Wedding Photography in Wisconsin | Congratulations to Josh and Jenna married October 3, 2009. Photographed by Photojournalists and Artist; Scott and Cathy Ann Erickson of Ambiance Studios Photography along with their associate Alisha Altoro. Be sure to check out the video slide show below. What an awesome day; we so enjoyed photographing their wedding. The ceremony took place at St Joseph Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and the Wedding reception was held at The Seven Seas in Delafield, Wisconsin.
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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Wisconsin wedding Photographers Scott Erickson and Cathy Ann of Ambiance Studios Photography photographed Adam and Julies wedding. Wedding took place at Cedar Beach in Wisconsin.
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.
International Photojournalists and Artist
Scott Erickson~ Cathy Ann Erickson
The Better Business Bureau with an A + Rating
Professional Photographers of America
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International
We had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Jason and Jill on Valentine’s day. The ceremony was held at St. Peters in Port Washington, Wisconsin. After some fun outdoor pictures the couple headed to the reception in Hartford, Wisconsin at The Chandelier Ballroom. Here is one of my favorite images of Jill. Be sure to check back to see a slideshow of the wedding couple.
Great .. I’m in the process of having a new website/blog for www.AmbianceStudios.com I’ll still have our flash site but this will be our main page to start at. Its in the process, but very excited. There will be many more possibilities for everyone with it. I can’t wait to introduce this to all of our Bride and Groom’s, (wedding photography and video clients) as well as all of our great photographer friends and vendors.
So stay tuned …. as soon as its up I will be blogging much much more!!
Scott and Cathy Ann Erickson xoxoxoxox
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.
Well our last bridal show, Wonderful world of Weddings was a big success at State Fair Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on January 3rd and 4th, 2009. What a great way to start out the new year! It was great meeting everyone at the show, thank you to everyone for stopping by our booth. It was also great meeting all the other vendors as well. If anyone is looking for help in planning a destination wedding; be sure to contact Tana at First Choice Travel and Cruise. Be sure to tell them that Cathy and Scott from Ambiance Studios Photography sent you. View their website or call Tana at 262-542-5955
Now Scott and I are preparing for the next big show at the Midwest center, downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Be sure to stop by our booth #514 if you can make it to the show. We have some great new thing to show everyone as well as some coupons for Brides and Grooms looking for a wedding photographer. Dates have been booking up fast so be sure to keep that in mind.
Bridal shows can be very overwhelming for those planning a wedding. Some helpful tips: Wear comfortable shoes, bring a parents and/or bridesmaids to help assist you to collecting materials and to help save your seat for the fashion show. Plan on being there most of the day if you want to make the best use of your time. This is a great way to visit all the vendors that you are in need of without having to go to all of their places of business. This can save you so much valuable time for planning a wedding so you will want to take advantage of it. Do check with the Better Business Bureau. You can even do that on your phone now days with all the new technology. Most vendors will offer an extra discount when booking them at the show; so be sure to bring your wallet if your ready to go ahead and book and to receive the extra savings.
We will also be in the upcoming Washington County Bridal show on Sunday, January 25th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm its only $3.00 to get in the door. Be sure to stop by our booth and say hello and check out our new products. Dates are booking us so fast right now its unbelievable. Contact us today if you would like to arrange to meet earlier at our studio to see our products and book early while your date may still be available.
We are very much looking forward to everyone’s upcoming wedding and expect 2009 to be a great year!!
In the meantime … stay warm!! Its suppose to be around 25 below zero with the wind chill on Friday evening; burr …. now that’s cold!!