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Fall Extended Family Photos, Appleton Wisconsin

Appleton Family Photographer Fall Family PhotosThis year fall came and went faster than usual. Between wind, rain, and sudden cold, there were very few dates with leaves on the trees and sun-shining, but Katie’s family session was on one of those lucky days.

Appleton Family Photographer

The idea for this extended family session came about around this time last year. Katie’s mom, Holly, was putting together her annual holiday card and realized they didn’t have a single photo of the entire family together. As Holly pieced together separate photos for the card, Katie knew the perfect Christmas gift for her parents — a gift certificate for family photos. And in a perfect twist of fate, Katie’s niece, Charlotte, the first granddaughter in the family, arrived just in time to join the photos.

Extended Family Photos

When Katie and I met up in September to begin planning, we tossed around many ideas for locations. With family coming from central Wisconsin, Neenah, and Appleton, staying near the Fox Valley only made sense. And since Katie’s home backs up on a nature preserve, their backyard was the perfect option! The tots did great and baby Charlotte was so smiley.

Extended family sessions are a favorite of ours for a few reasons. Firstly because we know how important they are. Those photos of kids, grandkids, and grandparents are the ones we always wish we could get, but even though we think we’ll snag a few during holiday get-togethers, it rarely happens. Secondly, we love them because of how much value the session has…. all in one session we can take big group photos, grandparents with grandkids, individual family groups, grandkids together, siblings together, *stops to take a breath* and kids separately all at one time while everyone is dressed cute and ready for photos. And lastly, we enjoy these sessions because they are a challenge. Extended family photos means kids at a variety of ages, lots of hands-on posing, and plenty of help with outfit coordination. We have methods for all these things and love a good challenge!

Cheers to Katie and her family!

Waterfront Family Session at Sunset, Green Bay

We Photographed this beautiful family at their home on Nicolet Drive along the mouth of the bay in Green Bay. When we first met, we visited them at their home to get an idea of the space, noting the gorgeous waterfront, docks, and trees. We planned for sunset photos and were pleased with the cotton-candy pinks and soft blue tones we had on that calm day. The family even decided to end their session splashing in the water! What a fun session and a wonderful family to work with!

Seymour WI Fall Family Session

When Ashley and Mike suggested their family’s property for a fall photo session, I had no idea how beautiful it would be. The land has been in the family for years and features a house (still kept in its original style), renovated barn, and many rows of trees, fence, and garden, all perfect for us to photograph. We know Matthew, Blake, and Ellie well, and Ben is all about wild, crazy play that gets kiddos to open up and be themselves during sessions. By the end of the afternoon, all three of them were chasing him in circles and trying to jump on his back (behind the scenes pictures may or may not need to be shared later, lol!) Needless to say, real play means real smiles. The afternoon was a little cool and drizzly, but we had the best time and still got to make great images together. See you next time {R} Family!

Portraits: fall family session at barkhausen waterfowl preserve, suamico, wisconsin

We were so happy to meet up with this family in early fall. It had been a few years since their last session and so much had changed. We walked the trails at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve in Suamico and took portraits of Kayla, Mike, and Dezi. There was a lot of teasing and playing as well as noticing things in nature. Although we needed to duck out of some unexpected rain partway through the session, everyone was in good spirits, and the night ended with beautiful sunshine peeking out from behind the trees.

Portraits: fall family session at westwood hills nature center, minneapolis minnesota

minneapolis-minnesota-family-photos-lgbt-westwood-hills-nature-center-st-paul-photographer-1 minneapolis-minnesota-family-photos-lgbt-westwood-hills-nature-center-st-paul-photographer-2In all the bustle of a wedding day, sometimes it’s hard to slow down and have a moment with those you love best. That’s what Together Sessions are for. When Tracy and Kristy mentioned saving their session for family photos with their son, Vinny, we thought that was a perfect idea! We would have an opportunity to photograph them as they truly are on a real day – favorite clothes, home city, and a little family walk. The session was held on a chilly October morning, but Vinny was kept warm by his puffer vest and an occasional snuggle underneath a cozy blanket. Despite the cold, Vinny was a trooper – entertained by Ben’s antics and happily exploring the area. It was a pleasure photographing this beautiful family!

Portraits: fall family session at home, hobart, wisconsin

christmas-pictures-green-bay-family-photographer-home-lifestyle-fall-children-holiday-cards-hobart-wisconsin-1 christmas-pictures-green-bay-family-photographer-home-lifestyle-fall-children-holiday-cards-hobart-wisconsin-2When fall arrives late, photographers rejoice because it means we get beautiful, rich color into November. The {H} Family’s session took place the last few days of October, and yet the leaves were still orange and red tones. When Sara suggested holding their biannual family photos at their home in Hobart, that seemed like a wonderful way to make the images more personal. It would be a familiar location for Sam and Ben, and also gave us the opportunity to photograph in front of meaningful spots, like the climbing vines Sara transplanted from her parents’ house. The day was temperate and overcast and we topped the session off with some lifestyle images of Sam and Ben playing basketball in the front yard. Images like that are perfect because they document exactly who the boys are right now and what they’re interested in.

Portraits: charlotte’s one year session, pamperin park, green bay

fall-family-pictures-pamperin-park-green-bay-child-one-year-outdoors-lifestyle-leaves-colorful-photos-1 fall-family-pictures-pamperin-park-green-bay-child-one-year-outdoors-lifestyle-leaves-colorful-photos-2When newborns we photograph come back for their one year milestone, I am always amazed by how much can change in a single year. Nothing marks a year gone by more pointedly than a baby’s growth. In wonderful cases like Baby Charlotte, we’ve gotten to see them in between as they start to sit up, smile and interact. But when we see them at one year old, standing, laughing, and – in Charlotte’s case – running, it’s really incredible. Those tiny sleeping bundles grow up and we love seeing the new things they learn and the little people they’re growing into. Charlotte’s session was all fall fun, starting with mommy and daddy time and ending with balloons, pumpkins, and leaves. Her favorite things are songs, books, and teasing us by running the other way. Happy First Birthday. Charlotte!

Portraits: warm fall family session at barkhausen waterfowl preserve, suamico

barkhausen-photos-suamico-family-pictures-green-bay-waterfowl-preserve-children-child-outdoor-fall-photography-brown-county-photographers-colorful-lifestyle-playful-1 barkhausen-photos-suamico-family-pictures-green-bay-waterfowl-preserve-children-child-outdoor-fall-photography-brown-county-photographers-colorful-lifestyle-playful-2The wonderful thing about photographing a family each year is that we get to know them better and better. This makes everyone more relaxed and helps us create authentic images with playful moments like the ones captured in this session. The brother/sister duo, Avery and Jackson, are funny and sweet together. Their curiosity makes everything new and interesting as though their experiences are a big adventure to be conquered together – hand in hand, side by side. They are always ready for wherever we plan to go, and whatever we want to play next. We really enjoyed photographing this session, and couldn’t be happier with that warm, sunny, light that is the ultimate gift of early fall.

Portraits: country family session in new london, wisconsin

New-London-Family-Photographer-Green-Bay-Country-Rustic-Fields-Photography-Children-Kids-1 New-London-Family-Photographer-Green-Bay-Country-Rustic-Fields-Photography-Children-Kids-2We could not get enough of these cute kiddos! Isley and Chance were playful, sweet, and just excited to be taking photos at the site of their new home. The {C} Family is building their house on acres of fields, woods, and farmland in New London, Wisconsin. This made for an incredible backdrop for family strolling, wildflower picking, and sibling snuggles. As soon as we arrived, we got a tour around the area on the family ATV to check out different spots. As dad started it up, Isley hopped aboard to make sure she got an opportunity to ride the “weeeeeee!” As we cruised around the property she kept turning toward us to smile and check that we were having fun too. The session was wonderful and we even got the opportunity to snap a few Avengers themed photos at the end to highlight a favorite family interest. We’re looking forward to sharing sneaks of their beautiful album and wall art as they arrive over the next few weeks!

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!

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