De La Teja Studio
Chicago Milwaukee Minneapolis
Authentic Modern Stylish
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As passion driven artists we love what we do and listen to what is important to you so together we can create a one of a kind wedding experience! Our goal is to tell your story through our captivating images including all of the in between moments most people over look.
Customize your Chicago Collection based on the number of hours needed. Full day coverage begins at $6500 including your engagement session and custom storybook. Once you clarify your needs we will structure a Collection that’s right for you.
We accept a limited number of Weddings each year to provide our Brides with 110% customer service. Clients usually book a year or more in advance, so please get in touch while we are able to reserve your special date!
De La Teja Studio has been recognized for outstanding photography in: The Knot, Grace Ormonde, Chicago Bride, Martha Stewart and Wedding Wire. Team Teja advertise’s regularly between the U.S & Mexico. If quality photography is at the top of your list we promise to surpass your expectations and deliver the wedding images of your dreams!
Call our boutique tonight!
We built our home with our studio in mind and are located about 3 hours north of Chicago in the college town Appleton Wi. Our private space includes a main level boutique for meeting new clients, an upper level editing suite for video projects and lower lever photography studio for boudoir photography. We place a high value on developing a close connection with all of our Brides. If you are not able to stop by our Boutique we are happy to meet you anywhere in Chicago once we have reserved your date. Please contact us for full details.
We have split residency between the U.S. and Mexico since 1997, which results in greater flexibility and an ever-evolving creativity in our wedding photography. Even though our primary residence in Historic Appleton, WI. we return to our second home in Mexico City part of the winter to cover international events between The Mayan Riviera, Cabo, PV and San Miguel. As artists we crave the diversity of photographing different nationalities and denominations that make each wedding exciting!
A La Carte Options
Cultivating sex appeal is not about dieting, it’s about a woman feeling confident in her own skin! We want to create your “Dream session” and make you feel like a movie star. Our job is to flatter women of all shapes and sizes using creative angels, lighting, and the right wardrobe choices. The day of your session we will pamper you with our fabulous hair & makeup artist, champagne, great music and our creative energy, which carries over through your dynamic session! Boudoir sessions are available in our Appleton studio or on location in Chicago ~ Please inquire for more details!
Windy City Engagement session
We want to get to know you better in preparation for your BIG DAY! If you are searching for something truly unique and images you can consider pieces of ART call us to schedule your epic engagement session! The experience starts with a 3+ hour luxury session anywhere in Chicago! We want to give you something extraordinary!
Pre gown session
You’ve got the perfect guy, the perfect ring and the perfect gown so why not indulge in a perfect photo session. We have always offered our Brides our signature “pre-wedding” fashion sessions as an opportunity to show off their incredible gown! Think of all the time spent on finding your dress, veil, shoes, & accessories and then waiting patiently for those alterations. Why not treat yourself with a fun session highlighting your dress!
Coffee Table Books
Team Teja only offers the best in Italian coffee table books! 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! Our books have a coating that protects against spills and stains. They also have a “lay flat” design, which gives them stunning panoramic views.
Cinematic Wedding Films
Most Brides feel their big day is surreal and goes by too quickly that’s why our cinematic video is so important to remember the day! Team Teja quietly shadows you documenting all of the emotion! We also include candid interviews so your finished product will look like a mini movie! Three minute samples available on our web site and full length 1 hour films available for viewing at our boutique.
Mess the Dress
Ok ~ the wedding was last week and you haven’t taken your dress to the cleaners. Why not top off your wedding photography with an amazing post bridal session. We call it Mess the Dress instead of Trash the Dress because we never throw paint or other damaging chemicals on your beautiful gown. We want to highlight you in a fun, playful and sexy way! Let us take you to a private lake, white sand beach, or alluring fountain. We have many secret locations in mind.
Fine art prints are a great way to show off your beautiful images in your new home and make great gifts for Mom & Dad. We have a wide range of options including metallic, gator board, canvas and aluminum in every size from 8×10 to poster! We also specialize in custom collages. We invite you to view our latest samples in our boutique!
The Professional difference
1. You can’t buy experience. Heidi & Gerardo have been working in the photography industry for over 18 years.
2. Heidi & Gerry offer an extensive portfolio both on line & in studio ~ from local to destination events.
3. References ~ Heidi & Gerry cover dozens of weddings each year and have an extensive reference list available upon request.
4. Gear ~ Team Teja carries 3 pro Canon cameras per artist plus a wide assortment of pro lenses and external lighting.
5. Assistants ~ Heidi & Gerry work with 1 or more 2nd shooters per wedding for maximum coverage.
6. De La Teja Studio holds a professional photography business license.
7. Team Teja is fully insured!
8. Heidi & Gerry believe in 110% customer service. They take care of their Brides before, during & after the wedding!
9. Post production work ~ Team Teja includes density, color corrections, cropping & a variety of signature special effects.
10. Heidi & Gerry’s goal is to capture honest emotion & produce the wedding images of your dreams!
Our style is 80% documentary and 20% posed. We use natural lighting as well as external lights depending on what the moment calls for. We ask our Brides to provide us with a detailed list of “must haves” If we do not receive a list, we use our best judgement. Please allow 30 minutes for formal portraits. As artists we pride ourselves on originality. If you have 1 or 2 fav images from Pinterest we will put our personal spin on things ~ but prefer not to copy others work. Please check with your officiant to make sure they allow photography & video or if they have restrictions.