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Bridal Shows & Spring {mini} Sessions | Janesville & Madison Wisconsin Photographer

April will prove to be a busy month for Natale Photography.

Below will be details of a few very important dates to remember.

We will be apart of two fabulous Bridal Shows {one in Janesville & one in Madison} and also hosting our first Spring {mini} Sessions in Madison.

Contact the studio with any further questions.

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{aww snap} | photography workshop for parents | natale photography

Natale Photography  is SO excited to present our FIRST ever workshop!

Please see below for ALL the details.

8:00am – 12:00noon today = EARLY BIRD special

Reserve your workshop spot with a friend & you’ll both get $25 off your workshop fee

This is for today only until 12:00 noon.

Looking forward to meeting some new peeps & hanging out with some familiar faces!

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Leap Day Gift Certificate {Sale} Wisconsin Portrait & Wedding Photographer

Happy Leap Day!

We are excited to announce the look of our new

Gift Certificates here @ Natale Photography

In honor of Leap Day & what seems to be a sale everywhere you go today, we are offering 20% off {TODAY ONLY} on all Gift Certificate purchases!

How cute are they?

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EngagedMilwaukee Bridal Show | Milwaukee Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a fabulous event,

EngagedMilwaukee | Milwaukee’s Wedding Planner & Guide Show

It was the first year under new management & I think Brian & Jes did an outstanding job in less than 5 months that they had to get this off the ground!

The event took place @ the Frontier Airline Center in Milwaukee & was on Saturday & Sunday.

The ever fantastic David Tutera from My Fair Wedding was there on Saturday & I had the pleasure of meeting him & photographing both the presentation & the autograph signing afterwards.  I can not say enough wonderful things about him.

What a sweet man that truly loves what he does & the people he works with.

It was also my pleasure to be the official show photographer, thanks Jes & Brian again for the opportunity!

Looking forward to our Summer show @ the Pritzloff building!

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The branding was just top notch.  Loved the logo, loved the colors.  Everything came together perfectly.

These were the stickers the Bride & Grooms wore when they arrived.  Pink for ladies, Grey for the men.

So much better than the stickers that say “I’m the Bride”

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My full page ad inside this year’s book

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My booth this year, came together just as I had envisioned.

So many people to thank!  The husband for one who helped load & unload & put together everything you see here.  Couldn’t have done it with out him.

Also Michelle, my 2nd shooter for driving down in the snow to deliver brand new prints & albums that were just delivered, you are the best, truly.

Also some of the items in my booth were rented from

A la Crate Vintage Rentals in Madison, Wisconsin

They are AMAZING.  Working with Sarah was fabulous.  Such a sweet lady & a lovely business.

A la Crate Vintage Rentals :: Website

A la Crate Vintage Rentals :: Facebook Page

Note : If you are planning a wedding & looking for unique, recycled, refurbished, props with a vintage feel, you must check them out.

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Brian & Jes, moments before David Tutera went on stage.

Job well done guys, job well done!

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David you were adorable from the get go.  Your smile, your enthusiasm for helping others is amazing & is an inspiration to everyone in the wedding industry!

Thank  you for an amazing show & for taking the time to great all of your fans, every last one of them.

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Melissa was David’s personal helper that day while he was at the show & she had the pleasure of doing his introduction, great job Melissa.

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Loved these shots as David came to stage.  {Thank-you Michelle B}

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Loved this moment between Brian & Jes during the show.  All this hard work, paid off.  A sigh of relief perhaps!

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David was so intent on answering questions & helping others

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Absolutely adorable.  Your smile is contagious.

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Getting ready to meet his fans & sign autographs.

The show provided the photographs for David to sign, everyone loved it!

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Janelle from evenement {event design & consulting}

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Scott & Cathy from Ambiance Studios

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Mia from MiaS Photo LLC

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The fabulous Michelle B & David

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Yours truly.

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These little girls came up at the end, they were there for a birthday party.

Dad brought them all out {I believe they were around 9 years old} to meet David Tutera

SO cute!

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The fabulous EngagedMilwaukee team!

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Now to say that Melissa loves David, is an understatement

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…and this shot really says a lot about who David is.

100% completely genuine.

So honored to be able to meet him & spend some time with him.  I’m now fully addicted to his show!

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Adorable couple that was there the entire weekend for entertainment in the main lounge area.  They were so lovely.

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Fred Astaire Dance Studios supplied dancers who danced through out the weekend, demonstrating what a Bride & Groom’s first dance could be like if they took lessons from their studio.  Makes me want to take lessons!

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Thanks again Brian & Jes!  It was a great event!

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Dusting off for 2012 | Janesville Wisconsin Portrait & Wedding Photographer

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged.

2 months to be exact.

Wow.

So I’m dusting things off & getting things started again.

During the buys season it gets quite difficult to keep up with workflow & posting sneak peeks on Facebook, so often the BLOG takes a back seat.

My goal for 2012 is for that to change, to be a better blogger.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be catching up on some BLOG posts both portrait & wedding, stay tuned.

Also wanted to let you know over the next couple weeks/months I’m excited to roll out Natale Photography’s brand new website & BLOG that I’m hard at work with right now.

For the most up to date images in my portfolio please swing by Facebook or shoot me an email, I’d be happy to email you a current slideshow!

In the meantime watch for some new BLOG posts coming out this week, one today in fact.

We are into full swing Wedding booking season for both 2012-2013.  We are a little over half booked for 2012 & anticipating that we’ll be fully booked by the start of Wedding Season in May.  If you are still looking for a photographer call the studio to set up your personal Bridal Consultation.

Speaking of Weddings, here is a small iPhone pic of my booth this past weekend @ the EngagedMilwaukee Bridal Show

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Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Sale | Natale Photography

Announcing

Natale Photography’s

Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Promotion

Gift Certificate’s will be available @ a discounted rate {Friday & Saturday ONLY}

Friday 8am – 12noon | 25% off

Friday 12noon – 12midnight | 15% off

Saturday All Day | 10% off

In addition to the discount when you purchase a Gift Cert this weekend you’ll be entered to win a

FREE 16×20 Canvas!

Contact the studio for further details or to place your order.

Please note that they have to be paid for in FULL during the discount times given above.

{fine print : for future sessions/orders only, not valid on any pending orders or usage with any other combined discounts}

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Mandy & Rob | Engaged | Chicago Illinois Wedding Photographer

{the deets}

Amanda Therese {Paralegal, from Sterling Heights, MI}

Robert Edward {Special Education Teacher Aide and Coach, from Naperville, IL}

Date you met {May 16, 2008}

First Date {Rob cooked me chicken fajitas at my apartment and we watched Bull Durham}

Date you were engaged {September 14, 2011}

Three words to describe your proposal story {All the firsts}

Favorite Date you went on {with your fiancé}

He took me on a ‘Mandy date’ about 2 months into our relationship because I told him no guy really actually had treated me like I was supposed to be treated.  He brought me flowers and we went to Harry Carays steakhouse in Lombard, because it was a fancy restaurant with a sports theme.  We then went to a musical called ‘Curtains’ because he knew I liked mysteries.

Three words that describe your Fiance

Rob for Mandy : Compassionate, Beautiful, Exciting

Mandy for Rob : Funny, thoughtful, dorky

Looking forward to the wedding because

All of our friends and family from around the country get to celebrate with us.

We’re awesome because…

we compliment each other

Wedding Date & Location

August 4, 2012

Ceremony: First Presbyterian, Mt. Clemens, MI

Reception: MacRay Harbor, Harrison Twp., MI

They love love love LOVE baseball.  Probably more than any other couple I’ve every met.  Mandy’s goal is to make it all 30 stadiums before she turns 30 & I believe she only has 2-3 left.

Their wedding will consist of many baseball related things & considering on their first date they watched Bill Durham, I’d say it was a match made in heaven.

Michelle & I had a blast & we hope you enjoy all of your images!  Can’t wait to see you again in Michigan next year!

{stephanie natale}

Mandy & Rob | E-session | Chicago Illinois

Mandy & Rob met literally less than a block from Wrigley Field, so naturally it was a perfect setting to start our session.

We had one 1/2 hour inside Wrigley Field & had to work fast but we came away with some great images!

{If you want more information about having your session inside Wrigley Field, contact the management there}

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This is Rob’s “Coach” shot.  The fabulous image to the left was shot by the wonderful Michelle Martin who accompanied me to Chicago for their e-session. Thanks again Michelle!

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So I love this series of shots.  I often will tell my couples to cuddle in close & for the husband {or fiance} to gently lean over & appear as though he is sneaking a peek down her shit.

My hopes usually is that it is more a subtle, soft approach.  But Rob had his own idea & hey, we went with it.

Thanks Rob steppin’ it up a notch!

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Our next stop after Wrigley Field was North Ave Beach, downtown Chicago.

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Natale Photography | Janesville Wisconsin Wedding & Portrait Photography

Change is a comin’ for Natale Photography

I released a very small sneak peek of the new marketing rolling out in the next few months.

New branding.  New website.  New blog.

Fresh design & Fresh ideas.

What do you think?  Like it?  Love it?  Gotta have it?  {ha, that’s from Coldstone Creamery}

I’m so excited, it’s been a long over due.

So with that I decided to be a little sneaky, just put it up on the BLOG & held a little impromptu contest to see who pays attention to the details…

It was fun, to read the responses I received both on FB & via e-mail. {thank-you for those that participated}

We had over 25 entries & three people that included all the same amount of detail in their answers {& some details that actually weren’t even new} & the person that was randomly selected as a winner was :

Kiara Krohn = CONGRATS

Contact the studio for information on how to use your $75 studio credit!

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Chris & Crystal | Milwaukee Wisconsin Wedding Photography

Chris & Crystal

Friday August 19 2011

Venue | Veteran’s Terrace, Burlington Wisconsin

Entertainment | Live band : Kind of a Big Deal

To view Chris & Crystal’s Chicago Engagement Session, click here.

One of my favorite places I’ve shot at this year has got to be the Veteran’s Terrace in Burlington Wisconsin.

C & C had thee absolute perfect day for an outside ceremony.

I can’t really put into words how cute these two are together.  Simply put, they make my job look easy.

C & C opted to have a first look which was just lovely & allowed us ample shooting time that afternoon before the ceremony & even a bit afterwards to head downtown Burlington to find a oh so fabulous BLUE wall.

The reception, was laid back, fun & was led by the boys from “Kind of a Big Deal” band out of Janesville.

WOW, they were amazing & it was a blast watching everyone enjoy themselves!

Chris & Crystal : best wishes to you as you start your life together, it was such an honor to be a part of your big day {stephanie}

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The next two images were shot by my second shooter Michelle B.  {thanks again, you’re the best!}

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This wonderful image was captured by my absolutely fabulous second shooter, Michelle B.  {thanks!}

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This one too

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Megan + Andy | Married | Janesville & Beloit Wedding Photographer

Megan & Andy Lewis

Saturday August 6, 2011

I can not say enough wonderful things about Megan, Andy & their families.

Really & truly it shows in their relationships & the guests that attended their wedding & everyone that knows this family.

It was so much fun to document & Megan & Andy had a beautiful August day to celebrate with everyone.

I just love love love M & A’s story.  They have literally known each other forever & dated long long ago in grade school & even went to a school dance together.

They went their separate ways & started dating again a few years later, and the rest as they say, is history.

This past year during our time together it has been such a pleasure to get to know Megan & Andy.

Thanks again for a wonderful day & keep in touch!

Also a big thank-you to the fabulous Andrea, from Andrea Paradowski Photography for second shooting with me that day, she did a fabulous job!

{s. natale}

Vendors

Ceremony Venue : St. William Catholic Church {Janesville, Wisconsin}

Reception Venue : Eclipse Center {Beloit, Wisconsin}

Hair|Makeup Salon : A Glo {Janesville, Wisconsin}

DJ : Juke Box Bandstand {Madison, Wisconsin}

Catering|Decorations : Best Events Catering {Janesville, Wisconsin}

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Seeing her Dad for the first time, before he walks her down the aisle.

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Wonderful image taken by the fabulous Andrea Paradowski Photography who second shot with me that day!

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Ahh, Grandpa.  Loved your Bow Tie.

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Megan & Andy went on their first date here @ this Mini-golf place.  It was a must for day-of portraits.

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Seriously could you BE any cuter?

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Another fabulous shot from Andrea {Thank-you!}

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These two bouquet shots were taken by Andrea @ the reception with some of the decorative pillows.  Love how they turned out, Thanks Andrea!

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One of the many beautiful tables @ the reception.

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I must admit, one of thee most craziest Bridal Party entrances, the award goes to Megan’s sister Laura.  She was one brave girl to come in on his shoulders!

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Megan & Andy’s entrance.  Loved Andrea’s view here.  Andy’s a cop, which explains this shot perfectly.

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Megan’s parents watching the slideshow as the surprise unfolds.

Megan & her sister & I put together a surprise ending to the day of slideshow shown @ the reception.

It consisted of images from her parents relationship because Megan & Andy were married on her parents’ anniversary.

Such a sweet sweet family!

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Megan’s aunts had a HUGE surprise for her @ the reception.  They did a skit involving the “long lost” bridesmaids.

A bridesmaids through the years so to speak.

It was so hilarious & wonderful to watch Megan see this surprise unfold.

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Outside for our traditional, end of the night shots.  Which was a much needed few moments of silence for the busy Bride & Groom before they went back in & joined their guests for the next few hours of their reception.

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