By on January 11, 2018

Offbeat Wedding Photographers \\ Airstream Blog \\ Travel Enthusiasts \\ Northwoods Life
\\ Craft Beer Geeks \\ Small Living Advocates \\ Kitty Parents


Hello and welcome to our new adventure, our blog! Matt & Krista here from Fornear Photo along with our two kitties Auggie & Tuco. We are very excited to share with you a labor of love we have been working on behind the scenes for some time, A Riveting Life A Blog by Fornear Photo.

A blog by wedding photographers…

For those of you that don’t know us, we are Northwoods wedding photographers based out of Eagle River, Wisconsin that also happen to have been bitten by the travel bug many years ago. We LOVE weddings (especially Offbeat Bride weddings) and have been photographing weddings together ever since shortly after we got married back in 2008 ourselves. It has been a privilege to be part of so many different people’s wedding days, its such an honor. Gratitude doesn’t even begin to express how we feel for all of our couples, especially the ones that have taken the time to make us 5 Star rated wedding photographers on WeddingWire. We are also thankful for all of the great places our wedding photography has been featured, like… this Northwoods wedding in St.Germain on Wisconsin Brides, this Eagle River wedding on WeddingWire, this Madison wedding on Offbeat Bride or this Game of Thrones wedding also on Offbeat Bride. Yes, most wedding photographers blog, which we think is great! Though we will be blogging about the weddings and engagements we photograph, don’t expect this blog to be entirely about weddings as this is something we hope can be much more than that…. a resource, inspiration and a peek into our lives.



The Northwoods is an awesome place to live…

The Northwoods is a special place to live and we joke we got to move here (permanently) much sooner than all of the folks in Illinois and Southern Wisconsin who’s cabins dot our Chain of Lakes each summer while longing to live her full time. Summers are for hiking, biking, boating and campfires with a local craft beer in hand. In the winter we keep busy by snowshoeing, ice fishing and exploring waterfalls frozen over. While we love living in the Northwoods and can’t wait to share the many things that make Northern Wisconsin so special we are also excited to blog about our Airstream renovations as well as many other passions ranging from photography, travel, tattoos, craft beer, vinyl records, saving money, kitties, small space living, everyday life and more. We want to use this little corner of the internet to share our work and our passions on our way to travel this great country in our Airstream and to ultimately live debt free.

Based out of Krista’s hometown in the tourist destination of Eagle River, Wisconsin (which happens to also be the Snowmobile Capital of the World, look it up!) Matt is from a small town in Central Illinois named Argenta. While Krista attended college in Phoenix, Arizona while Matt attended college just outside of Chicago with Krista’s sister which is how we met and the rest is history! Together we have lived in Chicago, Milwaukee and now settling in Eagle River.

We love to travel…

Whenever we get to talking about our goals and dreams, it always comes back to one thing… travel. Sometimes I think that’s all we daydream about! In our spare time, we love capturing photos of natural landscapes and wildlife which we are so fortunate to have here in the Northwoods. That said, there is so much more to this beautiful country of ours and we want to explore it all.

Oh and we also have a bit of an obsession with Vegas! Though ourselves are actually not much of the gambling type we do try to go every year to escape the cold Wisconsin winter so we can attend the annual WPPI wedding photography convention. We love to take in all of the sun, sight, sounds, and as much old neon as we can… anything retro is right up our alley! Have you ever been to the Neon Museum? Its a must stop on our Vegas list!

Thank you for coming along on this journey with us, we can’t wait to connect with you!

Copyright A Riveting Life | Blog & Photography by Northwoods Photographer Fornear Photo

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    December 6, 2018

    Make a more new posts please 🙂


Matt + Krista
Northwoods of Wisconsin

We are living A Riveting Life & so can you! Blog by Matt + Krista of Fornear Photo • Wanderlust enthusiasts & Northwoods Wedding Photographers • Featuring our wedding & engagement photography along with Airstream renovations, adventures, travel, craft beer, saving money, our everyday Northwoods lives & more!