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Las Vegas wedding photographyCATHY AND SCOTT,

I am in AWE of how beautiful your album design is and how great graphi did printing the album. It is a masterpiece. What bride COULDN”T book you after seeing a sample like that. I know that I had gotten to see the album online through the slideshow but it doesn’t even begin to do the album justice. I have only had it for an hour, and I’ve already flipped through it half a dozen times! You two are amazing!
I have three small daughters under 7.  They are SURE that I am now famous.  They are amazed as they think i am  the “star” of a book. They said can we read it every night for bed? Of course as a mom, this warms my heart like no other.
Again, thank you SOOO much.  I hope you come to Michigan so we can have lunch or shoot together or something.
xoxoxoxox, Samantha



Wedding photos of Chris and Kim

Wisconsin wedding images


Kim and Chris Laatsch October 22, 2011 says:

We loved your work from the moment we saw it.

Thank you for making our day so memorable.

We appreciate all your help throughout the planning process.  The quality and workmanship of the photos are so amazing we are having trouble picking photos for our book. Thank you!



Dawn Davis

, CoFounder / Creative Director, Bob & Dawn Davis Photography and Design (business partner)
was a consultant or contractor to you   www.bobanddawndavis.com

“Cathy Ann and Scott Erickson are two of the most genuine people I know. They are a husband and wife photography team who have taken their passion to great heights. We met Cathy Ann and Scott at one of our photography workshops and since then they have we have become great friends. They are talented photographers who have come a long way since our workshop and have been mastering their craft ever since. I’m so proud to recommend them and so proud of what they have accomplished. You will not be disappointed by choosing their studio, Ambiance Studios, to document your event! ~ Dawn Davis | Creative Director Bob and Dawn Davis Photography and Design www.bobanddawndavis.com” July 16, 2009


Jenna Czaplewski

(client) Jenna hired you as a Photographer in 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

“I worked with Cathy Ann and Scott for our annual Adoption Celebration at the Milwaukee County Zoo. They graciously donated both their time and their talents and made the day exceptionally special for ARW and for the families in attendance. They are very talented and generous professionals – I’m looking forward to working with them again soon!” July 6, 2009


Cj Wilson

,Business Development Manager, imageTech Marketing (business partner)
was a consultant or contractor to you

“Scott and Cathy Ann are good people! They care about their customers and they are the kind of people you want to work with for your professional portraits.” April 28, 2011


October 14, 2011 at 4:22 am Rachel Adolphson says:

Bride for fashion session at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, WI

Scott and Cathy,

Thank you so much for sharing our day with us — you helped make it perfect. And we will have the beautiful pictures that you took to remember it by for the rest of our lives. We have just received the book layout, and we are so impressed with how each picture jumps off the page. We will continue to recommend you to friends and family — you truly did a spectacular job.

Thank you,
Rachel and Andrew Adolphson     Dec 31, 2010

Mike and Amanda
– Dec 25, 2010
My Fiance and I have our wedding scheduled with Ambiance Studios for next September. I just wanted to let you know they are the people that go that extra mile for you. We had ordered some of our engagement photos for x-mas gifts for our parents a week before x-mas. I was pretty sure that there was little chance we would get them before x-mas day. Then I got an e-mail from Cathy telling me that the pictures were finished. She also had the lab overnight the pictures to my house….and they arrived on x-mas eve. I cannot express my gratitude enough to have those for x-mas. They really do go that extra mile and the photography beats the competition by a mile too!! Looking forward to our wedding and all the beautiful images sure to arise from it!!!
~Mike and Amanda
Wisconsin wedding images

Maarc and Karie

We loved having Scott and Cathy Ann as our photographers for our wedding.
They did an amazing job and our pictures turned out better than I could have imagined.
They were very professional and made sure we had all the pictures we wanted. Their photojournalism is a different approach and a great one!
The pictures were so much better than the normal posed pictures most photographers provide.
I would recommend them to anyone and I can’t wait to use them again when we start a family!
~Karie Jackson


Michael and Amanda, Wisconsin wedding

Wisconsin wedding images

Oh my gosh…..You guys are so awesome!!!!!!!! I didn’t think in a million years that I would have these for x-mas…… I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you doing that.   Our parents are going to freak when they get these.  I cannot wait for the wedding….it will be here soon.
Wishing you and Scott a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Amanda and I.

Michael Pritchard



Review: Wedding of Jacob and Christine    05/24/2010

Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Christine A

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Satisfaction : 5.0
Creativity : 5.0
Unobtrusive : 5.0
Value : 5.0

  • What was your favorite wedding photo? There are so many great pictures that it’s hard for me to choose but I loved the photo of the two of us by the pond where you could see our reflection! It was absolutely breathtaking.
  • How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? Our photographers didn’t interrupt our day one bit. The candid photos they took were absolutely amazing!! We looked and felt like celebrities. Every picture they took was superb.
  • What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers? An engagement session, on-line proofing with slideshow, 4×6 proofs, images shown at reception, 9.5 x 13 – 24 page Custom had designed Italian Album, unlimited images taken, 10 hours of coverage, 3 photographers, digital negativeswith print release and complimentary on line event cards for guest
  • How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? Then photographers were very professional and personable. They were so easy to talk to and they felt like family. We received so many compliments from our guest about how great they were.


Review: Nick and Christy’s Wedding

  • Christy ANick and Christy wedding | Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Satisfaction : 5.0
Creativity : 5.0
Unobtrusive : 5.0
Value : 5.0

  • What was your favorite wedding photo? We had so many wonderful photos taken and it’s hard to choose just one, however there were two pictures that we did absolutly love! The first one was taken right after the recieving line and all of our guests were lined up behind us and they were blowing bubbles as we stood in front of them and kissed it was just beautiful. We also loved the photos taken at the lakefront with the water behind us. It rained just a little bit, but the pictures looked wonderful. All of our family and friends were so impressed with all of the pictures.
  • How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits? They did a great job incorporating everything we were looking for and more! We were amazed with all of the different techniques and lighting effects they used. Each picture was so memorable and we loved they all.
  • What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers? Engagement session, Online proofing with slideshow, Online Event cards for guests, Digital Negatives with print release, Unlimited Images, 3 Photographers, Images shown at Reception, and 1 9.5×13 24 pages Custom hand designed Italian Album,
  • How did the photographer make you and family comfortable? They were professional and we felt as if they were family. We got so many compliments not only how wonderful the pictures were, but that they were easy to talk to and made you feel so comfortable. We would highly recommend them! There work is absolutely amazing


Wisconsin wedding images From: Terianne knoeck

Date: Thu, Aug 05, 2010 3:44 pm

To: cathy@ambiancestudios.com

Thank you again so much to You and Scott and Alisha-the pictures are absolutely amazing and you made the picture taking soo much fun and relaxing.  Thank you again-and we will be in touch for the ‘trash the dress’ 🙂  have a wonderful weekend!

~Dan and Terianne Nehls


One Response to “Wisconsin wedding | Dennis and Michelle | Milwaukee, Wisconsin”

Dennis and Michelle | Wisconsin Wedding | Sept 26, 2009

Dennis and Michelle | Wisconsin Wedding | Sept 26, 2009

 Michelle Moehring says:
November 16, 2009 at 10:01 am (Edit)

From the moment that I sat down with Cathy Ann I knew that she and Scott was the right match for our wedding. My first meeting with her and the moment I knew they were the ones was when we were sitting and discussing different photo’s for the wedding, explaining when my dad walks me down the isle and what photo’s they will capture and as I was tearing up, she was too. I felt so connected with her as I did not with other photographers that I had met with. With Scott and Cathy Ann, this is a passion for them and they love what they do. The entire process from engagement pictures, to pre-wedding photos, all the way to the end of the night was perfect and left me with zero stress. All of my friends in the bridal party felt great and commented to me all night that they felt special and felt like movie stars due to Scott and Cathy Ann. Scott and Cathy Ann were so down to earth and wonderful to work with and I would recommend them to anyone looking for any occasion.

Then came the anticipated wait to actually see the wedding photos. I knew it would take a month but just like a little girl in a candy store I kept checking daily. There are no words to the amazing photos that they took. They were right there always getting that right shot, pictures that made you cry (in a good way) and pictures that just made us laugh. They even let us take pictures with our dogs and caught great photos with them.

Everything from start to finish with Scott and Cathy Ann was perfect and I would recommend them to anyone. We also added on their associate Alisha; a 3rd photographer for more coverage and more pictures. I feel that a wedding day is a very personal day and it was wonderful to feel so comfortable with them, again I would recommend them a thousand times over.

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Dennis and Christine | Milwaukee Wisconsin Wedding Photographers Scott and Cathy Erickson, by Ambiance Studios Photography

Dennis and Christine | Milwaukee Wisconsin Wedding Photographers Scott and Cathy Erickson, by Ambiance Studios Photography

Dennis and Christine says:
November 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm

This day was absolutely perfect, weather was great, the pictures were AWESOME.

Love the pictures at Lake Park Bistro. Scott and Cathy Ann you both are amazing.


“We just got married about a week ago and we were so thrilled with Ambiance studios. The proofs are already online and the website is very comprehensive. They are very professional and treated all our guests with respect. They gave us many compliments about our wedding and made the day very enjoyable. I could not recommend anyone else!”

I LOVE the pictures, they turned out fantastic! We will start picking out album pictures by this weekend I’m sure. Thanks again,


Testimonials | Nikki and Nick | Trash the dress session

Testimonials | Nikki and Nick | Trash the dress session

Nicole Oblamski” <nicoleoblamski@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Aug 26, 2008 11:20 pm
To: “Ambiance Studios llc Photography and Video” <cathy@ambiancestudios.com>

Cathy thank you again!

These are soooooooooo good and amazing!

I am really, really glad we did it (Trash the dress session) and I hope that I can entice more brides
to do it with them!! You and Scott totally rock!


Subject:   pictures

From: “Liz Carleton”
Date: Fri, Jun 27, 2008 9:04 am

Cathy- these pictures are

so beautiful!  Matt is our oldest child of four and this is our first wedding we are going through.  Natalie fell in love with your studio and photographers right away.  I can see why.  Matt said you were so easy to deal with and he felt very natural and relaxed.  I can?t believe how hard it was just to pick out engagement pictures for our family!!!  It will take us weeks to order the actual wedding pictures because I know I?ll want them all!!!  I?m a huge scrap booker so pictures mean the world to me.  I just want to thank you for putting my son and our future daughter in law at ease.  Thanks for the great quality work you do.  Liz Carleton

 Testimonials | Matt and Natalie wedding | Madison, Wisconsin

Testimonials | Matt and Natalie wedding | Madison, Wisconsin

Natalie Knorr <nmknorr@u


“We just got married about a week ago and we were so thrilled with Ambiance studios. The proofs are already online and the website is very comprehensive. They are very professional and treated all our guests with respect. They gave us many

compliments about our wedding and made the day very enjoyable. I could not recommend anyone else!”

I LOVE the pictures, they turned out fantastic!

Thanks again,


Scott and Cathy Ann,

We can’t thank you enough for all the beautiful pictures from our wedding day!!   From the proofs to the extravagant album – we are just in awe over the moments you captured !
And now we will be able to cherish those memories for years to come!

Thank you so much for everything!

Jessie & Allen Jessel
—– Original Message —–
From: AJ Enterprises [ajent@charter.net]
Sent:  Wed 3/7/2007 5:07 PM
To:  info@ambiancestudios.com
Subject: Re: Album Showcase on line

Oh my gosh, I just got home and looked at the album…………….I don’t even know what to say!!!! It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!!! I don’t know how I am ever going to be able to cut anything out!!! I will have to really take some time when I do that to make sure I pick the right ones!!
About the cutting board, that is just totally awesome too! I absolutely love it!!
You guys are the BEST!!!!
I’ll talk to you soon!!!


—-Original Message—–
Sent: Fri 2/23/2007 3:22 PM
To:  info@ambiancestudios.com
Subject: Re: The wedding of Adam and Julie
Scott & Cathy Ann:

Thank you so much for photographing our daughter?s wedding day.  He were such a large part of making the day so wonderful and unforgettable for Julie and Adam.   As I reviewed the proofs I couldn?t help but notice how vibrant and clear all the picture were.  It made me enjoy the day all over again.  I know wedding days can be long and tiring, and I was astounded by your ability to display such professionalism throughout the day.
Again, thank you for capturing our ?memories?.  What a wonderful keepsake!!!
126 Lindale Street
Belgium, WI  53004


—-Original Message—–
From: Kayla W. [mailto:kw11501@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2006 6:00 PM
To: info@ambiancestudios.com
Subject: Hello

Oh…I am so sad!  We can not change our date because we already have the hall and church booked!  I really appreciate everything!   If the people who booked Sept 15, 2007 change their minds, please let me know…I know that is next to impossible!!!   Are there any photographers that you would suggest?  Or NOT suggest?  I am really sorry that we waited too long!  Thanks Again for everything!!
Kayla Whitinger

—–Original Message—–
From: Kayla W. [mailto:kw11501@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2006 4:07 PM
To: info@ambiancestudios.com
Subject: Hello
Hello Scott and Cathy,
I just have a few questions for you guys….We were just wondering if our wedding date is still open, Sept 15, 2007.  We were in a while ago to meet with you guys and talk about what you offer.  We were overwhelmed by the amazing work you can do, however we weren’t sure how we were going to be able to afford it.   We have been thinking ALOT and we really want you guys to photograph our wedding!   We are trying to figure out when to come back and talk to you guys, but our schedules are hard right now.   So If you could please Email me back when you have a chance that would be great!  Thanks A lot
Kayla Whitinger

Hello there!
The proofs are great!!!
I am so pleased with everything, you all did a Fabulous job!  The proof with Shane and me by the tree is my favorite picture of us.  I have had so many compliments about these pictures and everyone is amazed by the accessibility and convenience of the online digital imaging program.  Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding photos-they brought me to tears and made me laugh-great job!  I know you all must be swamped!
Thanks again!-Tricia Schutz

Received July 25th, 2006
PO BOX 713
PHONE: 262-306-8820
July 20th, 2006
Ambiance Studios LLC
Scott & Cathy Erickson
2350 E Sandy Acre Road
West Bend, WI 53090
Dear Scott and Cathy,
My wife and I are writing this letter to express how pleased our family is with the wedding pictures and video that Ambiance did for the Roecker/Reineck and Reineck/Szerbat weddings.    Not only are they of the highest professional quality, they are unique, imaginative, and they truly recorded the memories of these special days.   Thanks to you and your wife we look forward to recalling these once in a lifetime memories be being able to revisit their wedding celebration  as Ambiance has thoroughly captured in pictures and videos.  These irreplaceable memories are and will be forever priceless to us.
Our sincerest thanks,
Cathy and Mike Reineck

Good morning Cathy and Scott.
I just wanted to say “thank you” for doing a great job on our family and twin pictures.  They look awesome.  Thank you for doing another quality job for us.  It was great working with you both again.
Take care, Nancy Chervenka

Testimonials | Kevin and Jennifer | Italian Wedding Albums

Testimonials | Kevin and Jennifer | Italian Wedding Albums

From: Kevin & Jenny [kruffing@wi.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 11:18 AM
To: info@ambiancestudios.com
Subject: reference
Hi Cathy and Scott,
Just wanted to say Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding, You were a great resource for all of our wedding needs. We felt very comfortable working with you and knew that our pictures would turn out wonderful.  We love every picture you took it was so difficult to choose!  We are so happy with the Italian Storybook Album and have gotten so many compliments on it. And it is so nice to have parent books and pocketbooks to give to family.  The video that Scott put together is amazing, we have watched it numerous times with friends and family and it captured every special memory of the wedding day.  Words cannot say enough to thank you for all your hard work and dedication for our wedding.
Thank you, Kevin and Jenny Ruffing
October 22, 2005
(Please feel free to have customers email or call us for personal reference!)

HI Cathy,
We love the albums and so do the moms! Thanks for everything!
Jenny and Kevin Ruffing
Jan. 06




Dear Scott and Cathy,
My husband and I would love to thank you for helping us always remember how fun our wedding day was!  We have enjoyed showing our video to others and everyone loves the highlights video (as do Doug and I!!)!  I loved how you added the black and white touches!  Beautiful!  Thank you again for being a part of our day! Thanks to you… we will never forget it! 🙂
~Tori & Doug

Dear Scott and Cathy
It has taken us a long time to find the words to express how thankful we are in your help on our Wedding day.  The pictures are wonderful and truly capture the day just as we experienced it.  Thank you for making this day more beautiful than we could have imaged.
Aaron and Anne Grundahl
August 1st, 2005

We met with you earlier this year.  We have seen other photographers work but we keep saying that your photography is the best.  So I was wondering if our date is still available for photography.  Thanks for your help.
Liz Tennis
Wedding June 06

Ambiance Studios
Thank you so much for all the hard work and time you put in to make our day so special.  The day was beautiful.
Thanks, again!
Jeremy & Megan Horn
May 27th, 2005

Thanks so much for making our Senior pictures so unique.  We tell everyone about you!
Thanks for everything, Merry Christmas
Cherie and Dane Utech
(December 2004

Dear Cathy and Scott,
We would like to say “Thank You” for the excellent photography work that you did on our Wedding day.  We are extremely pleased with all of our photographs and service.  You were able to capture the Ambiance, Emotion, and the Beauty of our Wedding.  It will provide us with a wonderful memory that will always be special and dear to us and our families.  We received numerous compliments from our family, friends and co-workers on the great quality and beauty of each of our pictures in the album, many of the background techniques were unique and inspiring, which made it hard to choose our photographs for the final selection.  Thank you for telling us about doing the pictures before the wedding Ceremony.  That truly was a great idea.  We were both so relaxed and enjoyed every moment of the day.  We were very pleased with the professional results and will recommend your name to anyone planning a Wedding.  Thank you once again for the great service, your were both so helpful and nice to work with. You helped make it turn out just the way we dreamed it would.  We love our photographs!!
Love, Jim and Nancy Chervenka (Received, 7-3-04)

Cathy and Scott
Thank you so much for all your help at our wedding.  Thanks for being so organized and in keeping the Wedding day run so smoothly.  We really appreciate all the hard work.  There should be more people like you!
Thank you for everything!!
Mike and Jamie Uselding
October 2004

We absolutely LOVE the video!!!!  We watch it all the time.  It’s wonderful.  Thank you for doing such a great job.
Thanks, Stacey and Scott Braemer
Sept. 22, 2004

Hi Scott and Cathy
Just wanted to let you know how happy Tom and I were with our wedding pictures.  You did a fabulous job!!  Thanks for making our Wedding day so special for us.
Tom and Amy Jacobson

Hi Cathy & Scott,
Hey, I just wanted to thank you for everything on Saturday.  You guys were awesome and we had so many people say the same thing; that we’re going to have some really great pictures and how great you both were to work with.  So I wanted to pass that along.   I know it was a long event, but everything turned out great and we’re so happy we had you.
Thanks again for everything.  Take Care,
Gayle & Alex       6-13-04

Hi Cathy & Scott,
Luke and I are very pleased with the video.  It turned out great!
The intro is my favorite, great ideas with the editing!!  Thank you for giving us a great memory of our special day!
Kelly Jo

Friday, August 13, 2004 4:49 AM
Hi.      The pictures turned out great and we love them.    Thank you, Nikki

Sunday, June 20, 2004 5:52 PM
I just wanted to say thank you, you did an awesome job yesterday.  We think the pictures will turn out great.  We loved the poses we did at the park, great shots!!  You had a lot of fun shots that we did at the park that I’m glad we did them.  Thank you again for being awesome.  In fact our cake baker was there at the reception (also a friend) and he wanted to know who our photographer was so I’ll be recommending you, just wanted to let you know.
Thank you, Nikki

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 8:35 PM
Hi Kathy,
Just wanted to let you know that I finished picking out the pictures.  Wow they turned out just beautiful!
Thank you so much for everything.
Kim Sorheim

Cathy & Scott
The photos are wonderful !!   Steve & Carrie are very pleased with them.  So are we.   You have so many different effects on them.  It?s awesome!!   Thanks for being so nice and very concerned about your clients.  The (big) companies don’t care about the customer, just how much money the customer is spending.   Once again they are beautiful photos.  You really captured the moments!!
Thanks again,  Cindy & Larry Hejlik
West Bend, WI
October 2003
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 1:18 AM       Subject: Herdrich Proof List & video
Hi Cathy & Scott,
Well, we finally finished listing out which proofs we want.  All the pictures all turned out so wonderful.
We LOVE the video!  Both Jon and my Dad got choked up when they watched the video!   OK, I did too – imagine that!  You did a very nice job – thanks again!   We’ve already watched it 3 or 4 times!   You did such a great job.  Thanks again for your patience and all your help.
Happy Holidays!
Mary & Jon Herdrich
West Bend, WI
—– Original Message —–  From: “Mary Herdrich” ————-

Dear Scott and Cathy
Tom and I wanted to thank you for the terrific job you did at Jessica’s Wedding.
Lorrel and Tom Eastman

Dear Scott and Cathy
Thank you so much for helping to make our Wedding day perfect!  Everyone was so impressed with you and gave us nothing but complement!   It was nice to know that everyone had a great time.  We will defiantly recommend your services!
Thanks Again!  Kevin and Jessica

Kathy and Scott
May God Bless you for all you’ve done.  Thank You.  You guys are wonderful, thank you for sharing our special day;
Angela & Mark

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