New Berlin photographer

Family Portraits Don't Have To Be So Serious

I love seeing all these big families together… it makes me so incredibly happy to know that they all cleared their schedules for one morning to have a portrait session. One small part of their day - for a lifetime of memories hanging on their wall.

Plus, I heard that the family I’m featuring below family got lunch out of the deal, too!

When we get together for your family portrait, I want to make sure that a few key things happen. They are pretty simple…

  1. I want to make you and your family look your best. This is why you hire a professional. I will arrange the group to look great and help pose you to flatter you the best.

  2. I want to photograph any and all combinations of family members. I’m here. So are you. So… let’s do this! Want the aunties with all the cousins? Great. Line em up! Want the siblings all together? Super! Quit pulling each others’ hair and smile for the camera (I have actually had to say that to ADULTS!) Do you want individual photos of your kids? Good, I already got them.

  3. I want you to have fun. You’re “supposed” to smile in photos, so why not enjoy the process, too? Why not make that smile as genuine as possible? Surely you didn’t choose me as your Favorite Boring Photographer - let’s have some fun!

Speaking of fun, this family had no shortage of laughs. I wanted to post a Sneak Peek for the Wilde clan and rather than a perfectly finished portrait, I’m sharing this. I think you can see why.

Extended family photo of cousins laughing

Are you ready to take the leap? Gather your family members together, pick a date and call me… consider family photos handled.

Class of 2019 Senior Portait Sneak Peek | Sara

In one single day, I went from photographing a high school senior in an artsy, funky alley to using  a beautiful and carefully tended garden as a portrait background.

This is Sara... she was an absolute pleasure to work with and I truly cannot wait to share the rest of her senior photos with her. We had so much fun playing around and she was a really great sport. 


The thing I loved about Sara's wardrobe choice was her hat. Oh, that hat! Her outfit was super-cute on its own, but then, add in that black felt hat and it SINGS. 

When it comes time to pick your wardrobe for your senior portraits, let's have some fun! There are so many ways to do it... here are just a few ideas:

  • CLASSIC. Choose an outfit that won't go out of style, that is something clean and simple and timeless. Jeans and a t-shirt. A black dress. Shorts and a polo. Cut-offs and a tank.
  • TRENDY. On the other hand, let's commemorate the current styles and embrace the latest trends.
  • FORMAL. Why not play dress up? You only get to do your senior photos once! Get out that suit and tie. Put on your prom dress one more time. 
  • UNIFORM. Grab your band uniform, your cheer outfit, your football helmet. Show off your sport, your art, your passion.

Do you need some more help selecting your clothing? I can certainly guide you. Let's talk and get your session planned out! Fill this out and we can get the ball rolling right away.

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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. :)


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!

New Berlin Child Photographer | Birthday Club Sneak Peek

It was Oliver's second birthday! Hooray!

Oliver wasn't having it. That's ok. The back of his head is ADORABLE. 

Oliver wasn't having it. That's ok. The back of his head is ADORABLE. 

Oliver's mom signed him up for Stories Framed Photography's Birthday Club. 


Because at two years old, Ollie's a little too young to sign himself up. 

(^^I am so, so sorry. It's Monday.)


So... if you aren't familiar with the Birthday Club, it's a brand new EXCLUSIVE benefit for my portrait clients. How does it work?

Once you've had your portrait session, you will get an invitation to sign up any and all of your kiddos for the Birthday Club. Then, the month of their birthdays you will receive the official invitation to come in to the studio for their mini session.


It's fun, super easy and makes for a great birthday tradition. (Plus a shoe-in for a gift for grandma!)

If you are a past client and want more information about the SFP Birthday Club, fill out this form:

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If you are not yet a client of Stories Framed Photography, what are you waiting for? 

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The birthday sessions are quick mini shoots so we can catch those kids... quick, before they grow up. Because... look at that face! 


CLICK HERE for more information on portrait sessions, the birthday club or to send me a nice note for no reason at all.

Happy birthday, Ollie!


Nathan Hale HS | class of 2017 Sneak Peek of Ben

Ben is so busy taking care of the rest of the school's yearbook photos that he nearly forgot to get his own taken. Luckily his mom knows this really great photographer...

Ben is the Nathan Hale High School Yearbook Editor-in-Chief. He's a pretty big deal. Plus, he's my kind of guy -- I was on the yearbook committee in high school, too.... Oh, but if he had any idea how we put together the page layouts back then... man, times have changed.


Good luck to you, Ben! You have good things coming to you. Including making the print deadline. You got this!

Consider this the last call for senior portraits. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Yearbook deadlines are approaching and photos need to be shot, chosen and delivered SOON. Still need to get in? Click below.