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Hello, I am Audrey, owner of Hart and Fig. I remember sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen at an early age soaking in her lessons on the fundamentals of art. My passion for beautiful works of art was fierce and as young adult I knew without a doubt I would be an artist. I studied at the Milwaukee Art School. I soon realized, making beautiful art was not enough for me. I wanted my work to serve a purpose – be meaningful beyond its simple beauty. With a camera, I am able to create work that becomes a testament to someone’s marriage and life. I get to carve out a moment in this fast-paced world and preserve it and it is an honor to do so.
Marriage is a big deal – and getting to be apart of all these stories of love is a privilege. I fully immerse myself and often times find myself drying my eyes, or laughing along on the sidelines. Being a mom of two boys, there isn’t a mother son dance I don’t shed a little tear. 
When I am able to stand back and let your wedding day naturally unfold - that is truly when I create the most beautiful photographs. The collection of photographs I hand my clients can be passed down for generations and without a word, the story of their  love can live on. The idea of legacy and history is something I am fascinated by. Even though I will never be in a textbook, I want a piece of my Legacy to stay behind. My hope as a photographer is that I am able to create heirlooms that you and your family can cherish forever.- a testament to your legacy.

audrey koehler

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"telling your legacy through the art of photography."

Your marriage is your own. It is original and honest. I am here to photograph the unique love the two of you have built. I am here to insure you have a beautiful tangible heirloom that will attest to your legacy. I want you to dream with me and walk along side me as we create something beautiful together. Let's leave the cliche posing and trends elsewhere and focus on they way you and yours love one another. Yes, I’m devoted to my art, but I value your experience above all. You’re searching for photography with meaning, images that capture you at your best. I am too.

Weddings are not why I love what I do. What I love goes far beyond the wedding. It's human interactions I witness. Fear, anticipation and love. My passion lies in the notion that there is something bigger than all of us. It's being about to see the intangible reason we all exist. With my camera, I don't need to speak words to tell the story of your legacy. My hope is that when you look at my photographs, you feel something. Marriage is more than a wedding. It can be as mundane as it is intoxicating. Once the wedding is over, what is left is two people tangled in the web of possibilities.. 

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THE hart & fig MANIFESTO

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RECENT PRESS

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the knot weddings (best of 2018)
Celebrations at home
wisconsin bride
The TOnic Shop
100 layer cake

more than "one epic image"

I create a complete body of work that tells your story through emotional and touching documentary imagery, not just stand-alone individual photographs. It is important to me to photograph your individuality. Your gallery will be cohesive and thoughtfully photographed, and won’t just contain a few “epic” images while the rest are simply “fill ins”. To emphasize the story of your day, I will document quietly and out of sight to allow your wedding story to unfold in front of me, while only stepping in when action is needed. Though out the years I have found that the most important images are the ones that happen naturally and are photographed with intention.

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why hart & fig 

"i love photographing the reception"

I love shooting the reception. I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time finding photographs of the reception on photographers’ websites. It seems like a lot of photographs are all about the outdoor natural lighting and then ditch once the sun sets. We love the reception here and aim to photograph it with class. What I wouldn’t give for a real, unabashed, straight from the heart emotion like this at other parts of the wedding day. Never once do I have to give ques or prompts in order to get true emotions to shine.

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"i am the sole artist"

I am the sole artist. Unlike many photographers, I do not pass off my photographs to be edited elsewhere. I believe the entire process is what creates the artwork and I want my hands to be on every single step of the process. When I photograph, I already know in my head how I want that photograph to be edited. Therefore, passing it off to another editor will not get your story across the way I intended it. I hand edit every individual photograph. I use photoshop to edit out skin imperfections and distractions. This is not a typically workflow for most photographers and I pride myself on going a step above and really dedicating my time so that each and every photograph is its own piece of artwork. 

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"experience your wedding day"

I will not hog you all day. That is an absolute promise. It is all about finding the balance and working together to create photographs, while still enjoying and experiencing your wedding day. That means being at your cocktail hour, dancing at the reception and making sure to take the time to be with the people you love. While many photographers prefer to take an hour or more out of your wedding day for portrait, I prefer to take smaller amounts of time here and there and focus on creating the same great quality imagery, but while you are experiencing your wedding day instead of experiencing a photoshoot.

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"your friend and go to girl"

I not only want to be your photographer; my goal is to be a “go to” person as well as a friend. I have photographed countless weddings, met dozens of vendors and know all the best kept secrets. I take all my couples on a venue walk through and sit down with them to contrive a perfect photography timeline beginning to end. It is my goal to answer your questions before you ever need to ask them. I have helped couples in so many other aspects of their wedding outside of just the photography from vendor selections, to bustling wedding dresses, to transporting florals and pinning boutonnieres. When you sign up to work with me, I want to be your “go to girl”.

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A FEW of my
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who we are

I am a wife and mom, which are my two favorite titles. On a regular day I am probably drinking way too much coffee, while working to create a life full of love, adventure and creativity.

WALKING THESE STREETS WITH YOU

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SLIPPING ON THAT PERFECT PAIR OF HEELS

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CHAMPAGNE BRUNCHES ON THE WEEKENDS

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ALL MANNER OF PRINTED PRETTIES

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FRESH CUT PINK GARDEN ROSES

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