Lewitzke Family Maternity Session | Overcast Golden Hour

It was a pleasure meeting Katie and her family of four (soon-to-be 5) for their family maternity session. The skies were overcast but we didn’t let that spoil our fun. I’m not going to lie, doing a family maternity session with a 1 year old, 2 year old AND family dog was no easy task but the Lewitzke family was so laid back and just wanting to have fun that it worked out perfectly. We were able to get some great posed family maternity pictures and the gallery also has several fantastic outtakes (like that last one) that shows real life and are too much fun not to include in the gallery.

Spring maternity short session | Golden hour near Sun Prairie

We had a beautiful evening for Ashley and Kevin’s maternity session. They received this short session as a Christmas gift from Ashley’s family! What a great idea! I’m so glad we were also able to get their two dogs to cooperate just long enough for a few images. It was a perfect night and I can’t wait to meet their little one in a month!

Golden Hour Maternity Session | Dan and Kasia expecting twins!

After almost 7 years of doing photography, I rarely get nervous anymore before sessions. But I found myself nervous for tonight’s maternity session which was surprising since it was for close friends. I knew this session meant so much to these two and is something they’ve been dream about for years. I wanted it to be perfect. Mother nature was on my side and we ended up having a magical evening. I’m beyond happy for these two and cannot wait to have our kids grow up together.


Best Madison Maternity Photographers by Expertise.com Two Years Running

For the second 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 2018!

Family Maternity Photos with the Bichler Family

I’ve been photographing the Bichler family since 6 year old Brady was 1. It’s been so much fun to watch them grow over the years and I am beyond thrilled baby #3 will be here next month!

It may have been a cold and gloomy day when they made the trip down to Sun Prairie so I could photograph their family maternity pictures, but you wouldn’t guess it by all the laughs and love shared in these pictures.

I cannot wait to see them again for the newborn session next month.

Rainbow baby maternity session with 2 year old big sister | Lori and Cody

Maternity sessions are always special. Rainbow baby maternity sessions for close friends is more than special. It’s one of those sessions where you are so excited for them that it feels like your heart is going to burst with love and excitement. This family of three was meant to be a family of four. I am so excited for Lori and Cody but even more excited for soon-to-be big sister Connie.

It was a beautiful early fall day when we met for their family maternity session. Going to their farm in Bear Valley is always a good time and a beautiful setting with so much variety. Thank you Lori and Cody for inviting my family out to your place for the day and I can not wait to meet your baby in a couple months.