About this Vendor
It's About Sharing Your Story For Generations
Its the day you have been dreaming of since you were a little girl. Its the day he has been dreaming of since he met you This special day deserves only the very best. Your images are what is going to be handed down from generation to generation. Family owned and operated, Vital Image is the Premier Wedding Studio in Wisconsin.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video
Words can not express the gratitude for Rich, Trish and their entire team entering our lives for our wedding. They were beyond amazing. From the moment we entered their studio (where they stayed late for us to have an appointment), they were above and beyond all of the other introductions we have had with numerous other photographers. They offer a WIDE range of other services, not just photography. Their prices were lower than a lot of others we interviewed (6 in total). From the planning process they worked with us and pulled all of our ideas and other vendors and just...everything together. Stress free and done they way we wanted. NOW! lets talk about the wedding day. THE BEST! The Best. Let me put this into perspective. During portraits, my wife's bouquet broke, Rich was calling out names for portraits, while on the phone with our florist to meet us at our next location, while taking pictures. Next, Someone stepped on my wife's train and it ripped, Rich pulled her outside the ceremony (discretely) and was on the floor with a needle and thread fixing the dress. He was ever-present, without being present at all. He was coordinating everything without getting in the way of the special moments we and our family shared. He and his team were perfect. That is the only word that works. Perfect. What other photographers do that??? None. Vital Image sets themselves apart. Their pictures are beautiful, their staff is amazing, they go far above and beyond any of my expectations for a wedding photographer. We were blessed to have chosen Rich and his team to do our wedding, we didn't know it when we signed the contract with Vital Image, but we do now. Save your self the aggravation of going elsewhere and book them. Its a no-brainer
Where to start with Trish? First and foremost, she is a beautiful person and an absolute joy to work with. She is the perfect balance of delightful and directive – which comes in handy when trying to wrangle a giddy wedding party. As a type A bride (I’ll admit it), I knew my photographer had to be someone I could rely on and someone I trusted. Trish blew our expectations out of the water from day one. Not only was she easy to get ahold of and flexible, but she made us feel like family. I could call her, text her or email her and she’d always shoot back a response with a smile. We used Trish for our engagement pictures, bridal boudoir and wedding day. She took the time to get to know us and tailored each experience to us as a couple. She made sure we had fun during the engagement shoot and made me feel beyond sexy for the boudoir session. By the time the wedding came around, it was like having another friend tagging along (one with great photography skills!). She knew what poses suited us bet, she had insight on our friends and family and she knew how to make us laugh. In the end, the pictures turned out amazing. She captured so many timeless moments that I am proud to share with our loved ones. She did not miss a single beat that day and even managed to fit in all of my request. Would I recommend her – HANDS DOWN! In fact, my sister-in-law will be using them in June and I cannot wait to spend another wonderful day with Trish!
We love you Rich!!!Reviewed on 12/04/2015
Vital Image has been such a phenomenal company to work with! I cannot say enough good things about them. When I first started my search for a photographer for our wedding, I sent out emails to a bunch of people. Rich was the first person to respond and one of few that responded at all. He left me his number and I gave him a call, however he was busy at the time (totally understandable), but he still took the time to give me a call back, apologize, and let me know a time he would call back. Now where do you get that kind of customer service?! When he called back, he took the time to talk with me and about what I was looking for along with giving me a ton of information on his company. I was very impressed. And he truly seemed to have listened to everything I said which meant a lot to me. He scheduled us to come into his office a couple weeks later and to say we were impressed would be an understatement! He went over everything with us that he would be providing for us like hair and make-up, two photographers, a videographer, a photo booth and our DJ. But what he provided so much more than just that. He was basically our wedding planner, there to help with just about everything. Anytime I had a question or needed help with anything, his staff was there to help. They were absolutely amazing. Wedding day went off phenomenally, even with the bitter cold weather we had. Our family and friends loved him and his staff and we just felt so honored to have him there. Having both Rich and Larry there to photographer the wedding was such a wonderful perk. Larry was able to take pictures while my husband and his groomsmen got ready while Rich was able to photograph myself and bridesmaids. They got pictures from so many different angles and even had some go pros set up during the ceremony! Ryan, our videographer, was amazing as well. The duo of him and Rich provided lots of laughs throughout the day! Our DJs Kari and Robert were by far the best I've ever seen! They were married and had such a blast which brought such a positive energy to the dance floor. The day went perfectly with Vital Image. But it didn't stop there. After our wedding we headed to Florida for our honeymoon where we were going to visit my husbands best friend (his grandpa). He was unable to make it to the wedding because he wasn't feeling well, but until we got to Florida, we didn't know the extent of it. We found out when we landed he cancer and after going threw a round of chemo he got much worse and they weren't sure he's even make it threw the week. I called over to vital image to see if there was any way they could have a few pictures sent to us early so he could see them and without hesitation, they had them sent over within a day. My husbands grandpa ended up passing two days after we came home from Florida, and I don't think vital image will ever be able to understand how much it meant to us what they did for us. Just because our wedding was over, our relationship with them didn't end. They have still been there to answer any question we've had and they got our pictures to us within a month! We absolutely loved everyone at Vital Image! Thank you for everything you guys did for us!!
We cannot recommend Vital Image enough! We did our photographer, videographer, and DJ all through this company and they were great from start to finish. Leading up to the wedding the DJ had a great website for us to use to set up the music and the photographers set a schedule for the entire night. It was so helpful our event planner ended up using it! We had Bonnie and Hardy for photographers and Sam for the videographer and Eric for a DJ. As for music, people danced all night! Eric was great. He listened and did exactly what we wanted. He didn't need too much direction to know how we wanted the night to go. Bonnie, the lead photographer, was amazing. She kept things structured and on task yet kept it really fun. She kept up the energy and had some great picture ideas which turned out amazing, we are so happy with our pictures! Hardy was our other photographer. He was exceedingly nice and even helped take my shoes off and carry them for me when my feet started to hurt! Sam was the videographer. I was nervous because he looked quite young but he was extremely nice and professional and seemed to also take on the role of helping out the photographers which really helped with the amazing photos. All in all, at least in terms of the 3 services we used, I would highly recommend.
Worked with Vital Image on our wedding video. We weren't originally sure if we were going to splurge on the video, but are really glad we did. It was so fun to re-watch our reception and speeches, which made the relatively inexpensive package well-worth it for us. Vital Image was easy to communicate with, the videographer was timely, and the helped contribute to the memories from that day.
We picked vital image because we really liked the vibe of the company and we really like to support smaller family owned businesses since my husband owns his own. We picked Trish as our photographer and we have absolutely no regrets! She was great from day 1 and with the sneak peak pictures we already have I can't wait to see the rest. She always put herself out there to get the picture we wanted and interacted with the guest which they absolutely loved! She was more than just our photographer on the day of our wedding and I can't tell you how much i appreciate everything she did for us! Melody was a second photographer and she was amazing and got in on the fun of the wedding and jumped in the photo booth to take a picture. Erick our DJ was great as well and guests really liked the music played for the ceremony and reception. Cheryl was our photo booth attendant and she was just as amazing when helping with everything from fixing my train in picture to attending the photo booth and interacting with guest. I recommend Vital Image to any one that has asked me for recommendations for photographer, DJ, and photobooth for their wedding. We already have some preview pictures back (we got married last Friday July 14, 2017) and based off of those we can't wait to see the rest of the photos and our photo book! Thank you guys for everything!
My 2 star rating comes with a heavy heart as music is a very important part in the big day. I had a ~25 minute call with Orlando about a month or so prior to my wedding to go over the flow of the day, venues, special songs (F/D, first dance, etc.) as well as wedding party names & even to accept requests or not as well as the do not play list. He texted me early on July 4th (3 days prior to my wedding) asking to go over one thing briefly. It turned into a 20+ minute phone call going over everything we had already reviewed. Although annoyed, I was excited for everything to be 100% for the day of. Well almost every small request I had, wasn't met. Starting with the song I walked down the isle to (kind of a big deal huh?), I asked for it to stop at 1 min. 30 seconds (song was 1+1 by Beyonce and at that time it goes into a 'making love' part that I wanted to avoid) and go into instrumental only, he let the song go and that part played. Then for the grand march we discussed him ONLY announcing their names, not their role in the wedding since we did something non-traditional, having all "best men" and all "maids of honor" and there were only 4 of each. Well the music starts & the first group is announced & the timing was OFF to the max. He was announcing and stumbling over the names. The snowball dance starts, was really cool & it goes right into Cupid Shuffle that was on the do not play list but "someone requested it" which I said to not accept requests. Ended up being okay since it was the second song of the night & people were excited to dance. 3rd song up, "Shout".. hate that song more than anything and again it plays and I walk up to him after numerous guests came up to me laughing at the fact I let that song play (which I didn't) and I ask what list he is working from and he said that was a request. I made it clear to not play any requests & for the rest of the night, not even the 25 "must play" songs were played. Orlando was a nice person over the phone and seemed somewhat organized, but in person he was shy, not energetic and very disorganized. If you book Vital Image down the road, keep in mind they don't let you have a choice of the DJ, you get what you get. If you get Orlando, I'd suggest switching to someone with better reviews - I wasn't able to find any reviews online of him but was told he's "done tons of weddings" which I find hard to believe. He didn't even say goodbye to myself or Husband at the end of the night.
We had Ashley for lead photographer, Branden for second, Mark for video, and Scott for DJ. All were fantastic!!! Ashley, Branden, and Mark worked so well together and were in great communication with each other to ensure things were accomplished. Can't wait to see photos and video. Scott was great to work with and kept good music going all night. We also used photo booth services. I would highly recommend everyone we worked with!!
We could not be happier with Vital Image they are a fantastic company to do business with. We booked them for our wedding and they are affordable, friendly, professional and very easy to get a hold of at any point. If you want a photographer who works hard, takes car of business, has a great sense of humor and is an extremely talented photographer to boot I with I highly recommend you request Ashley Barrett. Ashley knows how to roll with the punches, take charge of your unruly family/bridal party, captures moments naturally along with recommending great poses. We could not of been set up with a better fit then her for out wedding day.
Incredible! Absolutely amazing. Rich did a fabulous job at making us feel so at home and relaxed. So great and down to earth.
We booked with Vital Image for our photobooth and it was a huge hit!!! My husband and I wish we got to do more pictures but our guests enjoyed it. They came to set up early and by the end of the night they had our book with everyone's pictures and flash drive!!! The cost was inexpensive but service was very professional!
Rich was so easy to work with and very flexible with our crazy work schedules! He made the entire experience enjoyable and knew how to make us feel comfortable. I highly recommend Vital Image to anyone looking for a photographer.
These guys made our wedding! Rich, Ashley, Kevin, Kerri and Robert were absolutely amazing. All of our guests are still talking about how great they were and how much fun they made it. Where do I start with the pictures? I was crying when I saw them. They made us look so amazing, so beautiful it was just what I was looking for. I can not thank them enough and recommend them to everyone.
Trish is absolutely incredible! My fiance and I had the pleasure of working with Trish for our engagement photos and they turned out perfect. She was a real trooper too because I wanted outdoor engagement pictures in December and it was extremely cold that day. She made sure that we weren't too cold and didn't look frozen in any of our pictures and did it with a smile on her face even though I'm sure she was freezing too! I was so impressed with the turn around time for our pictures too. She emailed me the link to our pictures in just over 24hrs as well as access to an app with the pictures too which is super convenient. Trish is so fun to work with, does beautiful work, and I'm very excited to work with her again for our wedding day this March!
We used Vital Image for photography, videography, DJ and photo booth. They are so professional, great at what they do, and we loved that everything we needed was at one place. Seth was our lead photographer and he is so much more than a photographer. He truly made our wedding day. I would highly recommend Vital Image to anybody looking for a one stop shop who is great at what they do-weddings! My only complaint would be that it is taking so long to get our wedding video back, I'm getting impatient but I also understand the amount of time and effort that is being given to edit it and make it perfect for us!
We used Vital Image for our wedding photography. They customized a package for us which allowed us to get exactly what we wanted. This package included 2 photographers for our day. I met with one of the photographers prior to the wedding (the "main" photographer) where we went over details. I was told what I needed to do to prepare for the wedding and we walked through the whole day, step by step. The day of the wedding, the photographers did arrive 30 minutes late (although they did stay later without charging us). I was under the impression from our conversations that the photographers were to split up between the groomsmen and bridesmaids before the wedding, however the photographers remained together the whole time. It appeared as though one photographer was being trained by the other for portraits - which I was later informed was not the case, but I did have many of my bridal party members asking me questions about the situation. There was an incident when the main photographer locked her keys in the car and her husband had to drive out to help get the car open. I understand mistakes happen, but it was upsetting that the company did not reach out to me to apologize or clarify the situation after the wedding. I did not receive any follow up after the wedding, so after 20 days, reached out to the company to inquire the status of our photos. After I made contact, I received a link to the online gallery. The online gallery was really convenient and easy. The company does give you every photo they take, so we got a ton of photos and overall, we received quite a few that we did like. UPDATE: After posting this review initially, I received a phone call from Vital Image's owner wanting to discuss our wedding day. He did apologize for the photographer's arriving late and noted that typically they do follow up and that there was a glitch in the system that he was going to look into to find out why I did not receive any contact following the wedding. He also was willing to work with us to make up for the issues we had experienced. Overall, we did get some great photos of our day and despite some issues and it has been appreciated that the owner of the company is striving to make the experience working with Vital Image a good one.
Seth is absolutely fantastic and an amazing photographer! A great friend recommended Vital Images and I am sooo happy we went with them! I can't wait for our wedding!
Vital image is the easiest company for one stop shop wedding needs. They made the experience so fun and easy. There was no stress when the day came because I knew they had everything covered. It was nice to be able to do monthly payments to help take care of the cost. Having vital image all paid off 90 days prior was a weight lifted off my shoulders. Everyone at vital image is so personable and nice and were easy to work with. I can't say enough good things about the company and people there. Thanks to Seth,Bonnie for the great photos you took of me and my beautiful bride and Bill for the awesome dj skills and Kevin for the videography. I can't thank you guys enough for everything! I would recommend vital image to anyone!!
Almost every little girl dreams about the day when she will be married, I was no different. The only difference being I decided to wait I did not get married. I did not get married in my 20s or in my 30s or even in my 40s as a matter fact. As the years roll through and you hear your friends and family tell stories of the "process" of wedding planning I became more and more fearful. However my day came I got engaged!! That when I started what I thought was going to be a very strenuous, chaotic and downright no fun planning part of my wedding. Until... I found vital image! They are in all in one company. I got to seamlessly and effortlessly plan out not only my dream wedding but they made memories and heirlooms for generations to come. They make you feel so comfortable while going through the planning phases I genuinely felt they were part of my wedding party not just a vendor. I don't just recommend vital image I believe they are the only choice when planning your wedding. They have the best photographers, videographers, and DJs.
Some how we were lucky enough to be able to have Rich as our photographer and let's just say he does not disappoint! He is amazingly easy to get along with and talk to and his work is by far more than I ever expected to receive!!! Very excited to see the rest of what is in store for us while working with Rich!
I just had Donna from Vital Image take our engagement pictures. We went to Grant Park and had such beautiful fall scenery! My fiance and I have never had professional couples pictures taken before so needless to say, we were a little nervous! Donna was so good at making us feel comfortable and getting us laughing. She was full of compliments and truly made me feel beautiful! She sent us some 'sneak peaks' the morning after our session that were amazing and now I'm SO excited to see the rest! Donna is also going to be the lead photographer for our wedding next October and I'm thrilled to get to work with someone who already has experience working with us!
Our pictures are beautiful! Trish took charge and posed us all and found the best shots. We have memories that will last us a lifetime. Very professional, very good eye, beautiful pictures for my family to cherish.
Larry was our photographer and he was great! His wife was his assistant she was equally amazing! She helped with making sure my dress zipper (it was very tight) and helped with communication she was great! Larry had amazing ideas for shots. My husband and I were extremely happy with him!
We used Vital Image for everything for our wedding and they really came through for us on our special day. Vital Image was responsible for the photography, videography and DJ services at our wedding. Larry was our photographer. Him his assistant were awesome. They took tons of pictures in all different poses and they even took our T-Rex picture that was a must for me and my husband. They stayed past their necessary time to take some really cool pictures at night time. Our videographer was equally as good. He took tons of video, did a cool interview with each of us before our wedding started and we can’t wait to get our video compilation. Paul was an amazing DJ. He had to do three different set-ups but he had everything set up & ready to go when we needed it. He played all of the songs that we wanted and threw in some of his own. He kept the party going and brought everyone on the dance floor. Everyone from Vital Image worked so hard on our wedding day to make sure everything went perfect. The entire team from Vital Image was great and we couldn’t have asked for more on our wedding day. Getting all of these services from one company makes everything seamless and they work great together as team to make sure everything goes as planned. Go with Vital Image for all your wedding needs and you will not be disappointed, don’t deal with the hassle of coordinating multiple vendors. This company does it all and does it well.
We used Vital Image for our photography, videography, photo booth, DJ, party bus (for the bridal party), and shuttle (to take guests too and from the hotel) and I have to say they were absolutely amazing to work with in every area for all of them have been great. I could not have asked for anything better in any of the areas, they were absolutely fantastic and they have really great pricing; we couldn't be happier :)
Meet The Coordinator
Tasha and Emma have always had a passion for weddings and planning since a young age. Both knew growing up that their dreams would take them into the world of weddings. Being photographers, Ashley & Trish also have a strong passion to help couples with anything they need to make their special day run smoothly. Together these women are unstoppable. “As a family owned and run business we take great pride in every wedding we are honored to be part of. We would love to talk with you about your big day and show you just what options are available to make your dream wedding come true!”.