Milwaukee Family Photographer

Rauch Family Sneak Peek | a day at the beach

The annual day of Photos with Jenna and Her Adorable Family finally arrived! It’s always so fun to see them and do a round of speed-catch-up, chase the GROWING kiddos around and capture some family moments. (And with a toddler, it really is a blink-or-you’ll-miss-it moment!)

We met up at a beautiful park that was attached to a beach… that definitely will be seeing me and my camera again. The perfect weather that we had requested arrived as ordered. The breeze was blowing, the sun was shining, the kids were happy. It couldn’t have been any more idyllic if we tried.

Thanks Jenna and Dan! We had a wonderful morning together and I’m sure you will love the rest of your photos.

For now, here’s your Sneak Peek…. can’t you just feel that hug coming?

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What kind of location fits your story? Are you beach people? Is a garden more your speed? Or maybe you prefer funky, urban surroundings? All my portrait sessions are custom built around YOU. Let’s talk about what sparks you up and we can create some beautiful family heirlooms to show it all off.


Sneak Peek | Milwaukee couple + their BFF

Have you ever wondered what a "Power Couple" would actually look like? Well, here's your answer! 

Meet Dan and Amanda. They are quite the pair, each entrepreneurs in their own right. In fact, I would even go as far as calling them Mr. and Mrs. Milwaukee. EVERYONE seems to know them. What? You don't??? Turn to the person next to you. Do they know Dan and Amanda. See? I told you. 

Dan is THE Tall Guy of Tall Guy and a Grill and Amanda runs The Simple Home. I was completely honored when they asked me to photograph them. 

Today I'm sharing one (adorable!) shot as a little Sneak Peek into their session.

Enjoy Sneak Peek, guys! And make sure you tell Murphy that the lady with all the treats says hi. :)

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Is it time to update your family photos? Let's talk! I have some openings left for July but I'm also booking into August (and beyond). Let's get something scheduled today!


THANK YOU! | Stories Framed Photography voted Best Children's Photographer in Milwaukee

Last November (as in a few months ago) I was asking (begging) you to vote for Stories Framed Photography for the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee List. I was - to my shock and surprise! - a finalist for Best Children's Photographer.

For real, I almost didn't recognize my own name. 

I landed on the page after voting for an awesome friend in her category (go Anna!) and thought, what the heck, I'll look at some of the other categories while I'm here. When I saw the names listed under Children's Photography I swear to you, I almost kept scrolling. Then it sunk in... and I completely lost my mind!

I spent November begging you to choose me.

I spent December desperately trying to not worry about the results. (Do you know about my tainted past with elections? Let's just say #perpetualloser is my own personal hashtag.)

Well, I can finally sleep again. 

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The results are in and I'm absolutely positively blown away by your support. I was named to the Shepherd Express Best of Milwaukee List for 2017 as Best Children's Photographer. 

ME!!!! 

THANKS TO YOU!!!!

Really, thank you from the bottom of my ice-cold toes to the top of my frizzy, curly hair. I am honored and flattered and just giddy with excitement. THANK YOU for choosing Stories Framed Photography. I promise to continue to live up to the title.

Do you see that red word? It says WINNER. Someone pinch me.

Do you see that red word? It says WINNER. Someone pinch me.

I sincerely hope you can make it to one of my Grand Opening celebrations... the word "celebration" may just be an understatement. I'm going to personally hug each and every one of you.

Muskego Kids | Spring Family Sneak Peek

If you're following my goings-on via Facebook and Instagram, you know I've been busy... you know, signing things. (wink wink) 

But that's not the only thing keeping me busy. These kiddos had their birthday photos taken and we had SO MUCH FUN. I mean, sometimes we have fun. This time, WE HAD FUN.

We played hide and seek. We rolled in a blanket like a burrito. We pretended to take naps. We ran. We skipped. We stood like statues. We laughed. And yes, we cried. (An hour with three energetic siblings wouldn't be complete without a sniffle here and there.)

There were SO MANY shots I could have shared as a Sneak Peek for Mom. This one seemed seasonally appropriate. Enjoy!

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Happy 4th of July! 

I'm thankful to live in a country where these three can express themselves and just be kids. It's a beautiful thing.


Would you like more information about scheduling your own child or family portrait session? Don't be shy. Click below to learn more and book your session.... Quick, before they grow up.

Wauwatosa Family Photography | I'm so lucky 🍀

I've been thinking lately. 

I'm very lucky to have a "job" that I absolutely love and adore. I get to photograph people. I get to show them how beautiful they are and how fleeting life is. Kids grow up so fast, we say hello and goodbye to loved ones... and don't you just wish you could freeze time? It all goes by too darn fast.

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And THAT. That right there is where sometimes I get hung up with this job I love so much.

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We all know that babies become toddlers and mothers become grandmothers and families grow and bloom and then... sometimes the planet has different plans for us.

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So here it is... my plea to you. Don't make excuses. Don't put it off. Yes, we are all "busy". Yes, we all want to lose those "few" extra pounds. Stop. 

PLEASE. JUST HAVE YOUR FAMILY PORTRAITS TAKEN. 

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I can tell you that you will never regret taking the ONE hour on a Saturday to have your favorite photographer (cough cough) photograph you and your family. You will have those memories for a lifetime: hanging on a wall, sitting on a coffee table, resting on a bookshelf. You will see those images and be comforted and reminded of how blessed you are. 

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However... what would happen if you hesitated? What would happen if you waited until... "someday". What would you hang on your wall? What album would you look through on a rainy day? Would you regret putting off your family photos another year? YES. You absolutely will. 

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So here's what I want you to do. It's so easy. Fill out the form below. That's it... one tiny step closer to living with no regrets. 

Fill out that form. I'll call you. I'll email you. I'll do the hard stuff. You can sit back and enjoy the process --  I'll even help you decide on clothes! Heck, if it helps, I'll even throw in some BonBons. (Only if you promise to scooch over and share with me!)

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My job, the one I am SO VERY LUCKY to have, is to make family portraits easy and painless (and fun! thankyouverymuch). And to help YOU to live without regrets.

Cheers, my friend!

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