Bridget & Joe's Wedding at The Outing Club Davenport, IA | Madison Wedding Photographer | Quad Cities Wedding Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

Bridget & Joe met at work and Joe kept asking Bridget to go on a date, she found it a little annoying and finally gave in. As Bridget’s best friend put it “thank goodness for Joe’s persistence!”

When you see Bridget and Joe together, you can feel their connection, this is one of the reasons I love photographing weddings. Love is an amazing thing to be around and words can’t describe how beautiful Bridget and Joe are together. Thank you for having us capture your beautiful day!

Casey from Bright Designs knocked it out of the park with all the planning and the design, plus a huge thanks to all the vendors who made this day incredible!

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Wedding Planning & Decor: Bright DeSigns

Invitations & Paper Goods: Noted Designs

Flowers: Flowers by Staacks

Venue: The Outing Club

Bride’s Dress: Olvi’s from La Belle Vie Boutique

Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxs: Mens Wearhouse

Rings: Revell Jewelers

DJ: Double H Entertainment

Hair and Makeup: On the Edge Salon

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Contact us to book your 2019 or 2020 wedding! We would love to photograph your special day!

Delavonta & Kendra Chicago Wedding at The Empress | Chicago Wedding Photographer | Madison Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Paul and I have had the pleasure of knowing Delavonta & Kendra for about 3 years. Paul and Delavonta worked together at Galaxy One for a few years together, but they stayed in touch after we moved to Madison.

When Delavonta and Kendra got engaged, we were SO SO happy because they are an incredible match together, and obviously were meant for each other. The story of how they met is so fun and hopefully I get all the detail right! Kendra was living in Chicago at the time and had needed cable, Delavonta was working for Dish (a cable company) and came over to install it for her. Later on she was having problems with her remote so she called him (as techs often will leave their phone number in case the customer has trouble). He helped her over the phone and then asked her if he could keep her number.

Eventually they got together and the rest is history, thank goodness! :) The wedding was so incredibly stunning being at the gorgeous venue of the Empress in Chicago.

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I hope you enjoy these pictures, and thanks to the vendor too!

Venue: The Empress

Wedding Planning: Red Berries Events

Florals: D’s Flowers


Cake: The Baking Institute

Dress: David’s Bridal

Shoes: Jessical Simpson

Rings: Necker’s Jewelers

Makeup: Tia

Hair: Jennifer

Men’s Tux: GQ Formalwear

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Please contact us to book your 2019 or 2020 wedding! Our 2019 calendar is almost full!

Olbrich Garden Engagement & Traditional Hmong Civil Ceremony | Madison Wedding Photography | Madison Engagement Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Yesterday and today have been amazing for me! Yesterday started with hair and makeup for Rattaya in preparation for her engagement session. We then went to Olbrich Gardens to capture some beautiful engagement photos. It was so stunning and while it rained all of the day before and in the morning, the sun came out for us to give us these beautiful photos! 

Today I photographed their civil wedding ceremony at Good Shepard Church in Madison and they wore their traditional Hmong outfits. How stunning are they?!!! Hope you enjoy these photos! 

Hair and makeup on Rattaya by me. 

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Thank you so much Matthew and Rattaya for having me photograph your engagement and ceremony! It's been such a pleasure!

Madison Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Lageret in Stoughton | Madison Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

I had the opportunity of photographing the Lageret Wedding Venue located in Stoughton last week. I had heard of it before and seen photos of it but had never been in person. 

Enough space for both ceremony and reception

It's rare to have a venue that can host both the ceremony and the reception without having to flip the space (rearrange chairs, tables etc). 

The Lageret is big enough and has two floors that you can have your pick of where you want your ceremony and where you would like your reception! It is quite stunning and totally worth the drive if you choose to have your wedding there. 

Be sure to check out this space if you haven't found a venue yet for your Madison Wedding!

I am currently booking 2019 weddings, contact me today to schedule your consultation!  

Wedding Planning & Decor: Wood Violet Events

Florals: Flora by Jamae.

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Sugarsmith Madison Interview | Madison Wedding Vendor | Madison Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Who doesn't love cotton candy? 

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Today I have an interview that I am SO excited to share with you! I met Jo back in March at a meeting and couldn't believe she spun her own cotton candy except it's with organic cane sugar and is SO FREAKING GOOD!! 

She has tons of flavors, can come to events and sells it in tubes as well. If you are into candy, this would be an amazing addition to your wedding reception! 

Enough of me talking, I asked her to tell us a little bit more about how she started her business so let's go! 

Tell us about you and how you started your business!

I'm Jo the girl behind Sugarsmith. You might say my journey to Sugarsmith is a bit of a love story. I had been dabbling in creative endeavors and making pretty things for as long as I could remember. But I just didn't find anything I was ready to commit to. 

 Then I met my friend Greta and her shop, Layer Cake Shop. I fell pretty hard with the idea of making pretty things TO EAT and dreamed of finding a way to make a living creating pretty edible treats.

Out of the blue one day, I got reconnected with Cotton Candy and my wheels started turning. Perfect poufs of nostalgia. And I could easily Jo-i-fy it with modern flavors and then really make magic with toppings like sprinkles, edible glitter or candy! I was pretty sure I had met my perfect match.

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Then reality set in as I realized I knew very little about Cotton Candy. Would we even like each other?  So I rented a machine for a weekend and set out to discover if this was my sweet future or not. Cotton Candy and I just kinda casually dated for a while. We'd hang out sometimes. I'd talk about my dreams of my future with Cotton Candy to other business owners whose opinions I respected to find out what kind of future they thought me and Cotton Candy might have. I would try and envision my future with cotton candy. Then I realized my birthday was on National Cotton Candy Day. I took it as a sign, took the plunge and committed to Cotton Candy.

Everything just kind of fell into place after that. The business name Sugarsmith came to me really easily and I loved it right away, no second thoughts. The branding just came together and in a very short time my website was built and Sugarsmith was launched! It's been a pretty sweet love journey so far and I'm excited about our future. 

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Have you always had this awesome fashion sense? At what point where you like "I found it! This is me!"

Thank you! You totally made me blush. I have never considered myself to have awesome fashion sense so this is a huge compliment! I have always liked to express who I am through what I wear though so maybe that is the same thing? I'm just glad it works! 

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I think my fashion journey is maybe just an outward expression of an inward journey? Trying to figure out who you are at your core and what you stand for and what makes you light up can be hard to figure out. In the last couple of years I have figured out a lot of that for myself I think. I take having fun really seriously. Like it is part of what fuels me and keeps me going. I also have this whole "Buddy the Elf" thing going on where I really like to smile. So, that is what I started to try and do in the last year I'd say with my fashion choices - wear things that are fun, make me feel good, and make myself, and hopefully others, smile. 

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What's your favorite cotton candy flavor? 

Hands down Sea Salt Caramel. But I love to try new flavors and flavor combinations so it could change at any time. 

What other services do you offer in your business other than cotton candy? 

The balloon and party decor side of my business is really starting to take off as well. And we are not talking the super structured balloon arches of 80s. Nope, more of a modern updating on a classic party decor staple. I love building gorgeous, organic balloon or other decor installations that pretty much function as statement pieces for events. 

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What type of events do you do? 

So far weddings, corporate events, and back yard bashes where I am hired to twirl cotton candy and give it to guests like a present! Food truck type vending is not really part of my business model. I live by a "cotton candy for everyone!" philosophy. 😉😉

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What areas do you service?

My normal service area is within an hour of my shop which is located in Oregon, WI, a suburb of Madison. I also include the Milwaukee area in my normal service area because Milwaukee is just cool and I like going there. But I am more than willing to travel anywhere people need my cotton candy or balloons in their life. 

Most importantly, chocolate or vanilla? ;) 

This was really hard to answer! I'm going to say, if it is on it's own, chocolate. 

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Go visit Jo's website and contact her for all your dessert or balloon needs! 

I'm also booking for 2019 wedding photography! If you or someone you know needs a wedding photographer, please contact me today! :) 

Grand Geneva Resort Wedding | Lake Geneva Wedding Photographer | Madison Wedding Photographer

Miriam Bulcher

I had the pleasure of assisting Rachael Osborn Photography on July 21st in Lake Geneva to photograph this stunning wedding at the Grand Geneva Resort! Rachael did our family photos in 2016 and it's been such a pleasure to know her and be able to work with her! 

I hope you enjoy these photos from such a stunning day! I am currently booking 2019 weddings in Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and Iowa if you are in need of a photographer! :) 

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Rachel + Arlen Madison Wedding | Madison Wedding Photography | Olin Park Wedding

Miriam Bulcher

I met Rachel and Arlen first at a coffee shop in downtown Madison when we were discussing wedding details, I could tell they were very affectionate and tender towards each other as well as their adorable dog, Guthrie. They told me their story of how they met and I knew there was a reason I was to photograph their wedding! 

Many people know that Paul and I met online and Rachel and Arlen told me they met online too!! It was meant to be. Rachel and Arlen had the most BEAUTIFUL weather for their wedding, literally, it could not have been more perfect, the lighting was so beautiful at Olin Park with the a gorgeous tree providing shade for the ceremony.

Rachel and Arlen, thank you for having me photograph your special day! 

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The Olin Park Pavillion is perfect for weddings with it's beautifiul white interior and walls that open into windows! Not to mention the grounds are stunning for ceremonies and receptions!  

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Wood Violet Events & Styling knocked it out of the park with lovely design for the wedding ceremony and reception! 

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I hope you enjoyed these images! I am currently booking 2019 wedding photography for Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago as well as destination weddings! Contact me to get your date in my calendar! 

Katie + Colton Engagement Session | Madison Wedding Photography | Milwaukee Wedding Photography

Miriam Bulcher

Katie and Colton were both counselors at this VBS camp back when they were in high school. They ended up becoming friends and now here we are! Katie really wanted to take photos back where they met because they shared amazing memories there. I thought it was only fitting and perfect, and was more than happy to travel back to the Quad cities to do these Engagement Photos! 

Make sure to scroll to the end for some extra fun photos that they wanted to have taken! 

I cannot wait for their wedding next year, it will be stunning! 

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If you know someone who is looking for a wedding photographer, please send them my way! I am currently booking 2019 weddings!  

Vintage Brewing Company Wedding Venue | Madison Wedding Photographer | Sauk City Wedding Venue

Miriam Bulcher

On Sunday and Monday, I had the pleasure of visiting the Vintage Brewing Company located in Sauk City/Sauk Prairie. 

Vintage Brewing co is simply incredible. I had no idea such a facility existed and the layout of the place is impressive. It's quite large and on the river providing a STUNNING view. Literally perfect for a wedding. 

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Perfect for an outdoor ceremony

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There is a spot to set up for an outdoor ceremony with a beautiful river as a backdrop. It's connected to a pathway that you can walk on along the river. 

The wedding reception part of the venue has a door that you can go outside without disturbing the restaurant part of the brewery. It's fantastic. Your guests could go outside and take a breather or go for a short walk after dancing and it's so beautiful. 

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Perfect for your wedding photos

Having such a gorgeous backdrop in the backyard of Vintage Brewing Co makes it SO easy to get amazing photos. 

Perfect for your wedding party and perfect for your couple portraits. There are easily more than a dozen locations to take your photos in that provide a different backdrop each time! 

Sauk city is a great place to have a wedding, it's a little outside town but it's so quaint and cute!! 

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Elegant Reception space

The interior has a ton of lovely large beautiful windows along with beautiful chandeliers! 

There really is nothing else you need. They have an elevator for your guests that go right up to the reception space, and it is quite large and can fit a great amount of guests. 

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If you are looking for a wedding venue, contact Vintage Brewing Co today! 

Also, book your 2019 wedding photographer today! I am starting to fill up my calendar and I'd love to hear from you