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UW Eau Claire Davies Center Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Meghann & Stan

Meghann and Stan were married on August 18 with a gorgeous ceremony at St. Raymond’s Church in Fall Creek followed by a reception at UW Eau Claire Davies Center. It was so much fun to be the wedding photographer for this summer celebration of love.

Meghann and Stan’s 8/18/18 Wedding

I love when weddings have special meaning to their dates, so I was not surprised that 81818 was a popular wedding date! There’s no excuse to forgetting your wedding anniversary when you choose such a memorable wedding date! That morning, Jeff, my second shooter, and I started out at St. Raymond’s Church in Fall Creek, WI. When we arrived, Stan and his groomsmen were having guy time and hanging out in the parking lot while the girls were inside the church getting ready for this momentous occasion.

An Emotional Fall Creek Ceremony at St. Raymond’s Church

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Naomi and Ryan | Eau Claire Engagement Session

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I met up with Naomi and Ryan just recently to photograph their engagement session all around downtown Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Engagement Photography

We had an awesome day exploring downtown Eau Claire together. This engagement session really was a lot of fun while I had a chance to get to know Naomi and Ryan a little better. Eau Claire has so much personality, and we captured many different sides of the city! I love how there’s such a variety of backgrounds to play with here because it gives my couples so many kinds of portraits. We went down by the water and took pictures with the bridge in the background and the wildflowers gave us pops of color in the background. We went to Phoenix Park, where the grass was green and lush. Naomi and Ryan did a few costume changes while we were out on the road, so there is so much awesome variety in these engagement portraits! Read more

Metropolis Skybox Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Mikey & Kate | Metropolis Skybox Wedding

Mikey and Kate were married on August 26th, with a ceremony and reception at the Metropolis Skybox.

My second shooter, Jeff, and I started out the morning documenting the getting ready process. The bride and bridesmaids were at the Metropolis in the Dulce Bridal Suite, and while we were photographing them, they busted out a full-fledged pillow fight. Then, just to keep things interesting, we had to duck outside in between the rain showers to get pictures of Mikey and his groomsmen too.

After a beautiful ceremony, we moved around Eau Claire for wedding portraits. Despite the rain, Mikey and Kate were real troopers—funny and goofy the whole time—as we went around Phoenix Park and other locations. The wedding party, too, was hilarious as they photobombed pictures and enjoyed cocktails.

We headed back to Metropolis for the grand entrance and then some cake cutting—which was unlike any I’d ever seen. The cutlery wasn’t out for the cake cutting, so Kate and Mikey improvised by using their hands. It was hilarious—and delicious! Baking Memories in Menomonie really did a good job with their desserts!

I also have to praise All Occasions DJ Service for providing quality entertainment. The dance floor was constantly packed, and DJ Paul made sure to keep everyone entertained. In particular, the DJ’s scavenger hunt was hilarious. Everyone was sooo competitive, but they all managed to have a great time.

Of course, for as much fun as everyone had, there were also some truly touching moments. Kate and Mikey’s son, Brayden, played the piano with his grandma for a special song to his parents, and Kate’s brother put in a $100 bill to see the two of them dance together as he watched from the edge of the dance floor. Seeing him dance with her from his mobile wheelchair was absolutely amazing. No matter what, no limitations should stop you from what you want to do in life.

Kate & Mikey, thank you for having us be part of your special day. And thank you to the staff at the Metropolis and All Occasions DJ for an amazing day.

Metropolis Skybox Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

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St James Catholic Church Chippewa Falls Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Brittany & Matthew | St. James Catholic Church Wedding

St James Catholic Church Chippewa Falls Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Matthew & Brittany were married on July 16th, with a ceremony at St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Eau Claire and a reception at the Eagle’s Club in Chippewa Falls WI. 

Several of the family members had to travel for this wedding, and it was clearly important to both Matthew and Brittany to have all of their family members in one place for the big day. Seeing everyone come from near and far to celebrate this special day was a clear indicator to me of how much they are loved. These two were high school sweethearts and the love they’ve shared over the past ten years was clear in their smiles. 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

Jess & Mike | Real Life Wedding

Couldn’t resist sharing a little behind the scenes of  real life wedding action from today’s wedding with Jess & Mike… the newest MR & MRS CAMPBELL!! This photograph was captured shortly after they said their I DO’s at the gorgeous Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls, WI.

It truly was a beautiful day with their family – with an overwhelming amount of candid moments and those emotions between Mike and Jess, and with Jess doing a first look with her father. Absolutely bliss seeing these two tie the knot in front of their friends and family. This real life wedding is one for the books.

With friends and family surrounding, huge love flying through the air… these two truly were supported with tons of love by all. It was a pleasure and honor to photograph such an amazing time of their lives as they became one.

Stay tuned for more photos from their real life wedding day!

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Kayla + TJ engagement | Andrew Samplawski Photography

It was such a great day working with Kayla and TJ for their engagement photos in Eau Claire, WI. The weather was a little bit chilly but they were troopers during their photo session. Being huge Packer fans, it’s always fun sharing the personalities in their engagement session together.

As these two continue to prepare for their big day coming up in August 2016, Andrew Samplawski Photography has the opportunity to work side by side with them throughout their planning.

 

Engagement | Andrew Samplawski Photography

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Holiday Mini Sessions | Andrew Samplawski Photography

Holidays are right on our front door step! We are super excited to schedule a limited number of holiday mini family sessions for our friends, fans and followers November 28th and 29th!

 

These holiday mini sessions are 20 minutes long with Eau Claire’s highly recognized wedding and portrait photographer, Andrew Samplawski. Included are 50 holiday cards to share your newest updated family portrait session along with well wishes to friends and family through mail. Who doesn’t love receiving a little snail mail? Also included are 2 5x7s that are great to keep for a family keepsake or gift them off to parents, grandparents, etc. Additional prints are available at significantly discounted rate along with our premier wall canvas prints.

 

Session location is in the final stages, just waiting on approval and we will make that announcement. These sessions will be in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls, WI area.

Sessions can be scheduled at this time by calling, 715.289.3773 or emailing us throughout website at www.andrewsamplawski.com and clicking the Contact Us tab. Our staff will share some tips and tricks to get the most of your session!

 

 

Holiday Mini Sessions

Christmas Gifts | Andrew Samplawski Photography

It’s that time of year, gang!

With 50 days left before Christmas, we are offering for the MONTH OF NOVEMBER here at Andrew Samplawski Photography… the gift of gift certificates! Why not purchase a memorable Christmas gift from our studio?

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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.

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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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