They met at St. Paul’s.  He was a retreat coordinator, and she was a retreat volunteer.  They began dating, but not long after, Sam moved back home to the Twin Cities.  He told his mom that they would either break up, or he would move back to Madison and they would soon be engaged.  Well, […]


Ana and Sam | A Beautiful Red and White Wedding at St. Paul’s in Madison, Wisconsin

Look at these two.  Aren’t they the sweetest??  Shannon and Keith met in high school.  Shannon’s first memory of Keith is from freshman year: she was getting onto a bus for soccer practice.  Her friend had to run back into the school for something, so Shannon was carrying her own backpack, her soccer bag, her […]


Shannon and Keith | A Summer Engagement Session at Pope Farms Conservancy

I love photographing these two so much!!  I got to photograph Sandie & TJ’s engagement session last summer, almost exactly one year ago!  (You can see that post here!)  We had just as much fun this time around, except this time we got to celebrate their family of THREE as they anticipate the arrival of […]


Sandra and TJ | Summer Maternity Session at Elver Park

When I pulled up to Kari and Ben’s house, I was floored by how charming it is!  It’s the perfect farmhouse tucked into the country on an amazing plot of land.  I couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous setting for their session!  All week leading up to their session, the forecast was showing rain […]

Families, New Baby Lifestyle

Elijah John Baptist | New Baby Lifestyle

I am so excited to share this session!!  Tom and Megan are great friends of ours.  Megan and I also happened to be pregnant at the same time, which was so much fun!  Our due dates were 7 weeks apart – Megan’s at the end of February and mine at the beginning of April.  Much […]

Families, New Baby Lifestyle

Therese Louise | New Baby Lifestyle Session

What an amazing couple!!  Ana and Sam met through the St. Paul Catholic Center at the University of Wisconsin.  Sam had recently graduated from UW and was working an internship as a retreat coordinator at St. Paul’s, and Ana was a student and one of the retreat volunteers.  After Sam’s internship ended, they dated long-distance […]


Ana & Sam | A Winter Engagement Session on UW Campus

I mentioned that a few weeks ago, I got to attend a meetup of local photographers at Kate’s studio (of Eloise and Peas Photography)!  We had so much fun practicing our skills, learning from each other, and creating some new friendships!  Since I happened to be 31 weeks pregnant, someone suggested having me dress up […]


Wisconsin Photographer Meetup | An Impromptu Mini-Maternity Session

We’re about two months from Henry’s due date, but I’m already looking forward to April when it comes time to deliver this sweet baby.  For labor with Evelyn, I had my amazing friend, Perry, put together a worship playlist for me, and it was seriously so moving and powerful for me to have throughout the […]


Labor & Delivery Playlist

Since today marks one year since we were in the hospital, in the middle of the induction process and preparing to meet Evelyn, I wanted to finally share her birth story!  Ever since giving birth to Evelyn, I have completely fallen in love with birth.  How beautiful that we, as women, are invited to share […]


Evelyn James’s Birth Story

This family is very special to Joe and me!  Before we got married, Geoff and Kristin were our mentor couple during our own marriage prep!  They have shared so much wisdom about marriage, parenting, and family life with us, and they have continued to make themselves available to us for guidance and advice as we […]


Family Session on Newburgh Lake in Livonia, Michigan


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