The 7 Best Event Photographers in Milwaukee

There are many events in life — big, small, and in-between and while some are basically a given for photography, some are overlooked. At Peerspace, we think every event has its own story and deserves its own documentation. That’s where the following Milwaukee event photographers come in—they professionally cover your event so you get the best photos, preserve your memories, or if you’re a corporate client, show off the success of your event. There are even a few concert specialists that know how to work with challenging lighting and a couple of photojournalists for a true documentary tale of your bash. 

1. Pat A Robinson

Milwaukee event photographers don’t come as experienced as Pat A Robinson. A photojournalist since 1974, he is the consummate professional and a local legend. After interning with the Associated Press, he went on to work with national publications including the Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, and Life magazine. He has covered historic events and local events alike — and is renowned for his expertise. With so many shots under his belt, you’d expect him to have an intimate knowledge of lighting and composition and you’d be right. Working with top-end lighting gear and with framing coming as second nature Pat is a photographer who knows exactly how to get top-quality shots for every event. His style is documentary and he has never stopped being creative with his work — sometimes using second curtain flash or colored gels if the event calls for a bit of fun. Work with him if you want a visual storyteller and the best of reportage style photography.

2. Louis Troutman

Years as a graphic designer and 3-D artist have given Milwaukee event photographer Louis Troutman a unique perspective. He is continuously creative — playing with off-camera strobes, using color to enhance the mood of an image, and painting with light for images that really wow. He’s both a portrait artist and a documentarian, with a bit of style thrown in there for good measure — a combination which lends itself well to events. We love his concert photography for its wonderfully captured candids that any musical artist would be proud to have on their website. His wedding work is also notable, it’s one of life’s biggest events after all. There he brings his portrait background to the forefront for bridal and couples portraits that you will be proud to display for years to come. 

3. Jamie Robarge

An all-around rockstar of a photographer, Jamie Robarge brings her inventive eye to weddings and other important events. An experienced portrait artist, she plans her shots to reflect the uniqueness of the individual in front of her. She’s one of the few Milwaukee event photographers who focuses on details that may escape the casual viewer. She also collaborates closely with her clients to make sure they have exactly the shots they need. A versatile photographer, covering everything from milestone birthday celebrations to corporate headshots to weddings, she knows how to adapt her style to suit the needs of the shoot while also keeping her unique eye—an impressive feat. She also has experience in branding photography so if you need event photos that can support your message as a company, she’s our top pick.  

4. Noun Commercial Photography

Miranda and Adam are Milwaukee event photographers who founded Noun Photography to promote local businesses. Expertly blending commercial, headshot, and documentary styles, their work stands out for both its consistent mastery of art and the diversity of styles they can accommodate. For events large and small, they work with their clients on a timeline and shot list as well as follow the action to obtain the shots you never knew you needed. They are the perfect choice whether you are a musician looking to document your concerts or a small business that wants to extend your influence with sales-oriented photos. Thanks to their endless creativity and growth as artists, whatever your needs are, they have probably done it dozens of times — you may never need to look for another photographer again. 

5. Front Room Studios

With over 25 years of blending with the art of photography with a passion for telling stories, the Milwaukee event photographers at Front Room Studios make eye-catching photos. They specialize in anything from events, commercial studio photography, and headshots and they do it all with easy and complete polish. With the ability to distill an event into photographs that sell your brand, their work is perfect for company events and portfolios. As a creative outfit, they also provide video services for clients who want to take their marketing to the next level. 

6. White Night

Milwaukee event photographers like James Holvek document the beauty and joys of life. He eventually decided to help other people document their lives and businesses tell their stories and we are oh so glad he did. His work sits at the intersection of art and documentary. He captures the action unfolding in front of his camera and composes shots with precision, adding light painting techniques for an added dose of creativity. We love his concert portraits as well as his wedding work — both events require quick thinking, creativity, and an eye for what makes the event special. 

7. MKE Images

Mark Bertieri is a multi-hyphenate businessman and one of the most prolific Milwaukee event photographers. He is the founder of MKE images, a photography and marketing studio, website developer, graphic artist, and large format printing service, so a one-stop-shop for corporations and small businesses. He’s worked with an A-list clientele including McGraw-Hill Publishing Group, Hearst Publications, and the University of Wisconsin and has been published in dozens of magazines. As one of the top Milwaukee event photographers, he has been responsible for documenting galas, concerts, and sporting matches throughout the city. He’s one of our favorites for his ability to capture the spirit of the event while maintaining his photojournalistic style. With his background in marketing and advertising, if you need promotional materials of any sort, you can trust Mark to take photos that will help you sell. 

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