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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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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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Wendy & Vinny | Appleton Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

Wendy & Vinny

Saturday June 19 2011

Venue : The Paper Valley {Appleton Wisconsin}

W & V had an amazing day for a wedding.  It was beautiful & clear for portraits & the wedding in the afternoon.

The day was all about being laid back & celebrating W & V  and laughing along the way.  One of my favorite things about this couple & their families is that they love to laugh.

The love, the relationships & the bonds just shine through & well make my job, so much easier!  Thanks W & V for being beautiful peeps.

Thanks for having us apart of your day.  Thanks for e-mailing me back in the day & thanks for trusting your gut that I was a long lost sister.

Your family & friends were fabulous & a joy to photograph from begin to end.

I had along with me Second Shooting, the fabulous Michelle Martin, with Michelle Martin Photography.  Thanks so much, you were wonderful!

Even though W & V have seen their entire gallery of wedding images, I still wanted to {better late than never} do a BLOG post with some of my favorite images.

This summer has turned out to be much much busier than expected & I appreciate everyone’s patience as I take the appropriate time for each client to make sure their final galleries are a beautiful reflection of their day.

Enjoy the not so ’sneaky’ peeks

{s. natale}

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W & V’s first look :

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What a fabulous bridesmaid.  She wears Cat earrings in honor of the bride & her love for cats.  Way to step up your duties “Rita”.

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Heidi & Bobby | Married | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

Heidi & Bobby

Friday June, 17th, 2011

We had a beautiful day for H & B’s intimate & elegant wedding in Kenosha/Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin.

I had the pleasure of meeting Heidi & Bobby a few years ago & have been looking forward to their wedding for sometime.

Heidi had all the details planned down to the smallest decoration.

The day went very smoothly & we had ample time between the ceremony & reception for fun & relaxed portraits of the Bride & Groom and their Bridal Party.

Heidi you looked amazing that day & Bobby you cleaned up very nice yourself!

The love you two share was such a pleasure to photograph & document that day.

Your smile, laugh & love is contagious.

I wish you both all the best & I truly enjoyed working with you & your families!

Enjoy the sneak peek!

{s. Natale}

| Vendors |

Ceremony : St. Mary’s Catholic Church {Kenosha}

Reception Venue : The Radisson Ballroom {Pleasant Prairie}

Wedding Consultant : Brittney Power, Power Wedding Planning

DJ : The Music Master, Jay Fernandez

Florist : Flowers with Love

Wedding Cake : Bridal Cakes Custom Design by Ann

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I believe this was when Bobby said, “WOW” right after he saw his Bride for the very first time!

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Love these special moments & this energy right after the ceremony.

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I think this was when I said smile & say “Banana Hammock”, I’ll do anything for a good laugh!

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Derek & Nikki | Engaged | Janesville & Milwaukee Engagement Photographer

Derek & Nikki

{engaged}

Wedding | October, 15, 2011

L.U.C.K.Y. in love.

We just kept hitting the jackpot during our e-sesh in Milwaukee last week.

light. location. love. sweet beautiful adorable couple.

We started out @ Miller Park & started shooting inside, asked around a bit to see if we could get in & shoot in the stadium & kept getting the run around by the ladies in the gift store.  We asked someone out in the hallway & eventually we were let into the private little patio from T.G.I.Fridays.  It was perfect.  But that was not good enough for us, we still wanted the seats.  So we walked around to the side by the Ticket Booth & a couple of doors happened to be opened & so we went it.  {of course, right?}  Well right there, with ZERO baracades was the entrance to the lower level seats.  Perfect.  Thanks much Miller Park, ‘ppreciate it.

We managed to get some beautiful light & hit some pretty great spots, but we weren’t selfish.  We got in & out before security was called.

“Oh sorry mr. security guard sir, we didn’t realize…”

We headed down to the 5th ward, downtown Milwaukee.  I had a few possible options in mind, but was going to make the judgement call once we got down there & I could check out the light, buildings, etc.  And then boom, I turned the corner & it was like a vision.  I pulled in, looked for a “No Trespassing” sign, didn’t see one & put the swagger wagon in park.  Heck YES.

This was an old abandon warehouse-type.  Beautiful light. So many little nooks to tuck in & shoot at.

Anyhoo it was simply fabulous as was Derek & Nikki!

They were very up for anything & it was great exploring with them & finding the perfect spots for their session.

D & N are having a wedding in Beloit/Janesville this fall & I can’t wait to document that for them.

They are so adorably in love & it was so much fun to capture that for them!

Enjoy the sneak peeks!

{s. natale}

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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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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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Chris & Kirsten ~Engaged~ {Milwaukee Wis Engagement & Wedding Photographer}

I met Chris & Kirsten @ Miller Park for the first part of our engagement session & we had beautiful Wisconsin Spring weather to photograph in!

We had a very special guest with us : Kaden.  Chris & Kirsten’s son.  He was ADORABLE.  With all capital letters.  My gosh he was so good as we toured the city of Milwaukee & stopped every 5 minutes for a shot.  Not to mention his beautiful smile.  Thanks Kaden for hanging with us & not complaining!  Hope Mom & Dad took you to a great place for dinner!

We started off inside the stadium for a few…

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Then headed to the 3rd Ward

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C & K you are so adorable!  I can’t wait to photograph your wedding this October!!

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Kaden you are SO cute I just want to squeeze your little cheeks off :)

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Enjoy the sneak peaks!

{S. Natale}

Introducing :: Love {you} Forever sessions {Janesville Wisconsin Anniversary Photography}

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So here is Contest & Announcement #2 (if you missed Announcement #1, click here.)

I am very excited for the launch of Natale Photography’s Love {you} Forever sessions.  They will be offered to married couples choosing to “do over” their engagement session in a way & celebrate their life, love & marriage.  At any stage or any age.  (ha ha that rhymes).  So you may ask, why is this a contest?  What is in it FOR ME?  What is free?  Here are all the crazy, silly, fun details:

{enter}

.shoot me an e-mail  stephanie@natalephotography.com or contact me through my website or BLOG
.include the following information:
{name & contact info}  {anniversary date}  {how did you meet?  what do you love to do now as a couple?  family?}
{picture from your wedding and/or a recent picture of the two of you}  {most important, tell us why YOU should win}

{win}

.Love {you} Forever session
.multiple locations {in the janesville, madison, milwaukee surrounding areas}
.online gallery for family & friends to view & share
.3×3 Brag Book from our session
.$100 studio credit to be used towards a wall print of your favorite image from our session


{fine print}

.must be willing to have LOTS of fun, get silly, stupid & crazy (not just one, but all of them)
.anyone is welcome to enter the contest OR people may enter the contest on behalf of the couple , (”nominate” if you will)
. i will travel for this session  {although travel fee may apply outside 90 miles outside of Janesville, WI}

{share with your friends & family}

.this is open to any husband & wife  or  lifelong partners {so if you know someone :: pass on the information}
.contest {within} a contest :: refer the winning couple to my website & contest and you yourself will receive a complimentary session
.ENDS on May 15th @ 12midnight
.good luck love BIRDS.

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Liz + Tim :: SUPER fun Engagement session {Milwaukee Wedding Photographer}

I spent the morning with Liz & Tim in Milwaukee for their Engagement session.  I can’t really say much more than we had a BLAST.  We started out @ the  Milwaukee Art Museum & then worked our way to the Historic Third Ward & ended our day @ Miller Park.

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At the museum gift shop ~ “say cheese”

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Liz & Tim LOVE their chuck taylors AND they have custom ones made for their wedding day.  I can NOT wait to see them.

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Thank-you Mr. Skateboarder #1 & Mr. Skateboarder #2 for letting us crash your “space”.

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Umm.  Really there is no words to describe.  This is one fantastic couple.

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Liz & Tim explained to me earlier that morning that she was a Cub fan & he was a Brewer fan & they wanted to do a “shot” with their respective team shirts.  So I suggested that we go to Miller Park & see if we can get in the stadium… Shot in the dark, but hey?!? Well thanks to a sweet lady name Leslie @ the Gift Store we were able to get in.  I must say it was pretty amazing to be in that big huge EMPTY baseball field, just us.  {moral of the story:  if you have an idea GO FOR IT, it just might work.}

Some of my favorite shots of the entire session.   Thanks again Leslie.  I’ll look for you next weekend when I’m there, your THE best.

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Then to make the day complete we all purchased some tickets for the year.  {go cubs.} We’ll see you @ the game next weekend!

{s. natale}