Wild Elegance provides photography services that render genuine, feeling-filled images through the use of natural light and movement in posing.
we are glad you are here
Wild Elegance works to provide media-driven storytelling services for people looking to create a visual record of the important moments in life. Whether it is the moment you say 'yes,' or the first day home with a new baby; branding your business or a snuggle fest with family; we want to give you high-quality images that showcase real life.
Through four pillars of operations, our entire staff wants to give each of our clients the top experience in customer service and images.
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hello beautiful, wild ones
my name is Marie
I am the owner and lead photographer of Wild Elegance. That blonde kid with the awesome Hawaiian shirt is my son, Charlie. We also have a cool dog, Nomad, but he still is mastering the art of not looking like a blur in photographs. We live in the Lake Country area of Southeastern Wisconsin, but love exploring all over the US.
We live in a world of labels, and while I try to fight them as much as possible, there are a few I hold on to dearly: mother, friend, teacher, daughter, sister, and free-spirit. I nerd out about things like The Hobbit and road trips and national parks. My favorite shows to date are Gossip Girl, Parks and Rec, and Vikings. Having more time to read and travel are things I aspire to.
I started my portrait photography shortly after Charlie was born. Through a lot of self-training and collaboration, I have evolved my style to include rich, vivid color with high-contrast, to showcase the true beauty of the world around us. I love making you laugh, and being goofy with your family and friends. Essentially, every shoot, whether a wedding or family, should be a fun experience, in my humble opinion.
I am honored that you are considering me to be your photographer. Being invited into someone's life for a moment, and being able to deliver beautiful visual memories is something that really makes me happy.
The greatest joy in life for me is the freedom of expression. Whether this be through my parenting, yoga, photography, or just being outdoors, I try to always live life a little wild, and totally free.
from our clients
"I don't think I can say enough kind words about Marie. She has been amazing to work with from mother / daughter shoots to an engagement shoot to most recently my wedding. She knew exactly what moments I wanted captured and she caught those and so much more. I look forward to working with her for years to come.
- Liz H.
"I absolutely LOVE Marie and her work! She did our wedding photos as well as family photos over the last 2 years.
She makes the whole experience easy & fun!
That says a lot considering I have a family of 7 with 3 kids under 5! We are always blown away at the smiles and love she captures in our photos!"
- Amber H.