Network of Inspiration: BossBabes | Lake Geneva, WI Area

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The Lake Geneva, WI area is filled with beauty. LG proper and the surrounding towns boast the sort of picturesque landscapes that make the Midwest so iconic – rolling hills, quaint farmland, and freshwater lakes rife with wildlife. It’s no wonder families travel from all over the Midwest to vacation and live in this friendly little haven. Natural features and iconic landscapes are only a part of the story here, however. Just north of the Illinois/Wisconsin border, lies a burgeoning creative […]

2016: The Power Of Perseverance

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2016: Perseverance by Jen Schildgen

One of the fun, semi-motivational activities a few individuals from my circle of friends have adopted is the practice of choosing a theme for each year. While relatively simple, the act of theming one’s year brings about the opportunity to focus clearly and concisely upon the greater scope and outcome one wishes to achieve. It is a way of effectively condensing all of the New Years resolutions we’ve presumably just made for ourselves, along with our hopes, dreams, and disappointments […]

Williams Bay | Spring Engagement Session | Kristin and Mike

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Sunny Spring Engagement Session

It all started with an Oreo. And when it comes to love stories, there are few better ways to begin than that. Mike met Dan in college, over guitars and Yellowcard. And when Dan introduced Mike to his sister, Kristin, who happened to be enjoying some flavored Oreos at the time, it was intrigue at first sight, and the birth of an inside joke. A few Facebook messages later, and the two were hanging out, playing games and eating pizza — […]

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

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A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang: I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be. Mother’s Day is drawing near, and as we pause to remember how much our mums have done for us over the years, one question stands out: What’s the perfect gift to show mom (or the […]

Studio Headshots

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womens studio headshots BlueVerve Studio Photography

Lora walked into my studio with a warm smile and a pair of Ed Hardy chucks, and from moment one, I knew she’d be great to work with. As an ordained nondenominational minister with the My Best Ceremony team (which happens to be comprised of some of the finest ministers in the Lake Geneva, southern Wisconsin, and northern Illinois area), Lora helps couples create their perfect wedding day by performing custom wedding ceremonies. She is a warm, kindhearted individual with a […]

Professional Headshots: Building Trust Through Imagery

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Having a professional headshot taken goes a step above and beyond when it comes to furthering your personal branding, which in turn, builds trust and a level of respect between your online presence and potential clients and customers. You are showing your client that their first impression matters to you, a gesture from which they will garner a quiet, comforting level of respect for you. Recently, I had the great pleasure of photographing Dave, who was looking to give his […]

Headshots And Branding Are Crucial

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Jen Schildgen, Portrait Photographer, BlueVerve Studio

Those of you who know me or follow along regularly here at BlueVerve Studio probably know that in addition to photography, I still do a lot of work as an artist, both in the digital and traditional sense. One of the services I offer as an artist is web design, and without a doubt, one of the most crucial aspects of web design and online presence these days is branding with imagery. Whether you’re an individual providing a service, a […]

A Lovely Autumn Wedding | Wedding and Event Photography

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Wedding Party, Autumn Wedding, Lords Park Pavilion, Elgin, IL

Last weekend, as autumn leaves swirled about on crisp, clean breezes, and sunshine warmed the interior of Lords Park Pavilion, two of my favorite people awoke among friends, and prepared to marry one another. It was a day that their community of loved ones had long awaited. A day that the happy couple had planned almost entirely on their own, but was filled with the help of many close, helping hands. And as for atmosphere, it could not have been a more […]

Yoga Seva Website | Commercial Photography and Headshots

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One of the more rewarding aspects of being a photographer is being able to provide other small businesses the imagery they need to promote their staff and services. On the surface, commercial photography and headshots may not seem the most glamorous of services, but seeing the value they provide makes them hugely worthwhile. Not to mention, the wide array of truly unique and wonderful people I get to meet in the process. Each company out there has a culture, and […]