Chris & Ashley's day begins with Bruce Wayne suiting up at Hampton Inn and Suites in West Bend, Wisconsin.
Adjusting cuffs, collars and buttons is masculine stuff, so I normally treat it with dramatic light.
Groom getting readyChris puts on shirt and dons Batman socks at Hampton Inn and Suites, West Bend, Wisconsin. joelnisleitphotography.comI take care to eliminate as much distraction and clutter as possible, regardless of location. This hotel room at Hampton Inn and Suites happened to be spacious with some clean walls and beautiful window light.
We moved a lamp, or it would've been in the background. I'm a stickler for stuff like that. So I'm always open about using direction when necessary.
One of my favorite quotes is from Cliff Mautner: "I used to be a photojournalist. Now I'm a wedding photographer."
It's a nod to the power of pure photojournalism with an understanding that we're not really at a wedding to document something new and breaking.
I'm hired to make my clients look stunning in random conditions with short amounts of time and create a story that reflects a romantic ideal. If you want hard and gritty, this isn't the place.
I usually begin by photographing any personal details, the only one of which this time was Chris' Batman socks.
Groom getting readyChris puts on shirt and dons Batman socks at Hampton Inn and Suites, West Bend, Wisconsin. joelnisleitphotography.com
After the socks and white shirt, it's on to the jacket and hero shots, followed by family portraits.
Joel Nisleit Self PortraitSelf portrait of studio owner Joel Nisleit. Joel's skills enable him to capture portraits like this in any location, from home to a parking garage.
Joel Nisleit photographs people from all walks of life who would like their wedding photographed as a fairy tale instead of a documentary. Contact me today so I can serve the aesthetic and historical significance of your wedding.