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Paine Art Center + Best Western Waterfront Hotel Oshkosh, Wisconsin Wedding

Congratulations to Caitlin and Aaron who had the most sparkling and vibrant day for their beautiful Oshkosh, Wisconsin wedding.

After the ceremony we strolled around the Paine Art Center mansion and gardens where everything is green, lush and in bloom. Caitlin and Aaron are so calm, I think they fit right in as they enjoyed and relaxed in the gardens. Notice the light in these photos, everything -especially Caitlin and Aaron- looks fresh sparkling and radiant. What a fantastic day!

Caitlin and Aaron, we wish you lifetime of sparkling, sunny days ahead!

www.QuellaPhotography.com     |     Hi@HillaryQuella.com     |     920-420-1897     |     Paine Art Center Wedding Photographer     |     Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel Photographer     |     Fleur Couture Floral

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Baker House – Lake Geneva, WI | Engagement Photographs

Congratulations to Lauren and PJ who got engaged at the elegant Baker House Mansion in Lake Geneva, WI. It turns out, Lauren and PJ are charming romantics that have great taste especially when it comes to selecting a glamorous, vintage location for their engagement and wedding.

As a National Registered Historic Property, the Baker House has a quite an interesting history which includes being a Speakeasy in the 1930’s during Prohibition. Nearby, the Maxwell Mansion, which will be the site for Lauren and PJ’s reception, is overflowing with history and charm. Not to mention, this summer residence has hosted a number of social/political dignitaries, including General Grant and Nancy Davis, who later became first lady Nancy Reagan.

As a backdrop for wedding photographs, we’re excited about all the possibilities: there’s a distillery & bar (with vintage glass chemistry equipment) and a slightly secretive Speakeasy room that’s faintly lit with red light.

We really enjoyed a beautiful tour with Lauren and PJ of both mansions as we all admired the vintage craftsmanship and historic details everywhere you’d look. I must say though; even better than the historic beauty is the top-notch personalities of Lauren and PJ.

Lauren and PJ, you have so far, and we know you will on your wedding day – you two lovebirds are going to make this place glow!

www.QuellaPhotography     |     Hi@HillaryQuella.com     |     920-420-1897     |     Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin | Engagement Photographer

We think the world of this fun couple! Carly and Ben picked the most serene and beautiful location for their engagement photos, Big Falls just outside of Eau Claire, WI. We had a peaceful and sunny afternoon, so we walked through the woods and around the waterfalls. There’s rock outcroppings that make it possible to walk all around and even in the falls, and further down the river are shallow pools of water surrounded by sand bars. What a beautiful location and what a beautiful couple!

I just love how you can see the joy on their faces. Carly and Ben are really photogenic too, so the photos convey how much they adore each other. They’re romantic, charming, and they really know how to have fun. In fact, by the end of the shoot Carly was so comfortable –or perhaps uncomfortable- that she thought because her bra might be visible in the back of her dress, why not just take it off? It’s always good when photo shoots end with a bra swinging good time!

Carly and Ben, we think you two are the best and we can’t wait to photograph your wedding!

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Hi@HillaryQuella.com     |     www.QuellaPhotography.com     |     920-420-1897     |     Eau Claire, Wisconsin Engagement Photographer

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Doty Park | Neenah, Wisconsin Wedding

Whoo-ho! Listen to the Brass Barn Polka Band Beer Bucket Polka and you’ll be smiling from ear to ear! Adam is a drummer in the band and he met beautiful Andrea at a recital. These two have a big love for all things Star Wars and Polka Bands, and ‘holy mackerel’ this couple shares the best sense of humor and they both have genuine, down to earth, rock star personalities!

The wedding was a sparkling and sunny mid summer in Wisconsin affair while everything is lush and in full bloom. The ceremony was at Doty Park in Neenah, WI, followed by a beautiful backyard gathering dotted with huge white snowball bush flowers and the beautiful flower bed Andrea’s mom has created. Family and friends came in from Minneapolis and Mexico and helped gather flowers, hand crafted bows and danced the night away to the awesome Polka Band music.

Adam and Andrea, we think you’re the best and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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www.HillaryQuella.com     |     Hi@HillaryQuella.com     |     920-420-1897     |     Appleton, Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

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Charisma + Nick’s Engagement Photos | Omro, Wisconsin

This wasn’t my idea, I promise! Normally, I’m the one encouraging people to go the extra mile or to do something a little funky in the name of making good photographs. Well, not this time!

We started off our photo shoot by ‘off-roading’ it to our destination; notice the young deer on the left. She was so curious she waited the longest time to run off. When we got far enough in, we decided that walking through the grass to the woods would be a great idea but the grass ended up being 3 feet above our heads and halfway there the ground became really wet. Thinking the beautiful woods was worth trekking to, we continued on.

Here’s beautiful Charisma and Nicholas shining with smiles all the way through. What you don’t see in most of the photos is that we’re all actually ankle deep in water! Charisma and Nick, we think you two are great and we love you for being brave and up for absolutely anything. We can’t wait to go the extra, creative mile on your wedding day!

Hi@HillaryQuella.com    |    920-420-1897    |    www.Quellaphotography.com    |    Oshkosh, Wisconsin Engagement Photographer

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Katy and Tom | A Green, Appleton, Wisconsin Wedding

This glowing bride started off her wedding day calm and cool as a cucumber with no fervorous rushing and completely ready for the day. I think you can see her relaxed and super cool attitude in the photos and what a difference that makes. What a great way to start the day!

Speaking of refreshing, Tom is such a great guy and full of energetic surprises. Now that he’s family too, leave him out of sibling photos and – surprise! This groom has some serious lift when he jumps! In “Tom’s Photobomb” series, I love that there’s this sly look on his face as he enters the scene, plus, I can’t believe we ended up with 14 photos and they’re all different. I’m thoroughly amused that Tom just kept going and going. What a fun and expressive group!

Not surprising, this awesome couple has awesome parents that are as good as gold, and siblings that are so kind and a ton of fun. Love and all the best to Katy and Tom! Katy and Tom, It was a pleasure to photograph your wedding and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

www.QuellaPhotography.com     |     920-420-1897     |     Hi@HillaryQuella.com     |     Appleton, Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

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Sharon and Andy | Oshkosh, Wisconsin Photographs

Sharon and Andy are an absolutely awesome couple. They’re laid back, cool and they’re extremely talented artists. Andy is a Jazz musician playing with the Jazz Orgy and Salsa Manzana and Sharon is an award winning photojournalist.

Imagine our surprise when Sharon called one day asking for photos of her and Andy together. Sharon said that she didn’t have many photographs of just the two of them, and setting the self-timer on her camera then posing just wouldn’t be the same. What a good time it was to spend an afternoon shooting and chatting with this top-notch couple. Congratulations to Andy and Sharon! We can’t wait to meet Moxie (name not official.)

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         Hi@HillaryQuella.com     |     920.420.1897     |     www.Quellaphotography.com     |     Oshkosh, Wisconsin Photographer

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