Don’t Choose Boring Favors – Make an impression!

 

Wedding season is amping up for us here at Andrew Samplawski Photography and one of the fun things I love to personally photograph are the wedding details! Details make everything and when you have unique and different details – they make your wedding memorable because sometimes “it’s the small things in life.”

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Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Independence Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Amy & Brian | Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Wedding

Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Independence Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Amy and Brian were married on June 25 with a ceremony at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a ceremony at a private residence in Independence WI. Congratulations, lovebirds! Amy and Brian not only trusted us with photographing their special day but also with their videography. With Jeff as my second shooter and Jenelle on video, we had all creative angles covered. Read more

The Barn Harvest Moon Wisconsin Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Samantha & Darrin | The Barn at Harvest Moon Wedding

The Barn Harvest Moon Wisconsin Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Samantha and Darrin were married on May 31st, with a ceremony and reception at the Barn at Harvest Moon.

These two met all the way on the other side the world in Australia. In a true show of how love can span the vast expanse of the ocean, Darrin made the move to be with the love of his life. That’s one way to prove your commitment! Their love truly knows no boundaries. Read more

Marriott McDowell Mountains Arizona Wedding, Andrew Samplawski Photography

Matt & Whitney | McDowell Mountains Wedding

Marriott McDowell Mountains Arizona Wedding, Andrew Samplawski Photography

Matt and Whitney were married on April 28th, with a ceremony and reception at the Marriott at McDowell Mountains.

This was one of those weddings where friends and family really came through in the clutch to pull it together so that Matt and Whitney could enjoy their big day. Everyone was involved, from Whitney’s friends Brianna and Lexi—who gifted her a trip to the salon to get her hair done in a classic updo—to her friend Tara—who surprised her with flower bouquets—to Matt’s Aunt Julie, who officiated the ceremony for them. 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

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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.

Enjoy!!

CHECK IT OUT HERE!!