11 Day Old Newborn in Studio with Parents | Newborn Photography in Sun Prairie

Miss Finley joined me in  my Sun Prairie studio for her newborn session when she was 11 days old. She was perfect from her cute little lips to her full head of dark hair. I enjoyed the simplicity of every setup that I worked with her mom to set up and the true focus is how beautiful this baby girl is and how happy her parents are with their new family of three.


Short Newborn Session | 7 day old newborn baby boy in studio

Just over a month ago I photographed Natalie and Mike’s maternity session. Their baby boy is officially here and I spent the morning with him for a short newborn session. He was such a rockstar during the session that we were able to get so many different setups in 1 hour.


40th Wedding Anniversary Gift | Extended Family Session at Golden Hour Near Sun Prairie

It was a beautiful summer evening when I met the Meyer family out for their extended family session. Erik had contacted me months to set up this session as a gift for his parents 40th wedding anniversary. Full family picture are always great ideas for gifts even if the logistics of getting multiple family schedules to line up is a little tricky. This is a gift grandma and grandpa will treasure forever. And something the children will love to look back on.

Fiona is 1 Year Old | Milestone session with family including dog

A first birthday is always a special milestone session for families. The Ristow family was no different and even wanted to make sure their family dog was part of the celebration. It was going to be a very warm day in Sun Prairie the day we had the session scheduled so it was great we beat the heat with a start time at 8am. Happy Birthday Fiona!

5 Year Wedding Anniversary Photos at Olbrich Botanical Gardens | Madison WI Golden Hour

My brother and sister-in-law celebrated their 5 year anniversary this month and they asked if we could do an anniversary session with just the two of them (sans my 2 year old nephew). I loved the idea. Couples need their moments too. It was such a lovely evening out at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. I think it was a great way to document their love. And the best part of the session was that since they had a sitter for my nephew, they also got a full date night and went out for dinner after the session was over.

Happy Anniversary Russ and Cynthia! I’ll save a spot for you in beginning of June 2022 so we can do this again for 10 years.


Sun Prairie Wellness Makeover with Karine | Spring 2017 Mom Makeover

This spring, I was asked by Jamie Adcock, owner of Running Diva Mom here in Sun Prairie, if I would be interested to collaborate with other local businesses for a “mom makeover.” I jumped at the chance and didn’t hesitate to offer to take her before pictures and have an after photo shoot at the studio and downtown Sun Prairie.

Karine worked with a team of local health and wellness professionals for a total transformation opportunity! This lucky mom spent the last three months working on her overall wellness through various fitness sessions, personal training opportunities and chiropractic services.

Karine’s dedication to her program and sessions, resulted in more than eleven pounds lost (17.6 pounds of fat) and improved her body composition by a whopping 7.1%. Congratulations Karine on all of your hard work and dedication. You are doing amazing things and are so beautiful inside and out!

Karine participated in my spring 10K running group for women and was very dedicated to the twelve program. She showed up for early morning workouts every Saturday morning and overcame a busy schedule and physical challenges. On Memorial Day weekend, Karine crossed the finish line beautifully at the Twilight 10K in downtown Madison.

Check out some of my favorite photos from the “after” photoshoot we did last week. The best part was Karine brought her daughter who just finished her first year at UW-Oshkosh. What a fun way for these ladies to have an evening out!


Sun Prairie Mom Makeover closing interview with Karine

What was your biggest accomplishment with your 10k training?

“Finishing the Twilight 10K. I loved the route and definitely ran my own pace.”

What was most difficult about the Twilight 10K race? Any struggles?

“Due to many things being in bloom, my breathing became very labored with about 2.5 miles to go. I just slowed things down and walked more.”

What one tip would you give someone that wants to jump start their weightloss?

“Get support (you aren’t in it alone). Everyone has different reasons for losing weight and therefore, different motivators. Know your reasons, find your motivators and then let people in on it. They will better support you when they know what you are after and why.”

What’s next for you?

“My journey is far from over for weight loss. I will continue learning from my support team and paying attention to what works and what doesn’t. This is a total lifestyle makeover and that doesn’t happen overnight. I have also challenged myself to a half marathon this year. That means consistent training, good eating and continued self care (regular chiropractor visits and journaling). Thank you to you and the whole team.”

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Karine’s Sun Prairie Wellness Professionals:

Running Diva Mom
A&B Fitness Concepts
Storm Fitness
Noble Choice Chiropractic LLC

Karine’s Makeover Team:

Lularoe Jessica Lobner
Ashton at Hair Affection
Photos courtesy of ME! (Rachel Manzke Photography)