Fall Family Sessions 2017

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November
And these few precious days I'll spend with you
These precious days I'll spend with you

~Frank Sinatra


It is Thanksgiving morning here as i finish up this blog post. And it is the perfect day to post this.  I am so grateful to have such wonderful families to photograph. Thank you to all who have supported me this year. It has been my best year yet.

And to my fall families, thank you for those precious days I spent with you. Happy holidays:)

From my family to yours, have a happy Thanksgiving. xoxo


The Overland Family/ Milwaukee, WI

The Overlands were so much fun to work with, they truly were dream clients. There is 3 generations represented here and 2 dogs! We "hiked" around the park, climbed trees, hit the playground and pretended we were pirates. 

Thank you Overland family. xoxo. 

Are you ready for some fun family photos? Drop me a line here.




The fall is closing in quickly. School started and the summer seemed to instantly disappear. A short period of mourning took place but I am back and ready now to take on the Autumn season! It is my favorite season. I love going to the pumpkin farm and the apple orchard. Unboxing the sweaters, sipping on cider, curling up with a good book (dream scenario, unlikely as a mom). And of course getting ready for my favorite holiday: Halloween! I love watching the leaves change colors and it is the best time to get your family portraits done. For one weekend (October 14 and 15)  I offer 30 minute photo shoots at Humboldt Park in Bay View. A beautiful fall setting. We will take a walk around the park and stop to take the family portrait and as time allows, get photos with all the different combinations of the family: just mom and kids, siblings, kid portraits, etc.  Use the contact form and  let me know which day you prefer and i will let you know which sign up times are left. Thank you! This is going to be a lot of fun!

Fall Family Mini Sessions Include:

-30 minute photoshoot

-15 hand edited digital images

-online gallery to view, share and download from

-print release (to print your own photos with the digital images)

$195/ October 14+15/ Humboldt Park in Bay View

(rain dates will be the following weekend, Oct 21 + 22)

See more from this fall session at Humboldt Park HERE



Sweet Etta Gene. 6 days old. This was actually suppose to be a maternity shoot. Jill went into labor early and the day after Etta was born, Jill texted to say she would still like to keep the photoshoot and just make it a newborn session!  I was blown away! I remember not even wanting to leave my house for weeks, let alone ready for a photo shoot when Jack was born! And they were totally on board for a sunrise session. "We'll probably be up anyways!", Jill said. It is so rare for most of us to be up early enough AND get to the lake to see the sun rise over Lake Michigan. They arrived as the sun broke and as they walked on the beach toward me, holding this little wrapped bundle,this beautiful orange pink glow washed over them. And then I saw Etta's sweet face. I will never forget that moment or this magical morning...

Sweet, right?

If you would like a photo shoot with your loved ones at sunrise, I'm your girl.

 Connect with me here.