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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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Fall Bridal Show | Madison Wisconsin | Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

If you are planning a 2012 or 2013 Wedding {or know someone who is} be sure to make plans to stop by the

Quality Inn & Suites in Madison Wisconsin

Sunday October 16, 2011 for a fabulous {FREE} Bridal Show.

Please note that we are 1/2 booked for 2012 already & a few months are officially closed {August & September}.  If you are currently planning a wedding, consider booking early to reserve your date & make sure that it is available.

We are actively booked for 2012 dates, especially for the months of May-July as well as 2013.

Be sure to check out our Natale Photography Facebook page & stay up to date on availability & booked dates!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

s {natale}

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Welcome to the world baby Ellen | Wisconsin Birth Photography

Sweet Baby Girl Ellen

{Born May 2, 2011}

Recently when asked what one of my favorite things to photograph was, I quickly answered : births.

To accurately describe the love & emotion that is present @ that time is next to impossible.  I love capturing that, I love being around it & love documenting it.

Particularly for this family it was very important to have a very pleasant birth experience & documenting the first few moments as a family of four.

Many times for mommy’s {& daddy’s too} you are so much in the moment that taking photos is the farthest from your mind.  You’ve been waiting 9 LONG months to meet this new person & all you want to do is stare at their beautiful face.  Especially for c-section mommies documenting a birth can be helpful because I was able to go with daddy into the nursery & document those moments so that mommy isin’t missing out.

To see the DVD slideshow set to music please click here

Ellen {Birth Documentation}

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity K & M.  I hope this experience was everything you dreamed of & congrats on being a family of 4 now!

{s. natale}

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Jessie & Jon :: {surprise} Get Married {Janesville Wisconsin Wedding Photographer}

Jessie & Jon | August 14, 2010 | Engagement Party / Wedding & Reception | SURPRISE

I first met Jessie & Jon a few months ago when she contacted me about photographing her “Engagement Party”.  She informed me that they were going to have a Destination Wedding but wanted to throw a big Engagement party ahead of time instead of a reception afterwards.  Once she officially hired me as their photographer for the day she let me in on the BIG secret surprise that very very few people were aware of :

They were actually going to be getting married that day!

I was SO excited & pumped to be apart of such a fun event.  Both Jessie & Jon wanted to have a fun, low-key event that they could celebrate their love for one another amongst their closest friends & family.  I can’t believe they were actually able to hold this little secret in!

We started the day at Jessie & Jon’s house as they were putting on the final touches.  It was super sweet to capture those moments with the two of them prior to their wedding.  This opportunity doesn’t present itself very often, so when it does it’s a lot of fun!

We had almost 2 1/2 hours prior to the start of the festivities at Prairie Woods.  That allowed us some time to drive around in my Mini-Van (incognito) to a few different locations to shoot some amazing Bridal portraits!  Thanks for sweatin’ it out with us guys!

Also, who ever said Mini-van’s are just for soccer moms?  They come in handy when you want to hide your wedding clients from suspecting guests!

When we arrived at Prairie Woods Jessie & Jon immediately went into hiding downstairs while we waited up stairs with the guests.  It wasn’t long before people were starting to ask us if we had seen Jessie & Jon & the whispers started as to why they were late?  Where were they?

Approximately 6:00pm, the DJ announced that he had received a phone call from Jessie & Jon & that they decided to call of the Engagement…..

….Because they were getting married today!

At that moment everyone turned to the back & saw Jon & Jessie arrive on a golf cart & enter the reception!  The looks, sounds & remarks were priceless!  They did it, they pulled off the surprise & it was worth it!

Jessie & Jon then went directly into their wedding ceremony & the evening progressed into a fun wedding reception for all of their guests!

Thanks again Jon & Jessie for having us along to document this special day!  You were absolutely fabulous to work with!

Enjoy your sneak peeks & be sure to stop by our Natale Photography Facebook page to view the Wedding Fusion DVD Slideshow

s. {natale}

The beautiful Bride.

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Jessie had told me on several occasions how much she LOVED caffeine.  She said, if she could she’d have it pumping into her through an iv.

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How often does a Bride help get her future husband dressed on their wedding day?

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The following two shots are from my fabulous second shooter :: Michelle b.  Absolutely love love LOVE this one.  Favorite of hers from the entire day.

{So glad we had her climb up top that steep hill to get these shots, totally worth it, great job MB!!}

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Welcome to the Tallman House in Janesville.  In my opinion, it is an up & coming treasure.   I love the grounds & the inside is even more amazing.  Hoping that they will open up to host small weddings and receptions there soon.

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The venue looked beautiful.  Check the old-fashioned microphone, love it.

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Here is one of their first moments after the big SURPRISE was revealed to their guests

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The Mom’s reactions ::

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J & J, went right into their ceremony.  Overlooking the golf course.

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Another fun capture from the fabulous Michelle B.

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Cake shot + Pyscho face = fun twist on traditional wedding photograph

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First dance as husband & wifey.

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Vendors:

Venue :: Prairie Woods Golf Course

Flowers :: Floral Expressions

Happy [16th] Birthday Teja {Madison Wisconsin Portrait & Family Photographer}

Teja turns 16!!

Recently I had the opportunity to photography Teja’s 16th birthday in Madison, Wisconsin.  It was at the Eagle Heights Community Center

It was a wonderful party, full of great friends, family & outstanding food.   I just absolutely love photographing families that are so friendly, outgoing & fun!

I was able to take Teja aside & do some shots of just her & also her family.  Thanks for having me, it was great getting to meet you all!

s.N

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The proud Mom.

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The Family

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Enjoy the Sneak Peak

{S. Natale}

“Crash our Wedding” :: Sneak Peak {Janesville Elite Wedding Professional}

“Crash our Wedding” event 2010

We had a great turnout & an amazing evening!

Thank-you to everyone that came & supported the event & to all of the wonderful Wedding Professional’s that helped put this all together.  It was a PLEASURE to work with you all!

This is one of my favorite images from the night!

Bridal Gowns : Sandy @ Fair Lady Bridal Shoppe, Janesville, Wis.

Flowers:  Brad @ Floral Expressions in Janesville, Wis.

Beautiful scenery: Shelly @ The Janesville Country Club

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Complimentary Champagne, SWAG bags & great appetizers from the Country Club were some of the things our guests were able to enjoy while mingling with our Elite Wedding Professionals.

Brian from The Paper Deli Store designed & printed the fabulous invitations.

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Wonderful tasting cake from Paige @ Cake Connection

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Our “Brides” getting ready with their gowns, shoes & finishing touch: Wedding Day jewelry from the Diamond Center

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JukeBox Bandstand did a wonderful job DJing the event

Anasazi was there doing a live demonstration of Bridal hair & Make-up

The Diamond Center brought a small selection of wedding rings so that guests could try them on.  They also allowed all of us to wear jewelry for the night to showcase more of their beautiful jewelry.

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Brad : You are fabulous, period!

The floral arrangements that you had out for display we’re absolutely stunning.

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Drum roll please….

CONGRATS to Dan & Sarah on their engagement!!!

Here is how the story goes:

Sarah was set up to “win” flowers.

Dan asked her to marry him {so adorable}.

She said yes.

Everyone clapped.

Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.

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Brenna, Marketing Director for the Diamond Center

Thank-you for your wonderful vision on this project!  You rock!

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After the proposal, Dan & Sarah snuck outside for a few minutes alone.  I happened to spot them out there & was able to capture a few of these candid shots.

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After the sun went down behind the trees, we did a short, small impromptu engagement session out on the greens @ the Country Club.

The Janesville Country club has some amazing views & spots for beautiful wedding images.

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Michelle & Brady were standing @ the alter which was set up so the guests could see how beautiful it would be to have not only your Reception @ the Country Club, but the ceremony as well!

Thanks again M & B for the help!  Hope you had a great time!  I look forward to shooting your wedding in a few short weeks!

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Then at the end of the night, we drew a name for the Grand Prize, valued @ over $7,000!

CONGRATS to Andrea & Andy!

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Crash our Wedding ~ THIS FRIDAY {Janesville Elite Wedding Photography Professional}

Have you ever wanted to crash a wedding?  Well mark your calendars, because on May 21st (TWO days from today)

Janesville Elite Wedding Professionals are putting on an event that you do NOT want to miss!

Amazing prizes given away all night & the grand prize is valued at over $7,000.

If you are engaged {or will be soon} you can. not. afford to miss this event!

Contact any one of us with further questions & also visit us on our Facebook pages here & here

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Fortune Cookies, Fortune Cookies & MORE Fortune Cookies {part of your fabulous Swag Bag as the first 200 RSVPs}

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Guess what your fortune is??

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A few red envelopes for the bag too… You’ll just have to come to see what’s inside.

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See many of you Friday night @ the Country Club.  I’ll be the one with a few camera’s around my neck.

S. Natale

Scholastic Books Author Event ~ Roland Smith ~ Harmony School :: {Janesville Wisconsin Event Photographer}

I recently was commissioned to photograph a local Author event @ Harmony School.  They were the recipient of an award from Scholastic Books for having a very successful book fair last fall 2009.  They were able to have a fabulous author :: Roland Smith come in & speak to the children & teachers.  I enjoyed spending the morning with the little people & hearing this wondering author speak about how he got to be where he was today & he provided some outstanding advice for the children.  He even shared with them, the secrets of becoming a successful author:  Read every single day.  Roland explained to the children that he has done many different things in his life, but that he has always enjoyed writing & reading.  It is who he is & he encouraged the children to write a lot & read often.

Thank-you Scholastic books for this great opportunity & it was wondering meeting everyone involved!

Enjoy the sneak peaks!

S. Natale

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