April Zelenka is an award winning wedding photographer based in Madison, WI She's won Best of the Knot two years in a row, was named Artist of the Year by LOOKSLIKEFILM and as been featured on Style Me Pretty, Wisconsin Bride, Ruffled, and more.
Hey, I'm April.
Our Journey Starts Here.
I believe in keeping things simple and for my work to live on for generations to come. I am not one for tricks or trends or false promises, I simply document you, your story and what I see in the most organic and sincere way.
I could tell you where I grew up or what I studied in college but in the end, it comes down to this: I’m an artist and my couples hire me because they want a creative soul behind the lens. They want images that tell stories and express real, authentic emotions—the kind that cliché poses and conventional styling leave out. I go against the grain, I take risks and I’m not afraid to be quirky or different. It’s how I capture joyful, intimate experiences like your wedding day. There is no one-size-fits-all. Instead, there are photos that are as original, genuine, and artful as you.
I work best with adventurous couples who are too caught up in their raw, unfiltered experience to pose for awkward photos. My brides don’t care if their dress gets a little dirty. Anything for the shot is their motto. My approach is laid back because I believe weddings are stressful enough and I don’t want to add any extra pressure. Couples forget that I’m there and completely let their guards down which allows me to capture them as they truly are in their rawest moments. And those moments are the ones you want to remember.