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Naomi and Ryan | Eau Claire Engagement Session

Eau Claire egagement session andrew samplawski photography

I met up with Naomi and Ryan just recently to photograph their engagement session all around downtown Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Engagement Photography

We had an awesome day exploring downtown Eau Claire together. This engagement session really was a lot of fun while I had a chance to get to know Naomi and Ryan a little better. Eau Claire has so much personality, and we captured many different sides of the city! I love how there’s such a variety of backgrounds to play with here because it gives my couples so many kinds of portraits. We went down by the water and took pictures with the bridge in the background and the wildflowers gave us pops of color in the background. We went to Phoenix Park, where the grass was green and lush. Naomi and Ryan did a few costume changes while we were out on the road, so there is so much awesome variety in these engagement portraits! Read more

Preserve Photos Andrew Samplawski Photography

Preserve Your Photos

Lately, I’ve been giving advice for how to prepare and what to do for photography sessions, but this time, I’d like to speak to what happens after. When you get those pictures from your portrait session, after the initial excitement of seeing everything, what do you do to preserve those images so you can still look back on them for years to come?

Preserve your Images in Albums or Scrapbooks

One of the most obvious answers to how to preserve your images is to have an album or scrapbook made. This way, you have physical copies of the pictures that will last beyond any technology or online database that might run out of storage or go out of operation. After all, remember floppy discs? Physical albums are a tried and true method.

Preserve your Images in Wall Art or Frames

Another obvious answer is to get your photos printed out and put in picture frames or made into wall art. This is especially true for those family pictures, those senior portraits—the images you want to hang up for a daily reminder of the unity and love in your home. Again, since these are physical copies, these will outlast tech that might go out of date. I’ve spoken about wall art before, so if you’re looking for advice on how to find the right image size for your living room, hallway, or bedroom, you can check out that blog post as well. Read more

Dillion | Chippewa Valley Senior Portrait Session

Chippewa Valley senior portraits andrew samplawski photography

When I met up with Dillon for his senior portrait session in Chippewa Valley, we put on some serious miles—both by foot and by car—to find some off-the-beaten-path locations. I love it when I get seniors who are willing to have a little adventure, because it always make the session more fun and more personal.

Chippewa Valley Senior Portraits

Dillon was pretty shy and quiet, but I was able to learn more about him as the session went on. He’s a big fan of camping and traveling—which was probably why he was willing to trek around with me to find those hidden gems for locations. And he absolutely loves his car, so we were sure to get pictures of him with it, too.

It was also obvious that Dillon’s family means the world to him and that they love and support him in return. They came to the session to help out and ended up laughing and smiling with him. It’s so nice to have family like this at my sessions, because who else can get you to open up like the people who know you and love you best?

And what family is complete without a trusty family pet? Dillon’s dog was a great addition to this session, and you could definitely see the friendship that those two have together. Read more

Metrepolis Resort Eau Claire WI Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Jayme & Aaron | Metropolis Resort Wedding

Metrepolis Resort Eau Claire WI Wedding Andrew Samplawski Photography

Jayme and Aaron were married on June 18 with their ceremony and reception at the Metropolis Resort in Eau Claire, WI.

I wanted to take a moment to reflect back on Jayme and Aaron’s epic wedding as they celebrated their one year anniversary.  Congratulations to you both! This wedding really stands out in memory because the whole day was filled with love. From the first pictures of Jayme with her bridesmaids to the very last shots of the night, the moments were filled with joy and the shared love for this couple. Read more

Take Andrew to Prom

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS!

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Prom is right on our door step and some of you maybe even going this weekend! I want to be a part of YOUR PROM! “Take Andrew to Prom” is happening!

FOOD. PICTURES. MUSIC. LIMO. COUNTRY PICK UP TRUCK. BOOTS. HEELS. What isn’t to like?

Even better yet… when you can have an opportunity to one of Eau Claire’s most sought after high school senior photographer. –  ‘Take Andrew to Prom.’ You ask… SAAAAAY WHAAAAT?!? Yes… you ask ‘WHY something so crazy that nobody else is doing?’ I ask… ‘WHY NOT…?’ I don’t like doing what everyone else is doing and that’s the best part of why we have seniors traveling to us for their senior pictures.

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Holiday Mini Sessions | Andrew Samplawski Photography

Holidays are right on our front door step! We are super excited to schedule a limited number of holiday mini family sessions for our friends, fans and followers November 28th and 29th!

 

These holiday mini sessions are 20 minutes long with Eau Claire’s highly recognized wedding and portrait photographer, Andrew Samplawski. Included are 50 holiday cards to share your newest updated family portrait session along with well wishes to friends and family through mail. Who doesn’t love receiving a little snail mail? Also included are 2 5x7s that are great to keep for a family keepsake or gift them off to parents, grandparents, etc. Additional prints are available at significantly discounted rate along with our premier wall canvas prints.

 

Session location is in the final stages, just waiting on approval and we will make that announcement. These sessions will be in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls, WI area.

Sessions can be scheduled at this time by calling, 715.289.3773 or emailing us throughout website at www.andrewsamplawski.com and clicking the Contact Us tab. Our staff will share some tips and tricks to get the most of your session!

 

 

Holiday Mini Sessions