Stephanie & Jonathan are such a sweet couple, and they couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day! They finished getting ready at The Watermark at Shully’s, and we loved capturing them open cards from each other- so thoughtful!

Soon it was time for the Kabbalat Panim. One of our favorite moments to capture was the Breaking of the Plate by their mothers. Their hug afterward was so joyous! Stephanie and Jonathan were so happy as they were surrounded by their loved ones, and everyone was looking forward to the Badeken. Having not seen or spoken to each other for the week before the wedding, their expressions in seeing each other were priceless!

After Jonathan lovingly veiled Stephanie, it was time for their Jewish wedding ceremony under the elegant chuppah. The two of them live in Las Vegas, and Wisconsin fortunately welcomed them with fantastic weather for their outdoor wedding. When Stephanie, her mother and Jonathan’s mother circled Jonathan seven times, many of their guests were moved to tears- how beautiful!

Ketubah in hand, Stephanie and her groom looked elated as Jonathan broke the glass, concluding their touching ceremony. The newlyweds were led to the yichud for some alone time before joining us for portraits. The area around The Watermark at Shully’s was a great backdrop with the cute Thiensville buildings, bridges, parkway/riverwalk and gardens. They were so thrilled to be married, and it really came through in their portraits :) Then we joined their wedding party for some pictures with the fun group before it was time to join their guests at the reception!

The rest of the evening was filled with moving speeches & toasts and lively dancing! Their two families really came together, and we loved capturing all the smiles and celebrations.

Congratulations, Stephanie & Jonathan! We’re so happy for you two, and we’re thrilled that we could both be your photographers! You’re a wonderful pair, and we wish you many happy years…


Ceremony, Reception & Caterer: The Watermark at Shully’s

Cake: Dina Menzl-Russo

DJ: Double Platinum DJ Service

Florist: Floral-ific Creations

Planner: Laura Gross

Videographer: One Fine Day Productions

02 creative picture of wedding dress hanging, ivory bouquets 05 groom reading card from bride 06 mother of the bride helping fasten wedding dress buttons 07 reflection of bride putting in earrings, bridesmaid helping with veil 09 candid pictures of bride adjusting dress 11 groom being toasted at tisch 12 bride tearing up, reading card from groom 13 groom and men during kabbalat anim 14 bride and women during kabbalat panim 16 mothers and breaking of the plate during kabbalat panim 17 bride and groom seeing each other during badeken 18 groom veiling bride during badeken 19 badeken during jewish wedding at shully's watermark 20 emotional badeken at shully's watermark, bride crying 25 wisconsin outdoor jewish wedding at shully's watermark, ketubah 23 bridesmaids and groomsmen during jewish wedding | watermark at shully's 24 giving of the ring and seven blessings during outdoor jewish wedding ceremony26 black and white candid photos of guests' reactions during wedding ceremony 27 breaking of the glass, newlyweds on their way to yichud 28 newlyweds' wedding portraits on bridge in thiensville, wisconsin 29 candid newlyweds' wedding portraits on bridge in thiensville, wisconsin 30 romantic portraits of bride and groom by shully's' roses 31 modern wedding party pictures on bridge at shully's watermark, thiensville wisconsin 32 timeless black and white wedding pictures of bride & groom, wedding party 33 creative & romantic summer wedding pictures of newlyweds on bridge, with daylilies 35 blue & yellow jewish wedding reception at the watermark at shully's 36 newlyweds' grand march 37 hora at jewish wedding | watermark at shully's 38 men dancing at jewish wedding reception 39 women dancing at jewish wedding reception 41 speeches & toasts at wedding reception | watermark at shully's 42 bride & groom cutting cake 43 birkat hamazon at jewish wedding reception 44 mothers dancing with each other at wisconsin wedding reception, shully's watermark 46 candid wedding photography | women dancing 48 bride & groom's first dance with blue up-lighting 49 father-daughter and mother-son dances with back-lighting 50 watermark at shully's dance floor 51 bride & groom joining guests on dance floor