De La Teja Studio
Wisconsin’s Leading Senior Portrait Photographer
❊ Strong ❊ Modern ❊ Stylish
Your Modern Teen Experience
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Life goes by quickly and you don’t want to miss anything. Since our memories are not infinite we feel photos are the only way to remember the feeling down the road. Why settle for ordinary photos when you can have something extraordinary! We are excited to get to know you so we can help plan your Senior Experience!
We provide a 5 star Senior Portrait Experience unsurpassed in it’s level of pampering and confidence boosting T.L.C! We love what we do and listen to what is important to you so together we can create a one of a kind adventure! Our main priority is capturing your personality and passions in life, 80% in the moment/ documentary style and 20% gracefully posed.
Our style is journalistic ~ we shoot with motion and emotion! As artists we are looking for those hidden moments including shots with wind swept hair, cordial grins, unpredictable laughs, and sincere eyes. We are not a traditional studio nor do we specialize in frozen 80’s style studio sessions with plain backdrops and stiff poses. If you’re looking for fun and out of the box your are in the right place!
We book up quickly, so call today to reserve your session…we can’t wait to hear from you!
Summer Special $299
The Art of memory keeping
“The images Heidi & Gerry create will make your parents proud, your friends envious but over all amaze you!”
We understand you have invested nearly two decades of your time, money and love in your daughter or son. Graduation is an iconic event that calls for a professional Senior Portrait Experience. Since you’re busy with work and family; we include a flash drive of digital proofs that are yours to keep, share and order from. No pressure, select what’s right for your family!
We have photographed teens for over 10 years and feel its an extraordinary experience getting to know our clients; this allows us as artists to focus on the authenticity of each person and tell their story!
We accept a limited number of Senior Sessions each year in order to provide you with 110% customer service. Clients usually book one year in advance, so please get in touch while we are able to reserve your daughter or son’s special date!
Summer Special $299
STEP 1 ~ Meet & greet at our Appleton boutique
Come on in for a cool summer beverage and lets get to know one another! We built our home with our studio in mind. Our space offers a comfortable boutique for meet & greets, an indoor studio with artistic backdrops & crystal chandelier, lush garden and pool area for creative outdoor sessions. We are located near the Fox Valley Tec in Appleton at ~ 2706 Independence ct.
We place a high value on developing a close connection with our clients and treat everyone like family. Our laid back meet & greet takes about 30 min including a refreshing beverage of your choice and feel good tunes. If you have any questions just ask, we are here to help!
Step 2 ~ Clothing selection
Our fashion photography background allows us to give graceful direction and suggestions for flattering poses. We have photographed Senior Portraits, Models and Pageants from Appleton to San Francisco and Mexico to Paris. We feel our extensive travels and experiences have given us an artistic edge capturing the in between moments” that most others miss.
We are your fashion guides and want to help you select outfits that will compliment your skin and hair tone to set your senior pictures aside from the others. We suggest a casual and a formal look for starters ~ adding your fav sport or hobby for a third or fourth look. Don’t forget accessories, like hats, jewelry, scarves and shoes. Personalize your images with your pet, a classic car or motorcycle.
If you would like help putting your “looks” together we would be happy to meet you at your favorite store to discuss exciting options. We observe senior trends from the east and west coasts and want to give you the best fashion advice ~ why blend in when you can stand out!
STEP 3 ~ Shooting On location
We are your location scouts ~ from Appleton to Door County, Madison to the Dells and Milwaukee to Chicago. We love to travel and don’t want to repeat what other photographers have done or where your friends have gone ~ We prides ourselves on originality!
Do you enjoy a cityscape, breathtaking waterfall, white sand beach, vintage barn or just heading up north to your families cottage? We are out to hand craft the images of your dreams!
Click here to view our Senior Portfolio!
“Heidi & Gerry made me feel confident and beautiful on my senior session! I could tell they had passion for their craft by the way they “got into” my shoot. They made me feel so important like nothing else mattered and their focus was solely on me and my comfort level. Heck, I would do a senior session with them every week if it was possible!
Heidi & Gerry created the perfect on camera magic and gave me an unforgettable experience! I love my pictures and so do my friends and family! I’m so grateful that I had the chance to work with such genuinely talented artists like Heidi & Gerry!” ~ Thank you, Melissa