Andrea + James’ Rothschild Pavilion wedding

She is one of a kind. With an incredible sense of humor to boot, not to mention the wit of a stand up comedian, when I first met Andrea I knew she was the kind of girl that could always make people laugh. And who doesn’t love that kinda of person? We met in school way back when….back when she had short spiky hair and mine was bleached blond. Wait, did I just admit to bleach blond hair. I think I did. But hers was spiky. We spent a year together in Florida and in between trips to Rita’s italian ice and car wishing fundraisers I saw that this girl named Andrea was a pretty incredible, and insanely cool, person.

Skip ahead 6 (?) years. Andrea contacted me and said she was getting married and wanted me to shoot her wedding. I wondered to myself who this lucky man was that won her heart. Andrea is known for being extroverted and fabulously opinionated so I thought that this guy, well he must be her opposite. I imaged a quiet guy, one who was slow to speak and shy in nature.

I flew to Wisconsin to meet them both for their GTKY shoot and I quickly realized that not only was James not her opposite but he, in fact, was very much like her. He caught me totally off guard with his fantastic jokes and witty banter. But as I spent more time with him over the next two days I realized that as much as he is like Andrea, he compliments her in so many ways. When wedding chaos was getting to be a bit too much, James grabbed her hand to let her know everything would be alright, and then got right back to working hard. He would hug her ever so slightly to assure her that her weddings dreams would be fulfilled. He is, in fact, absolutely perfect for her.

Andrea and James, thanks so much for a rocking party but, more importantly, more inviting me both as a friend and trusting me to capture those special memories!!

  1. Amy Winkelman

    November 22nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    As the MOH- I find it extremely appropriate that I leave the first comment 🙂

    LOVE these pictures! What a beautiful day!!!

  2. James Burgess

    November 22nd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks Alicia for capturing every moment so perfectly.

  3. Vanessa

    November 22nd, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Love the pics! Beautiful wedding and you two look so happy!

  4. Andrea Burgess

    November 22nd, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the amazing words and capturing our day and love within these pictures. Love them!!!

  5. Max

    November 22nd, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Beautiful wedding and pictures! We had a blast. Hope things are going well with you guys!

  6. Brenda VanOuse(mother of the Bride)

    November 22nd, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!!! Now I see why Andrea and James needed to have you capture their day. Thank you for seeing them for who they really are through the lens of your camera, the love they share screams through! Thanks again.

  7. Zack Norton

    November 22nd, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    These pictures are amazing, James and Andrea! Congrats to you both, and I hope you enjoy many, many happy years together!

  8. Vickie Mytinger

    November 22nd, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Beautiful pictures. They capture the special people you are. Wish we could have been there.

  9. devlin

    November 22nd, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Beautiful photos!! Congratulations, I’m so happy for you guys 🙂

  10. Jessica Maupin

    November 22nd, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    LOVE the pics!! So happy I was able to be apart of this day with you guys – what a beautiful wedding. And Alicia – of course you did incredible, as always!

  11. Patrick VanOuse(father of the Bride)

    November 22nd, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Good job!! We enjoyed living the moments over again. How about the decorations at the pavillion. A lot of work but well worth it.

  12. Meredith Merrill

    November 22nd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Great job! This photos are beautiful and capture the love felt throughout the day! So happy to be in the bridal party of this fantastic couple! It was an amazing celebration 🙂

  13. Katrina Calmes

    November 22nd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding, and such a beautiful bride! You really captured the brides personality so well!!!

  14. Amanda Burgess

    November 22nd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    James, the one of you dancing with your mother where we can see the tears… totally made me cry! These turned out so amazing!

  15. Kara Dreier

    November 22nd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I don’t want to be overly biased, but these are FANTASTIC! What a wonderful day!

  16. Dalinda Melo

    November 22nd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Beautiful pictures!
    so sad I missed this wedding! All the pictures look amazing 🙂 Andrea and James are an amazing couple !!

  17. Deb

    November 23rd, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Beautiful pictures, I love the fall colors. Andrea and James are such an amazing couple, I wish you guys nothing but happy, healthy days ahead. I’m so sorry we missed the wedding, thank you for sharing the pictures.
    Love you guys

  18. Kyle Drews

    November 23rd, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Amazing pictures. These will make beautiful keepsakes for your wonderful wedding.

  19. "Favorite Auntie Patrice

    November 23rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    The adoration in Andrea’s eyes says it all. She loves her husband! And vice versa. The pictures speak a thousand words! Excellent!

  20. Favorite Cousin Tiff

    November 24th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Love, Love, LOVE these photos! What great memories of a beautiful day!!!

  21. Andy Straub

    November 24th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Simply stunning. I can’t believe I was a part of this wedding. These amazing photos only enhance the already fond memories that I have of that day.

  22. Korrin Black

    November 24th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    AMAZING! It was such a blessing to be able to sing for your first song. You two make an amazing pair and I wish you happiness for the rest of your days. Photographer did a wonderful job with capturing your essence as a couple, everything that you are together comes out in the photos. Joy!

  23. Christina Conn

    November 24th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Are you sure you didn’t borrow actors to pose for these pictures? Everything looks like it came out of a wedding magazine! What a beautiful day. You can actually see the love in each of these pictures–it’s visible on everyone’s face and body language!

  24. Laura Baxter

    November 24th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    What lovely pictures! They captured the day so beautifully.

  25. Eric Conn

    November 24th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Wait…there was a wedding?

  26. Heidi Lewerenz

    November 24th, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Your parents are the cutest ever! Great photos. Awesome color and clarity and capturing of the moments. 🙂

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