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Stress-Free Family Formal Wedding Photos: The Ultimate Guide for Wisconsin Brides & Planners

Stress-Free Family Formal Wedding Photos Planning a wedding is filled with unforgettable moments, and capturing family formal photos is a crucial part of the day. For Wisconsin brides, especially those in Central Wisconsin with large extended families, efficiency is key to enjoying every moment. James Stokes Photography understands the unique challenges faced by brides in […]


Courtney & Chase // The Village Church Mosinee Wisconsin Wedding

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Courtney & Chase // The Village Church Mosinee Wisconsin Wedding

In the serene beauty of Wisconsin, Courtney and Chase celebrated their love story at The Village Church in Kronenwetter. As their wedding photographer, I had the honor of capturing every moment of their magical day, from the tender exchange of vows to the joyous celebration that followed at Ciao in Wausau. Courtney, radiant in her […]

Jedidiah & Melinda // St. Paul's Lutheran Church Medford WI Wedding


Jedidiah & Melinda // St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Medford WI Wedding

Jedidiah and Melinda’s wedding day was a remarkable testament to the enduring power of love. Their traditional church wedding, held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Medford, WI, followed by a joyous reception at The Historic Thorp Quonset Hall, encapsulated the timeless beauty of their commitment to one another. As we delve into the details […]

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Best Wedding Venues in Wisconsin

Are you in search of the ideal wedding venue in Wisconsin to create unforgettable memories? We have curated a list of the top wedding venues in the state that will leave you spellbound. From rustic barns to enchanting vineyard, we have options to suit every couple’s style and preferences. Let’s start your wedding planning journey […]


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've spent the past decade focused on capturing the stories of down-to-earth Midwest couples and families. We firmly believe that every story, including yours, is distinct and precious, warranting an exceptional narrative.

With years of experience in lifestyle and portraiture, as well as commercial work, we have finely tuned our skills. Our images radiate an elegant, genuine, and unapologetically natural essence, meticulously curated in anthology form. Whether it's the honor of documenting sacred unions, creating family heirlooms, or any narrative in between, we perceive photography as the means through which we share the God-given gifts, ultimately bringing glory to His name.



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The wisdom we've gained over the past ten years while establishing our business is something we eagerly pass on to emerging, passionate photographers who aspire to make a difference in the world through their craft.




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