Wisconsin’s Premier Portrait Photographer
We understand you have invested your time, money and love into your family. We feel the announcement of your pregnancy, the birth of your baby, the bonding of siblings, entrance into pageantry or celebration of a family reunion are all iconic events that call for professional Family Pictures. Since you’re busy with work and family; we conveniently post our Collections on one scrollable page.
We include a flash drive of digital 4×6 proofs that are yours to keep, share & order from. We have photographed families for 18 years and feel its an extraordinary experience getting to know families and their children; this allows us to focus on the authenticity of your personalities and tell your story! Think of all the moments that will be lost if we are not there to capture them for you.
We are the memory keepers!
The key to our success is Passion! We simply love what we do and and offer a documentary approach to photographing families. We offer graceful direction allowing everyone to relax around the camera and thats when we capture the in between moments! We encourage children to run around and be themselves, no tight structure and no forced poses or smiles! Once you clarify your needs, the number of people, outfits and location we will structure a collection thats right for you!
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“Heidi and Gerry are world class photographers! They have documented our family for 10 years and we would never go to anyone else. We met them at a wedding show 15 years ago and once we saw their work it was love at first sight! Even though I did not attend any of the weddings in their portfolio their images drew me in and I felt as if I was there. When we started a family it was a no brainer to call upon Heidi and Gerry to capture our most valuable family moments. Every year Heidi and Gerry produce original photo art for our family including new locations, themes, props and photo enhancements- they keep surprising us! We have told all of our friends, family and co-workers about De La Teja Studio and will continue to refer them since they are BEST!
Heidi and Gerry took time to get down in the dirt with our kids, learn and remember their names and gave us breaks in between to relax and feed the kids! They treated us like FAMILY! Thanks to De La Teja Studio we have extraordinary pictures not only for us but for our Grandchildren to enjoy! Most of the images they captured were candids including our funny faces, fish lips and even the tears…all precious!!! We are so grateful for finding Heidi and Gerry of De La Teja Studio!” Thank you for your photo magic! Erin, Mark and Family
We have been recognized for our outstanding photography in ~ The Knot, Grace Ormonde, Chicago Bride, Martha Stewart and Wedding Wire. We understand there are various photographers in the area, however many are inexperienced or part time hobbyist. Why is it when a person buys a camera they automatically think they are a photographer but when you buy a piano, you just own a piano?
Since you’ve waited your whole life to build your family why put the responsibility and pressure of documenting them into the hands of an inexperienced individual? If quality photography is at the top of your list we promise to surpass your expectations and deliver the Family Pictures of your dreams!
Where words fail our imagery speaks!
We take time to get to know each child and family member, allowing everyone to become comfortable around the camera. We get down on the kids level ~ literally on the ground and interact with them. As artist’s we adjust to each child’s comfort level allowing your child to reveal their true personality! We guarantee a seamless photo session complete with breathtaking images you will pass down to your grandkids!
Why hire a pro?
There is more to being a photographer than owning a camera or clicking a button. We have a greater knowledge of camera settings, lenses and lighting techniques. We are experienced at working with people and coordinating large groups and shoot with “Motion & Emotion”. We have the right balance to take charge when needed.
A free or bargained priced photographer may be ok at taking snap shots but can they cope with a wide range of situations when under pressure including inclement weather, low light levels, rounding up wandering family members, the various moods of children and attending to their needs. You only have one chance to get it right and Team Teja has the experience and knowledge to deal with all situations. This is the professional difference!
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On location sessions
For children two and up we recommend outdoor sessions. We have many unique locations in mind including ~private wooded areas, gardens, old barns, and city scapes. Tell us about your personality and we’ll make it perfect! Wide open spaces offer kids a chance to do what they do best ~ run and be free! Let us know if you would prefer an on location session at your cabin, cottage or Grandmas house.
“We appreciate our clients because they enable us to do what we love!”
Following your session, we select the best images for retouching. We devote time to carefully compare 100’s of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, and overall appeal. These final images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art. You may also choose YOUR favorites after viewing all of the images, simply give us a call we’d be happy to enhance your favs.
Our indoor studio in Appleton provides a quite, cozy and safe environment for new borns & babies. Although we keep fun props on hand we appreciate moms bringing in their favorite items and outfits for their child. Heidi & Gerry pride themselves on originality and prefer not to repeat the same props each week. Other suggestions include ~
- A family member or close friend (someone your child connects with) that can help you with multiple children.
- Baby’s favorite toys and treats (must make baby happy at all times). It’s all about baby!
- Personalized props and clothing items. We love originality and we don’t want your images looking like last week’s baby.
- Please schedule your session around baby’s nap time to assure baby’s happiest time.
Heidi & Gerry’s edgy and emotive fashion journalism/ pageantry photography has gathered them a multitude of international advertising campaigns for pageants. Comfortable with formal and candid photography, they always shoot from the heart; purposely avoiding stiff unnatural poses. As artists they feed off your energy enabling them to create art and the ultimate pageantry images!
Always the consummated professional, Heidi & Gerry’s unique visions and ability to put their clients at ease has added a sense of style to the subjects they document no matter what location you choose for your pageant portfolio. Heidi & Gerry love to travel and they don’t want to repeat what other photographers have done ~ Team Teja prides themselves on originality and want your pageant photos to be extraordinary!
A La Carte Options
Team Teja only offers the best in Italian storybooks! A book is not only for you to enjoy but to be passed down through the generations. Flush mount books differ from regular photo books because they are hand made on thick inner board with real silver halide photo paper giving them a professional touch and a gorgeous luster! Our pages don’t bend so they will always retain their shape! They also have a “lay flat” design, which gives them stunning panoramic views. We want to create your family heirloom!
Custom enlargements are a great way to show off your beautiful images in your new home and make great gifts for Grandparents. We have a wide range of options including metallic, gator board, canvas and aluminum in every size from 8×10 to a poster. Can’t decide try a custom collage.
We look forward to working with you and capturing photographs that show off the true spirit of your family!