Monday, March 15, 2010

New Combined Blog!

This blog is no longer being updated! To visit our new blog, please visit:

Kelsey and I have decided to merge our blogs together. A lot of our friends and fans have been following Kelsey and me on our separate blogs for a while now. From now on, we'll be blogging together in the same place, so if you enjoy catching up on our life and work, now you only have to follow one blog instead of two. Along with the convenience factor, we also thought it was high time to actually attach our blog to our website instead of leaving it a totally separate entity. Hope to see you over at the new blog!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Avery the Model

I've been doing a little bit of stock photography lately and last week, Avery helped out by being my model for some studio shots. I thought they were worth sharing :)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fun with iPhone and Poladroid

Photo ops are a little sparse in the dead of Wisconsin winter, so today I decided to go through some of the photos I've taken over the last few months with my phone. I'm not sure it's possible for any kid to be cuter than Avery. See for yourself through the eyes of iPhone & Poladroid:

In case you're wondering, no, this is not forced child labor. It only takes about 5 seconds of watching us do something before Avery is ready to try it out for herself.

Avery's first Halloween costume:

Avery with a "bah!" (snowball)

Tiger needs a role model substitute. We're getting Avery started early...

Apparently, a woman's love for shoes is by nature, not nurture.

"You're gonna share that snack with me, right?"

The hat, glasses, and tutu were all Avery's idea.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Photography Workshop (Continued)

Oh, and I forgot to mention - one of the shoots at our workshop will be an engagement shoot. We need two engaged couples (or couples that look like they could be engaged) for this and we're offering the shoot for free!

If you're engaged or know someone who's engaged or if you just want a free photo shoot of you and your significant other, contact us! Two lucky couples will get the opportunity to have lots and lots of pictures taken (and - double bonus - you get to keep the photos too.)

Photography Workshop - Madison, WI - April 2010

Kelsey and I are announcing that we will be hosting a two-weekend workshop at our studio on April 10-11 & 17-18. There will also be an optional follow-up dinner and critique on April 24th.

We've been planning this workshop for a long time but originally were only thinking of using it to give our own assistants some good focused training and critique. A few weeks ago, Kelsey and I started talking about how many people there are in our area that love photography and have great potential, but just seem like they need a push in the right direction to really harness that potential. This led to the decision to open up our workshop to the public.

We've learned an awful lot from our experience since we started out and we're excited about the opportunity to share the lessons and the techniques we've learned with others. I'm confident that Kelsey and I will learn a lot by teaching as well - I'm especially excited about the critique sessions.

The workshop will feature training that covers pretty much the whole spectrum of wedding and portrait photography, from camera basics to lighting, to Photoshop, etc. We will also be holding two real live photo shoots so attendees will all get some hands-on experience and a portfolio boost.

If you or anyone you know a) has an SLR camera and b) is hungry to learn, then send them our way. The cost for the workshop is $350 per person and will include breakfast and lunch each of the four days. We're capping the number of attendees at 10, so if you want in, let us know soon!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wedding Wire - Bride's Choice Award 2010

I just found out today that Primavera Studios won another award! According to, "this award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service and professionalism." Again, I didn't even know that voting was taken place, but it sounds like this award is determined exclusively by votes from real brides and grooms. So if you were one of them, thanks so much for your support!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Knot - Best Of Weddings 2010!

I recently got a call from The Knot letting me know that Primavera Studios has been voted one of the best wedding videographers for 2010! The Knot is the biggest and most popular wedding website out there, so I'm excited to be chosen as one of their "Best Of". This award is determined based on votes from real brides/grooms - I actually didn't even realize a vote was taking place, but apparently people were out there voting for me. If you were one of them, I want to give you a huge thank you. I'm honored and humbled by your nomination and I hope I continue to live up to it with my work!