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Top 5 Family Photo Locations in Door County: Recommendations from a Local Photographer

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Portraits

Our top five favorite photo locations in Door County As a family photographer, I’ve had the opportunity to explore Door County’s beautiful landscapes and charming towns. If you’re planning family photos in Door County and need some location inspiration, here are my top five favorite photo locations in Door County: Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature […]

Family Photos at Whispering Pines Tree Farm | The Helgesons

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sturgeon Bay Canal Light Family Session in Door County | Door County Family Photographer

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Family

Strengthening Family Bonds: An Unforgettable Sturgeon Bay Canal Light Family Session The Sturgeon Bay Canal Light Family Session was a perfect opportunity for Emilie, Matt, and their four amazing kids to capture memories that will last a lifetime. They all dressed in coordinated outfits and headed to the picturesque location. Which offered stunning water and […]

A Door County Beach Picnic in Sturgeon Bay

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I love when we head out the door to spend the whole day doing nothing but relaxing on the beach and playing. We stopped at the store and loaded our bags with snacks to create a charcuterie board for our Door County beach picnic. We visited various Door County beaches and Lautenbach’s Cherry Orchard to […]

Family Photos at North Point Lighthouse in Lake Park | Milwaukee Family Photographer

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In the Upper East Side of Milwaukee lies the historic Lake Park surrounded by exquisite homes and old-world charm. Last month we traveled to Milwaukee for Finn’s Newborn Session in Wauwautosa. Something to know about me is if there is an opportunity to turn something into a homeschool unit, I will. While we photographed a […]

Family Session at Fonferek Glen in De Pere

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Family

De Pere, Wisconsin A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to have a family session at Fonferek Glen Falls with the Kunkel’s. The family photos were inspired by Josh & Brittney’s 10th Wedding Anniversary and if you havn’t seen those photos yet, make sure you do! beautiful family session at Fonferek Glen Falls The […]

Labor Day Weekend in Bayfield

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Travel

On Friday we headed up to Lake Superior for Labor Day weekend in Bayfield. My Dad had visited the area years back for a kayaking trip around the Apostle Islands. Ever since I have wanted to take a trip up to the area and check it out for myself. Labor Day Weekend Arriving in town […]

Osprey Pointe Motherhood Session in De Pere | Green Bay Motherhood Photographer

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Motherhood

Kypton x Natalia are very special in our home. They were our first friends in Green Bay. Our first session with Natalia was when we celebrated this little cutie below being in her belly and she had just moved here from Arizona. What started as a Maternity Session turned into a friendship for both Cole & I. We’ve had many lunch & play dates with the boys and they have became best little buddies. 

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