June 2016

Brookfield Family Photography | The Schwab Fab Five

Have I mentioned lately that I have two seasons in my business? And no, they have nothing to do with Construction Season. (I simply work around that one.) Personally, I go by Busy Season and Blog Season. Sometimes they overlap, sometimes I fall terribly far behind. But, no matter, I HAD to share this wonderful family with you. 

This is the adorable, creative, spunky and FUN Schwab family. 


One of the things that struck me about this family is, well, how stinking cute they all looked. Perfectly coordinated yet not matchy-matchy. (Take note, future families in front of my camera!) But then it sunk in how tightly knit the kids are. Big Sister Emily clearly loves her brothers. (I know, Sarah... but this is what I saw!) 


And really, how could any big sister resist a face like this?


I digress... this family, these kids, this couple is simply eye-catching and, dare I say it, magazine worthy. Check them out...


Thank you Schwab family for being so awesome! I had so much fun working with you and I look forward to next time.

You, too, can have handsome portraits made of you and your family. But wait! Here are some of my favorites reasons to call me RIGHT NOW...

5 Signs That It's Time for Family Portraits

  1. Your favorite phrase is, "we're too busy". If you put a session on your family calendar, you will be busy around it. Plus, you know what they say - if you schedule it, they will come. Or something like that.
  2. You are waiting for those last 20 pounds to evaporate off your hips. I can tell you from personal experience, fat evaporation does not work. Instead, hire a photographer who knows how to pose you and your family in the most flattering way possible. 
  3. You JUST had family photos done. Yeah, like 5 years ago! Your third child isn't even in those photos!
  4. I can't afford it. You can't afford NOT to. There have been WAY TOO MANY SAD NEWS STORIES for me to have to explain this one. Build your portrait expense into your vacation budget. Skip coffee every morning for a few days. (I mean, drink it at home!) Ask for it for your birthday. Still not so sure? Ask to me about payment plans.
  5. I'm waiting for the weather to get better. Um. WHAT? First of all, look outside: sunny and 75. Second, we live in Wisconsin. Tomorrow, for all we know, it could start snowing! (and yes, I do realize tomorrow is July 1). Book your session and let me have a talk with Mother Nature.

Local Business Spotlight | Nicole Knapp

Nicole Knapp

Knapp Chiropractic and Wellness Center, Inc.



Who is your ideal client? 
children, athletes, weekend warriors

What is something people THINK they know about your job?
that it is ONLY for back pain

Name one thing you WISH people knew about your job?
Chiropractic is about wellness and a lifestyle of being healthy.

Tell us a secret about your job. 
Chiropractic is powerful and can allow you to life a healthy, happy, pain-free life full of hope.

What is the ONE book that you think I should read RIGHT NOW?
Cancer Killers by Dr Charles Majors

Business Phone 262-796-5108
Email nknappchiro@gmail.com

The Local Business Spotlight is a newly added perk for headshot clients of Stories Framed Photography. Click below to learn more about headshots and to book your session.

Wauwatosa Family Photographer | Sisterhood of the Traveling O'Leary

As a family photographer, I meet a lot of people. I'm invited into a family's collection of personalities to observe, take note and record. As an outsider with one eye behind the lens, I see things that might not be so obvious to the casual observer. 

Which child got mom's eyes.
Which sibling is in charge (that may be different than "which one is the oldest").
Which family member is the comedian.
Which family member is most admired.

I told you - I can see things!

With the O'Leary family, I saw something so bold, so strong and so incredibly fierce. I have never seen so much of this in any other family I've photographed. (For real.)

I witnessed LOVE.

I saw so much love with this strong, brave and independent clan of women. It felt more like a sisterhood. It made photographing them almost too easy. (It didn't hurt that they are a beautiful bunch!)


See what I mean? Gorgeous, beautiful LOVE.

This family also loves to travel. Getting them all together at one time is like finding the finish line in a cornfield maze. When it happens, it feels so good. In fact, I keep telling Mama Kathleen that I'm totally open to accompanying them on their worldly travels as their personal photographer... for some reason she doesn't think I'm serious. ;)

I'm going to shut up now and let their amazing portraits do the talking. Enjoy. 


Stories Framed Photography is now booking summer family sessions! Click below for more information or to schedule your session. 

Wauwatosa Child and Tween Photographer | Tosa Soccer and Tosa Kickers Soccer Team Poll: b+w or color?

Wauwatosa Family Photography | Hartline Family Sneak Peek

We were blessed with a beautiful day for family photos. Of course, I planned it that way. Sunshine, warm with a slight breeze, lush greenery everywhere... and two adorable little pups. What else could we possibly need?

Here's a beautiful sneak peek of your session, Tracey! There are lots more to come...


Sooo.... you need family photos done... you just need the weather to cooperate, correct? I've got you covered!* Click below and we can start planning a gorgeous family session for you.

*Um... I don't REALLY have control over the weather. I just thought I'd mention that.