A September Wedding in Waupaca County / Central Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Nicole and Damian got married on a perfect September day! We started our day with Nicole and her bridesmaids at Studio 212 in downtown Waupaca, Wisconsin. From there we went to the family's lake house which was on the beautiful Chain O Lakes. After getting dressed, it was time to head to Manawa!

The ceremony and reception were both held at the beautiful Masonic Center on Bridge Street in Manawa. After the ceremony we snuck down to Lindsay Park on the Little Wolf River for portraits. When we arrived back at the Masonic Center - it was party time. Nicole and Damian have an amazing network of family and friends who had a great time dancing the night away celebrating the new Mr. & Mrs. 

Nicole and Damian - we wish you all the best. Thank you for choosing us to photograph your day. It was just perfect!

 Getting ready at Studio 212 in downtown Waupaca, WI

Getting ready at Studio 212 in downtown Waupaca, WI

 Chain O Lakes - Waupaca, WI

Chain O Lakes - Waupaca, WI

 Getting ready! Nicole's mother in law made her gorgeous dress - it was stunning!

Getting ready! Nicole's mother in law made her gorgeous dress - it was stunning!

 Moments before the ceremony - Manawa Masonic Center

Moments before the ceremony - Manawa Masonic Center

 Portraits by the Little Wolf River

Portraits by the Little Wolf River

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 Nicole and Damian included family wedding photos on the table in the entry way. It was a great slice of history!

Nicole and Damian included family wedding photos on the table in the entry way. It was a great slice of history!

 We loved the navy and gold wedding colors and custom labels on the wine bottles. 

We loved the navy and gold wedding colors and custom labels on the wine bottles. 

 Reception at the Manwa Masonic Center

Reception at the Manwa Masonic Center

Nicole + Damian = Engaged! / Waupaca, WI / Central Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

The weather finally cooperated for us! We had a perfect evening for Nicole and Damian's engagement session. Their sweet dog Loki joined us for their session and kept us all entertained. We love that they incorporated their vintage packer jerseys and their love of the great outdoors into their session. We are excited for their upcoming September wedding!

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A Northwoods Wedding at Stout's Island Lodge / Central Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Heather and Paul's Northwoods wedding at Stout's Island Lodge in Birchwood Wisconsin was absolutely fabulous. The details were perfectly planned and the emotions 100% genuine. After a beautiful late afternoon ceremony on the South Lawn, guests enjoyed games and cocktail hour while the newlyweds took a boat cruise around Red Cedar Lake. Stout's Island Lodge was a gorgeous venue for a summer wedding. The guest lodges were unique, the food gourmet, and the vintage lawn games and nightly bonfires reminiscent of times long past. After a wonderful party, guests released wish lanterns over the lake and enjoyed a final bonfire. We couldn't have been more honored to photograph Heather and Paul's wedding and wish them a lifetime of happiness and adventure.

 Stout's Island Lodge, Birchwood Wisconsin

Stout's Island Lodge, Birchwood Wisconsin

Stout's Island Lodge Wedding - getting ready
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding - getting ready part two
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding - the men
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding - boat house
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding - Boat house portraits
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding - Portraits
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding - bridal party
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding Ceremony - South Lawn
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding Ceremony - South Lawn part two
Stout's Island Lodge - Outdoor ceremony
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Stout's Island Lodge Wedding - cocktail hour and vintage boat
A Northwoods wedding in the ice house at Stout's Island Lodge
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding Reception - Ice house
Stout Island Lodge Wedding - Ring Shots
Sweets and Treats - Stout's Island Lodge Wedding
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding Reception - Dances
Stout's Island Lodge Wedding. Lantern release from the boathouse.
 Stout's Island Lodge - Birchwood, WI

Stout's Island Lodge - Birchwood, WI

Schuyler - Wild Rose Class of 2016 / Senior Portraits / Central Wisconsin Photographer

Schuyler is one of our 2016 senior models. He participates in football, baseball, and wrestling at Wild Rose High School. His mom is an avid photographer and came to the session requesting the push-up pose. Throughout the evening we shared a lot of laughs and thoroughly enjoyed the banter between mother and son. We thank Schuyler for being one of 2016 senior models and wish him an awesome year ahead in both sports and academics.

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Hannah - Waupaca Class of 2016 / Senior Portraits / Central Wisconsin Photographer

We met Hannah and her mom in downtown Waupaca on a rather blustery night. Lucky for us all, the weather held and we got some beautiful portraits. Downtown Waupaca was a perfect location for a senior shoot - we had so many great backgrounds to choose from! Hannah, thank you for being a terrific senior model, we hope you have a wonderful senior year ahead of you!

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Jessica - Wautoma Class of 2016 / Senior Portraits / Central Wisconsin Photographer

We met up with Jessica and her mom in downtown Wautoma on a beautiful spring morning. Jessica is one of our senior models from Wautoma High School. She is interested in art and photography and was a fun girl to work with. Downtown Wautoma is a great spot for senior portraits. There are lots of beautiful old buildings and fun textures to work with. We thank Jessica for being one of our senior models and hope she has a fantastic senior year!

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Holly - Wautoma Class of 2016 / Senior Portraits / Central Wisconsin Photographer

We really enjoyed meeting our senior model Holly. She attends Wautoma High School, and will be graduating in 2016. We photographed part of her session in the studio and the rest on-location in downtown Wild Rose, WI. We had plenty to talk about as Holly is a camp counselor (like my husband and I used to be!) She was as smiley and relaxed as could be. We wish her all the best in her senior year and thank her for being one of our 2016 studio models! 

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2015 Heros Musicales / Red Cross Fundraiser / Central Wisconsin Photographer

On May 19th, I volunteered to photograph the 8th Annual Heros Musicales, an American Red Cross fundraiser founded and hosted by John and Vicki Jenks. Throughout the afternoon I had the privilege of hearing two different concerts. First, Greg Boerner, a singer / songwriter who played a blend of blues, folk, country, and rock and roll all in an awesome southern style. One of my favorites from his set was, "The Hong Kong Cafe."

The last concert of the afternoon featured Liam Teague on steel pan and Robert Chappell on percussion. It was nothing short of magical. I was delighted that they started their set with one of my all time favorites, "Tico Tico."

Throughout the course of the afternoon, concert goers had the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, learn about the Red Cross from people who have benefited from their services, share in hospitality, and visit with one another. It was a truly unique fundraiser and easy to see why it has grown to be so popular.  What could be better than an awesome concert for an important cause?

 1:30 Concert - Greg Boerner Guitarist/singer/songwriter

1:30 Concert - Greg Boerner Guitarist/singer/songwriter

 4:00 p.m. concert with Liam Teague and Robert Chappell

4:00 p.m. concert with Liam Teague and Robert Chappell

Class of 2016 Model Call! Seeking Wild Rose, Wautoma, and Waupaca, WI 2016 Seniors.

Hello class of 2016! We are looking for several senior models.
 

Check out the details below and if you are interested in applying to be one of our 2016 models please fill out the form at the bottom of this post. After completing the form you will receive an automated email prompting you to send us a picture of yourself (a selfie is fine!)

Qualifiers: 

You and your parent must sign a model release allowing us to use your photos for promotional purposes.

- You must be a member of the class of 2016 at Wild Rose, Wautoma, or Waupaca High Schools.

- Understand that while we may ask you to incorporate your hobbies and certain outfits into our session plan, that we will maintain creative control of the session to capture the images we want for our marketing. 

- You and a parent need to be available for the session which will be scheduled on a weeknight or weekend in late April or May.

- The session location will be determined by Studio 455 Photography. 

The selected model(s) will receive:

- A lifestyle senior portrait session with Jeremy and Kristin

- A phone app with watermarked images from your session.

-  One full-resolution digital file of your choice (with print release). Delivered via digital download.

 A file submitted to the model's school for their yearbook photo.

- Models may earn credit toward additional digital files through referrals.

- Models/parents will have the option to purchase additional files/printed products at a 20% discount.

 

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you!

~Kristin and Jeremy

Playful Black and White Portraits / Central Wisconsin Photographer

What's more fun that wrestling with mom? Wrestling with mom in a photography studio! It's always awesome when clients come in with a vision of what they want their session to look like. In this case, a series of images in black and white that depicted the playful relationship between mother and son were the end goal. While planning wardrobe, we had our client photograph clothing options with her phone (in black and white) so that she could focus on pattern and texture rather than color. The session went smoothly and the images had all of us laughing. The final product was just what they wanted. As an added bonus? Her son said it was fun! 

Mallory + Colin = Married / Wausau, WI Wedding Photographer

Mallory and Colin's wedding day was nothing short of beautiful. The couple met at the Marathon County Fair when Colin was in the States on business. The two fell in love and got married at the Grand Theater in Wausau, Wisconsin followed by a reception in the Great Hall. The weather was perfect, the venue gorgeous, the details well thought-out and the couple was so incredibly happy. Some of our favorite details were the lego people place-card holders, and the creatively named cupcakes - "Wookies and Cream!" The wedding was a fun blend of Wisconsin and Canadian traditions. Mallory and Colin and their wedding party were all so relaxed and fun and their guests clearly had a fabulous time. We wish them all the best in love and in life and thank them for choosing us to photograph their wedding day.

Ruth + Tim = Married / Wausau, WI Wedding Photographer

Ruth and Tim married one another on a blustery October day in beautiful Wausau, WI. They met while studying abroad in Germany. Ruth is a Wisconsinite, while Tim hales all the way from Australia. Their wedding was absolutely gorgeous and a wonderful blend of the families' traditions. There were Wisconsin entrees on the menu, custom cross-word puzzles tucked into each napkin, plenty of thoughtful toasts and a traditional Scottish dance during the reception. The reception was held at the beautiful Greenwood Hills Country Club and the colors were almost at peak. The biggest thing that stands out to us almost a month later is simply how happy everyone was. Ruth and Tim are two well-loved people with a tremendous tribe of family and friends surrounding them. We wish them all the best in life and love and know they have quite an adventure ahead of them. Thank you for sharing your day with us!

Mathew + Caroline = Married / Manawa, WI Wedding Photographer

Mathew and Caroline got married in beautiful Manawa, Wisconsin in early September. The ceremony was at Ferg's Bavarian Village with a reception following at the Manawa Masonic Center.

Relatives joined the couple from around the world to celebrate their special day. Caroline is from Germany, while Mathew is a Wisconsin native. They selected traditional clothing for their wedding while they were in Germany this past summer, and hosted a celebration that is sure to be remembered by their guests for the rest of their lives. From the horse drawn carriage to the gingerbread cookies, no detail was overlooked. Shelly from Signature Events was the couple's wedding coordinator and was a delight to meet. We wish Mathew and Caroline a lifetime of happiness together!

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Cassie + Andrew = Married / Fond du Lac, WI Wedding Photographer

Cassie and Andrew got married on August 30th 2014.  The ceremony and reception were both at the beautiful South Hills Country Club in Fond Du Lac, WI. From the old fashioned candy bar to the gorgeous cake it was obvious that a lot of attention was given to the little details. Then there were the things they didn't plan - we adored those even more. The look that Cassie's dad had on his face when he saw her the first time, the words of their best friends. The speeches given during dinner that were a true testament not only of the love they have for one another, but the love they share with their family and friends. It was touching to hear the words of those closet to them. Everyone should be so lucky. 

The weather was a challenge throughout the day, but nothing took away Cassie's beautiful smile. We were honored to be present as she and Andrew tied the knot and we wish them a lifetime of happiness together.

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Cassie and Andrew opted to have a "first look" before the ceremony. We love the looks on their faces as they saw one another for the first time on their wedding day!

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