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.
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.
Suburban Studio will snap crystal clear, high-quality shots of you and a companion or your entire family in virtually any setting. Settle into the comfortable atmosphere at the interior studio, or request that you and a photographer rendezvous at an outdoor scenic location, such as a park, a tree house, or the inside of a coconut. The friendly, knowledgeable Suburban Studio staff will even make suggestions on how to look sharp for the camera (by choosing the right clothes, wearing subtle makeup, and striking imaginative poses), while encouraging you to make your own statement. These skilled shutterbugs work to personalize set designs in advance, ensuring you'll capture the essence of your relationship.
Whether capturing a family portrait or immortalizing a wedding or graduation, MMI Photography seeks to blend a knowledge of the technical side of photography with a knack for evoking beauty from its subjects. During each session, whether on-location or in-studio, a professional photographer works with clients to create ideal images that encapsulate important life events.
The eponymous shuttersnapper at Laura Couture Photography captures candid moments of tykes and transforms them into snazzy portraits and prints. Like a sundial wristwatch, the dedicated photographer works with only 100% natural light, expertly nabbing the pure, unadulterated bliss of childhood with sunlit flair. Each on-location session lasts approximately 60 minutes, with an unlimited fount of precious images captured in each shoot. Within four weeks, customers receive an email containing a link, password, and secret knock allowing access to an online gallery of the results. Once they pick out their four favorite slices of life, doting parents receive a high-quality set of prints (within 3–4 weeks), along with a pair of digital images to show off to adoring robot nannies.
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.
Shoot the Moon Photography's trained artists specialize in preserving candid, natural moments on film. The 4,000-square-foot Mequon studio has more than 40 distinct shooting areas, and the Delafield studio offers dozens more. Outdoor locations just steps away from each studio also offer ideal backdrops for scenic heirloom portraits. After the shoots, the digital team perfect portraits to ensure subjects look their best. Personalized ordering appointments provide a number of options, including wall art, Heirloom Albums, painted imagery and gifts.