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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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St. Louis Vacation | Destination Photographer

I’m a St. Louis Native. Born and bred. I love that town and everything in it. The most important reason I love that city is because my family all lives there. My mom and dad, two brothers and one sister, all their spouses and most of their children. No matter how many cities I transplant […]

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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My Weekend Away

Being that I just had a new baby, I don’t get much of a chance to get out of the house. Taking a trip is really just a dream. But in May, I had the chance to do just that! I was planning to attend a fantastic photography workshop, but since my son would only […]