25 Milwaukee Wedding Photographers You Need to Know

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Meet our Married In Milwaukee Family of Wedding Photographers! // Photo by Amarie Photo

We’ve got some amazingly talented wedding photographers in the Milwaukee area, and in particular we are super pumped about those that are part of our Married In Milwaukee Family.

Our #MIMFamily photographers run a broad spectrum of photography styles, experience levels, specialties, and budgets. To do this article, we asked our photographers to share one of their favorite wedding photos so sit back and enjoy the beauty.

If you see something you like, then definitely reach out to the photographer featured! And don’t forget to tell them you saw their amazing work on Married In Milwaukee.

1. Always Colorful & Joyful – Janviere Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersJennifer, owner of Janviere Photography, has an eye for all things happy and colorful which is why we were so excited she selected this photo taken at Black Cat Alley on Milwaukee’s East Side for us to showcase!

2. Mad Skillz and Creative Compositions – Brian Slawson Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersComing out of photography school at UWM (go Panthers!), Brian, owner of Brian Slawson Photography, has a talent of innovative and unique photos. He works amazingly well with adventurous couples who will be open to creative shots and even playing with fire!

3. Capturing Love, Joy and Family – Boutique Photographer

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersLinda Smallpage, owner of Boutique Photographer, was our very first Married In Milwaukee Family Member, giving her a special place in our hearts. She has shot hundreds of weddings over the years and has the skill of capturing love on film.

Linda selected this photo which includes 3 sisters, all of whom Linda photographed their weddings. From weddings, to babies, to anniversaries — it’s pretty typical for Linda to photograph families throughout life’s important moments.

4. Amazing Portraits Framed by Light – Reminisce Studio

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersHusband (Adam) and wife (Miranda) team of Reminisce Studio are the masters of amazing portrait photos. To have an adventurous couple who is ready to step outside and capture a beautiful photo during the golden hour of dusk is their dream. Just look at the backlight and colors in this photo!

5. Capturing Raw, Meaningful Relationships – GE Creative

GE Creative has a incognito photography style and prefers to capture moments as they unfold throughout the day. Gina, GE Creative’s owner, is inspired by the couples that believe they are a team instead of “you & me.”

6. Warm, Bright and Cheerful – Lottie Lillian Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersLottie, owner of Lottie Lillian Photography is one of the warmest people you’ll meet. It makes sense that her photography style is bright & cheerful and her photo composition is king, like you see in her selected photo. Wow — what a skyline shot of Milwaukee!

7. Stealth, Artistic & Photojournalistic – Little Giant Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersWe’ve known Tia, owner of Little Giant Photography, for years and she never fails to make us smile with her vivacious laugh! Her talent is crisp modern photos with an artistic edge, stealthily photographed, making for some amazing memories captured on film. This sweet moment taken at Brewhouse Inn & Suites featuring historic Pabst Brewery copper kettles.

8. Fun, Quirky & Romantic Weddings – Happy Gnome Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersAmy, owner of Happy Gnome Photography, is fun and quirky, and loves couples who are the same! She excels at capturing the happy moments of the day (hence the Happy Gnome name) and a smile is sure to show up when she’s behind the camera.

9. Spontaneous, Unique and Fun – Stephanie Marie Photography

Stefanie, owner of Stefanie Marie Photography has an eye for design and loves to capture the essence of wedding moments as they happen naturally and spontaneously.

10. Dramatic Photography | Real Emotion – Studio 29

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersRen, owner of Studio 29, is such a badass, but she’d be the last to admit it. Humble, kind and amazingly skilled in photography of just about everything, she LOVES photographing couples in love. And after her marriage to her amazing husband Caleb, they often shoot together for double the fun.

11. Genuine, Romantic, Timeless Imagery – The Paper Elephant

Milwaukee Wedding Photography Tegan, owner of The Paper Elephant, takes some pretty amazing pics. With a background in design, architecture and art history, you’ll often find Tegan’s photos featuring curated backdrops with relaxed emotional connections captured on film. Just look at that sunset!

12. Natural Light and the Backdrop of Nature – Michelle Kujawski Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersMichelle, owner of Michelle Kujawski Photography, is a newly joined member of the MIM Family and we are so excited to showcase her style influenced by all things natural, just like this photo taken at Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha. She came recommended to us by her fellow wedding photography colleagues and fellow MIM Family Members. How great is that!

13. Works of Art for Your Front Room Wall – Front Room Photography

Front Room Photography has been a long time fixture in the Milwaukee photographer scene, started by partners Eron and Neil, and over the years has expanded to a team of photographers. Their mission on your wedding day is to create works of art that you can hang on your “Front Room” wall for years to come… see what they did there? 😉

14. Fashion Influenced and Art Inspired – Twin Lens Weddings

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersSarah & Georgia started Twin Lens Weddings after meeting at MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design) and they’ve been shooting fashion inspired weddings ever since. Some of the most ambitious women we’ve met, they started and Sarah now runs an art inspired wedding magazine called Unadorned.

15. Documenting Happiness, One Wedding at a Time – Amarie Photography

wedding photographers in milwaukeeYay for photos that focus on the groom! From laughter to tears, surprise and excitement, Autumn, owner of Amarie Photography, has an editorial style showcasing all the amazing and beautiful emotions of weddings.

16. Emotionally Connected and Artfully Composed – Roost Photography

best Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersBrandon, owner of Roost Photography, has a gift of connecting on a deeper level with everyone he meets, which fits amazingly well for his wedding photography. He excels at bringing forth personality and documenting it in his images, and has been known for saying his favorite thing about his job is telling couples to make-out MORE while taking their photos. Ha!

17. Masterly Captured and Expertly Edited – Tres Jolie Photography

Award Winning Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersLaetitia, owner of Tres Jolie Photography, is the only Fine French Art wedding photographer in Milwaukee. Having been born and raised in France, her dramatic, artistic and architecturally influenced photography style results in imagery full of expertly implemented compositions, lighting and editing approaches making each photo beautifully unique.

18. Heart Stopping, Passionate Love – Autumn Silva Photography

Top Wedding Photographers in MilwaukeeEmotional moments is what drives Autumn, owner of Autumn Silva Photography, in her photography style, and she has a soft spot for passionate couples in love. Autumn loves a Milwaukee wedding; however, having been born in Botswana, Africa, it seems only appropriate that Autumn also enjoys destination weddings, just like this passionate photo taken in Santa Monica, California.

19. Fun, Joyful and in Love – Nikki Winter Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersBobby + Nikki, the super chill husband and wife team of Nikki Winter Photography are not only fun to be around, they are fabulous photographers. Their photos are influenced by their own marriage and family and they love capturing intimate wedding moments as couples prepare to spend the rest of their lives together.

20. Natural and Dreamy – McNiel Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersAnother husband and wife photography team, Emily and John of McNiel Photography, are new to the the MIM Family and we are super excited to showcase their natural style. They recently moved to a small “hobby” farm and excel at photographing outdoor weddings, but they also love the juxtaposition of photographing in the urban areas and architecture of Milwaukee!

21. Reliable and Pretty Wedding Photography – Cream City Weddings

Cream City WeddingsCream City Weddings was founded by two experienced wedding photographers looking to provide couples with a lower priced, yet reliable photography option. Instead of directly choosing your photographer you will get matched with a photographer who has been screened and selected by Scott Patrick, a 20+ year experienced wedding photographer and owner of Cream City Weddings.

This reduces the overall cost of your wedding photography, but ensures you still will have great photos to remember your wedding day.

22. Chill, Fun and Creative – 414 Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographyAndrew, owner of 414 Photography, is a chill dude and talented photographer. He is excited by adventurous couples and enjoys out of the box shooting locations and posing compositions. Give him some creative freedom and he’ll show you some fantastic photos!

23. Family and Love, Emotions and Intimacy – Andrea Ryerson Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersWhen checking out Andrea Ryerson Photography‘s about page, you can’t help but be touched by the amount of love she has for her husband and three kids. Andrea is kind and good-hearted and puts you at ease when working with her, making for fantastic photos full of emotion.

24. Connections and Couples – Kathy McDowell Photography

Top Milwaukee Wedding PhotographersKathy, owner of Kathy McDowell Photography, has been a supporter of Married In Milwaukee for a long time! She loves connecting with her couples and capturing their wedding day’s special moments.

25. Real and Candid Moments – Catherine Winkelman Photography

A newly transplanted Milwaukeean, Catherine, owner of Catherine Winkelman Photography, has fallen in love with our beautiful city! Her style is capturing candids versus posed photos and loves a natural setting, as well as shooting in Milwaukee. Yay!

Special Thanks

We don’t always get to thank our MIM Family Photographers for what they do, so we’ll take that moment now. Thank you for capturing couples in love. Thank you for working 12+ hour days on Saturdays in summer. Thank you for showcasing how awesome Milwaukee is. Thank you for supporting Married In Milwaukee and allowing us to feature your work.

And #MKEBrides & #MKEGrooms — if you are looking for wedding photography, then definitely make this your go to list. These fine folks help make Married In Milwaukee a reality and allow us to help you plan an awesome Milwaukee wedding.

xoxo – Angela & Greg