Brookfield Senior Portraits

Brookfield Academy class of 2019 | Wil Ihlenfeld

People are put on this earth to do specific jobs… this member of the class of 2019 is a perfect case in point.

Meet Wil Ihlenfeld.

He likes, enjoys and appreciates things that I do not understand or, well, grasp. Namely, SCIENCE. I’m all for science, it make the world go round (right, Wil?) but unlike this smartie, the minute you start throwing out formulas or equations, my eyes will glaze over.

This is why we all do different things in life. It would be a shame if someone as highly intelligent as Wil didn’t do something like… achieve his Dream Job Status. (Read on to see what he wants to be when he grows up. Wow.)

Meet William Ihlenfeld IV, future world-changer.

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SCHOOL
Brookfield Academy

FAVORITE SUBJECT
Chemistry because it's the explanation of the physical world

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Honor Roll
Smartquette Program at Marquette
French State Concours Oral-Gold

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EXTRACURRICULARS
Track
Science Bowl/Club

WHERE DO YOU WORK?
Narnia

WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE WEEKENDS?
play video games
movies with friends
D and D/role playing games

FAVORITE COLOR
Blue

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IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE I’D GO TO
Geneva, Switzerland

MY DREAM JOB
Nuclear Chemist

PROUDEST MOMENT
Doing well in Chemistry

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And finally, my personal favorite photo from Wil’s session….

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Okay, hang on one sec.

There is one other thing.

This is another family who I have photographed in the past. I would be remiss if we didn’t go down memory lane. Look how much they grow up in just four quick years!

Now that the class of 2019 is out the door, in-coming seniors it’s your turn! If you are a member of the class od 2020 let’s talk! Let’s get your senior portraits on the calendar!


Brookfield East HS class of 2019 | Aaron McLaughlin

Meet Aaron! He’s graduating from Brookfield East High School and is ready to take on St. Louis University this fall. This track star is ready to conquer the world with a goal of working in the field of marketing.

With Aaron’s creative personality and can-do attitude, he will make waves in the marketing industry. Congrats to you, Aaron!

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The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
— Ben Stein
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SCHOOL
Brookfield East High School

FAVORITE SUBJECT
Social studies and sciences, interesting stuff to learn and good for marketing

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/SPORTS
track and field and cross country

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WORK
Noodles + Co.

FOR FUN
Hang out with friends

MY DREAM JOB IS…
Marketing official of a big company

POST-GRAD PLANS
St. Louis University for Division 1 track and field

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Congrats, Aaron! You will crush it at St. Louis University.

2020 Seniors, what’s up? It’s your turn to show off your talents and celebrate your accomplishments. I’m now booking 2020 senior portrait sessions. Visit my senior page for more information.

Aaron's Senior Portrait Sneak Peek | Brookfield East class of 2019

Last week, I met this great kid named Aaron and his lovely mom, Lisa, at a nearby park for Aaron's senior portrait session. 

Aaron was totally relaxed and fun to work with. He's a go-with-the-flow kind of kid. I like that. Not only does it make my job easier (than it already was), it makes it more fun, too. I could keep coming up with ideas and he'd be totally down with anything. "Hey, Aaron! Jump in the pond..." I'm sure he would have if I'd asked. 

While I was looking over the photos from his session, this one struck me. 

Not only is he completely and totally natural looking, but I knew I had to convert this one to black and white. There are more from this set with the blue wall - I couldn't make them all black and white - that would be a crime! But one is okay, right?

The color is so vibrant - oh, and THAT WALL! But the black and white is so classic and timeless.

What do you think? Which do you prefer?


School is back in session. That means your yearbook photo is due soon... don't wait too long or you'll be sorry and end up using your ID photo. (Nooooo!!!!) You may need more information before booking, or you may be ready to go. Choose a button and click it...


Sneak Peek for Wil | class of 2019 is here!

Less than 24 hours ago, high school seniors across the Milwaukee area officially closed the chapter on their high school career. Graduation Day! It's all over... and yet just beginning.

And for me, the high school senior portrait photographer, I'm going through (kinda) the same thing. Yesterday I officially clicked "closed" on their files that I've been working out of all year. I'll admit, that little task of closing their files made me a little sniffy. I've gotten to know these kids and I'm so happy for their achievements. 

So with that, congratulations to the class of 2018! Go get em!

(Although I still have a few kids' blog posts yet to share. Stay tuned this week...)

And now, I begin a new chapter for this new crop of high school seniors. Welcome, class of 2019!

In fact, I've got a running start! Let's give a virtual high-five to my first member of the Stories Framed Photography Class of 2019, WIL. He's a member of Brookfield Academy's *next* graduating class.

Here's your sneak peek - just one image of the many amazing shots we took on Saturday. It was a fun afternoon finding all the nooks and crannies in your HUGE backyard.

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Are you graduating next year? It sounds far away, doesn't it? Well, it goes FAST and I'd hate for you to miss all the time you have now to schedule your senior portraits. I'll make it easy for you: CLICK HERE to learn more about senior sessions.