Everly is One Year Old | Milestone short session outside | Dawn Golden Hour

It was a beautiful October morning when I met Miss Everly out for her milestone short session. As with many 1 year olds, she was a little shy with her smile but we managed to get a few big ones. Her mom dressed her perfectly. I loved everything down to her mustard colored leggings! Perfect for a fall baby.


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!”



Brothers together for fall portraits

I met this family over 4 years ago. It’s always fun to watch them interact together. Always the best behavior but always wanting to have fun, especially 4 year old Tanner. This year their mom only wanted photos of the boys since they change so much year to year. Since last year we did urban in downtown Sun Prairie, we did the exact opposite with a session at golden hour in the fall.

Annual fall family pictures with the Klann Family

I always send my family tips before a session so they make the best out of their time with me. The tips range from what to wear, reminding everyone to remove cell phones from pockets and how the flow of the session will go. The biggest tip of all is to the the little stuff go with young children and have the time of their lives. The Klann Family has a 2 year old and a 4 year old. The last tip is key. I always love photographing the Klann Family because they always keep laughing even if things aren’t going according to plan.  So many fun family portraits were delivered in their gallery. Here are just a few of the more “classic” posed family photos delivered in their gallery.