We're here to make history

Wedding photography belongs on your coffee table, on your lap and in your hands because as good as digital is, the soul craves that which can be touched, examined, passed down and brought into a lap for a story -- and that's what makes history, what makes life. I love my iPhone, iPads, Mac Mini and digital photography, but in this connected age, there are still connections I crave that technology can't provide. So while other photographers say words like "preserve," "big day" and "story," I put those words behind everything I do, from our first meeting to when you finally hold your custom heirloom book.



A bigger story

Your collection is also part of the greater story of why I do photography -- to make a difference in people's lives. With each wholesale purchase of the luxury flash drives and jewel boxes that go into my collections, a portion goes to the Soul Society to improve conditions for poor and orphaned children in third-world countries.


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West Bend wedding photographerAfternoon walk at Richfield Historical ParkI caught Eric and Emily as they were walking back to the bridge for a group photo at Richfield Historical Park. I have no problem prompting a shot like this, but this time I didn't have to.

Custom collections built on a core experience:

  • Ceremony only or full-day coverage with Joel
  • Non-shooting photo assistant to facilitate artistry and make your day easier
  • Album or print collection, album design service with 2 revision rounds and complete retouch
  • Digital wedding proofs at full-res, professionally developed + personal license
  • Complete retouch on wall art 11x14+
  • Online wedding gallery for sharing & ordering


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Wedding Portraits of Derek & SaraWedding Portraits of Derek & SaraIn the front entrance of Villa Filomena in Milwaukee, I took advantage of the etched glass to make a romantic silhouette of Derek and Sara on their wedding day. I chose to leave them out of focus to make the moment appear more intimate and secret.

What are your packages and pricing?

I'm glad you're interested! I design custom collections around the core experience above, so after a quick chat I'll be happy to help with information and options that fit your needs and preferences. A typical client collection starts from 1800 to 4000.


What's a non-shooting assistant?

Two is better than one. Here you get a team to make your day a success. An assistant helps with lighting, decluttering, go-fering, holding stuff and they also can give you an extra hand if you need it. An assistant takes more stress off of the wedding day and enables greater variety of pictures than photographers without.


How do I get more information?

Save time with my initial contact questionnaire. Or, if you prefer vintage communications, you may call or text 920-219-2020 or email.


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Wisconsin wedding photographer Joel NisleitPewitts Nest EngagementJacob and Katie embraced the opportunity to do something adventurous, navigating some stepping stones into the middle of a creek at Pewitts Nest for this engagement portrait. Careful use of natural light gives the image a dramatic look.

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