Tyler+Amy Smith: Wisconsin Wedding

Jul 5, 2011

I truly believe that every wedding is special and unique, and I am touched by each one I document. But every once in a while, a wedding comes along that I have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. That is exactly how I felt at the wedding of Amy + Tyler.

Just days before the wedding, rain poured down from the Wisconsin summer skies. The morning of the 24th brought forth clouds and I couldn’t help wonder if their day would bring an unwelcome shower. But in fact it did not rain that day. Instead the clouds just remained in the sky, creating an unbelievable backdrop for this amazing couple.

Amy arrived at the Veteran’s Terrace looking more gorgeous than ever, and greeted Emily + I with hugs of excitement and appreciation. For 12 years, Amy had dreamed of marrying Tyler and her excitement could not be hidden. As she slipped into her dress, her giddiness grew as she knew it was only a matter of time before she would see Tyler as her groom for the first time.

As Emily + I headed down stairs, we were greeted by Tyler’s familiar, adorable smile. He cracked jokes as usual, while he finished getting ready. It wasn’t until he was standing there waiting to see Amy for the first time that his nerves showed through for just a moment. But as soon as he turned around and saw her face, his usual smile appeared, only this time it was bigger than ever before. “You look SO handsome!” Amy exclaimed to her groom as they admired one another. After some hugs, kisses and cheers, it was finally time to make things official! Their ceremony was traditional and beautiful. After their ceremony, we headed to the most perfect spot (by accident) for their romance shots. Amy was up for anything and I could not have been happier. Her response when I would ask her if she was okay with walking here or sitting there was usually “Let’s do it! I love it!”. Every once in while she would exclaim “this day is perfect!” or “I am so in love with you!”. Tyler kept us all laughing with his silly jokes and funny faces. I was just smitten over these two!

Spending time around Amy + Tyler was just so inspiring. Not only do they love each other deeply, they love those around them deeply. I can’t count the number of times Amy told me she appreciated me, felt blessed to be working with me or asked me if I needed anything. On a day that was all about her + Tyler, she still made sure she was thinking of others. And Tyler…wow, what a guy! The way he adores Amy just melts my heart. It is so refreshing to see a man who even after 12 years, still makes sure his Amy feels appreciated. He doesn’t take her for granted and I love that.

Amy+Tyler, I can’t properly express in words just how much I enjoyed being a part of your wedding day. You two are a one in a million couple and I am beyond blessed to not only know you, but call you friends. Thank you for being so amazing and may God bless your marriage! xoxo


these two were all smiles from start to finish

For 12 years they waited to see one another as ‘bride + groom’. Finally, the time had come.

they were pretty pumped to say the least!

then it was show time :)

Headed to the best location ever. Thank you Emily for taking a wrong turn and for grabbing this shot on the right ;)

Amy’s excitement was simply adorable and utterly contagious. I just love her!

I grabbed this shot of the handsome groom while Emily grabbed the sick bouquet shot on the right. Team work!

Nose-kissies. Can it get any sweeter than this?

Gahhhh…I’m drooling. The colors. The textures. The couple. Gahhhh!

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any cooler, a train came!

I just loved these two images. Thank you Emily for capturing the amazingness on the right.

My jaw dropped when I saw these things.

the sky was just killer that day.

I have wanted to do a shoot with an old pick up truck for SO long. And there it was. Just sitting there. Calling my name. And Amy+Tyler rocked it perfectly!

I just had to get a shot of this beauty along. Isn’t she just lovely?

But soon Tyler was doing what he does best; making people laugh.

I would have shot their ‘romance shots’ all night if I could, but then we would have missed out on the reception gorgeousness.

Introducing Mr.+Mrs. Smith!

We snuck outside just before we left to grab a few more romance shots of these two. What a perfect end to a perfect day!




leave some LOVE!

  1. Amy says:

    Stacy, We adore you and Emily and are so happy with our photos. Thank you for your creativity, enthusiasm and best wishes. Simply put, we love, love, love you!

  2. Sarah says:

    The pictures are amazing! Congratulations Amy and Tyler!

  3. Mom says:

    Stacy, Your photos are just amazing!! You captured the wonder and the love of that truly perfect day. I have recommended you to many friends already!!

    Amy & Tyler- We are so happy for you, so, so proud of you and love, love, love you both so, so, so much!!!

    Mom, Jim & Family

  4. Katy Beck says:

    Stacy, You did an amazing job. Amy and Tyler are so lucky to have these little treasures that you have captured from their sacred day. I LOVE the black and white one of Amy. You are very talented.
    -Katy Beck (a friend of Amy’s)

  5. stacykokes says:

    Katy, thank you so much!

  6. stacykokes says:

    Awww thank you so, so much. Tyler+Amy are truly an amazing couple and it was honor to be a part of their day.

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