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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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Andrea & Josh | Married | Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Andrea & Josh

{wedding | 05.21.11}

Good thing the world didn’t end that day, we had a wedding to celebrate!

If mother nature really existed I would have given her one big HUGE giant hug that day.

We were so fortunate to have a beautiful day to celebrate A & J’s wedding day in Madison.

Going into the weekend there was an 80% chance of rain/thunderstorms.  Thankfully that forecast was wrong!

We started off at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Madison.

Both Andrea & Josh agreed early on that they wanted to see other prior to the ceremony.

I love these moments, those first few seconds when the couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day.

After the ceremony we headed straight to the Capitol.  We saw many Bridal Parties there that day but easily got a spot on the steps & spent some time doing Bridal portraits.

The Capitol is especially meaningful to A & J as this was where he proposed, only it was inside & the Christmas Tree was up.

After we photographed outside we attempted to get into the Capitol {we had gotten a permit prior to the day} but the doors were locked & closed.

Luckily we met a very nice security man who let us in, with less than 5 minutes to shoot.  It was very important to A & J that we get inside on their wedding day & get some images where he proposed, I was very thankful to that security guard.

After that we headed quickly to Olin Park & found some lovely trees that coordinated with the bridal party colors. #winning

We arrived at the Coliseum Bar for the reception shortly after that & got the party going!

Andrea & Josh had a great wedding party, a lot of fun & very easy going.

Every time I turned around people were laughing & enjoying the day.

It was our pleasure to be apart of the day!

Andrea & Josh :

You are such a lovely couple & we wish you the best!

{s. Natale}

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Waiting to see her groom for the first time

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Love this angle, from Michelle’s perspective during this moment

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Moments before the ceremony, with Dad

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Grams & Gramps after the wedding.

{notice the adorable coordination?}

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This is where Josh asked Andrea to marry him.

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Hearts.

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In order to get the Bride & Groom to kiss guests had to hula hoop.

One of the bridesmaids due with her first baby in a few weeks.  That is her husband cheering her on.

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The amazing card box hand made by one of the groomsmen, man that was heavy.

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First Dance

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The couple from the longest married dance = TOO adorable for words.

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This is how you learn to pose in a picture when you go to UW-Stout

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Andrea & Josh’s Wedding Vendors

Ceremony  | Holy Cross, Madison Wisconsin

Reception Venue | Coliseum Bar, Madison Wisconsin

Photographer | Natale Photography

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Heather & Nick | Engaged | Janesville Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Heather & Nick

{wedding date : october, 22 2011}

Finally, after many weather related reschedules we were able to do H & N’s engagement session in Madison, Wisconsin.

I’m SO glad we waited it out for nicer weather.

We started near Olin Park & ended up downtown Madison.

Heather & Nick I had a great time with you both, you make stellar animal noises & look forward to photographing your wedding this fall.

{s. natale}

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Making animal noises, a favorite past time for H & N :)

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I love love love {triple love} the way Nick looks @ Heather.

So. Dang. Sweet.

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The story behind this next image.

Nick’s nickname for Heather is Nala from the Lion King. She came along for the ride :)

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Francine & Kyle | Engaged | Janesville Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Francine & Kyle

{wedding date | july 16 2011}

I recently met Francine {isin’t her name just lovely} & Kyle & what a sweet couple they are.

They’ve known each other for several years, grew up outside of Janesville & both come from farming families.

So naturally we chose to photograph outside on & around a few family farm locations, starting @ Francine’s parents home.  Between the two of them it seemed as if they knew every farm house within a 5-10 mile radius.

Gotta love that small town feel.

It was a pleasure to get to know you both a bit more during our session & I look forward to your wedding a few short months away.

{s. natale}

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…AND there is the beautiful ring

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Which Kyle purchased from :

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This part of their engagement story I absolutely love.

Kyle actually proposed @ Tiffany’s in Las Vegas & they picked out the ring there.

Las Vegas Sign 1

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What better screams “farm” other than a good ‘ole hay bale.

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This image was taken on Kyle’s front porch.  Those old family farm house he grew up in & has been apart of his family for generations & where someday Francine & Kyle will reside.

I think F & K realized I was slightly obsessed with this fabulous house & told them they could never ever tear it down.

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Maria & Shawn | Engaged | Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

When I first met with Maria & Shawn within just a few weeks of their engagement they had a lot planned out, ideas in their head & a vision of what they wanted.  It was fabulous!  We talked about different ideas of where to shoot their engagement session & decided on the Memorial Union, which will fit perfectly with their winter wedding @ the Union later this year.

One of the things I love about the opportunity to do an engagement session with my Bridal couples is it allows us to spend time together prior to the wedding to get used to everyone’s personality.  I get an idea of how you’ll act in front of the camera & you get an idea of me behind the camera & my “photographer ADD” {self diagnosed in case you were wondering}

We had a great session which was followed by a nice little lunch @ Dotty’s which was absolutely adorable & great food too BTW.

Thanks again M & S for the fun morning.  Looking forward to your wedding & enjoy the sneak peek!

{s. natale}

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Maria had purchased these little union chair ornaments last year & I just about died when I first saw them.

So stinkin’ cute.

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Maria is an A.P. Art Teacher, she brought along her art pencils which was a perfect prop for the ring shot.

{p.s. the pencils smelled fantastic, who doesn’t love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils…}

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Loved that Shawn make her laugh so hard…

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Little bit of Camp Randall…

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{love}

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We proceeded up to the Capitol.  Shawn & Maria had the idea of doing a “pro-tester-esque” shot on the steps of the capitol with signs that had their wedding date.  Both S & M are teachers here in Janesville.  We were in the middle of a few shots when this “crazy” dude came up with a video camera & began asking them several questions & videotaping the answers.  Little does he know I was doing the same ;)

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*BLOG CONTEST REMINDER*

Leave a comment for Maria & Shawn to win a $50 studio credit & at the same time your entered to win a $50 studio credit as well.

Contest Information :

If a client {Bridal or Portrait} get 15+ comments on their BLOG post they will receive a $50 studio credit toward their print order or wedding album.

ALSO….

I will randomly pick one winner from the comments that are left on the BLOG & they will ALSO get a $50 studio credit.

So to summarize :

Go to the BLOG, share the love, leave a comment or two, win free stuff & help my clients get free stuff too. Pretty simple really.

Boutique Coffee Table Books & Layflat Wedding Albums | Natale Photography Janesville Wis.

For the upcoming Bridal Fair “season” {Natale Photography is participating in two with in the next three weeks} as well as just freshening up our samples @ the studio I ordered a few new albums/books & received those this past week.

Sometimes it is difficult to describe to clients the various options we have & is always nice to see in person.

Here are just a few of the albums you’ll see at our booth today at the Quality Inn & Suites in Madison, Wisconsin.  The show is from 1-4 & is FREE to get in.  If you are engaged & planning a wedding, make sure to stop in & say hi.

I will also be giving a short presentation with Philip Hinkle from Frogman Productions about “Documenting your Day”

Looking forward to meeting some fabulous new couples.

Now on to the albums…

5×5 LayFlat Press Printed Book with a Leather Bubble Gum cover

Perfect for a Parent Album

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Matted Gallery Album with Chocolate Brown fabric & Frosted Acrylic Image cover

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4 x8 Accordion Book with a Metallic Cover & Smooth Glossy Paper with a Frosted Slip Cover

{NEW for 2011}

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4 x8 Accordion Book with a Satin Cover & Linen Paper with a Frosted Slip Cover

{NEW for 2011}

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12×12 LayFlat Custom Album with a Camel Leather cover & rounded corners

{Fabulous for an option for a final Wedding Album}

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If you don’t get the opportunity to stop by the Bridal Fair today, make sure & call the studio to set up your appointment for a Bridal Consultation at the studio to view these sample pieces in person!

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Spring Bridal Show | Madison Wisconsin | Madison 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

next week Sunday March 20th 2011 for a fabulous {FREE} Bridal Show.

Please note that we are fully booked for 2011 & have been for quite some time.  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.

Be sure to check out the Facebook page for the event HERE for information on a special drawing.

Information from their Facebook page :

“There will be a special drawing at the end of the bridal show for brides and grooms who like us. In order to register for this drawing you must know the secret code above. At the registration table there will be a separate drawing make sure you know the code!!”

Looking forward to seeing you there!

s {natale}

Spring 2011 Bridal Show Poster

Clayton & his adorable dimples | Janesville Wisconsin Portrait Photographer

It is a known fact, I love {ok am slightly obsessed} dimples.

Mr. Clayton DID. NOT. DISAPPOINT.

How adorable is he?

I have known his momma for quite a few years now.  We went to high school together & we even swam together : back. in. the. day.

It was wonderful to see you again Erin & I look forward to staying in touch.

You have a beautiful beautiful little boy.

Enjoy the sneak peek.

{stephanie natale}

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shut. the front. door. LOVE it.

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“Happy Valentines Day to my momma”

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Clayton’s beautiful momma.

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T is for tickle-time.

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A few more of that pretty momma.

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*BLOG CONTEST REMINDER*

Leave a comment for the {B} family to win a $50 studio credit & at the same time your entered to win a $50 studio credit as well.

Contest Information :

If a client {Bridal or Portrait} get 15+ comments on their BLOG post they will receive a $50 studio credit toward their print order or wedding album.

ALSO….

I will randomly pick one winner from the comments that are left on the BLOG that week & they will ALSO get a $50 studio credit.

So to summarize :

Go to the BLOG, share the love, leave a comment or two, win free stuff & help my clients get free stuff too. Pretty simple really.

Black Friday {weekend} Gift Certificate Sale | Janesville Wisconsin Photographer

Natale Photography is launching our first Black Friday {weekend} Gift Certificate Sale.

Take advantage of this sale to get more dollar value on your Gift Certificate!

Anyone that purchases a GC this weekend will automatically be put in a drawing for a FREE 16×20 canvas.

Please contact the studio for more details or to purchase your Gift Certificate and feel free to pass on & share to your friends/family.

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Fall Bridal Show {Madison, Wi} Sunday Nov 7th, 2010 1pm-4pm

If you are getting married {or have friends that are} make sure to stop by the Fall Bridal Show THIS weekend.

Stop by our booth for show specials.

Please note there are very few {read : 2 max} spots left and available for 2011.

We are actively booked for 2012.

Sunday, November 7th 2010 from 1pm-4pm

Quality Inn & Suites

See you there!

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