We are Elizabeth & Shaunae! 


Our paths crossed on a sunny day in Charleston. As Rising Tide Society leaders, we joined other leaders from across the country for an inspirational conference. We immediately clicked; bonding over our love of travel, animals, and inspiring others. As we made our way back home a dream emerged. A dream to create a fun and educational event to help photographers grow their business and improve their skills all while showcasing the elegance and grace the Midwest has to offer. We are so excited this dream is finally a reality!


Elizabeth Nord

Elizabeth is a destination wedding photographer based in Chicago and has been shooting professionally for five years. She was born and raised in Tennessee, so don’t be surprised if you hear a slight Southern accent when she talks! 

Her dedication to her clients and the creatives she helps is astounding. She loves everyone she meets and she'll treat you like her new best friend right away! In everything she does, she strives to pour out her heart and share her knowledge. 

She married her high school sweetheart and they love traveling and spending time with their adorable dog, Charlie!

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Shaunae Teske

Shaunae is a destination photographer living in the beautiful state of Wisconsin and specializes in classically romantic wedding photography. Shaunae adores genuine love stories, real moments, long embraces, and photographs that stand the test of time. 

She whole-heartedly believes in building a strong community of photographers, creatives, and small business owners to support each other in hard times and cheer each other on in good times. 

Though she spends most of her year traveling, she has made Green Bay her home. She resides there in her 100-year-old Colonial fixer upper with her two black cats, Alexander and Clementine!

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Mint & Lovely Studios

Mint & Lovely is the result of a chance meeting of two creative women. Their combined passion for intentional design + personalized stationery compelled us to leave our full time jobs, and launch a design studio where we could bring our client’s creative visions to life.  Thought and purpose goes into every detail they curate, which means your wedding or event will be uniquely beautiful and reflect your personal style. They are dedicated to empowering women through local workshops and their online educational resource, The Mint Academy.

They’ve had the honor of having their work featured on nationally read blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Inspired By This, Ruffled, and Smitten Magazine.

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