These two were absolutely hilarious. They refused to take themselves too serious and brought all sorts of carefree delight to the portraits, which included Lindsey lifting Nate (unsuccessfully) and the two of them "frolicking" through the fields. I will truly miss not spending every day with them!
I've worked with Vanessa before, but I was really excited to photograph her wedding! She and Ruben looked stunning in their courthouse wedding in Milwaukee. They also have an adorable daughter, Ruby, who was all about the photos.
John and Megan are such a lovely couple, high school sweethearts, that grew up together. There were so many unique and special and sweet moments between them on their wedding day, which was truly their own and no one else's.
These two people are truly incredible. There was not an ounce of pretense among them. They never took themselves too seriously, but laughed and celebrated each other and all their friends on a great wedding day.
It was such a joy to be working with these two. As two people that work on putting on events for a living, they put on a marvelous wedding and it was so great to see the transition of them working behind the scenes to being the stars of the show. Congratulations Joy and Tyler!
Nikki and Danny have such a sweet friendly relationship that just shines out when the two are together. They really wanted to take engagement photos at Boerner Botanical Gardens and we got there early enough to just get some incredible shots with incredible light.
I first met Raphael and Judah while teaching Sunday School Classes for my church and their son, Patrick, was there. Raphael and Judah are two of the nicest people I know. They invited me over to their house, we ate amazing home cooked food and talked about how cold Milwaukee was compared to India. They are great people!
Katy and Matt are such a kind and sweet couple that were married in a wedding that matched their personalities at Brookfield Baptist Church. We took portraits in downtown Delafield and the reception followed at Country Springs.
Over Christmas I visited my parents in Atlanta and so with some amazing 60-70 degree weather in the middle of winter, I took some portraits of them outside and just tried some new techniques to do some fun things in the portraits.
Melissa and Jose braved the March weather to take maternity photos at Seven Bridges Park. They brought their puppy along, who was very calm and will undoubtedly make a great dog/friend to the little boy who's about to make his appearance soon.
Marit & Jered are a lovely couple who are getting married in Madison. She is finishing up school in Iowa and Jered is going to grad school in Madison and so met together in Madison for our engagement photos for many, many winter pictures!
For this photo shoot with Brianna, we really wanted to capture that Fall/Autumn vibe with her fashion and the scenery and even though it was actually a really brisk day we totally got it and got some amazing colors and shots at Whitnall Park in Greenfield.
One would be hard pressed to find a better match than Kyle and Emily. Their personalities and interests and their loves seem to almost perfectly coincide. They were married in a lovely ceremony at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky in the first week of January.
Maggie and Troney were married in an epic and amazing day starting off with portraits in and on top of the Iron Horse Hotel. The ceremony itself was in Fox Brook Park with the sun setting across a small lake.
Adrian & Jesse were married in a lovely Lutheran Church in Port Washington. The pair were born and raised in Wisconsin, which made this ceremony and reception one with many family and friends. They were obviously well-loved and I had almost as much fun photographing the day as everyone had attending, especially the reception which made me feel nostalgic for my own family and my own home town!!
Nabeal\'s family made the tough decision to put down their family dog. But, before that happened Nabeal wanted to get pictures of a great companion who had to stood by his side during challenging times that life has a habit of throwing all our ways.
I can\'t think of more lovely people than James and Megan and I can\'t think of a less lovely day to do engagements. It was rainy and windy and we broke two umbrellas, but we still got great pictures because of their willingness to brave the storm!
Megan & James met with me at Lakeshore State Park and we created some beautiful images on the days leading up to winter. There were very few color left in the parks, but we managed to scope out a few trees left that had some color.
Family photos of Maureen and Bjorn at Humboldt Park in Bayview. Maureen and Bjorn are two of the kindest, most generous and gracious hosts I've known. They naturally bring people in to their lives and bless them with their friendship.
My name is Matt Unrau and I love exploring the world around me with a lens in front of my eye. I specialize in portrait photography, but also do freelance photography, sports photography and commercial photography.
I worked as a photojournalist for the last five years, where I was honored by statewide newspaper organizations with various awards including Best Portrait, Best Feature Photo and Best Illustrated Photo. I am now venturing out on my own path to start my own business. I am passionate about unique and creative photography, which tells a story about people and places.