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Welcome to our blog! We are a husband & wife photography team based in Madison, Wisconsin who document weddings & anniversaries for joyful couples who believe in marriage. This blog is a journal about real love stories, marriage & our own adventures along the way! We are so glad you're here — please stay awhile!




Brendon + Laura | Madison + Cross Plains WI Wedding | Happy Nerves.

May 7, 2014

To begin this most wonderful wedding post, I have to quick share the story of how I first met Laura + Brendon, our lovely couple : ) One of Laura’s co-workers is an acquaintance of mine from college + actually got Laura + Brendon an engagement session with me for their engagement present!! Nice gift, right?!?! Hence, I met L + B at the terrace last August for their engagement session + little did I know, they would end up booking me to shoot their wedding because we just had such a great time together!! Our relationship was fate : ) 

Fast forward to this past week … it rained literally every single day. It was absolutely gloomy, cold, + depressing for seven days straight. Of course, I was checking the weather compulsively for Saturday’s forecast—and it wasn’t supposed to rain!! Thank goodness the weatherman was right! We had partly cloudy skies + temperatures in the 60s. Let’s just say, everyone was in great spirits : ) The day could not have been more perfect for a spring wedding here in Wisconsin.

The ceremony took place at a beautiful Catholic church in Middleton, WI, that was lined from floor to ceiling with the most gorgeous stained glass windows. The bridal party, with their blue + orange tones, fit right in with the colors of the church!! After the ceremony, we headed to a small town nearby to take some shots at a cool old building downtown + then at a park that had a lookout point spanning the rolling hills of the countryside : ) We ended the night at a hotel on Madison’s west side, where delicious cake + dancing ensued : ) 

Laura + Brendon, we LOVED spending the day with you guys–THANK YOU for choosing us to be such a special part of your celebration!! We wish you the best in your marriage + life together from here on out!! Many, many blessings, you two!!!! -M+C

Caleb got this shot of the stained glass reflected in the water basin at the front of the church. Amazing!!

When Caleb + I were reflecting on the day, we both commented on how the demeanor of both Brendon + Laura completely changed following the ceremony–from TOTALLY nervous beforehand to EXUDING joy + happiness afterwards; it was pretty precious : ) 

Ooooh I just LOVE this, Laura!!! 

There may have been lots of tears immediately following this moment : ) They blamed me for it!! Haha!

Daddy daughter <3

There’s that joy I was talking about!!!

One of my favorites : )

Aaaaand, this is how the bridal party traveled … in style ; )

What a good-looking group!!

Some favorites both above + below!!!

Laura made the cake topper herself : ) 

… and they danced the night away : )


Ceremony: St. Bernard Catholic Church, Middleton, Wisconsin

Reception: Hilton Garden Inn West, Middleton, Wisconsin

Florals: Hy-Vee West Floral Department

Entertainment: Senn Alan Band

Cake: Craig’s Cakes

Dress: Moments to Cherish

Bridesmaids: Moments to Cherish

Groomsmen: Nedrebos

Hair: Kari Hillebrand

Make-up: Kristin Schwarz


  1. Lisa

    May 7th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Wow!!! Those turned out soo good! What great photography. I had such a good time, clearly because I’m smiling my butt off in all the pictures! Congrats Laura and Brendon.

  2. Kristin

    May 9th, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Wonderful job on the photos, wow they’re so amazing! All of the emotion and excitement was captured and brought me back to that awesome Saturday afternoon. 🙂 Congratulations Laura and Brendon on a beautiful ceremony, an outrageously fun reception, and the start of a wonderful life together as Mr. and Mrs. Leary!

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