Monday, March 30, 2009

Best of 2009 Seniors

Getting ready for your own senior portraits? Check out our Best of the Class of 2009 for some ideas.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

MVP Collages -- Bigger and Better Than Ever


Check it out...we're doing MVP Collages bigger and better than ever this year. We introduced them last year and they became a smash hit. Now you can schedule an MVP photo session as an add-on to your regular senior portrait session. It's just $49 for the session and we'll create a sample collage proof for you to view from the images that we capture. That's crazy, I know. But they are so cool, you gotta have one if you are in sports, dance, or even competitive log rolling.


More info to come as we roll out our new and improved senior sessions and packages.

Cory Salzmann -- Class of 2010

Just a handful of images from a great photo shoot for Cory.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Braucht and Bowden at Blackhawk



When in doubt go for alliteration, right? What a fun day we had. One of the funnest wedding parties I have had in awhile. Lots of great moments to capture, too, including when Katie gave Josh his groom's gift...flying lessons! Hey, did you start yet, Josh? And if I'm not mistaken, I think I may have one or two competition prints lurking among their images.
You can view their slideshow here.






Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Waldals in Windsor






As you can imagine, I get to see a lot of different reception sites. And the Madison area is blessed with quite a few good ones. One of my favorites is Lake Windsor Country Club. When Adam and Joanna Waldal told me that they chose Lake Windsor for their reception I said "Score!" The atmosphere is great, the food is always good, they have beautiful outdoor spots for photos...and it's five minutes from my house. :) That's a nice thing when you are exhausted after shooting all day.




Friday, March 6, 2009

It's a small world



When Lisa and I were in college we both worked at Tiedeman's men's clothing store in Platteville. Did you ever have one of those jobs where you felt more like family than employee? This was my one (and only) experience with that, and a major reason why I try to create a family atmosphere here at the studio. The Tiedemans are great people, real salt-of-the-earth, always-there-for-you types, and we remain friends after all of these years. How does this relate to the story? Hold on...I'm getting there. Last year about this time I received a phone call from Cynthia Kmidowski in North Carolina inquiring about wedding photography for her daughter, Kimberly. Cynthia was doing all of the planning for Kimberly while she was in China teaching with her husband to be, Tyler. Cynthia chose me to be the photographer (otherwise the story would end here) and when the contract came in, I found out the groom's full name: Tyler Young. Hmmm....it can't be, can it? Yep, it is. Tyler is the grandson of Jack Tiedeman and the son of Tom and Kay Young, all dear friends of ours. They were just as surprised as I was when we all learned the players in our one-act wedding since none of them were in on the decision to hire me. I remember when Kay would bring Tyler into the store and he'd run around the clothing racks...he was probably 4 or 5 then. Now he's all growed up. :)



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Master to be?

Some of you may know that I have been working towards earning my Master Photographer degree. Well, it appears that this year may be the year. With the print awards I recently received and the seminars that I will be teaching in 2009, it looks like I will have earned my Masters by the end of the year. It's too soon to celebrate...but I will probably need to update my business cards. :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Award....Cool!


I just got back from the Wisconsin Professional Photographer's Association convention and print competition. Had a great time, helped to raise $6600 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation as the Charity Chairman for the association, and something else....let's see...oh yeah...I had a portrait named to the Elite Collection as one of the top scoring portraits in the state! It's a senior portrait of Josh Terrill from Sun Prairie and he's wearing a traditional Native American costume that he created as part of earning his Eagle Scout badge. The title is The Grass Dancer.