Ok, this was seriously one of THE best senior photography sessions!! Alexa and her mom, Julie, are sooo much fun and their personalities meshed so well with mine. They are both really bubbly and positive people. It was a true joy to work with them!! We wandered around Rotary Gardens and found a bunch of spots for some amazing portraits. Alexa's smile could light up a room and I'm sure this young lady will do great things with her life! Thanks again ladies :-)
Hi!! I need to get this website back in shape! I seriously suck at blogging and updating my Facebook page, but I promise you..I have a ton of work to show! Check out this sweet newborn baby boy! He is absolute perfection.
A huge congratulations goes out to this wonderful couple! Here are just some of the images from Samantha and Dave's beautiful rustic-themed engagement session. Enjoy!!
Jake and Steph were married on Saturday at Rotary Gardens in Janesville, WI. They had their reception at Kandu/Best Events. To say their wedding was beautiful would be a serious understatement. It was just awesome! They put so much work and love into their whole day. From their lighthearted and rustic ceremony program (which coordinated perfectly with their wedding invitations!) to their seating chart board made of wood, twine, and clothes pins. If they were going for an intimate feeling where everything just felt comfortable and easy, they accomplished that! It was seriously just amazing. Steph put so much of herself into the things she made. She learned how and made all the bridal party hangers with their names in wire! WOW! She decorated flip-flops for the girls with wrapped ribbon and “I Do” bling on the bottom of hers. Who cares if the shoes read…”Do I”…just cross your feet and you’re good to go! You’re awesome Steph! :-) The ceremony was so sweet and heartfelt. Steph looked beautiful walking down the aisle with her Dad. I loved the way she smiled at Jake as she made her way to him. :-) They did a ceremonial tree-planting with dirt from both of their childhood homes. That was so cool! I love meaningful things like that..things that will last. The tree will grow with them – how cool is that?? They wrote their own vows, which were so touching to hear. They spoke about how they have grown together and accepted each other for who they are. They vowed to be by each other’s side through everything with love, respect, and support. Very sweet. After the ceremony, it
I just love doing in-home lifestyle sessions. They are so real. It's so awesome to capture a family in their everyday environment. Enjoy these images of Isabella (who is now 3 and celebrating her birthday today!) and her family! Thank you guys for having me over - I love doing sessions with you :-)
Megan and Tim had quite the event for their wedding. It was a 4 day deal! First there was the rehearsal, then their wedding in Lake Geneva, the reception at the Armory in Janesville the next day, and THEN a Sunday brunch! I have such a hard time picking which images I want to blog - that it pretty much freezes me up..that's why my blog posts take forever. So, in an effort to get some of these images up - I chose some of my absolute favorites from their reception at the Armory. The Armory is pretty much a photographer's dream with so so soooo many little nooks and crannies to explore. It was almost overwhelming because I knew that there was no way I could create all the images that were swirling through my mind. I was so excited to find this little room tucked away from the room they were making their Grand Entrance from. I think I probably gasped out loud. I knew it would a perfect place to get some shots of Megan and Tim while they unwound a bit. It was a crazy busy day and I literally had about 10 minutes (if that!) with Megan and Tim ALONE to create these images before their Grand Entrance. The thing that really speaks to me with these images is that you can almost visibly feel them relaxing and escaping for a moment. It was such a hectic time for them - fun, of course, but this little retreat together was much needed for both of them, even if it was only for 10 minutes. So please enjoy - these are some real moments, folks.
I had the pleasure of photographing this little cutie again! I love watching the kids grow up! She is getting so big and guess what....is almost potty trained already!! I couldn't believe it! That's so awesome :-) I love this family! We have done many sessions together. In fact, last weekend we did a pinup session with Isabella's mom, Heather at their family car lot! Those pics to come soon. But on to Isabella's pics - she is the sweetest little thing! She and my daughter, Abigail, were born a week apart and will be meeting soon! On a side note - after posting this I realized I haven't changed my watermark to 2012 yet! oops....
So begins my "catch-up" posts! With the weather being so frigid the last couple days, I thought a nice, cheery, and warm session would be fitting! These image are from a senior session I did back in September with Alyssa. She is a totally down-to-earth and sweet girl. She was up for pretty much anything I threw her way. Our motto that day was "If it feels awkward...you look hot!" (thank you Brooke Photography for that truth!) The poses that she didn't think would work out totally did and ended up being some of her favorites! So, without further ado - here is the beautiful Miss Alyssa!
2011 was a very busy year - especially towards the end. That is a wonderful thing and I am very thankful for it, however, not so great for any blog followers I have (or did have....). My blog is the first thing that I let go when things get crazy. Unless you are on my Facebook page, you probably haven't seen a LOT of the work I did last year! So....I am resolving to keep up with this blog. I will try my very best! I am also resolving to post a lot of the sessions that I did last year and update my portfolio on this site. It will take some time, but I hope to do at least one post a day for a while...at least until I am caught up. School doesn't start back up for me until January 9th, so I will have some extra time! Until I get those sessions ready to blog - I will leave you with at least one picture. After all - this is a photography site and what is a blog post without a picture, right?
Do you ever just smell, taste, hear, or see something that transports you, instantly, back in time? I'm sure you do. It happens to me all the time. Today, I made myself an ice cream sundae, complete with bananas and chocolate syrup (I forgot to buy whipped cream though). I knew it would be good, but didn't think much of it until I took that first bite. The familiar taste, with the mixture of the yummy, ripe bananas and sweet chocolate, coupled with the frosty vanilla ice cream, took me back about 25 years to 7 or 8 years old. On that night, I was laying in my bedroom, which was right off our living room and kitchen, and I could hear Mom out there making her favorite (and mine) sundae. And, oh, I can't even tell you how much I wanted some! So, I do what any other kid would do (or not)....I start coughing! My thought is this...Mom will think I'm deathly ill and ask me to get up. And of course, once I am up, she will so kindly offer me some of her sundae (or...gasp!!..even one of my own!!). Now wouldn't that be a treat? Well, during my coughing episode, me trying to make each one a little louder, my little "trick" worked!! Mom came in and asked me if I was ok and she let me get up. And you know what?? I ended up getting my own sundae! I thought I was the slickest kid in the world and that Mom was none the wiser. Of course, now that I am a mom, I know that she was on to me the whole time....she just let me think