First thing’s first. You did it! You said YES to forever. That’s huge. Give yourself a moment to really soak that in and enjoy the moment with your fiance. You truly do not have to start wedding planning until you are ready. That is tip one. ENJOY YOUR ENGAGEMENT Enjoy the moment first, THEN make […]

Tips, Wedding Planning

Engaged? Yay. Overwhelmed? Absolutely. Now what? Here’s what you should be doing next.

January 14, 2022


We all know that the toughest part of wedding planning is getting started. Locking down a date with booking a wedding venue is step one. As a wedding photographer since 2011, I have photographed at the majority of these venues and understand what brides and photographers are looking for. They all have pros and cons. […]

Wedding Planning

80+ Best Wedding Venues in Wisconsin

January 19, 2021


Kelsey & Alex Elope in Rocky Mountain National Park This gorgeous couple recently moved from Madison, WI to Colorado and were looking for a hiking elopement photographer in Rocky Mountain National Park. I am so happy we crossed paths because this hiking elopement was EPIC! These two brides hiking through Colorado made creating amazing photos […]

LGBT Mountain Wedding

Elopement Photography, Wedding Photography

Two Brides Elope in Colorado Mountain Wedding

August 24, 2020


Hey! Welcome to the new and improved Willow Marie Photography website! I’m so happy you’re here. I’m Caley, your photographer. I’ve been photographing weddings and engagements since 2011. In the beginning, I travelled to workshops and I worked with many photographers. During that time picked their brains to figure out what I liked and disliked […]

couple kissing in door county by water

Elopement Photography, Engagement Photography, News, Wedding Photography

Hello There!

February 1, 2020


The Grain Loft-Algoma wedding venue Separate indoor locations for the couple to get ready. One suite is in the main building tucked in the loft area. The other options are the smaller buildings throughout the property. Plenty of space for an outdoor ceremony, with the couple in central view. The exterior of the building and […]

outdoor gathering space the grain loft fire pit

Uncategorized, Wedding Planning

Best Place To Get Married In Algoma, WI

May 25, 2021


We know what stresses couples out about wedding photography. Hiring a PRO can help diminish most of them. Here are just a few ways Willow Marie Photography helps guide you through the process. Main Stressors: Staying organized No worries, we send you reminders and keep everything in the same place with your client portal. Having […]


Wedding Photography Stressors to NOT WORRY About.

May 23, 2021


Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with gold. After being repaired with gold, the item is then stronger, more unique, and beautiful. Kintsugi symbolizes embracing your imperfections. For this project I utilized gold makeup to highlight those imperfections. Gwendolyn’s Scars About ten years ago, I started learning photography shortly after my […]

Kintsugi portrait of scar painted gold

Beauty and Boudoir

Kintsugi Portraits-You Are Not Broken, Your Scars Make You Stronger And More Beautiful.

February 27, 2021


Hey y’all. My friend Hannah and I have been working hard building a new brand and are super excited to offer it to all of you! Over the years photographing weddings and events, I have had soooo many clients ask if I offer a photo booth too. Well, now is the time. Through Outshine Photo […]

photo booth

Wedding Planning

Now Offering A Photo Booth Experience

February 17, 2021


Throughout the years of photographing weddings, I have worked with many companies. Many of them did a great job, some of them not so much. Here is a list of some of my favorite people to work with. They will make your life easier and you can relax knowing you are in the hands of […]

Wedding Planning

Willow Marie Photography’s Preferred Vendors

February 9, 2021


The Waters in Oshkosh, WI is one of my favorite wedding venues in the area. A gorgeous building sits overlooking the lake creating gorgeous scenery for wedding photos and opportunity for outdoor ceremony. The Waters can accommodate up to 300 people. The building has a well-lit area for getting ready photos, complete with a large […]

Wedding Planning

The Waters Oshkosh Wedding Venue

January 20, 2021


There are many reason to have a pro do your makeup for your engagement session. We don’t have time for them all, so here are my top 5 reasons. 1. So you can focus on each other! Knowing you look your best will relax you for photos. This will allow you to really listen to […]

Makeup for photography, Tips

5 Reasons To Have Pro Makeup For Engagement Session.

October 22, 2020


The world is totally upside down right now and wedding planning is a nightmare. If you’re planning on ditching the giant guest list, planning a small wedding just in case, or simply love the idea of an intimate setting, eloping might be the answer. The idea that eloping is just for shotgun weddings, low budget […]

Elopement Photography, Tips, Wedding Planning

9 Places to Have a Small Wedding in Wisconsin

May 24, 2020


Most photographers include an engagement session in their wedding collection as a dress rehearsal for the wedding day. Here are some engagement session tips to make the most out of your session, create images that show off your personalities, and get you ready for the big day. Booking Your Session There are a couple things […]

Engaged couple photos taken at home

Engagement Photography, Tips

Engagement Session Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Session.

April 3, 2020


Wedding planning is tough, and recent events are just making it harder. The novel COVID-19 pandemic is effecting people all over the globe and leaving people anxious and scared. Planning a wedding isn’t stressful enough right? So, why not add a state-wide shut down and global panic? Don’t worry, vendors can sift through the craziness […]

Wedding planning at home during quarentine

Tips, Wedding Planning

Top 5 tips for planning a wedding during COVID-19 pandemic.

March 24, 2020


Meet Danielle. She’s been working as a second shooter for WMP since the beginning of 2019. I met Danielle through our kids actually. Our daughters have been friends since elementary school and we quickly hit it off as well. For years now, Danielle has been the person that I can always rely on and always […]


Meet WMP Second Shooter

February 2, 2020


Alyssa and Nick were so much fun to play in the snow with! Just goes to show, you don’t have to be afraid of winter engagement sessions. It is Wisconsin after all, right?! We spend over half the year with a blanket of snow, why not embrace it and create amazing wall art in the […]

Engagement Photography

A/E Winter Engagement

February 1, 2020

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