Friday, September 18, 2009

Naomi & Ryan :: August 8, 2009

St. Hedwig's Catholic Church - Milwaukee, WI
The Astor Hotel - Milwaukee, WI

I started my day driving to Milwaukee in pouring rain. The rain was falling so hard I could barely see the road. I was hoping that the rain would stop... I was looking forward to Naomi and Ryan's downtown Milwaukee wedding for quite a while.

Naomi is an Appleton native and Ryan is from Great Britain. The two met and fell in love, traveled the world and became husband and wife. They each have amazing style and personalities. Naomi is a graphic designer and just opened a custom invitation business, while Ryan is the man behind Milwaukee's own Quizmaster. You may remember their engagement session with guest shooters from Every Little Moment Photography in Utah...

Luckily the rain stopped 5 minutes before our coverage time started. We had to dodge a few rain drops in between wedding party photos at the Cudahy building and the Calatrava, but it was well worth it.

Here are my favorites from the day... there are way to many to post in this blog entry. So be sure to check out the Ardent Photography Fan Page on Facebook for more images!

This image is special to me not only because the wedding party looks so fantastic but because both the old and the new art museum's are in the same photo. This wedding party is in essence bridging the old and the new...

The Wedding Horseshoe was a gift from Ryan's family sent as a good luck symbol. Because the horseshoe is "U" shaped, to retain the good luck forever it is essential that the horseshoe is hung by the ribbons and should not be turned upside down or else all the good luck of the marriage may fall out.

I just love this image of the wedding party taken with a fish eye at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Naomi and Ryan rocked the reception at the Astor Hotel with a choreographed first dance. The dance was made even more exciting with the blowing of the HUGE fan that helped keep the hot dance floor cool.

A perfect shot to end the perfect evening. Congratulations Naomi and Ryan!!!

Ceremony: St. Hedwig's Catholic Church
Reception: The Astor Hotel
Invitations: 2 Hearts 1 Design
Entertainment: Tim Dorsey, Dorsey Entertainment


  1. Amy, your work is truly and inspiration and I've loved following it for a long time. Thanks for the "blog love" you left for me. :o)
    Have an awesome weekend and I'll look forward to seeing more of your amazing work.

  2. Amy, these are really nice. I know I've told you this before but you do a great job on your post-processing. (The shots aren't too bad either. ;)


  3. Yayy!! Amy, you rocked it!
    I remember their smoking e-session. It was so much fun. Glad to see they finally tied the knot!


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