The West Bend Wisconsin River Walk area has been renovated and dramatically upgraded. My client, MSA Professional Services hired my to capture twilight images of the area for their marketing portfolio. More specifically MSA requested photos of the gathering areas with the nighttime lighting.
Not being particularly familiar with the details of the river walk I went on location about two weeks prior in the early afternoon. I was able to scout the area and took some initial concept photos to get an idea of what the gathering areas and lighting would look like.
The scouting shots look fantastic!Alyssa Scheuneman, MSA Marketing Manager
The evening I was there to capture the photos for my client the weather great. Partly cloudy skies, temperature in the mid 70s with a gentle breeze. As I walked the location to determine the exact angles for photos I noticed a band setting up at a beer garden about 200 yards away. Bonus! Free music during my shoot.
As the sun went down and the band heated up many different groups of people came and went. Several groups of bubbly teen were snapping pics of each other. Groups of 20-30 year olds out for the evening crossed the bridges to visit the beer garden. Several older couples just strolled and enjoyed the warm late summer evening.
Several groups stopped and asked what I was taking photos of. We chatted for a while and I learned more about the history and future of the River Walk. One particular couple I met up with happened to be a guy I worked with 20 years ago named Eric. Eric and his wife live a few blocks away. They heard the music from the beer garden band and thought they would walk on over to check it out. We had a nice chat. Eric proceeded to tell me they, and all the people from the area are thrilled with the new updates and are looking forward to what comes next. To learn more visit the MSA Professional Services page at https://www.msa-ps.com/our-experience/west-bend-riverwalk/
It took a few weeks from the initial scouting trip to the evening of the photoshoot due to my schedule and several days of bad weather but I think the photos were worth it. More importantly, my client, MSA Professional Services is thrilled.
Thank you very much! The weather sure made scheduling a bit interesting, but these were entirely worth the wait. They’re just stunning!Alyssa Scheuneman, MSA Marketing Manager