Wood Violet

One of my favorite Milwaukee area floral designers is Emily Watson and her dream team at Wood Violet. I recently had the honor of photographing their stunning piece designed for the one night only fashion show at the Milwaukee Art Museum's Art in Bloom event. I had met with Emily a week or two before the event and she shared with me her sketches and vision for their piece. I was immediately dying with anticipation to see this in real life. When that day came, OH.     MY.      GOD.   I was floored. It was even more incredible than I could have imagined possible. The garment was made from all floral and plant elements.  I have to share the experience with you. Here is a snippet of the process, as well as some gorgeous shots we took of our lovely model, Laura at my studio. Please enjoy! To find out more about Wood Violet, visit their website at: http://www.woodvioletmke.com/

Locations: Milwaukee Art Museum + Dana Dufek Photography Studio

Florist: Wood Violet (http://www.woodvioletmke.com/)

Makeup: Aesthetics by Cecilia (http://www.aestheticsbycecilia.com/)

Model: Laura Williams

Photography: Dana Dufek

Ellie & Alex, Engagement Session

As we all know, Wisconsin weather is not always one to cooperate. So when there's a random snowstorm after a week of it being 70 degrees in March, you have fun with it! Ellie and Alex chose to do their engagement session on her family's farmland. She spent much of her childhood exploring the acres and making memories. So why not make a few more as Ellie and Alex celebrate their new beginning together. Winter wonderland picnic inspiration right here <3

Dan & Oli


Dan and Oli's gorgeous Orthodox Serbian wedding was a day I will never forget. It was honestly SO hard for me to choose just a few highlights to share with you, because there were so many amazing beautiful moments through out the entire day. But here is a little sneak peak of it all!

Dress: Eva's Bridal (Oak Creek)

Flowers: Jaimer's Floral (Bayview)

Hair: Krystal Burns of Scottfree Salon

Makeup: Amee of Lovely Salon and Spa

Cake: Lisa Crum of C. Adams Bakery

DJ: Jason Vespalec from Bonus Track DJ's

Singers: Marija Mara Stojadinovic + Miki Dobros. Keyboardist: Cedo Zelenovic

Reception Venue: Muskego Lakes Country Club

Sarah & Brian


Sarah & Brian did their wedding day right! I'm all for sticking to our itinerary, but sometimes you just need to take a break from all the structure of the day and really LIVE in it! So we made an unscheduled stop at their favorite neighborhood bar before venturing to the ceremony. Every part of their day was thoughtful, from the woven rug that they stood on for their "i do's" (Sarah is a talented weaver and more! SHE MADE IT, she's the coolest, you'll love her too) to the forks they used to eat their wedding pies with. Everything was beautiful. Utilizing some of the best neighborhood venues such as the Polish Falcons! I'll stop writing now and let you just enjoy some of the highlights :) Congratulations Sarah & Brian! Cheers!

Venues: Polish Falcons (Ceremony and reception), Company Brewing (fav neighborhood bar, beer break:)

Flowers: Flower & Bee