Way Better Vendors
These are people you should hire that aren't me. If I was actively trying to stay in this business, I probably wouldn't want you to know that they offer better services, products, and value than I can. However, since that is no longer my situation, it would be wrong of me to hide them from you.
Craig Sikora is a videographer i've always looked up to. His attention to detail is nuts. His storytelling is nuts. For Milwaukee and its surrounding areas, he is my #1 recommendation for wedding, event, or commercial video. He has an incredibly high standard for what he makes, and so he can't take on a ton of clients. Reach out to him as early as you possibly can.
Cindy and Dean are great people and inspiring role models for a video business. They really know how to turn a wedding into something that looks like a major motion picture. They used to live closer to Milwaukee, but they moved up to Wisconsin Rapids, I think. Though i'm sure they are happy to travel back to Milwaukee for a gig, for anything mid-state they are the best option.
Jen Janvier is a good friend and a jack of all trades. She is a hard worker who never cuts corners. Her website highlights her wedding experience, but she's also great for any odd-jobs. Also, very budget-friendly! Some of the best wedding photography prices i've seen from someone this good!
Troy Freund is the Milwaukee photographer that every Milwaukee photographer knows and owes a favor to. He's a master of editorial photography.
Deni Storm is a great photographer in Cedarburg. I've hired her a few times to do my family's photos. She has a beautiful studio in downtown Cedarburg. I'd highly recommend her for senior portraits and other family photos. Her pricing is an amazing value and she is one of the most creative photographers i've ever met.
I can't help but admit that Jennifer Brindley is one of the greatest studio portrait photographers i've ever encountered. Her studio is in West Allis. She doesn't have the lowest prices, but her portrait photography is of the highest quality. A wise investment. Very top shelf.
Oh, Catheen, why-oh-why did you have to move to Arizona? Cathleen was one of the first wedding vendors I ever became friends with. No, like, for real... she came to the hospital when my daughter was born. She was more than a colleague. I'm sad our wedding adventures together are over, but i'm happy for her starting a new adventure in Arizona. IF YOU ARE IN ARIZONA, CONTACT HER!