MORE THAN A VENDOR
I'm so happy you're here.
First, I want to remind you of how incredibly special this time in your life is. You’re planning to marry the one, and that’s pretty amazing if you ask me.
My shooting style is simple, laid back, and all about capturing you two 100% as you are. We’ll stay clear of the overly posed stuff, and I’ll let you two get wrapped up in one another. I’ll guide you into the shot I’m going for, so it doesn’t feel awkward, and we’ll do an engagement session so you can get a feel for what it’ll be like the day of the wedding.
I truly care about my clients and I value each story that comes along with them. If we work together it’ll feel more like a friendship than a boring business transaction. I don’t have time for that and neither do you. You’ll be able to ask me anything and know that I have your back during the entire planning process and on your wedding day.
It’s pretty simple… the more comfortable we are with one another, the more amazing your photos will be. So let’s skip the overly posed stuff, keep it real and have a good time!
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I’m April Zelenka, a wedding photographer, graphic designer, and wannabe interior designer. I live in the tiny town of Black Earth (Google it, it’s the only one on Earth!) with my husband, Cole, and my son, Weston. My favorite movie is Tommy Boy and I enjoy frequent trips to the local antique shop and Target. I appreciate bottomless fries, sarcastic humor, speaking in GIFS and lazy days at home with the family.
My inspiration comes from nice people, muted tones, hazy morning skies, music, weekend getaways, intimate gatherings, white space, road trips, tattoos, windblown hair, and keeping things simple. I’m always up for travel and exploring new places. If you’re planning a destination wedding count me in. My passport is always current!
LOVE IS IN
And I'm excited to hear your story.
I try not to take myself, or my profession too seriously — at least where it counts. The last thing I want to feel like at your wedding is a vendor. Instead, I’m a friend who happens to also be a professional wedding photographer. We'll create beautiful imagery you'll love and have a great time while hanging out.
Even though I've photographed over 100 weddings in the last ten years, it never ceases to amaze me how truly unique each story is. Getting to know my clients, their families, and the story behind how they fell in love is one of my favorite parts about this job. It's how I'm able to create the work my clients love and the work I'm proud of.
Packages include eight or ten hours of photo coverage, high res images delivered via web gallery, print rights, and an engagement session. Second photographer included in ten hour package. Coverage starts at $5500.
If you're eloping or traveling out of the Midwest area for your wedding I assure you my bags are already packed and my passport is current. I love travel just as much as the next person. Let's go!
EMILY + DARIN
My husband and I are so happy with our decision to hire April as our wedding photographer. She gave us just the right amount of direction but also made us feel so comfortable to the point it felt like it was just my husband and I in our own little world. We are SO happy with how all the photos turned out and would recommend April a million times over.
SARA + MARCIN
She truly went above and beyond. She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and my bridal party loved her too. I am totally in love with all of the pictures she took. She completely understood my vision of what I wanted my pictures to emulate and exceeded my expectations. I seriously cannot state how much I love her work. She is amazing!
TOMISSA + DAVE
April is seriously one of the best people in the world. She is incredibly intuitive, understands how important getting real-life photos are for a couple, and knows how to have fun while taking photos. Throughout our wedding, engagement, and time getting to know her before we had established a working relationship, she was genuine, kind, and open to all of my ideas and suggestions.
RESERVE YOUR DATE
LET'S GET TO
KNOW EACH OTHER
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