Saturday, December 24, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Andy & Elizabeth {Rice Lake Wedding}

On a winter day that was almost the complete opposite of the previous year (yeah, remember that "blizzard wedding"?), two great people got married. I don't know if I've ever been able to say that a day was absolutely perfect in every way, but Andy & Elizabeth's wedding day was! There was a perfect amount of snow, it was warm (for December in WI), and everything went just as it was supposed to.

Liz and Andy - I already said it, but what a perfect day! It was an honor to be able to document your day and meet your families! I hope you had a great "mini" honeymoon! :)

Getting Ready

Liz and Andy chose to do a First Look and it helped the day run so much more smoothly!

First Look

Formals 1

Formals 2

Even the details were perfect...



The ceremony


These are always some of my favorites of the ceremony - listening to their soon-to-be spouse's vows.


First Kiss

We did a few portraits at sunset after the ceremony, and I love how they turned out!

Sunset 1

Sunset 2



The first dance...

First Dance

...and then everyone danced the night away!


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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Alaina Lynn {Somerset Newborn}

Back in October, I did maternity portraits for a couple my husband & I know well - Andrew & Bethany. We've been lucky enough to document their life together - from engagement, to wedding, to maternity... and now newborn!

Alaina Lynn was born on November 19th and we were able to do her newborn portraits when she was just under 2 weeks old. She did wonderfully for the time we spent doing pictures! She slept for a lot of the time and only peed once. :)

Congratulations Andrew & Bethany! Alaina is beautiful! I can't wait to watch her grow up!

Black and White

Pooh Blanket


Close Up



I absolutely love how comfy she looks in this basket - foot over the edge & everything!


Pink and Feet

We had to get some Christmas-y portraits, of course.


Baby's First Christmas


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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Nicole {Barron Maternity}

Wedding, maternity, newborn... it seems like so many of the couples whose weddings I've photographed are progressing to the next big "milestone" in their lives - having babies! I was super excited to head to Jake & Nicole's house to do some maternity portraits. We started out inside and then headed out to their park... I mean, backyard. What a beautiful spot to take some photos!

Congratulations Jake & Nicole! I can't wait until I can come back in a few months. :)

Indoor belly

Brown & White

You guys are seriously too adorable!

Mom & Dad


Nicole + dip

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Bethany {River Falls Maternity}

Many of my friends have recently announced that they are pregnant. This has given me some great opportunities to brush up on my maternity and newborn portfolios! I was excited to take maternity photos for Andrew & Bethany because I had done their engagement portraits as well as wedding photos previously. We always have a great time on photo shoots and this was no exception! We walked down under the swinging bridge at Glen Park and then spent some time in my home studio.

I hope you guys had as much fun as I did! You're gorgeous, Bethany, and I can't wait to meet the new addition to your family in a few weeks! :)







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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Willenbring Family {River Falls Portraits}

For the last two years, we've done a family session at Glen Park in October. The first year there were three & the next year four. This year, I met Jessi, Joe, James & John at Glen Park again - a little later in October but on a perfect day! James & John were another year older and they did a great job.

I hope you all had a good time - I sure did! :)


We got some full family photos, as well as Jessi, Joe and each of the boys...

Mom/Dad + 1

...and each parent with each boy. :)

Mom + 1

Dad + 1

I love how differently James & John reacted to the leaves!



I L.O.V.E. this one! (Great thought, Jessi!)


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

River Falls Senior: Shane

In December, I photographed an awesome outdoor wedding in a blizzard. Recently, this family contacted me again - this time about senior photos for one of their other children. We scheduled our session quite a while back and everyone was excited to get together. Well, everyone except Shane. :) Actually, we started at his home then did some indoor studio portraits and continued on to Glen Park and the high school to grab our last shots. As you can imagine, this was a long process, and he did great! We planned it out so well, we even managed to get home before the Packer game started!

Here are a few of my favorites from the afternoon.



Glen Park




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