February 2019

Love, Kids + Mom | a family portrait session

Sometimes I have to just step back.

Sometimes the love and adoration just FLOWS — and why would I possibly want to interrupt that?

This adorable little family is one of those. You can just see it.

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Look at those smiles, those happy eyes and mom’s warm, protective embrace. I just LOVE it. It was so easy and natural. The kids were getting along (all moms everywhere: HOW did you do that?!?) and just seeing the way mom doted on her babies was adorable.

And to top it off, Kerrie (mom) did a fantastic job at picking perfectly coordinating outfits for everyone.

The wine color (okay, BURGUNDY) along with navy blue is a perennial favorite color combination. Wear it in the spring and summer and it pops out from the fresh greenery in the background. Wear it in the winter and it takes on a festively seasonal feel. Brighten up the color combo with a splash of aqua - like Kerrie and her kids did - and you’re good to go.

spring color palette for family photos

Here are some more adorably love-filled samples of how to rock this color palette. Something tells me these will be treasured memories for a long time to come. Just look at them!

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Thanks to Lana, Ryan and Kerrie for being superb models. Little did you know you’d be official spokespeople for the color burgundy. It’s all just so perfect!

Oh, one last thing. Since we’re all loving on the Kerrie and her kiddos - check out their portrait video. Would you want to have a keepsake video with your family featured? All my clients get a custom created video with any print collection. It makes a great momento for your family. You can watch it whenever you want, share it with whoever you want, and bring back all those beautiful memories in an instant.


Get on my calendar for this spring. Among so much more, you will have access to easy to follow wardrobe advice as well as a personal and memorable video to accompany your printed portraits. Click below for more information on family portrait sessions.


Local Business Spotlight | Patricia Brigman

NAME
Patricia Brigman

COMPANY
Wisconsin Medmark, Inc

We offer five services: Executive Coaching, Strategic Planning, Facilitation, Training and Marketing Project Execution

POSITION
Founder/ Director

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WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
Executive Coaching: a professional eager to grow, learn and adapt to the every changing global marketplace.

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD OF WORK?
Requests from people who knew me and believed my objective coaching and mentoring illuminated career paths and growth opportunities that were not visible or real for them at the time.    

WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE think THEY KNOW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
People think that Executive coaching is counseling - not true at all. Professional coaching offers insights into work relationships, tactics,  and strategies that allow a young or seasoned professional to navigate their career towards success. 

NAME ONE THING THAT YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?
The joy I feel when the light bursts forth and a path, on the professional journey, appears, as if by magic. No magic is involved, simply listening, questioning and caring help both of us in the coaching relationship. 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Seeing the change in people's view of their career and their potential. After 28 years of coaching high-level, mid-level and entry level professionals, the thrill still changes my day.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING OUT IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
It’s about them not you. In helping others to understand their professional situation and the opportunities ahead of them, your satisfaction in their success builds your own future.

WHAT IS THE ONE BOOK THAT YOU THINK I SHOULD READ RIGHT NOW?
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Daniel Goleman. No one should coach without reading Daniel Goleman's books on EQ.

CONTACT PATRICIA HERE:
WEBSITE:  

www.wimedmark.com/

PHONE:
262.796.1661

EMAIL:
patricia@wimedmark.com


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Stories Framed Photography.
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It's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to | William turns one

I absolutely adore photographing one year olds and their cake smash sessions.

That is, once I get over the massive amount of jealousy I harbor for these little humans who are allowed to sit on the floor and dive head-first into a cake they get to have all to themselves. They just don’t know how good they have it!

Echem. Yes, back to the cute little toddlers and their teeny little birthday cakes.

It really is fascinating to watch someone taste a new food for the very first time. This birthday cake is one of the many first tastes in a baby’s young life. It may also be about a zillion times better than pureed green beans. So to watch them react to that sweet, soft and unexpected new flavor is life giving.

Then there’s William. He thought the cake was okay. I’m not even sure he ate much of the cake. However, the blue frosting polka dots were what made his heart go pitter patter. And once they were gone (as far as he could see), he was very clear about his displeasure…

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Um…. Happy birthday William! I hope you’ve recovered from the apparently traumatic experience that was your first birthday cake.


Do you have a little one who’s got a full 12 months under his belt? Let’s do a birthday cake smash session!

When you book your session, we will discuss themes, colors and styling. We’ll do a short portrait session before the cake smash to prove to your family that your baby’s face was clean at one point. Once your little bugger is covered in frosting, that’s when the “fun” begins. It’s a Parent Puzzle - how to successfully squeeze a sugar-buzzed child covered in a slick coating of frosting into a set of clean clothes and a carseat. (Good luck!)

Now that I’ve painted such a glamorous picture of the experience (haha), click below to learn more about child portrait sessions with Stories Framed Photography.

It really IS worth it. (Besides, you get to help “clean up”.)