Waukesha Senior Photos

Brookfield Academy class of 2019 | Wil Ihlenfeld

People are put on this earth to do specific jobs… this member of the class of 2019 is a perfect case in point.

Meet Wil Ihlenfeld.

He likes, enjoys and appreciates things that I do not understand or, well, grasp. Namely, SCIENCE. I’m all for science, it make the world go round (right, Wil?) but unlike this smartie, the minute you start throwing out formulas or equations, my eyes will glaze over.

This is why we all do different things in life. It would be a shame if someone as highly intelligent as Wil didn’t do something like… achieve his Dream Job Status. (Read on to see what he wants to be when he grows up. Wow.)

Meet William Ihlenfeld IV, future world-changer.

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SCHOOL
Brookfield Academy

FAVORITE SUBJECT
Chemistry because it's the explanation of the physical world

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Honor Roll
Smartquette Program at Marquette
French State Concours Oral-Gold

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EXTRACURRICULARS
Track
Science Bowl/Club

WHERE DO YOU WORK?
Narnia

WHAT DO YOU DO ON THE WEEKENDS?
play video games
movies with friends
D and D/role playing games

FAVORITE COLOR
Blue

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IF I COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE I’D GO TO
Geneva, Switzerland

MY DREAM JOB
Nuclear Chemist

PROUDEST MOMENT
Doing well in Chemistry

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And finally, my personal favorite photo from Wil’s session….

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Okay, hang on one sec.

There is one other thing.

This is another family who I have photographed in the past. I would be remiss if we didn’t go down memory lane. Look how much they grow up in just four quick years!

Now that the class of 2019 is out the door, in-coming seniors it’s your turn! If you are a member of the class od 2020 let’s talk! Let’s get your senior portraits on the calendar!


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. 

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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 for Wil | class of 2019 is here!

Less than 24 hours ago, high school seniors across the Milwaukee area officially closed the chapter on their high school career. Graduation Day! It's all over... and yet just beginning.

And for me, the high school senior portrait photographer, I'm going through (kinda) the same thing. Yesterday I officially clicked "closed" on their files that I've been working out of all year. I'll admit, that little task of closing their files made me a little sniffy. I've gotten to know these kids and I'm so happy for their achievements. 

So with that, congratulations to the class of 2018! Go get em!

(Although I still have a few kids' blog posts yet to share. Stay tuned this week...)

And now, I begin a new chapter for this new crop of high school seniors. Welcome, class of 2019!

In fact, I've got a running start! Let's give a virtual high-five to my first member of the Stories Framed Photography Class of 2019, WIL. He's a member of Brookfield Academy's *next* graduating class.

Here's your sneak peek - just one image of the many amazing shots we took on Saturday. It was a fun afternoon finding all the nooks and crannies in your HUGE backyard.

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Are you graduating next year? It sounds far away, doesn't it? Well, it goes FAST and I'd hate for you to miss all the time you have now to schedule your senior portraits. I'll make it easy for you: CLICK HERE to learn more about senior sessions. 


Kettle Moraine HS | congrats to the class of 2018 + Kyle Loose

Here's another great grad-to-be... let's all give a polite golf clap to Kyle Loose from Kettle Moraine High School's class of 2018. 

We shot his senior portraits at one of my favorite locations.

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We met at the nearby golf course and did a quick shoot just in time for: 
1. the golf course to be empty
2. sunset
3. before the Friday night football game started

I'm not a golfer, but I can still appreciate the silence of an empty green, the hush of the open fields and the vastness and beauty of the rolling hills and carefully manicured landscaping. It's no wonder Kyle wanted to use this spot for his photos.

I wish Kyle all the success his future can possibly hold.

Happiness is a long walk with a putter.
— Greg Norman
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Hey, class of 2019! Do you have a memorable and possibly epic location you would LOVE to use for your senior portraits? Let's talk! Click HERE to start the conversation.


Waukesha West High School Senior Portraits | class of 2016 | Spencer

Graduation is sneaking up on us, so let's say hello/goodbye to another member of the Class of 2016... Spencer Pierce. 

Remember that name - someday he will either be playing on a ballfield near you or he'll be your boss. Maybe both. Spencer IS pretty motivated.

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He has aspirations of becoming the next big CEO. He loves business. In fact, he said business classes give him - wait for it - "nerdbumps". I adore this kid... anyone makes up witty new words is pretty cool in my book. 

Spencer is truly a sweet kid. I can just tell that his family is very important to him. And clearly, his parents adore him right back. They both attended Spencer's session and it was so endearing to watch them watching him. (passes the box of tissues...)

However. I do have one small, itty bitty bone to pick with Spencer. I am SO proud that he chose a college to attend in the fall. It's a tough decision to make. Only... but... well...he picked the wrong one! 

Poor kiddo, he was bound to learn, sooner or later, that Iowa State University is the top school I root against during football season. Yup, that's right. I graduated from the University of Iowa (reigning champs!). So... I gueeeess I'll find a way to forgive Spencer for this humongously terrible life decision. 

(Spencer, you DO know I'm totally joking with you, right? I really couldn't be happier for you! You are going to take the world by storm, starting with Ames, Iowa. Go get em!)

Go Hawkeyes!

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It's senior portrait time! Stories Framed Photography is now booking senior portraits for the Class of 2017. Please note that I do not discriminate against race, religion, hair color, shoe size or college choice. EVEN if they choose Iowa State....