For the fourth year running, Rachel Manzke Photography made the best maternity photographers in the Madison area list on Expertise.com. It’s an honor to be listed with such talented photographers in my area and I’m thrilled I could be listed as one of the Sun Prairie Photographers on the list of best maternity photographers in Madison for 2020!
It’s always a good time to head out to Lone Rock, WI and catch up with my friends Lori and Cody during their annual family portraits. I think we’ve been doing this for 9 years and have only had 1 or 2 years of great weather. This year was light rain and overcast but we didn’t let that stop us. We first took pictures around their little slice of heaven on Bear Vale Farm. This year was extra special because they took me to their new hemp field. What a sight to see…and smell! All of Cody’s hard work is really coming together with this year’s harvest. It’s very exciting to see it all come together.
We had a beautiful evening for Samuel’s 6 month old session. He showed off his sitting skills and also loved snuggling with mom and dad during the entire short session.
It was almost 2 years to the exact day we did Jenny and Cory’s first maternity session. It was fun to see them again for a beautiful evening to capture their growing family. Toddler Taylor was loving every minute of cuddling with mom and dad. I can’t wait to see this growing family again in a couple months for their newborn session.
This is my second maternity session with Sarah, Adam and their dog Gus. Having 2 year old Emma with them this time made it extra special. I’m so excited for their family and can’t wait to meet their little girl.
The last time I saw these three boys was when little Davis was just 2 months old. They had one of my favorite sibling pictures to date in that session. (Check it out here.)
Now Davis is one year old and they came in to celebrate with cake. I was super excited when mom asked to have the older boys join their brother.
I had the pleasure of photographing 8 day old Soraya in the studio. This was the 3rd newborn session I did for her momma. Little sweet Soraya was so sweet for her short newborn session. My favorite setup was with the pink hammock but her snuggling with the tiny felt bunny came in a close second.
I was thrilled to have baby Najellie come into the studio for her family newborn session. Big brother was excited to show off his little sister. Of course we had to do a setup with her dad’s Sun Prairie firefighter gear.
Sweet 7 day old Vivian came into the studio with her parents for her family newborn session.
Every summer these snowbird grandparents come up to visit their granddaughters for a couple weeks in Sun Prairie. They’ve made it a tradition to get family portraits done while they are here. There’s a special bond between grandparents and grandchildren that I love to capture. These two girls adore their grandparents and loved to laugh with them.