Wyat Schwichtenberg is an experienced photographer in a multitude of disciplines. He has been a professional photographer for over 4 years and worked with many, vast and diverse clients in and around the Twin Cities Area of Minnesota. He specializes in portrait, lifestyle, and event photography. He has worked with national touring bands and has had his portraits featured on many large social media outlets around the world. He also has experience in many other fields including real estate, product, weddings, fashion, and videography.
I love capturing memories for people. Being able to freeze moments and memories forever for others is a very rewarding feeling. There is nothing quite like the look on people's faces when they see their photos and all of those emotions and feelings come rushing back to them. Especially in the age of smartphones, it feels good to capture these moments for people at quality level that will stand the test of time and they will be proud to look back on for the rest of their life.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have taken many portraits throughout my career. I always try to find what's unique about them and make that show in their photos so they receive photos of the true them, not just cheesy - cookie cutter poses that look unnatural and nothing like who they really are. In all of my event photography I look for different and unique angles, even if it means sneaking backstage or crawling up on stage(if I'm allowed). I also love to capture all of the candid moments of events, including guests/crowd reactions and the moments before and after the event.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
One of my portraits was featured on Nikon USA's Instagram as one of their top 100 for their #nikon100 storyteller campaign. I won second place in Lake Country Journal's 20th Annual Photo Contest, and another of my photos was used as the cover photo for that same issue.
A fun fact about this photographer
I played in an alternative rock band that toured around the Midwest for 6 years.