Canon 1DsMIV, 7D, 70-200 2.8 IS II L, 24-105 4 L, 16-35 II 2.8 L, 50mm 1.2 L, 50mm macro 2.5, 15mm Fisheye, 1.4X L converter, (3) 600 ex RT Strobes
Josh Ruud, Lead Photographer
Josh Ruud has been with Ideal Impressions for over five years and loves wedding photography! He has a keen eye for technical creativity, and strives to capture every smile, detail, and memory.
With a portfolio of stellar images and the experience and determination to match, Josh is sure to give you the peace of mind and confidence for your important day!
Josh is currently working as a photographer while attending graduate school. In his spare time he enjoys hanging out with friends, skiing, climbing, and hiking. He also loves working with numerous youth outreaches and other church activities.
Canon 5D MIII, 70-200 f/4 L, 17-40 f/4 L, 50mm f/1.8, 580ex II and a 430 EX Strobes
WOW! awesome & amazing! Thanx for all the great pictures you guys took!
Nick and Megan Kucharski
omgomg as if i didnt think it could get any better.. of course you prove me wrong! I LOVE LOVE LOVE
James & Kelsey Swan
We wanted to extend our sincere thanks for your services at our wedding. You exceeded just fulfilling a contract and truly captured the essence and emotion of the day in still frames that we are privileged to have. Thanks to Jake, Ryan and you we have a memory of the events that is so beautiful it still brings tears to my eyes. We absolutely love everything and appreciate how real and personable all three of you are! Who knows...maybe someday we can all catch a game together!
We are narrowing down our favorite 60 but you guys made that very difficult with the amazing quality photos you took! We will try to have that to you by Sunday. Thank you again for everything!
Tara and Ty
Love the pictures! Thanks so much for all your hard work and staying late. You truly are amazing. Everyone commented on how great you were and loved the pictures.
Amber & Josh
Zak and Dan did such an amazing job and made us feel so comfortable all day!!
Stacey Kibler (Bride)
I had to send a quick thank you before we leave on our honeymoon. The pictures we have seen so far are AMAZING!! They are exactly what we were looking for. Thanks to you and your team for your hard work.
Meghan & Patrick
Ryan, you and Krista were phenomenal this weekend!!! We LOVE the photos and video and our friends and families do too!! Thanks again!
Casey Potter, Bride
I got the album today. It's gorgeous and I absolutely love it. Thanks for all your efforts in making it just what I wanted. I'm so happy that I chose your company as our photographers!
Shannon Rounds, Bride
Ryan, your pictures are wonderful and you were a delight to work with, I never expected something like this!
Carolyn Dowdell, Mother of the Bride
Thank you again for taking such amazing shots!!! We have had so many compliments and are just so happy.
Sara and Ryan Jayes
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, Every time I look at these I start to cry. You have an amazing talent.
Colleen Mattingly (Bride)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE your photos.
Amber Fiebig (Bride)
I love your style and the photos are beautiful.
Ryan, You are truly the Best and have proved it over and over. THANK YOU.
Michael Lavin (father of the Bride)
Ryan, we cannot even describe how happy we are with your work. I have already gotten so many emails from friends and family wondering how they can contact you for their wedding. I will recommend you for EVERY upcoming wedding. Thanks again,
Brian Slawson, Lead Photographer
Brian attended photography school at the University of Wisconsin. He volunteers at community non profits regularly and has been on 9 missions trips. Brian is an awesome guy with a a incredible passion for photography. he is one of the most out of the box creative guys i have ever met!.
Ryan and Krista Bensheimer live in beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with their sons Ty , Will, Kade, Reid and dog Moser. They enjoy hanging out with kids, teaching, the outdoors, volleyball, and traveling around the world.
Ryan Bensheimer studied photography at the world renowned Art Institute in Chicago. He works hard to establish a relationship with couples to truly understand their styles and personalities and uniquely capture the moments of the most important day of their lives. Ryan works with a team of photographers and editors to deliver cutting edge wedding images to Wisconsin and many great destination locations around the world! He has received several awards and is on the Photoflex Pro lighting school team.
Patie Geldermann Sales & Marketing
Patie has a heart for people and building lifetime relationships. She thrives on customer service and offers our clients years of experience in sales and marketing. Patie often helps with project management, shows, and social networking.
Jake attends the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer, climbing, biking, and running. Jake was instrumental in helping to start a youth outreach coffee shop in the Lake Geneva area and has worked with various church groups and outreach events.
Dell XRP laptop, Apple Imac 20"; Canon 7d, 17-85 IS; 70-200 f/2.8 IS; 17-40 F/4 (2) 550-EX Strobes
Jake Schnake, lead photographer
Jake Schnake is one of those guys that is just good at everything! He is a very talented photographer, videographer, and editor. If he is not working his tail off to deliver the best service imaginable for your wedding day he will most likely be diligently researching ways to improve our product (browsing the pages at mac.com)!
Scottie Peterson, Lead Photographer
Scottie Peterson hired ideal to shoot his wedding and was captivated by the company... he started getting serious about photography and years later is now one of our premier Lead Photographers. He has a passion for delivering lifelong long memories to his clients and truly loves the art and passion of delivering images that will impact for a lifetime.
Canon 7D, 70-200 f/2.8 L, 28-135, 50mm f/1.8, 16-35mm 2.8 L& Studio Strobes
Brook Cervenka, Lead Photographer
Brook is one of the most fun enjoyable photographers I know. She really has a way of adding a great sense of excitement to any wedding day! She has a ton of expereince with kids and families and will probably make a friend for life in the process!
Canon 5D MIII, and lots of glass & Studio Strobes
Joseph Geldermann, Assistant Photographer
Joseph is a free spirit and has done everything from special ops missions with the air force to adventure trips all over the country. He has some of the best camera gear on the planet and knows how to use it! I love his perspectives in life and ability to accomplish anything he sets his mind to. He has been a great asset to our team and a shoot without Joe never feels quite right!