Adam & Markki’s Vibrant Northern Wisconsin Wedding Celebration at Rondele Ranch

A Love Story for the Ages Adam and Markki’s journey together began in the hallways of their middle school, where their friendship blossomed into a love story that has spanned eight incredible years. High school sweethearts turned soulmates, their bond was cemented with a romantic proposal during a family vacation in the Bahamas in February […]


Kiara & Carter // Devil's Lake Engagement


Wisconsin Wedding Trends 2024 – Insights from James Stokes Photography

Wedding trends are akin to the seasons — they shift and change, bringing new flavor and freshness to the timeless cycle of love and commitment. In the heart of the Midwest, Wisconsin has recently witnessed a remarkable shift in how couples choose to say “I do.” This isn’t about following the latest fad; it’s a […]

Nick & Sam // Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Medford WI

Sam & Nick // Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Wisconsin Wedding

In the heart of a warm and vibrant summer, love blossomed amid the lush embrace of nature at the enchanting Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The air was filled with a sense of anticipation and joy as friends and family gathered to celebrate the union of two souls – Sam and Nick. As […]

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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.

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