Hillary & Heinz had an awesome Milwaukee-themed wedding! The day started with them getting ready at The Pfister Hotel with their wedding party where we captured the exciting finishing touches before it was time for their First Look. Heinz was waiting for Hillary at the top of the staircase, and she looked beautiful making her way up to him :) Then she tapped him on the shoulder, he turned around, and their reactions to seeing each other were priceless! So much joy…

After some portraits around the historic hotel, we all made our way to Church of the Gesu on Marquette University’s campus (where Hillary & Heinz both went to school). They were all smiles, and we loved seeing how excited they were to be marrying each other!

Their ceremony was so touching, and Hillary and Heinz looked elated as they made their way down the aisle as Newlyweds! Then we made our way around campus for some pictures of them with their fun wedding party. The Joan of Arc Chapel and all the great landscaping made a perfect backdrop for their portraits. Before joining their guests at their reception, they also planned in a stop at South Shore Park in Bay View.

Arriving at their reception, we loved all of their Milwaukee decor seen in heart cut-outs sprinkling the gift table, fun place cards and a delicious cupcake display.

The evening was filled with really great speeches, an excellent band and a packed dance floor!

Congratulations, Hillary & Heinz! You are such a sweet couple, and we’re honored that we had the privilege of being your photographers! We’re so happy you had such a lovely wedding day, and we wish you many happy years…


Ceremony: Church of the Gesu

Reception: Rail Hall by Gravity


Attire: Amelishan Bridal

Band: Zachary Wade Music

Caterer: Saz’s Hospitality Group

Cupcakes: Sweet Tooth

Florist: The Flower Lady

Invitations & Such: Etsy

Jewelry: LizziBeth

Photobooth: Shutterbooth

Planner: Timeless Events

Rings: Lyle Husar Designs

Salon (and portraits): The Pfister Hotel, WELL Salon + Spa

Videographer: Video Verité

02 creative photojournalism | groom getting ready for wedding at pfister 03 wisconsin themed wedding invitations, save the date | wedding dress hanging at pfister 04 lace cap sleeve wedding dress | bride getting ready for wedding 05 editorial and fashion-inspired wedding party portraits at pfister hotel 06 bride and groom's first look before wedding | pfister hotel 07 romantic wedding portraits at pfister hotel, staircase 08 creative wedding pictures at milwaukee's pfister hotel | reminisce studio 09 dipping and candid picture of bride & groom walking by pfister hotel 10 groom's reaction to seeing bride walk down aisle, gesu church marquette 11 church of the gesu wedding, marquette university campus, milwaukee 12 candid pictures of bride & groom, parents during wedding ceremony 13 black and white photojournalism | couple exchanging rings 14 fist bumping bridesmaids during wedding ceremony, sign of peace 15 blessing newlyweds during wedding ceremony at gesu, milwaukee 16 first kiss and wedding recessional, gesu church milwaukee 17 newlyweds' portrait at gesu church with rose window, french gothic architecture, milwaukee 18 wedding portraits by joan of arc chapel, marquette univeristy milwaukee 19 modern wedding pictures of newlyweds on marquette university campus, milwaukee 20 fun wedding pictures at south shore park, bay view 21 groom lifting bride, romantic wedding pictures at south shore park, bay view 22 rail hall wedding reception, milwaukee 23 milwaukee, wisconsin themed wedding | cake, place cards, centerpieces 24 sweet tooth bakery & saz's catering, milwaukee-themed wedding 25 grand march at rail hall milwaukee wedding 26 candid photod during father-of-the-bride speech 27 candid pictures during best man and maid of honor speeches 28 first dance with string lights 29 the zachary wade project, milwaukee band at wedding reception 30 guests having fun, dancing at hillary & heinz' wedding reception 31 zachary wade project, milwaukee band at wedding reception 32 fun dance floor with live music at hillary & heinz' wedding reception 33 heartfelt wedding photography | guests slow-dancing at reception 34 ring shot | wedding bands | milwaukee wisconsin themed wedding