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Motherhood Is… Holding Your Breath

Portage Wisconsin Family Photographer I’ve ¬†been blessed with mostly healthy children. No allergies, no learning challenges, and I can count the number of ear infections on one hand of all the kids combined. Until Teddy, that is. Teddy broke me in to what it’s like for parents of kids with recurrent ear infections. Although Teddy […]
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Motherhood is … ONE | Wisconsin Family Photographer

First Birthday Cake Smash   My baby boy just turned ONE! Of course, I wanted to take special photos for his first birthday. I’ve seen photos of one-year-olds doing a cake smash and I wanted to make photos like that of my little one too. But then I realized I would have to make TWO […]
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Motherhood is… sleepless | Lifestyle Photographer Portage WI

Child and Family Photographer | South Central Wisconsin   9 months ago, our family grew by one. Our sweet surprise, Teddy, has quickly become everyone’s family favorite. He’s giggly and happy and perfect, except for one thing: sleep has been…. elusive. We’re all doing our best to roll with the punches. He’s got a great […]
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Motherhood Is… Unexpected Regrets

I am 44. I never expected to have a baby this late in life. Then again, I never think of myself as “old”. Yet, I look at the mothers of my kindergarten daughters’ peers, and I know I am old compared to them. Until 7 months ago, my kindergartener was my youngest child; but many […]
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A Lesson in Dichotomies | Motherhood Is…

Being a mother…. or maybe I should say, becoming a mother… is a lesson in understanding dichotomies.   You’ve created a little version of yourself, a perfect blend of you and your partner. This little human is dependent on you for everything. You know you’re needed, and it feels satisfying to be useful. But there […]
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Motherhood Is… New Again

Family Photographer | South Central Wisconsin I began my motherhood journey in 1999, with the birth of my first daughter Sarah. I was so excited to be a mother, and once she arrived I couldn’t believe how scared and confused I was. I thought everything would be a breeze and being a mother would be […]