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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

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

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

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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Danielle and Craig / Chippewa Falls, WI Wedding / Chippewa Falls Wedding Photographer / Eau Claire Wedding Photographer / Samplawski Photography

Very excited to be working with Danielle and Craig for their wedding day today.

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Elizabeth & Keith / Eau Claire Wedding Photographer / Rice Lake Wedding Photography / Samplawski Photography

It’s WEDDING DAY for one of our amazing couples!

We are excited to be working with an awesome couple, Elizabeth & Keith this weekend for their wedding.

Take a look images from their engagement session by clicking here… Elizabeth & Keith engagement slideshow Read more

Hiring a Wedding Photographer – “You get what you pay for”

Have you recently gotten engaged and now are starting your wedding planning? Overwhelmed already… it’s the fun and yet stressful part of planning. You are making your day just what you envisioned it to be.

We know you have a lot of options out there for wedding photographers. Those options are important because every photographer is different for one reason, there is never a duplicate of that one photographer. Read more

Wedding Trends for 2013

I have had the opportunity to watch many trends happen over the passed 5 years of being in the wedding industry particularly working with brides and grooms. Working with our clients on a one-to-one base to find out what they are looking for in their photography is huge. Read more

Eau Claire Engagement / Eau Claire Wedding Photographer / Samplawski Photography

Here’s our recent engagement with Lance and Kristi with their daughter Kylie! This amazing Eau Claire engagement was truly one of a kind with some hidden trails along the Chippewa River. Read more

Wish Upon a Cocktail + Wish Upon a Wedding / Eau Claire, Wisconsin / Samplawski Photography / Eau Claire Wedding Photography

Love being involved with community events… our latest event, Wish Upon a Cocktail which was held at the Eau Claire Golf & Country Club in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. It was truly a beautiful venue with amazing decor! There were beautiful centerpieces and accent pieces all created by In the Woods Floral and Events. They truly did a beautiful job on making them look beautiful. Huge thank you to Eventful Occasions for helping to make this event a success… Angela did an amazing job at planning and putting it all together. Jenny, from Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, did an outstanding job on making sure all went smoothly at the venue.

Thank you to the cocktail sponsor… UV Vodka!

From the martini luge, to the samples of the Chocolate Cake UV Vodka, to the amazing food prepared by Chef Casey at the Eau Claire Golf & Country Club… to the table linens and music of Midwest Entertainment… this event was truly amazing. Bottles were being thrown, jungled, and on top of it, cocktails were pour… auctioned off with proceeds going to Wish Upon a Cocktail. Talented bar flair contestants had some true talent and some mad mixing skills… thank you Alchemixx for putting together the Bar Flair contest, very impressive!

Rain does not stop an event like this… but it sure does bring out the excitement everyone had! Amazing turnout for the first year of having Wish Upon a Cocktail right here in the Chippewa Valley.

Take a look for yourself… hope to see you next year!

Wish Upon a Cocktail 2012 Video