Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paige's Newborn Session | Eau Claire, WI

Welcome to the world, Paige! When my friend's sister asked me to capture her family's newest addition, I was very honored. This sweet pea was a breeze to shoot, and her family's love for her was so evident. Congrats, Larson family!
newborn girl session eau claire
family photos newborn eau claire

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wittig Engagement | Eau Claire, WI

It was so fun to have another session with Ashley and Mike! When I first photographed these two, we had a family session. With engagement pictures, it was nice to be able to put the focus of these photographs on the love in their relationship. The soft light made for lovely afternoon exploring through the backwoods of Wisconsin!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Henck Engagement | Eau Claire, WI

I truly enjoy photographing and documenting special moments, especially when family and friends are involved! The bride-to-be, Betsy, has been my friend since we were both princesses/ neighboring town ambassadors during our high school days. Our friendship grew even more as we both attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire for college. Years later, I was so excited when Betsy asked me about photographing her wedding day! Unfortunately, I was already booked! To be able to share this special shoot with them was like getting to see a piece of the love they would spend on their big day! Congratulations to Betsy and Jeremy, wishing you both many years of love and laughter ahead! 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Aubrie Turns 1 | Eau Claire, WI

I had the pleasure of photographing this tiny beauty when she was just born. So to see her again at one - it's just incredible to capture how much she's grown. Smash cake photos are always fun at this age and incorporating more elements of pink - well, that's just icing on the cake. Happy Birthday, Aubrie! 
smash cake one year old eau claire
one year old photography session eau claire

Winter Engagement | Eau Claire, WI

We had a lovely afternoon exploring Eau Claire for these engagement pictures. Our excursion ranged from photographing at an urban industrial location to one of my favorite parks. These two were so photogenic and fun, I truly can't wait for their big day! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Natalie's Newborn Session | Eau Claire, WI

It seemed not so long ago that I shot Lindsay's maternity photos - although, for Lindsay, I'm sure it felt much longer. But at last, Natalie is here! This family is too cute for words. Lindsay and Charlie are so in love with their little princess, and it was easily captured. 
newborn photos eau claire
family photographer eau claire

Sunday, October 14, 2012

O'Keefe Family Session | Durand, WI

These family portraits were a part of Nicole and TJ's engagement session! Our last post definitely displayed the rainy weather, but as we waited through the afternoon, the clouds held a little bit longer to take some family pictures! It was fun to take our formal shots and then have some fun in the woods to capture some more casual poses.

Nicole + TJ Engaged | Durand, WI

A little rain won't put a complete damper on a photo session. In fact, it made this engagement shoot a little extra special with an umbrella, reflections in the puddles and some fog in the woods. Nicole and TJ, thanks for being such troopers on this cloudy day. I absolutely love how these turned out. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Traun Engagement | Durand, WI

I was beyond thrilled when I was able to return to my hometown for this beautiful engagement session. Derek and Jenna had the perfect backdrop for their pictures; their family farm! The woods were filled with gorgeous fall colors and the farm itself was filled with lovely stone and woodwork. I loved that the pictures were not only fun, but truly captured a day-in-the-life of the couple! 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dallman Wedding | Elmwood, WI

There's something to be said about growing up in a small Wisconsin town. When the nearest Walmart is a half hour away, you really grow a larger sense of community with the neighboring towns! This couldn't be more evident when the big day arrived for the Dallmans. When everyone began to get ready at the church, I realized I knew a majority of the wedding party! It had been a couple of years since I had seen some of these familiar faces and I immediately knew that with this group, we were in store for a very fun day! It was a little cold, but the wedding party didn't show it in the pictures! Thankfully, there was ONE fall-colored tree still up at the church. The right angle and framing made the entire day look filled with the bright colors. How perfect for a wedding with the theme of "Fall in Love"? 

The bridal party stopped at the beautiful Mabel Tainter Theater for a couple of quick pictures. Growing up in the area, I often forget how beautiful rural Wisconsin can be! The location was truly a gem for these images!

Congratulations again to Tonya and Darren! Thanks for letting us be a part of this special memory!