I photographed my first wedding. Success!


My friend Beau Hestekin owns his own business, Lasting Images Videography. After I showed him my portfolio a month of so ago he asked me if I would be interested in photographing a wedding with him. I agreed and BAM I was the main photographer for a wedding last Saturday. I was very nervous beforehand and had no idea what to expect.

The day was intense! It was just GO GO GO GO! I am used to working in the studio or doing nature photography where I have time to make decisions and manipulate things until I get exactly what I am looking for. The wedding was the complete opposite. I was taking picture after picture with little time to evaluate the pictures along the way. In the end in was an awesome experience. I learned a ton and am eager to shoot my next wedding. Beau assembled a slide show containing photos captured by Beau Hestekin, Sarah Hestekin, and me.

Check it out!


My name is Colin Schye. I am a designer and photographer that recently graduated from the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin - Stout. I graduated from the Multimedia Design program with a minor in Applied Photography. I am currently working as a Designer at Morsekode in Minneapolis.

As an artist in today’s society, I use my surroundings paired with my eye for detail to create art in many different ways. From drawing to technologically based art, my passions exceed far beyond the scope of normality. Relying solely on one type of medium does not satisfy my craving for originality and creativity. Gaining inspiration from different environments and people and the feelings they evoke is what gives my work a unique feel. My style is constantly changing as I experience different aspects of life and thus my artwork is always adapting to reflect these changes.

My work efficiently combines the usability and functionality of design with the beauty and marvel of art. I strive to create pieces that are clean and simple, yet appealing and memorable. By doing so, I leave my audience with a lasting impression that encompasses not only my passion but also my values in life. Working with different mediums, I am able to design truly unique pieces. My designs have evolved through exploration and instruction. They will continue evolving so long as I am determined to see past the initial, and most obvious, view of the world.