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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

Allison + Michael | Green Bay Thornberry Creek Wedding

Allison & Michael are just one of those couples – you know, the one you look at and can just FEEL their love!!    They are incredibly sweet and have the best families.    Capturing the day with them and their families was something special – in fact it felt like we were coming home.    It was if we were, because in 2013 we had the pleasure to capture Allison’s sister (Andrea & Mitch’s gorgeous wedding).   We couldn’t wait for Allison’s and Michael’s turn!

Anyone who gets to spend any amount of time with Allison, Michael and their families get’s to see and experience the close ties that bring their families together.     Their love, their fun spirit and genuine caring is infectious and it was a blessing and joy to be with them again.

Together, surrounded by their families and friends their day was beautiful and spoke loud and clear what true love is and I know it is something that Dan and I will take with us.   In truth, we count ourselves as the lucky ones.   Thank you for letting be apart of your day.      We are excited to feature Allison and Michael’s incredible Thornberry Creek at Oneida Country Club wedding.     ~ Amy




Allison & Michael | Thornberry Creek Wedding Sneak Peak

Allison & Michael we hope that you are having an incredible honeymoon!    Here is a sneak peak of your amazing wedding day and an even more amazing couple.    It’s just a tease because we want you to get back out to the beach and enjoy your honeymoon.    :)   Your full wedding feature will be published this coming Monday!

Much love and Joy!   ~ Amy & Dan




Natalie & Matt | Appleton Radisson Paper Valley Wedding

Natalie and Matt’s wedding was a day filled with joy, love and laughter!     From capturing Natalie getting ready surrounded by her Mom and best friends, to the quiet reflective moments we captured in her childhood bedroom for her iconic bridal portraits.    This is one of my favorite moments to create for our brides.   It’s a time for just the her.   It’s a time to breathe, a time to reflect… to simply take in all that she ever imagined her day would be, a fairy tale, becoming real before her eyes.

There truly wasn’t a moment of the day that wasn’t filled with love, laughter and maybe even a couple tears.   (I even caught myself tearing up a time or two.)   Days like this make me so thankful for being blessed with amazing couples like Natalie and Matt.   These two are so sweet together and anyone who is lucky enough to spend any amount of time around them will know this is true.   It reminds me of  how special what we do is and what  joy it is to share with you and capture.

Natalie and Matt we have enjoyed every moment with you from your sweet fall engagement session right through to the big day!     Thank you for letting us walk with you in this part of your journey together.  ~ 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 

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