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Adam & Kelly | A Colorful Wedding at The New Berlin Hills Golf Course in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

July 27, 2016

As soon as their engagement session was over last summer, we couldn’t WAIT to spend time with these two again!! Adam + Kelly are easily two of the kindest + most lovable people I have ever met. They bring SO much joy to the space they are in + have this way of making everyone feel so included, loved, + just downright HAPPY! They love to have a good time + celebrate the big AND little moments life has to offer. Now those are the kind of people I want to spend more time with!!

I have known Adam’s family for a long time since he + I grew up in the same small town in Central Wisconsin!! It was super fun to get to see a lot of familiar faces at the wedding, but also to meet so many new people! I cannot say enough good things about getting to know Kelly’s family + bridesmaids throughout the day — they were FUN, joyful, full of endless compliments + encouragement, supportive, + overflowing with love + emotion for Kelly as she became a wife to the man of her dreams : ) In the morning when the girls were getting ready, Adam’s sister Ashley delivered a letter from Adam to Kelly. First, Kelly read it quietly + tearfully to herself. She then asked one of her Maids of Honor, Marie, to read it out loud to everyone else. Marie only made it about halfway through the letter before she, too, was uncontrollably crying + Adam’s sister (who had already proofread it + was prepared for the emotion), finished reading for everyone to hear. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room, + I’m so thankful that I got to not only document this moment, but was able to hear all of the beautiful things Adam had to say to Kelly on the morning of their wedding. I’m going to agree 100% with Adam’s best man, Blake, when he said during his toast that these two are a perfect match for one another : )

Although we had some timeline changes due to a crazy day of stormy weather, Adam + Kelly were able to get married outside at the New Berlin Hills Golf Course as originally planned. We had a short, 50-minute window before dusk where the rain let up + these two were married in what was (in my opinion!) such a dreamy, magical, + romantic ceremony setting. Everything was so still + quiet in between storms … there was mist in the air + the trees overhead were droopy with rain drops. The bright + beautiful flowers just popped from the gray tones of the foggy backdrop + everyone CHEERED as the bridal party + then bride herself made their way down the aisle. No matter what Mother Nature threw at them, these two were getting MARRIED — the reason for it all anyway. Their ceremony might go down as one of my favorites in history … I just have this feeling about that ; ) You really had to be there to experience the emotion, love, + ambience of it all. Truly breath-taking : )

Adam + Kelly — thank you for sharing your lives with us + for bringing so much FUN + joy into everything you do!! May you be blessed with DECADES of sweet + exciting moments together, + may you never stop laughing, being goofy, + bringing so much happiness to those around you : ) Enjoy some of our favorites from your day!! XOXO : )

Such a GREAT group : )!!!

After arriving to the golf course, the original plan was to push back the ceremony a bit while waiting for the rain to pass. When it didn’t let up, Adam + Kelly decided to do a first look/grand entrance with all of their guests … because they were tired of waiting so long to see each other!! It was a great decision!! : )

They were then able to enjoy cocktail hour + dinner together while it continued to rain, holding off on the ceremony until things cleared up!!


Okay, I love these ones too!!!!

Time to get married!!!!

YESSSSS!! Married!!!!!!!

I just had to post this … how AMAZING is this coordination!?!?!

Adam + Kelly’s wedding day vendors!

Ceremony + Reception Venue: New Berlin Hills Golf Course | DJ: D-Jeneration Music | Band: Mic Over Matter | Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Ever Pretty | Menswear: Macy’s


  1. Melz

    July 27th, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Awesome pictures! So beautiful! Where’s the group photo that was taken at the end of the ceremony?

  2. Maison Engel

    July 27th, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you so much!! This is just a small sampling of the photos from the wedding — Adam + Kelly will have all the photos, included the group shots from after the ceremony — in their full, final wedding gallery 🙂

  3. Deborah Raabe

    July 27th, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    These photos are amazing. They captured so many emotions and I cried while looking at them. I can’t wait to see the final wedding book.

  4. Maison Engel

    July 29th, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you so much, Deb! What a compliment 🙂 🙂 It was absolutely wonderful meeting you + your family!!

  5. Naomie Crouch

    July 29th, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Those pictures were so beautiful and showed alot of love and a wonderful future you two will have in the future

  6. Maison Engel

    July 29th, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Thank you for the kind words, Naomie!!

  7. Kelly Trantow

    July 29th, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Our experience with Maison and Caleb was nothing short of remarkable. It is one of the best decisions that we made in planning our wedding. Not only are they up-front, genuine, creative, passionate and reliable, they are true artists. Beyond that, both Maison and Caleb were an absolute JOY to work with from the very start.

    The photos of our wedding beat our expectations, which were set very high after seeing the awesome work in their portfolio. Their ability to capture the beauty of our outdoor setting given the unscripted circumstances of our wedding was incredible. The dedication of this team was clear when they were shooting photos of the wedding party under the veranda while standing in the pouring rain, during a thunderstorm, on a ladder. They were soaked, but they captured unforgettable photos that mask the unfortunate weather we were experiencing.

    We could not be happier with the process and results of working with Maison and Caleb. We were blown away by the details, the emotions, the feelings and the stories the photos told. Not to mention that they had photos to share with us only 4 days after our wedding!

    At the end of the wedding experience, what’s left are the photos. For us, that was the most important piece to the wedding and we are so glad we were able to work with this talented couple. If you are looking for photographers to capture the REAL moments, the best ones… you found them! They are unbelievable at what they do, and are so much fun to be around!! Thank you Maison and Caleb for being amazing and capturing such fabulous and artistic images of the best day of our lives!

  8. Maison Engel

    July 29th, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    We LOVE you guys so much!!! I’m responding to this more in an email coming to you, girl! <3

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