Wisconsin Wedding photographed by Scott and Cathy Ann Erickson of Ambiance Studios; located in West Bend, Wisconsin.
We truly enjoyed photographing Dennis and Christine’s wedding. I have to say; wow … Christine’s wedding dress was truly amazing!! It was so like a celebrity style wedding gown. The fact is Christine and Dennis totally reminded me of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. The resemblance was amazing. We had so much fun; we already have plans to do an after session with Christine and Dennis.
The Ceremony took place at Mt Hope in West Allis, Wisconsin and the Wedding Reception was held at The Lake Front Brewery downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Everyone was so much fun and great to work with. The day went perfect, from start to finish. Here are a few of our favorites so far from the day. Enjoy … and be sure to leave some comments for the Bride and Groom. Check back soon, I’ll be adding a slide show real soon!!!
Wedding photographed by Photojournalist and Artist; Scott Erickson and Cathy Ann Erickson of Ambiance Studios Photography from West Bend, Wisconsin.
Congratulations to Jo’el and Alisha on their beautiful wedding. The wedding took place at Christmas Mountain in the Wisconsin Dells. It was such a beautiful and emotional ceremony. I couldn’t hold back the tears when Alisha’s Mom seen her in her dress that morning. Very emotional and a beautiful moment. And to surprise Alisha; her Mom gave her a special gift, a ring from her and her father. Another special surprise was to follow right before the ceremony. I’ll get to that later. 🙂
The couple choose to see each other before the ceremony so once Alisha was ready we drove her down to the Ceremony site to see Jo’el for a private meeting to capture their first look at one another in their wedding attire. Jo’el was set in position facing the lake at the ceremony site. Alisha walked up to him and tapped him on the shoulder. As he turned to see her for the first time in her wedding gown (looking like a princess), we captured the special moment from every angle from a distance; not disturbing their special moment. It was breathtaking. Jo’el picked Alisha up and twirled her around, it was like a scene from the movies. I couldn’t hold back the tears … it was a very emotional moment.
We gave them some alone time to talk and then got to take some fantastic images of the two of them. Later their family arrived for pictures; of course that meant more happy tears. It was so nice to finally meet the whole family. Everyone was so sweet; they made us feel like part of the family. The formals were all completed and then Jo’el and Alisha wanted to go downtown in the Dells for some great photo opportunity before the ceremony. One location was the upside down building … and then the coliseum. I’ll probably have to update this post on the exact names of where we went later. We had so much fun with the two of them and it showed they were having fun in the photos.
Once completed we had to get back in time for the ceremony. Now for the other surprise for Alisha from her parents. I knew about it in advance but promised to keep the secret.
To be continued …
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We had the pleasure of photographing Donald and Natalie’s wedding on May 25, 2009. What a cute and fun couple. The wedding ceremony was held at Faith Lutheran Church in Germantown, Wisconsin and the wedding reception was at The Quilted Bear in Germantown, Wisconsin.
My husband Scott Erickson captured this beautiful image of the couple in the evening with the sunset. This is just one of my favorites. I had to share it it. You can view Donald and Natalie’s images on line at our store / proofing site
View Joe and Cherise’s Wedding Album of their Destination Wedding in Jamaica
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.
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.
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