Monday, April 22, 2013

.Madeline turns ONE. Lake Geneva, WI portrait photographer

Meet our sweet dear niece Madeline!  Today is her first birthday and we couldn't be more in love with her.  We were super fortunate to be able to spend the weekend with her and her parents celebrating in Lake Geneva.  She has such a great personality and is full of smiles and giggles.  
There were so many fun images of her that I made a slideshow below.  Just look at her ... ADORABLE!!!  Thanks for coming to Wisconsin Maddie.  We loved celebrating with you.  
All our love, Em & Will

Friday, April 19, 2013

.horton family 2013. Lakeville, MN Madison Portrait photographer

Team Horton has grown!  Luke and Lily welcomed Jack into the family and now they are a team of three siblings.  Hilarious and full of energy.  This is the first time I have shot with a baby that they were awake for the full session.  Jack is a man after my own heart.  A big smile and he adores his blankie!  Oh how I love blankies!  If Jack could get the hole thing in his mouth without choking I think he would eat it! Same with his hands as you can see.
I love these two top picture.  Calm kids in the first shot, and Lily the princess rock star shining in the second.  So FUN!
Thank you Hortons for letting me document your love.  I Love you.  Em

And this one below just cracks me up.  A typical family photo!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

.case of the blahs. Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer

I recently have been feeling kinda blah about the weather.  I'm craving sun, even if I am only able to look at it from my office window.  The drabs of these cloudy days are not energizing to me at all.  I however found these two pictures from last summer and am reminded that some pretty cool shots can come from the clouds.
The top image was taken last summer during a CRAZY storm we had when Will and I were in our first  ever apartment.  A crazy time for us.  He encouraged me to grab for the camera during this lightning show even though I am not so fond of any kind of lighting viewing that isn't from inside and behind glass!  (If you ever want to know why, just ask!  A tale of what and what not to do at Alpine Valley, or any event outside!)
The bottom image was taken at my parents lake house one early morning when I was out with the dog. I had never seen clouds like that before.  They made the weirdest shapes and were super low to the ground.  I love all the colors in this shot and the lone loon chilling in the distance.
I hope this finds you all doing well on this rainy Wednesday and encourages you to find something in all the clouds these days.  All the best,  Em

Monday, April 08, 2013

.danielle & paul. Duluth, MN Madison Wedding Photographer


Danielle and Paul were married on a beautiful winter day in Duluth, MN.  A destination for everyone in attendance it was the perfect getaway for a great celebration.  
The wedding started at the gorgeous Cathedral of Christ The King Church in Superior, WI.  A beautiful sanctuary filled with love.  We then made our way through the city crossing back into Minnesota and down to the waterfront and to the famous Grandma's Restaurant so that the wedding party could wet their whistles!  
The reception brought us back to Greysolon Ballroom where the party really got started.  I love shooting at Greysolon because of it's fabulous backdrops.  The best part about shooting at Greysolon is that Dani and Paul were willing break the rules a little and just up on top of a table to really "make the shot!"  Can you find it?  
Thanks for the fun Danielle and Paul.  We adore you both and are thrilled you included us in the fun.  
Cheers!  Em