Archive of ‘Children’ category

Portraits: family session at lambeau field, green bay

Lambeau-Field-Green-Bay-Family-Photography-Packers-Photographer-Winter-Kids-ChildrenGreen Bay is such a classic, midwestern city. If people guessed what we are best known for, even with very little knowledge they would almost certainly be right: breweries, cheese, and football. And we take them all very seriously. 🙂

When Gail contacted me from La Grange, Texas and mentioned that she and her daughter would be traveling in for a Packers football game, and were considering a Green Bay family session, I could not be more excited. They are huge Packers fans, despite living in Cowboys country, and so there was only one perfect location for their session – Lambeau Field.

True Wisconsin winter (including the heavy snow and harsh wind) had not quite arrived on that December day, but for little Harper, the 40 degree weather was still a big change from the 80 degrees they left behind. She handled it like a champ and was so fun to photograph!  We spent some time in front of the stadium, went down into the bowl, and even stopped outside for a “Lambeau leap” before wrapping up the session. The next day Gail and Harper were back in the stadium with thousands of others to cheer on the Packers against their home team!

Portraits: family session at green isle park, green bay

Green-Bay-Family-Photography-Green-Isle-Park-Fall-Photographer-Kids-ChildrenEvelyn was one of the first newborns we ever photographed. As she grows up (and her family gets bigger too) it’s such a pleasure to continue to photograph she and her baby sister Stella. The {T} Family is wonderful; they are fun, relaxed, and always playful with their girls. This session was the first that the four of them have been outdoors for a session together, and what better setting than a park, where there is room to run, bridges to climb, and mischief to be made. We had a blast teasing and tickling the girls, and photographing on one of the few fall days that was sunny and warm. Until next time, little blondies!

Portraits: family session at fonferek glen, green bay

Fonferek-Falls-Glen-Family-Photography-Green-Bay-Photographer-Rustic-Country-Kids-ChildrenThere are many things I love about being a photographer – we spend time outside, celebrate lots of happy moments (weddings, birthdays, graduations), and we get a chance to connect with people.  Most of all I love chasing down beautiful light like this, and making images that I know will become even more meaningful as they age.  It’s a pretty special thing to be a part of capturing these memories of families together – snuggling, playing, smiling – knowing these will be the images they look back on as their family grows and changes.

If you can imagine it, the {B} Family’s session almost got rained out.  In fact we had a moment in the middle of the session with a little bit of sun and just enough of a sprinkle to make a beautiful rainbow. At moments like that you can’t help but feel glad to be where you are with all you have (especially when that includes a camera!) Cheers to the {B} Family and Happy First Birthday to baby Jackson!

Portraits: caiden turns two, pamperin park

Green-Bay-Photography-Child-Pamperin-Park-Two-FamilyTwo year olds have the ability to do something we, as adults, are always trying to figure out… They know how to live in the moment. Every minute is full of possibility; every new place is an adventure waiting to happen.  That’s what makes two year sessions so fun.

We choose locations that allow for running, exploring and playing, so we can be behind the lens (also running and playing) to capture their expressions. It’s always amazing to me to see their surprise, wonderment, (and sassy smirks!) as I go through the images after the session, because many times they are too fast to see in real time. Portraits like these become a way to push “pause” on this crazy stage of constant moving, and have a little something to hold onto – a way to remember your little two year old even when they’re all grown up.

Portraits: morgan turns two, barkhausen preserve

Green_Bay_Photography_Child_Barkhausen_Reserve_Two_FamilyEvery now and then we have a session where I just can’t believe how much someone has grown up. Last year at this time Morgan was this tiny little girl with a bob of hair, just walking. Now here she is, still with those big blue/green eyes, but with long hair that curls at the ends, and full of energy and conversation. Morgan has no fear and is interested in exploring everything. During our session at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, she ran her hands through tangles of flowers, peered over the bridge and through crevices, and kept close observation on everyone who passed by. We love watching children as they grow up and share their personalities and interests with us. Happy Birthday, Morgan!

Portraits: the {r} family’s lifestyle session

Green_Bay_Family_Lifestyle_Session_Home_Photographer_Photography_KidsHave you ever thought about your day-to-day life at home with the kiddos?  I’m talking about Saturday mornings drawing in the playroom, watching favorite movies, and cuddling on the couch (maybe you changed out of your pajamas, maybe you didn’t).  These are the most intimate moments that families are made from – the real moments.  That is what lifestyle sessions are all about.  They are about seeing beauty in your everyday life, doing the things you love with the people you love best.

Although Ben and I do not specialize in lifestyle photography, we love it as a opportunity to take a step back from posing and planning and become observers.  It reminds me of loading a roll of film into my very first SLR camera, and feeling the importance in what that film could become.  It was a sense of being called to observe the world around me, and it is always good to brush up against that feeling.

Being invited into someone’s home and spending time with their family is incredibly personal, and it results in intimate, authentic images.  The photographs become a narrative of who you are as a family in that moment – the favorite toys, the home you’ve built, and how you care for one another.

Portraits: hazel turns eight months

Green_Bay_Child_Baby_Infant_Studio_Family_Portraits_Photos_WisconsinThere is nothing so fun as a little one who is full of expression!  I love this age, where babies start to play, giggle, and imitate.  One minute Hazel would be very serious, taking in what was going on around her, the next, she would be laughing and smiling (showing us those two tiny teeth).  Somewhere in between there were smirks and scrunchy little stinker faces, and full body shakes of excitement! So many good things, and far too many photos to share on the blog. 😉  Hazel is the spitting image of her mommy, and we love her wild, curly hair and big, blue eyes. She did such a great job for her photo session, and we can’t wait until her one year session fast approaching in June!

Portraits: mara turns four

Green_Bay_Child_Photographer_Studio_Indoor_Portraits_WisconsinWhen this cold winter weather hits (negative 2 for a high today…really?) it’s time to huddle on into the studio for indoor portraits.  For kiddos with winter birthdays, there is no need to hold off for warmer temperatures; we have lots of options for backdrops indoors.

We have been photographing Mara since her first birthday, and we’re always excited to see what she will be wearing for her photo sessions as she has a personal seamstress on call (aka: grandma) to make things just for her.  Mara is full of personality – she told us so many stories while she was here for her session, and with each new outfit she strolled into the studio as though it were a fashion show.  That is Mara, and we love it.  It is so fun to watch kiddos grow and change – to hear all about what their new interests are and feel as though we know them personally.  Happy Fourth Birthday, Mara!

Portraits: sweetpea’s clothier winter photoshoot

Sweetpeas_Clothier_DePere_Studio_Child_Photography_Fashion_ModelingI love working with Sweetpea’s Clothier in De Pere.  I believe it is important to support small businesses, especially when they provide something special and unique to the area.  This is certainly how I feel about Sweetpea’s; they have a huge variety of children’s clothing as well as unique gifts, jewelry, and mommy needs.  (I am neither a mother or a child and somehow I own two shirts and a tote from there that I absolutely love!)

Cassius was our winter model and he did a great job!  He is full of personality and spunk and I loved getting to capture all his activities and expressions.  Plus I think it’s impossible to not love a boy with a head full of curls!  Cassius is wearing shoes by See Kai Run and clothing by Appaman and Fore.  Be sure to stop by Sweetpea’s for last minute Christmas shopping (I recommend Jellycat toys for the little ones!) and tell them we sent you their way. 🙂

Portraits: the {k} family on the green bay citydeck

Green_Bay_Citydeck_November_Family_Photos_StudioWe love getting to see the {K} Family for their sessions every few months (we also love that Carter does a little “happy dance” at the announcement of picture day!)  Crystal always has fun and interesting ideas for their sessions and an overall vision which I love to hear.  Last year’s family photos were done with a very warm, colorful fall look, so this year we decided to go with a cool, more neutral palette and have the session on the beautiful Green Bay Citydeck.  Being a downtowner myself, I love any excuse to have sessions near the Fox River.

We held the session in early November which made for the most incredible light, but it also meant that we had some chilly temperatures to contend with.  We spent a little time getting family photos outdoors and headed into the studio for the rest of the shots.  Carter and Morgan did a great job outdoors, but I think they were extra happy to go inside where it was warm (the toys and blocks may have had something to do with it too).  We love getting to know our clients personally and we love getting to try new things – it’s so wonderful when those things come together. 🙂

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