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Ideal Impressions Photography

Lake Geneva , WI
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1221 Geneva National Avenue South
Lake Geneva, WI 53147 US (map)

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262-729-3191
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Ideal Impressions specializes in wedding photography, offering clients extraordinary packages that provide matchless value and immediate digital results. Same day slideshows,... Read more
Ideal Impressions specializes in wedding photography, offering clients extraordinary packages that provide matchless value and immediate digital results. Same day slideshows, videography, photoshop enhancements, and outstanding service make us the most sought after photographers in southern Wisconsin. Visit www.idealimpressionsphotography.com to learn more. Read less
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What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Proofs

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
The photographers with Ideal Impressions are absolutely incredible. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. We had the great pleasure of working with Ryan and Scottie. What a great team! We had A LOT of family photos to get through and these two made it a stress-free process from start to finish. They were certainly not afraid to get their hands dirty either. They did whatever it took to get just the right shot; including jumping in the lake! The timeless photos that we have will be treasured forever.
The photographers with Ideal Impressions are absolutely incredible. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. We Read more...
The photographers with Ideal Impressions are absolutely incredible. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. We had the great pleasure of working with Ryan and Scottie. What a great team! We had A LOT of family photos to get through and these two made it a stress-free process from start to finish. They were certainly not afraid to get their hands dirty either. They did whatever it took to get just the right shot; including jumping in the lake! The timeless photos that we have will be treasured forever. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
12/31/2016
5.0/5.0
If you are contemplating booking Ideal Impressions for your big day STOP and just book them! And if you are just starting to look, look no further than this review. Ideal Impressions is more than we could have ever asked for from a photography service for our wedding. From the first time I contacted Ryan he was so responsive, friendly, and genuinely excited to hear about our wedding, the dreams we had for our day, and the pictures we hoped to come from it. After booking, he was constantly in touch throughout our engagement whether it was engagement pictures, meeting for coffee to see how wedding plans were coming, or finalizing details as the wedding day got closer...I truly felt like he put as big a priority on making sure our day was perfect as we did.

When the wedding day finally arrived Ryan and Joe were nothing short of amazing. They came early (one to where the guys were getting ready and one to the girls) to make sure to capture those pictures that couldn't be seen by my husband and I otherwise. We had a large party (9 standing up on each side and 2 ushers), not to mention two LARGE families, and pictures after the ceremony were a breeze. My MIL could not stop talking about how quick and professional they were in organizing the groups and just getting everyone on their way. Trust me when I say you want your pictures to be fabulous but you don't want to have to spend your whole wedding day taking them!

On top of a large wedding party came a large wedding--we sat 450 for dinner. I couldn't believe how Ryan and Joe managed to get pictures of nearly all of our guests and a perk to Ideal Impressions is that all photos are available for guests to view so our guests could view and purchase professional pictures of themselves from that day. Ideal Impressions is truly the complete package when it comes to wedding photography and we are forever grateful for the memories that we will have to view for a lifetime. Thank you so much!! -Andrea & Aaron
If you are contemplating booking Ideal Impressions for your big day STOP and just book them! And if you are just starting Read more...
If you are contemplating booking Ideal Impressions for your big day STOP and just book them! And if you are just starting to look, look no further than this review. Ideal Impressions is more than we could have ever asked for from a photography service for our wedding. From the first time I contacted Ryan he was so responsive, friendly, and genuinely excited to hear about our wedding, the dreams we had for our day, and the pictures we hoped to come from it. After booking, he was constantly in touch throughout our engagement whether it was engagement pictures, meeting for coffee to see how wedding plans were coming, or finalizing details as the wedding day got closer...I truly felt like he put as big a priority on making sure our day was perfect as we did.

When the wedding day finally arrived Ryan and Joe were nothing short of amazing. They came early (one to where the guys were getting ready and one to the girls) to make sure to capture those pictures that couldn't be seen by my husband and I otherwise. We had a large party (9 standing up on each side and 2 ushers), not to mention two LARGE families, and pictures after the ceremony were a breeze. My MIL could not stop talking about how quick and professional they were in organizing the groups and just getting everyone on their way. Trust me when I say you want your pictures to be fabulous but you don't want to have to spend your whole wedding day taking them!

On top of a large wedding party came a large wedding--we sat 450 for dinner. I couldn't believe how Ryan and Joe managed to get pictures of nearly all of our guests and a perk to Ideal Impressions is that all photos are available for guests to view so our guests could view and purchase professional pictures of themselves from that day. Ideal Impressions is truly the complete package when it comes to wedding photography and we are forever grateful for the memories that we will have to view for a lifetime. Thank you so much!! -Andrea & Aaron Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Paola
Wedding:
12/17/2016
5.0/5.0
This is the third Family wedding Ideal Impressions Photography has photographed. Ryan and Scottie are ridiculously talented! Professional, organized, and extremely creative! They took the time to really understand our style and it reflected on the photos...perfection! Within hours after our first photo shoot, they had pictures printed and framed for our families to see! Unreal.

It was also a genuine pleasure working with them, love their personalities. I highly recommend them, they are in our mind, obligatory!
This is the third Family wedding Ideal Impressions Photography has photographed. Ryan and Scottie are ridiculously Read more...
This is the third Family wedding Ideal Impressions Photography has photographed. Ryan and Scottie are ridiculously talented! Professional, organized, and extremely creative! They took the time to really understand our style and it reflected on the photos...perfection! Within hours after our first photo shoot, they had pictures printed and framed for our families to see! Unreal.

It was also a genuine pleasure working with them, love their personalities. I highly recommend them, they are in our mind, obligatory! Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
11/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about Ideal Impressions, we worked with Scottie from the very beginning through our entire wedding! Selecting our photographer was one of the most important decisions we made and we quickly knew we made the right one. Our mini engagement session with Scottie was relaxing and fun! Not to mention the pictures turned out great!! Leading up to the day we talked a lot to finalize the timeline for the day which helped things run so smoothly!!! On the day of we had Scottie and Joel with us which we are so thankful for! It's really hard to put into words how grateful we were to have them be a part of our day! We had so much fun with pictures the day of and so did our wedding party!!! It all was very apparent when we saw them after! First being with the photo fusion at our reception...this is a must! It not only turned out amazing but people were so impressed. We got access to our pictures pretty much immediately which turned out PERFECT!!! I mean there are like no bad pictures!! We would highly recommend Ideal Impressions we can't wait to use them for future life events! Thank you again Scottie for making this entire experience so wonderful for us!!! You not only captured the most important moments of our life that will last us a lifetime but you provided advice and actually we consider you a friend now. You are the best and I wish we could do it all over again!!
We cannot say enough good things about Ideal Impressions, we worked with Scottie from the very beginning through our Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about Ideal Impressions, we worked with Scottie from the very beginning through our entire wedding! Selecting our photographer was one of the most important decisions we made and we quickly knew we made the right one. Our mini engagement session with Scottie was relaxing and fun! Not to mention the pictures turned out great!! Leading up to the day we talked a lot to finalize the timeline for the day which helped things run so smoothly!!! On the day of we had Scottie and Joel with us which we are so thankful for! It's really hard to put into words how grateful we were to have them be a part of our day! We had so much fun with pictures the day of and so did our wedding party!!! It all was very apparent when we saw them after! First being with the photo fusion at our reception...this is a must! It not only turned out amazing but people were so impressed. We got access to our pictures pretty much immediately which turned out PERFECT!!! I mean there are like no bad pictures!! We would highly recommend Ideal Impressions we can't wait to use them for future life events! Thank you again Scottie for making this entire experience so wonderful for us!!! You not only captured the most important moments of our life that will last us a lifetime but you provided advice and actually we consider you a friend now. You are the best and I wish we could do it all over again!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Kelli
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Totally worth the money! Definitely work spending the extra bucks for more hours too. We worked with Scottie Peterson, and assistant photographer Joel and they did such a great job!!! Very personable and SO MUCH FUN!! Our photos and video turned out so beautiful and received so many compliments by friends and family. You will want to work with these guys!!
Totally worth the money! Definitely work spending the extra bucks for more hours too. We worked with Scottie Peterson, and Read more...
Totally worth the money! Definitely work spending the extra bucks for more hours too. We worked with Scottie Peterson, and assistant photographer Joel and they did such a great job!!! Very personable and SO MUCH FUN!! Our photos and video turned out so beautiful and received so many compliments by friends and family. You will want to work with these guys!! Read less
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Bridget
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin!?!?! First I should let everyone know that my mom and I are kinda those crazy wedding people who lived and breathed wedding planning for the past year and wanted everything to be PERFECT. We met with at least 5 photographers and there was always something wrong - they wouldn't stay past 10PM, they wouldn't make us an album, they only have a team of 1, but would hire an amateur to be their asst for the big day... etc.
Then we met SCOTTIE! He literally made ALL of our dreams come true. I need to list all the reasons why I love Ideal Impressions...
1. We fell in love with Scottie immediately. He had such a fun and caring personality! He shared in our passion for my wedding. He UNDERSTOOD that this day was a realllllyyyy big deal for us! He made us feel that we could absolutely rest assure that he was going to knock it out of the park. AND OH MY GOD DID HE EVER!
2. I really wanted our engagement photos to be taken where Danny proposed to me. SO even though it was over an hour drive for Scottie...he made it happen! It was supposed to be a 30 minute shoot and after hours of taking photos he was still hanging out with our families, eating pizza, laughing, having a great time. He never made us feel that he was just there to get the cash and go! He was literally a part of our family during this entire process. The pictures turned out incredible and we had TONS of options to use for save the dates, cards, gifts. There was no limit to how many pictures we would receive from Ideal Impressions - which is something I haven't seen with many companies!
3. Leading up to the big day I would receive phone calls and texts from Scottie about how excited he was to shoot our wedding. He is an incredibly genuine person who once again just made me feel so comfortable to have him be my photographer on the biggest day of my life.
4. OKAY, so the wedding day!! Scottie shows up with an entire team of amazing people!! They were all nicer than the next! Super professional
Where do I begin!?!?! First I should let everyone know that my mom and I are kinda those crazy wedding people who lived Read more...
Where do I begin!?!?! First I should let everyone know that my mom and I are kinda those crazy wedding people who lived and breathed wedding planning for the past year and wanted everything to be PERFECT. We met with at least 5 photographers and there was always something wrong - they wouldn't stay past 10PM, they wouldn't make us an album, they only have a team of 1, but would hire an amateur to be their asst for the big day... etc.
Then we met SCOTTIE! He literally made ALL of our dreams come true. I need to list all the reasons why I love Ideal Impressions...
1. We fell in love with Scottie immediately. He had such a fun and caring personality! He shared in our passion for my wedding. He UNDERSTOOD that this day was a realllllyyyy big deal for us! He made us feel that we could absolutely rest assure that he was going to knock it out of the park. AND OH MY GOD DID HE EVER!
2. I really wanted our engagement photos to be taken where Danny proposed to me. SO even though it was over an hour drive for Scottie...he made it happen! It was supposed to be a 30 minute shoot and after hours of taking photos he was still hanging out with our families, eating pizza, laughing, having a great time. He never made us feel that he was just there to get the cash and go! He was literally a part of our family during this entire process. The pictures turned out incredible and we had TONS of options to use for save the dates, cards, gifts. There was no limit to how many pictures we would receive from Ideal Impressions - which is something I haven't seen with many companies!
3. Leading up to the big day I would receive phone calls and texts from Scottie about how excited he was to shoot our wedding. He is an incredibly genuine person who once again just made me feel so comfortable to have him be my photographer on the biggest day of my life.
4. OKAY, so the wedding day!! Scottie shows up with an entire team of amazing people!! They were all nicer than the next! Super professional Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
We just had our daughter's wedding with Scottie and his team on October 1, 2016. The first time I met Scottie I knew there something very special about him. He was very engaging, fun to be with and you just knew on The Big Day he would be very easy and relaxing to be with. During the months leading up to the wedding he went out of his way to make you feel like your wedding was the only one on the planet!! He spent many hours with us to produce the most beautiful engagement photos we have ever seen. He went above and beyond driving a long distance to make the photos very personal at the location we chose. By the time Scottie left that night, we were not just doing business with him but he was our friend. He has a wonderful personality that you just love to be around. He came out another night and met us to make the video shown at the reception extra special . So far this has been about Scottie personally. Now for his talent as a photographer. He is a story teller with his photos that will make everyone cry and did I mention we had all 2500 pictures the morning after the wedding and new profile pics inserted on the bride and groom's Facebook pages. He captured every moment exquisitely and made such an impression on our guests that they were coming up to us and asking who he was and what company we had chosen . Oh and did I mention that he stayed with us for 14 hours when he just moved last weekend and had a new baby just a few weeks ago. It doesn't get better than Scottie. Lastly you MUST get the PHOTOFUSION from Ideal Impressions. It completely makes your reception rock. Call Ideal now and ask for Scottie. No bride and groom could have a better experience on their wedding day then SCOTTIE and his team!!!!
We just had our daughter's wedding with Scottie and his team on October 1, 2016. The first time I met Scottie I knew there Read more...
We just had our daughter's wedding with Scottie and his team on October 1, 2016. The first time I met Scottie I knew there something very special about him. He was very engaging, fun to be with and you just knew on The Big Day he would be very easy and relaxing to be with. During the months leading up to the wedding he went out of his way to make you feel like your wedding was the only one on the planet!! He spent many hours with us to produce the most beautiful engagement photos we have ever seen. He went above and beyond driving a long distance to make the photos very personal at the location we chose. By the time Scottie left that night, we were not just doing business with him but he was our friend. He has a wonderful personality that you just love to be around. He came out another night and met us to make the video shown at the reception extra special . So far this has been about Scottie personally. Now for his talent as a photographer. He is a story teller with his photos that will make everyone cry and did I mention we had all 2500 pictures the morning after the wedding and new profile pics inserted on the bride and groom's Facebook pages. He captured every moment exquisitely and made such an impression on our guests that they were coming up to us and asking who he was and what company we had chosen . Oh and did I mention that he stayed with us for 14 hours when he just moved last weekend and had a new baby just a few weeks ago. It doesn't get better than Scottie. Lastly you MUST get the PHOTOFUSION from Ideal Impressions. It completely makes your reception rock. Call Ideal now and ask for Scottie. No bride and groom could have a better experience on their wedding day then SCOTTIE and his team!!!! Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
This is continued from Bridget's review - I hadn't even gotten to the wedding day yet and ran out of space about how amazing Ideal Impressions is!
SO THE WEDDING DAY! Scottie and his team were amazing. They captured shots I didn't even know existed. They caught every moment. They were somehow everywhere at all times.
We decided to get the Photo Fusion video, which I was very unsure about. How could they possibly make a decent video from the day that we could show at our Reception only a few hours later?! I mean seriously. Well, I was SO SO wrong. I can't even put into words how amazing the video was. Danny and I have watched it at least 100 times in the past few days. Our guests were AMAZED. They could not believe what they were seeing! Strangers have watched it and cried. You HAVE to get the Photo Fusion! You will NOT regret it! I would pay a million dollars for it if I had to! It was such a great addition to make our Reception unique and special. Scottie and his team stayed much later than originally planned (because once again - they never made you feel like it was about the contract/cash which I found with LOTS of my vendors).
Here's probably the craziest part. I woke up the day after my wedding obviously in pure bliss! I wanted to text Scottie and ask if he could send me the Photo Fusion video, but thought ...hey...he literally got home after midnight...I'll give him a break! Minutes later I receive a text from Scottie...with the video...and EVERY SINGLE PHOTO from our wedding day already edited and ready to go! HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THIS? People wait months for their photos and I had every moment in my hands the morning after my wedding! I immediately posted all of them to Facebook and people could not believe that they were seeing our photos from the big day hours after it happened.

I could go on and on, but I hope everyone got the point. You need to choose Scottie and Ideal Impressions!
This is continued from Bridget's review - I hadn't even gotten to the wedding day yet and ran out of space about how Read more...
This is continued from Bridget's review - I hadn't even gotten to the wedding day yet and ran out of space about how amazing Ideal Impressions is!
SO THE WEDDING DAY! Scottie and his team were amazing. They captured shots I didn't even know existed. They caught every moment. They were somehow everywhere at all times.
We decided to get the Photo Fusion video, which I was very unsure about. How could they possibly make a decent video from the day that we could show at our Reception only a few hours later?! I mean seriously. Well, I was SO SO wrong. I can't even put into words how amazing the video was. Danny and I have watched it at least 100 times in the past few days. Our guests were AMAZED. They could not believe what they were seeing! Strangers have watched it and cried. You HAVE to get the Photo Fusion! You will NOT regret it! I would pay a million dollars for it if I had to! It was such a great addition to make our Reception unique and special. Scottie and his team stayed much later than originally planned (because once again - they never made you feel like it was about the contract/cash which I found with LOTS of my vendors).
Here's probably the craziest part. I woke up the day after my wedding obviously in pure bliss! I wanted to text Scottie and ask if he could send me the Photo Fusion video, but thought ...hey...he literally got home after midnight...I'll give him a break! Minutes later I receive a text from Scottie...with the video...and EVERY SINGLE PHOTO from our wedding day already edited and ready to go! HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THIS? People wait months for their photos and I had every moment in my hands the morning after my wedding! I immediately posted all of them to Facebook and people could not believe that they were seeing our photos from the big day hours after it happened.

I could go on and on, but I hope everyone got the point. You need to choose Scottie and Ideal Impressions! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Becky
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Ideal Impressions Photography! Heather was such a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to our wedding and also on the wedding day. I received my pictures the day after the wedding and I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for capturing our special day!!!
I highly recommend Ideal Impressions Photography! Heather was such a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to our Read more...
I highly recommend Ideal Impressions Photography! Heather was such a pleasure to work with in the months leading up to our wedding and also on the wedding day. I received my pictures the day after the wedding and I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for capturing our special day!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We booked Scottie with Ideal Impressions for our wedding in Lake Geneva. We think the pictures are really the only thing you get to keep from your wedding, so we wanted to make sure we had not only the person that had the skill to take good pictures, but someone who's personality we meshed with. It was important to us that the photog was able to make us comfortable and help us take good high quality pictures, especially since neither of us is any good at taking pictures - so awkward! With that being said, we budgeted more money for our photographer than anything else, we thought it was the most important thing.

We met with three photographers, Scottie was the clear winner. He was not the cheapest, but we still think we got a great value. We LOVE our pictures and could not be happier with how they turned out. Scottie and his team were with us for almost 12 hours and they worked hard the whole time. It's evident in how the pictures turned out as well as the number of people that told us how awesome they were.

Our advice to you would be to make sure you speak to several different photographers, and that you speak to your ACTUAL photographer. It's very important that the person you are spending that much time with be someone that you mesh with. They need to be able to tell you when you're doing things wrong and help you through the process. Scottie and his team were definitely that for us and we could not recommend them more.
We booked Scottie with Ideal Impressions for our wedding in Lake Geneva. We think the pictures are really the only thing Read more...
We booked Scottie with Ideal Impressions for our wedding in Lake Geneva. We think the pictures are really the only thing you get to keep from your wedding, so we wanted to make sure we had not only the person that had the skill to take good pictures, but someone who's personality we meshed with. It was important to us that the photog was able to make us comfortable and help us take good high quality pictures, especially since neither of us is any good at taking pictures - so awkward! With that being said, we budgeted more money for our photographer than anything else, we thought it was the most important thing.

We met with three photographers, Scottie was the clear winner. He was not the cheapest, but we still think we got a great value. We LOVE our pictures and could not be happier with how they turned out. Scottie and his team were with us for almost 12 hours and they worked hard the whole time. It's evident in how the pictures turned out as well as the number of people that told us how awesome they were.

Our advice to you would be to make sure you speak to several different photographers, and that you speak to your ACTUAL photographer. It's very important that the person you are spending that much time with be someone that you mesh with. They need to be able to tell you when you're doing things wrong and help you through the process. Scottie and his team were definitely that for us and we could not recommend them more. Read less
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