Rachel’s Senior Portrait Session

One great thing about Milwaukee is the close distance between a luscious natural environment and an industrial urban one.  Rachel got the best of both locations in her senior portrait session.  We originally planned on just the natural location, but as we sailed through outfits and poses I suggested adding an alternative destination for our backdrop.  Rachel and her mom, Rose, were game!   Walker’s Point, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Milwaukee, is a great source of my inspiration, and it just so happens that I call this neighborhood home.  Rachel and Rose LOVED the city locale and it quickly turned into their favorite part of the shoot.  Keeping an open mind and remaining flexible are two of the best traits to have, especially as a college bound senior.  Good luck to you, Rachel!

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Queen Anne’s Lace Maternity Photo Shoot

There is a lot that goes into a photo shoot, but one of the most important elements is hair and make-up.  Girls want to feel their best when they’re standing in front of a camera, especially when the photos being taken are for momentous occasions.  We were so fortunate to be able to book my dear friend (the super talented) Gina Barrington to do (our mama-to-be) Anne’s hair and make-up for the photo-shoot.  Gina is co-owner of  Wide Eyed Beauty – Ladies, check them out. There is nothing quite like Wide Eyed Beauty in the Milwaukee/Wisconsin area – they are an exclusive on-site full service hair, make-up and nail team.  Full disclosure:  Gina did my hair and make-up for my wedding in New Mexico last year.

For her maternity shots, Anne wanted a more natural location and I knew just the place to take her.  This secret location happened to be in full bloom of Queen Anne’s Lace, a favorite of Anne’s, and the trails that led into the woods were lined with wild flowers.  I am so happy that I was able to capture a few beautiful moments with this radiant beauty!  Take a look for yourself – this momma-to-be just glows.