photography: non-traditional, photographic storyteller
Your story is as unique as you are, therefore so should your images be. Please do not hire our services because we have a fancy camera. We mix modern and contemporary with a twist of traditional. We are committed to providing you with a high standard of quality portraiture and will settle for nothing less than perfect. Quality that will exceed your expectations. Building long standing relationships is our goal. Our focus is creating heirlooms to last a lifetime.
philosophy: our style is relaxed, non-obtrusive
Online survey for past clients describe experience as:
"super fun," -"extremely great customer service,"- "we just love her!"- "all of our experiences have been awesome," -"even my husband had a good time," -"very happy with all of the options we were given." "always pleased...especially with her patience with our son."- "she goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect."- "well worth the price. you won't regret it!"- "you always make sure clients are satisfied, and final products are perfect!"- "came into our home and perfectly sized prints for our own wall."- "beautiful, beautiful work and framing!" "her personality is wonderful. she sure knows how to work with people."
about the artist
Kari (Steinhilber) Pagel, a central Wisconsin based portrait artist with over 14 years of experience full time in the field of photography, has worked as a portrait consultant for a respected studio since 2002 after graduating with a degree in Photography (having learned on a 4x5 large format film camera). She has worked hard for the last 10 years to open the doors to Steinies Photique.
She is a member of the Wisconsin Professional Photographer Association, has been a part of the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (infant bereavement photography), and continues her education through seminars and classes each year. She has studied with some of the industries best and most respected individuals. She will gladly donate to any community organization or benefit.
When she's not working in the studio she can be found hanging out with her husband and two sons at baseball, hockey games, and fishing. She loves to garden and is constantly digging in the dirt of the backyard studio. Her prop closet is stuffed full of repurposed and painted treasures from consignment or trash sales.