Glowing in Gowns

I just wanted to take a minute to appreciate how fun it is to incorporate some of the studio’s wardrobe pieces into a session! Even if you’re not sure you want to do your entire session in this style, we can absolutely do a few shots “all dolled up.” My studio stocks a small selection of gowns in sizes 12m – 12y, mostly from Dollcake and Tutu du Monde, and we can also source special gowns just for your portrait session if desired. (Mom, don’t forget that I have a few options for you too if you want to jump in with your kiddo!)

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    A Wisconsin Girl Goes to Texas

    I have worked with this awesome family for over 7 years now! That just blows my mind. I first got a call from them just after the birth of their oldest son, and I’ve been blessed to photograph them at least annually ever since then. You can imagine my devastation when I learned that they were relocating to Texas for work — I may or may not have shed real tears, ha!

    So when it came time for me to pick which photography workshop I was going to attend last year (I always try to do something to continue my education as a professional photographer at least once a year) I saw that there was a workshop happening in a city a few hours away from them in Texas. I quickly texted Danielle to see if they’d be interested in me stopping by for a visit (and to photograph them), I was overjoyed when she was just as excited as I was! It was a done deal.

    Man, that trip to Texas was amazing. The workshop was fantastic, I got to stop at Magnolia on my way up to this family, and after I photographed them they were so gracious to treat me to dinner and let me spend the night before I flew back out.

    I am so lucky to have made lifelong friends with so many of my clients over the years, including Chris & Danielle and their beautiful kids. I hope you enjoy these photos from their session.

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      Summertime Maternity and Family Portraits – Nature and River

      Oh, how I love working with this family! Their little guy is about the same age as my oldest son, and Mom and I were both pregnant with #2 at the same time as well (their baby came a few months before my youngest). It’s always been great to see them and share parenting stories. Seeing how their little guy was loving on Mom’s baby bump was just the sweetest thing to me… it might have been the pregnancy hormones, but I seriously got emotional as I was editing this session! Ha! I loved that Mom was interested in wearing one of the studio’s maternity gowns in the river at the end of the session. It was the perfect way to end their session and those portraits are some of my favorites.

      Enjoy a sneak peek into their session!

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        Baby R’s Classic Posed Newborn Session

        I have been immensely blessed to work with this amazing family from the time Mom was pregnant with her oldest little girl! They are the sweetest family. It’s so incredibly special that I am able to see my client families grow like this – not only because they trust me to capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments time after time, but because I get to see their kids grow up over the years. As a mom myself, I just think that’s incredible. I loved being able to catch up with Mom at this session — I was still pregnant with my youngest at the time (and wound up delivering him about 2 weeks after their session) and it was so much fun to chat about pregnancy, mothering, and other things. It was such a fun session. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their shoot below!

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          Spring Family Portraits in Waukesha

          I loved working with this beautiful family! I first met them through “A Moment of Santa” when they brought their little guy – who was just a few weeks old at the time – for portraits with our one-of-a-kind vintage Santa. I was thrilled when they wanted to be photographed again, this time during the spring. We have a very narrow window of time here in Wisconsin to capture the beautiful flowering trees, but man — if you can hit it, the results are just incredible! These portraits were taken at one of my favorite parks here in Waukesha. I love pink & purple trees in the spring, so I was really excited about how their family portraits turned out. It was a mild and cloudy morning which meant we had beautifully even light everywhere. Just gorgeous! Enjoy!

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