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!

Pulvermacher Family | Family Portraits on Family Farm

When Lori and I started to compare our fall schedules this year we knew it was going to be tough to squeeze in their annual family pictures but we were determined to make it happen. Then Mother Nature decided to throw a lot of curve balls at us this fall. After a couple rescheduled times, I was finally able to meet her and her family at their family farm in Lone Rock, WI. Three year old Connie did amazing with the cold temps. It was a little tougher for 9 month old Vivian to fake it 🙂 I think the only time we got her to fully smile was when Lori would pick her up and make her fly up to her big sister on dad’s shoulders.

Urban Family Session | Short session on Main Street in Sun Prairie

Last year I met Neil and his family at the Union Terrace. This year we did their short family session on Main Street in Sun Prairie. It’s always great when they come down from Appleton for their annual pictures. I’ve been photographing Neil since he was a newborn and I’m always surprised with how big he gets. He’s now 5 years old and full of energy.

Finley is One Year Old | Studio Celebration with Smash Cake

Miss Finley is one year old. Hard to believe. I still use one of her newborn photos in many of my promotion pieces. (baby hammock pose and more of my favorites from her newborn session here)

Here hair has lightened but still as thick as can be. She was a joy to have in the studio for her one year session. We did have to get creative to get her away from daddy but she eventually warmed up to the idea and then dug right into her smash cake.

Uthara is one year old | Milestone session in studio with smash cake

It was fun to celebrate Uthara’s 1st birthday as a milestone session in the studio. At first she wasn’t sure what to think about the studio but she warmed up just enough for me to see her beautiful smile. Her favorite thing to do is have mom or dad bounce her…and snuggle…lots and lots of snuggles. So sweet!

Jack | 2 year old family portrait session near Madison, WI

Family sessions with a 2 year old are always on the go. This is the age when the toddlers can move fast and when they have their mind set on something, there isn’t much you can do to change it. So this is why many of my family sessions including a 2 year old are a lot more active and candid. Jack’s session is the perfect session. I think we stopped moving for 30 seconds throughout the entire 30 minute short session. It was a fun session and now mom will have images to remember this active time in her son’s life.