Trevor and Brandi originally weren’t going to do an Engagement session. At the last minute, Brandi decided she really wanted to do one and I was MORE than happy to make it work. We couldn’t have asked for a better night to do the session – the weather was so beautiful! I loved being able to work with these guys and instantly fell in love with them and how sweet they are! I hope to post their wedding soon – it was AMAZING! For now, enjoy the engagement session!
Every time I get asked to photograph a newborn – I consider it a big honor. In the last year or 2….I feel like I’ve really fallen in love with newborns. I’ve always enjoyed them – but I feel like I just REALLY love them now. My heart was changed when I had Ezra and I realized how quickly these babies grow. Literally in a blink of an eye – they are 1. I’m starting to plan my son’s first birthday party and I feel like he was just born. These are the days we can’t get back – and I hear so many clients who didn’t do newborn photos that they are disappointed they didn’t do them. When I’m invited into someone’s house to capture these first few days home as a family – it’s even more special. I always go into sessions with a “plan” in my head and ideas on what I want to shoot – and when I walked into this house – – my energy just kicked in and I was SO excited to shoot in this house. Shooting in a house with a lot of white is like a photographers dream!
Morgan and Doug were 2 of the sweetest people I’ve met. This house has been in Doug’s family forever and recently they renovated it into this stunning farmhouse! Enjoy this sweet session!
Two things I remember as a child….I LOVED taking pictures and I wanted to be a mom. Clearly, both of those dreams have come true and seriously my heart bursts every single day with how blessed I am! Ezra is growing like crazy and he has such a BIG personality. There is not a day that goes by that he doesn’t make us laugh! He has been changing so much lately….he (finally) popped a tooth while we were in Florida. We were sitting at Sea World and he kept wanting to put my fingers in his mouth – I put my finger in and there was a TOOTH! He showed no signs of a tooth coming through but there it was! I’ve been wondering if he’s working on the next one because he has been drooling SO much these past few weeks, so we’ll see! As I said – we went to Florida at the end of January with my parents. I was a little concerned because if you know Ezra – you know that he refuses to sleep anywhere but in his crib…at home. Sooooooo….I thought it could be a long week if he decides he isn’t going to sleep – but he did really well. I was pleasantly surprised – maybe because of was preparing for the worst? LOL! While there we went to the Kennedy Space Center (it was awesome, highly recommend that), the beach, Disney Springs, the giant Ferris Wheel, Sea World, a lot of restaurants and just hung out at the pool at our condo. We really enjoyed our week away. Steve’s flight home Wednesday night was cancelled (we were gone the week that it was like SUPER cold back here in WI) so he was able to stay the rest of the week with us – which was really nice. Ezra mastered the army crawl while we were there and he’s been non-stop since. He loves being on the move. We’ve had to really start baby-proofing our house and he still finds every little crumb that we forget on the floor.
I obviously take a lot of photo’s of him. If you know Ezra – you know this kid never stops smiling….until I bring my camera out. Then, it’s like pulling teeth to get him to smile. LOL! Once in a while he’ll give me one – but they are very few and far between. So, it kinda cracks me up being a photographer and knowing how much my kid smiles that he won’t when I bring my camera out. Rather than posting these pics all separately, I figured I’d join them together and make one blog post. So, here ya go! I also don’t think I ever posted his 9 month picture, so that’s first! 🙂
This boy LOVES baths – like he splashes and kicks and laughs the entire time! I wanted to give him a sink bath and do pics…and SERIOUS! No smiles, no kicks, no splashing…nothing! LOL! Oh well, he’s still adorable!
And yesterday I took him to the studio with me while I’ve been doing some cleaning/re-organizing and he didn’t want to smile again. It kinda cracks me up! He learned “So-Big” recently and also started clapping, so you’ll see him doing that in some of these at least! And his new thing is smiling with his entire face – so that’s the best I got for a smile! It is pretty cute though!
This family. I’ve actually known Heidi for most of my life. Her mom babysat me as a little girl but we didn’t keep close contact after High School. When Cal and Heidi got engaged, she contacted me to shoot their wedding (which was an amazing backyard wedding with one of the best sparkler send-offs!) and I’ve been photographing this family ever since. I’ve said it many times before – but I truly love the friendships I make with my clients. I genuinely care about them and their families. My son now wears clothes from her son, Oliver and they also recently got a goldendoodle….and we have 2 of them at home. So, we have a lot in common and I absolutely love seeing them…even if Lucy gives me a run for my money ever session! (lets just say…the girl doesn’t like pictures…LOL!) We met last fall for family photo’s and literally I was worried the entire time that the rain was going to start to pour down on us – but thankfully it held off! Here’s a glimpse at their session!
I knew right away when I booked this wedding that this couple was going to be fun. When I talked to Brittney about what she wanted for the photo’s…she said SNOW. I was completely on board because we talked about the outfits planned and Im always a fan of snow pictures. The night before/day of the session, we got a snowstorm and it look BEAUTIFUL outside…but it was literally FREEZING outside. Brittney was a champ working through the cold temps and it was totally worth it. The outfits were AMAZING and can we talk about the sweet dog!? Any session when a client brings their furry friend – I’m excited. Their wedding is late this year at the Swan Barn in the dells. 🙂
I couldn’t wait to share this session with you, so enjoy!