For Brides, Wedding

Bridal Bouquet Tip for the Bride-to-Be

There are so many expenses when it comes to wedding planning. Many brides have to prioritize what they want to invest in. As a wedding photographer, I just want to give a little tip that can save money and make a huge impact on the way your images turn out. If you’re having trouble making […]


For Brides, Wedding

7 Personalized Bridesmaid Gifts That Come from the Heart

Something new, something useful, something personalized—these can very well be the theme of your bridesmaid gifts. Such presents show your gratitude to your friends, sisters, or relatives whose presence and help in your wedding have been most helpful.  Selecting gifts for your lovely bridesmaids is not meant to be super easy. But it doesn’t have […]

Wedding Venues

For Brides, Wedding

Stunning Wedding Venues in Wisconsin

2020: Despite the challenges, there is still much to be thankful for. Katie and I are were fortunate to capture these memorable weddings from these stunning wedding venues. And if you are planning a Wisconsin wedding, you are indeed fortunate to have a wide selection of beautiful venues to choose from. Here are just some […]

Mary mother of the Church Wedding La Crosse WI

For Brides, For Grooms, Uncategorized, Wedding

Faythe & Derek // Mary Mother of The Church La Crosse Wisconsin Wedding

Ceremony Venue: Mary Mother of The Church | Reception Venue: The Cargill Room at The Waterfront | Wedding Planner: The Waterfront | Bridal Dress: Marah’s Elegant Bridal | Bridesmaid Attire: Azazie | Rings: Howe’s Diamond Jewelers | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Charlotte’s Bridal & Formal Wear | Cake or Desserts: Meringue Bakery | Caterer: The […]

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For Brides, For Grooms, Wedding

How to Make Sure Your Wedding Photos Are a Success

Not only does everyone want their wedding to be perfect, but they also want their wedding to be captured perfectly. It’s incredibly exciting to receive the photos from your big day back from the photographer, and with any luck, you’ll fall in love with every picture that was taken! Here are a few tips to […]


Weddings Medford Wisconsin

For Brides, Uncategorized, Wedding

4 Ways a Wedding Planner Can Help You Save Money

Do you think you can control your marriage expenses and stay within budget if you plan your wedding by yourself? Katie and I got married on a shoestring budget over 10 years ago. While we weren’t in school at the time, balancing life while planning a wedding can be challenging to say the least. We […]

What you should ask your wedding photographer

For Brides, Personal

Things You Should Tell Your Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day is one of the most beautiful celebrations in your life. Finally, all of those details that you’ve planned come together, and your friends and family surround you to celebrate this next chapter in your life. You want to make sure your wedding is how you imagined, while never missing a moment. This […]

Rustic Wisconsin wedding photos - James Stokes

For Brides

Wedding Etiquette: Invitation Essentials and Timing

It all starts with the invitation, the centerpiece of your wedding stationery. But, what else needs to go in that ever important envelope? Your wedding invitation sets the tone for your wedding and tells the who, what, when, where of the day. It can be very confusing (since you only pick these out once in […]

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