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bailey & clayton. the wedding.

get ready kids, this is a good one.


bailey (who is a DEAR friend) and clayton are MARRIED!

these two, along with their sweet pup atlas, and a whole lovely group of friends & family celebrated IN STYLE at a delightful ski lodge in wisconsin. filled to the brim with charming backdrops, amazing colors and quite possibly the happiest bride we’ve ever documented, it was such a fun day! bailey & clayton have actually been married for two years (they eloped back in 2015) and celebrated with an outdoor ceremony exactly two years later in front of the ones they love most against a late summer sky. they opted for a first look, so we had not one, but two good chunks of time to get portraits (such an ideal thing for us since the grounds of the lodge were so lovely!).

bailey & clayton are big animal lovers…they have two cats & a sweet dog that they share their life with, so when bailey said that atlas was going to be IN the wedding, we were obviously SUPER EXCITED! atlas was with bailey while she got her hair & make-up done, waited patiently as they had a first look, sat like a CHAMP during the ceremony, and was overall just a happy ball of pup.

it was such a merry & cheerful weekend…and we’re so happy for our friends. this kind of love is what it’s all about. we also wanted to say a special “hello!” & “thank you!” to both sides of bailey & clayton’s families…they were so wonderfully welcoming and it was honestly such a joy to be around so many gracious people.

grab a cup of whatever you drink, get comfy and enjoy these sparkling images.

lots of love & happiness you guys, now & always.


l. & r.


what you can’t see in the image below is that atlas is sitting in the bathtub, keeping a close eye on his mom while she gets ready. just about melted my heart. sweet pup.

gotta love a field with yellow flowers. ๐Ÿ™‚

not like this place could get any better they have a really old covered bridge and the light was on-point. we finished up there and then headed on in to the reception!

bailey is an AMAZING pastry chef and made her cake and all of the other YUMMY desserts!


mini-session times STILL AVAILABLE!

it’s not too late to schedule a mini session with us! we still have some open spots for next saturday (oct. 21st) AND next sunday (oct. 22nd)!!

here’s the link to ALL the info

and here are some fun images from a few of the families we’ve photographed so far this fall!!

these spots are open NOW, but DON’T DELAY, let’s go have some FUN and come meet us in the Field.


l. & r.


the carmichael family.

let’s get this week started! happy monday!

we’re super happy to share with you all the wonderful carmichael family! you guys might remember them from their session last year when miss maggie was just a newborn…look how big she is now!! and her big sis gillian was as silly and happy as she was last time we saw her ๐Ÿ™‚

we had a blast catching up with these four and getting some fun new images for them…seriously, how happy does gillian’s expressive face make you?! and maggie was just about as peaceful and content as they come.

love that we get to follow this great family as they grow and change. ๐Ÿ™‚

happy viewing and much love to the carmichael family, let’s do it again next year!!


l. & r.


come meet us in the Field. fall mini-sessions!

hi everyone!

it’s that MAGICAL time of year…fall! ๐Ÿ™‚

we’re excited to announce all of the details for our fall 2017 mini-sessions.

come meet us in the Field. and let’s get some fun images of you and the people that you love. and while you’re at it, bring your dog…cause you all know how much we love dogs. ๐Ÿ™‚



select times are available on october 7th & 8th and also on october 21st & 22nd

we’ve got two pretty rockin’ locations picked out this year.

-40 minute session time with both robbie and i.

-viewing gallery of images hosted for 1 month.

ย -(3) of your favorite files with a reproduction & display release for personal printing.


send us an email and let us know what time we should meet you all in the Field.



the masilonis family.

get ready for lots of cuteness you guys…a bunch of it, really.

these four had the best laughs, and we mean good old fashioned belly laughs. the kind of laughs that are infectious and pretty soon we were all just laughing and having a good old time!

we get so lucky to photograph such awesome families…we really honestly do. this family was no exception, and we absolutely loved our time with them! katie even sent us an email after the session saying how much fun they had, which was so sweet & kind!!

enjoy these favorites!!

thanks again masilonis family for being so FUN and SILLY!! can’t wait until next time!


l. & r.

mikey over there just worrying about that giant stick. how cute?! such a BOY!

how stinking adorable is miss emily?

TA-DA! love her! ๐Ÿ™‚

the sun was still pretty high and hot, but as you know with small kids, you sometimes only get a short window of “cooperation”. i have to say though, these two kiddos were TOTAL CHAMPS and were silly and happy the whole session. we had the “ruins” as the background in our heads and wanted to use them when we suggested the park for their session, so we knew we wanted to end with that location. it was one of those moments when everything aligned, all the people that had been there playing left, the sun went to the MOST perfect spot for some flare and we got some GREAT smiles from everyone! gotta love moments like that! ๐Ÿ™‚