It’s always exciting when we get a new inquiry. We’re very flattered when someone likes our work enough to want us to document their day. What’s not so good is when the inquiry starts with, “We had our original photographer cancel on us, so we’re kind of freaking out!” Unfortunately, we had a wedding scheduled the day Lindsay and Aaron booked for their wedding. Here’s the thing though… even if a couple doesn’t hire us or we’re booked for their day, we genuinely want them to have good weddings photographs. We might be biased (we definitely are) but we think it’s the one thing that will stand the test of time from your wedding. We felt terrible we couldn’t help them out so after deliberating for a bit, Shannon and I decided, that for the very first time, we would split the day. She would take one wedding and I would document Lindsay and Aaron’s.
And what a day it was.
First, the weather was horrendous. After days of absolutely perfect weather, their day was met with showers and a high of about 45 degrees. Their outdoor ceremony at the Pritzlaff had to be moved inside and the portrait time did not look promising. That’s about where the hardships ended though. These two were about as laid back as they come and the day turned out be awesome. Yeah, it was cold and rainy. But, the Pritzlaff offers plenty of great opportunities for pictures and have you seen these two?! I could have posted every single picture from their day but somehow narrowed it down to these.
Take a look at how I saw Lindsay and Aaron’s day.
Pritzlaff Wedding Photography
Vendors and all the sweet little info:
Photographers: TJ Uttke // TJ Uttke Photography
Engaged: November 25, 2012
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Pritzlaff // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
[engagement] Christopher Diamonds // Chandler, Arizona
[wedding band] Kay Jewelers
His ring: Titanium Kay
Her shoes: TOMS
Veil: Was Lindsay’s mothers
The Bridemaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaid // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
His suit: Indochino
Hair Stylist: Salon Lumani // Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Makeup Artist: Maria Stamas (with help from Lauren Wagner)
Floral Design: Bank of Memories and Flowers // Menomonee Falls/Pewaukee, Wisconsin
*Floral crown was created by the bride
Stationery + Paper goods: Lindsay Leinenkugel // Very talented friend + bridesmaid
Cocktail Hour Band: The Latchkeys // Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Disc Jockey + Up-lighting: Sound by Design // Shorewood, Wisconsin
First Dance song: Latch (cover) by Frances Wood
Father + Daughter dance song: You Belong to Me by Carla Bruni
Mother + Son dance song: Songbird by Fleetwood Mac
Caterer: Chef Jack’s // Waukesha, Wisconsin
Dessert: Cakes by Stephanie // Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Lindsay + Aaron’s advice for future couples:
“1) Save up and calculate all the totals months in advance. That way you aren’t panicking last minute about final payments (we learned that the hard way).
2) The more organized you are, the less stressful things will be. I am not a very organized person……. (We also learned this the hard way).
3) If you can, go on your honeymoon immediately. The trip just feels more special because you still have that newlywed love and excitement.”