Best of the Chippewa Valley | Volume One Magazine

It’s exciting to hear… the results are in!


We first off wanted to thank all of our fans, family, friends, clients, and future clients that we have had the privilege to work with in the past and those who choose to work with us on their wedding day, for their high school senior pictures, and for their boudoir session in the future!!

Receiving news this morning while on the road is always a good thing… and this morning Eau Claire Wedding Photographer, Andrew Samplawski Photography, has been rated in the TOP 3 BEST OF THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY by VOLUMEONE Magazine!!

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We are super excited to have been nominated for “Best of the Chippewa Valley” Wedding/Portrait photographer through VolumeOne magazine in Eau Claire, WI.

Your vote is super important to us. We have a huge photography fan base that we love and we feel the love through your emails, private messages, your word of mouth and when you see us on the streets – thank you for your compliments and love for our photography.

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We are asking for your help, your vote, through the VolumeOne magazine contest in Eau Claire as “Best of the Chippewa Valley” Wedding/Portrait Photographer. Click on the link to the left to submit your vote.


You will have to create a username/password so your vote is counted. It does not take very long to do… and we are offering a $75 gas card give away for those who LIKE and SHARE our posts on Facebook. You are welcome to head over to our Facebook page and to LIKE and SHARE one of our postings to be entered into our drawing. Through our blog, we aren’t able to monitor it but we love to share what’s new and exciting with us, right here on our blog.


Deadline for the contest is August 22nd! Time is a ticking… and want to be a “clicking” as that’s what we do best, creating amazing images from our wedding and portrait clients!


We can’t wait to share more wedding photography and portrait photography here in the next week! We have some exciting things to post and share!


Head over now to VolumeOne magazine website, and cast YOUR VOTE for BEST OF THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY!


Thank you for stopping by!

Amanda & Shane | Duluth Wedding Photographer | Andrew Samplawski Photography


Here are a few engagement pictures with Amanda & Shane from their engagement session in Duluth, MN with Duluth Wedding Photographer Andrew Samplawski Photography.

The love between these two, Amanda & Shane, is inseparable. The laughs, the fun, and the feeling of being with these two is amazing.


Love the hidden things in life… well worth the mile long hike in terrain of rocks, water, wildlife and good company. Thank you for sharing this hidden location off the beaten path near Duluth, MN.

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Mandie & Brennan | Eau Claire Wedding Photographer | Andrew Samplawski Photographer

Mandie and Brennan are tying the knot together, 8.2.14!

We are very excited to work with this awesome couple with amazing personalities. Ton of laughs, fun, and definitely some good one liners from Brennan, their engagement session was priceless. Take a look and read a little bit about their story.


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Kasie & Luke | Wisconsin Dells Wedding Photographer | Andrew Samplawski Photography

Such a love story between Kasie and Luke when they first met through online dating.  Hearing their story of how they met, their journeys together, and their dreams together is one of the coolest parts of meeting new clients and being a part of their special wedding day.

Here’s a few images from their engagement session with their destination wedding being in Wisconsin Dells with Wisconsin Dells Wedding Photographer, Andrew Samplawski Photography.


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Sara & Andy | St Cloud Wedding Photographer | Andrew Samplawski Photography

Sara and Andy are saying I DO today! Gorgeous weather forecast in St Cloud, MN and nothing but a beautiful couple!

These two have met over online dating when Sara sent Andy a message early, early in the morning. A few days went on, Sara never heard back and sent Andy a personal message on and exchange small talk. After a few conversations, these two met up for drinks and hit it off with fun conversations and good company.

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Bill and Chip | Same Sex Marriage | St Cloud Wedding Photographer

Today we have the privilege and honor to work with two people who fell in love for their same sex marriage. I have met Chip previous to meeting him and Bill at the St. Cloud Wedding Expo last year.  The best part is the love between these two individuals is incredible to see and to see their family grow.  We went out and caught some great images of their family during their engagement session in St. Cloud, MN. See a small synopsis of their story below. On May 14, 2013, Governor Dayton signed the bill of legalizing same sex marriage for marriage licenses in the State of Minnesota.  Bill and Chip, with Olivia and Landon, were on the stairs of the State Capitol when this took place and today, they will sign their own same sex marriage license. Today surround by friends and family from all around, these two will officially make their love memorable on paper. Here’s their story – In 2004, Bill and Chip met at a local restaurant downtown St Cloud where Bill was working and Chip was out for the night. Bill was the crazy stalker that kept the credit card receipt that Chip wrote his phone number on, and still has it today, though he never got the courage to call him. Bill and Chip Blog 4 When ask about the proposal, these two have an amazing story. We put a lot of thought and preparation into adopting our children and decided to exchange rings as a symbol of commitment to our family. Chip surprised Bill with a formal request for marriage on his birthday in 2012, one month before Minnesota’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage was voted down. Bill and Chip legalized their relationship when they adopted Olivia, their daughter in 2009. An amazing dinner was had with 6 of their friends at Auberge du Soleil in Sonoma, California. Read more

Kari + Ben | Engaged… now Wedding Day!

Today, Kari and Ben walk down the aisle to say their “I DOs” to one another after 4 years of living life and getting to know one another.


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Laura & Jon | Engagement | Andrew Samplawski Photography

It’s an exciting day for these two love birds who are tying the knot!! Here’s a preview from their engagement session!!

Laura and Jon will be surrounded by friends and family today as they take open a new chapter in their lives together.  We are honored and it’s a privilege to be a part of their wedding day! Thank you Laura and Jon for choosing Andrew Samplawski Photography for your wedding day!!


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Samplawski Photography | 2014 Couple’s Choice Award | Award Winning Photographer

EAU CLAIRE, WI – JANUARY 21, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Samplawski Photography as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Wedding Photography in Eau Claire and Twin Cities area!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. Read more