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Bridal Twirl

Mara and CJ’s Wedding – New Berlin Hills Golf Course

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Mara and CJ were married at Holy Apostles church in New Berlin…
Vow Renewal First Dance

Mark and Carol’s Wedding Vow Renewal – Hartford

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Mark and Carol renewed their wedding vows on Saturday, June…
A kiss on the cheek wedding photo

Jessie and Ryan’s Wedding – The Loft, Waukesha

Jessica and Ryan were married at the Loft in Waukesha on Friday,…
Wedding PhotographerKelly Mottl Photography

Katie and Josh’s Wedding – Silver Spring Country Club – Menomonee Falls

Katie and Josh were married on May 6, 2022 at the Silver Spring…

Brandon and Colleen’s Wedding – St. James Catholic Church, Hartland

Brandon and Colleen were married on November 27, 2021 at Saint…

Matt and Molly’s Wedding – Grace Evangelical Waukesha

Matt and Molly were married on October 30, 2021 at Grace Evangelical…
Groom kisses bride on cheek

Josh and Heather’s Wedding – Waukesha Rotary Building

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Heather and Josh were married at the Rotary Building in Waukesha…
Bride and Groom First Dance

Teonna and Aaron’s Wedding Day Take 2- Reception in Hustisford, Wi

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Wedding day number two for Aaron and Teonna went off without…
Bride and Groom

Andy and Angie’s Wedding – Thunder Bay Grille in Pewaukee

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If there is one thing I have learned from the Covid-19 pandemic,…
Kiss on the Forehead

Teonna and Aaron’s Wedding Day Take 1- Homestead Hollow Park, Germantown

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My blog post for Teonna and Aaron is going to be a bit different.…

Valerie and Robert’s Wedding – Grace Lutheran, Menomonee Falls

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Valerie and Robert were married at Grace Lutheran in Menomonee…

Michele & John’s Wedding – Bowery Barn, Rubicon

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Michele and John were married at the Bowery Barn in Rubicon…

Claire and Josh’s Wedding – Brookfield Baptist Church

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Claire and Josh were married at Brookfield Baptist Church on…

Morgan and Cole’s Wedding – Delafield Brewhaus

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Morgan and Cole were married at the Delafield Brewhaus in Delafield…

Becky and Jason’s Wedding – Les Paul Performance Center Waukesha

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Becky and Jason were married at the Les Paul Performance Center…

Alyssa & Joe’s Wedding – St. John the Evangelist Greenfield

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Alyssa and Joe were married at St. John the Evangelist in Greenfield…

Ashley & Will’s Wedding – October 19, 2018

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Ashley and Will were married at Florian Park in Germantown on…

Lauren & Aaron’s Wedding – October 13, 2018

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Lauren and Aaron were married at St. Paul's church in Muskego…

Christen & Jake’s Wedding – September 22, 2018

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Christen and Jake were married at St. Bruno's church in Dousman…

Maggie and Jen’s Wedding – September 21, 2018

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Jen and Maggie were married in the gazebo at the Ingleside Hotel…
Heather and George wedding

Heather and George’s Wedding – August 8, 2018

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Heather and George were married at Hubbard Park in Shorewood…

Jenny and Dustin’s Wedding – November 11, 2017

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Jenny and Dustin were married at St. Paul's Catholic Church in…

Alyssa and Michelle’s Wedding – October 20, 2017

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Alyssa and Michelle were married at High Cliff State Park in…

Sarah and Jon’s Wedding – October 14, 2017

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Sarah and Jon were married at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha…

Celia and McKenna’s Wedding – September 24, 2017

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Celia and McKenna were married at South Shore Pavilion on the…
Wedding kiss

Bridget and Chad’s Wedding – September 16, 2017

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Bridget and Chad were married at Christ our Savior church in…
Senior Picture Frame Park

Chelsea & Chad’s Wedding – June 24, 2017

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Chelsea and Chad were married at Glacier Hills Chapel in Hubertus…

Michelle & Don’s Wedding – May 20, 2017

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Michelle and Don were married at the Village Bowl in Menomonee…

Madison Is Going To Prom

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Madison is going to prom tonight.  We spent some time this afternoon…

Missy & Kyle’s Wedding – April 7, 2017

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Missy and Kyle were married at Washington County Fair Park and…
Glacier Hills Wedding Selfie

Kari & Ted’s Wedding – October 22, 2016

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Kari and Ted were married at Glacier Hills Park near Holy Hill…
Delafield Hotel Bride Looking Out Window

Mimi & Jim’s Wedding – October 8, 2016

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Mimi and Jim were married at the Delafield Hotel on October 8th.…
Family Photos

A Family Photo Shoot – Cedarburg, WI

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I did a family photo shoot in Cedarburg on Monday night that…
Grand March Bride and Groom Waukesha

Kathryn & Jason’s Wedding – September 10, 2016

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Kathryn and Jason were married at the Holiday Inn in Pewaukee,WI…
Watertown Brother and Sister on Bridge

A Family Photo Shoot – Watertown, WI

I did a family photo shoot in Watertown for a friend a few weeks…

Ricardo and Tim’s Wedding – July 15, 2016

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When I started thinking about how I was going to write this blog…
Brothers at Menomonee Park

A Family Photo Shoot at Menomonee Park

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I had this family photo shoot scheduled for a few weeks.  It…
Bride and Groom kiss in the woods

Danielle and Mike’s Wedding – April 23, 2016

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Danielle and Mike were married at Glacier Hills County Park in…

Anna and Andrew’s Wedding – February 27, 2016

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Anna and Andrew were married at Brooklife Church in Mukwonago,…
Winter Wedding Wisconsin

Jessica & Kris’ Wedding – January 16, 2016

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Jessica and Kris were married at St. Anthony's on the Lake in…

Danielle and Mike Engagement Photos

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In April I will shoot the wedding of Danielle and Mike at Glacier…

Crystal & Dan’s Wedding – November 21, 2015

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A long, long time ago there was a little girl with strawberry…

Anna & Matthew’s Wedding – November 14, 2015

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Anna and Matthew were married at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield,…

Bethany & Andy’s Wedding – November 7, 2015

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Bethany and Andy were married held a small wedding ceremony/reception…
Bride and Groom lock arms

Emily & Kevin’s Wedding – October 10, 2015

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Emily and Kevin were married at St. Joseph's Catholic Church…
Bridal party on kids playground

Mere & Kyle’s Wedding – September 12, 2015

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Mere and Kyle were married on September 12, 2015 at Queen of…
Big Red Church Milwaukee

Molly & Phil’s Wedding – August 15, 2015

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Molly and Phil were married on August 15th, 2015 at Calvary…

Jennifer & Nicholas’ Wedding – July 31, 2015

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I have to start this blog post out by apologizing to Jennifer…
Engagement Photos July 2015

Anna and Matthew Engagement Photos

In November I will shoot the wedding of Anna and Matthew at Elmbrook…

Kristen & William’s Wedding – July 13, 2015

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Monday night I shot the wedding of Kristen and William at the…
Wedding at a Golf Course

Jodi & Matt’s Wedding – June 28, 2015

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Back in 2012-13 my daughter was a student in Mrs. Engstrom’s…

Jessica & Chris Wedding – June 20, 2015

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Jessica and Chris were married last Saturday at Brookfield…
Pewaukee Lake Bride and Groom

Courtney & Josh’s Wedding – May 16, 2015

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Courtney and Josh were married last Saturday at St. Dominic's…

How To Choose A Location For Engagement Photos

Choosing the location for your engagement photos can be difficult.…
Music Master Entertainment

Need A Good Wedding DJ?

During consultations I get asked how many pictures I take during…
Bride and Groom on Park Bench

Julie & Mike’s Wedding – October 11, 2014

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Julie and Mike were married at St. Rita's church in West Allis…
Hailey Senior Picture 2014

Hailey Senior Pictures – October 7, 2014

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It's time for Hailey's senior pictures!  Here are a few photos…
Fall leaves and wedding rings

Jessica & Jon’s Wedding – October 4, 2014

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Jessica and Jon were married at the Seven Seas in Hartland last…
Ben Senior Pictures 2014

Ben Senior Pictures – October 5, 2014

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Here are a few photos from my photo shoot with Ben from Sunday.…
Marissa Senior Pictures 2014

Marisa Senior Pictures – October 5, 2014

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I shot many photos over this past weekend.  One shoot I had…
Difficult child to photograph

The Dreaded Photo Shoot

You would think that being a photographer means that I have millions…
Look Your Best In Photos

How To Look Your Best In Photos

I don’t know how many photos of myself I have seen and not…
Kate and Andrew Wedding

Kate & Andrew’s Wedding – August 23, 2014

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Kate and Andrew were married at Christ the Victor Church in New…
Reasons to Hire A Mom

5 Reasons To Hire A Mom

I have heard many times over the years that admitting to being…
Kate and Rebecca Wedding

Kate & Andrew Are Getting Married!

On May 7, 2011 I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding for Kurt…
Wedding Photos Menomonee Falls

Chris & Cassie’s Wedding – August 15, 2014

I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos from that very…
Trick or Treating

Chris and Cassie Are Getting Married!

When I was an eighth grader, my grade school took volunteers…
Bride and Groom Kiss Under A Milwaukee Bridge

Top 3 Things to Look For When Hiring a Wedding Photographer

Someone who fits your personality I have stated this in…
To Do List

A Little Advice For Your Wedding Day

I have shot so many weddings that I have lost count. I have seen…
Groom Gives Bride Bear Hug

Samantha & Nathan’s Wedding – August 2, 2014

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Samantha & Nathan were married yesterday at the Family Farm…
vintage camera

Tips For Composing Great Photos

Rule Of Thirds The rule of thirds is a good idea to keep in…
Mother Son Wedding

I love my customers!

I really do love my customers!! I received two more glowing reviews…
Flowers & Rings

Megan & Brad’s Wedding – June 28, 2014

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Megan and Brad are hitched! It was a great day. (Sorry this blog…
Maternity Photography - Couple by the Water

Deanna & Shawn – A Maternity Photo Session

Last week I had the pleasure of shooting Deanna and Shawn for…
money

Am I A Cheap Wedding Photographer?

I get a lot of business because my prices are hundreds - sometimes…

Megan & Brad Are Getting Married!

Last September I had the pleasure of taking engagement photos…
Jason Senior Picture

Slow Down

Tonight I shot senior photos for a great family from Waukesha.…