Elm Grove Photography Studio Opening a Grand Success

Elm Grove, WI
Monday morning


That. Was. So. Much. Fun.

I want to give a GIANT THANK YOU to EVERYONE who came to my Thursday evening ribbon cutting with the Brookfield and Wauwatosa Chambers of Commerce. I was overwhelmed by all the people who walked in my doors. I still can't believe ALL OF YOU were there! But I think I know why - you secretly wanted to make sure I really had a photography studio, didn't you? haha. I do, I'm not faking you out!

And then Saturday, I was once again honored to have Local First Milwaukee perform a ribbon cutting at my Open House. We were really lucky to have GORGEOUS weather so we went outside and basked in the sunshine. 

A big lesson I learned over the two events... I need to get myself a pair of giant scissors. 

Thank you to my friends and family who stopped by on Saturday. The Wauwatosa Mayor, Kathy Ehley, visited me! I couldn't believe she took the time out of her day for little old me. 

I have SO many photos to share and there are lots of them floating around on Facebook and Instagram. Are you ready? 

Thank you to Jason Brewer for shooting photos on Thursday.... and to my own kiddo, Sam, for "second-shooting". 

Here are some moments from Saturday's Open House... however, I didn't have a personal photographer following me around that day.  :)

Kettle Moraine HS senior portraits | class of 2017 | Morgan

This is my final post for the Class of 2017. (By the way, they were shared in absolutely no particular order.) However, I have to warn you. This one is a doozy... 

Introducing gorgeous Morgan from Kettle Moraine High School's graduating class of 2017.


Not just anyone can make a basic headshot look so... glamorous.

One of the first things that struck me about Morgan is her desire to be her own version of HER. She's not a follower.


While so many of her classmates were posing for their senior portraits on a farm or by a barn, she wanted something completely different. Morgan specifically asked for an urban look - so we headed off to the Third Ward. 

She was a natural in front of the camera.


Morgan is not only a dancer and an athlete, but she has many academic awards on her resume, too. Her favorite subject is Art. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Scherer because she's "very inviting, caring and humorous." 

As for her future college career? She's ready to figure that out. Morgan's biggest problem? She likes so many different subjects that she can't decide "what she wants to be when she grows up."


Whatever you do, I know one thing for sure... you will do it well! 


Congratulations on your graduation, Morgan! Good luck to you and your bright, beautiful future!

It's your turn, class of 2018! Let's make some amazing portraits of you! Your first task: fill out this form. 

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Aurora Central Catholic HS | class of 2017 | Emily

Today marks the first of my 2017 seniors to graduate. Miss Emily's big day is TODAY!!! Congrats, girl! 


In all honestly, as much as I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the kids I photograph -- every last one of them -- this young lady has a special place in my heart. She's my niece!

As with anyone else, my ultimate function in the senior portrait process is to make the experience and the outcome reflect THE SENIOR. Sure, you mix in my style, my technique, my vision... but you add in the location that THE SENIOR chooses, the environment that makes THE SENIOR come alive and the tone of the session BECOMES A REFLECTION OF THEIR PERSONALITY. 


So, with great pride, allow me to introduce my niece Emily.... graduate of the Aurora Central Catholic High School class of 2017.

Emily is a SMART girl. (Yes, I know I'm biased, but I'm simply reporting the facts!) She has a lifelong love of reading. Her favorite topics are World War II, Abraham Lincoln and....




Selfishly, I'm pretty excited that her choice of colleges moves her CLOSER to us. Carthage College in Kenosha will be "home" for the next years. 

Congratulations Emily! I can't wait to see you and give you a giant hug. Have fun celebrating your graduation this weekend.

I am now booking the class of 2018 for their senior portraits. Would you like more information? Fill out this form and I will be in touch wiht you.  

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Wauwatosa Child Photography | Oliver Turns One | Happy Birthday!

Raise your hand if you need something cute to cheer you up....

Wow, there are a lot of you. 

Okay, well, meet Oliver. He just turned one whole year old! And apparently, he likes to eat cake. Watch this...

Didn't you just love that? I thought you might... A custom video of your session is now included in ALL of my Print Package options! Want more information about a summer family session? Click the button... Quick, before they grow up.

Come back to see more photos of Oliver and his happy little Cake Smash photo session. Also, make sure you don't miss a single thing and follow Stories Framed Photography on Facebook.