Elm Grove Photographer

Tosa West HS class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Bella

I’m still out there photographing this phenomenal group of kids. The Class of 2020. I think I’ve seen it all and then I haven’t.

Seriously, I’m having the time of my life with these kids; treating them like they’re the most important thing to cross my lens (because they are!) and showing them just how beautiful they are on the back of my camera (because they are!). When they come in for their Reveal + Selection Appointment, they see themselves on the big screen and their eyes just light up (while their mom’s eyes fill up). It’s truly a gift to watch this all unfold.

Today I present the gorgeous Bella - aptly named by her sweet mom Liz. Bella had a vision for what she wanted for her senior photos. In a word, Insta-worthy. I hope this little Sneak Peek wins a “heart” from Bella… and girl, there is definitely more to come!

Here is Bella, excited to graduate from Wauwatosa West High School with the Class of 2020.

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Yearbook deadlines are approaching. Have you been in procrastination mode? No more! I have two options - a full Portrait Session or a quick and easy Express Session. Learn more on the Seniors page.

Ready to schedule something right away? View my availability and schedule your session or even a consultation to start.


Tosa West HS class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Maggie

It is awfully gloomy out today. Spitting rain, cloudy skies and even some fog. Wouldn’t you like some Instant Sunshine to cheer your day?

Well, here you go!

Allow me to introduce the lovely and sweet-as-pie Maggie from Wauwatosa West High School’s class of 2020. Here’s a gorgeous Sneak Peek from her session.

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Beautiful portraits like this one are SO important.

Why, you ask?

A year from now, when Maggie is away for her first year of college, her mom can simply look up to the wall and see her little girl right there. When they talk on the phone (people still do that, right?) mom can gaze admiringly at the framed photo in the living room as Maggie tells her all about her roommates and classes and the terrible dorm food. When Amy misses her daughter fiercely, she can open the album bring herself back to that day, hearing Maggie laugh and watching her smile.

Portraits are meant to be looked at, enjoyed and appreciated day after day, year after year.

That is why I do what I do.


Are you ready to book your child’s senior photos or maybe even some family photos this season? Learn more here or click below to book your session.


Brookfield Central HS Class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Chloe

ALERT! ALERT!

Brookfield Central High School has one of the earliest yearbook deadlines around. Yet, Chloe got in for a full portrait session thanks to her on-top-of-things Dad. I’m so glad they found me because I really enjoyed all of their company! Mom, Dad, Chloe… they are good people.

What I really loved is that after the session, we were walking back to our cars and Chloe told me that she actually ENJOYED having her photo taken. She didn’t think she would, but she did.

That, my girl, is the biggest compliment you could possibly pay me. Thank you.

Here’s your (adorable!) Sneak Peek. I love how your hair brilliantly POPS out of this monochromatic-toned portrait. Gorgeous!

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If you need a quick fix for senior photos, check out the Express Senior Session option at the bottom of the Seniors Page. It’s a fast, weekday choice when you simply want a yearbook photo and a few keepsakes.

Got a little more breathing room for a full portrait session at a destination of your choice, wardrobe changes and the works? Let’s talk!


Extended Family Reunion | Sibling Sneak Peek

When you think of an extended family portrait session - or a photo shoot for a family reunion - do you think it’s just a matter of getting “that one shot” of the whole big group?

Sure, it is. That’s the highlight of the event, no question.

However, my job is to give you much more than just “that one shot”.

Here’s a list of some of the must-gets at an extended family session:

  1. Entire family

  2. Grandparents

  3. Grandparents with grandchildren

  4. Grandparents with grown children

  5. Grown siblings

  6. Grown siblings and spouses

  7. Cousins

  8. Each family unit

  9. Couples

  10. Children by themselves

There are so many more — and my role is to suggest combinations that you may not have considered. The day can get away from you; concerns about clothes, kids behaving and grandma getting tired keep your mind busy. Leave the photography and shot list to me.

Looking to book an extended family session this fall? I’d love to help! Let’s talk!


This weekend I photographed the stunning extended Kandula family … reunited for the first time in years.

As a surprising bonus, the family dog escaped the house and ran into the garden at a serendipitous moment. It made for THE perfect sibling portrait! Can you say canvas over the mantle?

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Brookfield East Class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Charlie

When you are preparing your outfits for your senior portrait sessions, don’t forget the little details.

Do you have a lucky ring? Wear it! Won’t it be nice reminisce about the things that were special to you?

Do you have a favorite concert t-shirt? Put it on! Imagine looking back on your photos and exclaiming, “I liked WHO?!?”

What about a fun pair of quirky socks? Sure, you may not see them much but a. they make you happy and b. you never know if your photographer will sneak a shot like this one…

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Allow me to introduce Charlie. He’s heading into his senior year at Brookfield East High School. He’s going to fly through the year, I can tell you that. Now, even better since he won’t be tripping on his shoe laces. ;)

I hope you like your Sneak Peek!


Do you know someone who needs senior photos? Send them my way! I promise to thank you for the referral!. All you need to know about senior portraits is right here.

Looking for family photos? I got that, too. Check out the gallery of family photos