Okello Dunkley designs his workshops for students who have just bought or are thinking of buying a DLSR camera but are mystified by its myriad gadgets and gizmos. The accessible nature of these classes has helped Dunkley spread them into nearly a dozen locations across the Midwest and east coast, where students as young as 12 learn how to take a digital camera off automatic mode and manually manipulate ISO light sensors and aperture openings. More advanced classes delve into working with difficult light?such as cloudy weather or days when the sun is set on strobe light?and others explore how to navigate computer software for photo manipulation.
Signature service: Videography and Photography
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Let's tell the story of your love together, in a customized engagement videography to share.
Q&A with Laetitia Patezour, Photographer
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The signature service is a unique way to share your engagement with family and friends. It tells the story of the couple in an original and artistic video. The engagement session consist of a photo-shoot and a video.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Every picture that I take, and every video that I edit and give to the couple to enjoy, will be cherished for the rest of their lives. I am here to artistically capture who the bride and groom are. It is a beautiful responsibility that I embrace at each and every wedding.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
We help the couple style themselves for the session with useful tips, and provide all of our couples with magazine filled with inspired ideas to help them plan their wedding day.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Laetitia Patezour prides herself on capturing the little details that the bride is not able to enjoy or even notice on her wedding day. She is the eyes of the couple for the day, using a unique fashion photographer style for the portraits, a commercial photographer style for all the details, and a photojournalist photographer style for all the precious moments.
I want your memories to have a twist of the romantic, artistic, and real.
Experienced lens master Danielle Krenz captures seasonal family portraits in her warehouse studio, using them to ornament holiday cards and create mailable memories. Up to six subjects can model during a 20-minute shoot, which Danielle can hold inside or outside, weather permitting. Though Danielle can provide a few thematic props, patrons are welcome to bring their own, as well as any pets or recreational Trojan horses.
At the annual Das Oktoberfest block party, friends and families converse over brats, hot dogs, and drinks with the peace of mind that proceeds benefit Hunger Task Force. Festival-goers gather in the Mader's parking lot at 11 a.m. for the kid-friendly, pet-friendly Brat Trot, where competitors don complimentary Oktoberfest hats before beginning the race. Trot participants then ring in the festival with a grueling 1.5-block walk, run, or ride on a giant Slinky to Pere Marquette Park. Each attendee makes the trek with a complimentary 12-ounce Oktoberfest beer or soda in one hand, accompanying a free Usinger brat or hot dog in the other. Once at the park, participants partake in a communal jubilee. Prior to the race, athletes can also compete for prizes in a contest for best costumed individual and team, or duke it out in a pig Latin spelling bee.
Hosted by Custom Label Spirits, MKE NYE 2012 helps partygoers ring in the New Year with various party rooms, a ball-drop celebration, and a champagne toast inside the swank Aloft Hotel. Upon entering the event, all guests can stash their coats or cross-country skis in the complimentary coat check before posing inside the free photo booth for spontaneous memory-making. Four DJs spin beats as go-go dancers shake their hips and models walk the runway in fashions from Flow Clothing, Nandi Collections, and Swav Designs. While complimentary appetizers keep guests from nibbling on stray confetti, wine and spirit giveaways add extra hydration to lucky winners. At the stroke of midnight, a shower of balloons falls upon raised glasses of champagne as everyone toasts to a new year and the hopeful comeback of piano neckties.
Professional photographer Jaci Sumner approaches every shoot with a clean slate, taking cues from the personalities of those centered in her lens rather than imposing a fixed aesthetic onto a client or occasion. The resulting photos are marked by a certain naturalness and are made unique by the photographer's willingness to break with outmoded photography conventions.
When she's not taking photographs, Jaci engages in locally focused philanthropic efforts that include her own organization, ProjectStella. The initiative was named after her dog and studio companion Stella, and has raised funds for the Milwaukee Humane Society since 2009.