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Grace Ormonde Party in Chicago, Illinois | Trump Hotel | Wisconsin Photographers

Scott & Cathy, WI Wedding Photographers
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“Being In Love Never Goes Out Of Style” by Grace Ormonde.

The Trump Hotel hosted the launch party for Grace Ormonde’s new book in Chicago, Illinois.  Sunday, June 13th.

Scott and I had the pleasure of attending; this was a fabulous party with decor from Heffernan Morgan, music by the Don Cagen Orchestra and a stunning cake from Take the Cake.  More to come soon …

Grace Ormonde Party at Trump Towers Chicago, IL

Grace Ormonde Party at Trump Towers Chicago, IL

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Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention in Las Vegas, Nevada

Scott & Cathy, WI Wedding Photographers
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Blog, Professional Development, Seminars, Specials and promotions, Workshops

We just returned from our annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention in Las Vegas, Nevada; celebrating their 30 year anniversary.  It was by far the best show ever.  Updating our equipment and knowledge on a regular basis is so important; plus hanging out with all the best photographers of the world.  Seeing all of our amazing photographer friends as well as making new ones; it don’t get any better than that.  I already miss them all so much!!

We have so many exciting things to tell you about, where do we start.

We found some new exciting products we will be offering and we can’t wait to show them to our clients.  Our Italian Fine Art books from Italy will now have even more options.  This is by far my favorite. I put in my pre-order and can’t wait to share.

Had a fantastic time photographing Sean and Jacquelyn engagement session on the strip in Las Vegas.  Its was beautiful; its where the couple fell in love and capturing their love in the same place was spectacular.  More to come on this … be sure to check back to see some of their images and their story.

A new book shipping from Italy this week; a 16 x 20 Italian fine art book with a Mirror Polished Stainless Steel Lazer Etched Cover.  This book will be heavy;  time to buy a bigger coffee table.   🙂

A new blanket option that every bride will want.  I can’t wait to get one for myself … LOVE THESE, so soft and cuddly.

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xoxo,

Cathy Ann and Scott

Go Bee Photography Bag | For Sale

Scott & Cathy, WI Wedding Photographers
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For Photographers, Professional Development

We have a Go Bee Leather photo bag for sale.  We purchased this last year and only used it once.  It has a belt that goes around your waist and works great for your media cards and your cell phone.   Anyone interested please contact us.   Great price, only $100.00

Preparing for WPPI convention

Scott & Cathy, WI Wedding Photographers
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Blog, Engagement, Professional Development

We are preparing to leave for our annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention shortly.  Its going to be a great year!!

We are meeting some of our clients in Las Vegas, Nevada to do their engagment session on the strip.   Check back to see some of their images; its going to be an excitng time.

We also have some exciting news I can’t wait to share.   I’ll post more as soon as I can.  🙂

xoxo,

Cathy Ann and Scott

Wedding and Portrait Photographers International convention

Scott & Cathy, WI Wedding Photographers
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For Photographers, Professional Development, Seminars, Workshops

It’s that time of year again, we are preparing for the wedding and portrait photographers international convention again in Las Vegas, Nevada in March. This is huge for any photographer; whether your new or wanting to keep your skills upgraded to today’s technology. There are Master classes, workshops, trade shows, photo competition, after parties with all the biggest talents from round the world and so much more. Learn from the best, it’s not something you want to miss. Scott and I have made so many fantastic friends from going every year and we always look forward to seeing everyone again. Take care and see everyone soon!!

xoxo,
Scott and Cathy Erickson
www.ScottAndCathyErickson.com

Milwaukee Wisconsin Photography workshop

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Here is another of my favorites from the photography workshop by David Beckstead back in September at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  We helped David with the workshop. David is an amazing teacher, all about composition and light.  Check him out if you ever have a chance.   All three of the models  did such an amazing job.  Thank you again girls, you were all fantastic.  The dresses were supplied by Zitas bridal.  Thank you again Kelly for supplying the beautiful high end gowns; they all were were amazing.

Photography workshop in Milwaukee Wisconsin | Modeling Elena Altoro

Modeling Elena Altoro, photo by Cathy Ann Erickson, Milwaukee Wisconsin

Scott and Cathy Erickson of Ambiance Studios attended Workshop at Milwaukee Art Museum

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Photo by Scott Erickson of Ambiance Studios | West Bend, Wisconsin | Workshop by David Beckstead held at Milwaukee Art Museum

Watch for more images at http://www.ambiancestudios.com

Ambiance Studios photo by Scott Erickson

Ambiance Studios photo by Scott Erickson

Shoot with David Beckstead Workshop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Scott & Cathy, WI Wedding Photographers
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Scott and I are honored and so excited to be shooting with David Beckstead at his upcoming workshop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   What a sweet opportunity.  Our associate Alisha will also be joining us.   To all our photographer friends this is a great opportunity.   Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

American Photo magazine named David Beckstead “One of the top 10 wedding photographers in the world”
http://www.popphoto.com/americanphotofeatures/3854/the-top-10-wedding-photographers.html

Here’s the info from David’s site:
Shoot With Beckstead Workshop at the Milwaukee Art Museum!

September 20-22
$950 per photographer

Wendy Gunderson hosting
Woo Hoo! I just secured the Milwaukee Art Museum to have our shooting day! Inside for 4-hours and outside for as long as we want. This workshop includes lunch at the Museum and the entrance fees and use of the place when it is closed (they will open just for us!).

This is a once in a life time chance to shoot in one of the most well known architectural wonders of the world!

THE LINES AND LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!  MAN I CAN’T WAIT!

Can you even imagine what we can produce there…the reflection potential is off the chart!!

www.shootwithbecktead.com
Don’t miss this!
http://www.mam.org/visit/

Destination Weddings in Jamaica by Ambiance Studios llc Photography

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Destination Wedding by Ambiance Studios llc Photography ~ Photojournalists and Artist, Scott and Cathy Ann Erickson

Destination Wedding by Ambiance Studios llc Photography ~ Photojournalists and Artist, Scott and Cathy Ann Erickson

View Joe and Cherise’s Wedding Album of their Destination Wedding in Jamaica

http://www.photobiz.com/slideshowbiz/slideshow.cfm?slideshowID=55577&photographerID=1201

I wanted to post something for any wedding couples planning their wedding and all of our photographer friends. Scott and I just returned from Jamaica; doing a destination wedding. Something important I think couples need to be aware of if they are planning on just having just the photographer from the resort. Most times your only going to receive formals of your day with some pictures of the ceremony. Also the equipment is very important. On our recent trip to Jamaica, the Bride and Groom told us they had a photographer included but were planning on telling him they didn’t need him. We told the couple to tell the photographer to go ahead and still take the pictures. Why not; its more pictures for them. Well; the equipment he had was nothing special. To be honest, when we spoke to the wedding couple, Joe and Cherise recently and asked them about their pictures they told us they didn’t even bother picking them up. They weren’t impressed by him as well with his equipment or anything he did. They had 8 free 8 x 10’s coming and didn’t even what them for free.

This should at least give any upcoming wedding couples something to think about if your planning a destination wedding. You defiantly want to bring along your own professional photographers to cover your special day. When Ambiance Studios llc Photography shoots a Destination Wedding; the couple will automatically receive 3 days of coverage from Ambiance Studios llc Photography.

The Day Before, covering an intimate engagement session of the two of you and your rehearsal and dinner and some photos afterword’s of you and your guest . We also went to the Dunn’s River Falls with the wedding couple earlier in the day with all their family and guest. Capturing them going up the falls together hand in hand like a human chain. Adding that to their story into their wedding album. Priceless ….its a keepsake for all of their family and guest as well.

The Wedding Day, starts with you getting ready, all the details of your whole day from beginning to end, including a private session of the two of them for some fantastic images at sunset.

The Day After can be done at sunrise or sunset the next day; or 2 days later is sometimes preferred so your not getting up early the day after your wedding. The couple chose sunrise; these are some of their favorite pictures as well as mine. Then to complete this session Joe and Cherise jumped into the infinity pool. It was comical to watch about 20 by standers watching at 7:00 am in the morning … gasping …holding their hands over their mouths … their not going to jump into the pool and get her dress all wet before the wedding are they … not realizing that they were already married. They were the talk of the day; you could hear people talking about what they’d seen to other quest the rest of the day. The couple choose 2 images from the day after session / Trash the dress session for their thank you cards.

Destination Wedding in Jamaica by Ambiance Studios llc Photography

Destination Wedding in Jamaica by Ambiance Studios llc Photography

Destination Wedding in Jamaica by Ambiance Studios llc Photography

Destination Wedding in Jamaica by Ambiance Studios llc Photography

Destination Wedding in Jamaica by Ambiance Studios Photography

Destination Wedding in Jamaica by Ambiance Studios Photography

Scott and Cathy Ann Erickson of Ambiance Studios llc Photography will tell the whole story of your event, not just traditional pictures. Of course your family and friends will also want some special pictures of themselves, and that is included as well. There is much more to shooting a wedding then just the traditional pictures. With all the special equipment and gear, as well as lighting and techniques used are important; as well the knowledge of your photographers. We are always updating their knowledge and equipment to give you all the newest craze and technology available to our clients. We will also research the area for many different photo opportunity ideas to give you something extraordinary, above and beyond; telling your story so you can relive your wedding in much more detail.

Another fantastic idea; is we can print pocket sized mini albums that are identical to your wedding album and you can send them out to your all your guest, all your family and friends. Its a nice keepsake for them as well.

View our website at www.AmbianceStudios.com
You can also view their album from their destination wedding from Jamaica on our old website www.AmbianceStudiosllc.com under Albums / Slide show.

http://www.photobiz.com/slideshowbiz/slideshow.cfm?slideshowID=55577&photographerID=1201

International Photojournalists and Artist

Scott Erickson~ Cathy Ann Erickson

2350 E Sandy Acre Rd.
West Bend, WI 53090
cathy@ambiancestudios.com
262-338-0922
www.AmbianceStudios.com

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Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Photo shoot

Scott & Cathy, WI Wedding Photographers
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Ambiance Studios llc Photography from West Bend Wisconsin, near Milwaukee and Chicago went to the WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International in February  and attended a Model Photo shoot with Celebrity Photographers friends; Bob and Dawn Davis.  Here are a few images from the shoot.

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