Chris and Ashley's wedding ceremony at Riveredge Nature Center in West Bend, Wisconsin took barely 10 minutes, but it sure was beautiful and even more intimate for the brevity.
After eyeing up two main locations for the ceremony, they chose a third, and it was perfect -- a beautiful backdrop of nature and a beautiful lawn under a tree for guests. Riveredge Nature Center offers a few spots for your ceremony, however.
They're really enjoying this walk against such a fairy tale backdrop for Ashley's natural theme.
Ashley's proud mother walks her down the aisle with such excitement.
Chris' father performing the ceremony gave it just the right personal touch. No need for anything elaborate. Just close family and friends. It's about a commitment to love after all. :)
It was literally 10 minutes from the time Chris walked down the aisle to the time he walked out with Ashley, meaning the ceremony itself was only a few minutes. Wow!
The speedy ritual meant I was frantically moving around like a bumble bee from flower to flower trying to capture different moments and different angles. This is one of the times I have to be a photojournalist.
Look at those beaming smiles! Ashley and Chris were giddy as two school kids, so happy to take their first steps as husband and wife. I'm honored to have been a part of it.
For only a few minutes to tell the story, I think I did well and they'll be able to cherish the big moments.
Joel Nisleit Self PortraitSelf portrait of studio owner Joel Nisleit. Joel's skills enable him to capture portraits like this in any location, from home to a parking garage.
Joel Nisleit helps people from all walks of life who would like their wedding photographed as a fairy tale instead of a documentary. Contact me today so I can serve the aesthetic and historical significance of your wedding.