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Wedding Photography Customized For You

For ten years, I've provided Beautiful and Timeless Wedding Photography that leaves a living legacy for you, your family and future generations.

A select few dates are still available for 2014 and I'm offering a limited amount of dates for 2015.

Contact me for a personalized and confidential discussion of your needs.

Call or text me at 920-809-2785 or contact me through my Contact form above.

A Maternity Shoot in Stevens Point

First comes love

Then comes marriage

Then comes baby………………………………………………………………………in a baby carriage!

Amanda and Richard got married last year this coming Sunday and I had the honor of taking their wedding pictures.

We kept in touch over the year and when they asked if I could take some maternity pictures, what else would I say but, “Absolutely!”

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Kerry and Jon, a Homestead Meadows Farm wedding

Complete with a tractor ride and everything, this wedding was a beautiful celebration of Jon and Kerry.

It was one of the hottest days during this Wisconsin summer but we all had a great time together.

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Sarah and Esteban, A Beautiful Appleton Wedding

Sarah and Esteban met, fell in love and now they are man and wife!

And it was so beautiful to see their fourteen month-old son celebrate right along with them.

The day was one of the hotter days of this very mild summer, but still not bad at all.

We spent some time down at Lutz Park along the Fox River and the sun was in and out from behind clouds.

And the party began at the Grand Meridian Event and Banquet Hall.

I so enjoyed myself with Sarah and Esteban…congratulations going out to you, Sarah and Esteban, for a lifetime of memories!

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Tim and Kelli, A Bridal Church wedding in Green Bay

Tim and Kelli met while working for the local tv station, they fell in love and their wedding day

was a celebration of their love and with their family and friends.

They got married at the Bridal Church of Green Bay and then hired a horse-drawn carriage

to take them from the church to the reception at The Woods Golf Club.

I followed them and got some fun shots while they were on their way.

It was a wonderful day with Tim and Kelli!

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Rachel and Matt, A Green Bay Wedding at the Green Bay Botanical Garden and the Rock Garden

So much fun with Rachel and Matt and their cutie of a daughter!

Just finished their wedding album design.

So gratifying to pull back and review what happened.

 

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Wedding Planning First Steps List

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Your fiance pops the question and you say with every bit of

gusto you can muster,

“Yes yes yes!!!”

You take a second to peel your eyes away from that sparkly ring on your finger,

and realize you’ll need to make a lot of decisions…and very soon.

Here are some of the top things you need to do to really prepare for your wedding:


–Timetable

Once you change the status on your Facebook page to engaged, everyone will be asking for your wedding date.

You won’t be able to set an exact date until other major decisions are made.

First, determine a range of dates that will work for you.

A typical engagement lasts anywhere from six months to a year and a half or more, but also think about what season you’d prefer, any major holidays or family events you’d like to avoid conflicting with, and how long you predict you’ll need to plan.


–Style and Location

Before you try on a single wedding dress, hire a DJ or sample some cake, look at the big picture and imagine what kind of style and vibe you want to set for your wedding — and where you want to hold it.

While you’re picturing your wedding, here are some questions to consider:

Do you want a big wedding with lots of guests or just family and friends? Or maybe in-between?

Inside or outside venue?

Are you looking for a barn or do you want something chic?

Spend some time on Pinterest.com or in Wisconsin bridal magazines gathering inspiration.

Real wedding photos online are very helpful.

Something as unlikely as a wallpaper pattern, a scene from a favorite movie, or a family heirloom can spark your creativity.

Bottom line: inspiration can come from anywhere and be ready for it.


–Set Your Budget

Sit down with your families and figure out how much everyone is contributing.

This number will affect every decision and purchase you make, so be sure to work out your budget before you start planning.

It can be an uncomfortable conversation, but it’s better to get it out of the way now.


–Guest List

Consider a number of factors before building your guest list.

When considering venues for your  ceremony or reception site, you’re going to be limited by how many people it can accommodate (you can’t fit 300 guests into a backyard).

Would you rather have good one-on-one time with guests or throw a big party for all your friends and family?

More guests means higher prices, as catering costs are generally calculated on a per-head basis.

in addition to location, your budget will have a big influence on the size of your guest list.


–Make Sure to Register

With all the engagement parties, bridal showers and well-wishing relatives in your future, everyone will appreciate your foresight.

Gifts are optional for engagement parties, but some of your guests may want to give you something to commemorate the occasion.

Register for at least a few items beforehand so they don’t have to ask (or guess) what you’d like.


–Choose Your Bridal Party

Choosing your bridesmaids and groomsmen is very important.

The earlier you ask, the sooner you can enlist their help.

Keep in mind that your wedding party is agreeing to spend money and donate their precious time — be considerate and kind by letting them know about all your plans, showing them a good time and making sure they know how much you appreciate them.

In order to let them know about the plans, you may want to create a google doc and invite them to see all the details each time you adjust things.

At least let those involved in the details know what is happening.


–Consider a Consultant

If you’re busy or have big dreams for your wedding weekend, then you should hire a full-time wedding planner.

The planner will help you prepare your entire event, from the announcement to the honeymoon.

You can also hire a part-time consultant to devise a wedding blueprint.


–Book a Venue/Set Your Date

Your reception venue will become the backdrop for virtually all your photos and can influence everything from your budget and guest list to the menu.

Make sure you do more than a few google searches and find the place you’d like.

By signing your venue contract, you will officially have your wedding date. It’ll be official!!


–Priority Vendors

Many top wedding photographers and other in-demand vendors are hired more than a year in advance, and once they’re booked, they’re gone.

Figure out what your highest wedding priorities are, whether it’s world-class catering, exquisite flowers, or gorgeous photography, and snap up the vendors whose work you love.


–Find the Dress!

Browsing for  dress photos online (and saving your favorites is a good way to start.

If you feel the need, learn the lingo before setting foot in a dress salon, but they will help you with it all.

They are the experts!. The season will affect your choice of dress.

Getting married in the sweltering summer?

Go with lightweight fabrics such as chiffon, linen or organza.

Having a winter wedding? Brocade, faux fur and velvet will keep you warm.

Satin, shantung, silk and tulle are perfect year-round.

There is a whole lot that goes into planning a wedding and don’t be afraid to ask for help from family and friends. They are excited for you and want to help! And I hope that these points helped in some way as well.

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Ted Johns, Wedding Photographer and Owner,
has been helping couples capture their wedding day for 10 years.

920.809.2785

Bob and Renee, a St. Norbert College Wedding Celebration

Bob, a lacrosse coach extraordinaire, and Renee, a doctor in cancer research, are now man and wife! They met and fell in love while on the campus of St. Norbert, and pledged their lives to one another before family and friends. It was a beautiful honor capturing it all at St. Joe’s on the campus where they first fell in love.
And of course, we had to get some shots at Lambeau…of course!

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Cassie and Sean, a Green Bay wedding at the Tundra Lodge

Cassie and Sean celebrated their love for each other like true Packer fans do: in the shadow of Lambeau Field! They committed their lives to each other at the Tundra Lodge just a couple of blocks from Lambeau, and then we headed to the  Green Bay Distillery, just across the street from Lambeau, for their reception. 

Here is the album I put together to celebrate the marriage of Cassie and Sean!

Amanda and Richard: a video recap

As I begin my journey into the world of wedding videography,

I thought I would create a simple sample of my work, both with the video and the still photography blended together.

Here is to Amanda and Richard who, by the way, are pregnant with their first baby!!!

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Tiffani and Michael, a Heritage Hill Historical Wedding

After you’ve booked the wedding location at a historical park and then find out that your family once lived on that land…wow, that is awesome.

Mike’s family once lived on the lands of the Heritage Hill State Historical Park, and that is where they committed their love to each other this past Saturday.

After the ceremony, we got some time to walk around the grounds and get shots of them in the same buildings as Mike’s ancestors.

Very thrilling for them! After we left Heritage Hill, we hit a couple watering holes and then finished the night with family and friends at the Swan Club at Legends.

What a fun day with two awesome people and their favorite people!

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