Rick and Katja Wright run three photography related businesses based in Milwaukee, WI. Iris Imprints Photography, Inc, Iris Boudoir and Iris Studios.
The couple met in college. Both had parents that loved taking photos and soon they were chasing sunsets with their film SLRs. By 2012 their passion for portraits led to leaving their corporate careers to create Iris Imprints Photography, Inc. Boudoir quickly became their genre of choice as they realized how empowering and transformative the experience they provide is to their clients. Iris Boudoir was born.
Not long after, they decided to look for a studio of their own. After months of searching, a perfect spot in the trendy Historic Third Ward district was uncovered even before it hit the market. After opening the studio in June of 2018, Iris Studios grew to offer workshops and host events.
Rick and Katja are both internationally published. His specialities include: advanced lighting techniques, composition and posing. Rick is also a Gear-head who loves keeping up on advancements in tech and trying out new equipment and techniques. Katja excels at styling, advanced posing techniques, editing and retouching. A key to their success is helping clients feel comfortable in front of the lens. That connection helps capture natural expressions and the personality of each subject. They’re a solid team, complimenting each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Together, they create stunning images that capture each client’s confidence, personality and beauty. Their goal with each client is always the same – to exceed expectations every time!
They teach throughout the year in hands-on workshops where they share what they’ve learned and perfected over the years. Last year they taught over 30 workshops in Milwaukee, St Louis, Chicago and Antioch, IL. Their workshop and class attendees describe learning from the Wrights as, “fun, informative & inspiring” and the atmosphere as, “warm & welcoming.” When they’re not working as artists, they’re cheering on their three kids; Aubrey, Nadia and Grant or enjoying live music at a concert or festival. You can learn more about Rick and Katja at www.irisboudoir.com,www.irisimprintsphotography.com