Will Hughes

Get to know me

From the first time I played around with a camera in 4th grade, I was fascinated by photography. I kicked off my career in high school shooting portraits, performance events, sports, and weddings, it was set in my mind that photography was going to be my chosen profession and passion for the future.

I attended Carroll University for Graphic Communications and Business Marketing. Along with SB, I also work as a photographer for endurance sporting events, and serve as the lead photographer and graphic designer for SubOctave Music Festival, which takes place in Minnesota every July.

I love nothing more than to capture and communicate the amazing memories I get to witness, and I can’t wait to document yours!

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?
When I was about 5 my brother dislocated both of my shoulders pulling me up onto a trampoline. Then the doctor faked me out with the countdown to pop everything back in. Worst. Day. Ever.

What’s the most useless product around today?
The penny, such an unnecessary form of currency.

What’s your most embarrassing childhood memory?
When I called my 4th grade teacher “mom” on accident – life over! haha

Who would you most like to sit next to on a 10-hour flight and why?
David Bowie for sure, he’s such an amazing artist and has always been someone I’ve looked up to for his creativity & style. I’d love to be able to pick his brain for a few hours.

Who or where would you haunt if you were a ghost?
Probably Bill Murray, I think he’d get a kick out of it.

Do you have any superstitions?
Not sure if this counts, but I’m not really 100% certain that Stevie Wonder is blind.

Unlimited sushi or unlimited tacos?
May be cheating, but what about sushi tacos??

What happened on your worst date?
I forgot where the car was parked for about an hour, needless to say that was our first and last date.

Spirit Animal:
I’m most definitely a giraffe, I’m 6’4’, and I forget where my feet are about 65% of the time. But don’t worry, I’m graceful.

Kind words

“SB was the absolute best choice of photographers for our wedding. You guys were so accommodating to our large wedding party, extremely attentive throughout the entire day, and an extreme help in guiding me with a timeline! I am beyond pleased with our beautiful wedding photos and it truly was a steal for the price we paid! I’m so excited to have our photos for a lifetime to look back on the best day ever. We get tons of compliments! I can’t recommend you guys enough!”

-Alyssa & Jake

“The pictures are absolutely beautiful.  As we were looking through them, we got to relive that day and remember all the fun, laughs and happy tears.  It was such a perfect and beautiful day.  Thank you so much for capturing all these precious moments!!!  We can’t thank you guys enough.

Shane and I are so excited to share with our family and friends.

Thank you again!!”

-Tiffany and Shane 😊

“KELSEA & WILL!!! <3

Everything was absolutely PERFECT! I don’t even know how we got so lucky all across the board – everything was perfect. We are so glad to hear you had a good time at our wedding – that is exactly what we wanted to hear! I was so nervous for so long that no one would have a good time and honestly, it was just the best! We enjoyed working with the two of you very much! We’re kind of sad it’s over!!
We cannot WAIT to see our pictures! The sneaks we saw throughout the day just look gorgeous and I can’t wait to see them touched up a bit and to pick our favorites for further editing. Seriously, so excited!
Thank you for the print credit! We will be sure to take full advantage of that!! And the offer for a free session in the future! YES! We will definitely have to take you up on that!! That is way above and beyond what we expected and are so thankful.
Thank you again so so so much!!”
-Katelyn & Kirby

“Wow!! 😍 I knew the photos would be amazing but these are absolutely incredible! We are having such a hard time choosing our favorites! We will be here swooning over these pics for the foreseeable future. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! 😊

-Blair & Luke

“These photos are amazing! We LOVE them and are so thankful for them. You, Keri, and SB were so great to us from start to finish. We appreciate how easy it was to book you guys and  once we did it was like all of our photo needs were covered from engagement to wedding. 🙂 

We also can’t thank you enough for your kindness and support in the days following the wedding. We’ll never forget having those beautiful photos of Mike when we wanted them most. We fully intend on writing a full review on The Knot, but in the meantime please know how happy we are that we went with SB and that we will definitely be recommending you to all other couples 🙂 Thanks again!”

-Megan & Jason

“SB Photography was amazing to work with, so easy to talk to and run ideas through. Will and Katie were the photographers for my wedding and oh my gosh they were so much fun!! They were so easy to work with and made sure to get all the shots we wanted. They even did some cool Photoshop pictures of Star Wars and Harry Potter for us! I am such a huge picture person so this was very important to me. They definitely exceeded my expectations! This company has decent pricing that doesn’t break the bank and will travel! I highly highly recommend!!”

-Amber & Joe

“I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and that’s exactly the case with SB Photography and Design. We originally had booked a different photographer but they had to cancel on us which looking back now I am so incredibly grateful for because it lead us to Sheryl and Will. From our very first meeting, communication leading up to our wedding and the day of our wedding – I seriously couldn’t have asked for more! Not only did Sheryl and Will take pictures of our wedding, but they also had super helpful planning documents and day of timeline information AND the best part is how they kept us on track the day of! We really couldn’t have done it without them and are so appreciative of all the hard work and hours they have put into our photos!! If you’re looking for great photographers but even more than that just all around good people then look no more! Give them a call and set up the meeting, you won’t be disappointed!!!”

-Katelynn & Nick

“Couldn’t have asked for better!

Where do I even start?! I was so worried about finding an amazing photography company because I had a friend who paid so much for a photographer and they did a horrible job. They have such an important job capturing memories on a day that can never be done again.

When I found SB Photography, I liked the information on their website and Sheryl was so friendly and knowledgeable. We liked that they offered an engagement shoot with our package. I would recommend making sure to have that – we were so glad we did! We loved working with Will! And we got to work with Sheryl, who was so fun and helpful too! She even helped keep our dog, who was unusually spunky, under control while we were taking pictures. They made us feel comfortable, which was not an easy feat for people who don’t like to be the center of attention and are not used to professional pictures. We had low expectations for the engagement pictures due to this, but they turned out so amazing!

Sheryl’s organization and attention to detail blew me away. In addition to all the information on their website, they had created a worksheet for us to fill out regarding our wants during the wedding. What a great idea! Then, I had a consultation with her on the phone and she had so many great ideas for activities during the reception. She helped me organize a timeline, which was so valuable! It calmed me down so much to be so organized. I can’t thank her enough!

I’ll never forget the day of the wedding. Will and Katie got there on time and began working immediately. They had an emergency kit with everything you could need (and we did utilize this).

We had so much fun working with Katie and Will. They were amazing sports, working with us in the rain getting amazing pictures and staying on time. I pictured us standing around not sure about what poses to do, but they had so many great ideas, and when they showed us a couple, we were so excited!

We got a sneak peek of photos and are sooo excited to see more! I know they are going to be gorgeous! I write this review without even seeing our final pictures, because I have total confidence that we are going to LOVE them. We hope to see them again, and can’t say thank you enough for capturing our special day and being a part of our precious memories!

So much value in SB Photography! We recommend them hands down!”

-Katie & Nic

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