Jessica and Charlie's EPIC Wedding
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 11:06PM
Jessica and Charlie's EPIC Wedding

Have you ever attended a wedding and said "WOW, that was Epic!"  Well months before Jessica and Charlie Rathje's wedding I said "WOW, this IS going to be EPIC!"  Jessica and Charlie did not disappoint.  Every detail was so well thought out, and who could go wrong when hiring Tamara Wendt Designs as your Designer/Planner. Jessica and Charlie were married on August 22nd, 2015 at First United Methodist in Geneseo, IL followed by a reception at the Davenport Outing Club.  Jessica's vintage inspired dress was purchased at Ultimate Bride in Chicago, Il and designed by Berta. Groomsmen tuxes were from Men's Wearhouse.  Ashley from MadeUp nailed Jessica's makeup going with ...

Jessica and Kyle Wedding Highlights
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2:20PM
Jessica and Charlie's EPIC Wedding

Jessica and Kyle were married on August 29th, 2015 at the gorgeous TPC Deere Run!  We had perfect lighting for their outdoor wedding ceremony!  Aside from me putting the Bride/Groom in a weed patch of burr's and having to spend 15 minutes unsticking them from the Bride's gown, the wedding and formals went off without a hitch!  Jessica and Kyle chose some outstanding vendors to pull off their vintage styled wedding:  Cake by Sophisticakes, Florals by Hignights, Wedding Arbor by B Vintage Rentals, Noted Design Invitations, DJ SAS. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your gorgeous wedding Jessica and Kyle...and now for some photographs!    

Chuck and Katie
Thursday, October 08, 2015 1:46PM
Jessica and Charlie's EPIC Wedding

Several weeks ago I was contacted by the Bride, Katie to go on a top secret mission....photograph her elopement to Chuck!  Their wedding took place at the Rock Island Courthouse.  Afterwards I spent about an hour with them on a fun shoot around Rock Island.  Although their parents were aware they were getting married, I had to wait for them to spill the beans to their friends and families before I could share their photos.  These two are adorable and were so much fun to work with!  Congrats to Katie and Chuck!  Married August 28th, 2015!

Quad City Times Readers Choice Award
Monday, September 14, 2015 8:15AM
Jessica and Charlie's EPIC Wedding

Thank YOU Quad Cities for voting for Wiz of Oz Photography in the category "Best Photographer" in the Quad City Times Readers Choice Awards!  We were voted as a top five finalist in this category!We are so thankful for your love and continued support!  Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!  Much Love,Wiz 

Preparing Your Wedding Timeline
Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:26PM
Jessica and Charlie's EPIC Wedding

Timing Your Wedding Day Timing....It's a BIG deal and what I receive questions on the most.  If you have any questions regarding timing of your wedding day, please feel free to contact me at or feel free to call me at (563)355-1418. I would be more than happy to prepare a wedding timeline for you.When timing your wedding day, the first big question is.... Are the you planning on seeing each other prior to the ceremony? If the answer is NO, it is important to remember that any photographs that you will both be in together (family and wedding party photos) will need to be taken after your ceremony. If you are planning on seeing each other prior to the wedding, we can ...

New Look, New Feel...NEW Website!
Friday, September 11, 2015 11:14PM

If you are a past visitor to my website, you've probably noticed some big changes.  That's right...a brand spankin new website! My old website was created back in the MySpace days and was ready for a revamp.  I hope you love the fresh, modern design as much as I do!  You will find the format is very user friendly and easy to navigate.  I love, love, LOVE the bright, bold colors!  After working for a couple months with a fabulous Designer, she was able to incorporate all of my ideas into exactly what I was looking for.  I do plan on adding a feature of client proofing sometime in the near future as well.  Check back often as I'll be updating it frequently ...