Brynnley is one! Fall family pictures

It was Brynnley’s golden birthday the day we met for their outdoor family session so I made a point to run to the studio and fill up 1 golden balloon for her before heading to the park. At first she wasn’t too sure on what to do with it but eventually she was all smiles and had a great time with her mom and dad. She’ll be in the studio in a couple days for her smash cake session!

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.

1 year old milestone session with

Miss Etta joined me for a golden hour session for her first birthday. We had beautiful weather. It was fun to have her 2 year old brother and 4 year old sister. Having the full family there made it extra special and I’m glad we were able to spend the time together. I think my favorite part of the night was watching the full family of 5 walk and mom didn’t miss a beat even though she had both older kids swinging on her arms.

Smedema Family Portraits with young brothers | Sun Prairie Photographer

This was my first time meeting the Smedema family but it felt like I knew them for years. Their two young boys were so much fun and warmed right up to me right away. They made being a photographer easy and laughed at all my corny jokes. We had the perfect mix of formally posed and silly candid family portraits. And to think, all of this happened during a short family portrait session and they were in and out within 30 minutes.

Annual Fall Family Photos with the Beula Family

September and October is the busy season for photographers. Families always make this time of year the time to do their annual family photos. It’s fun to see the same families fall after fall and see how big the kids have gotten. The Beula family is no exception. It was so much fun joking around with these two. Anne thought I was hilarious. Gordon…not so much. I’ll have wait another year and win him over next.

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.