Nicole & Chris: I Do

Nicole and Chris had a very Madison wedding: Ceremony at the majestic Capitol building, drinks on the UW-Madison terrace, a bridal party stroll down State Street, and a reception at the lakeside Edgewater Hotel. It was a perfect Memorial Day weekend wedding day, and because they had such a tight-knit and fun wedding party, the day flew by.

Nicole was making herself at home backstage in the Legislative chambers. This shot was her sister’s idea and I love how relaxed she looks — at least for this moment.

At the last minute I dashed up to where the Speaker usually presides, and snapped this photo of Nicole coming down the aisle with her parents.

I love this tender moment:

The best man giving the groom a high five after signing the marriage license.

I just turned around and snapped this photo of Nicole’s dad while we were doing the formals. It’s a great expression — equal parts joy and relief.

Nicole had a photo taken of herself on Lincoln’s lap on Bascom Hill on her graduation day and wanted to recreate it after her wedding. I had to include the outtakes — especially the last one.

Sneaked Nicole and Chris out to the lake for a few romantic shots once the dance got started. Thank you so much for including me in your beautiful, intimate day.