Asa and Israel | Milestone Session with Brothers

It’s been a year since I’ve seen these two boys. (Here’s Asa’s 1 year milestone session.) It was fun to have 2 year old Asa and 3 year old Israel back in the studio. Israel is really turning into quite the little model and ham in front of the camera. Of course I needed to get a couple action shots of these boys so we had a jumping contest at the end.

Hineline Family | fall family pictures with big kids

So many of my families that come in for their annual family pictures have little kids. It seems that once kids reach age 6 or 7 that annual family pictures dwindle away. I love that the Hineline family comes back every year for their family pictures, even if they have “big kids” now. They will be able to look back and see how the boys grew from year to year. And we still have a lot of fun ūüôā


Shefchik Family | Annual family pictures near Sun Prairie

I originally was planning to meet the Shefchik family for their annual family pictures tomorrow but I was watching the forecast and decided it was looking a little too iffy for this weekend and asked them if they could meet me out earlier in the week. We lucked out and ended up having a fairly warm fall evening for their short session. Yes, it was overcast, but the fall calls still popped through every picture. By the end of their session it was getting pretty dark and I am in love with the moodiness of the pictures.

The Gorski Family | Short Family Session in the Studio and Urban Downtown Sun Prairie

The horrible mosquitoes made us decide for a studio/urban short session for the Gorski family and it was a perfect mix for this family. Baby Davis is just 2 months old and decided to flash me a smile for his individual pictures and the older boys had me laughing the entire time. The boys being ages 4, 3 and 2 months were perfect for a sibling picture laying down on my shag rug and 3 year old Perry made it one of my favorite pictures taken of the entire year.

Short Family Session in the Fall with Family of Four

Fall is the peek of photography season. Every family wants updated family photos with the bright fall colors and many times for their Christmas cards. It’s fun to have short family sessions during this season to have the time to meet more families. The Evert family drove to Sun Prairie from the south side of Madison for their morning session. It was the last day of beautiful, warm fall mornings and was a fun morning walking around Token Creek with this family.

Fall Family Pictures with Toddler and Baby | Photography near Sun Prairie

Just a few weeks ago I did Oliver’s “newborn” session. Since it’s fall in Wisconsin, we had to get the full family together for family pictures during a short session during golden hour. 2 year old Sam was so excited throughout the entire session while baby brother slept through the entire thing.


Testimonial of Session with Rachel Manzke Photography | Sun Prairie Family Photographer

It’s always wonderful to hear back from families after a session not only to hear they loved how their family photos turned out, but how they enjoyed the entire experience with Rachel Manzke Photography. Valerie, mother of two young boys, took the time to write me this wonderful testimonials. Her family was so fun to photograph and I’m glad the final results are just what she wanted.

“I could not be happier with not only our beautiful family photos, but the entire experience as well. As a customer, it was easy to choose Rachel Manzke Photography. Why? The website was so helpful learning you specialize in families and it shows through the quality of your work. I was amazed how you were able to get our two boys to really take to the camera in record time! I was also appreciative that through beginning to end, there were no hidden fees or surprises. The website states and explains very clearly times and pricing. Lastly, I appreciated the quick turn around time from photo shoot, to proofing. The process was seamless and I can’t thank you¬†enough for your time and talent!”