Things I’ve learned as a family and wedding photographer… 1. No one is happy in the morning, unless it’s the bride. 2. Sometimes kids need to be bribed with candy for smiles. When we scheduled Cecilia’s two year pics for a Saturday at 10am she was not about the camera or model life. So after trying every trick Jesse, Nico, Alivia, Liam and I could think of we stopped the session for a little snack break and tried again. That was exactly what she needed. She was full of the smiles and sass!
Some bunny is turning TWO!! Read More
At the beginning of April I photographed the Reilly family while Dick and Vicky’s children and grandchildren were home for Spring break. I’ve recently had a lot of inquiries for extended family sessions and it makes my heart happy. These type of sessions are so special because I get to document generations of family. I will tell you Grandma’s LOVE having beautiful photos taken with their children and grandchildren.
I was reminded this week at how important it is to schedule a session like this as one my grandmother’s passed away and I don’t have any photos of her with my children.
SOOOO…if you’re looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, get a gift card for an extended family session. Read More
Baby Eleanor is ONE!!! What a perfect way to document that special milestone with a few cute pics before a cake smash. I also made sure to take photos of Eleanor with the same headband and blanket that we used for her birth photos. Read More
Jessica and Kenny added TWO baby boys to their family in February !! Beckham Alan and Jaxon John. Josie enjoys being a big sister! I love watching this family grow… I’ve photographed their engagement session, wedding, Jessica’s maternity session, Josie’s newborn and first birthday. Now a newborn sessions for these two beautiful boys. When I opened the door for Kenny he said “ Our family gets bigger every time I see you!” … So true! Read More
November 3rd 2018 Pamela and Aaron got married at The Seeboth in downtown Milwaukee Wisconsin. They had family travel from all over the world. It was beautiful, intimate and bilingual ceremony with their closest family and friends. Not only did they have a DJ but they also had a Mariachi Band. Read More
After months of planning a Summer …. then Fall which turned into a Winter engagement session we finally found a date that worked and weather that somewhat cooperated ( it was freezing cold BUT no rain). When planning a Winter engagement session you either need snow on the ground to cover all the dead grass or something big in the background and bold colors in the outfit selection. The Cedarburg Covered Bridge and Danya’s red dress = PERFECTION!! Read More
I have to say I’m SOOOO happy that I met Cory and Marcus PLUS I got to help them celebrate the most important day of their lives. Everyone was happy and dancing, even up and down the wedding aisle. The first look was so sweet Marcus cried, Cory cried… even April and I cried. This is the first wedding that the Bride and Groom played rock-paper-scissors to decided who would read their vows first. Of course, Cory won! Plus Cory and Marcus end their ceremony with a shot of Jameson with their officiant. The reception started with a surprise from Cory’s grandfather, he created a slideshow of photos of Cory and her father. That slideshow played while Cory danced with her mother. The reception felt like a dance club, the DJ did a great a job! OHHH… I forgot to mention the cake cutting which was actually a cake smash. ;) Read More
If you know me, you know that I hate Winter and dread any outdoor sessions after Nov 1st every year. Probably the reason I built a nice indoor studio :) BUT every now and then there’s a day when the temps is above 40 degrees so I sneak outside. Like this family session at High Cliff State Park. Austin jumped out of the vehicle, grabbed his mom and dad’s hands and says to me “ CHEEESSEEEE I’m ready for my picture! “. He made the session so fun and even helped me take couple photos of mom and dad! Read More
September 22nd 2018 Nick and Allison got married in Two Rivers Wisconsin at one of the newest venues in front of nearly 350 of their closets family and friends. This church turned event and wedding venue is beautiful. After their ceremony we went to Allison’s family farm for bridal party and newlywed photos. Read More
Adam and Ashley met at Festival Foods in Green Bay, WI in 2012. She was working at the Service Desk when he came in for his interview. After a while of working together they started calling, texting, and visiting each other. They started dating in January of 2014 and the rest is history! Ashley loves that Adam is always able to make her laugh, even when she doesn’t want to. Adam is Ashley’s anchor that gets her through her toughest storms. They recently got married in Door County Wisconsin at Stone Harbor Resort. Read More
So happy to share the Schwanke family holiday mini session taken in the studio. I can’t wait to hear what baby #3 will be, due in April! Read More
Nick and Amy met in high school and started dating almost ten years ago on November 3rd. He was a year older than Amy and went away to school in Iowa while she stayed locally. They continued dating throughout college and moved in together about two years ago. This past March, they traveled to Colorado with another couple to go skiing. At the end of their first day there Nick wanted to go on the highest ski run in North America. After some convincing, Amy decided to go as well. Once they got to the top, they stopped for photos and that's where Nick got down on one knee. It made for a very fun vacation!! Read More
Nathan and Adiona met while going through their undergraduate education at UW-Madison through friends, go Badgers!! They started dating long distance, before Nathan got a promotion that moved Adiona closer to the Milwaukee area! Nathan and Adiona have been together for over five years!! During this time they have experienced so much together like buying a home and getting their dog, Loki!! In May one of Adiona friends invited her to a girls day in Madison, WI. She thought it would be a great idea if their significant others and puppies would spend the day at the terrace!! They decided before going to the spa, to take hike to picnic point! Where Nate proposed Adiona. After the proposal, he suggested they go to the terrace to have a few celebratory drinks! When they arrived all of their loved ones were waiting! He had planned an engagement party after the proposal at one of Adiona’s favorite places in the world! Read More
September 7th 2018 Jena and Trevor got married at Bethany Lutheran Church with reception at Wausau Country Club. Their wedding day was beautiful! Florals by Flowers of the Field and GORGEOUS wedding cake from Loving Traditions Cakery. Read More
Hannah & Cody met at a sand volleyball league three years ago. They received got a fur baby Mia and bought a house in West Bend! Now planning their wedding just outside of Milwaukee for Memorial Day weekend 2019! Read More
This is my 3rd or 4th year photographing the Notz family! I absolutely LOVE seeing how the kids change each year and I don’t think Cari and Bennett could get any cuter. #familygoalz My heart needed this family session at the end of a crazy busy wedding session and I’m so thankful we had clear skies and perfect sunset. We end our session with the kids sitting in front of the same barn door like they did at our first session together. Read More
Tiffany and Trent met in college. They love to travel and currently live in Texas, as you can imagine planning a wedding from another state can be difficult. They did an amazing job!! The ceremony was at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy where Trent went to high school, gorgeous church and property. Unfortunately it rained most of the day, but we found the perfect place for the bridal party photos. The florals, cake and decor were beautiful. Read More
Kyle and Kelsey met at UW-Madison- both were in the same accounting program in school. Kyle played hard to get for a while, but they eventually connected and started going on dates! After college they both moved to different cities, Kyle to Milwaukee and Kelsey to Minneapolis. They continued to visit each other and date long distance. After 2 years, Kyle and Kelsey knew their relationship was worth making a move for, so Kelsey moved to Milwaukee to be with Kyle. After moving in together and many wonderful memories, Kyle proposed on Father's Day in front of Kelsey’s entire family down by Lake Michigan in Sheboygan! Read More
One of cutest families ever! I love looking through all the photos of the Wilke family before I edit because little Charlotte has a different face in every photo. I’m pretty sure that Johanna and Lyla will be models when they grow. Jenny and Brian do an amazing job of making every session fun! Read More
I absolutely LOVE when the Eck family schedules a session! I love seeing the girls grow and change between every session. This time they scheduled a studio session. Grace is 18 months and Olivia is 5 going on 18 ;) I love how you can see Olivia’s free spirit and wild personality in every.single.photo. Grace was more interested in her snacks. :D Read More