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sweet baby bump & a guitar | madison, wi maternity photographer

And a dog! For goodness sake, let’s not leave out adorable, tongue-wagging Abby!

Kelly & Jeff are an incredibly warm, generous & loving couple and our time together felt like being with old friends. Easy and relaxed, with bursts of laughter now and then…my favorite!

If all goes as planned, Kelly will be giving birth today. Please join me in sending loads of positive energy and good thoughts this family’s way. Looking forward to our newborn session!

For all you expectant mommas out there, please keep in mind that the best time to schedule your own unique, modern maternity session with me is typically when you’re in the 7th or 8th month of pregnancy.I am usually booked up a month or two in advance, so be sure to contact me ASAP to accommodate your desired time. This is WAY too important to put off, lady friends!

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Anne - Love love love! What a beautiful mommy! The sheer curtain picture needs to go in the nursery for sure.

Bonnie Schimmel - How sweet. Love the pic of mommy-to-be through the sheer curtain. Love, love.

mallory: color or b/w? | madison, wi high school senior photographer

Aaaand….GO! Would love to hear from you know-it-alls on Facebook, too. πŸ˜‰


Laura - Ohhhhh not MY Mallory. I was so confused!

Bonnie Schimmel - Definitely the color. It is so vivid and she is gorgeous in the colored photo!

tara - not one vote for color? wow. surprising to me! guess i’m the only weirdo.

and mr. urban, must you always be so demanding? gee whiz, man. i actually considered separating them, but thought it might sway folks one way or another (like if i posted the color one first or vice versa). perhaps you can just lift your poor little hand up to the screen to cover one at a time? πŸ˜‰

Ellen - Color

Taryn - color…

John - I can’t decide. I do know this…I would like some white space between the two of them, that would make it easier for me to see them separately.

Leaning towards…color. πŸ™‚

PattyG - Go with the color! Its gorgeous….

Carla - color for sure! πŸ™‚ beautiful as always ms. t πŸ™‚

Jennifer Chaney - They’re both beautiful, but I love the color one. πŸ™‚

happy fall! | madison, wi photographer

Delicious autumn!

My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

[George Eliot]

Dearest Fall,

I do realize that it’s not technically your birthday, but somehow October 1st always feels that way to me. It marks the time each year that I finally surrender to your spectacular beauty & enticing comforts…your brisk air (a hard one for me, as you know), your crunching leaves, your pumpkin-scented candles, your crockpot dinners. I shall embrace you with frozen, cracked fingers! Thanks for being such a magnificent backdrop for what I love to do.

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Now let’s celebrate with some of my most-loved autumnal (that’s a word, right?) images! If you need me, I’ll be drinking some hot cocoa in my Snuggie.


Bonnie Schimmel - Thank you for the beautiful reminder of God’s beautiful creations.

when they forget i’m there | madison, wi family photographer

My hands-down favorite moments during a session.

Feeling extraordinarily blessed today that people allow me into their magical, private little love bubbles.

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Bonnie Schimmel - Love it … rare for a guy shot.

Ellen - I love this shot. πŸ™‚

emily - so sweet! πŸ™‚

carrie anciaux - yep, those are the BEST.

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