I've been photographing all kinds of love stories since 2011 and discovered my love for documenting weddings. My wedding photography career began in 2021 --inspired by my daughter, art, modern designs, florals, I strive for high-end, timeless quality imagery.
Building a friendship with my clients is so important, from our first initial meeting to your engagement session and capturing the big day, it is my goal to tell your unique story. I'm laid back and easy going, so ensuring you feel confident in front of the camera, I will jump in with guidance where needed so you feel most comfortable in front of my lens.
To this day, telling love stories lights my soul on fire, literally. Capturing a wedding day filled with organic moments and watching it unfold beautifully is such an honor. I'll be there to pour your drinks, pin the boutonnieres, carry your wedding dress train and so much more. I'm not much of a dancer but I'll get right in the center of it all, capturing the dance floor madness and those fleeting moments that go unnoticed.
If I'm not chasing the golden hour or hanging with couples during sunset, you'll find me out and about with my family and friends, spending quality time with my fiance, Kong and my daughter Winter. We love spontaneous road trips, exploring the outdoors, hiking and we travel for FOOD any chance we get.
My name is Xee (Sea)
To be completely honest, I'm not like all the rest. There are many elements to my approach of storytelling, with a blend of adventure and delicate movements, your images will always be romantic, timeless. with a touch of editorial.
It is so special to find someone who you want to spend the rest of your life with. Finding connection anywhere inspires me --films, art, design, florals, architecture, traveling.
Every wedding is unique and every love story is one of a kind that deserves to be documented in the highest quality, possible! Just think 5, 10, 20, 50+ years from your day, your images will be passed down generations.
My approach to capturing your day is like a chameleon, blended in and as discreet as possible, searching for moments that go unnoticed. Of course, stepping in where guidance is needed, capturing your day the way it is. Let's create memories and nothing too staged!
what inspires me
EVERY Wedding, I see the WORLD through a Whole New Lens
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Photography credit: Smith & Co Photography - Edited by me
My boyfriend (now fiance) and I took a trip to Wyoming and booked a sunrise couple's session! I woke up at 3 am to get ready just in time to arrive and see/capture the sunrise alpenglow on the Teton Mountains. Truly breathtaking!
Photography Credit: Smith & Co Photography - Edited by Me
This felt like that scene in Twilight where Edward & Bella lie in a field of of lupine, so romantic!
I'm just a small town, Hmong girl from Wisconsin (explains my love for all things cheese + charcuterie boards)! I love shopping local and gifting from makers who are local or in Wisconsin :) Although I do love an iced shaken espresso from Starbucks --local coffee is the way to go. I don't know what it is about cute little coffee shops but they always ignite my creativity!
I absolutely love the mountains, exploring and always planning the next destination. I enjoy cooking at home but my family and I travel for food, we are huge FOODIES! I'm always researching and reviewing restaurants to try, activities to do --this means if you'd prefer to get married somewhere away from your hometown, I'm YOUR girl!
That’s a little sneak peek into my life and a few of my favorite things. It's incredible being able to share stories from all over the world, no matter who and where we are, we’re all souls wandering this beautiful earth, with a different story to share.
No tale is one and the same. And that’s why I LOVE documenting love stories (and hopefully yours too!)”
My Fav Things
cheese, spicy noodles + all the food
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To help ensure your day flows smoothly, I'll be there to chat in and capture every moment.
After one too many coffees, I'll be buzzing with energy to capture one of the most important, memorable days of your lives, I won’t miss a moment.
I'll document the getting ready prep through to the ceremony, reception --the champagne pops, dancing shenanigans and all the fun. I’ll be there in the center of it all or as a wallflower behind the scenes, photographing moments and details, especially those that go unnoticed!
With a blend of formal poses to mostly candid, photojournalism shots, you'll get a gallery of unforgettable and timeless images to cherish. Of course, I'll step in when you need guidance.
Behind the Lens
Rain, hail or shine, I won’t miss a beat
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Bridal getting ready photos / The Eloise, Madison
There are few things that inspire and excite me more than photography!
After having my daughter in 2011, I started capturing her milestones not knowing that taking photos would turn into a whole business. I just knew that I was meant to create my own path in this industry and serve those who align with my mission.
I wholeheartedly go above and beyond for my clients. I am very in control in every aspect of my business and photography style/approach.
You will always feel comfortable in front of my lens!
I'm a bit of a sucker for real, authentic, honest love.
words from my couples
September 9, 2023
Ashley & Justin
Xee makes you feel comfortable and the results are amazing! She has a vision and it comes to life. Very talented, kind, gets things done in a timely manner. Worth every penny. Highly recommend, for ANY occasion.
Xee made sure to capture the true nature around us and capture us being our authentic-self. She made us feel comfortable, beautiful, and cared for.
August 20, 2022
Celena & Jerry
Xee practically blended into the family by understanding what was needed and important at any time. Throughout the whole wedding planning process, she was so responsive, supportive, and checked in on us often to make sure we didn't forget anything.
May 28, 2022
Carmen & Dave
TWO Souls ONE Story
No story is one and the same. Yours will be finessed to share your unique journey.