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    We not only love photographing weddings, but we love marriage even more. We are passionate about having an awesome relationship with each other, and with every couple that we have the privilege to work with! To us, wedding photography is way more than just taking photographs, it's an experience and we invite you to take a look around and learn more about the Artful Joy Signature Wedding Experience. We’re real, we’re passionate and we’re dedicated to capturing every meaningful moment you want to treasure for years to come. We look forward to working with you! ~ Amy & Dan

Mary & Troy’s: Woodfire Lodge Winter Wedding

We are so excited to feature Mary and Troys beautiful winter wedding!  They were married January 11th with a romantic candle light ceremony at the Woodfire Lodge.     We had an amazing time with such a wonderful couple.     We are heading off to a photography conference, but before we go, we are so thrilled to share this sneak peek of their winter wonder wedding!  Congratulations Mary and Troy!!!


We started our day at the lovely suite boutique hotel the Kress Inn in DePere and on St. Norbert’s campus.

Mary and Troy chose to do a First Look.   (Yes, one of our favorite moments… and for them it is a special moment and we are overjoyed that we get to capture this incredible moment.)

Candlelight ceremony.

Welcome to the Marines Mary!!   A warrior welcome!

It was such a joy and honor to capture your wedding day!     Enjoy your sneak peek.



Kimberly + Adam: Riverside Ballroom | Green Bay Wedding

The Green Bay Wedding of Kimberly + Adam

Ever since Kimberly & Adam’s amazing engagement session last Fall in Green Bay, I was counting down the month, weeks & days till their July wedding!     See there is a calm serenity in their love.    They love wholeheartedly.     Adam and Kimberly both met and played basket ball at UNI and Adam went on to play professionally.    So you can imagine these two have a little competitive spirit.    I think these things together, loving wholeheartedly and not being afraid to playfully challenge each other is the part of what makes these two soul mates.

Dan & I started at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Green Bay.  It is such a lovely church.  The sanctuary had the most gorgeous filtered light, rich oak woods and oh that pipe organ, it was lovely.   When Kimberly walked with her Dad down ther aisle, she glowed.   You could feel how much love Kimberly and Adam have between them!   It gave life & meaning to each pretty detail and each passing moment.   Because when you have a love like this, your wedding day is most definitely guaranteed to be amazing.

After the ceremony, their celebration continued at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay.   This historic venue is stately with it’s gorgeous arched wood beam ceiling and stunning chandeliers.   Kimberly & Adam you are one of the sweetest, genuine  couples we’ve had the privilege to photograph.   Congratulations and with much love!

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Inspired by old Hollywood style ‘Iconic Portraits’ of a time gone past, I love creating Iconic portraits for my brides and I dream of a time ahead when one day their grandchildren see her in that photo.  Seeing the love, beauty, the honesty, the joy she held in her heart.     This in fact is one of my favorite moments of the day.  It’s a time I strive to create for every one of my brides.  It’s a moment where just the two of us go to a quiet place, with dreamy light and take time to quietly pause… to breath and just be in the moment of this day.   It is a time that is deeply personal and it is an amazing calming force.  It’s a moment that I just love.   Kimberly, it was a joy to capture and share these moments with you.


Kimberly & Adam’s Ahh-mazing Vendors who helped make their day so beautiful.   You were a joy to work with!

Wedding Coordinator / Kenny, Riverside Ballroom

Makeup Artist /  Sahron Powell

DJ: Reception and Cocktail Music /  Elite Music Service ~ Scott Batterham

FloristLilybee Flowers, Carrie Strobl

Cake/Confections / Bernie’s Specialty Cake Shop

Transportation / Bucky’s Limousine Service ~ Greg (Bucky)

Other Vendors / Photobooth / Elite Music Service 


Alissa + Bryan | Green Bay Wedding | The Swan Club

From our first meeting, I could feel Alissa’s excitement to marry the man of her dreams.

Alissa & Bryan were married Friday, June 21st at the beautiful Our Lady of Lourdes church in DePere on the perfect summer day (this very first day of summer.)   Dan and I had such an amazing time documenting this day and getting to know their friends and family.   I really enjoyed watching Alissa and Bryan give each other the sweetest looks, laughing  together, sharing true joy through the day…this day, it was full of love.     We couldn’t be more thankful to have met two wonderful people and we are overjoyed to share their fantastic wedding day.    Alissa and Bryan thank you, with love and joy! ~ Amy

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Alissa’s mom, handmade all the milk and white chocolate roses that adorned the place settings… beautiful and delicious!  
It was a big day for this princess… and alas the party took her to dreamland.
Alissa had this adorable banner made perfect for her custom thank yous!



Reception /  Swan Club, Green Bay

Reception Site Coordinator /  Beth (Legends/Swan Club Manager)

Makeup Artist / Haven Salon and Spa

Limousine Service /  Bultman Limousines  

Videographer / Nathan Stevens (Inframe Video)

Florist / Bud n’ Bloom Floral Design (Jared)

Cake Artist /  Cake Anatomy (Dawn)

D.J./Band /  Tim Dorsey (Dorsey Entertainment)

Dress / by Alfred Angelo Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Gown Collection, Amelishan Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses /  by Mori Lee, the Bridal Event

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KAITLYN + BRANDON | Garden’s of the Fox Cities & Lambeau Field Wedding | Green Bay Wedding

Smiles that can light up a room.  The kind of smile that is infectious and you can’t help but finding yourself smiling right back.   That is Kailtlyn and Brandon!   I have loved working with these two.   From their engagement session last fall, I knew we would have a great time together.  They are such a sweet couple!

Their wedding reflected them perfectly as a couple.   From their elegant garden ceremony which was sweet and beautiful to Lambeau Field and the magic of the Green and Gold.   Their day was just like them sweet, beautiful, full of amazing energy and fun!      We absolutely loved being a part of it.   I’m so excited to share their wedding with all of you today!


Just before the ceremony was to start grey menacing clouds rushed in and it began to rain.   After a short delay and as fast as the weather moved in the showers stopped.  And as if on cue, the very moment when Kaitlyn walked down the aisle with her Mom & Dad, the sun broke through and shined brighter than any spot light as if to say Ahh- here she is.


The florals by Michelle of Flower Girl Design were stunning.  

See what I mean… every moment their smiles lit up the day!

I just adored the Italian string lighting and all the fantistic decor for both the ceremony and reception by the fabulous team at Sash and Bow.   You guys rock!

A quiet moment of reflection …  (this is the same place where he asked her to be his foreever) and this day they said I do ~ forever.  


To the Ahh-mazing Vendors who helped make their day so beautiful.   It was a joy to work with you!

Ceremony  / Garden’s of the Fox Cities

Reception /  Lambeau Field

Wedding Planner & Design / Sash and Bow ~ Alliey Kline, Katie & Barb

Hair/Makeup /  LA Dezign ~ Lisa Hansen and Crystal

Dress /  by Marissa ~  Vera’s House of Bridals, Madison

Videographer / Vaughter Weddings Videography ~ Lee Vaughter

Ceremony Music / Quartette Affetuoso ~ Heather Anderson

DJ: Reception and Cocktail Music /  Elite Music Service ~ Scott Batterham

Videographer / Vaughter Weddings Videography ~ Lee Vaughter

FloristFlower Girl Design Studio ~ Michelle Northey

Cake/Confections / Cakescapes ~ Jennifer Treu

Transportation / Bucky’s Limousine Service ~ Greg (Bucky)

Other Vendors / Photobooth / Elite Music Service

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Andrea + Mitch : Oneida Country Club Wedding | Green Bay Wedding Photographer

“A whole new world

A dazzling place I never knew

But when I’m way up here, it’s crystal clear

That now I’m in a whole new world with you.”      

~Andrea & Mitch’s First Dance to Disney’s Aladdin


Our heart’s are smiling!  Andrea & Mitch had such a beautiful wedding.    Their ceremony at historic Old St. Joseph’s on St. Norbert’s College was magical and heartfelt.  Surrounded by their family and friends, Andrea and Mitch stated a whole new journey…  it was a dazzling day… a wondrous place…  and it was crystal clear that the deep love and joy this day held will be shared forever as part of their whole new world!

Andrea looked stunning in her Wedding Dress ~ by Ella.

 Andrea & Mitch opted to not do a receiving line immediately following their ceremony.   So we  arranged for them to head out to a special spot where they soaked in first unbelievable minutes of being husband & wife.   A time just for them…  it was such a joy to capture!    I adore these momenst, the honesty, the intimacy… the love!

We headed over to their reception venue, the beautiful Green Bay Oneida Country Club to enjoy and capture them in the scenic beauty.

Andrea & Mitch, it was a joy to capture your wedding day!    And Thanks to the fabulous team that made their day!   It was wonderful working with you all!

Wedding Vendors:

Reception Venue:  Oneida Country Club:   Amy Lemon, Coordinator

Make-up Artist:  Heidi, The Studio on George Salon ~ DePere

Florist:  Diana Leider, Flowerama ~ Green Bay

Cake Artist:  Gigi’s Cupcakes ~ Madison, WI

D.J.:  Eric Maloney

Wedding Dress:  Ella, Tie the Knot ~ Green Bay

Bridesmaids Dresses:  Bill Levkoff, Tie the Knot ~ Green Bay

AmyJ - @Joseph thanks for your kind words! I vistied your website and see that you have a great style and artistry to your photography! Keep up the great work in San Francisco!November 7, 2013 – 11:23 am

Joseph - Beautiful wedding! I like how there are smiles everywhere. Nice shots, and great job capturing the happiness and romance of this occasion! Those are the things that matters most! :) September 8, 2013 – 11:11 am

Dan and Melissa - Wow those cupcakes looked DELICIOUS! Lovely pictures!August 5, 2013 – 12:07 pm

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