Friday, November 30, 2007


Evensong Cafe
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Hilary and Tim are getting married next fall. Their wedding is going to be held in Green Lake, Wisconsin at the Heidle House. I did their engagement photos at their wedding/reception location. This image was taken at the Evensong Spa at the resort. The staff was sooooo kind to let us have the run of the place. They even let us in some of the buildings that were locked up for the day.

Their wedding is going to be fabulous! They are having a lighting designer/wedding coordinator decorate the ground and reception hall.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Cute Kiddos

Leah & Alyssa
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These girls are so cool and CUTE!!! They are twins and you wouldn't even think they looked like sisters. I have done their Christmas photo for three years now... It is so neat seeing them grow up!

This year's session was done on a frigid, sleet filled day. The girls and their mom and dad were troopers! I know it took me a long time to warm up after the shoot... The shots turned out great! They will have a hard time deciding on their favorite!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

East Coast - Here I come!

I am so excited! I just booked my trip to Boston to second shoot a wedding for Gwyneth Colleen Photography. This opportunity is amazing. The wedding is going to be held here and overlooks Quincy Market which will still be decorated for Christmas. I hope to have many wonderful shots of my trip and the wedding.

I have two more upcoming trips. In February I will be flying to San Fransisco to second/third/fourth shoot a photographer friend's wedding. She invited numerous photographers as guests/shooters - this trip will be amazing too!

In March I will be headed off to Las Vegas for the annual WPPI convention. I am thrilled to get into a two day seminar with Mike Colon. I will be 1 of 20 people in the class. The following week will be about getting new ideas on photography and products to better service you in 2008!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Heart Throb
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In the beginning of November I got to photograph two cute little boys... at the end of the session they were jumping in puddles and ended up getting all wet.

This photo incorporates a texture that justs adds an element of interest to the photo. I also applied a "tea stained" effect to the overall look.

More to come...

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Fall Color - Engagement

Full Colors
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Leaf us alone.She's hot
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Kati and Cory came to me a few weeks ago looking for a photographer for their spring wedding. I am so glad that we were able to get their engagement photos done outdoors - thanks to mild weather! They are such a cute and funky couple and I love the way their engagement shots turned out at Smith Park in Menasha, Wisconsin.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Summertime Fun

Summer Reflection
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This photo is so much fun. I did this session back in July and came across the images and decided to put them into a triptych. This park is so much fun for the little ones. I love getting the reflection of their feet and little face in the slide.

I hope we have a swift winter. I am going to miss the warm summer days we enjoyed this summer. We were so lucky!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Into the Soul...

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Laura and Geoff were married on September 22, 2007. This shot is one of the MANY amazing photos I took that day. I just love the crop and the colors...there was very little post processing on this shot. I sharpened it a little and added a little color back into her lips.

Whenever I do this pose with my clients they always think I am NUTS...just look at the results. Instant beauty!