Owners Kyle and Amy Sterkenburg have been with Worzella Photography Studio since 1992 and since then have carried on the photographic integrity and dedication that prompted Chet and Marlene Worzella to start the company in 1974. As Amy uses her people skills when handling sales, marketing, and customer-service needs, Kyle steps behind the camera to snap shots of families, high-school graduates, and sports teams. The Sterkenburgs' more than 10,000-square-foot studio contains four camera rooms adorned with props and art pieces, Kyle frequently hits the road for on-location shoots, replacing traditional props with the bounty of nature and myriad big sticks. Along with generating quality prints and digital images from its lab, Worzella Photography supplies a trio of additional framing, restoration, and design services.
Over the past 25 years, Doug and Teri have snapped portraits of Andy Warhol, Ella Fitzgerald, Lily Tomlin, Allen Ginsberg, and other world-renowned figures. Today, they apply their experience toward sessions for families, kids, and high-school seniors. The duo also covers weddings, from engagement sessions through ceremonies. In addition to family or special-event shoots, industrial and product photography are also specialties of theirs.
North Avenue Grill may be a diner, but it’s hardly a greasy spoon. Cooks build sandwiches, soups, and omelets from scratch, using local ingredients and a creative New American approach. Many dishes—including stacks of steaming pancakes—are gluten-free, and most that aren’t can be tailored to the needs of guests with wheat, barley, and rye sensitivities. Breadsmith, Rocket Baby, and Molly’s loaves form the foundation of many sandwiches, from the meaty Tosa cheesesteak to the vegetarian Portabella Baby.
Coffee comes from Sven’s in Bay View, whereas ice cream hails from Madison’s famous Chocolate Shoppe. Burgers are crafted by hand with fresh ground chuck and sirloin, rather than an 8-ounce can of hot-pink Play-Doh. Diners can relax in burnt-orange leather seats as they eat, or take part in Wednesday night movie trivia and Throw You Out Thursdays, when lucky diners are tossed to the curb after dining but before paying their tabs.
Capturing life and all it's precious moments is what photographer Wayde at Babboni Photography aims to do with each portrait he takes. And with more than three decades of experience, Wayde understands that each portrait, be it for families, high-school seniors, children, babies, or weddings, is more than just a picture, but a lifelong memory. Clients can determine their preference for color or black-and-white images as well as if sessions should take place inside or outside of the studio. This attention to detail and commitment are apparent during business portrait sessions, which capture professional headshots that can be used for realtor advertisements or entrepreneur websites.