• Family,  Photography

    Dylan + Ariel | Neenah Maternity Session

      When my good friends Dylan and Ariel asked me to take their maternity photos, I was so excited! Being able to provide this service for them was such a blessing. For weeks before the shoot, we talked about what kind of photos they wanted, shared some ideas and ultimately had a plan to do a sunrise session at some of their favorite parks in Neenah, Wisc. These two stylish people showed up ready for anything and were glowing with the love of a little baby boy on the way. This is Wisconsin, so we had a little trouble with bitter cold winds so early in the morning, but they persisted.…

  • Photography

    Winter is not over. And that’s OK.

    As much as we here in Wisconsin are oh-so-OVER winter, especially since it literally was 60 degrees for a week and the grass was growing again. Let’s look at the positives of winter’s quick return. The sun really does exist, it’s not a myth. Winter came back around to being more typical. It is February, not the end of March when snow melt is a little more normal. Think of this warm snap in comparison to when you put on a shirt everyone else looks good in, but it doesn’t look so hot on you. Wisconsin has it’s go-to sweater back on. For those of you who are farmers, you can…

  • Personal,  Photography

    Almost a photo a day.

    What a week! It has been so full, as I’m sure yours has been too. If you have a few minutes, I’d appreciate you just sticking with me for a few more words, and I’ll treat you with photos! As I told you last week, this year I’m really working on learning as much as possible about photography and to get increasingly better at my work through a photo challenge. Along with posting photos that meet the challenge requirements, I also have been working to take photos of different things each and every day. I still miss days, which doesn’t make sense. But you know, I have to take the…

  • Personal,  Photography

    Why you should reach for the camera more often. Seriously.

    In case you didn’t know, I love photographing farms. Cows, corn, silage, tractors, bulk tanks, kids playing in the fields, all of it. Being in Wisconsin, what I love to do is really easy.  There is a barn or two down most county lanes, some sprawling crop set between the trees in every county and cows are everywhere. I mean, I’ve been known to stop on the side of the road, throw my car’s flashers on and snap an agricultural scene to share on Instagram or just have because, you know, I need to have that photo. Growing up on a farm has instilled a love of agriculture into my…

  • Photography

    3 Quick Photo Edits For Your Phone

    OK, let’s be real. Many of us are working hard on learning about how to work our photos to create a perfectly curated Instagram roll, Facebook album or click-enticing, Pinterest-worthy stunner. But I’m just not that person. I’m rather random with what I post, and I’m good with that for now. That said, I have picked up a few photography editing basics that have brought my photos from “meh” to “love!” I’ll show you examples with photos all taken by my cellphone. First, let’s talk photo composition. The rule of thirds is an unofficial rule photographers like to use to tell stories with their photos. Basically, break your photo up into a 3×3 grid and…

  • Family,  Farm Families,  Photography

    Thanksgiving on the Family Farm

    Thanksgiving was the perfect opportunity for me to convince my family members that they should have their photos taken. As it turns out, a little snow makes the family farm look like a cozy winter wonderland. I’m so thankful everyone was willing to let me take them out for a few shots. What things did you find you were thankful for? Here is a sneak peak of Thanksgiving weekend. I’ll have more for you soon! -Alyssa B.