We met on an unusually warm day at the beach in Chesterton. I had expected a rather empty beach, but instead found that many were out and about enjoying the sweet sunshine and mild air. Jill, a senior at LaCrosse, has to have one of the pretties smiles I’ve had the pleasure of seeing. Right off the bat I could tell she’s one of those happy-go-lucky girls. A delight to work with! The subtle colors of sunset appeared over the glasslike water, and set the mood for the session. It was a day to rejoice in one last hurrah before winters blanket decended. I think that’s one good reason to spin about, don’t you?


Our adventures took place at Bendix Woods  and it was the perfect location for this spring Little One’s Session. I created a canopied “set” to have cookies and lemonade under, though as it turned out, there was just too much to explore. A mentor once told me that photographers wear many hats. At the time I didn’t know how true that was. For this session I wore the sprinter hat, one I have worn a few times previously with toddlers. We chased three year old Wyatt, back and forth on the green lawn, and all the while, I think he was having a rather good time. His sweet smile tells it all. Abbi, his sister, was ready at a moments notice to strike a pose, or chase after her brother. The session ended with Abbi floating away with the wind, or perhaps that was just pretend. Thanks Abbi and Wyatt for making this adorable session!


Avant Gardens was the perfect spring location for this family session. The tall grasses from last summer were soft and golden among all the fresh green coming in. It provided a perfect backdrop for a bit of fun with the family. The children were all so sweet and I loved seeing how they interacted with one another. Having older brothers myself, I was happy to see how affectionate the boys were to their little sister.



I’m photographing a session in a blooming orchard this week and thought I had better practice keeping my composure around bees. Whenever apple blossoms are near I can’t help but lean in and drink the scent. It’s amazing. I decided to do a bit of macro photography on those heavy blossom laden branches, and had to share space with some very busy bees. They didn’t mind me too much, and I suppose I didn’t mind them too much. Eeeks!






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Look what arrived in the mail this week! I custom designed this mini accordion album to go along with this little one’s nursery. The colors just so happen to be pretty similar to my website colors, so I of course love them! You can see more images from the newborn session here.