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a willy [street] fun day | madison, wi family photographer

Sweet Peyton has been pretty swamped since the last time he appeared on the blog.

Growing some to-die-for curls, snuggling his mommy & daddy, crawling/walking/RUNNING around his beautiful world.

Oh yeah. And perfecting general adorableness in general. Busy guy!

♥ T.

p.s. My very favorite shot is near the end as the last in a series of three (red wall, then 2 black & whites…see it?). I ADORE that one. How he was loving on his momma but twisted his little hand around to continue giving Daddy some sugar, too. Swoon.

fairest of them all | madison, wi family photographer

Things Alexandra is into (in no particular order):

Swinging. And singing. Preferably at the same time.

Fairy princess dresses.

Her cat, Flounder.

Playing with dolls & make-up.

Being hugged/swung/chased/tickled by her mommy & daddy (aka Anna & Pat).

Twirling & climbing & jumping & running.

Being the cutest little girl in town. (She’s very good at that one.)

♥ T.

rachel clare - Darling! And, I’m in love with that curly, red hair. <3

it’s time | madison, wi headshot photographer

Hey, all you lovely people! How’s your summer? Good? I’m both alarmed & tickled that we have officially entered August. The former because school is right around the corner and the latter because it’s my birthday month. Yikes & woo hoo! 😀

So on to the matter at hand: HEADSHOTS. Everyone needs a fabulous one and you, my friend, are no different. An image of yourself looking beautiful, confident, relaxed & full of personality is a powerful tool to possess. Whether it’s for your career, your social media profile pic, your honey’s wallet…the possibilities are endless. The folks presented below were over the moon with their images and you will be, too! Promise. If they could talk they would also tell you that our session was super easy & fun & no big whoop (people are generally surprised there’s no blood or tears involved). Strolling, chatting, laughing, smiling. That’s about it and voila…GORGEOUS results! Most of these folks had never had a photo of themselves they adored until our session. Such an incredible honor for me to show them how amazing they really are, both inside & out.

It’s time, guys! Get in touch with me today to get the details and set yours up. You won’t regret it and most importantly…you deserve it.

♥ T.



baby charlie | madison, wi newborn photographer

Gretchen & Dan make some pretty darn cute baby boys. First came James. And now Charlie (occupant of this beautiful belly). We spent a lovely day together in their home and they graciously invited me (and my camera) into their sweet new world of joy, exhaustion, amazement & beauty as a family of four. Here’s a piece of it, just for you. Lucky ducks!

♥ T.

For all you mommies-to-be out there who would like to book a newborn session, please remember to contact me several months before your due date so that I can leave a little wiggle room in my schedule. I am typically booked a couple of months ahead & it would be a crying shame for your family to miss out on such an incredibly significant & truly unforgettable photographic experience. And if you’d like to book BOTH maternity & newborn sessions (as most of my clients do), I have some fancy shmancy special deals available. What a thrill to meet you, that bun in the oven of yours & then…can you believe it? Your brand-new sweet babe!

LKG - Tara,
These are absolutely precious! What a gift you have.

rachel clare - Sweetest! And, Mama looks AMAZING. Lovely work, sweet friend. xo

jenna, class of 2013 | monona wi senior portrait photographer

Jenna! Love, love, LOVE this girl.

She is so many things, including but not exclusively: Amazing role model (for my daughters & scads of others). Fabulous dancer. Sweetheart extraordinaire. Smartypants. Owner & operator of one brilliant smile & two dazzling eyesballs. You get the picture, right? This incredible young woman is awesome and fun and friendly and ready to take on the world! (Her mom is pretty cool, too.)

Huge congrats on your graduation from Monona Grove High School, Miss Jenna! Can’t wait to watch you soar next year. And you better come visit your girls here LOTS…or else! 😉

If you know this lovely face, please do me a favor and leave a comment with ONE WORD you feel best describes her. I’ll start: BADGER!

♥ t.


TV show: Real Housewives of New Jersey….come on, how could you not enjoy watching fighting Italian housewives? 

Class: Physics, and yes, I am in fact a science nerd.

Sport: To watch: I love college football and to play: I love dancing and playing golf.

Quote: “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” -Tim McGraw

Color: As long as it sparkles, it is my favorite color.

Celebrity: Jennifer Lawrence…’nuff said.

Food: For some odd reason I am obsessed with garbanzo beans…. 

Book: Harry Potter Series!

Vacation: Anywhere in Europe!

Memory: Prom night with all of my best friends!

Plans: After visiting Mexico this summer, I will be attending UW-Madison in the fall. I also plan to study engineering and work a bunch so I can pay for it all.

Jenna’s favorite photos from our session (happens to be mine, too!)



Piper - Talented

Tami - Amazing!

Sharon - Smokin’ 😉

Linda - Sweetheart!!

Lauryn - caring

jennifer Christianson - joy

Laura - Hardworking.

Avery - thebestpersonandrolemodelyouwillevermeetiloveyousomuchjenjeniwillmissyounextyearyoubettervisitorelse<3

Patricia - Kind

Ellie - perky!

Nat - Smiley 🙂

Jessica - Classy!

Tracy Coyle - 4th row, one on the right. Golf, physics, engineering.

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