We believe that you should live in the moments you want to remember, preserved forever through our storytelling approach. We're in the business of bottling up romance, of seeing you and your love at its best, and capturing who you really are together. We care about the small moments just as much as the big and love how an authentic laugh can shape the story.
We devote our time to building meaningful connections with our couples, so we can preserve their love story in the most genuine and meaningful way. Therefore, we only accept a limited number of wedding commissions each year and are currently booking 2021.
Collections start at $4450 and include two photographers, an engagement session, high resolution edited images with print release, timeline consultations, and more! Custom collections are available for more intimate or destination weddings.
ALLIE + CLAY
Garfield Park Conservatory
julia + zach
Church of the Gesu & Pritzlaff Events
Becca + Kyle
abby + nick
North Shore Congregational & Wisconsin Club
RACHAEL + CHRIS
St. Roberts Parish & The Atrium
KATIE + BRANDON
St. John the Evangelist & Discovery World Pilot House
KENDRA + ZAQ
Brew City Church & The Ivy House
LIANA + DAVID
University Club of Milwaukee
"You should definitely hire The Paper Elephant for any and all of your photography needs!!"
Tegan is the best. Seriously. She was our photographer for our engagement photos, boudoir photos, and the wedding and she was fantastic at all of them. I thought I was going to be super awkward during the boudoir shoot and probably told her 90000 times how nervous I was, but she made me feel so comfortable after the first couple minutes. I think that speaks volumes of her personality.The wedding day went so smoothly thanks to their help and our pictures came out absolutely amazing. I relive the wedding day every time I look at them and they were able to capture all of the important moments and small details. Highly recommend Tegan to anyone and everyone!!!
"Of all the vendors that we worked with, she is the one person person that performed perfectly."
Tegan is absolutely amazing from start to finish. We had multiple meetings with her throughout our engagement, and she was always able to work within our schedule since we only had limited time when we were in WI. She's organized, professional, fun and laid back and her photography is gorgeous! From our engagement pictures to our wedding day pictures, they were flawless. We are so glad we chose Tegan and will always be able to remember the best day of our lives through her photography. We wouldn't hesitate to book her again for other big-life moments!
To us, photos were very important not only to capture the smiles & moments, but the true emotions. Tegan & Jeremiah made us feel easy & comfortable right from the get go. They exceeded our expectations time & time again even while working through extreme weather. She jumped right into family photos knowing everyone’s names from our (large & blended) families. She kept us on schedule, and made sure we took a few moments just for us throughout it all. And most of all, she truly captured "us". Our unforgettable day flew by and inevitably so did the fleeting moments, but with our photos we have the ability to relive them. Those butterflies in our stomach, the joyful tears, laughing so hard that it almost hurts, and the speechless special moments where all we could do was grin from ear to ear thinking "holy @%#*, how did we get so lucky!?", even the bloopers. She captured it ALL. Thank you for your friendship, your professionalism, and your commitment to providing us a gift we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
"The candid way she gets shots is unbelievable and the work she creates is breathtaking."
The Paper Elephant is absolutely an amazing vendor and partner to work with! From the very first email we sent her, she didn't treat us like just another number, but rather like we had been friends forever. She is calm and soft spoken and full of amazing ideas and recommendations. She is caring and always sends reminders throughout the wedding process and has amazing ideas for all things wedding related. They were very professional in everything they did without being stiff. Hands down, this was worth the investment and we cannot wait to use Tegan again!!! Photography was one of our top must haves on our wedding list and she did not disappoint!
I cannot give a higher recommendation. They were professional and I had multiple comments from friends and family at the wedding how they kept things moving without being bossy or intrusive at all. My bridal party commented multiple times that they were the best photographers they had ever worked with and my husband and I agree! That's not even mentioning the absolutely AMAZING photos they shoot. They are prompt with getting pictures back and helpful with any questions and concerns we had along the way. Hire the Paper Elephant and you won't regret it!
To us, photos were very important not only to capture the smiles & moments, but the true emotions. Tegan made us feel easy & comfortable right from the get go and exceeded our expectations time & time again. She jumped right into family photos knowing everyone’s names from our (large & blended) families. She kept us on schedule, and made sure we took a few moments just for us throughout it all. Our unforgettable day flew by and inevitably so did the fleeting moments, but with our photos we have the ability to relive them. Those butterflies in our stomach, the joyful tears, laughing so hard that it almost hurts, and the speechless special moments where all we could do was grin from ear to ear thinking "holy @%#*, how did we get so lucky!?", even the bloopers. She captured it ALL. Thank you for your friendship, your professionalism, and your commitment to providing us a gift we will treasure forever.
"She directed us and our wedding party perfectly!"
To all brides out there, who your photographer is on one of the most special days of your life should NOT be overlooked or taken lightly! That being said, The Paper Elephant (Tegan) could not have been more perfect. My now husband and I were a little camera shy and awkward for our engagement pictures, and she was there every step to encourage us and to feel natural. Our wedding day went even better. She knew exactly where to get the best light/shots. It was such a relief and a weight off our shoulders to know that she was taking care of everything and that the quality would be amazing.
"She totally understood our vision, and the photos really reflect that."
Tegan was so great, and I recommend her to everyone! Our engagement shoot was perfect, and so was the wedding! She was so helpful before the fact and she was so amazing the day of the wedding. Despite us changing the order of everything the day of, she was easy going and kept us on time and in order. Even super pregnant (in a very adorable way) she didn't complain at all about the extensive heat or the bugs. She helped take our giant family photos without wasting any of the precious reception time. All in all -- it was perfect.
"We ended up with stunning pictures that perfectly capture us."
Tegan was the absolute best photographer for our wedding! Not only is she the sweetest person, but the quality of her work is second to none. The engagement shoot was great practice for my groom who isn't used to being in front of the camera. I met with Tegan before the wedding to discuss the details of our big day. It was great leaning on her expertise to make sure the day was set up to run smoothly. When it came to our big day, we couldn't have asked for anything more. She captured every moment of our day - beautifully! The best surprise was that she posted an album of images THE NEXT DAY so we could relive all the magic from the night before! My husband and I spent hours going through them again and again, it was amazing. I can guarantee that you will be not be disappointed with booking The Paper Elephant for your wedding.
"They are unbelievable! I promise it will be the best investment you make!"
I cannot say enough good things about The Paper Elephant! Tegan was absolutely incredible to work with! She was there for me anytime I had a question or needed advice on anything that came up throughout our wedding planning process. She was always willing to help, and had a lot of great ideas. And her pictures are absolutely incredible! We loved the pictures that we got from our engagement session and our wedding. They are unbelievable! I would HIGHLY recommend booking this photographer for your wedding!
We were THRILLED with Tegan and the beautiful photos!! She willingly came to Chicago to take our engagement photos on a blistery cold day and still made us look stunning and captured our pup perfectly. She never made us feel rushed during the engagement session whereas some photographers stick to strict timelines. Luckily, we had warmer weather for our Milwaukee wedding and could not have been happier with her work and both her and demeanor on our big day when we had some travel hiccups. We surprised our guests with LED hula hoops and the long exposure photos turned out fantastic! HIGHLY recommend Tegan. Thank you for making our wedding experience so enjoyable.
"Tegan's photos and artistic talent speak for themselves."
What began as a chance encounter on The Paper Elephant website turned into one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. My husband and I have hundreds of beautiful photos that perfectly capture our wedding day, every last detail of it. Tegan is one of the most personable and professional people we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. From start to finish, from planning until the second she left for the night on our wedding day, we could not have been in better hands. What particularly impressed my husband and I was her attention to detail and perfect orchestration of her planned itinerary of our day. Tegan strives to get to know her clients to deliver a personal experience tailored specifically to your wants and needs. I highly recommend The Paper Elephant.
"The Paper Elephant has far exceeded our expectations."
Our experience started with our engagement session. Tegan was very flexible and beyond patient. We brought our two dogs and our session started out with one dog peeing on the others head! Tegan never rushed us, made us laugh, and took extra time with us and our dogs. Our pictures were everything we wanted and more. By the time our wedding came around, it was like Tegan was an old friend. Our wedding day went by so fast and I was so worried we didn't capture everything. Well, what my husband and I missed, Tegan captured on film. I can not believe how great these pictures are. We feel in The Paper Elephants debt for these magic moments she captured. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!!