About Front Room Studios

Your go-to creative studio

We capture creative imagery for companies, individuals, and families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and around the world!

25 Years

We’re experienced and exceptional at what we do.

9+ Million

Photos taken and countless smiles captured, seriously.

100k+

Dollars and talent we’ve donated to charities.

7 In-Studio Staff

A small in-studio team and 13 extended team members.

17 Pets

Between fur, feathers, and scales, we love our animals.

Get to know us

Meet The Team

Neil Kiekhofer

owner, Co-founder

Amanda Press

photographer,
Production artist

Eron Laber

co-Founder,
photographer

Lidia Sharapova

Photographer

Kelly Aunkst

Operations Manager,
Miracle Worker

Shannon Richmond

Client Experience Director

Extended team

Shannon

Photographer

Calfa

Photographer

Darin

Photographer

Claudio

Photographer

Yevgeniya

Photographer

Brigette

Photographer

Andre

Photographer

Kyle

Video editor

Taran

Videographer

Xavier

Videographer

Freddy

Videographer

Gina

Assistant

Troy

Assistant

Front Room was started in a little apartment in 1996.

Through the years, a tight-knit team of passionate photographers and videographers was built to tell stories all over Milwaukee and the world.

People with incredible camera skills, who thrive in new challenges, and who LOVE to find new ways to surprise and wow people.

We are in Bay View now — storytelling every day with photos and films. And boy do we love it!

We have the best clients in the world and the best job ever.

Whether we’re photographing you, your company, or your family, we are here to capture it all. You’ll be thrilled with the imagery we create for you.

Our mission

Our mission is to serve people, businesses, and communities with imagery that moves them. To constantly challenge ourselves, never become stagnant, and strive for excellence in all we do.

Integrity

We are people of integrity and it is evident in everything we do. To us, this means treating everyone with honesty and respect, being reliable and trustworthy. We use our camera skills for good — our high standards are upheld through the people and businesses we work with.

Generosity

We are endlessly giving our time, talent, and energy to others. We are also generous in our philanthropic efforts, giving back to the community and supporting causes we believe in financially and with our work.

Empowerment

For us, an important part of being a photographer is making others feel comfortable and good about themselves. We are welcoming of any person in front of our lens. Our goal is to listen, help build confidence, and hope that everyone leaves our presence feeling uplifted.

Optimism

We’re known for being miracle workers. Endlessly ambitious, with relentless optimism, and somehow always exceeding expectations. We see challenges as opportunities because we know everything is figure-out-able.

Our Process

Most people have never had professional pictures taken or worked with a photographer before. It can be a daunting experience searching for the right people to capture the imagery you need.

Our expert staff will guide you through the whole process, making planning your photoshoot easy and painless. On the day of your session, one of our highly skilled and personable photographers will beautifully capture all of the imagery you want and need, all while making you feel at ease in front of the camera.

We’ll take care of the hard stuff, you just show up and smile.

01     Discovery & Planning

First we take the time to learn about you, your project, and the who, what, where, when, and why behind it. We’re here to help you plan and execute your vision. And, of course, we welcome you to the Front Room family.

02     Photoshoot Day!

Our favorite part! We’ll use our experience to guide the session and creative problem solve on the fly as needed. We’ll joke and laugh and make you feel totally at ease in front of the camera.

03     Deliver & Enjoy

Before you know it, your photos and videos will be ready to share with the world. In addition to digital files, we also offer finished pieces such as albums, gift prints, and more.

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Let’s Get Started!