Life Is Beautiful. Capture Your Memories.
Tristin Rothwell, photographer in the Reedsburg, Wisconsin Dells and BarabooArea. Capturing your memories including baby bumps, newborns, children, seniors in high school, couples, families, weddings, sport team photography, dance studio photos and construction photography.
With seven children come seven times seven photo opportunities-
I guess I began my passion as a mom-o-grapher but my love of photography peaked when we lived in Monterrey, Mexico with our then four small children. While traveling through central Mexico, we wanted to preserve every cultural beauty and detail in our hearts. We were able to bring a little of Mexico home with us through photos and the love of photojournalism began.
But if I go way back... I was the kid who sat for hours with all of the boxes of photos in the hall of my parents house. I would bring a small box of pictures with me on our Sunday drives in the country. My first "job" around 10yrs old was selling wrapping paper and greeting cards to neighbors, so I could buy my own polaroid. I guess I have always LOVED pictures.
Since Mexico, we have added three more children; two adopted and one biological and we take a lot of pictures!!! On a whim a few years back, I took some engagement pics for friends- which led to taking photos at their wedding-which led to him building me a mock website.... and they have continued to encourage me to grow beyond the walls of my own home.... A scary thing for a stay at home mom for the last 18 years, but it is also very exciting to make something my own after all this time.
My favorite photos are taken outdoors. I love to travel around finding unique photo spots outdoors. I have a small studio in my home which is ideal for babies and children, maternity and headshots. It is set up with a 3 head light system, backdrops and props. I am a contract photographer for Friede Construction, Creative Motion Dance, Villaris Self Defense and Signature Steps Dance Studio. I have been trained through the Camera Company in Madison and online photography lessons. I use PhotoShop Cs6 with many actions loaded from Greater Than Gatsby, MCP, Paint The Moon and Florabella. I am a homeschool mom and actually homeschooled myself a ridiculous number of hours on photography and editing.
Your photo session is more than just a gal with a camera who clicks and loads. My sessions are as follows- each step followed for each and every client.
1. Research locations and lighting for your session.
2. Research ideas and poses for your session.
3. Pack up 2 cameras, 6 lenses, filters, batteries, sd cards, props, chairs....etc...
4. Photo Session
5. Pick out the best photos from the session
6. Edit a set number of images. Editing takes about 5-10 minutes per image.
7. Find a title and song for your session
8. Make a slideshow of your images with a song.
9. Upload your images to my online gallery.
10. Burn a CD for you. Create the handmade packaging and print release.
wa-la. time invested per session- 6+ hours
Full time, I homeschool my kiddos until high school. I live in Reedsburg, Wisconsin with my husband, Mike and children~Olivia, Gretta, Ella, Dayne, Diego, Yerly and Jude.