I believe with all of my heart that I photographed the Best Wisconsin Weddings of the Year and putting together just a few of my favorite photographs brought me so much joy. As I went through these Wisconsin weddings from 2017, I was blown away that these amazing couples choose me to be the wedding photographer to tell their wedding day story. I am so humbled to have this privilege & to witness such love on such special days.
I photographed in the rain more than ever before! I photographed beautiful off beat ceremonies with heartfelt songs & vows. I photographed sacred traditional ceremonies and sacraments. I photographed laughter, tears, joy & hope. I photographed friendships and life long bonds. I photographed images that will stand the test of time and become the family heirlooms we all treasure and hold dear to our hearts… images that will served to tell our stories long after we are here to do so ourselves. What a journey, I’m so grateful.
Please enjoy this small selection of images from the past year… each day a truly unique and beautiful beginning. I will link to each wedding at the very end of the post if you want to see more.
This year was fantastic to say the least. I had the pleasure of telling 15 wedding day stories, would you like to see more from their stories, check out the links below!
An untraditional backyard wedding celebration at dusk with Paula & BJ
A rainy Milwaukee wedding in the third ward with Luke & Rachel
A double Indian/Catholic at The Edgewater with Nima & David
An outdoor Northwoods wedding on the shores of a norther lake with Dylan & Carlie
An elegant downtown Madison wedding at The Edgewater & Park Hotel with Ashley & Nick.
An Intimate Olbrich Gardens wedding combining two families with Matt & Tonya.
An perfect Madison Saturday wedding on the square complete with a walk down State street with Alex & Bridget.
A beautiful Catholic wedding at stunning country church with Luke & Lianna.
A rainy fall day at Paradise Park and High Noon Saloon wedding with Nikki, Jon and Jordy, their pup who stole the show!
A stunning DIY Camp Rotamer wedding in Janesville with Rob & Tammy.
A Catholic wedding and reception at the unique Armory in Janesville with Jessica & Pete.
A summer sunset wedding at Rotary Gardens in Janesville with Jon & Sonya.
A Sunday brunch wedding at Boerner Botanical Garden’s in Milwaukee with Rachel & Mike.
A Catholic Wedding & Reception at Circus World with Katie & Nick
A perfect Summer Wedding at the Fields Reserve in Stoughton with Amy & Andy.
A vintage inspired wedding in Beloit with Mary & Tom.
I loved 2017 and am so looking forward to the beautiful stories yet to come! If you know of someone who is planning a wedding for 2018 or 2019 tell them about me. Tell them I’m a photographer who loves telling beautiful wedding day stories. I don’t care so much how perfect your wedding day details will be but more about the way you look at each other while saying I do… about the way you laugh during the best man’s toast. The gentle smile your Mom gives you as you glide around the dance floor with your father… The small moments on big days are what I live for.
I’m Karly Schafer a photographer & storyteller email me I’d love to here from you.