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BossBabes Shoot Around | Personal Branding | Williams Bay, WI

In my last post, I mentioned one of my favorite local female photographers, Elyse Bullard. Each time Elyse and I work together, I can count on two things — great photographs, and total willingness to get goofy and creative in order to make them. In fact, one of the things I most appreciate about Elyse is how willing she is to take the time to get out and shoot around, just for the sake of her love of photography. As […]

Sunny Spring Engagement Session

Williams Bay | Spring Engagement Session | Kristin and Mike

It all started with an Oreo. And when it comes to love stories, there are few better ways to begin than that. Mike met Dan in college, over guitars and Yellowcard. And when Dan introduced Mike to his sister, Kristin, who happened to be enjoying some flavored Oreos at the time, it was intrigue at first sight, and the birth of an inside joke. A few Facebook messages later, and the two were hanging out, playing games and eating pizza — […]


Mother’s Day Gift Certificates

A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she held him, she sang: I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be. Mother’s Day is drawing near, and as we pause to remember how much our mums have done for us over the years, one question stands out: What’s the perfect gift to show mom (or the […]


Sunny Summer Portrait | Lifestyle Photography

One of the interesting phenomenons I’ve encountered as a photographer is the perception some men have regarding portraits. They value nice images, have the desire to be professionally photographed, but feel conflicted because they’re afraid that having portraits taken might be seen as an indulgence reserved for women, teens, couples, or families. However, I can happily say that each of the guys I’ve photographed for solo portrait sessions have been pleasantly surprised by how fun the experience can be, even though it […]


The Best Place To Be Is In A Loving Family | Newborn Lifestyle Portrait Session

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and as you may have noticed, the site is in the midst of undergoing some changes. But, if you’re here reading despite that, I’m grateful, and I promise, more good things are soon to come. In the meantime, I’m excited to share some of the images from a recent newborn lifestyle portrait session. And, on some level it’s poetic, because not only are these the images from the winners of the newborn lifestyle […]

One Year Old Birthday Boy Portraits, Cake Smash, blue and green balloons, Lisle, IL

First Birthday Cake Smash!

What better way to celebrate a first birthday and capture one year old portraits than with a cake smash? Of course, I’m usually more of an ice cream girl than a cake girl, but when it comes to birthdays, cake is king. And when my friends and past clients told me they were interested in including a cake smash in their 1 year old son’s portrait session, I was all in. Not only are Bob and Diana great parents and a […]

Modern Glamour Portraits, Lisle, IL, Redhead

Modern Glamour Portraits

March has regularly been an interesting month for me, and March of 2015 has been no different. This year, professionally speaking, March came in like a lamb and left like a lion – a glorious, action packed lion that gave me and my camera creative butterflies. I am so grateful! If you’ve been following me in Social Media, you’ll have noticed some really lovely portraits peppering my feed of late. That’s because one of the shoots that brightened up the […]

Newborn Lifestyle Portrait Session Giveaway

Hey friends, as some of you may already be aware, I’ve been running a contest this past weekend. Since spring is around the corner, bringing with it all sort of new life, this contest is all about celebrating babies and baby bumps. The lucky winner will receive a Newborn Lifestyle Portrait Session Package (a $600 value) from Blueverve Studio once their baby is born. Check out the contest, and enter below. And, if you have friends and family expecting, be […]

Father and Son Lifestyle Portraits

Lifestyle Portraits

Many new clients are curious about lifestyle portraits, and what differences there are between this more documentary style of photography and traditional portraiture.  Some of you know the difference and have clear views on what works for you – you either want polished and posed, or more relaxed and candid.  And really, that’s what the difference comes down to.  There are a handful of things we can plan for lifestyle portrait sessions – location, wardrobe, even events for you and […]