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
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