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Patricia and Joel’s Downtown Milwaukee Wedding

Getting Ready: Hilton Milwaukee City Center – Downtown Milwaukee

Wedding: Calvary Church – Downtown Milwaukee

Reception: Historic Turner Hall

Baker:  The Cake Lady

DJ and Lighting Designer:  DJ Couture

Transportation: Transit Express

Catering:  Zillis

 

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Historic Turner Hall Wedding Reception

Turner Hall Wedding Reception

Turner Hall Wedding Reception - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Historic Turner Hall Wedding Reception

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Denver Fashion Photographer - April 2, 2014 - 11:00 pm

I love the motion and colors in the last image in this series. Beautiful pictures!

Lynzi

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Cheryl and Matt’s Beautiful Summer Wedding at Hubbard Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Wedding and Reception: Hubbard Park Lodge, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Ceremony

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Ceremony

Hubbard Park Wedding Ceremony

Hubbard Park Wedding Ceremony

Hubbard Park Wedding Ceremony

Hubbard Park Wedding Ceremony

 

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Portraits

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Portraits

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Portraits

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Reception

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Reception

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Reception

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Reception

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Reception

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding Reception

 

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An open letter to anyone whose kid is getting married: Please put down the camera.

I started photographing weddings  professionally when my youngest son was 6 months old and my oldest was 2.5 years old.  When my business started I was in the thick of their babyhood, when every milestone was important and needed to be documented by me, the pro.  Every family event and every school event necessitated me packing up my various bodies and lenses.   The idea to me to not bring them would have been totally unthinkable.  I  considered this my “gift” to be shared not only with my family as a documentation of our legacy, but for my friends as well.

As time grew on, digital changed the face of photography and the cameras moved from unbelievably expensive to being reachable to the average Joe and available at Best Buy.   Around this same time, I was feeling something different about photographing my kids.  I wanted to watch my kids school play in real time.  I wanted to experience life without the camera in front of my face because as soon as it goes there, my mind works in f stops and shutter speeds  and not how adorable they are singing that song.

 I do not take casual photos, ever.  Every time I snap a photo, be it on a 4K worth of camera gear or my iPhone, I am  thoughtfully composing the photo for the best light, surroundings and outcome of the photo.  Occupational hazard. 

Photographers are getting used to having guests and bridesmaids post photos now more than even and as a colleague and I spoke about recently  put it “If their photos look better than ours, then we have something to worry about”.  For the most part we don’t really care if guests take photos as long as it doesn’t interfere with our job.  We know you want to share photos, we get it.

What breaks my heart is to see parents taking photos through their children’s wedding.  Of course I don’t begrudge you some photos.  But for those important, key moments…watch with your eyes and your heart. I’ve got this, okay?

Because let’s face it, you just paid me THOUSANDS of dollars to photograph this once in a lifetime event and now you are walking out into the aisle to snap a photo with your iPhone? Oh and by the way, you just blocked my shot of the groom seeing his bride for the first time.

Put your camera down.  Watch her come up the aisle.  Watch his face when he sees her.

I always think that when I die, there will be an epic slideshow of my life that will flash before my eyes.  I imagine that in it will be  moments in time of my life that were life changing, snippets of feelings and sounds and even smells and yes, photos.   But not just photos.

There’s no photo of when my son Caleb was placed into my arms after he was born, but I remember so many things about that moment.  My relief, the awe, his fuzzy little head, the smell of the room, his father’s words to me.   That memory is as powerful as any photo I have of him in those early days.

My hope is that when I take that epic photo of your child getting married, you’ll not only love the visual of the  photo, but you’ll remember that feeling. 

Put your camera down.  Add a memory to your life slideshow.  Be present.

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dan - September 18, 2013 - 8:57 pm

It’s a matter of trust – or lack of trust that the photographer will get the shot.

It’s a matter of money – “I don’t want to have to pay the photographer for a picture that I can take”.

And there’s the “urgency factor” – people want to see the images within hours of the wedding … and that’s why we throw a few teaser out as soon as possible.

Like you, it breaks my heart to see a family member with a camera in their hands at the wedding.

I’d rather stand up before the ceremony and promise free downloads of any picture that I post to everyone at the wedding – and ask them to just enjoy the beautiful day.

Karen - September 19, 2013 - 8:01 pm

Good article and great advice. All guests and wedding party folks should be (kindly) asked to put away their cameras at the steps of the church. Many years ago at my brother’s wedding, a friend of the bride’s was dashing all over the church during the entire wedding, snapping photo after photo (with FLASH!!!!). Among other incredibly thoughtless moves, she stood directly in front of the minister as the bride was coming down the aisle. Her behavior was totally distracting and ruined many of the photographer’s attempts to get those priceless shots he was being paid for. She continued this confounded behavior even during the formal pictures after the wedding and at the reception.

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Teri and Jeff’s War Memorial Center Wedding Milwaukee WI

Wedding and Reception:  War Memorial Center, Milwaukee WI

Bartending and Coordinating Services:  Gary Ozuna, Bartenders on the Go

DJ and Lighting:  Double Platinum

Catering: Saz’s Catering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Minis and Seniors! Milwaukee Mini Session dates announced and time for High School Senior Portraits by KB Image Photography

The very popular Kid’s Mini Sessions are back!

 

Affordable kids photography milwaukee
What are they? Mini Sessions are an abbreviated version of my full portrait sessions. They’re a lower cost alternative and a great way to update the photos of the kids having fun in the summer!
The June Mini Sessions will be held Friday June 28 and Saturday June 29 at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. These sessions book fast, so for more information and to schedule your appointment click here!

 

Senior Photo Time!

 

KB Image Photography offers High School Senior Photography

Senior photo sessions are rockin! I have packages for the ” I really don’t want to do this” kind of senior to the senior who wants their session to be like America’s Next Top Model. Senior sessions can be done indoors at the studio or in many outdoor locations, or a combination! For more detailed information on Senior Sessions reply to this email or call/text 414.688.6101
Please view more photos from recent senior sessions and “like” my senior page at www.facebook.com/kbimageseniors.

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