Welcome to Camileon Photography Studio

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Why Camileon Photography?

There are about a gazillion photographers out there, every photo has been done a thousand times, or has it? We are constantly growing and changing and cater each photo secession to the wedding party. Not every picture is ground breaking but we don't use the same canned poses either. We also fully understand wedding dynamics and the fact there is about a thousands things you would rather be doing. We try to make each event fun.

The principal photographer

and owner will personally photograph every wedding. We do not subcontract out any of our weddings to third party photographers, ever. We have decided to make it goal in life to make sure that every person has a chance to have a professional photographer at there wedding and still have enough money left over to go on a nice honeymoon.. .

We love what we do

You will get that perfect balance between traditional and art, We are not locked in to one style or the other. We strive to not just take a picture, but a portrait that will capture a memory of a lifetime. That's not just a catch phrase I as the owner still look through my wedding album to this day and each image brings me back to that moment in time. I strive to make sure yours is the same.

You have been to other sites

that make you call and beg for pricing information while they give you some high pressured sales pitch. You may have had the wonderful experience of meeting John from “John’s snooty photography and I’m just plain better than you studios” just to learn John will not be anywhere near your wedding on your wedding day, but he will send a student or "partner" who has shot 3 weddings last year, oh and by the way that will be $2000 please. That makes us sick. It's just one of the million things that sets Camileon Photography apart from the rest. The person you meet and talk with is the same person who will be at your wedding shooting the photos. No trickery, no surprises. We're taking the guess work out and making your wedding planning easier.

We love what we do. Please click each line to expand.

It's your day and your way that matters, tell us what you like and well make it happen.
If you want steak order steak, you want a potato with that? That is OK too. Pay for what you need no more no less. If you do not need 10 hours of coverage and eight different locations why should you have to pay for it?
Thank you for the opportunity to be part of your special day. We know you have a thousand choices and are thankful that you are considering us. Please take a look around if you have any questions drop us a line here

Portfolio

This is a very small example of our work. If it's not enough even more can be seen here.

We are not programed in one style or the other. Each wedding is different each couple is different. It's your day.

Unposed, unobtrusive, unique. In other words, we don't say cheese. Well not all the time anyway.

timeless photography, with an emphasis on observation rather than participation

Not every wedding has clear sky's and 70 degrees. Sometimes you have to improvise.

We try with every posed image to create some sort of emotion.

The best photos sometime just happen timeless photography, with an emphasis on observation rather than participation

not afraid If your up for it were up for it. No idea is to crazy as long as its safe!

We do you No two couples are the same, each has their own feeling, their own chemistry. We do our best to capture that.

Smile Or not. again it's up to you. It's your job to get married, its our job to capture your beauty.

We are experts in you. Each couple has there own beat and it takes the right photographer to find that.

Sometimes you go out of the box, sometimes you set the box on the ground light it on fire and stomp on it until your out of breath.

Not everyone wants the same traditional photos. We listen, then use our expertise to accommodate what you want.

A little more information

Feel free to email with any Questions! We know there is no way we could cover every question here so please don't hesitate to ask. Please take a look at the FAQ page first as most questions can be answered there. For any other questions please feel free to email us by clicking here.

  • Some quick facts
  • WEEKENDS BOOK FAST

    Let us capture the images while you enjoy the moment. Not just a picture, but a portrait to create a memory for a lifetime. Packages can comprise traditional style of wedding photography and "avant-garde" photo-journalistic style as well. We do not wish to waste your time so please scroll down or click here to check your date and see if we are available.

  • What makes Camileon Photography special

    As the principal owner and photographer I have the blessing in life to be trained in traditional photography by Olan Mills. I also am fully versed in photo journalistic style of photography. What that means is you will get that perfect balance between traditional and art, I am not locked in to one style or the other. We strive to not just take a picture, but a portrait that will capture a memory of a lifetime. That's not just a catch phrase I still look through our wedding album to this day and each image brings me back to that moment in time. I strive to make sure yours is the same

  • Yes the end result matters.

    a good portrait is of the utmost importance but so is how it is taken. Price is definitely a concern but so is personality, experience and the ability to make the situation fun. I hear it over and over "Our photographer was horrible he left at 8 pm and was just a jerk with no humor whatsoever me and my wedding party were miserable!" Please note the owner will personally photograph every wedding. There are times with he may be accompanied by a trainee, this however is NOT a guarantee.

  • Our promise to you

    I strive to not just take a picture, but a portrait that will capture a memory of a lifetime. That's not just a catch phrase I still look through our wedding album to this day and each image brings me back to that moment in time. I strive to make sure yours is the same.

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FAQ

This is just a few of the questions I have heard over the years. If yours is not addressed here please feel free to drop me a line here.

Q: What is your turn-around time?

A: Usually within six to eight weeks after the wedding. Printing will take a bit longer as you will need to decide what sizes you would like to order and how many you would like to receive. I still look at each image, one at a time when I edit. I do not use any automated software at all. So it does take awhile.

Q: What happens if the wedding lasts longer than we hired you for?

A: There is no time stipulation on the gold and Diamond package at all. However if you wish me to stay longer that 4 hours with the silver package it will be at a rate of $100 per hour.

Q: What will you wear to photograph the wedding?

A: That is up to you. In your planner there is a check box if you prefer I dress down or up just let me know.

Q: Will I have to pay extra for you to drive to where the wedding is being held / Are there any hidden fees?

A: If you have chosen any package with the exception of the Silver no. With the Silver Package only there is a $40.00 trip charge for all wedding outside Racine, WI. There are no other hidden or non disclosed fees and no other fees at all with the gold and diamond package. Your wedding date is reserved the second your deposit is made and the remainder is due on your wedding day.

Q: Do you provide negatives and all the images, or just the ones you decide on?\ Do you do retouching and edits?

A: What is a Negative? Just kidding, you will get all images that I fully edit. The throwaways I do not automatically include on the DVD. If I see someone’s eyes closed or a strange whatever is going on in the background I do not take the time to edit it at all. However, if you ask I will gladly include them but I will not edit them so they will look different from the finished images.

Q: Have you ever had any complaints?

A: No I have never had a complaint. I have had couples make request "hey can you do the black and white color mix on photo posed32.jpg?" That is quite common and I love when couples do that. But I have never had a complaint. We have an A+ listing at the Better Business Bureau

Q: Is there an up front deposit required? Will you take installment payments?

A: Yes no date is reserved until a deposit is made. Half the total cost of the wedding packages would be the deposit and the remainder is due on your wedding day. We have no formal police in regards to installment payments however we have in the past broken the deposit into 2

Q: Do you have a refund or cancellation policy?

A: Once we receive a deposit that date is taken off the books so that no other couple or person can reserve it. If you give enough notice in writing (at least 90 days) we will re-list the date and do everything in our power to re-book it. If we are able to book the date to another couple your deposit will be refunded. If the date cannot be re-booked then your deposit and all monies paid will be forfeited.

Q: How do you handle it when guests want to take photos at the same time as you?

A: This is one of my favorites. As it states in my contract I am the sole photographer. With that said I understand that guest may want to engage in the photo taking as well. I will do my best to accompany them. HOWEVER, I work for you. Your wedding day and the photos that you get are my ONLY concern. If we are short on time, or they are damaging the photos I am trying to get I will politely explain to them that all of your images will be available Online and they may look at or download any image they wish with your permission.

Q: What is your photographic style?

A: I am what what the situation calls for. I have the blessing in life to be trained in traditional photography by Olan Mills. I also am fully versed in photo journalistic style of photography as every wedding tells a story. I strive for the perfect balance between traditional and art, I am not locked in to one style or the other. The name Camileon™ Photography (Chameleon was copyrighted by a different photography company) means the ability to change and adapt to every photographic situation.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: Cash, visa, master card, discover and American express. Sorry no checks of any kind will be accepted. There will be a $3.50 processing fee for all credit card transaction

Q: Do you currently have a studio?

A: I have decided to close the brick and mortar portion of the studio. I was literally in there three to five times a year as everything else I do is on location work. I have a fully mobile studio which is more than enough to take care of any clients needs.

Q: What is your turn-around time?

A: Usually within six to eight weeks after the wedding. Printing will take a bit longer as you will need to decide what sizes you would like to order and how many you would like to receive. I still look at each image, one at a time when I edit. I do not use any automated software at all. So it does take awhile.

Q: Do you sell customer information / Do you collect data for other sites. Will you Spam mail me to death?

A: NO NO NO NO NO NO and no. I am a huge privacy advocate. All your information is stored on a secured server. Your images are protected by password that only you have.

Q: Do you have extra equipment in case something goes wrong?

A: Of course. In fact we carry no less that 3 different bodies/flashes and about 20 lenses to each shoot/

Q: Can I see examples of your work?

A: You may view my portfolio on line anytime at http://www.camileonphoto.com. I also post photos in my blog which can be viewed here.

So a quick review. Why Camileon Photography Studio

**** A company that puts you on the throne and understands this is YOUR wedding and YOU are the only star. ****

  • 20 years experience in photography
  • A+ Better Business Bureau rating
  • The owner will personal photography your wedding and with the Gold and Diamond package everything is included.... EVERYTHING.
  • Price? Well your almost there and we think you are going to like what you see.

Wedding Packages

If you click on the "Complete Breakdown" A window will pop up telling you everything that package includes. If you have any questions feel free to email us any time.

$ $900

***Diamond Package***

includes printing

  • This package includes a 4x6 of every image taken at your wedding in addition to 4 8 x 10 and 4 5x7 of your choice from all your wedding photos. Also everything as described in the complete breakdown linked below.
  • Every image is skillfully edited and you will receive full sized as well as internet ready files
  • One photographer
  • (the owner) will photograph your event.
  • **Complete Breakdown.**
$ 600

***Gold Package***

All images on a DVD and a release to print

  • This package includes both a signed release to print and a DVD with all your
  • full sized edited images. Also everything as described in the complete breakdown linked below.
  • One photographer (the owner) will photograph your event.
  • **Complete Breakdown.**
$ 350

***Silver Package***

4 hours or less of coverage. This package does not include a release to print or thumb-drive. You will have to order all prints through Camileon photography. However you will get them at a discount.

  • This is generally used by couples who just wish to have the pre-wedding and wedding ceremony itself covered and a
  • portion of the reception as well. You will have to order all prints through Camileon
  • Photography. One photographer (the owner) will photograph your event.
  • **Complete Breakdown.**

Testimonials

there were a variety of photos of us (the wedding couple) and of the friends and family, of the ceremony and reception. The photos were both posed and "in the moment" --we didn't realize for some of the photos that you had taken the shots. The photos really captured the "funniness" of our day. You really did stay the entire day and practically closed out the reception with us! Barbra And Mark B. Racine, Wi

It was cold, really cold, Robert suggested we go outside, in the snow, I thought he was nuts. However the images of the white snow and my dress, WOW. Thank again Robert for everything. Jennifer and Bill Milwaukee, WI

Would you refer Camileon Photography to your friends? Definitely.! Really appreciate your service and professionalism!!!! James and Kindra S. Kenosha, Wi

It's not the expensive camera, or the thousands spent on film or prints but it was the nut behind the lens (Robert) that made our wedding day. The pictures were great and he really made it all about us. Kesha and Even L- Milwaukee, Wi

A little about the owner...

Where do I start? I am a forty something who enjoys long walks on the beach, kittens and hot summer nights... Wait no. Let's try something more... Conventional.

Restart!

I took my first photograph in the 7th grade for 4H. It was with a Kodak disk camera of all things and if I remember rightly it was a horrible close up of a frog sitting under a flower. Out of 200 or so kids I got a blue ribbon at the state fair. Well that was enough for me, I was hooked. Not so much because of the blue ribbon but watching people look at that photo and just smile made me feel all warm and tingly inside. When I finished school I went to work for a company called Olan Mills. For you younger folks who have no clue who that is, once upon a time they had brick and mortar store fronts (actual stores that you went in to and have a portrait taken, no you could not buy toasters there just portraits.) and they would take your family photo. Back then they didn't just slap a name tag on you and hand you the camera, you had to earn it. I worked under a jerk... I mean a guy for a year before I got to take my first photograph alone. For the years I was there I have no complaints, if fact up until Olan Mills Sr. passed away it was a great company to work for. That was then.... now they exist in church directories and K-mart... In 2000 I was playing the music at my best friend’s wedding when his photographer did a no show on him. I showed a friend of mine how to run the booth (almost everything was automated and basically just push play) I went to a Walt-mart® of all things and bought a digital camera. I found out something that day, I really loved to take photos. I continued to do D. J. work but more and more friends who attended the first wedding I shot wanted me to photograph their special day as well (looking back I really wish I would have kept all photos I did). As any new wedding photographer will tell you it is a hard business to get in to. If you could just pick up a camera and start shooting everyone in the world would do it. I had made a few connections over the years and half talked / half begged someone to teach me. Wedding photos and shooting family portraits at olan mills are day and night different. For almost two years I was just over the ranks of roadie. I knew how to shoot, I new the difference between the f stop and the f word but still I carried the heavy stuff, did the light readings, and occasionally got to hold an off camera flash. Oh and I learned. By the end of our time together I could see the shots before he could. I am not in any was saying I am better but I took to it like fish to a water I have never been happier." Robert

Some of my favorite photos!

The Golf Card Ride of Love

This couple was nervous. he told me when we first met he was as photogenic as "road kill" Now I haven't spent a lot of time photographing that subject but I got the point. Posing was just not an option, so instead I let them be "them" and just captured the love they had for each other. They loved the result and so did I..

Going to the chapel

When I tell couples I will be there a half an hour before you it's for this shot. Look her the expression on her face, this is it, the big moment fight or flight time. So far no one has flew away but if they do I will be there to capture the photo!.

Not an empty nest

This photo is one of our favorites because it captured the essence of the this wedding. Elegance and grace meets heavy metal Saturday night.

No Peeking!!

Any chance I get to be artistic and capture a moment I take it. The entire wedding party was up for anything and his was one of the great shots we took.

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