Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Award News

Big day yesterday...I took home the Grand Award for highest print score and the President's Award from SCPPA. I'm thinking about wearing the big purple ribbon tomorrow...I'll look like that guy from the Monopoly Chance cards. The rest of my print entries did pretty well, too, so I'm looking forward to the Wisconsin competition in a month, and after that, the national competition. And after that....total world domination. Mwuahahahahahaha! (I must cut back on the caffeine.)

Anyway, here's the top scoring print titled "Sundown Serenity":

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bridal fashion show images



I ducked out of the booth for a few minutes on Sunday to photograph the fashion show for the Wedding Planner & Guide. Here are a few images from the show:

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Fill-the-gaps spring wedding special

Just got back from the big wedding show in Madison. Had a really good show, booked a bunch of weddings and had a LOT of interest for 2011. (Sidenote: if you have a June 2011 wedding, you may need to move quickly because it seemed like at least HALF of today's couples that I spoke with are planning a June wedding for next year.)

Each year there are always a few interesting gaps in the schedule, like one or two months that are pretty wide open -- and it's different every year. Weird. This year, it's the spring, specifically April and May. So here's the deal (literally): I'd like to fill these spring gaps and roll right into a really busy summer. So if you call and book an April or May 2010 wedding, I will knock $250 off any of my wedding packages, and I'll knock $100 off any Associate Team package. Same great photography featuring two photographers, same great albums and products. They're just a little bit less in April and May.

This offer ends soon, so call or email now: 608-846-5319 or michael@beautifulportraits.com.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Highlights from 2009 weddings

Here's a montage video (every movie needs a montage -- quick, name the movie for this quote) of some of the best images from 2009. It was a very good year. :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

See us at the Bridal Show: Jan. 16 & 17

Look for us at the Wedding Planner & Guide Bridal Show at the Alliant Energy Center on Saturday and Sunday, January 16th and 17th. Our booth is #427 and is at the end of one of the main rows. Stop by, meet the team, chat, check out our sample albums, and sign up to win a FREE Extended Play Engagement Session plus Photo Guest Book...a $475 value! We'll also have a show special if you book your wedding at the show, or if you book THIS WEEK BEFORE THE SHOW. Just ask for the "show special".

A lot of recent inquiries have wondered if we photograph weddings in Milwaukee or Chicago: The answer is YES! We will travel virtually anywhere for a wedding.

2010 wedding dates are going quickly...call now to check your date! 608-846-5319

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Best of 2010 voting

Cast your votes! Wisconsin Bride magazine has opened up the voting for their "Best of 2010" competition. Be sure to follow the link and vote for your favorite wedding vendors:

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2010 Special!

Happy New Year! Here's a way to make the start of the year even happier...my 2010 Special! For a limited time all standard studio sessions are just $20. This includes evening and Saturday sessions, too. Or, if you schedule a mid-week session between 10a - 3p, Tuesday thru Thursday, your session is just $10! This includes family portraits, children's portraits, portraits-just-because-I-want-a-portrait-portraits...any standard in-studio portrait is just $10 to $20.

Then after you've viewed your beautiful portraits, order any 20" print (or larger) or 20" wall package and save 20%.

The 2010 Special ends on the 20th at 10 pm, so call now to book your session!

(Sessions must be scheduled by February 15, 2010. Some restrictions may apply.)