Hello and welcome to my blog! I am a portrait and wedding photographer based out of Madison, Wisconsin. Here you will find my latest work and what I've been up to. Please feel free to browse and comment!

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kooiman Family

I met the Kooiman Family at their home this past Saturday morning, and boy is their little guy Isaiah active! We had a great time playing in the living room and we eventually found ourselves outside in the snow for a little Wisconsin Winter fun! This was Isaiah's first time out in the snow and he didn't know quite what to think, it was so cute! Thanks for letting me come over and take pictures guys, and I hope you have a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Krez Family

I met the Krez family through a photo shoot I donated to a Realtors(R) silent auction. We also took some photos of their extended family, but I thought I'd share with the blog world what cuties their three kids were! I had a really great time getting to know them, and their story and wish them all the best in the future!

Look at this cuite, doesn't her smile just say that she's up to no good?

I love this age where they try to smile so hard it looks like hurts!

Thanks guys I had a great time!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Heller Family

I met the Heller family at their home on the south side of Madison. It was a great fall day, and as you can see, the leaves were just gorgeous! It also helped to plop this adorable little kid in the middle of them!

Now, this little guy's mom told me that he loves paper... so the next best thing outside was a leaf! I love this look in his eyes like "Mom should I eat this? Because it tastes really bad!"

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mauer Family

My husband and I have known the Mauers in one way or another for many years, so I was delighted to have the chance to take pictures of their new little family!  This little guy is a cutie, and I’m having a hard time picking out which photos to share!  I mean, come on, check out this little tie and vest outfit - its adorable! Below are a few of my favorites!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Steve - Class of 2009

I met Steven at his home one crisp beautiful November morning.  A future 2009 graduate, I had a great time getting to know him and his family!  Steve is a great young man with a bright future in the US Marines.  We started his shoot out in the backyard with his acoustic guitar and cowboy wear.  Here are some of my favorites.  The bright morning sun gave us some beautiful drama in some of these shots.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Lange Family

I met the Lange Family on a beautiful October Afternoon.  It was unusually hot, in the 80’s to be exact, and Tenney Park made the perfect fall backdrop.  I had a great time getting to know everyone, and they were a fun family to work with, open to whatever ideas I had (aka a photographers dream!). You might recognize Barry and Ashley,  I shot their engagement photos a few weeks back, and will be doing their wedding in May 2009.  I’m glad I’ll get to see this family again!  Below are a few of my favorites from the shoot! 

Monday, October 20, 2008

Kate & Nate are Engaged!

I have known Kate and Nate for a few years now, and when I heard they were engaged, I was ecstatic!  When Kate asked me to be their photographer, I was honored!  It is such a pleasure to work with these two, and they are one of those couples that just being around them is a treat!  It is obvious from their pictures that they are in love with each other, such a deep, spiritual love, that some of these snap shots just take my breath away!  Thanks Kate & Nate for letting me be a part of your lives and your special day!  I can’t wait for June! I hope you enjoy your pictures! Below are a few of my favorites from the afternoon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I met this handsome young man at McKee Farms Park for an morning of fun!  The playground was incredible, with all of these fun levels, slides, and equipment... and he can move!  Below are a few of my favorites from the shoot, although I have to admit it was hard to choose.  Thanks to Rachelle for letting me take pictures - I had a blast!

This photo was toward the end of the shoot.... I like to call it "How you know it's time the photographer go home!"
Logan had the best going down the slide face!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


These photos are for my co-worker and friend, Kasia.  She is looking to do  some modeling on the side and needed some photos for her portfolio.  This past Saturday afternoon, we set out to take as many photos in as many places as possible, and I think it was a success!  Thanks Kasia for a great afternoon, and good luck with your future modeling career!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Adam - Class of 2009

This handsome young man is my cousin Adam.  Though it’s hard for me to believe, he’s a Senior this year getting ready to graduate!  I had the privilege of shooting his senior pictures, and he was a great sport sitting on anything or anywhere we suggested!  It paid off though, and we got some great shots!  Thanks again Adam, and I hope you enjoy your Senior year and your photos!