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New Blog!!!!! 

Hey, Hey, Hey Everybody!!! 

I've moved blogs! You can now find me here: 




while you are there, check out the new site!!!! 


thanks everyone! Be sure to update all bookmarks, etc. I won't be posting to this blog anymore... and at some point it will probably disapear (no worries though, all this wedding goodness is available over on the new blog!) 


Claudia and Wesley//The Backyard Wedding// Wisconsin



I seriously could gush about Claudia and Wes's wedding for a long time. It was all my favorites wrapped into one. An outdoor, at home wedding. A bride wearing her mom's wedding dress repurposed just for her. The couple praying together before the ceremony (with the groom blindfolded of course), all the bridesmaids choosing their own dresses, suspenders, and of course the cutest ring bearer in the history of ring bearers (no bias here of course). So even if Claudia wasn't my cousin, and Wes wasn't the PERFECT match for her, I would have loved their wedding. But... the added fun of family and the fact that after we met Wes for the first time, I just knew he was an amazing guy and the right one for Claud. Yeah, that made their wedding absolutely sublime.


Emily and Phillip//The Wedding//Madison WI




When I think back to  Emily and Phil's wedding day, I will remember an awesome dance party.. I mean, really? limbo? a pinata? glow sticks, tatoos, and funky costume? yes, please. I will remember Emily tearing up on the steps of the church when we took pictures of her and Phil and all of their guests. I will remember a walk through the UW-campus and on the terrace where a jovial group of card players happily bought Emily a beer. I will remember how happy and kind their family was, and how much fun they had with their wedding party. And of course, I will remember amazing red shoes, lovely flowers, a gorgeous dress, a ROCKING BAND.... and best of all I will remember the two of them, and the look in their eyes when they read their personal vows to each other at Badger Farms (after a formal church ceremony).  Yep, I will for sure remember their wedding as an amazing one! And I know they will too. 

Thanks a million to the amazing Jessica Brandau for joining me once again. I always LOVE having you along with me! 


Stephanie and Tony//The Wedding//Joppa, Maryland



Do you know what is most important to me when working with couples on their wedding days?It isn't great fashions, or fabulous details, or glamourous isn't even gorgeous natural light (even though that ranks high up on the list.).... what is most important to me is that the couple trusts me and my photographic style and vision. That even when I may move them from the expected place where most couples do their photos at a certian venue to a weedy off the beaten path spot, that when I grab them from their last few bites of dinner because of a perfect sunset, that when I have them do something completely unexpected, that is is all for a good reason and they go with it, with out even batting an eye. THAT is the top most important thing to me. And Stephanie and Tony fit that bill to a T. I love how excited they were about my work and how willing they were to go with whatever! Thanks guys, for being fabulous. 

I was so excited to travel to the Baltimore area for a third wedding! The last time I was out there was for Erica and Dave's wedding....and it was Erica who referred Stephanie and Tony my way, and I am so thankful she did! It was fun to see a past couple and reconnect! And Stephanie and Tony's wedding was SO MUCH FUN! I loved being there to see their dance party get into full, they could dance! Their venue , Mountain Branch Resort was fabulous, as was the gorgeous flowers Stephanie and Tony chose.  AND the cute kids....well, you can tell by the amount of pictures I took of the kids in the wedding party that I was smitten with them! What a great day! I am so thankful to Stephanie and Tony and their family and friends! 


Pete and Deanne//The Wedding//Lake Geneva, WI




Things I love that were all part of Pete and Deanne's lovely wedding: 

working with families that I've had the pleasure of photographing for other weddings

epic dance parties

amazing food

couples who go ahead with their plans for an outdoor wedding despite the threat of rain

hilarously silly maids of honor speeches

time with just the couple on piers beside lovely lakes with perfect sunsets

people enjoying themselves all day long

emotional first looks with the father of the bride

having my dear friend Jessica Brandau shooting alongside me (thanks Jessica!)


with a list like that you KNOW I enjoyed myself at Pete and Deanne's wedding. Thanks so much for having me photograph your day! 


Rachel and Adam// The Wedding// Madison, Wisconsin

Rachel had a first look with her dad before she had her first look with Adam


You know when you meet people and thier kidness just pours out over everything? That is how it is with Rachel and Adam. They are two of the most genuinely kind people I've ever met. From the way they treated us, to the way their friends and family talked about them in speeches, to the way they look at each other, their day was just completely full of their kind genuine natures. Rachel and Adam got ready and had their first look at the Capitol building in Madison, which was just incredibly cool....they read letters to each other from across the gallery, and the look on Adam's face when the elevator doors opened to reveal his saw it above. It was just incredible. They walked hand in hand to their ceremony at St. Patricks church, and then we spent a GORGEOUS May day with them, and their family and friends celebrating their love. It was a great way to kick off my local wedding season. And, um, did you notice they had DONUTS in leui of cake? Yeah. Best. desert. ever. Thanks so much to my friend Jessica Brandau of Forever Dear Photography for shooting with me, it was a joy to have you along, as always. Thank you to Rachel and Adam for including us in your day! 


Heidi and Brian….the {royal} wedding….White Orchid at Oasis, Fort Myers Florida





Emily and Steven….engagement session….Madison Overture Center




An Ode to 2014

2014 was a great year! I loved photographing 14 amazing weddings, a few fun families and even one fresh newborn. I really am grateful for all of my wonderful clients and the trust you all place in me to perserve your special memories for years to come! Here is a quick look of some of my favorite images from last year! 



I'm super excited about 2015 as well! I get to work with 16 awesome couples in great locations, both super close to home and in Florida, Chicago, the U.P., and Maryland. It is going to be a great year! Be sure to stay tuned to the blog so you can see it all! 


Merry Christmas to you! 

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you are all feeling the joy of the holiday season! This Christmas I am going to do something I have never done before and run a few Christmas specials! Please email me if you are interested in one of these limited-time specials! 


* Every 2015 wedding booked (contract and retainer sent) between now and Dec 31st 2014 will recieve a complimentary engagement session and their chose of a 11X14 mounted print , a soft cover album, a 5X7 calendar of wedding images or a set of 12 gift prints on a wooden stand. 

*Any wedding booked between now and Dec 31st  2014 and taking place in January-April 2015 will recieve 10% off their package price. (Travel not included) 

*A note about weddings, I am almost completely booked for 2015, with only a few dates available (I take on a limited amount of weddings). If you are interested in having me photograph your wedding, please contact me ASAP! 



*Don't forget I photograph a limited number of birth stories. Please see my birth story site here. A note about birth stories, I am SO passionate about photographing births. It isn't just another session for me, it really is my heart's work. So, if you are having a baby in 2015, email me...

*Every birth I photograph in 2015 will recieve a small soft cover memory album 




*not sure what to buy a loved one for the holidays? Buy a Krystal Muellenberg Photography gift certificate. Between now and December 31st all gift certificates are 15% off. Gift certificates are redeemable for family sessions, mini sessions, engagement sessions or birth sessions. Not redeemable for weddings. 


ALSO, because I believe in giving back, 10% of all proceeds from my Christmas sale will go straight to Compassion International

I hope everyone has an amazing Christmas season!