Professional photographer Jaci Ruben and her team approach every shoot with a clean slate, taking cues from the personalities of those centered in the 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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are dedicated to telling your story in a way that truly who you are.
We take the time to get to know you are and what you want, telling your story through pictures as well as words so you can always look back on this happy time in your life.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I truly believe, we are blessed to be photographers as it gives us the opportunity to capture the beauty of life in a telling way. We are Telling Lens.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to experience the love that 2 people share and have the ability to capture it in their own unique way.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
That we captured exactly what they were looking for and would be able to share our work with their grandkids some day to share the story of their love.
That made us feel great.
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.
Terri began her photographic education by studying all of its parts: the lens, the dials, the tiny man who opens and closes the shutter. Her hard work paid off, as she's now been telling stories with images for 40 years. As the force behind TAD Photography, Terri takes the time to get to know her clients, a step that better allows her to capture each subject's personality and narrative on location or in the studio. TAD Photography offers on site and studio shoots,
specializing in portrait photography, capturing images of families, bumps
and babies, seniors and pets.
The artists at Byron Graves Photography don't need to look far for inspiration: their 3,000-square-foot studio is located in the picturesque old village region of Wauwatosa. Inside, they arrange clients in front of a wide variety of backgrounds and set about capturing their unique look. But their talents aren't limited to the indoors. Upon request, the company dispatches its professionals to outdoor and on-location sessions, eliminating the hassle of transplanting your entire backyard to their studio.
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.