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Brooke & James – Evergreen Museum

I knew from the minute I met Brooke on skype from her home in Cali that I wanted to shoot their wedding and be best friends with her. She was awesome. It’s like our personalities instantly connected because that is just the kind of girl Brooke is. She has a magnetic personality that makes you feel super comfortable from the very beginning. I am sure that is how it was when James met her during their junior year at UW Madison even if it did take a little hint hint from Brooke to get him to finally ask her out. The proposal though – James didn’t need any help. They had just flown out to California to go apartment hunting and had planned on having dinner at Half Moon Bay that evening. But apartment hunting is exhausting and Brooke naturally wanted to relax and change before their reservations while James was wanting to get to Half Moon bay before dark. When Brooke was ready to go, James didn’t drive to the restaurant but down to the beach where the sun was setting. After making sure no on lookers were gawking, James got down on one knee and said he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Brooke. Before he could even officially ask she said “yes!” and then she said yes again after he officially asked! Seriously they are too cute.

Brooke & James – I hope Hawaii is amazing!! Thank you so much for being the sweetest couple in front of my camera. Your love is absolutely beautiful. I know little, slobbery, full of zest, Ralphie is going to have the best human parents in the whole world. Can’t wait to come visit!!

Venue: Evergreen Museum

Caterer: Linwoods

Florist/Designer: Romance of Flowers

Dress: Garnish Boutique

Suits: Tuxedo House

Trio: Canterbury Strings

Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band

Robes: Modern Kimono

A ton of details: Brooke’s extraordinary and amazing, Mom.

Brooke actually had her grandma’s wedding dress in her room, so we figured, what the heck, let’s photograph them together. Wow, how they have changed.

Seriously, Brooke, so stunning.

Loved all the awesome details!


  • June 27, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    Brea - Wow Dani, WOW! This entire wedding is just stunning. Both the wedding itself and the way you captured it. I am completely in love with the bridesmaids and full bridal party portraits. They are completely fabulous! The reception set up is incredible too. Just too much goodness for one wedding! Congratulations to the newlyweds and I am SO jealous they’re in Hawaii!!

  • June 27, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    kathy - So I just said this last week but this is my new favorite of your weddings! Hahaha. Stunning from head to toe! Such an amazing job! 🙂 I really love the grandmother’s dress with her dress and once again your classy bridal party shots!

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