Stephanie & John Dubuque Engagement | Madison Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Lake Geneva Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Milltown District Engagement Photography

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing Stephanie and John in Dubuque. We had been waiting since the end of December since December was incredibly cold and the conditions just were not fitting for an outdoor session. Though the weather was cloudy it wasn't cold, thankfully and we were able to get some great photos! Being 36 weeks pregnant and photographing in the winter can prove to be a challenge but I'm grateful for my Canadian background because it didn't bother me a bit!

Stephanie and John met in college quite a few years ago and became close. When Stephanie told me their proposal story I couldn't believe it! Stephanie had picked up John from a trip and was driving, John joked that the only ring Stephanie would ever receive from him would be a ring pop, she said fine because she loves ring pops. So he gave her a ring pop and she was enjoying it while driving though she dropped it. John went to go pick it up and she thought he was taking forever to pick it up, and up he came with a real ring!! Stephanie says they almost died she was so surprised and while driving too!! 

There is no shortage of laughs with these two and I am so looking forward to their wedding in June in the Quad Cities! 

Stephanie's hair and makeup by me. I hope you enjoy the photos! :) 

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I have a few select 2018 Wedding Dates available. If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, please contact me at miriam.bulcher@gmail.com or call at 563-676-3980! 

Helena & Nelson Necedah Engagement Session | Madison Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

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Helena Teumer and Nelson Miller met in high school and are high school sweethearts! I absolutely love it when I meet couples that are high school sweethearts. They are both from Necedah, Wisconsin which is my husband's hometown! It is so awesome to be able to work with families that my husband knew growing up, especially since my husband also my second shooter! 

Helena and Nelson are getting married in August with the reception in Tomah and meeting and photographing them this past Saturday has me ridiculously EXCITED for their wedding!! This is why I photograph weddings, young love is infectious and it always brings me back to when I met my husband. Except now I get to relive that through photographing weddings. There really is no greater joy. :) 

Congratulations to you both!! Hair and makeup on Helena is by me. 

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I have a few 2018 dates open yet for weddings. If you know someone who is engaged, please send them my way! I travel and also do destination weddings. :) miriam.bulcher@gmail.com or call me at 563-676-3980

Alex + Josh Engagement Session | Madison Wedding Photographer | Madison Engagement Photography | Chicago Wedding Photographer

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Alex contacted me last year requesting just an engagement session. She had expressed some frustration in finding a photographer who would just do an engagement session and not try to book a wedding as well. They had already booked a destination photographer for their Hawaii wedding this coming summer and so of course, I was more than willing to take their engagement photos for them! 

Originally, Alex had wanted some fall engagement photos but then had a last minute change of heart and opted for some snowy photos instead. We waited from October to the end of the year and I won't lie that I was getting doubtful we would get the snow pictures! No snow had fallen and then boom, it came between Christmas and January! 

So, this past weekend we trekked out and it was raining, but luckily still snow on the ground! Davenport was a full-blown ice rink, however, it was memorable and we got some AMAZING pictures! So much so that you even know how cold and icy rainy it was! I hope you enjoy these photos! 

Hair and makeup on Alex by me. 

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My 2018 wedding dates are booking FAST! If you are in need of a photographer in either the Quad cities, or Wisconsin or destination please contact me! I travel internationally! miriam.bulcher@gmail.com | 563-676-3980

Cassandra + Ben Engagement Photos | Madison Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Chicago Wedding Photographer

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Cassandra and Ben have been together for 7 years, they met in middle school and clearly, it was a match made in Heaven. The way these two look at each other is the reason I photograph weddings! 

Cassandra and Ben live in Davenport and are getting married at the Holiday Inn in Rock Island next October (it's going to be here so fast!) I am SO excited for their wedding. They are so down to earth and excited to bring their families together on their big day. 

Enjoy these pictures and check back in October to see their beautiful wedding photos! 

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2018 dates are filling up fast! 

Contact me today to get your wedding photography booked! 563-676-3980 or miriam.bulcher@gmail.com 

Meckley Family Fall & Christmas Photos | Quad Cities Family Photography | Davenport Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

The Meckley Family won my giveaway that I had a few months ago and so we met up last week to take their family photos! 

With the weather being uncertain and fluctuating as much as it has, I thought we would try out Vander Veer Botanical Park here in Davenport and boy, it was a pleasant surprise!! We got some AMAZING Christmas looking photos and overall the weather ended up being perfect which allowed us to go outside and get some more great photos too! 

Enjoy! 

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BOOK YOUR FALL FAMILY PHOTOS! 

It's not too late to get your fall family photos done! Contact me today to schedule your session! 563-676-3980 or miriam.bulcher@gmail.com 

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Imagine Green walls in your wedding album

Nobody really thinks of green walls when they think of their wedding day. There is SO much going on and so many things to consider that sometimes some details get lost in the mix. I will help you to plan ahead and ensure that your day gives you the best looking photos possible! 

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More Natural Light = better photos 

Now, this may depend on your photographer but if you are booking a natural light photographer this rule totally applies, and applies to every single situation of your day: where the girls are getting ready, where the guys are getting ready, ceremony location, bridal party portraits, first look, dancing at the reception. Literally, everything. 

Natural light allows the skin tones to look their best and illuminate the subject when photographing them. Without this, skin can look muddy or washed out and can reflect the colours of the wall (so if the walls are green, your skin will have a green tint to it.) 

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Think of light when you think and plan your day

In the important moments that will happen in the course of your wedding day, think about the lighting in that situation. The venue, the room, park etc! If you are having trouble envisioning it, always feel free to ask your photographer for suggestions, they will gladly help you! 

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Getting Ready room sets the tone

Where you get ready really sets the tone for your day whether you realize it or not. If you have a room with natural light, you will receive beautiful images of your dress, flowers, details and also those crucial intimate moments between your mother helping you, your bridesmaids and sisters. All of those moments will flourish with the proper setting. 

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Ask your photographer for help! 

Don't be afraid to ask your photographer for their input. They would rather you do this than go into planning blindly. I always offer all my resources to all my brides to help them with their special day. It can be stressful but it's also one of the biggest days of your life. Let me help you enjoy it! 

book your 2018 wedding photography today!

Dates are flying off my calendar. Call or email to schedule your consultation today! miriam.bulcher@gmail.com or 563-676-3980

BOUDOIR BLACK FRIDAY SALE! | Quad Cities Boudoir Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

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I am having a special on boudoir sessions! For a FULL BOUDOIR SESSION that regularly costs $1000 you can get all of this:

  • Professional Hair and Makeup
  • 1.5-hour session
  • 30 digital images
  • 6x9" Hardcover Leather Album of all your images. 

ALL FOR JUST $550+TAX! 

I have limited this to 4 spots and they must be used by January 15th, 2018. Great for Christmas or Valentine's Day gifts! 

Reserve your spot today with $250 deposit!(taken off your total)

miriam.bulcher@gmail.com or call 563.676.3980

ENDS MONDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2018

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Dani + Aaron Oakwood Country Club Wedding | Quad Cities Wedding Photography | Madison Wedding Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

When I worked at Sephora

in Moline, a beautiful girl came in asking for concealer, I couldn't help myself and asked her if she would be interested in modelling. She said yes! I had her come in when I was building my women's portrait portfolio and she brought a gorgeous friend with her, her friend's name was Dani. I thought the two of them were such a hoot and could tell they were bff's! They were admiring the wedding photos I had on the wall and they continued chatting how they had a bet on who was going to get married first. Olivia, my model said for sure it would be Dani and Dani scoffed at the idea saying it would be a long time before that would happen. 

Well, this conversation took place exactly in the fall of 2016 and look at where we are now! I may have giggled when I saw Dani get engaged on Facebook earlier this year, mostly because I remember so clearly the conversation her and Olivia had in my studio. 

I can't say how happy and thrilled I am that I became friends with Dani-and she choose me to be her photographer for her wedding!

Dani and Aaron know who they are and what their tastes are, they know what they want in life and they could not WAIT to be married. This is why I photograph weddings because the love that is in marriage is unlike anything else. I remember feeling that way and it excites me seeing other couples in the same position.  

Dani and Aaron's Wedding was INCREDIBLE!

The affection that they have for each other is so beautiful to watch and they truly are amazing people, which you'll see from these photos below. I hope you enjoy looking at how beautiful their day was. While it was a bit chilly (and has definitely added to the memories), their day couldn't have gone any more perfect!! 

Thanks to the vendors who made this day amazing! 

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2018 wedding dates are going fast! 

If you know someone who needs a wedding photographer for 2018, please contact me today to reserve your date! miriam.bulcher@gmail.com or 563.676.398. I do travel! :) 

Kelly + Mike Mississppi River Distillery Wedding | Quad Cities Wedding Photography | Chicago Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Kelly and Mike met at Grumpy's in the East Village of Davenport and it was meant to be - they both consider themselves so lucky that they met! 

They have two beautiful little dogs named River and Frankie, they are very much their pride and joy which you will be able to see in the following pictures. I am so happy that they included them in their engagement photos and their big wedding day! 

The day, though cold could not have been any more perfect with the only hiccup being that the store left the security tag on Mike's suit pants so he had to run over and have it taken off! While it was cold, Kelly was prepared with her gorgeous fur shawl and blankets for the guests at the ceremony! With a pizza food truck and the distillery for alcohol, it was a perfect reception! 

Thanks to the vendors who made the day even more amazing! 

  • Wedding Dress - Hope's Bridal
  • Mike's Suit - Express
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  • Wedding Reception Venue - Mississippi River Distillery 
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If you are getting married in 2018 and are in need of a photographer, my dates are going quickly! Contact me to today to schedule your consultation! 563.676.3980 | miriam.bulcher@gmail.com