Maiya | Marshfield WI Class of 2020 | Marshfield WI Senior Portrait Photographer

Maiya kicked off Andrea Wagner Photography’s Senior Season this year in Marshfield WI. She showed up at our first location, a forest, and I was completely shook by her radiating beauty. See, that tends to happen when people are happy and authentic, and I get the feeling that Maiya is nothing but herself.

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Baby Sonora | Same-Sex Newborn Lifestyle Session | River Falls WI LGBTQ-friendly Photographer

I’m finally getting around to blogging my newborn session with Thomas and Max, proud fathers to newborn Sonora and 5 year old Nolan. Both Nolan and Sonora most recently, were born out of the state of WI and brought home here to River Falls. I almost can’t believe how alike Nolan and Sonora look, like everything was aligned perfectly to complete this beautiful family.

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order save the dates online + other picture-perfect stationary ideas from basic invite

order save the dates online + other picture-perfect stationary ideas from basic invite

As a wedding photographer, one of my favorite parts of the wedding day is when I get to photograph all the details. Unfortunately, when I got married almost 10 years ago, I didn’t pay attention to invitations and programs too much – I was so interested in saving money that I cut some corners, and stationary was one thing that I decided to DIY. I’m honestly not the most creative with décor and stationary, so if I could do it all over again, I’d RUN (not walk, RUN) to Basic Invite, a unique and definitely NOT basic custom invitation and stationary experience!

I recently partnered with Basic Invite and got to see the entire process, from design to proofs to delivery and then ultimately photographing them! The design process was so much fun and fairly easy; I was not overwhelmed and yet had so many options. With over 180 colors and so many designs, there are limitless options when it comes to creating your perfect wedding stationary.

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Here are some of my favorite features about Basic Invite and why I recommend them to all my couples and even my high school seniors:

Colors - Over 180 colors options on the stationary and over 40 different colors for envelopes!

Matching Sets - All wedding invitations are part of a set. You can find everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards. 

Address Collection - They have a free address collection service – share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing! This was one of my pain points: gathering addresses! Anything a company can do to make your life easier is a huge win! 

Samples - Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order. HUGE!

Wedding Websites - They offer completely customizable wedding websites (move over The Knot) that are mobile friendly and can match your stationary perfectly! You can upload your wedding details, images+love story, maps, and other information that your guests need to know. 

So Many Products - They do more than basic stationary! One of their featured products is personalized coasters for weddings, I don’t know about you, but I struggled with unique party favors at my wedding, and personalized coasters are the perfect gift for guests to bring home!

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I got to have some fun and personalize a few save the dates. My husband and I’s 10th wedding anniversary is next year, so I dreamt up what our save the dates would look like if we had a vow renewal! 

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Are you ready to order save the dates online yet? Make sure to bookmark Basic Invite and come back to it! If you’re not getting married any time soon, you can customize these for birthday parties, graduation parties, anniversary parties, baby showers and so much more. I loved this clear save the date so much!

I’m loving the clear save-the-date because of it’s clean and sophisticated look!

I’m loving the clear save-the-date because of it’s clean and sophisticated look!

Don’t forget to follow Basic Invite on social media (@basicinvite) and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the process! 

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<~ Clear business cards from Basic Invite!

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Jayson + Brittany | A Non-Traditional Intimate St Paul Wedding | Twin Cities Wedding Photographer

When I first started corresponding with Jayson and Brittany, they had a June 2019 date picked for their wedding. When we met for their engagement photos at Swinging Bridge Brewing Company they informed me that they had changed their plans and were planning a small, non-traditional intimate wedding in March!

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