We are Christine & Justin!
Wisconsin Elopement Photographers who believe your wedding day & photographs should be filled with your personalities!
The year 2023 flew by, and doing this recap feels so odd; it went by way too fast! I swear this year was the very best in so many ways. We saw many of the happiest moments and some of the most challenging ones. I photographed some of the best weddings and elopements in Northern Minnesota and Southern California! We took some of the best photos of our career and challenged ourselves to new things.
There were so many things along the way that surprised us! Like a rad ceremony on top of a ski hill on a beautiful snowy day! A mini blizzard during an intimate ceremony by the lake in Madison in April. Being hired to photograph a wedding two days before, as their photographer canceled on them at the last minute and photographed a super laid-back wedding in Southern California! We were able to see Palm Springs and Joshua Tree for the first time!
Photographed two amazing Northern Shore Minnesota Elopements, both super blustery and couples that loved every moment! With one of them having a downpour during their ceremony! They were soaking wet but laughing the whole time! The Bride dried off with the bathroom hand dryer!
This year was the most intimate elopement and wedding we’ve photographed, and it truly felt like each couple planned a day they absolutely full heartedly loved! They didn’t feel pressured to have a wedding day any other way. They got married, surrounded by wildflowers, danced by a waterfall, and embraced in a greenhouse! We had weddings that had no wedding parties and some with large wedding parties.
The uniqueness of each wedding was freaking amazing! We photographed in backyards, favorited parks, capital lawns, lakeside, and beautiful modern warehouses. Beautiful wedding gowns covered in flowers, black, accessorized with jean & leather jackets, and modern white! Suits of all colors and even a few tuxes!
Justin officiated some beautiful elopements this year. Each time this happens, my heart fills with so much joy. Seeing him marry two beautiful souls is simply beautiful. We joke all the time that Justin got pulled into photographing with me. And there are times I think he hates it, but when he gets to be a part of the couple’s memories and stories, it’s extra special for me. I fall slightly more in love with him when he comes up with ideas and poses and tries new things. And, of course, our couple loves his ability to joke and call on songs!
My all-time favorite part of photographing weddings and elopements is the beautiful little pockets of joy everywhere! The hugs, smiles, happy tears, and simple embraces. It’s the best high ever!
We haven’t blogged about some of these stunning wedding days, but we must share them! These are just a few of my favorite photos and moments. To say that I love my job is an understatement. I am thankful and honored to have been a part of these beautiful days and wish these rad couples even more beautiful moments in their years together!
Now sit back, grab a drink & enjoy some rad photos!