About The Studio

Gary D. Haas, M. Photog., F-WPPA, F-SCPA

Gary D HaasGary has owned and operated Haas Photography since 1974. The family business was started by Penny & Duane Haas in the 1950's and has earned a reputation for high quality photography and personalized service - all at a reasonable cost.

Gary's photography has earned recognition and awards at the regional, state, and national levels of competition. His photographs have been shown at state and national displays and have appeared in professional photography publications including the Professional Photographer magazine.

He holds the coveted Master of Photography degree, awarded by the Professional Photographer's of America as well as fellowships from the Wisconsin Professional Photographer's Association and the South Central Photographer’s Association. Gary was elected the youngest President in the  Wisconsin association's 100 year history. He has taught other professional photographers as a platform speaker at conventions across the country.  Gary has received the National Award from the Professional Photographers of America which is the highest award given.

Gary's skill gives him the ability to create a very "natural" look in portraits and is just one reason customers come from miles around to Haas Photography. Imagination, craftsmanship, and professionalism - that's what sets Gary apart!

Adam Haas

Adam is Gary’s son and after many years of helping out part-time, he became the office manager in the spring of 2008. His background in business, marketing & finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison is a great asset to the studio. He has initiated much of the  on-line marketing & promotions, and also regularly updates the Facebook pages.  Adam is constantly on the lookout for new ideas and technology to make sure you look your very best.  Always with a smile on his face, his warm and easygoing personality will put you at ease.

Pam Haas

Pam Haas

Gary's wife, Pam, supports many of the important, "behind the scenes" functions of the studio. Additionally, she assists Gary with school pictures and other on-location assignments. Her kind and thoughtful personality helps everyone feel comfortable. Gary says he couldn't do it without her... she's the good woman behind the good man!

Sara Beck-Counard

Sara Beck-CounardJoining the Haas Photography team in 2006, Sara quickly assumed the position of the studio’s Portrait Design Consultant. During your pre-portrait design consultation Sara will guide you through the planning process every step of the way. She will help you decide what style of photography best suits your needs whether it is traditional, storytelling, formal, casual or outdoor. She’ll also help you with recommendations on clothing and backgrounds as well as how to prepare for your portrait session. Following your portrait session she will further assist you during your viewing appointment with your choices on pose, size, finish, frames and more. Her passion for pleasing people is winning hearts of all those that meet her. Often seen assisting Gary with school pictures, she is ever on top of the situation and always willing to lend a hand.

Karen Janisewski

Karen is our Enhancement & Design Artist. She skillfully uses the latest technologies to retouch and enhance your images, striving to make certain “You look better than you ever dreamed possible!” You’ll love how your good features are enhanced and your “not so good” features are minimized. You will look awesome! Karen’s background in graphic design and her strong will to achieve excellence has proven itself to be an admirable asset to the studio. She is responsible for the creation of new digital product lines as well as ad and brochure design. Her friendly demeanor and extreme attention to detail are a rare and welcome combination.