Horicon Beaver Dam wedding photographerJoel Nisleit Self PortraitIf you're looking for the best Horicon, Beaver Dam or Fond du Lac photographer, stop right here.

I'm a Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and Madison, Wisconsin wedding photographer and if one of my pictures has stopped you in your tracks, welcome. Let's get to know each other!

To start, I'm not here to take your picture. I'm here to make your history. I help couples feel the thrill of romance and beauty long after the wedding day. Check out my work and what couples say, and if you like what you feel, let's connect!



The art

Your portraits will be pure, natural photography created painstakingly in camera then gently, individually developed, not mass-processed with Filter FX Jumbo Pak. You won't see the warmth drained from your skin or the richness sucked out of your colors and contrasts.

After all, I work with the best materials: your soul and expressions, purposeful lighting, creative use of environment, attention to details, your narrative, encouragement from loved ones, everything that makes the day yours. I won't waste those amazing ingredients or edit the juice out of them.

For images that become history in your albums and wall enlargements, my retouchers put extra care into making the ideal representation of each portrait.


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My couples

My clients are planning realistic weddings on realistic budgets. The difference is they have a romantic dream for their pictures and making it happen is a priority. They want natural, rich, jaw-dropping, classic images full of life, romance and beauty, whether their wedding is at a campground or grand hotel.

My clients value printed art as a connection to an experience they'll never repeat. They may not see every instance where photography will grow in value, but they want quality pictures to be there for it.

They want a professional artist who assumes the highest possible care for their results, one who already has weddings figured out so they don't have to waste time, money or pick up extra chores.

I'll remove any excuses you could have not to look at your pictures. I'm going to make the most gorgeous, impactful images you've ever had and provide a fun, easy way of reliving them.


"Is this right for me?"


The artist

I'm a husband to my amazing wife, Heather, whose generous soul is full of love [she rolls her eyes, then laughs].

We love traveling but when I see an opportunity to make an amazing image, Heather stays in the car with a book. What can I say? I'm addicted to gorgeous light.

We live in Horicon, Wisconsin and enjoy horror and sci-fi movies, trying new restaurants and recipes, game nights, getting together with our families.

Heather has a full-on McDonald's Diet Coke addiction. When I can, I get my hands on a Burger King Original Chicken Sandwich with cheese, or something from Ralph Lauren, whichever is easier. 


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What clients love

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"Our pictures are the best ever! We received many compliments from family and friends on how incredible the quality of the photos were.... Thanks Joel for leaving us with fantastic memories!" - Johvanna Mercado

"Absolutely amazed by the quality of your work!" - Stephanie & Jeff

"The quality of his work is unique and exceptional.... He takes time to make sure everything is just right while shooting the images, and the end result is beyond what we were expecting." - Jodi

"We were so pleased with his images, he absolutely exceeded our expectations! If you're looking for a kind, fun, extremely talented photographer, Joel Nisleit is the best of the best." - James


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