Thank you so much for visiting our website! We have rebranded and now have a new business name and website. We are so excited to share this exciting news and our journey with all of you.

As some of you may know, we got engaged in August of 2016 under a gorgeous waterfall in Big Sur, California. We always knew that the day would come when we would change our business name (since Katie Guth is becoming Katie DeGroot among other reasons!), and we're thrilled that this day has finally arrived! So, here we are, formally introducing you to DeGroot Film Co.! :)

We worked long and hard to build our new brand and website, catering to the style and wedding vibes that we can't get enough of. It has been a long journey together starting with just wedding photography and then beginning to offer videography as well. We have traveled the country together capturing precious moments for so many love stories. You guys give us life!

So, we want to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for following our journey and for always supporting us! With that being said, you can stay up to date with our work and contact us through our new website.

We are now:

DeGroot Film Co.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Katie Guth Photography FALL WORKSHOP | Waukesha, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Photographer


This workshop will take place in Hartland, WI on October 4th, 2014 (Optional additional editing session the following day).

This workshop will cover the basic functioning of your DSLR camera, followed by a stylized bridal session. We will begin by meeting early afternoon to discuss arrangements of the session, and how to go about planning one, along with how to prepare for sessions in general. We will discuss the steps that were taken to plan the session, the communication with separate vendors, and the organization of the models, as well as helping clients understand what clothing and attire works well in a normal session, or in styled sessions. Ideally, you will already understand the functioning of your DSLR camera, which is required to have (even if you rent one) for this workshop. We will discuss basic functions, RAW shooting mode, and lighting / camera settings throughout the shoot. I will help you understand how and where to pose your models, and how to make them comfortable for the session. You will be able to sit through the hair and makeup sessions for the models. Once they’re ready to go, we will go to the venue, where other vendors will be participating in donating items for our shoot, such as florals, cakes/ cupcakes, etc. The shoot will take place in the late afternoon and early evening, with the golden hour sunset, as long as the sun is shining that day. Throughout this time, I will both be photographing for my own portfolio, as well as teaching each of you techniques, posing, and differences in lighting. You will have your turn to shoot and practice with the various models, as well as the different vendor donations.

The cost for the workshop is $500 per person. There is a $200 retainer to hold your seat. The remaining $300 is due TWO WEEKS prior to the workshop. The entire cost is Non-Refundable. If you fail to pay the balance, you understand that you are forfeiting your seat at the workshop, as well as your retainer, and that Katie Guth Photography is not responsible to fill your seat. I am opening 10 SEATS to this workshop, which are on a first come first serve basis.

*OPTIONAL - the following day we can add a workflow / editing workshop where you’ll be able to see how I edit and my overall workflow. I will be working in Adobe Bridge for beginning workflow, and editing in Adobe Photoshop CC. You’re encouraged to have your own laptop to try editing techniques, but there will also be an iMac and Macbook available for use. During this time, I will be able to answer any questions you might have.

You can feel free to use any of the images that you take in your portfolio, as long as you credit each of the vendors, which is standard in a styled photo shoot, that I can give you a list of. Each partaker is responsible for their own lodging, equipment, transportation, and snacks / beverages. I can provide a pizza dinner the night of the shoot.

I will organize a secret group or event on Facebook, for details regarding times, different vendors, the models, locations, and any questions before and after the shoot. You will be sent the link upon registration and your retainer payment. Please email Katie at katieguthphotography@gmail.com for any additional questions or concerns regarding this workshop.