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Art always facinated me growing up.  My uncle was great at drawing and I distinctly remember him showing me how to draw eyes when I was maybe 8 or 9 years old.  While I loved it, I wasn't as good as I had hoped.  As life went on, I found myself more drawn to cameras.  My dad had one of those fully manual film SLRs as long as I can remember.  Slowly but surely my passion for art came through in my photography.  When people started commenting that I should do this for a living, I knew I had found my calling.  Making people look and feel great about themselves is extremely satisfying!  No matter where life leads me, you'll find a camera nearby.  Hope you enjoy our work!

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Hey there and welcome!  

We’re a portrait photography studio serving the Milwaukee, WI and surrounding areas.  We also serve Chicago and Madison so be sure to ask about our travel packages.

We specialize in family, maternity and high school seniors, but also offer wedding, event and newborn photography.  For small business, we offer things like head shots, logos and branding.  Our sister company, Iris Boudoir, focuses on women portraiture and you can find the link below.

Our mission is to provide our clients with quality portraits and amazing customer service!  You’ll find we have a very classic and timeless feel to our images.  But our focus is YOU!  We’ve teamed up with some of the best labs in the country, and while you will always receive a digital file of each image purchased, we like to leave you with gorgeous prints & products.  (We have plenty of samples to show you!)  Don’t worry, we do all the ordering for you.  Delivery day around here is a little like Christmas morning!




Hi there!  I’m Katja and am the founder and lead photographer here at Iris Imprints!  I started this company in 2012, and while its been challenging running my own small business while having 3 young kids at home, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.  I love capturing important moments, or just freezing time for those parents seeing their children grow up too fast!  These days everything seems to be thrown out so quickly.  What I love to do for my clients is show them how photogenic they can really be!  My camera doesn’t add 10lbs, and I make sure my posing gives you a confidence boost!  

I LOVE photoshop!  But don’t worry.  I don’t make my clients look like plastic dolls.  I see it more as a tool in creating interesting pieces of art and adding that little extra to your images.  If you’re a fellow photographer, I do offer retouching!


Rick, my husband, is our co-owner and photographer.  He is the lead photographer for Iris Boudoir, and his specialty is boudoir and glamour.  Together we make a great team!  He’s an expert on camera equipment.  You can view his work at http://www.irisboudoir.com.  Katja does the editing and retouching for both companies.


We make a great team!  In the summer time, you might see us at a music festival (been to more than we can count!) or enjoying a swim in the pool.  In the winter we cheer on the Packers in front of the fireplace.  We could live on red wine and sushi!  

We hope to talk to you soon, and see what might be able to do for you!