Lifestyle Newborn Family Session | Owen 11 days old with 2-year-old sister Ava

I don’t do nearly enough newborn lifestyle sessions. I love every part of these sessions. There’s just something about seeing the family in their home with their newest edition. These are also perfect to help toddlers stay at ease and be comfortable with their new baby since they are sometimes the ones going through the biggest transition.

Seeing big sister Ava with her new little brother Owen was so much fun. We even got their fur baby in a few pictures too!


Everett is one | Lifestyle session with family of 4 | He’s a mover

Everett recently turned one year old and his mom contacted me to do a short session in their home. Her only request was to capture him being “him.” She warned me he was a mover and a climber. She was right! He had everyone moving for the entire half hour but it was so much fun! We then included big sister and mom and dad for couch jumping and ended with a family book.

This was a lifestyle session in their home and fully captures the children in their element. The family recently moved to Sun Prairie too so it’s also exciting I was able to get pictures of them in their first house.


First Birthday Event Photography Session in Sun Prairie

My bonus baby turned one year old and my plan for a low key birthday celebration quickly spiraled out of control. His theme was “blue” so I ran with it. As a photographer, I knew I wanted pictures to remember his first birthday because this is such a special time in his life (even if he won’t remember it). Looking back at the day, I wish I would have hired a special event photographer for the party so I could have been in the moment. Throwing a party at your house is already crazy and stressful, but then trying to be the party photographer on top of that was a little too much. Next time I’ll leave it to the experts.

On the other hand, I would love to be the event photographer like this. It would be so much fun to capture all of those special moments with friends and family so the parents can be in the moment.

Here’s a peek at my boy’s blue themed first birthday party.

I had his monthly photos with his chalkboard displayed in the living room and the racing stripe went around the entire main level.

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3 month old Lifestyle Session | Madison WI

Last weekend I spent the morning with my brother, sister-in-law and my nephew who just turned 3 months old. (Check out his newborn session here.)

We did a lifestyle session. Many have asked “What is a lifestyle session?” This is a session that is in your home that documents the details of your life. It’s unscripted, unposed, laid back and so much fun to do. Three months old is a perfect age for this since babies that young still can’t do too much besides lay on their back and smile (hopefully). Throw some tummy time in there and those are the few poses you can go at that age. A lifestyle session will help you capture your true life. I really enjoy doing this type of session and hope to do many more this winter.

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