When our babies are little, the days can seem so very long. There is the constant stream of feedings, diapers, and laundry. To those who don’t have kids, it doesn’t sound like much, but being a Mom is by far the hardest job I have ever had. But, in the blink of an eye, you look over your shoulder and realize just how quickly babies grow. It seems like just yesterday Esme joined our family, and she is already getting around almost anywhere she wants to go and keeping pace with her crazy brother.
Nothing reminds me of just how quickly things change as being around a newborn. I am so very lucky that I get to see several of these tiny babies every year and to photograph some of their first moments.
Kinley Viola was welcomed into the world by her beautiful parents, Kristin and Jay on December 30th. I don’t think Jay or Kristin would describe her arrival as easy, but then the best things in life don’t ever seem to be easy. Kinley has been keeping her parents and her puppy siblings on their toes.
This little one has a ton of personality and is absolutely beautiful. Jay and Kristin are simply amazing parents!
Congratulations Jay and Kristin! Thank you so much for allowing me to take photos of your beautiful little girl. You both are great and Kinley is lucky to have you both as her Mom and Dad.
It’s no secret that during the winter months, there are a lot fewer weddings in Wisconsin. We are still super busy with getting our clients their albums, prints and wall art, and planning our business for next year, but we aren’t as busy with photography.
So during this time of year, we take the opportunity to work with some amazing models to practice and hone our photography skills.
Jordan is a beautiful model from the Iowa side of Prarie du Chein. She was wonderful to work with, and was super patient with us as we worked on our some flash techniques and lighting techniques we learned while studying with one of the best photographers in the country, Cliff Mautner.
Jordan, we hope you enjoy your photos and they make a good addition to your portfolio. Thanks for coming to shoot with us!
If you’d like to check out more of Jodan’s work, go to her website: http://www.jordankuenster.com
I am so happy to have some beautiful updated photos of my family. I hope you enjoy them.
Not every family can pull off an outdoor photo shoot on the last day in November, but not every family is The Busers!
Not only did they pull off a wonderful late-season photo-shoot, but they also drove from an hour away to get here, did the photo shoot and made it to the Badger game. All in a day for this super-active, fun family.
Katie is a really good college friend of ours, who moved out west with her Cowboy, Johnny, after college. We are so happy that they are back in Wisconsin now. Katie was the first to have kids out of college, and it is hard to believe that Burke is now 9!
Katie and Johnny, you have a beautiful family and we can’t wait to see you all again.
Over the course of the last several years, we have photographed all types of weddings: Hindu, Catholic, Jewish, non-religious, large, small, you get the idea. Even though each wedding ceremony and celebration is unique, they are all ultimately about two people coming together to form a family, and that gets me every time. Patrick and Danielle’s wedding was intimate, with their closest family and friends attending their big day.
Let me take you back to the beginning of our story with Patrick and Danielle…. We received a call from Patrick a few short weeks before his wedding to Danielle. Patrick told me about his wedding about some of the cool details they were incorporating into their big day: a ceremony under a beautiful windmill, Patrick paddling across a pond to the ceremony, and Danielle arriving in a horse drawn carriage to name a few.
Patrick is also a photographer (check out his amazing work! http://costarica.photoshelter.com) and found us through the company we use to host our website. Many of you may know that Brendan is our primary photographer at all of our weddings and I act as our second photographer. Unfortunately, Brendan was already working the day of Patrick and Danielle’s wedding, so I offered my services as a solo photographer. We always feel pressure the day of a wedding to capture our clients memories through great photography. Many of our past clients have also been photographers, in which case we always feel a little extra pressure to get amazing photos. Couple that with lead shooting and I really wanted to put my best work forward for Patrick and Danielle- the pressure was on!
I was blown away when I arrived at Patrick and Danielle’s wedding. You never know what to expect with each wedding you photograph, especially weddings held on private property, but Patrick was right when he said their would be lots of “lens candy” for the day. Couple that with some of the most beautiful, nice people and it was hard to go wrong. Patrick and Danielle were married in a small wedding ceremony in Cedarburg, Wisconsin on Patrick’s grandfather’s property. It couldn’t have been a nicer day, a stunning bride, a beautiful scene, and a small wedding of Patrick and Danielle’s closest friends and family. I wish Patrick and Danielle a lifetime of happiness!
Are you still looking for your 2014 wedding photographer, please contact us; we would love to hear from you.
In October, we were invited to photograph Mark and Erin’s wedding in Elkhart Lake. Erin and Mark made their big day official at a beautiful and quaint cottage chapel called All Saints Chapel just out side of Elkhart lake. This little chapel is a great place if you are looking for a small intimate wedding. Just don’t invite too many people! It only has room for about 48 guests. We were able to take advantage of the beautiful fall colors near the chapel and around town. After a fun filled aftenoon of wedding photography, we returned to The Osthoff Lake Resort for dinner and dancing. The Osthoff is elegant, scenic and a Southern Wisconsin favorite for getting away. The food was excellent and Mark and Erin’s families were wonderful hosts. Erin made her own center pieces and I think you will agree that she did an ubelievable job. Erin’s hair was done by Lauren Kuhlemeyer (who is recently engaged – Congrats!), and her dress came from David’s Bridal. Mark and Erin had got down to the tunes of Midwest Sound DJs and ate cake from Cheri’s Wedding Cakes.
We want to thank Mark and Erin for a wonderful day. It is easy to see the connection these to have to each other and to their families. We are honored that we got to do their wedding photography and wish them years and years of happiness. Enjoy the photos and remember to check out website www.ReillyImages.com.