• Where would you like to wake up? Hotel or airbnb?
  • What type of weather would you love to have? (Obviously, I cannot control the weather as much as I would love to, but we can give it our best shot!)
  • What would you like to do or see?
  • What would you feel celebrated on your big day?
  • Who would you want to be there?
  • What would you like to wear?

Well, expect a lot of laughter, smiles, maybe even some tears (likely from me, too). You're more than a couple I'm photographing, you're now friends. 

Our Process

Destination elopement, local wedding or micro wedding, we will be there! Through the planning process we will have a customized timeline of your entire day. We will know what you'd like your day to look like from sun up to sun down! We will help make your plans to continue the celebration after your vows. 

your big day

Once you're officially a Birchwood couple, we can start the planning process! Everything from your dream location to the fine details of your perfect day, we're here for it all- every step of the way!  


We believe just like a marriage, the right person is important when deciding on your wedding photographer. We know Birchwood couples are very unique and we work hard to find them. We know you are looking for an unforgettable experience. We love to serve couples that want intimate and stunning images.
If that sounds like something you're looking for, then we are a perfect match!  


What would an all day elopement look like?

If you took a break from the “traditional” wedding day scene and had the chance
to plan your favorite day with your favorite person, what would it look like?

We help adventure loving couples on their quest to encounter a once in a lifetime experience in their dream locations. From local Wisconsin weddings, to worldwide destinations, we are here to capture those unforgettable moments. 

Hey guys!
First off, I am so happy you've found us! If you're wondering who the heck we are, you came to the right spot! My photography journey began when I was in high school, with my first photography class. Before digital photography was a "big thing," we had film and a dark room. It became my home away from home. You may be asking, "Where does Joel fit into all of this?" Great question! Joel is not only my husband, but my photography partner. When a weddings requires two photographers, he comes along. He is also a part of every destination wedding we shoot together. He truly is my best friend and such a talented photographer! Like me, Joel started photography in high school. Neither of us have been able to put the camera ever since. Our styles have changed, and evolved, but what remains is our love for capturing life with light. 

All about us

- traveling
- fun airbnbs
- really awesome couples
- tall mountains
- birchwood trees
(is that shocking? haha) 


Our Story

Joel and I are a husband and wife team hailing from the thriving town of Juda, Wisconsin. We really are as we seem. The first thing we connected on in our relationship was photography. This guy bought me my first big girl camera and I knew he was the one for me! We've been married for 14 years, yes we were just BABIES when we got married! We simply love being around one another, traveling with one another and working with one another so much that we have dedicated our lives to becoming passionate, adventure loving, photographers. We have a family of 5 children- 4 of which are here with us and one little boy in heaven. Joel puts up with my love for golden retrievers while I put up with his love for surprising me with more chickens. We live on a little farmette with 20+ chickens and farm kitties. 

Just like you guys, we love being together so much that we work together on a day that is all for you! 
We bring all of our passion and love for our couples- and even our sarcasm!

Elizabeth and Joel are true rockstars. They were both amazing to work with on our wedding day and really listened to what we wanted and were looking for with photography. I worked with Elizabeth for my engagement photos as well, and both those and our sneak peak wedding photos are truly beautiful and amazing. Elizabeth has such a warm and friendly personality, that she makes you feel so comfortable and also like you've been friends for so long! I would highly recommend Birchwood Studio for anyone looking for a photographer; I have already recommended them multiple times to friends and family! We cannot say enough great things.

Mike & Shannon

I cannot recommend Joel and Elizabeth enough! I could write a novel about all the ways working with them was an amazingly seamless experience. When we booked them for our fall wedding, they took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. Their photos speak for themselves: these two are just soo talented. But what a photo CAN'T capture is the way they care for and treat every one of their clients. They made us feel so at ease and even got down on the level of our smallest guests to capture those precious moments and make them feel important to the day.....

Matt & Crystal

Elizabeth and Joel Wallace. Wow. I honestly can't say enough great things about these two. They are both such sweet souls, and they went above and beyond to make our wedding stress-free and memorable. Not only are the wedding pictures STUNNING, but their service is unmatched! By the end of the wedding night, they felt like family.
My husband and I can feel uncomfortable in front of the camera, but Elizabeth and Joel made us feel very comfortable and feel our best on our big day. They helped pose us in ways that felt natural. I have never felt more beautiful! I cried when we got our wedding pictures back. My husband and I will cherish these moments forever!

Libby & Colton

I don’t even know where to begin with my thank you’s, compliments, gratefulness, and overall admiration for Elizabeth and her talent. To have her shoot our wedding and guide us through the biggest day of our life was truly such an honor for us. Her communication prior to the wedding was impeccable and her organizational skills are the reason our day went off perfectly. This was NOT her “job” but she did it anyways and we would have been genuinely lost without her and her guidance!
She went so far above and beyond for us and we are sincerely so grateful for her. Elizabeth is hands down, without a doubt, the best we could have asked for. Most importantly, we sincerely enjoyed spending the day with her and having her with us!! She is so genuine, absolutely hilarious, and directed our chaotic family with kindness and patience. We will forever recommend Elizabeth to any and all future Brides and Grooms as we can say with absolute certainty there is no one better for the job!

Matthew & Genevieve

Their Experiences


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