long lens and get some truly inspired photos.

The wedding party colors were so pretty in Victorian Lilac with green earthy colors for their bouquets which were from Abundance Acres. They really stood out in front of the Capitol and at Olbrich Gardens. Check out the ceremony with the big bicycle tire. Catharine and Brian are really big into biking and go for long long rides together. What a great way to bond and spend time together outdoors.

They also incorporated bicycles into their reception and on the wedding cake from Carl’s Cakes.  I couldn’t get enough of their cake topper! What a great day! These two were full of smiles all day and it was so contagious! I smiled through the entire editing process! And that, my friend, is awesome.


Vendors: Second Shooter: Becca Zaccaria // Hotel: The Madison Concourse // Ceremony: Olbrich Gardens // Officiant: Murial Otto // String Quartet: Intermezzo String Quartet // Reception: Brink Lounge // Reception Planner: Ashley Johnson // Wedding Dress: Beautiful Brides and Formals // Bridesmaid Dresses: Savvy Bridal // Groom’s Attire: JosABank // Floral: Abundance Acres // Cake: Carl’s Cakes // Catering: Upstairs Downstairs Catering