Archive of ‘Maternity’ category

Rustic Maternity Photos, Fonferek Falls, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Pregnancy Belly Photos Green Bay Green Bay Maternity PhotographerI met Katrina and Patrick in weather like this, cold and rainy when the days start to shorten. We bonded over our mutual love of apple cider and talked about their wedding details. 2020 has been filled with unexpected twists and turns, but Katrina and Patrick were blessed with a wonderful little twist, a baby due right just weeks before their wedding was planned to take place.

Instead of photographing their wedding in a few weeks (we get that honor in 2021) we were given the opportunity to photograph the beautiful moment of waiting for this baby to arrive, bonding and preparing and anticipating the day they get to meet face to face.

We planned Katrina and Patrick’s maternity session at Fonferek Glen in Green Bay. With the dry weather, the falls weren’t running, but we got the most beautiful golden hour. The location matched their rustic vision for the session with fields of wildflowers, barn wood, and and apple trees and Katrina paired that with two glamorous floor-length gowns. It was perfect.

Congratulations, Katrina and Patrick and best wishes as you prepare to meet your little bundle.

Green Bay Maternity Session at Fonferek Glen

Green Bay Photographers Fonferek Glen WaterfallsSpring may be my favorite time of year to photograph maternity sessions. The grass is coming up, the trees are budding, and even before the flowers bloom, baby animals are being born. New life is all around and nothing emphasizes that more than maternity photos. Megan contacted us in winter partway through her pregnancy to plan for her session and pick the perfect location for the time of year, knowing we wouldn’t quite have leaves or blossoms yet.

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After chatting about her vision, we decided on Fonferek Glen in Green Bay to capture the rustic charm of the old granary, barn, and fence line, as well as the fields of tall grass. Megan dressed perfectly for the season in florals, and although we fought with a little wind, we had a golden hour sunshine to make beautiful photos. Megan and Randy’s little boy is due to make his arrival in the next week or two. Congratulations, M & R!

New Franken Maternity Session

What a dreamy evening we had for Kori and Dan’s maternity session awaiting the arrival of their first baby, a boy named Dax. The couple was hoping for a waterfront session and after discussing a few options and sharing sample photos, we decided on Bay Shore Park in New Franken. It gave us the opportunity to capture bright, warm golden hour photos in the woods, then take the session down to the bay for a water view. In the heart of summer with a long, warm evening winding down, we thought it would be fun to end the session in the water. Kori and Dan were up for the adventure, and we got the opportunity to photograph the most romantic pregnancy photos with sun-flare and waves splashing on the beach!

Baby Dax is now out and about in the world — smiling and checking off baby milestones! Congratulations, Kori and Dan!


Portraits: beach maternity session, waiting for baby alena

Elizabeth was turning two and Rachel and John were expecting their second baby girl – so much to celebrate! Lizzy loved playing in the sand and patting her baby sister, and we loved the sweetness of three of them (soon to be four) snuggled up together. Together we explored the beach, watched seagulls, and chased Lizzy down the boardwalk. It was a beautiful evening to celebrate milestones.

Portraits: green isle park spring maternity session, waiting for baby {j}

When Ashley and Jesse got married two years ago, we were there for their wedding day. We also had the privilege of taking their engagement photos that May in an orchard full of apple blossoms. This winter they’re celebrating a new milestone as they wait for their baby boy due next month.

When Ashley contacted me about her February session, we planned for a “winter wonderland” theme. Imagining layers of snow, and heavy branches in one of the coldest months, we were surprised as the date came closer and the forecast was in the mid-sixties. Wisconsin weather is always out to surprise us! The warm, sunny day was beautiful. Ice still coated the East River, but little buds were on the trees, and the creamy long grasses made for a beautiful spring backdrop. How perfect for the world to be in a season of renewal as Ashley and Jesse await their first baby.

Congratulations! We look forward to meeting him!

Portraits: waiting for baby {s}, fonferek glen, green bay

Green-Bay-Maternity-Photos-Pregnancy-Photography-Fonferek-Falls-Rustic-Country-Spring-Belly-Kasey-and-BenWhen it comes to portraits, most people want to wait until the grass has become thick and all the trees have developed leaves. But babies have their own plans and timelines, which gets us out and about photographing in one of my favorite times of year – spring. I’ve got nothing against lush beds of green grass, but for me, there is nothing like those creamy early spring tones of fields and branches – perfect for a rustic, country maternity session like this one.

Ashley and Scott both studied Dairy Science at UW-Madison, and since it was a small program, they got to know each other very well and connected in a way that brings us to today, three weeks away from the arrival of their first baby girl. Being “cold weather people” the 45 degree day was no challenge for them, and the location we chose fit well with their personalities and backgrounds, both coming from Minnesota farming families. We got the opportunity to include some favorite childhood books, tiny John Deere cow socks, and of course, one of Baby {S}’s first photos – her sonogram.

We know there are many family members out their waiting patiently for this little girl to arrive, and we can’t wait to be a part of her newborn session once she makes her debut. Congratulations, Ashley and Scott!

Portraits: waiting for baby elizabeth

Green_Bay_Maternity_Photos_Outdoor_De_Pere_Waterfront_Voyeger_Park_SunsetAnytime I feel unsure about the beauty of early spring in Wisconsin (wondering how long I have to wait for grass and leafy trees), all I need to do is go near the water.  When the golden hour hits and the light settles on that cold water, there is incredible beauty (even as we wait for the greenery to arrive).  And how appropriate to photograph the anticipation of a new life in the springtime – nature is waking up and baby Elizabeth is preparing to meet her family.

Rachel and John’s maternity session was a chilly one, but we are so glad that they chose to do it outdoors.  Rachel looked so beautiful with the afternoon light reflecting off her hair, and they both looked so happy to be together, celebrating what was yet to come. Congratulations; we look forward to meeting little Elizabeth!