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Sports Banquets at The Loft!


The Loft at Studio J is a great place for sports banquets (Monday-Thursday only) – we have partnered with The Green Room in Stillwater for an amazing experience for your banquet!  Both The Loft and The Green Room are doing this a service to schools and a service to the community.  Judd (Loft owner) was a high school math teacher and varsity football/baseball coach for 18 years!

Menus: Taco Bar, Pasta Bar, American BBQ (pulled pork), or Chicken Dinner (Mashed potato and veggie)

Cost: $10/person to Loft and $10/person to Green Room (separate invoices – 50 person minimum)

Concept: Collect $25+ per person so you have enough to cover coaches tickets, drinks, and decorations.


Loft Inclusions: Rental from 4pm-9pm (setup from 4-6pm, banquet from 6-8pm, and clean up from 8-9pm)

– 60″ round tables (8 chairs per table), four 8′ rectangular tables (two for coaches table & awards, two for buffet), others available if needed

– Three big screen TVs for A/V (please have adapters that connect to HDMI, but we have some just in case!)

– Two wireless microphones and downlighting matched to your school colors

– Complete setup and take down

– Option for keepsake Photo Booth! ($500 upgrade with printed out photo-strip pictures)

– Extra tables and linens: $25 each

Green Room Inclusions: Food, Tables, Linens, Flatware, China, Server, Chef

What the group needs to bring: Ice (18 pound bag for every 25 people suggested), Cups, Drinks (2 liters work great!), dispensers, decorations


Here is a step-by-step approach for your event!

1. Contact Loft staff to book your date ($500 deposit preferred) –, 651-342-1476

2. Three days before event, call The Loft (651-342-1476) and The Green Room (651-528-9669) to confirm final numbers.  Let The Green Room know of any dietary concerns.

3. Email your tax-exempt certificate to The Loft (, to avoid tax as a school not-for-profit organization).

4. Select your drinks, decorations, dispensers (we have a few water pitchers), etc.

5. Show up at 4pm on the date of the banquet, put hazzard lights on in front of The Loft and have multiple people unload and help get everything inside the door and then find parking on Olive Street or the parking lots uphill on Olive.

6. Designate four people to help Loft staff with tables, chairs, and remove garbage for the end of the evening.

7. Tip The Green Room for service if desired – $100 recommended (no tip necessary for Loft employee).

Jessica Frisco - August 7, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Hello Judd and everyone else at The Loft and Studio J-

I am a high school art teacher at East Ridge in Woodbury. I have been considering the idea of having an “off-campus” art show for my Advanced Placement students this coming year.

I am wondering if you would be interested in hosting us? It seems like such an amazing adventure you are embarking on, and as a resident of Stillwater I would love to make use of your services if you are interested. I

I would also be interested in any alternative ideas you may have. I will have 35-40 students enrolled in my course. I considered having them display their single best work for a real evening art exhibit. I am not opposed to partnering with the Green room, as I enjoy their variety of cuisine and suspect the students would as well. However, this is not necessary. We could consider other options. I would imagine artworks will not be larger than 24X30 if two-dimensional and I will probably have a few three dimensional art students as well.

Please let me know your thoughts and if you would be interested in partnering with me to make my students feel special. Perhaps we could consider a deal to have the students create a large scale collaborative piece for The Loft in exchange for part of the fee…?

Thank you so much,

Jessica Frisco
cell: 651.274.3881

jsather - August 27, 2015 - 3:43 PM

Hey!! Let’s do it! Email me at

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Chris + Kelly: 02.28.2015 (Historic Courthouse and The Loft at Studio J)

Thanks Chris and Kelly for an amazing time on your wedding day. It is always fun to shoot in Stillwater, but you made it even more fun! We shot in The Loft at Studio J, and got to explore a little of the Historic Courthouse where we shot in the jail! They did not have the best taste in wall color in the jail, but maybe that was intended as part of the punishment, ha! It was a little chilly, but blue skies all day. With the help of coordinating mittens we were able to beat the cold and grab a few pics outside. Thanks again Chris and Kelly for a wonderful day, oh and for the drinks at Rafters:-)

Make sure to check out the slideshow below and enjoy looking through all the fun pics from the day!

Links: Facebook album (top 150 or so images), SEE ALL IMAGES HERE (Contact Kelly for password – use promo code: KELLYCHRIS50 to receive 50% off until March 24th, 2015), Historic Courthouse, The Loft at Studio JStudio J Photography

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The Fairy Godmother Project!

We are super excited to be working with Kristin and Ben and The Fairy Godmother Project Minnesota! Ben and Kristin presented us with these awesome gifts of flags flown over Afghanistan in October 2014 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom – thank you for your service!

Here is a Facebook album with a few images from the day! and the blog post from Coppersmith Photography!

Kristin and Ben’s 2015 Fairy Godmother Project Wedding from A.B. Rich Films on Vimeo.

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Calling all Class of 2016 High School Seniors!!

Do you want some really awesomer senior portraits?!?!?!? Come to our Stillwater studio for some creative images this year!!  We have an ambassador program each year outlined below that we take portraits of you during your junior year! We accept a limited number of seniors-to-be and only shoot about 125 seniors each year so contact us soon!

1. Fill out the application below.
2. Come to our interview, tour, and orientation meeting at our studio (Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm)
3. Schedule your complimentary 30 minute, two outfit ambassador preview session in April (We will pick your top 5-10 images right afterward! Bring a friend!)
4. Get three really cool accordion albums from your preview session
5. Schedule your discounted Elements session for later in the summer (2 hours, 5 outfits for only $125 plus tax (half price))
6. Get some really cool swag from our studio
7. Hand out and send some discounts / coupons to your friends (at least 50 names and addresses) to earn money toward your regular senior session ($100 per referral scheduled before October 1, 2015)
8. Win $1000 CASH (what?!?!) if you have the most referrals (payable October 1, 2015)
9. Bring 10+ friends to a pizza party on Monday, June 8 (Time will vary between 3-7pm) where we take free pics of all of you and post on Facebook and give them 50% off their sessions just for coming! (wear plain black tops and jeans)
10. Be famouser and awesomer!


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Luke + Mackenzie (01.31.2015 – Now Jade Resort, Cancun, Mexico)

So, when you have 107 people come to your destination wedding, you know you are dealing with two very special people! Luke and Mackenzie were the ultimate chill destination wedding hosts. Sprinkle in some deep sea barracuda fishing, plus rough seas where 8/14 of us got sick, plus flash mobs, plus premiere bartenders Darius and Arsenio, plus unusually high toilets, plus Luke overcoming his fear of heights to grab an awesome image, plus groomsmen walking barefoot on gravel, plus an awesome infinity pool, plus multiple Jessicas/Angelas/Sarahs/Mackenzies & Matts, plus lots and lots of pool time and you get a super fun wedding week with beautiful weather in Mexico!

Mackenzie’s dad Scott hit the nail on the head with his top 10 speech like “absence makes the heart grow fonder… if Luke wants to get away for a few days to help out at the cabin, let him!” Great stuff.:)Mackenzie and Luke also had thoughtfully made a care package for everyone that included snacks, Chapstick, Advil, and suntan/burn lotion (even though I had to wear an SPF 1000 shirt on my bald head at one point it was so hot!)

Check out the videos below of the overall week, father/daughter dance, and family flash mob – thanks for the fun week Luke and Mackenzie!! See you soon at the reception! -Judd and Josh (Vulcan/Klingon)

Links: Facebook album (top 200 images), SEE ALL IMAGES HERE (Contact Mackenzie for password), Now Jade Resort – Cancun, Judd Sather Photography

Father Daughter Dance!

Family Dance!

Highlight images!

Jessica Radke - February 6, 2015 - 6:51 PM

I’m bawling! What an amazing wedding and so beautifully captured! Let’s go back!!!

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