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Milwaukee Wedding Photographers: FAQs with The Keel Collective

Frequently asked questions about working with Milwaukee photographers, Alyssa & Ryan Keel

What sets us apart from the rest?

What is it like working with you?

We LOVE this question, and while at times it can feel a bit uncomfortable to talk about ourselves, we think it is imperative that you love who you hire as your wedding photographer, so let’s chat! We consider ourselves to be equal parts laid back and professional. We want to feel like your old friends while simultaneously taking control over family portraits to make sure we execute those as swiftly and with the least amount of stress as possible. If you are looking for photographers who will hold your hands through your entire planning process, look no further. We love to be super involved in every aspect. It is common for our couples to send us weekly questions regarding decor, vendors, color schemes and timelines. Speaking of timelines, we consider ourselves to be wedding day timeline pros!! As soon as you are ready to discuss your timeline, we’ll hop on a call and take care of that together!

You know how in elementary school your report card would say “Pleasure to have in class” and “Works well with others”? That’s us! We are people people and adore connecting with other wedding vendors and especially your families. You will not need to worry about how we will work alongside your wedding planner, videographer or event manager. Do you have flower girls and ring barrers? We will play peek-a-boo and do what it takes to get a smile (or at least getting them looking in the right direction!!). Bringing your pup? We love dogs and they will love the belly rubs we give.

When it comes to your wedding day, besides capturing beautiful images for you and your families, our ultimate goal is to make your day as stress-free as possible. We work through the stressful parts of your wedding day BEFORE the big day arrives. (Think family portraits, timelines, family dynamics) Our time together is cherished and we are forever grateful to call this our job.

We think of the little things that you may have forgotten. We bring along a sewing kit, bobby pins, ring boxes, hangers and umbrellas. Read the blog post on how we’ve got you covered here! When you hire The Keel Collective, you’ve hired two very down to earth souls who will do what it takes to make your day as dreamy as you have always imagined. We are seasoned Wisconsin wedding photographers and we love the heck out of shooting weddings.

How would you describe our photography and editing style?

So glad you asked! We always tell our couples that our posing style consists of a beautiful balance of candid moments and guided prompts. Our purpose as your Milwaukee wedding photographers is to capture you and your partner in a way that reflect your personalities and unique relationship and love story. We have a variety of games and prompts that we use during our sessions and based on the feedback you’re giving us we can lean into the quiet and romantic moments, or lean into the more playful and silly moments.

Our editing style would be categorized as light and airy, while remaining true to color, classic and timeless. Our goal as your wedding photographers is to create timeless imagery so that when you look back at your album 30 years from now you will not be distracted by trendy editing or awkward posing!

Will we get a sneak peek from our engagement session and wedding day?

Of course!! For both engagement sessions and weddings, we post on Instagram and Facebook within 24 hours! We post 1-5 photos in both locations because we understand the excitement to see those photos, so we won’t make you wait!!! Make sure you are following us on both platforms! @thekeelcollective

How many photos will we get on our wedding day,

and when will we receive them?

On average an 8 hour wedding day will generate 600-700 final images in your gallery. We shoot roughly 75 photos an hour and so much depends on how many details your wedding includes. We allow 6-8 weeks for a gallery to be delivered, however, it’s not uncommon to receive your online gallery sooner than that! ๐Ÿ™‚

How long have we been in the business and have we shot at your venue?

We have been shooting weddings since 2015. We take on a limited number of weddings per year to ensure each of our couples has the best experience, which is a priority to us. While we have photographed at over 75 unique venues, we truly don’t feel it is necessary when you hire photographers who know how to handle unique lighting scenarios and new spaces (hi, that’s us!!). There are a few venues we frequent (Discovery World, Fรชte, The Pfister) and we completely adore those locations. When it’s a venue we have not previously photographed, if we are able to tour with you, we’d love that – and if not, then we make sure to connect with an event/property manager to discuss details with them before your big day arrives. New venues give us an opportunity to shoot with a fresh lens and there is something very special about that. There are new Wisconsin wedding venues popping up all the time, and we are always SO eager to get our feet in those doors, so please chat with us if that’s you!!

Do we charge a travel fee?

We travel from Milwaukee to Madison without any additional travel fees. We do have a travel fee for weddings located more than 60 miles from our home, so please let us know where your venue is so we can give you a custom quote. That being said, traveling is our love language, so if you’re looking to elope or plan a destination wedding, we would LOVE to hear from you too ๐Ÿ™‚

Additional questions? Let’s hop on a zoom call and we can lay it all out there for you!! Click HERE to inquire for your wedding before your date gets taken!


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