HELLO FROM THE STAFF AT DRAGONFLY STUDIOS WI!
Welcome and we're glad you stopped by!
We believe that the way to document your life's journey BEGINS with creating great photos!
So take a look around and if you have ay questions, be sure to reach out.
Although we're located in western Wisconsin, our motto is
"Making the World Our Studio".
We'd love to help you capture the images that become your family heirlooms!
Hi and thank you for finding us!
Here's some information about my photography journey...
Way back in 1978, when I entered UW-La Crosse, I signed up for 35mm photography courses taught by Mr. Ed Bardill and Mr. Roger Grant. One of my instructors received his formal training under the direction of the world-renowned photographer, Ansel Adams! For most people, that doesn’t mean anything, but for those who are fellow photographers, Mr. Adams was THE pioneer of landscape photography during his lifetime.
Back then, we had to look down through the top of the camera, see the subject (who was viewed upside down!), line him or her up and then take the shot, recording it onto a 4X6” negative. Some of my best college memories are also doing work study in the college’s photo lab, where we used a professional grade darkroom to develop, process and turn those photos right side up. I was graduated (Yep, I'm a full-fledged grammar nerd) with minors in Speech, Mass Communications and Photography.
My journey also included a 30+ year career working and teaching in law enforcement. During that time, I married and had a family-- the perfect setting for a hobbyist photographer.
After I retired, I went back to school to "get up to speed" with technology, and along with another member of our team, have completed extensive refresher training in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, California and Canada.
in 2017, we built a small home studio and DragonflyStudiosWI was born. While we are based out of Eau Claire and Independence, Wisconsin, where our indoor studio is located, our team includes family members and friends, each of whom brings their own unique characteristics to our adventure.
We also love shooting outdoors and with Associate and family photographers across the globe, our motto, “Making the World Our Studio” is certainly true. So tell us about your next big adventure! We'd love to chat more about your vision and to help you make it happen!
We offer top-quality portrait photography with budget-friendly pricing. Our prices are competitive and our quality is well above most of the “I’ve always really liked photography, so now I’m a photographer” set. (We are also licensed and insured.) This job is challenging at times, but the awesome clients we have developed continue to praise our work and most importantly, make it worthwhile.
No matter what your event is, we look forward to helping you capture your special moments.
YOUR DRAGONFLY STUDIOS WI PORTRAITS
Our vibe is light and airy, but we can also capture mood and great sunsets perfectly when the situation arises.
Our portrait tools of choice include Canon 5D Mark IV and Sony A9, both high end, full frame instruments. This means you'll get great color and clarity in your portraits.
We also supplement our photos with Godox Off Camera lighting, when needed, for beautiful, tack sharp portraits.
We can't wait to see you through our camera lenses!
WEDDINGS AND ELOPEMENTS
Prices starting at $599
Sessions starting at $129
CLICK ON THE PORTFOLIO TAB ABOVE TO VIEW OUR SENIOR PORTRAIT GALLERIES
"She was very prepared and very professional. Highly recommend!"
Ashley B., 2019 Bride
"Best Photographer Ever!"
Jen S., 2021 Bride
Jeannie A., Wedding Guest
Session prices starting at $169
"Love, Love, Love the pictures!
Jane M., 50th Anniversary Shoot
"Pictures turned out amazing.
She's very good at her work!"
Ruth P., Family Portrait Session
The pics are just beautiful."
"You do such an amazing job!"
Prices starting at $129
"I can't say enough wonderful things about how my sessions went!"
2021 Senior, Rayna A.
"She's gorgeous! We love them!"
2022 Senior Mom, Wendy T.
"He was nervous about his shoot, but it's amazing how comfortable you made him feel! He said it was FUN!"