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    My passion is capturing the moments and memories you want to hold onto forever! I love so many things about each stage of life and therefore I choose to photograph them all! Whether you are interested in having me photograph your wedding day, your child's Senior portraits or anything in between, I will be sure to create a fun memorable experience that will leave you with photographs you will treasure forever! From posed shots to those captured in the moment, I strive to create a variety of images you will be proud to display in your home.

    I genuinely want to know who you are and what your style is and I take the time to get to know you before your session so I can be sure to create an experience that best suits you, your family, your child or your wedding day. Be sure to check out the "About" page to find out more about the person behind the camera. I want to feel like we're friends before we even meet in person!

Okay, so here it is…my first official blog post!  As I announce my spring mini sessions for this year I want to also highlight the beautiful afternoon of spring mini sessions I had last year.  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom for information on this year’s Spring mini sessions.  You don’t want to miss out, because if all pans out as planned this year’s will be even better!  Eeeks!

Last year was the first year that I offered spring mini sessions and I am so happy that I finally did because the photos just turned out beautifully!  Autumn is always such a gorgeous and popular time to have photos taken, but I think that each season here in Wisconsin has so much to offer, especially in the spring. It is so refreshing to get back outside after being cooped up all winter (though I have been convincing a few brave souls to have their sessions outdoors in the winter 😉 ).  As everything has been dormant for months I just love seeing the rebirth of it all, the green grass, the blossoms, the freshness in the air, the dandelions, it’s just downright magical!

Thankfully last year the stars aligned and the weather cooperated and the apple trees were still holding on to a good amount of blossoms. I couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous afternoon and am so grateful for the wonderful people of The Little Farmer to so graciously allow me to hold my mini sessions in their orchard.


I remember the afternoon started out a bit gloomy and the sun would tease and peek out for a bit and I just kept holding my breath that it wouldn’t rain on my afternoon!


Aren’t they just the cutest?!?!


And then they walked away hand in hand with their momma and I couldn’t resist! Absolute gorgeousness!



With gloomy skies overhead I had these two cutie pies next.  I had so much fun with big brother and little sister did everything not to smile, but I still managed to get a few little ones out of her.


My favorite…dandelion blowers!



The clouds broke and the sun came out for the rest of the afternoon!  I was so happy to photograph this adorable couple as I had photographed their wedding the previous spring and now was able to photograph them with their new baby girl! Of course I had to plop her in a bushel basket in the orchard!



I had an absolute blast with these two spunky brothers, I think we may have goofed around more than we took photos, but I sure had more than enough shots to put anyone into cuteness overload!


I just about died when their momma pulled out the aviator glasses…I can’t even…



And more dandelion blowers!



I had the absolute pleasure of photographing one of my dear friends with her two silly sweetie pies and even better we started heading into the beautiful golden light of the afternoon.



They were so natural and just had fun and I love the true genuine images we were able to capture!




I also had to be a little selfish and I snuck my two little loves into my mini sessions. 😉


I’m pretty sure I plastered this photo everywhere, it’s one of my faves and I love this frozen moment in time.


That morning when my mom came to pick up the girls to watch them for the day, I sprung it on her that I would really love it if she could throw together an outfit to go with the girls’ because I really really wanted to photograph her with them.  She spends so much time with them as I have been working away growing my business and she holds such a special place in both of their hearts (as well as mine). She wasn’t sure if she would and I was over the moon excited when she showed up with the girls in an outfit coordinated with theirs and I knew she decided to do it! I know I’m a little biased, but my heart just bursts when I look at these photos with my mom and my girls, because there is no one like Gammie!





To wrap up my mini sessions and squeeze every last ounce of gorgeous light of the day, I had this beautiful momma and her little dude! BloomBlog28


I just love these last two images from their session. Photos a momma will cherish forever!



Right before I was ready to head out my friend and photographer rushed in and asked if I could get a quick shot of her with her kiddos.  Well, of course I would!  Too often as moms (and especially as photographers) we rarely make it into the photos so I was more than happy to make sure she was in this one…even if she isn’t looking at the camera! 😉



Well, there it is. I did it!  I finally wrote my first blog and it was so fun to look back on this gorgeous day and it gets me even MORE excited for the upcoming Spring Mini Sessions this year!  If you enjoyed it too and want some fresh beautiful photos, make sure to contact me to get your spot booked ASAP!  I cannot wait!!!:)


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  • May 2, 2016 - 3:30 am

    Kathy gendron - Your blog is awesome and so are the pics… always! Good luck with spring 16 mini sessions!ReplyCancel