You’ve got to check out Matt and Thabatha’s Wedding Photos


Sometimes it is hard to express how happy you are to photograph a wedding. I first met Thabatha five years ago when I began my MBA program at the University of Wisconsin; I was lucky enough that our last names both started with the letter “S”, so we were seated next to each other on the first day of class. I quickly learned that Thabatha was one of the smartest, kindest people I would have the pleasure to meet. After three years of school, which included a trip to India, I am proud to call Thabatha a friend.

I was so incredibly happy for Thabatha when her and Matt got engaged. I was thrilled and honored that her and Matt considered Brendan and I to be her wedding photographers. Thabatha and Matt came over for dinner to talk about their wedding and their photography needs. Many (many) hours later, we had a wonderful meal, a couple of bottles of wine and some wonderful conversations. However, we were having so much fun that we completely forgot to talk about wedding photography!

Thabatha and Matt were married on 7-11, a beautiful summer day in Madison, Wisconsin. Their ceremony took place at Imaculate Heart of Mary in Monona. After the ceremony, we traveled to some of Madison’s most iconic destinations, the Wisconsin State CapitolWisconsin State Capitol and the Overture Canter before heading to their wedding party at the The Orpheum Theater.

Thabatha’s beautiful flowers were created by Lewiston Perennial Farm. Their absolutely delicious and beautiful wedding cake was created by Carl’s Cakes in Sun Prairie.

Thabatha and Matt had a wonderful wedding celebration full of friends, family and lots of love and laughter. We hope their wedding photos bring back joyous memories for years to come. Congrats!

Congratulations on your wedding Matt and Thabatha! We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

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July 31, 2014 · 3:03 pm

Theresa and Greg’s Madison Wedding Photos

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We are so happy to share a few of Theresa and Greg’s wedding photos with you!  Theresa and Greg were married on a perfect Wisconsin spring day in Madison.

Theresa started her wedding day getting ready at her parent’s house with her very best friends, who created a special Memory Book for her.  It was such a thoughtful gift from her bridesmaids that I’m sure she will treasure for years to come.  

Theresa was absolutely stunning in her wedding dress from Casablanca and her amazing shoes by Kate Spade (so amazing, I was very tempted to take off with them).  Her bridesmaids rocked gowns by Von Vonni, which allowed each of them to transform their gown into their own unique dress.  

Greg and his groomsmen looked dapper in tuxes from the Men’s Wearhouse.

Their wedding reception took place at  The Memorial Union and featured yummy pies made by Hubbard Avenue Diner.  

We had so much fun capturing Theresa and Greg’s Wedding Day photos for them.  We wish them a lifetime of happiness, Congrats!!  

For more of their wedding, check out their full wedding photography gallery on our website,



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Finding the Light with Molly (Madison Senior Portraits)

The Capitol is pretty popular place to shoot wedding photos. We are always looking for new ways to shoot familiar locations, and thought I would try to reboot my capitol experience with the help of one of our Senior Models, Molly.

Instead of focusing on the Architecture, I sought out light and shadows. This is a habit I have been striving to ingrain in my head for the past year. By focusing on the light I was able to take more nontraditional photographs at the Capitol. I think the shoot was a success! We created some photos that pack a little more drama and a little more pop! Of course it doesn’t hurt that Molly is spectacularly beautiful and knows how to work the camera….


Check out all of the photos at Reilly Images Portrait Page


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Sunshine, Esme and Rainbows! Face Painting with Funny Faces, LLC

You know you are officially grown-up when a grocery store opens in your neighborhood and it is really, truly exciting.  We have been visiting the new Metro Market in Grandview Commons daily.  One of the  many highlights has been face painting!  I thought the super cute painting could make for a great photo op, so I decided to see if Esme would go for it.  She loved it!  Tami, who owns Funny Faces, did a wonderful job making Esme feel comfortable and look absolutely adorable!

So, Tami made Esme’s face as cute as can be and then we headed off to Olbrich Gardens (one of my favorite photo spots in Madison) for a little photo shoot.  We had a wonderful Mommy-Daughter day and I couldn’t be happier with the photos.

I hope you enjoy these photos, if you are in need of a balloon sculptor or face painter for a birthday party or other event, get in touch with Funny Faces, they are awesome!

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June 14, 2014 · 2:42 am

Mya’s First Year

The ONE thing everyone tells you when you have a new baby is that “it goes by so fast”! With two kiddos under our belts in three years, the ONE thing I can tell you is that they are right.

We were so fortunate to get to capture Mya over the course of her first year. From her little baby squishes to watching her one year old toddles, Mya is as adorable as they come. We hope you enjoy this little video of Mya’s photos over the last year. We can’t wait to watch her grow.

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June 3, 2014 · 8:23 pm

Carrie and Mike’s Wisconsin Wedding at the O’Brien Barn

There is a reason that romantic movies and stories are so popular, for we can all relate to them.  Every time I see one of our couples get married, I am reminded at what a true wonder love is.  Mike and Carrie have a remarkable love story, for they rediscovered their love when they were going through a very difficult time.  Mike and Carrie’s family and friends came from all over to celebrate their coming together on their Wedding Day.  The O’Brien Barn was the perfect location for for their Wisconsin wedding, full of charm.

Andrea and the team from Cherry Blossom Events helped Carrie and Mike pull off their dream wedding, with just the right details that complimented the charm of the O’Brien Barn.  What could be more Wisconsin than cows, cheese, s’mores around a bon fire and sparklers on a warm spring evening?

Delicious cuisine was provided by Bluephies and Bloom Bake Shop baked up scrumptious cake, cookies and cupcakes.

The band, 28 Days came all the way from Chicago to make sure Carie and Mike had a rock’n party.

Carrie’s beautiful wedding gown was designed Jim Hjelm Bridal by and her lovely flowers were created by Daffodil Parker.  Mike was handsome in his tux from the Men’s Warehouse.

We wish Carrie and Mike a lifetime of health, happiness and love.  We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs from their Wedding Day and we hope they bring back many happy memories for years to come for Carrie, Mike and their families.


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May 30, 2014 · 5:54 pm

Cora’s Newborn Photos

Sometimes I just love what I do.  There aren’t too many professions where you get the opportunity to be part of the happiest and most special moments in people’s lives.

When we photograph a wedding, we get to see two people come together with their friends and families and start a new life, together.  Now that we have been in the wedding photography business for some time, we are getting to see those couples start families of their own, and it is so incredible!

We photographed Stephen and Jacque’s wedding last fall in Madison, they had a beautiful day full of love and laughter.   Now, Stephen and Jacque have created one of the most beautiful little girls I have seen, Cora!  I had so much fun seeing Stephen and Jacque again and taking their little girl’s newborn photos.

Stephen and Jacque recently came over for their photo preview session and they immediately commented on how much Cora has already changed from when she was just a week old.  It really is amazing how fast little babies change and I am always so happy to capture some of their first adorable newborn moments.

Welcome to the world Cora, you have two amazing, kind, fun parents!  I can’t wait to see you grow!

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves” ~Henry Ward Beecher



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May 23, 2014 · 8:33 pm