Scott & Emily’s wedding at the Historic Maxwell Mansion in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was lovely. When Emily first reached out to me she had a problem: her wedding was a few short weeks away and to everyone’s horror (her original photographer included,) her photographer had mistakenly thought the wedding was a year away. She wasn’t available! I can only imagine the stress when she realized she might not have anyone to document her day. But this allowed for us to connect and I’m so glad for it.
You’ll notice a few things going through this gallery: 1) This venue is INCREDIBLE. This hidden gem’s classic and timeless décor takes you back in time and you instantly want to wear a monocle. (No? Just me? Okay.) But really, it’s GORGEOUS. Side note: They do Murder Mystery dinners and I’m SO doing that at some point. 2) Emily has the most heart-warming smile and infectious laugh. She radiates sweetness and joy, and you instantly feel connected to her, as if you’d known her for years.
And so on a beautiful Fall day surrounded by their closest friends and family, Emily, Scott and his two children Hannah and Jackson became a family. I’m so thankful I got to be a part of such a special day in their lives.
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Laëtitia Donaghy Photography – Chicago and destination wedding photographer
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Wedding at the Historic Maxwell Mansion
Photography: Laëtitia Donaghy Photography
Venue: The Maxwell Mansion
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Laëtitia Donaghy is a French-born, Chicago-based, international photographer focusing on weddings and elopements. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a focus in Photography, and a minor in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University. She brings to her weddings and portraits her Fine Art training in order to bring forth the realness and emotion present, and showcase people’s relationships. Her focus is on preserving as much of the day as possible and keeping it as honest as possible. She travels the world for weddings and other assignments. She has been published on the web and in print.
“‘Family’ isn’t defined only by last names or by blood, it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up on each other.”
– DAVE WILLIS
This wedding is BEAUTIFUL! It looks like there were so many meaningful comments. You did a fantastic job.
Thank you so much!
Oh wow this Historic Maxwell Mansion wedding is so glam and beautiful! You did an amazing job on these!
Thanks Katy! 🙂
Omg what a seriously stunning Lake Geneva wedding! Gorgeous venue to die for. So classic and regal. Wisconsin is lucky to have you as a wedding photographer!
Aww thank you!! 🙂
oh my goodness! What a stunning day! You captured it so well! historic maxwell mansion looks like an amazing venue!
It’s really beautiful in person!
The emotion & colors in these images are stunning! & such a romantic venue!
I know I thought the place was so romantic & beautiful!
I love this elegant wedding! The family emotions are so evident. Beautifully captured!
Thank you! 🙂
I absolutely LOVE the whole feel of this wedding. Stunning work!
Thank you! 🙂
Oh my goodness this wedding is absolutely amazing!!!
I know I loved it! We all have a budget and they really made the most of theirs. That venue was super pretty too!
Congratulations for such an eye you had to document this intimate wedding in such a beautiful way. You attention to every detail and capacity to reach best angles and colors is just amazing!
Oh my gosh what sweet words! Thank you so much!
What a stunning wedding! The colors, your use of light. So very well done! Beautifully captured.
Thank you! And my goodness I about fainted when I saw this beautiful venue!