Extended Family Portraits in Waukesha – Studio and Outdoor

For some reason, extended family portrait sessions don’t make it to social media as much… and they totally should! A lot of people are surprised to hear that we offer this classic genre of photography. We absolutely love photographing extended families! Usually, it’s a rare family-reunion type situation, or maybe something done bi-annually to showcase how the grandkids have grown… in any case, it’s a special occasion and one that we really enjoy capturing. As you can see from the sample images below, we are able to photograph families in our studio in downtown Waukesha, or outdoors on-location. We are a full-service, print-focused photography studio, and offer a lovely selection of wall art options so that your treasured family portrait can be beautifully displayed for many years to come. Please contact us to set up your extended family portrait sitting!

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    What to Expect at your Newborn Photo Session

    So, you’re expecting! Congratulations! Deciding on a newborn photographer can be a difficult task – especially when it’s your first baby. But once you do book someone, what comes next? What should you expect? I’ll walk you through everything in this blog post!
    The ideal time to get on the books with your newborn photographer is before Baby has been born. This allows your photographer to schedule X many babies in a month so that your session is guaranteed. Ideally, newborn photo sessions should be done within the first 2-3 weeks of Baby’s life, but here at Kara Reese Photography we have had successful posed newborn sessions with babies up to 6 weeks old.
    Because you never really know when Baby is going to make their grand arrival (unless you have a scheduled c-section), your date and time for your newborn session is usually not determined until you reach out to your photographer after your baby has been born.
    You may be wondering what you need to bring to your newborn session. At Kara Reese Photography, we provide everything needed here at our downtown Waukesha studio – backdrops, hats, wraps, props, and even extra supplies like diapers and wipes and refreshments for parents. All you need to do is bring your Baby! But not every newborn photographer provides these things, so be sure to ask beforehand if you didn’t meet with them for a pre-session consultation.
    When you arrive to the Kara Reese Photography studio, you will notice that we keep the studio around 80 degrees Fahrenheit in order to keep your little one comfortable. (As you know, babies are used to a 98.6 degree environment inside the womb, so we try to mimic this environment as much as we can to keep them sleepy!) Any family photos will be done first before people get sweaty 😉
    After family photos are completed, we will continue with Baby alone. If Baby has older siblings, it’s a great idea to send them home at this time with Grandma or whoever — the sessions can last up to 2 hours, and it’s just not fair to expect a toddler to be on their best behavior in a photography studio that long! But if that’s not possible, we do have a comfy sofa and big-screen Plasma TV with Netflix and Chromecast.
    You can rest assured that your sweet little one will be in the best hands at Kara Reese Photography. Kara has been extensively trained by the top newborn photographers in the world, and is one of the most knowledgeable photographers in the greater Milwaukee/Waukesha area in both newborn posing and newborn safety.
    After your session is completed, it takes about 2 weeks for us to artfully retouch your photographs. We go through each image one at a time to touch up blemishes, even skin tone, and apply our soft, painterly edits. Once the photos are done, you’ll be invited back to our studio for a private in-person order appointment. We will watch a beautiful slideshow of your images, and then review them together and decide how you’d like to display your photographs. It’s the best part of the whole process!

    We would love to hear more from you if this sounds like what you’re looking for in a newborn photographer! Please click on the “Contact Us” tab in the navigation of this website, and we will get the ball rolling!

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      Experienced Wisconsin Newborn Photography Session

      It was a joy to have the Nylen family in the studio for Viktors newborn session.
      What was the first thing you thought when you saw your baby for the first time?
      His beautiful eyes were wide open and he lifted his head and looked right at me!
      What was your favorite part about our session together?
      I loved how you took the little things I mentioned when we did our initial consultation and incorporated them all into the backgrounds you set up – it was all so perfect.
      How was your experience having your newborn photographed? Were you nervous or worried before? How did it turn out?
      I was not nervous after having met you and seeing you with him during our photo shoot, with how gentle and patient you were for him to fall asleep or stay in a pose just confirmed my confidence and comfort.
      What would be your advice to someone getting a newborn photography taken?
      To trust that your photos will be just as beautiful as all of the photos from your other blog posts! You were right when you said you run on “baby time” and all it took was patience to wait until baby Viktor was ready.
      Anything else you think the world should know about your newborn session?
      I just couldn’t be happier I decided to get newborn photos with you – you only get one chance and they grow so fast and these are such special memories that we will now have forever.
      I love all the beautiful photos we captured of sweet Viktor
      Never forget the tiny details.
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        Wisconsin Maternity/Pregnancy Portraits

        I love the dress she chose for her session
        I love the classic feel of this silhouette picture
        The love between these two is so beautiful.
        Stunning
        Such a happy family <3
        I love the bond this picture shows
        Pregnancy is such a wonderful experience.
        Those little booties are so cute
        This was another great outfit.
        Nothing is as moving as a baby bump

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          Fall Family Photos in Lake Country

          These sisters are so beautiful.
          All the outfits compliment each other so nicely
          Such stunning smiles.
          I love her freckles.
          Such a cute grin.
          What a sweetie
          One happy family
          Retzer is such a beautiful place for family pictures.
          The roots of the family.
          I am so happy with all of the beautiful pictures we took at this family session.
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            Brookfield fine art newborn studio session

            All wrapped up and ready for her first photo session
            tiny hands are so sweet
            Her floral headband is so cute
            I really loved this color for her session
            What a precious little girl
            snuggling this little bear <3
            I love the earthy vibe this photo gives off
            one tiny yawn to finish our session
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