It was a beautiful spring evening when I met Carrie and Jesse out for their maternity session. We lucked out with weather. All day it was a heavy overcast and then right as their session began the sun broke through the close and we had a beautiful golden hour. I can’t wait to meet their little man next month.
The wild flowers are finally starting to pop around the area and I love when the lighting is just right during golden hour sessions that we get to include them. It all worked out perfectly for Jacqueline and Jake’s short maternity session. It was beyond a beautiful evening and I can’t wait to meet their baby girl next month.
The combination of a fun, loving couple and a beautiful golden hour short session is the perfect mix for a success night. These two…I mean three counting their fur-baby Gage…were too much fun. I can’t wait to meet their little boy in a few weeks.
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.
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!
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.
It was a pleasure working with Desiree and Michael for their outdoor winter maternity session. The session was quick, but we were able to capture a lot of great moments. I can’t wait to meet their little man.
To say it was cold during Amy and Mark’s maternity session would be an understatement. It was below zero but they didn’t let them miss the opportunity to have beautiful golden hour maternity pictures with fresh (still blowing) snow. It was quick, but we made it work and got so many great pictures.
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!
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.