Classic Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

Milwaukee wedding photography

Like a big-screen fairy tale you can experience page by beautiful page.

Sturgeon Bay wedding bride and groom portrait with bridge at dusk
First Lutheran Church Wedding, Madison, Family Portraits
Hilton Milwaukee Wedding Photographer Chandelier Bride
Madison Marriott West Wedding Dad & Daughter First Dance
Let me help you with the dress
Cave Point Park Road Door County Wedding Party
Riveredge Nature Center Wedding couple in flower field
Villa Filomena Wedding Reception Etched Glass Photo
Richfield Historical Society Hartford Wedding Photographer

Hard-earned skill and experience

I'm Joel, and I combine the best, world-class photojournalism, wedding portraiture and album design. I back this experience with an actual business that does business things, like pay taxes and contract labor, and provide actual solutions to problems your cousin or aspiring photographer buddy haven't even encountered.

For real-life couples in the Milwaukee area who don't care about having an "it" or "high society" wedding but still want a polished, professional experience and classic look, Joel Nisleit Photography is the perfect solution. Couples love my ability to bring a calm, decisive, creative approach to their weddings. They look forward to the magic I'll bring back regardless of their location, photographic conditions or shape and size. I have the empathy to capture the natural moments and the vision to bring creative direction to make you shine your brightest.

About style, clients love the clean, crisp, elegant, dramatic and classic look of my pictures. They notice my editing is minimal and my pictures are natural and rich. Couples also point out the 3D depth, lighting, contrast and lifelike color they find only in my work.

I'm located in Horicon, which means I can easily travel anywhere in Southeast Wisconsin, but I don't stop there. If you're looking for a wedding photographer who can shoot in Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Door County, Janesville, West Bend, Beaver Dam, Sheboygan, Hartford, Kohler, Waukesha, Oconomowoc, Racine, Appleton, Delafield, Wisconsin Dells, then Joel Nisleit Photography is going to be your best choice.

Destination weddings

I travel throughout Wisconsin for weddings and into northern Illinois and Chicago. I'm also available for cruise weddings and other destination weddings around the world. I take each destination wedding individually and seriously. While others take them as free vacations, I'm there to make sure you get the same amazing photography experience that every couple hires me for. I'm not satisfied until you pick up your album.

Favorite Wisconsin wedding venues

Some of my favorite indoor wedding venues are Hilton City Center Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Villa Filomena, Wisconsin Club and the American Club in Kohler. If you're looking for a great location to have an indoor wedding ceremony or reception, you'll love those.

The best outdoor wedding ceremony locations include Camelot Golf Club in Lomira, Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, the American Club, Dutter's Gibbsville Orchard and many of the hunt clubs, golf courses and barn venues in Wisconsin.

I'm known for my ability to make magic at any location in any conditions, and I love that challenge. If you're having Milwaukee Art Museum wedding, Hilton Milwaukee wedding, Wisconsin Club wedding, I'm a great choice. I also love Lakeshore Park in Milwaukee, historic hotels and buildings, Lakeside Park in Fond du Lac, any park with a mix of open spaces and trees, urban environments and buildings with a lot of character.

Photography reviews

I've been blessed with clients who love and care about their wedding pictures. You can check out my reviews on Facebook and Google. However, volume and recognition aren't my concern. In 2018 I moved away from mainstream photography to focus on only two wedding clients per year. You can review previous client experiences on my website and through real album samples.


I don't list all of my photography pricing details on this website, but get in touch and I'll be happy to provide an estimate after learning about you and your wedding.

My wedding gallery

I've designed my gallery to show you the variety of locations and conditions I've worked in, including harsh sun, cloudy and overcast days, dark churches and ballrooms, historic hotels, old and cluttered buildings and rooms, basements, bridal suites. No matter what kind of wedding you have, no matter what size your wedding budget is, you'll get magical pictures with Joel Nisleit Photography.

Other photography services

I've happily served corporate, sports, private and teaching commissions, including Widmer's Cheese Cellars of Theresa, DoMus apartments in Milwaukee by Mandel Development Group, American Family Insurance of Horicon, the City of Horicon and the Horicon Chamber of Commerce. I'm a member of the Horicon Chamber of Commerce and am currently pursuing my Certified Professional Photographer status with Professional Photographers of America.

Member, Professional Photographers of America