Category archives: Portraits

Feels Like Deja Vu.....

I feel like we've been here before.  Oh yeah, that's because we have!  Yes ladies and gentlemen, your eyes do not fool you.  This is Nikki and Dave Jodat's second maternity shoot.  The first time the Jodat family was in front of my camera was back in 2014.  That was when we got together in preparation for Owen's big debut.  It's now 3 years later and Owen has a siblin[...]

Gia's Senior Portrait Shoot.....

It's that time of year where high school seniors are gearing up to knock out their last year.  They'll be getting caps and gowns in order, scheduling SAT or ACT testing, and of course, getting their senior portrait shoot done. I recently had the honor of doing a senior portrait shoot for the daughter of a long time friend of mine.  The beautiful high school senior [...]

High School Seniors.....Something to Think About......

EVERYBODY deserves to look amazing in their pictures...... It's about that time when high school seniors are starting to think about knocking out their last year.  Along with that grind comes the added responsibility of taking care of the required tasks needed to actually walk out of there for the last time.  There's the ordering of the cap and gown, the dreaded [...]

Kevin and Amanda Sell Newborn Shoot

  The images from Kevin and Amanda Sell's newborn shoot are all finished and I am VERY happy with how they turned out.  Several photos can be seen below and the entire gallery can be viewed here.  I'm very honored to be able to help the Sell family record these memories.  A big shout-out and an even bigger "Thank you" goes to Kevin and Amanda for the opportuni[...]

Kevin and Amanda Sell Newborn Session

  This past weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot pictures of Kevin and Amanda Sell's little cutie pie, Abagail.  Kevin and Amanda are good friends of mine and have made an appearance in the blog before when I had the pleasure of shooting their maternity pictures in December.  Abagail made her debut on Thursday, April 13th at 6 pounds, 13 ounces.  Here are a[...]

4 Easy Tips to Help Photographers ROCK a Professional Headshot

These days, headshots are a critical piece of the puzzle for a strong professional social-media presence.  A well-done, professional headshot can be the first step in standing out from the crowd.  I believe making that happen is 100% the responsibility  of the photographer. A GOOD professional photographer will know how to get someone to relax in front of the camer[...]

What to wear to your photo shoot…..

What to wear to your photo shoot.....

Picking out what to wear (or attempting to organize your family’s clothing) for a photo shoot can be an enormous pain! If you let it, it can even overwhelm you to the point of freaking out!  My #1 rule is that when it comes to what to wear for your photo shoot, just DO YOU!!  Wear what you consider to be your style and what you feel most comfortable in. Even if[...]

5 Top Photogenic Locations in Milwaukee

The location you choose for your photo shoot can be just as important as the photographer you choose.  The location can help to set the mood, and it really helps when the location has sentimental value.  Your photo shoot will last a lifetime so why not make them a beautiful as possible.  Your photographer will usually have some great advice on beautiful locations.  Ha[...]

10 Tips for Taking Stunning Portraits

As I've stated before, I don't believe in reinventing the wheel.  When I find a blog post that I think will help others and has spot on information, I'll certainly share it.  This week, I'm going to share a post from the Digital Photography School blog.  The author of this post, Darren Rowse, has a gazillion blog posts with a wealth of information.  If you're interest[...]

5 Tips to Make Your Portraits Stand Out

Any photographer that has even the smallest interest in improving their skills will attest to having the rules of composition beaten into their heads.  These rules are the foundation of what makes a good image good.  Portraiture is no different.  However, living within the boundaries of those rules can be a hurdle when trying to make your portraits stand out. It’s [...]