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In-home Newborn Session in Green Bay | Green Bay Newborn Photographer

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Newborn

It brings me immense joy as a photographer to capture the precious moments of a newborn baby. I recently had the privilege of documenting a beautiful baby girl’s in-home and neighborhood park Newborn Session in Green Bay. It was an absolute delight. There is nothing quite as heartwarming as watching a baby bond with their […]

Sturgeon Bay Family Session at Portage Park | Door County Family Photographer

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Portraits

Capturing Memories: Photographing the McCormick Family at Portage Park Beach and Canal Overlook The McCormick family chose a lovely day to take their family photos at Portage Park Beach. We also went to the canal overlook by Lake Michigan for the second half of their Sturgeon Bay family session. It was a perfect day for […]

Oneida Country Club Wedding in Green Bay | Green Bay Wedding Photographer

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Wedding

Emily and Clark’s Wedding Day at Oneida Country Club in Green Bay The day was brimming with affection, amusement, and unforgettable moments that will stay with everyone forever. Emily and Clark’s wedding day at the Oneida Country Club in Green Bay was truly magical. The sun shone down on the happy couple as they exchanged […]

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About Thyme Wedding in Bailey’s Harbor | Door County Wedding Photographer

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Wedding

Emily and Rob celebrated their special day with a stunning About Thyme Wedding in Bailey’s Harbor, Door County, Wisconsin. The couple exchanged vows in a beautiful outdoor ceremony beside the organic garden of About Thyme. Followed by a delicious farm-to-table dinner reception. The perfect day for the couple to start their lives together. And to […]

Wine Themed Wedding at The Paine Art Center & Gardens

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Wedding

Matt & Zach Oshkosh, Wisconsin Matt & Zach started their marriage on a beautiful autumn day in October with a wine themed wedding at The Paine Art Center & Gardens. The day started with the full wedding party getting ready at Zach’s Grandmother’s home in Kaukauna. Dar has an elegant home filled with class along […]

Sturgeon Bay Engagement Session | Andrea & Phillip | Door County Engagement Photographer

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Engagement

“I will never forget our fifth date, when we met each other’s parents and Phillip took me to his family dairy farm for the first time. He showed me all around the farm and let me fulfill my dream of hand milking a cow! “Still convinced she just kept going on dates with me to get closer to the cows lol,” says Phillip.

Why a First Look is a Must-Have on Your Wedding Day: Insights from a Professional Wedding Photographer

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Wedding

As a wedding photographer, I have seen many couples choose to have a first look on their big day. Around 95% of our clients opt for this option. As someone who has been photographing weddings for over a decade, I believe a first look is a must-have on your wedding day and has become a […]

Family Photos at Whispering Pines Tree Farm | The Helgesons

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Personal

It’s that time of year again for our yearly visit and Family Photos at Whispering Pines Tree Farm. This family-owned farm has been a staple in our holiday traditions for years, and it never fails to bring us joy and excitement. The smell of freshly cut pine fills the air as we go through the […]

From Tree Farm to Family Album: The Spinler Family’s Photo Session at Whispering Pines Tree Farm

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Family

As a photographer, I always feel privileged to document the precious memories of families. It’s a moment of joy when you see the love and bond between family members. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the Spinler family’s photo session at Whispering Pines Tree Farm. It was a heartwarming experience to spend time […]

Hanson House at Big Creek

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Homeschool

About the Hanson House at Big Creek Our little homeschool family recently had the opportunity to tour the Hanson House at Big Creek, and it was indeed a positive experience. The Hanson family lived in The Hanson House, a historic home in the heart of Big Creek. Preserved to maintain its appearance from the 1880s […]

Photographing the Beauty of Cherry Blossoms in Door County

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Personal

As a mother, there’s nothing better than spending quality time with my son while doing something we both enjoy. This Mother’s Day weekend, my son and I decided to go see the cherry blossoms in Door County, Wisconsin. We wanted to document our time spent in the orchard by taking some photos together. We woke […]

Exploring the Wonders of the Honey Bee Life Cycle

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Homeschool

As homeschoolers, my family is always looking for unique learning opportunities. One of our favorite topics to explore is the life cycle of the honey bee. By learning about the different stages of the bee life cycle, we can gain a deeper understanding of the importance of these creatures in our environment. A Family’s Journey to […]

After Elopement Wedding Reception at Black Sheep in Green Bay | Green Bay Wedding Photographer

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Wedding

Photographing Angela and Luke’s wedding day was an experience that I will never forget. The couple had eloped to Maine for their ceremony, and we were lucky enough to be a part of their reception at the stunning Black Sheep wedding venue. The scenery was breathtaking, and the venue provided the perfect backdrop for the […]

Honey Harvest at Crossroads at Big Creek | Homeschooling in Door County

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Personal

My family recently had the chance to attend a honey harvest event organized by the Door County Beekeepers Club. The event took place at the Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, and it was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about these amazing creatures. Thanks to the amazing staff and volunteers who organized and […]

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