Behind the Lens

Through my last decade of photographing weddings I've learned that clients thrive when guided - guided through direction at a photoshoot, guided through styling and design, guided through art selection for their home. I take my role in this chapter of your life very seriously because you've entrusted me with this role. I am the guide, you are the star.

After the last dance on the wedding night, what remains are the photos and memories - that makes my job very clear: take emotive and masterful images that preserve your most cherished memories. Post wedding we work together to select wedding images as artwork to shape the ambiance of your home - albums, framed enlargements, fine art prints - the options are beautiful and I will guide you.

My name is Steph Kadlicko, I’m a luxury destination wedding photographer serving wonderful couples with old world tastes. I tailor my services to clients in Milwaukee, Toronto and Croatia, but no destination is ever too far. I have worked all over the world photographing weddings of well-traveled couples who have an eye for artistic detail and who want to offer guests an unforgettable experience.

I preserve the feelings and moments of your wedding day in the form of a visual story that is soulful, beautiful and romantic, filled with the nostalgia you'll want years from now. I’d love to hear more about your wedding plans. Let's create something beautiful together. 

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“I seek moments that tell a story of beauty and feeling through my photography. I want to take couples back to a time of unabashed happiness when they felt their best - enveloped by beauty and surrounded with joy. I know those moments when I find them. I know that in a decade, two or three, those images will be the ones that brings back the emotions and the embodiment of the wedding day. This is what I give to clients and what I see as art.”

- Steph Kadlicko






YOU'LL look like a model

you'll feel like her only clients

your guests will love  her

your event will be grander

every image will be your favorte

"Steph will analyze your physique and find the absolute best poses for you as individuals and as a couple. You will look and feel like a model and you'll be in your favorite place in the world. Every image will be like out of a dreamy magazine."

"You will always have Steph's attention. She and her team go above and beyond and are always available for questions on design, planning and anything wedding. You'll feel like her only clients. You'll feel the service her brand is known for."

"Steph shows you views you've never seen before, of you, your atmosphere and the guest experience. She has a way of magnifying emotional moments, capturing architecture, and showcasing details in a way that blows your mind on each photo."

"Guests will be treated like royalty. She takes the time to ensure every guest looks incredible on camera and promotes a guest experience that will transform the way you thought about hosting your wedding. Plus she travels anywhere."

"Every image you receive is filled with beauty and ethereal qualities that makes your wedding look like a fairytale and fashion editorial. Every image will be your favorite and you'll wish to have her with you in all your travels." 

...straight from the clients


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Want dreamy, candid and editorial photos...shots of the details, the smiles, the fashion and the party.

Celebrate in designer names, but put their efforts into creating an experience for their guests and themselves. 

Know that a wedding of elegance and refinement is timeless, but that every celebration needs a heartbeat and a personality.

Have planned the most beautiful wedding of the year, but know that their smiles and love are what will make their photos shine.

5th couples


You're sophisticated - a romantic who travels often and embraces the artistic world. Some days you are an art collector, other days a connoisseur and gourmet. You appreciate details and admire charm. You're always ready for stunning backdrops, cafes and endless great company. Entertaining is your happy place. Being surrounded by family and friends fills your heart with love and happiness - as wonderful hosts, you bring people together. You are humble and charming. You are giving and, simply put, you are lovely.

You are looking for expertise, professionalism and direction to look your best,  You welcome white-glove service and receive it with grace. You expect elegance in your wedding day coverage because this is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, and you hope to have every detail captured, the candids, the design and the romance. Know that I cater to clients creating celebrations that are intimate in design, but not intimate in number. I photograph large families and family oriented weddings with the heart and detail of small 40 person weddings, capturing the smallest moments, the candids and the grand moments. Cultures oriented around large families - Croatian, Italian, Arab, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, to name a few, are full of tradition and culture which translates beautifully when paired with the joyous celebration of weddings. I welcome you. Choose 5th Photography because of what I and my team deliver - high-end service with show-stopping images where you forever feel like my only client. 

I'd love to hear from you and about the day you have planned

Every couple works with me directly for photography and artistic direction. The 5th Fine Art team is involved in logistics and the day-to-day and album design. You have our full attention.

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