This is us hiking through a swamp to photograph a high school senior. Jess up top, Beth below.
BEHIND THE LENS
When you hire SLS Photography, you are hiring not one but two photographers that make up a dynamic duo. We are Beth Ginard and Jessica Schumacher. We have been photographing together for seven years. Together we have a combined total of 22 years in the photography business.
Jess started working for an area photographer a short time after high school. There she learned the art of photography and digital editing. She took part in many photography schools and conferences were she was able to stay up to date with this always changing industry.
Jessica is a mother to two kids, Ellie and Jace. Besides working on this business, she is a stay at home mom and helps her husband Brad with his electrical business.
Beth went to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay where she received a bachelors degree in Communication of the Arts, emphasizing in graphic design. After college she worked for a photographer in the Green Bay area in the photo lab, learning photo processing, editing and designing wedding albums.
After her time in the photo lab, Beth lived on the east coast where she got to spend time learning and developing her photographic skills. Returning to Wisconsin, Beth found herself working at the same photography studio as Jess. A fast friendship was born.
In the summer of 2015 Beth's mother-in-law, Sandra Lee Sklar, passed away after a 17 year battle with cancer. She was a photographer on the east coast and left all of her studio equipment to Beth. This made starting a studio of their own a very realistic goal. In the late summer of 2015 SLS Photography became a registered business in Wisconsin, trying to carry on the company that Sandy started.
Besides photographing, Beth is a mother of one, Emma, and works full time as a graphic designer for Brady Corp.