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Monday, June 1, 2009

Ashley & Barry are Married!

I know it's been awhile since I've shared with Blog-land what I've been up too, but it's not for lack of photos to share! I've got a whole bunch coming down the pipe, so stay tuned! First off, the wedding of Barry & Ashley. I was delighted to have my good friend, and second photographer Chris with me to help get all of the details!

Vendor Info:

Ceremony: Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Reception: Waunakee Village Center

When we arrived at Olbrich, we joined Ashley as she was beginning to get ready. The one on left is by me, and Chris grabbed a beautiful detail shot of her hairpiece!

Chris grabbed this great candid of Ashley

The weather up to this point was on and off. As Ashley was getting ready these dark ominous storm clouds began rolling in, but the rain held off, and the ceremony went on beautifully. Nonetheless, there were still a few moments of tension!

The bride made all of the flowers herself! Aren't these gorgeous?!

It's time! Ashley & her dad make their way to the ceremony...

The gardens were a beautiful host to their ceremony. Chris grabbed this great shot as Ashley and her dad made their way down the aisle.

Such a sweet moment between Ashley & her Dad

Barry's brother was the officiant for their ceremony, it was a great personal touch!

Announcing Mr & Mrs Kuzay!

We then took advantage of the beautiful surroundings and took a few family photos. Here are three of my favorites! Ashley with her sister, the unofficial "Maid of Honor"

Barry & his brothers - some people can't do the man stare, but I think these guys have it down! I love it!

A little family celebration!

Barry & Ashley then had set some time aside for us to go through the Olbrich Botanical Gardens for photos with the two of them. I had never been there before and was just eating up how beautiful it is!

Ashley's dress had beautiful detailing!

Chris grabbed these next two of them on the bridge

From jenn van wyk photography

This is another shot by Chris -

Their friends and family surprised them by decorating their "getaway car"! Chris grabbed this shot of them as they were getting ready to leave.

Then it was off to the reception at the Waunakee Village Center! As we were getting there and setting things up, Barry's dad came in with this incredible portrait he painted of Barry & Ashley! What a great gift!

Here are some of the details of their wedding -

Ashley had made all of these beautiful paper cranes, so we used them for a shot with the rings

Ashley's sister made a beautiful speech, which left them both in tears and needing a hug! : )

They had a yummy catered in dinner! The caterers did a wonderful job.

And onto the cake! Let's just say it tasted just as good as it looked! The photo on left by me, on the right by Chris.

Cake cutting

Onto the first dance as husband & wife!

This one grabbed by Chris

I wasn't expecting the twirl, but it was sweet!

Ashley's dance with her dad was very sweet. I'll admit I was tearing up behind the camera! That's why I love my job, I get to share in special moments with my clients like this!

I loved this shot that Chris grabbed

Ashley's mom was just beaming the entire time, I had to get her in a shot!

When they opened up the dance floor, Ashley shared a dance with her grandfather, caught by Chris:

Thank you Barry & Ashley for letting Chris & I be a part of your day! What I love about such small intimate weddings is that as a vendor, you kind of become a part of the family for the day! You guys took good care of us (thanks for the food!), and we hope you enjoy your images! We had a lot of fun creating them for you!



  1. Holy cow these are sooooo good! These are way better than I could have imagined! I can't wait to receive the disc.

  2. Beautiful job, Jenn! I wish I could rewind time so you could photograph my wedding. Let me know if you ever see a time machine come available for rental, ok? :-)

  3. Wow, Jenn, Beautiful! Well done! I feel like I was there! Thanks for sharing your photos & congrats to Barry & Ashley, too. I am in tears to see the joy & love on their Wedding Day!
    Aunt Shirl