Mommy & Me {Lifestyle Retzer Nature Center – Waukesha, WI}

Miss Ada is so so special to everyone around her. She just lights up a room, or in this case the whole nature center. When I got a message from Katie at 2AM asking about photos soon as they were leaving for their big move to Seattle the next week I knew this was so important to her, especially to be wracking your brain at 2 in the morning over it. So we quickly picked a day that weekend, invited the grandparents that were helping while Dad was out getting settled in their new digs and explored this “new to us” place. When I got this email from Katie after sending the images her way I just about cried. This is EXACTLY why I do what I do.

“I will literally love these images forever. I cannot wait for Ada to see them when she’s older and appreciate them in a whole new way. Now I’m gonna go look at all of them a million times.”

Tomorrow is not promised, our lives can change in an instance for better or for worse, but memories will remain, and we can encapsulate those memories with photos. And how she told me one day Ada would look at these is a whole new light hit the nail on the head. We may not print or frame every single picture of our children but one day when they ask, or when we are not there to tell them they will have these knowing that we were THERE.

 

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Family Love {Wingra Park – Madison, WI}

If you couldn’t tell by now, anywhere near the water is my favorite place to shoot. This park in particular quickly became one of our favorite places to visit when we first moved to Madison. The easy parking, playground near by, and the view of the lake and beautiful colored boats. We could easily spend a few hours here every visit. So when this family offered to meet me here I was excited! And when I saw their parked bicycles in the lot I knew this was a perfect spot for them. We had so much fun checking out the lake from different spots and we even got to see an awesome water plane which the boys were both so fascinated by. Thank you so much to this family for coming out, here are just a few of my favorites.

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Mother & Daughter {Ele Story at Downtown Madison}

Loved this Mother/Daughter duo! And how amazing is this matching dress and top set from Ele Story  I recently had the privilege of photographing some new pieces for Judy, the creator of these beautiful dresses and tops. If you haven’t checked them out be sure to! They are beautiful hand crafted with gorgeous little details that encapsulate childhood all in one piece.

Thank you to these two beautiful ladies for joining me on a fun adventure as we explored a new part of town. Here are some of my favorites!

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The R Family {Wisconsin Beach Family Session}

What a gorgeous night to celebrate this man’s 1st birthday on the beach! The water & beautiful sunset and an adorable family – what more could you ask for?  Watching this little man grow over the past year has been so fun. What’s even better has been watching these 3 become a family together.  I love being able to capture these precious moments together. Here are just a few of my favorites!


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