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Elizabeth has Arrived! – Waukesha Newborn Photographer

Waukesha On Location Indoor Studio and Lifestyle Newborn Baby Portrait Photos, Waukesha, WI-002

   Caroline Bush was such a tiny new born! She had the most precious, little feet! Her mom and dad had their house nice and hot for us so little Caroline was nice a comfy and poseable for the session:)

   Her brother Gavin loved being part of the photo shoot. You could tell he was still trying to navigate how he felt about becoming a big brother. They were adorable to photograph together! During our visit we were able to get a few family picture too. Such a sweet family!

Speth Family at Richfield Historical Society – Family Portrait Photography

Richfield Outdoor On Location Nature Family Portrait Photos, Richfield Historical Society, Richfield, WI-021

   This was our fourth photo session with the Speth family! We just love these little girls! Their energy and the way they play together just cracks us up! It’s been really cool to catch up with the Speths over time:)

   We met up on a beautiful fall afternoon for this session. The open spaces and fresh air had the girls wanting to play and run around. (Who could blame them!) Their dog Marley even joined up for a few photos.

   The fall back drop was gorgeous and we were able to get some precious family shots. Thanks for the fun afternoon Speths!

Lauren and Family at Wagner Park – Outdoor Family Portrait Photography

Brookfield Outdoor On Location Family Portrait Photos, Wagner Park, Brookfield,WI-013

   So Laura was actually a client of my (Ellen) sister in law who is also a photographer. Her schedule got mixed up so she asked if randy and I would be willing to take them out to get some family photos taken. Of course we did! I’m so glad we did. Her family was a lot of fun! They all had a silly sense of humor and were up for anything.

   We got pictures of the cousins on the swing set, climbing the jungle gym, and even got some jumping photos.

   Thanks for a fun time Brandt family!

~Ellen Kirby~.

Kyndra Family at Retzer – Family Portrait Photography

Waukesha Outdoor On Location Family Portrait Photos, Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha, WI-010

   This particular family was a joy to shoot because it is my sister in laws family! We met up at one of our favorite photography locations, Retzer Nature Center. With dirt paths that trail off behind the subjects and pine tree back drops this place is a lot of fun to shoot at.

   One of my sister in laws little nephews wasn’t feeling very good but he was such a good sport for this photo shoot. It probably helped having gramma there to cuddle with between shots?

   So glad we were asked to take these photos! They were a very laid back family. With non stop joking and laughing it wasn’t hard to get some great happy shots of this family.

~Ellen Kirby~

Ellia is 1! – Cake Smash & Family Portrait Photography


   I just love this little family! Ashly and Drew are so nice and Ellia is such a sweetie pie! We actually met Ashly and Drew the first time while taking Ellia’s new born photographs. They asked us to take these new family photos at a park near by their house followed by Ellia’s 1st birthday party pictures at their home.

   We first made sure to get photos of Ellia by this adorable sign her mama made for her. She looked so grown up in her tiny gold tassel booties and toile skirt. Adorable!!

   Randy and I always love to photograph happy events because all the smiles and laughs are so natural…we love to be surrounded by friends and family who love each other. Makes for relaxed fun shoots.

~Ellen Kirby~

Lazebnick Family at Retzer – Family Portrait Photography


   This is the second photo session we’ve had with the Lazebnick family. It was really neat to see them again after a year and see how much little David had grown.

    He was so shy during his first family session. This time around he really came out of his shell. Our first family session was at Frame Park in Waukesha. This time we met at one of our favorite places to photograph…Retzer Nature Center. They had some Autumn decor all around one of the paths so that really piqued David’s interest as we made our way around. So cute!

   Thanks for a fun session Lazebnicks!

~Ellen Kirby~

Samuel has Arrived! – Waukesha Newborn Photographer

In-home posed studio and lifestyle newborn photograhy-Studio re-005

   The Wenzler family is growing! Lauren and Mike welcomed baby Samuel this September. The last time we saw the Wenzler’s, we were photographing their older son William. It was so sweet to see how much the brothers looked alike.

   Samuel was actually almost a month old by the time we did his photos so he didn’t quite have that newborn look. But as you can see he is a total doll and we were still able to get a couple of “naked baby” studio style photos.

   They all seem to be acclimating wonderfully to the new addition to the family. There was a lot of love during their session and I’m glad we were apart of it!

~Ellen Kirby~

Lippe Family at Wirth Park – Family Portrait Photography

Wirth Park Outdoor On Location Fun Family Photo Shoot, Brookfield, WI-009

   It was SO neat to photograph the Lippe family again. They were actually mine and Rand’y first clients as a husband and wife photography team. It was really sweet to see how much the kiddos had grown! I loved the location they chose for the shoot in Brookfield at Wirth Park. We got there just as it was turning to that warm, soft, end of summer lighting.

   We got some adorable shots of the kids, who totally love each other, and even a few romantic photos just for Mom and dad:)

   It was great to see you again Lippe’s! Call us any time!

~Ellen Kirby~

Owen is 6 Days New! | Waukesha Newborn Photographers

Lifestyle Newborn Photo Shoot Waukesha WI-011

  &nbspOh my goodness, six day old Owen Schneider was SO adorable! He was deeply sleeping on his daddy’s lap when we met him. Owen’s mommy, Kristin, was SUCH a trooper. She had just undergone a c-section and was up walking around and looking beautiful. As a woman who’s had three c-sections I have to say, she really impressed me!

   Owen was so content the whole photoshoot long. We were able to get lifestyle and studio style photos all done with in 45 minutes! That’s a record for fastest time for a newborn session. Haha!

   It was great to meet the Schneider’s!

~Ellen Kirby~