Jared and Amber were a blast to work with! We clicked instantly when photographing their engagement photos in downtown Milwaukee almost exactly one year before their wedding day. Amber is a radiation therapist, while Jared works in PR for a well-known sports team. They met while in college at UW-La Crosse.
We had the pleasure of photographing their day from start to finish! We started the day out at Scottfree Salon with the ladies getting hair and makeup done. Amber said she was surprisingly calm that morning, but got little sleep due to nerves, so coffee was necessary! The salon had beautiful natural lighting. While getting her makeup done, Amber got to relax in a private makeup room anticipating the excitement of the day.
Jared on the other hand got ready at his hotel with his dad and groomsmen. It was the cutest thing when his dad and little brother helped him get ready in his tux!
At the church Amber got into her wedding dress. We coordinated a time before the ceremony to photograph Jared and Amber exchanging personal letters and gifts with each other. There were many happy tears and it created a very sweet photo opportunity. The Catholic ceremony was beautiful and a true testament to the love they have for each other.
There are no words to express how photogenic Amber, Jared, and the rest of their bridal party was, so we’ll let these upcoming photos speak for themselves. We kept sending prayers to the sky that it wouldn’t rain! Even as we drove to Frame Park it was still sitting at 50% chance for rain. We took the risk and it was worth it. They were so relaxed about the whole thing, that's why we love these guys. So thankfully the rain held off, and it was well into the night before it down poured!
The party got started right away at the reception, with many candid moments between family and friends. Our eyes got a little watery during the father/daughter dance because we love it when a little emotion is shown for daddy’s little girl. Our favorite part of the venue was the atmosphere; we thought the red uplighting in the room added such a romantic and modern flare to it.
Even though we’ll still remain in touch, we were kind of bummed when the night was over! It meant that our yearlong prep for this day had come to an end. We wish Jared and Amber all the best on their future together as husband and wife!
Ceremony Venue: St. Leonard Congregation
Bridal Party Photos: Frame Park
Reception Venue: Country Springs Hotel
Wedding Dress & Veil: Heim's Bridal Shop
Bride’s Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Scottfree Salon
Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom’s Tux: Men's Warehouse
Groomsmen Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Videographer: Vital Images
DJ: Muzic In Motion
Flowers: Designs Etc
Cake: Gigi's Cupcakes
Officiant: Fr. Hartmann