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Summer Wedding at Golden Mast Inn on Okauchee Lake | Hartford, Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Alright, ladies & gents!


Welcome to the wedding of John & Alyssa! I just loved photographing this celebration... A first look with dad, a first look with bride & groom, a wedding party pontoon expedition on Okauchee Lake and a gorgeous gaggle of people celebrating alongside a fabulous couple!! The couple's nuptials were exchanged at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hartland, WI and their reception festivities were unleashed at the Golden Mast in Okauchee!


Ok, let's jump into the First Look between Alyssa & her dad... it's a trend I'm seeing more and more, and I'm totally here for it. I absolutely love that this component of a wedding day brings out the emotions for dad and his little lady right off the bat... such great memories to look back on!! Cue the tears in 5, 4, 3, 2 1....







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St. Charles Catholic Church in Hartland, Wisconsin

Whew, okay...did you need a Kleenex for that little series of images? I sure did!!
Shall we move onto the First Look between bride & groom? The set-up for John and Alyssa's First Look was the same as the father/daughter First Look, but you always have creative liberty to arrange whatever type of backdrop you want for these types of photo opps! I love brainstorming and being an active part of the planning process for my couples!








First Look Wedding Photography
The debate between a First Look and keeping things traditional continues to persist... many couples opt to do a First Look because it can assist with the overall logistics of the day. Taking care of some portraits prior to the ceremony may allow the couple more time with their guests during cocktail hour, when formal photos typically take place. Keeping things traditional is always a viable option as I know that walking down the aisle to your groom is what fairytale dreams are made of! I'm flexible and happy to accommodate either scenario for my couples!


A few finishing touches before the ceremony begins...



The "I dos"...




This bombshell couple brings out the best in each other and I think it shows.


I love a combination of photography styles on a wedding day and try to incorporate a bit of everything to ensure a robust, beautify final gallery. Posed images are a must, but I love acting as a fly on the wall, capturing organic moments as they unfold.




Time to showcase the happy couple!
John and Alyssa's wedding party was a hoot! Tons of energy and quite frankly, lots of beauty!


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I always think a cigar break is great fun!






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Pro tip: Include a boat ride in your wedding day planning...heheh




John and Alyssa's reception at the Golden Mast was lovely and full of joy! And how about that wall of floor to ceiling windows?!!

The First Dance
Congratulations to John & Alyssa!!
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Whimsical Roots Photography collaborates with couples who LOVE to laugh, don't take themselves too seriously and are willing to get silly in order to capture truly reflective, candid moments of the love they share.


Whimsical Roots Photography is on fire for documenting love stories in Wisconsin and beyond. The passion Andrea shares with her clients translates to beautiful imagery and an amazing client experience. If you're seeking a fun-loving, spirited wedding photographer, contact Whimsical Roots Photography today. You won't regret it!


andrea@whimsicalroots.com 262-229-0196














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