About the artist

Artist –"One whose creative work shows imagination"

Bob Zettler is a dedicated Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman who has been doing professional photography as his only career since 1978. He has owned Design Photography since it’s inception in 1987. In that time, he has worked with thousands of clients, providing them with portraits that go far beyond their expectations, adding that special touch to make them worthy of being a lifelong treasure. His love of photography and people really show through in his work.

Knowing how to make you look good in a portrait requires a lot of technical skill. But it also requires the art of making you feel relaxed during your session. This is a gift few photographers have or take the time to develop. You’ll love this about Bob!

As recognized by his piers, Bob is one of Wisconsin’s top photographers. Over the years he has been named “Photographer of the Year” many times, on Regional and State and National levels, all while collecting countless International awards with images he has created. His work has been displayed at Disney’s Epcot center, appeared in trade journals and published in the Professional Photographers of America International Loan Collection and Showcase books.

Bob also belongs to the most prestigious photography groups in the world and is an international qualified judge of professional photography. Being involved with the finest photographers in the world, allows him to stay on top of current trends.

Why Choose Us

Your image is a big deal!

At Design Photography, in Onalaska, portraiture is taken to the next level with a difference you can see right away. You'll get portraits you're proud to display and give to friends and family—guaranteed!

What makes Design Photography Unique?

We're a professional portrait studio that's been in business in Onalaska, for over 30 years? And your photographer, Bob Zettler, M.Photog.,Cr, is a Master Photographer and Photographic Craftsman who has been doing portrait photography as his only career since 1978. Knowing how to make you look good in a portrait requires a lot of technical skill that only comes with experience.

We have a unique indoor camera room with hundreds of different background and set options to compliment just about any situation. And, we also have an on-site, Natural Outdoor Studio complete with a woods, water, beach, natural foliage, brick walls, log cabin and barn board sets, which allows us to do natural outdoor portraits without the extra travel expense and having to worry so much about whether.

It takes more than a digital camera to make a creative portrait.

Take a look at the images on this website. Compare them to any other studio's. Look closely at the smooth skin tones, the flattering lighting, natural poses and creativity.

This Fantastic attention to detail and dedication to craftsmanship and artistry doesn't come with the instructions on a digital camera. They only come with expertise gained from consistently producing leading edge work for over 40 years.

That's why you should trust your portrait experience to the experts who know how to make you look and feel your very best. Design Photography of course!

Unconditional Guarantee:

We will make you look so good your friends will be jealous. If for any reason you are unhappy with your preview selection, let us know and we will do more poses, at NO EXTRA CHARGE, or refund your session fee plus five dollars.

We also guarantee the finished portraits. If there's anything about them you’re not happy with, we'll get it fixed. Our reputation for quality and value is important to us. We know you expect the best, and we do our best to assure you get it!

An unbelievable experience.

You'll have the time of of your life at your session. You'll be amazed at how easy it is, and how comfortable you will feel while you're being photographed and how fast the time goes!

Design portraits aren't mass-produced.

You'll be treated like the unique individual that you are. We'll help you plan your session so that everything is perfect. From clothing choices to backgrounds, props, even your expressions. You'll look and feel incredible.We'll spend time with you before your session finding out what you want. You'll be able to show us the kinds of looks you like and don't like, so you get what you want.

You'll get creative portraits that are unique to you.

What makes Design different from other studios, is their ability to show not just what you look like, but to capture the real "you." We'll explore different sides of your personality to create a true portrayal of you, that exceeds your wildest expectations.


Senior Difference

Senior Session Sheet


Wedding Info