Lora and Justin: Married! Eau Claire, WI Wedding

There really is nothing like a small town wedding, especially one as swanky and fun as Lora and Justin’s.  A graphic designer and photographer by trade, Lora added glamor, unexpected details and gorgeous pops of color throughout the ceremony and reception that took the wedding that extra step of ah-mazing and made my job so easy!  Someone asked if photographing for a photographer was nerve wracking; I’d be lying if I said photographing anyone in the industry isn’t a bit scary, but really, I think it made the day all the more fun and completely inspiring – plus, the bride had fabulous location ideas for wedding party photos!  My favorite part of photographing weddings outside my home base of the Twin Cities is the fabulous opportunity to find and try new locations to shoot.  Between the plethora of cool buildings and amazing light in both Pigeon Falls and Eau Claire, I was in heaven!

Lora and Justin were married in a beautiful stone church in Pigeon Falls, WI, just a stones throw to the south of Eau Claire on picturesque Highway 53.  If you’ve never been to the west central WI area, I recommend you bookmark this webpage, get into your car, and start driving because it’s absolutely, unequivocally, amazing countryside.  There are rolling fields and barns on EVERY CORNER and halfway in between – and anyone who knows me well, knows I have a slight obsession of barns and tall grass.  I found myself seriously considering, more than once, whether I could persuade any of my portrait clients to drive that far for a session.  It’s that gorgeous – seriously.  But I digress.
The couple chose to wait until the ceremony to see each other – a choice not often made these days – but with excellent planning of the day, we had plenty of time for portraits, family and wedding party photos in multiple locations, and even stopped at a local watering hole for good measure before continuing on to Eau Claire for a night of dinner and dancing.

During all the hustle and bustle of the day, the bride and groom couldn’t take their eyes off each other.  It’s always the little things – a sideways glance, brush of the hand or peck when no one’s looking – that make it so blatant a couple is utterly in love.  Lora and Justin couldn’t fool the world if they tried – they’re meant for each other and are absolutely, undeniably smitten.
Gives me the warm fuzzies just thinking about it. :)

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Congratulations Justin and Lora – thanks for inviting me to share in your day!

As always, if 25 people comment directly to this post, I’ll send a little something special their way as a token of my thanks!

 

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25 Responses to “Lora and Justin: Married! Eau Claire, WI Wedding”
  1. Derek says:

    These are sweet!!

  2. Jenna says:

    Amazing photos!!!

  3. Garrett says:

    Great photos! You did an awesome job!

  4. Mandy says:

    These pictures are AMAZING! What a unforgettable dat!

  5. Danika says:

    Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful couple… Congrats Lora & Justin!

  6. Jenna says:

    These pics are awesome!!! Gorgeous!!

  7. Heather says:

    Ah, I LOVE them!!! They turned out SO good! You did such a good job…and you ladies made it so fun! Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Wathke!

  8. Cathy says:

    These pictures are beautiful!!! Lora and Justin are a pretty special couple; loved by LOTS of people!! FABULOUS job!!

  9. Cheri says:

    The pictures are simply beautiful!!!

  10. Brittany says:

    Holy buckets!! These are phenomenal! Totally making me reminisce about that day and wish that we could go back and do it all over again!

  11. Danielle says:

    OMG! They are gorgous Lora! They turned out so great and you look beautiful!

  12. Irene Hanson says:

    Amber,

    Lora spent the best part of a year attending to every detail of her wedding. She had an image of what she wanted her wedding day to be. This image, I’m sure started to culminate the first time she watched “Cinderella”. It grew and matured much as she did from a precocious little girl, with pigtails, into the beautiful vivacious womas she has become. You have done an amazing job of capturing and preserving the day for Lora and Justin.

    Thank you,

    Irene, Lora’s mom

  13. Diane says:

    These turned out AWESOME! Love the colors! Congrats Lora and Justin!

  14. Kelsey says:

    Awesome job ladies! These pictures are amazing :)

  15. Magie says:

    Simply Fabulous! Lora, I love you and miss you!

  16. Coco says:

    These are beautiful. Super job on all of them…

  17. K says:

    Amazing pictures!!! What a fun day!

  18. As a self taught photographer myself, I enjoy the beauty of other photographers work. Amber, these photos are Beautiful, stunning and elegent, just like the Bride! The Groom, well, he is pretty great himself. (insert chuckle :)) Your work is amazing! Congratulations Lora and Justin!

  19. Justin says:

    These are great! Thanks Amber!

  20. Lora says:

    AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Super Stunning! You are an angel! I have been envisioning my wedding pictures for about 10 years now and you nailed it right on the head. WOW. Did I mention your an angel?! AHHH! :) love love love! Thank you soooo much for making the drive to our “small town”! If you ever find a client willing to drive down south you call me up I have some stellar places for you to see! Thank you soo soo soo much! :)

  21. Lisa says:

    LOVE THEM!! Can’t wait to see the ALL OF THEM!!! You rock!!

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