Posts with tag: "wedding photography"

Life is about the stories we tell. Every story is another page in the book of our lives.

I am a story teller. And I want to tell the story of your love ... and your wedding ... this beautiful chapter in your life ... through professional images on your wedding day.

There are no do-overs on your wedding day. That's why quality counts. And professionalism. And experience. Photography experience. And story telling experience. 

Let me tell the story of your love ... contact me to photograph your wedding.

But first, let me share with you some stories here. In words and in the images I captured. I hope they warm your heart.

                                                                                                - Tina


Thursday, September 01, 2016
By PhotographybyTina
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A Blessed Winter Wedding

Summer months are the most popular months for weddings, but there really is something special about a winter wedding.  This past winter I was blessed and honored to photograph the wedding of an amazing young couple ... Allisen (Montana) and Kyle Franck.  Winter in Wisconsin had a late start, and we had to actually seek out picturesque places with snow on the ground, but the couple knew of the perfect spot ... not far from the church where they were getting married and along the river where the ice was forming and snow had collected on the banks.  Between the path leading to the river and the images by the river itself, it was an amazing photo opp for their romantic wedding images!  

But the most amazing part of photographing this couple's wedding, for me, was their obvious and sincere love for each other ... and for Christ.  While being married in a church with a beautiful wedding dress that suggested a "traditional" church wedding, this couple stepped out of the box right from the very beginning.  They opted not to have attendants ... i.e., bridesmaids and groomsmen ... for their wedding, and instead, to focus their ceremony on the bond they would share with Christ as they become one with Him in marriage.  


During their worship service, which was every bit that as well as a wedding ceremony, the couple freely sang along with the worship songs, eyes lifted heavenward, along with the entire assembly. 

The minister spoke of Christ's love, this love that they should emulate in their marriage. And he read letters written by the couple's parents to them on this blessed occasion. It truly was a beautiful thing to behold. There were tears in many eyes, mine included.


Everything was held at Highland Community Church at the Weston Campus. No dance was planned, but with Christian music in the background, apparently many of the female family members and friends of the bride had a little something up their sleeves. The bride helps lead a Christian dance exercise class, and at the end of the dinner, one of the songs from the class suddenly began to play and the volume to rise. It was a good thing I had my camera in my hands, because I turned to see the bride sashaying up the aisle between the tables toward a group of women from her class gathered in an open space, already dancing to the song just as she had taught them in class. It was a wonderful uplifting sight to behold, and the music and spirit was positively contagious! Some of the images captured during that single dance are among my favorites from that day!


From the first look in front of a Christmas tree to the unusual menu items lovingly prepared by family and church members ... all healthy, guilt-free, and delicious I might add ... to the gorgeous decor, a combination of wedding and Christmas beautifully combined ... to the Christian music in the background, this wedding will always stand out to me. Whether this couple knows it or not, they raised the bar by deviating from "traditional" twenty-first century wedding customs and creating a ceremony and celebration that was entirely about family, faith, and the beginning of a married life together that truly puts both of those things first.


The wedding wrapped up early in the evening with a bubble blowing sendoff and the couple driving away in the car their friends had decorated. Shorter, perhaps, than many weddings I have photographed. But infinitely memorable.


I hope all of you enjoy peeking at some of the pages from this couple's beautiful wedding album, including an image of them holding the album in their hands and seeing it for the first time. All of these images really help tell the story of their love on their beautiful and blessed winter wedding day.

Blessings to you both, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle and Allisen Franck! 


Monday, April 04, 2016
By Tina L. Scott
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Planning to Propose to the Love of Your Life? Document that Once-in-a-Lifetime Moment in Professional Images!

It’s all the rage these days … images and video of wedding proposals are all over the Internet, especially social media. Did you know that Photography by Tina offers proposal photography services? It’s true! I will come to your proposal and photograph the whole event for you! And don’t worry … I’ll be discreet (what do you think those expensive long lenses are for?!) … In fact, your sweetheart will never even know I’m there until after she says yes and you tell her I’m there. (You may not know this, but photographers are also trained in the art of being spies. LOL)

If you’re stuck for creative ideas about how or where you can propose to make this once-in-a-lifetime magical moment absolutely perfect for the love of your life, I can even help you plan the perfect proposal!

You might not think proposal photography is important, but girls want secret proposal photography almost as much as they want the ring. (Well, maybe not quite that much, but a lot.) This is one of the most important moments of your soon-to-be-wife’s life, and all of her friends and family are going to be ask how it happened. What better way to share that moment with them than with amazing, professional photos? I’m telling you, your soon-to-be-wife will be bragging about you for years to come!

You can purchase this service a la carte, or we can add it on to your engagement or wedding package. For pricing and booking information or to learn more, email me at or call me at 715.212.0767.

Wishing you love & laughter ... and that the answer is "Yes!!" ...


Monday, August 25, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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I was so excited to learn I would be photographing a country wedding at a riding arena!  Horses were quite obviously going to play an integral part in the theme for this couple.  But I was even more excited to find that the groomsmen would all be riding to the venue on horseback, the bridesmaids would be arriving in a horsedrawn wagon driven by the moms of the bride and the groom, and the bride and her father would be making their entrance in a horse drawn doctor-style carriage.  

Everything came together beautifully, and it was so much fun to see this group "horsing around" as they got ready to watch the bride and groom get officially hitched at this outdoor wedding under the beautiful August sun!  The weather was perfect, working together with Chris Kepner of Kepner Photography again was a true pleasure, and this was such a fun wedding!


I could tell you all about the great photo opps presented in this awesome country location and the gorgeous horses at our disposal, but I think I'll let the images speak for themselves.

Loving these country style weddings!


Monday, July 21, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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This summer is so crazy ... everything is just getting away from me.  Bunches of senior sessions and newborn babies and weddings are keeping me on my toes in and out of the studio ... (and I'm loving it!) ... Then this summer we are gearing up for my own daughter's wedding in September ... LOTS of preparation there!  So keeping up with the blog has been next to impossible.  BUT today I just have to share images from a small town wedding in Athens ... 

This is an amazing story and proof that God puts us in the right place at the right time to do what He needs us to do.  That's because I wasn't the person originally hired to photograph this wedding.  Another photographer, Chris Kepner, of Kepner Photography in Athens, was hired to photograph last Saturday's wedding ... the marriage of Suzanne Elysia Bunkelman and Brandon Robert Barber on July 19, 2014 ... until Chris went mountain biking on Thursday and broke her arm.  

The result, as any wedding photographer will tell you, is absolute panic and the kind of stress you can't even imagine.  Chris spent the better part of her Thursday crying, she said.  But then she posted in a photography group we both belong to that she needed help.  I responded, and the rest, as they say, is history.  Chris and I connected and already feel like old friends, and it's a wonderful thing to have another photographer friend who really gets you!  I have the feeling we will be hanging out quite a bit as time allows!  And maybe even collaborating photographically on more weddings and other photo shoots too!

We ended up shooting the wedding together ... Her assistant came along to help us with all the hauling and set up, and we got Chris set up enough to shoot images from the balcony on a tripod during the church service.  I covered the bases for everything that had to be done that was physically impossible for Chris. That meant that the bride and groom got a pretty incredible experience really ... they got the best of both of our styles!  Chris set up the formal shots she wanted and I shot the images with her equipment after the service in church.  And I learned a lot along the way.  Then she stepped back and let me take the lead on all of the outdoor images ... and she said she learned a few things from watching me, as well.  The result?  I think it is pretty darn awesome!  

We now have a happily married Mr. and Mrs. Brandon and Suzie Barber ... a very relieved photographer who went home at the end of the day to a nice Vicadin cocktail and to ice her hand and arm ... and some awesome images made possible by ... well, God, of course.  He was pretty busy that day.  Not only was He joining this couple in holy matrimony, but He was working with and through Chris and I to bring us together, get the wedding covered, and create a brand new friendship ... and He does some pretty incredible work!

Anyway ... I couldn't way to share some of my personal favorite images that I created for Suzie and Brandon! Some of these images were shot in the "town square" (it's an oval, really) in the center of Athens, a small town of 1,101 people where I have my roots and still have many, many, many relatives!  Most of these images were shot in a field in rural Athens not a mile as the crow flies from where I lived and played as a small child ... so it was cool to be back in that area and reminisce a little bit, as well.  (And if you are country born and raised, you know that a mile is next to nothing out in the country!) (So yes, this was a pretty cool experience for me, too!)

So without further ado ... a sneak peek at some of the images I created on Suzie and Brandon's wedding day ... I LOVE these!

I hope Suzie and Brandon (and Chris) do, too!!


Wednesday, June 18, 2014
By Tina L. Scott
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I firmly believe life is all about the details ... in the everyday things of our day-to-day lives ... like the smell of your favorite kind of coffee brewing first thing in the morning to get your day started right, and the delicious taste of that first hot sip ... or the way your grandbaby looks sleeping in your arms with the soft pink glow of peaceful slumber in her cheeks that just melts your heart ... And also in the big moments of your life ... like your wedding day ... where all the little details add up to make your day one-of-a-kind and all about the two of you and your love.

That's one of the reasons I love to photograph weddings.  I love capturing the intimacy of the people and their feelings for each other at a time when their love is truly the most important thing in their world.  And I love photographing moments they can never recreate but can now relive over and over again ... forever ... every time they look at those images of their day.  I love capturing the big moments of their day and every little detail, too ... like the detail in the flowers ... that may have wilted by the following day but will be forever preserved in the images in their album because I got that great shot ... or the way the bride's ring sparkles in the sun ... or the twinkle in the bride's father's eye when he tears up just a little during the father/daughter dance ... or the bubbles in the glasses of champagne when the groom toasts his bride.  You see, I firmly believe every one of those tiny little details are important ... because taken individually, they are poignant moments and beautiful testimony to all of the love and preparation that led up to this moment in time.  But taken in their entirety, they are the sum of the day ... the mood ... the emotion ... the love ... the memories ... the joy.  It all counts.  It is the stuff of life!  

Yes, life is all about the details ...

That's why I photograph things like the wedding invitations ... and do them in such a way that those images become art.

And I notice the little things.  Like Johnny Cash stamps on the return envelopes for Blaine and Amanda's wedding dinner RSVPs.  Now, can it get any more country than that?  Seriously? That is classic right there. Details. Priceless, priceless details.

In just 10 days, I will be there to help Blaine and Amanda celebrate their love for each other and capture the moments of their wedding.  I can't wait.

Yesterday I posted on facebook:  "Amanda Marks + Real Tree = True Love for Blaine Perman" ... 

Real Tree ... camo ... hunting ... love ... all interconnected in life ... yes, i's all about the details.

I love the details.