Hyatt Regency, Maui Wedding, Andrew Samplawski Photography

Laura & Candice l Hyatt Regency Maui Wedding

Hyatt Regency, Maui Wedding, Andrew Samplawski Photography

Laura and Candice were married on January 12 with an amazing destination ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Maui, Hawaii. It was absolutely incredible to be able to capture their breathtaking wedding ceremony in a setting that was truly the definition of paradise!!

The morning of the wedding, Laura and Candice both had their hair and makeup done at the resort salon. Once they were ready, they had a first look in one of the stunning gardens that surround the Hyatt. Laura and Candice are so very much in love, and they both had the most beautiful smiles. They exchanged notes and gifts, then we took portraits around the property. Their matching bouquets from My Flower Shop were gorgeous and were the perfect punch of color.

Their wedding ceremony took place in the Swan Garden, which has a huge, sparkling pond and bridge. There were four graceful swans in attendance for the ceremony: three white and one black. The way they floated through the water was majestic. The ceremony took place under a Hawaiian arch. The Hawaiian officiant blew a conch horn to announce when each of the brides entered. The entrance of each bride was incredible. The sound of the conch horn echoed between the resort buildings and it was so peaceful. Each bride walked down the winding path, weaving through the lush garden before greeting each other under the arch. Read more

Holiday Inn South, Eau Claire Wedding, Andrew Samplawski Photography

Amy & Adam | Holiday Inn South Wedding

Holiday Inn South, Eau Claire Wedding, Andrew Samplawski Photography

Amy and Adam were married on October 10th, with a ceremony at the St. Raymonds Catholic Church in Fall Creek and a reception at the Holiday Inn South in Eau Claire, WI.

I started out the day capturing the “getting ready” images as Amy and her ladies got their hair and makeup done, with my second shooter, Jeff, by my side. It was so much fun to capture the excitement as Amy got dressed and every second brought her closer to the big day.

Once Amy was ready—and absolutely gorgeous—we headed out to the first look. Amy and Adam brought notes to exchange with each other out back near the water fountain at the church, which was the perfect backdrop for that intimate, gentle moment. Read more

Glensheen Mansion Wedding, Andrew Samplawski Photography

Matt & Dixie | Glensheen Mansion Wedding

 Glensheen Mansion Wedding, Andrew Samplawski Photography

Matt and Dixie were married on July 15th, with a ceremony and reception at Glensheen Mansion.

On the day of the wedding, my second shooter, Jeff, and I started out at Beacon Pointe, where Dixie was getting ready. Once I’d captured a few details and Dixie was prepped with her hair and makeup done, we went to Leif Erickson Park and the rose garden for the first look between Matt and Dixie. The look on Matt’s face as he saw Dixie for the first time in her gorgeous designer dress and cathedral-length veil is something I will never forget. Read more

Top Tips for Senior Photos!


Top Tips for a Sensational Senior Photo Session by Andrew Samplawski Photography

It’s completely normal to feel a little awkward when taking senior portraits. Many seniors tend to feel self-conscious about their appearance because they feel uncomfortable taking photos on their own.

Below are our top five tips for taking on your senior portrait with grace and confidence and leaving with photos that you will love for years to come.

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How to Pick the Perfect Professional Photographer


How to Pick the Perfect Professional Photographer

  • What you need to consider before you pay that photography deposit.
  • If you’ve started the search for a photographer then you’ll know just how many options there are.
  • Before you go ahead and book a professional photographer for a shoot though, there are a couple important things to consider.

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10 Times You Might Lose Your Sh*t During Wedding Planning

If you’re deep in the throes of wedding planning – feeling like your sanity is hanging on by a thread – listen carefully. Put down the glue gun. Step away from the spreadsheets, and take a nice DEEP breath. There’s no doubt planning this day comes with a large dose of stress, but remember – you’re not alone. We’re sharing 12 of the most common reasons brides-to-be (understandably) lose their cool leading up to their wedding day.

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Trendy or Traditional? Which way should you go?

TRENDY or Traditional: Which one are you??

To help simplify things, lets place wedding services in two basic categories: trendy or traditional. Trendy weddings feature all of the hottest and latest themes, styles, and pop from today’s wedding industry. Traditional on the other hand follows all of the standards that were set over generations. Trendy weddings will get your guests talking and make a memorable impression. Traditional weddings are timeless events that pay homage to our heritage and age well in photos and videos.

So… which type of wedding should you have?

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Bridal Shower Games | Little Fun with your friends and family



Sometimes we aren’t sure what will please a lot of friends and family… I saw this blog post and thought to share especially with the holidays coming up. Not necessarily just for bridal showers… but why not play with friends and family just by mixing it up and creating the games rules to be a little different or even this summer at a picnic or family function!

Worried about finding entertaining games for the bridal shower you’re hosting? Fear not! These simple games are easy and will put your guests at ease.



Mistakes to Avoid during Wedding Planning

Day in and day out wedding planning can be fun…who doesn’t like the idea of helping two people in love, plan the celebration of a life time. Typically I witness wedding planning being done by friends who are completely new to wedding planning; Most have never had to plan a something outside of a bachelorette party or a bridal shower, etc. It’s no easy task to navigate, so I have pulled together 5 tips that will help wedding planners get through some of the common hiccups in the planning process.

Mistakes are bound to happen – Some can unfortunately be quite costly, but most can be avoided! I have listed one of my own suggestions, as well as a few others here, but feel free to visit the link below for the whole list!

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Samantha & Darrin | Wedding Day

Absolutely incredible day spending the day with Samantha & Darrin on their special, surrounded by great family and friends! Hearing their story… I was in AWE!

A short glimpse of their story:

Samantha went to visit her sister while she was studying aboard in Australia! Darrin was also there and their paths crossed… both being from the Midwest. Darrin was from the Madison area and Samantha was from the Duluth area. After nearly 5 years… these two decided to make it official – and we here at Andrew Samplawski Photography truly got to experience a day FILLED will love, tears of happiness and joy, and to see two best friends say I DO.

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