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.
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
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.
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.