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We are Matt & Krista Fornear, the husband and wife team behind Northwoods wedding photographers Fornear Photo!

Taking amazing wedding photos is our passion and we are fortunate enough to photographing weddings together for the last 10 years but getting to work with so many fantastic and creative people we have come across is just the icing on the cake, many of which we are now proud to call friends and have been working with for years to come! While Eagle River weddings do take place in our hometown here in the very heart of the Northwoods we photograph throughout all of Wisconsin as well as parts of Upper Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. Needless to say, we love to photograph destination weddings, so please don't be shy to ask for our pricing and availability for travel all over the Midwest and beyond! Also, please don’t let our small town roots fool you, between the two of us we have lived in the metropolises of Phoenix AZ, Chicago IL, and Milwaukee WI so we can relate to many different clients, big city or rural alike.

From the weddings along the coast of the Great Lakes of Michigan and Superior as well as locations like Green Bay, Milwaukee, Chicago, Superior and Duluth to the Twin Cities, Central Illinois, and Las Vegas, we have photographed nuptials for a wide range of couples in just about any setting you can imagine. Church weddings to barn weddings, craft brewery weddings to rustic lodges, there isn't a situation we aren't prepared to document for your special day.

We specialize in creative Northwoods and Offbeat Bride wedding photography and engagement sessions but are also available for family photos and event photography too all while traveling throughout the Midwest. Our style of photography mostly consists of the photojournalism/documentary variety with some posed shots and even formals thrown in for mom and pop all while utilizing creative lighting. Your photos will be vibrant and colorful, just like you! In addition, we are also honored to have been featured on sites like Wisconsin Brides, WeddingWire and Offbeat Bride in addition to being an approved vendor for Offbeat Bride WeddingWire. Lastly, we are also a proud member of WPPI & the Eagle River, WI Chamber of Commerce!


Matt: Hi I’m the owner and lead photographer for Fornear Photo! I have my BA from the Art Institute in Chicago, IL so what was once a hobby turned passion is now a profession that I can dedicate my craft to full time. Creating awesome photos is what I love to do, especially on a wedding day. It is great to be able to share my excitement for photography with great couples and their loved ones on the happiest day of their lives. I focus on getting every detail of every photo on your wedding day perfect. One of my favorite things during your special day is to uniquely capture couples among creative natural settings like sunsets or a forest of pines. When I am not photographing a wedding, engagement or event I always have my camera with me snapping whatever view that comes my way whether it's a bird in flight, landscape photography or a snapshot of my favorite record or craft beer. 

Krista: Hi, I’m the second photographer and professional light stand holder for Fornear Photo! I have my BA in Visual Communications from Collins College in Tempe, Arizona. When I am not assisting Matt constructing the perfect ambiance for an image I love seizing the opportunity to look around and snap the fun candid images during ceremonies and receptions that sometimes our brides and grooms do not get to see and that makes everyone laugh or cry tears... of joy of course! You will find me gushing over all the creative and romantic details of every wedding we photograph. By day I am a craft beer sales rep and graphic designer. 

Together: We have been married since 2008 and shooting weddings together for 10 years. When we aren’t having a blast working with awesome couples we love feeding our soul traveling especially out West to places like Las Vegas and Phoenix and National Parks like Death Valley, Red Rock Canyon and Zion which are just some of our favorite places to escape the cold Wisconsin winters to. As an extension of our wanderlust we own and are remodeling a vintage Airstream Argosy. For more on that follow our adventures on A Riveting Life's Instagram page! We are baseball nuts always cheering on our beloved Cubbies but also enjoy spending time with our family, kitties Tuco and Omar as well as trying new restaurants, adding to our tattoo collection, sipping Old Fashioneds, hunting for and listening to records, trying local craft breweries, exploring the Great Lakes region and of course taking lots of photos together!


Contact Us to learn more about how you can reserve our services for your upcoming nuptials or book a family session with us today!

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