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Sarah & Ritesh

So as some of you might remember I did engagement photos for Sarah and Ritesh a few months back. (Blog Here) . Awesome couple, I could really say that until my face turns blue, really.  While we were shooting their E-Session they were talking about the wedding and how it was in India, in Ritesh’s home town. The only thing I could think about for a few days after was how I wanted to go to India and follow these two around (Not in the stalker way), but in the “Make awesome photos way” .  Of course this didn’t happen. We all saw that coming now didn’t we?

So……. Fast forward a few months. I’m poking around on Facebook, and who doesn’t?  I get a message on Facebook chat from Ritesh asking if I would photograph their wedding reception here in Milwaukee. Of course I would. Who wouldn’t want to photograph an awesome couple on one of the happiest days of their lives?

Here are some photos from the big day!


Free Senior Portrait Give-a-way!

I am pretty sure you are asking yourself if you are reading that right? Well you are!

To start off 2010 I am giving away one (1) free Senior Portrait package valued at over $500 dollars to one lucky senior or soon to be senior!

“How do I get in on this?” you ask! Well this part is easy.

Submit your name, age, city you live in, and why you should be chosen for the give-a-way. Include your activities in school, your hobbies, favorite foods, etc!

If you have some awesomely whacky talents let me know as well!

This drawing will go through March 20th 2010! Hurry and get your email submission in as soon as possible! Also if you are not a senior or soon to be senior please feel free to spread the word or nominate someone.

Please submit all submissions to

Also please include a photo that can be used to announce the winner!

all the best!


Kellie – Senior Portraits

Here are some Senior Portraits for you viewing pleasure!

Kellie and I had been trying to find a day that worked for the both of us. Me, a busy photographer in the IT field and Kellie a Senior in High School… Enough said.

Today just happened to be a tad on the chilly side, Maybe 20 degrees? Maybe.. We decided to make the rounds around the Milwaukee Art Museum and down into the Third Ward of Milwaukee.
Kellie and Mom were definitely troopers..

Some quick words of advice, Do NOT sit on cold granite in 20 degree weather. My bottom is still cold. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Here are some of the pure awesomeness that was concocted…


Kellie - Senior Portraits

Kellie - Senior Portraits

Kellie - Senior Portraits

Kellie - Senior Portraits

Kellie - Senior Portraits

Sarah & Ritesh – E-Session

As of late I have really come to the conclusion that I love taking peoples photographs, More so Engagement Sessions and Weddings. So I take every chance I can to do either of them….. Sarah and Ritesh reminded my why I love doing this… 

These two had some of the more awesome chemistry between each other, You could really see the love. Just the way they looked at and talked to each other made it evident.

They were are a short time frame for when the photos needed to be done.. (Under a week from when I first received Ritesh’s email). I had to figure out a way to make this work. It can be hard for me to schedule something so fast due to my daytime 9 to 5. I work in retail and the only time that I had free around the time that they needed the photos was the day after the day after Thanksgiving… Before Noon as I had to be to work by then..

Ritesh and I decided on 6am (I am definitely not a morning person)! 

I met Ritesh and his Fiance Sarah in front of the Milwaukee Art Museum..and awesomeness ensued!



Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh

Sarah & Ritesh | Rob Gustafson Photography - March 25, 2010 - 10:28 am

[…] as some of you might remember I did engagement photos for Sarah and Ritesh a few months back. (Blog Here) . Awesome couple, I could really say that until my face turns blue, really.  While we were […]

Help Portrait Milwaukee 2009

I thought I would take a blog post and use it for a little different of a cause this time around..

I want to take a moment and promote and little project that I have been working on with a few other AWESOME photogs. Matt, Erik, Leon, and myself have been working on putting together a local event on the premise and ideals of

“What the heck is it?” you make ask. Well its fairly simple and can do a WHOLE lot of good. Its as easy as 1) Take someones photo 2) Print the photo 3) Give them the photo . Easy enough right?

I know what your thinking, “Who are you taking photos of?” and “Whats so special about a photo?” … Well let me explain.. We are taking photos of the less fortunate.. By this I mean someone who might not have access to a quality photograph. Some one that might be in need, Some one who might be homeless, Someone who may be in a shelter for some reason or another, or simply someone who has fallen on hard times. thats who.

So whats so special about a photo? Well think of it this way.. Why do you own a camera? …. To capture a memory.. a moment.. Good or Bad..  We are focusing on the good.  We want the folks that we are photographing to feel good about themselves everytime they look at the photo that we have given to them.. To feel good when times are hard… and to remember that there is always a bit of good out there. Also to show them the beauty that is with in.

After reading this does this change your mind about “Just a picture?”  It did for me.

Read this little post here and see how much that “Picture” can change someones life

Matt, Erik, Leon, and Myself have done a bit of leg work to make this a success. We have a studio that have been donated by Josh London. The studio is in the River West area of Milwaukee and is very close to the downtown area.  We have also been able to secure so local sponsors as well to help offset the cost of this awesome cause and we are still looking for anyone else who may be interested in helping one way or another. After the sponsors are all confirmed I will definitely post the names of the places and give them due credit for helping this become a reality.

A few nights after we all talked about this and how much awesomeness it is going to be, I created a website called to help keep everyone informed on the status of the event.  Please check it every so often for updates. I will try to updated every day or so. Please visit and leave some comments to show your support.

During an Organizational meeting about a week ago at a local Starbucks, There was mention of making this official and becoming a 501c Non-profit.  I would just like to update everyone and announce that we are in talks with the Director of Buckworks ( James Carlson, and they would like to become a fiscal sponsor , and have us operate under them as an official non profit organization. This would allow us to receive charitable donations and allow them to be taken as a tax write off. This will also allow us to have a place to have monthly meetings, hold events, and a whole lot more. Keep an eye out on the site for more updates.

If you think this sounds like a lot of stuff that has happened, your right. This has all transpired in under 2 weeks and we are almost fully organized. Amazing help from all has been the key.

If you think you may know someone that might want to help with the event or would even benefit from it, Please feel free to email me at

Thanks you for taking the time to read this and we wish you all the best


DAD - November 27, 2009 - 5:42 pm

What can i do, other than stay away.

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