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Tosa West HS class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Natasha

Another Sneak Peek, another day.

But this isn’t just any Sneak Peek.

This is a ballerina. Traffic stopping, little girl giggling, mom (and photographer) jumping for joy Sneak Peek.

This is Natasha.

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During her portrait session we stopped traffic (well, ok, WE actually stopped for traffic). Little girls dining with their families in the Village were giggling and dreaming about the day they could be that pretty and grown up and a BALLERINA. All the while, Natasha’s mom and I were just GLOWING with joy and pride. She really is a stunning young woman.

Fun Dancer Fact #304
Did you know that a dancer’s toe shoes, when worn out, are called DEAD? It’s so… dramatic. They aren’t worn out. They aren’t retired. They’re DEAD. Oh my. Remind me not to be a pair of shoes when I grow up.


Learn more about senior photos HERE. I’m still booking sessions for the Class of 2020.

Perhaps a fall family session is more your speed? HERE is the info on that.


Tosa East HS class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Jackson

I’m really excited to do a mini-intro of this next class of 2020 senior. Not only is Jackson a sweet kid, he’s one I’ve known for A-GES. Hmm.. I’m starting to see that as a trend. That must mean our collective group of kids are growing up….no likey.

Jackson is a senior at Wauwatosa East High School and he is a VICIOUSLY TALENTED violin and piano player. Just wait until you see the rest of his session… the photos may just include one or both of those instruments. (!!)

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Do you still need to schedule senior photos? Well, hop to, bunny rabbit! Time’s a ticking!

Are you hesitant to schedule because you’re not sure what to expect? Never fear, I guide you through the entire process. By the time you show up for the big day, it will be totally NBD.

But really, once you show up, here’s a quick briefer on what happens...

PHOTO SHOOT DAY IN 6 STEPS

  1. SHOW UP. We meet at the predetermined location. We exchange normal human greetings (I don’t bite.) and then a lot of unloading of gear and wardrobe.

  2. SET UP. Once we walk and roll (I have a carry-all wagon) to our first spot, I will then start unpacking all the gear I just packed into the wagon. But don’t worry, unlike the dentist, my tools don’t look scary.

  3. TUTORIAL. I would never hold my camera up to your face and just say, “go!”. I want these photos to be as good as you want them to be, so I’m first going to give you a brief lesson on how to stand and sit and all that jazz.

  4. FIRST SHOT. Wanna see it? No problem! Look and see how great you look. Yeah, that’s right. Then you will instantly feel better and relax a bit. I got you.

  5. SHOOT AND REPEAT. We may move spots a few times. We may drive or just walk. You may change outfits. It’s all the same thing. No pressure, just a fun time fake laughing and continually being convinced that your photographer is a lunatic.

  6. ALL DONE. When we’ve accomplished our goal (and your face hurts from smiling and laughing) it’s time to pack up, load back into our vehicles and head on our merry ways. Oh wait, but what about all the photos? You will get to see everything in your Reveal + Selection Appointment another day. For now, go home and have a nap. You earned it!

Now that you know it all, let’s get that session scheduled.


Tosa West HS class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Trevor

It’s officially football season! Fall is here!

Next time you’re at a Tosa West football game, watch for Trevor, Number 2!

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Trevor was a fun kid to photograph - he has a great sense of humor and he’s got a very laid back personality. However - he still knows what he likes. As an added bonus he’s got a brilliant smile that lights up a room. This guy is one to watch for!


Did your heart just leap into your throat with the realization that you haven’t scheduled senior photos yet? Not to worry!

First of all, most schools have October/November deadlines. (Phew.)

Second, I volunteer to come to your rescue. Stories Framed Photography has two great options for senior photos:
1. The TRADITIONAL full session includes wardrobe changes, a variety of locations and more.

2. The EXPRESS session is in-studio, quick and to the point.

Check them both out on the SENIORS page.

The bad news is that I have a VERY limited number of openings left in September and October. However, I want you to consider something for a moment…

Imagine booking your kid's senior portraits on a random Thursday morning. Yes, during school. (GASP!) You go get Starbucks, get hair and makeup done. You come to the session, have a fun time creating some memorable images. After, you go for lunch and then bring her to school. FYI, you would be an INSTANT HERO. The coolest mom EVER.

Imagine this: a week, month or year later, it wasn't a half day of school missed. It was a morning spent with mom. (sniff)


Brookfield Central HS Class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Chloe

ALERT! ALERT!

Brookfield Central High School has one of the earliest yearbook deadlines around. Yet, Chloe got in for a full portrait session thanks to her on-top-of-things Dad. I’m so glad they found me because I really enjoyed all of their company! Mom, Dad, Chloe… they are good people.

What I really loved is that after the session, we were walking back to our cars and Chloe told me that she actually ENJOYED having her photo taken. She didn’t think she would, but she did.

That, my girl, is the biggest compliment you could possibly pay me. Thank you.

Here’s your (adorable!) Sneak Peek. I love how your hair brilliantly POPS out of this monochromatic-toned portrait. Gorgeous!

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If you need a quick fix for senior photos, check out the Express Senior Session option at the bottom of the Seniors Page. It’s a fast, weekday choice when you simply want a yearbook photo and a few keepsakes.

Got a little more breathing room for a full portrait session at a destination of your choice, wardrobe changes and the works? Let’s talk!


Tosa West HS class of 2020 Sneak Peek | Trojan Player Henry

Henry came to me for senior photos and I just KNEW what we had to do.

He’s an active member of the Trojan Players at Wauwatosa West High School. He’s a funny kid. He’s talented. He’s got a great ease about him. I just knew what we had to do…

Thanks to Adam Steffan, the best theater director around, for letting us into the empty theater before school started for the year. It was PERFECT.

Here’s just one of the (epic!) shots we got last week in the theater. If you know Henry at all, you are most likely thinking THIS IS SO HIM. Because it is.

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Good luck to all the kids across the region who go back to school today. Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Let’s make it a good one! Study hard, have fun and do your best. Oh, and make sure you listen to your teachers.


Did you put off scheduling senior photos? Well, fret not, we still have time! Plus, they say fall is coming and along with it the beautiful colors it brings. Let’s talk about getting your senior’s portrait session on the calendar.