Hi! My name is Rachel. I’m a baby and family photographer based out of Sun Prairie, WI. I specialize in newborns, toddlers and families. I also have a studio downtown Sun Prairie where I do my newborn and many of the baby milestone sessions. I also do sessions on-location in the Sun Prairie and Madison area.
When I’m not chasing around other people’s kids for pictures, I am a wife to an amazing man and mother of three fantastic children. My twins go to Royal Oaks Elementary and our youngest can’t wait to join the Rocket club in a few years. I am originally from Seymour, WI but moved down to the Madison area shortly after college and love everything about it here. I’m an artist at heart and fantasize about the day when I have enough time in my days to paint with a paint brush instead of finger paints.
I started my photography journey in 2010 when my twins were less than I year old. I was a mom-tographer but wanted to learn more than just the basics. I took several wheelhouse classes at UW-Madison as well as on-going online courses. With a lot of hard work and practice, I’ve gotten to where I am today. Before opening the studio on Main Street in downtown Sun Prairie, I had an in-home studio for 5 years. I’m excited to have my own space to specialize in newborns and make every sessions special to new (or seasoned) parents. Check out more information about the studio here.
In 2017, I illustrated a children’s book, Up and Down Twins. My mother, Susan Manzke is the author and wrote the book about my twins and asked me to take the photos for the book. I took it one step further and completely illustrated the book with hand-drawn doodles. More details and order the book. (Also available on Amazon)
ps – I’ll let you in on a secret. Manzke isn’t my last name. It’s my maiden name. My legal name is Rachel Giblin.
Photo Credit: Heather Beach Photography