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

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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 […]

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

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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 Family Session at Portage Park | Door County Family Photographer

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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 […]

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 […]

Egg Harbor Family Portraits | Door County Family Photographer

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Egg Harbor, Door County After photographing a bunch of Door County family vacations this year, I honestly think every family should have photos taken when the whole family comes together for vacation. That’s precisely what the Trapp family did, and here you have their Egg Harbor Family Portraits. This was a surprise session for Meme, […]

Extended Family Session at Pittsfield Park | The Wagnitz Family | Green Bay Family Photographer

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I had the honor of hanging out with the Aukeman family for the second time this year. Aja wanted to gift her Mother a family session for her birthday. I think that’s such a sweet and thoughtful gift. The Wagnitz Extended Family Session at Pittsfield Park had a beautiful sky, and the fall colors were […]

Green Bay Valentines Session | Cole | Green Bay Photographer

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Happy Valentines Day!! This Green Bay Valentines Session was our first set of in-studio mini sessions this year. We started them last week and they turned out adorable. I put together a simple set up for Valentines Day, also known as Love Day in our home. We welcomed some lovely littles onto our set, enjoyed […]

Santa Session in Green Bay | The Spinler Family | Green Bay Photographer

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Green Bay, Wisconsin The Spinler Family joined us for our first ever Santa Session in Green Bay event. We had Santa join us in our winter wonderland decked out studio. The Spinler kiddos spent time with Santa reading stories, singing carols, eating cookies, and hanging ornaments. They even each received a gift from Santa which […]

The Helgesons | Family Session at Whispering Pines Tree Farm | Green Bay Photographer

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Here we are celebrating another year of holiday festivities starting with Whispering Pines Tree Farm. If you’ve been following along for awhile you probably know how obsessed I am with tree farms. I have dreamed of having my own tree farm for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, this is another year not living […]

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