Based in greendale, WI
serving families in the greater milwaukee area
Having discovered motherhood 5 years ago, I feel in a constant race with time, trying to save all the fun, the memories, the laughs, and the snuggles that my kids have spoiled me with since they came into my life. So trust me, I know how much you want to hold on to every second and every detail.
As a mom of four littles, I understand the simultaneous desire to document their ever-changing personalities & bodies, while also being nervous that my kids won't cooperate or have fun! It's my mission to show you that you can document your family beautifully, have fun, AND have it be a stress-free experience!
I am a lifestyle photographer, meaning that you and your family are the star of the photos rather than props, backdrops or decorations. I believe strongly that the most beautiful part about photos are the people in them, and the entire experience that I provide is meant to showcase you and your family! I guide you through prompts and gentle posing to help showcase your and your kids' personalities while capturing the candid moments that you love and want to remember.
From the time you send your first email, my goal is to make things as EASY as possible for you. We already know you have enough on your plate! Read on hear about more of my process!
I love photographing life as it is
and I believe in having fun while doing it!
Fill out my contact form & let me know what your vision is! I'll send you a pricing guide with more information, and we will make sure we are a good fit! To officially book, I require a 30% deposit and a signed contract, which I send electronically.
Lets talk details!
Many elements go into achieving a specific style of photography! I will walk you through it ALL. I will send you a style guide for outfit inspiration and suggestions (I also am happy to hop on FaceTime to help you choose!), as well as tips on how to make your experience with kids stress-free! I will talk you through location options as well as a questionnaire which helps me get to know you and your family better & prep for your session.
Session & Gallery
You should feel RELAXED at your session. Let me do the work to get your kids to smile and have fun! I will guide you gently through posing and get those sweet candid interactions as well as everyone smiling at the camera. You'll receive your photos within 2 weeks in an online gallery!
How does this all work?
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer stuDIO photography?
Do you offer mini sessions?
I offer mini sessions 4 times per year, with each change of season! I offer them in the spring with the blooms, the summer, fall with leaves changing, and at a Christmas tree farm in the winter/ indoor at the studio in 2021. Mini sessions sell out FAST as I only offer a limited amount per season. If you'd like to get first dibs, let me know and I can add you to my email list! That being said, minis are not the best option for every family. I'm happy to help talk you through what might be best for you.
I currently am a member at a local studio in Milwaukee, meaning that I have the option to do your session in a studio, should you prefer! The studio has amazing natural light, and is light, bright & airy to match my photography style. This can be a great option for lifestyle newborn sessions if you are not wanting the session in your own home. If interested in this option, please reach out to me for more details! There is a small additional studio charge to use the space.
Do you offer prints & products?
What is the best time to schedule maternity photos? Newborn?
I typically recommend anywhere from 28-34 weeks for a maternity session! That being said, I've done them as early as 20 weeks and as late as 39 weeks (with baby coming just a day later!). I'm happy to discuss further with you how you might decide on one vs. another!
As far as newborn sessions go, scheduling about 2 weeks after the due date (with flexibility to move date if baby comes early or late) typically works out well.
YES! When you get your photos delivered in your online gallery, you will see the option for purchasing photos through the gallery! It is well worth it to invest in these images, as they are true to color as well as very high quality. Outside labs will not process images with the same colors as the original edits! I also offer printed books and canvases. Message me what you are looking and I'm happy to talk you through options!
As a busy mom myself, my goal is to provide you a stress-free session
I'm here to help with outfits, session prep and getting your kids to smile! I strive to make your session stress-free for you, and fun for your kids!
Kind Words from Amazing Clients!
"We absolutely love Abby and the photos she captures! You can tell she has 3 boys of her own since she has all the tricks to get my rambunctious little guy to take a decent photo. She always brings a special surprise for him for when the photo session is done as a reward for doing so well.
You can tell she has such a passion for family photography. Even with her 20 minute mini sessions she has never made us feel rushed and is able to capture so many great photos in a short time frame. I highly recommend her!"
Lanae & Josh
Dan & Danica
Abby is gifted at capturing perfect family moments. She is fun and laid back and makes you feel at ease and she's great with kids (including wiggly, fast moving kids with lots of energy!). She has an eye for the getting the perfect background and is especially great at making photos look natural and not staged or awkwardly posed. Definitely recommend!