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.
Having spent more than four decades behind the lens, Phil Slaske has seen the photography industry change dramatically. As film and darkroom equipment have been set aside to make room for digital cameras and high-resolution printers, the photo specialist has adapted his craft to fit the times. Today, Slaske specializes in several types of photography, including wedding photography, business portraits, and high-school or military group photos. He offers images in both digital and print versions, and also retouches photos to minimize skin imperfections or adorn faces with Groucho Marx mustaches. He has personally photographed more than 1,500 weddings and also specializes in capturing high-school-senior and family portraits.
Mo.A Studio's experienced shutterbug captures candid moments in glossy photographic amber. Still frames position up to five friends or relatives within the controlled light rays of the studio to illuminate the smiles of babies or the stoic grace of pet pugs. On-location shoots array the foliage of picturesque Kiln Park behind subjects to supply poses with a verdant excess of beautiful backdrops. After the session, patrons peruse 30 to 50 pictures available on a password-protected website and choose the best image. Mo.A Studio's techs then enshrine the snapshot on a CD, and an 8"x10" print serves as a sleek reminder of a family outing that can more easily be hidden from jealous computers.
Whether ensconced in her home's studio setup or scouting new ground at a scenic outdoor location, Jocelyn blends a creative mise en scene with elegant lighting in each camera-click. Jocelyn's apertured eye has apprehended all manner of subject matter—babies, families, seniors, bulging mom bellies, and the notoriously hard-to-photograph smell of noncartoon pies. Up to six family members can gather for a portrait of them playing hide and seek in a sylvan glade. Jocelyn might also enliven an engagement photo with a beloved pet or a senior portrait by firing subjects from the nearest available cannon.
Bretari Photography preserves memorable moments for Milwaukee families with a practiced eye for crisp and warm images. The photographers chronicle children's growth and a family's evolution, specializing in newborn shoots, family portraits, and senior photos.
Opening a small business might seem like a big step for some people, but Ron Wimmer had seen enough in his life to take a risk. After traveling the world as a photojournalist for five years, Wimmer returned home and opened his first professional studio. He moved his family and studio to the Midwest in 1994, and he has since kept busy doing what he loves: capturing intimate moments from behind the camera. Today, Wimmer works both on location and in a Wauwatosa-based, 2500-square-foot studio, snapping photographs of individuals, groups, and families, among many other subjects.