Karie - Mukwonago, WI Senior Session

 We had a BLAST at Karie's senior session - and frozen custard. Karie's family has been friends with mine since I can remember, so I was super excited when they asked me to take her senior photos! A few years back, they moved out to the suburbs of Mukwonago, so some of her friends couldn't believe she grew up on the South Side of Milwaukee, which gave me a great idea for one of our locations!

                After a quick stop at Whitnall Park, we headed to St. Alexander's which Karie attended until 8th grade.  Last, but certainly not least, we finished up at Leon's - a popular South Milwaukee spot for chili dogs and frozen custard since the 1940's. Of course we couldn't stop without getting some frozen custard ourselves!  

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Matt & Becca - Caribou Bay Retreat - Up North Wisconsin Wedding

Matt & Becca are absolutely amazing people who together create an unstoppable team. I was so honored to shoot the beginning of the end of their love story in central Wisconsin at Caribou Bay Retreat in Coloma. Located on the Ice Age Trail, Caribou Bay Retreat is a private getaway with a cabin and guest house situated on 35 acres of breathtaking landscape and its own lake. After just a short phone call, Becca was set on me to capture their big day. I knew it would be absolutely incredible from how she described the day unfolding. The ceremony was held atop the hill overlooking the lake, surrounded by towering pine trees. Immediately after they said "I do," the wedding party headed to the cabin for a shot of Jameson and with that, it was time to celebrate love! 

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Sam & Ryan - Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Destination Wedding

Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Destination Wedding - Emerald Tide Photography

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Apple Picking at the Elegant Farmer - Mukwonago, WI
Trenton - 2017 Senior - Waterford Union High School

Trenton's senior session was a breeze! We started atop a parking structure in Downtown Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. We wandered among the streets near MIAD and along the river.

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Cassie & Kevin - Engaged!

I met with Cassie & Kevin over margaritas and I was SO excited when they booked their wedding with me for next year! We had a blast over wine and a sunset storm along Lake Michigan in Whitefish Bay, just north of Milwaukee. As the storm rolled in from the distance, the clouds and lightening made for some waves and great light!

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Emily | Lake Geneva

It was a beautiful day in Lake Geneva and I'm so glad I got the chance to catch up with this gorgeous girl! I asked her to model for me while we scouted the perfect locations for this year's senior sessions in Lake Geneva, WI. After a few beers and half price appetizers at Champs, we started out in the parking lot behind Main St. and worked our way down the alley - needless to say we had an amazing afternoon - I'm so glad I got to spend it with Emily and, come on, she looked BOMB in the new additions to my style closet (check out that dress omg).

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Norb & Darlene - 50th Anniversary Party

On April 2nd, we surprised Grandma & Grandpa with a 50th Wedding Anniversary party - even though they told us not to. We HAD to celebrate this amazing life and family they had created over the last 50 years, and we had to do it the right way! Friends and family came from all over for drinks, delicious appetizers, and of course the best company around. Thank you again for everyone taking the time to celebrate with us all. 

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