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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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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

Molly & Sarah / St Cloud Wedding Photographer / Minnesota Wedding Photography / Samplawski Photography

It’s wedding day for two beautiful people today in St. Cloud, MN.

I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah for 4 years now in St. Cloud as a paramedic. We have many great memories together along with some fun talks in our 4 years. One night she introduced me to Molly and I was excited for them both. Molly is beautiful with a personality of one of a kind.

When she told me she was going to be getting married to Molly, I was very excited for the both of them. Then Sarah asked if we could meet with them to talk about their wedding and photography.

We met one evening at their house and we had a blast. A lot of great ideas shared and some questions for those who have never done it before. 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

2013 Bride’s Choice Award

EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN – January 13, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is thrilled to announce that Samplawski Photography has been selected as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 for wedding photography in Eau Claire, WI area! 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

Spring Family Portrait Session + Family Photography

Here’s a peek one of the two latest family sessions. This family is beautiful with amazing love and support of all. Read more

Eau Claire Spring Engagement / Brooke+Luke / Samplawski Photography / Eau Claire Wedding Photographer

Here are some of my favorites with Brooke and Luke from their engagement! It truly has been a very mild winter and a great spring so far. Read more