Midwest Elopement Photographer | Allison & Dariusz


Midwest Elopement Photographer

I had been looking forward to Allison and Dariusz’s wedding for 2 years… Then COVID struck and their dream wedding that was to be held at the Brookfield Zoo got postponed, then canceled. Their wedding day looked a little different than what they had originally planned… however, it was just as beautiful. Dariusz’s mom could not attend due to being in Poland but she was near just the same. Allison and Dariusz video chatted with her throughout the day so she wouldn’t miss out on her son marrying the girl of his dreams <3 The first look and wedding ceremony was held at St. Albert The Great Catholic Church. During the first look, Allison’s mom, Linda played a little harmless joke on the groom. Linda and I had him thinking she was Allison and boy were he surprised when he turned around to find his mother-in-law instead of his bride.

After the ceremony, we headed to Maple Lake for some bridal portrait fun. We were all watching the weather because as luck would have it, a storm was approaching. We got lucky and were able to shoot fast and make the most of the time mother nature allowed us. The rain had just started as we were headed to their backyard reception which was hosted by Allison’s mom and dad. Their backyard was transformed into a beautiful space for the bride and groom to celebrate with their guest. It was intimate, beautiful and so much fun! These two beautiful souls have gone through so much while planning their dream wedding. But after all, was said and done, I don’t think they would have changed a thing. The love that these two were surrounded by was breathtaking.

I wanna give a special shout out to the bridal party, especially the best man and maid of honor. They just brought so much joy to the day. Thank you to all of them for helping me throughout the day and for making me feel so welcomed and like one of the family <3


Allison & Dariusz Engagement session




Midwest Elopement Photographer

                            Covid-19 Save the date card.

Mom got him good lol

Wedding Ceremony at St. Albert the great catholic church

Bridal party at Maple Lake Boating Center Wedding Portrait at Maple Lake Boating Center

In traditional Polish weddings, the father of the groom makes Cytrynowka (lemon vodka) and places a bottle on each table for the guests.

Cute reception ideas

A special thanks to all the vendors who made Allison & Dariusz  Elopement day beautiful!

Bride’s Dress: Pronovias

Florist: Bella Flora

Ceremony: St. Albert the Great Catholic Church

Videographer: Perfect Show Productions

Cake: Lezza Bakery

Catering: Buona Beef

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: The Groomsman Suit

Invitations: Zazzle




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  1. Brigitte says:

    Such a gorgeous elopement! I love your attention to detail

  2. Ashley says:

    Their first look is the sweetest! Wonderful job capturing that moment 💗

  3. Courtney says:

    That detail shot of the lace on her dress stopped me in my tracks! beautiful!

  4. Hayley says:

    What a happy couple, lovely wedding!

  5. Stacie says:

    So cute! These photos are such a great representation of the day, i feel like I was there! Also, thank you for explaining the lemons! I thought maybe it was something like “if life gives you lemons” because of COVID, but I like the real reason much better.

  6. Their customized face masks are so cute!! And I love the bright colorful flowers!!

  7. Natalie says:

    Beautiful pictures!

  8. maria says:

    Such beautiful pictures of their special day.

  9. Jaclyn says:

    Beautiful! I’m glad they were able to celebrate even through all of this covid craziness!

  10. sara says:

    I am so glad they were able to have their special day! These are such special photos.

  11. Josefin says:

    What a lovely and happy wedding! You have captures it very well. Love your eye for details.

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