June 2014

Magic Light, Magic Numbers | Stories Framed Photography | Milwaukee Family Photography

Backtracking here. (You are not alone. NO ONE is EVER caught up telling stories.)

A few weeks ago we went to a Brewers game. And it was a (gasp!) school night. It happened to be TMJ 620 Night at the ballpark so naturally the game was on 6-2. At 6:20 PM. Guess how much tickets cost? A whopping $6.20. Woot!

Before the game, we attended the TMJ tailgate. Well, my husband was grilling burgers and dogs for Journal staff so we were invited. It's not like I tend to crash other people's tailgates... with my kids in tow! Hehe. 

It was a beautiful night. One of those "beautiful nights" you can't even put into words because the air and the sun and the sky all just felt so magical. And the light. Oh, the light. It was perfect light. It was one of those nights you want to bottle up and look at in the coldest part of winter.

I took full advantage to the awesome light, the game of catch and the landmark background...

This last photo is my new favorite. The look on that kid's face. It has "I'm gonna play football even if you say I can't" written all over it. Plus, like I said, the light was PERFECT. 

If we shoot your family pictures during the Golden Hour, we can get this beautiful light and more. Imagine golden puddles of sunshine laying at your feet. Green trees and an antique chair to sit on. Email me today to set up your SUPER-MAGICAL Golden Hour photo shoot. 

Oh, and by the way. This is too incredible. You will never believe what the score of the baseball game was. This is NUTS: it was 6-2. Seriously. 

Go Brewers!

Tosa Farmer's Market Opening Day | Stories Framed Photography | Wauwatosa Photography

Opening Day of the Market. That is such an accomplishment, and if you live in Wisconsin (or the midwest, for that matter) you totally understand why.

It's not simply the first day of Tosa's outdoor market to buy fresh vegetables and locally made foods. It's a sign that WE SURVIVED WINTER. We did it. We beat the cold. Plus, it is a true miracle that anything even grew this spring following those -1,000 degree wind chills. (That's cold!) Not only are we seeing crops coming back, but flowers, trees and plants of all kind have bloomed, the grass has turned green and I'm finally wearing flip flops again. Hallelujah! 

In honor of the first day of the Tosa Farmer's Market and its Maker's Market, surviving winter and no longer having to wear 14 layers of wool to keep warm, I present this select group of images as AWARD WINNERS. No way, you say. You won an award for these pictures??? No. I did not. But I am giving the people, vendors and objects in these pictures special (imaginary) awards.

Without further ado...

Tosa Farmer's Market Opening Day '14 Awards Ceremony


PILLOW MOST LIKELY TO BE PURCHASED BY A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE FDA.

Cheese reigns!

COOLEST TEXTURED SOAP AT THE MARKET.

I just want to buy these soaps to photograph them. That is all.

ASPARAGUS MOST LIKELY TO BE IN THE ARMY.

At attention, Sergeant Green.

MOST LIKELY TO APPEAR ON RIBS LATER THAT DAY.

Oh, they were good. Let's just say.... there is no remaining evidence so you'll just have to trust me on this one.

BEST USE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN ON GREETING CARDS.

I really like these cards. They are right up my alley: clean, graphic, bold, a little cute and a little modern. 

BEST COMBINATION OF FAT, LITTLE ANIMALS, WOOD AND EATING UTENSILS.

Seriously. The. Cutest. Forks.

MOST INTERESTING FUNGI IN ALL THE LAND.

I think this is considered "one" mushroom as they are all attached. Hm. It's all so bizarre looking that I just want to keep staring.

BEST THING EVER. BLUE RIBBON FOR CREATIVITY.

No words needed.

Sidebar -- this is the vendor who everyone laughed at. In a good way, of course.

CUTEST GIRL IN A STROLLER.

Look who I ran into! Cute little Harper strolling along through the market with her mom and big brother. She took one look at me and SNAP! I just couldn't resist her face.

See you next week at the Tosa Farmer's Market. I look forward to meeting new people, seeing new faces and terrifying my kids with random new vegetables that I bring home for them.

Oh, did you say that you're in the market (haha, get it?) for some updated family portraits? Here's an idea -- how fun would it be to take some shots of you and your family at the Farmer's Market? There are so many beautiful and lush nooks and crannies around the area that we can go to afterward. The market would be a fun and fresh addition to a family session. Let's do it! Email me today to reserve your Saturday morning (they are very limited). 

Chicago Bridal Shower | Stories Framed Photography | Wisconsin Family Photography

Sometimes I shoot outside of my comfort zone. It's good to push yourself, right? So I was asked to photograph a bridal shower and happily agreed - even though it was far from my normal realm of non-nerve-wracking photography. I can do it. No problem.

I was picturing big, bright windows, lots of sunshine and lots of light. What I found when I arrived was the exact opposite. We were in a lovely private room upstairs, away from any windows, light or sunshine. The room was dark and dramatic. Beautiful, just dark. It pays to be flexible - and know how to use your equipment. I could have panicked. But instead, I simply adjusted my trusty BFF camera and off we went...

Congratulations to Mindy on your upcoming wedding! Best of wishes to you! I am so excited for you!

If you would like Stories Framed Photography to capture your family for some memorable images, contact me to today to get on my calendar. Whether you want dark and dramatic or light and bright - I can do it. Let's make a date!