Growing up, I met lots of missionaries when they came on deputation to our church.  These were longterm missionaries – people who gave up a comfortable life in the States to serve God and love people somewhere that might not be so comfortable.  Their accounts of the distant lands they were called to serve fascinated […]

It’s not often that my clients choose an early morning session, but I always love the results when they do.  Cristal got up at 4:30 am on Saturday morning to start getting ready for her senior session! Cristal has a dog named Gracie, so we met up at Oregon’s dog park with plans to get […]

Tanner is a 2018 senior from Mazomanie, WI.  During his session, we were joined by several family members, who contributed not just one, but FOUR really fun vehicles for his session!  It was so perfect, because Tanner is planning to major in Mechanical Engineering! In addition to his love of cars, Tanner is a decorated […]

The number of people who were able to make it to my mom’s family’s reunion in New Hampshire this year astounds me.  We are literally scattered from sea to shining sea – Bonnie and Kris are stationed in Washington state and two of us came from the Midwest (Wisconsin and Illinois). We also had family […]

I’ve noticed a misconception out there that if you’re going to put on a suit and have a formal portrait taken, it needs to be in a stuffy studio in order to convey formality and professionalism.  I’d love to break that trend and these lovely ladies are a great start!   A year or so […]

My husband and I met Danielle 4 years ago when we signed the lease on our very first apartment!  By day, she was and is the apartment manager for our apartment complex, but she has also been working super hard to get her real estate license!  Having researched it for myself, I have a small […]

You may remember that I did a sweet family session with my friends Mike and Holly last fall. (You can find that session HERE and HERE. ) Mike and Holly are a precious part of our church here in Madison and its been so fun getting to know them over the last 4 years! This session […]

Remember those family reunion portraits I took over Memorial Day weekend? (blog post HERE) Jonathan is one of Jill’s siblings and he and his wife Sarah requested a few quick couple portraits after the other photos were done and I couldn’t refuse.  Making time for couple portraits is a huge priority for me! I believe […]

When my friend Jill told me that her entire family would be in town for Memorial Day weekend and would be attending our church that Sunday, I offered to take a family photo for them after the service.  I was so delighted that she took me up on my offer!  Far from being the rainy […]

So, here’s the thing.  Getting people all dressed up and taking pretty pictures in a pretty place is all well and good.  But my favorite photos are always when people are in their favorite place with their favorite people.  So it is with the Nankeys.  This is part two of their family session and we […]