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At Rob Krueger Photography, The Timeless Meets The Artistic

By S. Mathur

Rob Krueger, Photographer and owner of his eponymous studio in Naperville IL, describes his wedding photography with the tag: Timeless meets Artistic. This reflects his considerable professional training and experience as well as the artistic vision that has become his hallmark.

"Brides, grooms, families and especially service providers get so caught up in the wedding to be so perfect and fitting to all the trends and glamor of this current year's style or look," he said. "At the end of the day the images are created to hold those precious memories many years to come. I want to tell a story that will last 30, 40, or 50 years or more."

He has the experience and skills to do both, with two degrees in photography and a position teaching photography at the College of Du Page. Krueger has come to specialize in wedding photography, and finds that each part of the day requires a different style of photography.

"Being that I had a more traditional by the book upbringing in the photographic technique I found when a bride is getting ready it is a photojournalistic look and more about these candid moments," he said. "While the ceremony is beyond my control; it should be respected but captured, and that fits the documentary look of storytelling without over production. When I capture flowers, the cake, or a center piece I feel it should be photographed in the way a highly produced product shoot would be done and knowing how to create that lighting on the fly is a valuable skillset."

Krueger came to photography almost by accident, taking pictures of his skateboarding friends in high school. It was a way for him to stay out of trouble, since he wasn't all that great a skateboarder. Photography classes in high school were the starting point, and he hasn't slowed down since. It was a struggle initially to define his style, he says, but over time he's come to define it as Commercial Wedding Photographer.

When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, Krueger does have some advice for couples, from the vantage point of having done some 250 wedding shoots. There are three factors to keep in mind, he says, and these are cost, the photographer's portfolio, and personality. He has no doubt that he loves his work, and the reasons for it.

"As a photographer I get the best view all day long," he said. "Being that love is so hard to define I have a career witnessing it every time I lift my camera. I love to create my art work within a wedding day but having a couple allow me to literally share in that moment of their true love leaves you awestruck."

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