This May was a very exciting May for us at the Studio because we had 8 wonderful WEDDINGS! We are dying to show the world all these amazing images! We hope to be blogging individual weddings very soon. We know our brides and grooms are very excited to see their photos but as for now we are showing 4 sneak peeks from 4 different weddings.
The first image is at the Marriott Lincolnshire Hotel in Lincolnshire, IL
The second image is at the Gardens of Woodstock in Woodstock, IL
The third image is at Hawks view in Lake Geneva, WI
The fourth image is at Antioch Golf Club in Antioch, IL
Wow what an amazing May we are having! Last weekend we had three awesome weddings with three amazing couples!
We just had to show off a few photos for our brides and grooms to see!
The first image is located at Parkway By The Lakes in Ingelside, IL
The second images is located at St. Marys in Mundelein, IL
The third image is located at Aloft Milwaukee Dontown hotel in Milwaukee, WI
Thank you Allison and Jesse for an amazing wedding at Astoria Banquets!
You two are the first couple to make our new sneak peek photo on the blog!
We wish you the best of luck and hope to see you soon!
Check out Astoria's website at www.astoriabanquets.com
We had a hard, bitter winter this year but I say it is worth it when I capture amazing images like these! I got to spend my weekend with two amazing little boys. Both of them were troopers! Now that the weather is warming up it can be hard wearing pants and long sleeved shirts outside in the hot beating sun but that didn't stop them from having a good time.
I love Prairie Crossing for its uniqueness. They have their own barn, a small beach, the homes are colorful, and they are known for their beautiful tall grass. Basically a photographer’s dream location!
What an honor! Steve and I have been asked to kick off the 2014 Google + hangout for Skip's Summer School.
We love public speaking, Steve and I have both spoken/taught many times before. Steve has spoken numerous times for small to large classes, teaching camera basics (get that camera off automatic, lol) to amateurs and hobbyists as well as to large conferences, attended by 1,000's. Steve actually just got off from teaching for the third year in a row to a large group of corporate photographers on how to create stunning images for their organizations, including adding photo fusion (using the DSLRs to record video then edit the two mediums together). I have taught numerous times over the years on parenting, home life, time management and posing for boudoir and pin up.
This past August, we were honored to be chosen by Skip Cohen and the board of SCU to speak at 2013's SCU unconference. SCU is a week long, hands-on intensive workshop for professional photographers, attended by photographers from around the world to learn side by side with the best of the best in wedding, portrait, landscape and corporate photography. I clearly remember looking out into the group of my peers, my colleagues, people that inspire me, people that I have become friends with from meeting up throughout the year at professional conferences and workshops. Then....my eyes met those of my mentors.... people that I have learned so much from, the talented men and women that I have gone to see that have helped me hone my skills as a photographer, business woman and artist. Wow....very humbling indeed.
Now, this morning, as I tighten up my outline for the first SCU 2014 Hangout, I am so aware of the caliber of colleagues that will be tuning in. We take that to heart and want to do right by all of them and present from my heart, knowledge and experience...."I know how you feel, I have felt the same way...and this is what I found..."
Thank you all, our family, friends, past and present mentors and clients for giving us so much more than you could could even imagine. Insights to help us, help others.