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October 10.on.10 | Milwaukee Family Photography

Well… that past month flew – gone! This is the first time in the last 25 years that September, the changing leaves, and cooler temperatures hasn’t meant the beginning of a new school year for me! …gradeschool, high school, college, gradschool, and teaching – now just time to be mommy (and of course photography!). It was such a difficult decision to make, I love my students and the school I’ve been teaching at for the past 8 years but my wonderful husband could not have been more supportive and encouraging so I made the jump. Looking back, I don’t know why it was such a difficult decision to make… geeze – I will never regret having this time with my girls and giving this photography business a real go-round! New school years will start soon enough with my girls, until then I have time to cuddle in the mornings, eat breakfast sitting down, work-out without feeling guilty, playing, reading, giggling, and loving those girls right up. And I swear, I have the best clients! They are so understanding when I return calls thinking everyone is napping only to have someone come running in the room yelling for me and they know I will get back to emails as soon as possible, but usually after 9pm…. I’ve even been lucky enough to be able to return late night phone calls… that’s the beautiful thing about the life of a senior in high school!
…loving this new chapter of my life – here is a glimpse into my life this past month. Please don’t count the pictures, I didn’t exactly stick to the “ten” rule for the ten.on.ten…oops

not sure what, why, or how this shot came about but I love it!

Black and white studio photography in Wisconsin

I thought a sandbox would be a fun addition to our yard but it appears I may have been mistaken…

Family photography playing in the sandbox in Milwaukee WI photojournalist

Lia seems to enjoy the sand flavor, she’s clearly ready for a bath and nap, sweet girl…

Family photography playing in the sandbox in Milwaukee WI photojournalist

I thought these little rompers were so adorable. I used the pink one for Lia’s one-year-old cake smash and had a vision for some shots of the girls together…. well…. Lia kept pulling her’s down and Aubrey kept trying to pull it back up.

Outtakes from studio photography session in Milwaukee

so we gave up…

Outtakes from studio photography session in Milwaukee

I’ve never been able to travel at off-peak times – wow – no crowds, it was amazing! Brian had meetings in DC and we were able to go with.

Family vacation to Washington DCFamily vacation to Washington DC. Washington monument and reflecting pool at dusk

We spent one day in Georgetown and I’ve heard great things about Georgetown Cupcakes but I’ve heard even better things about Baked and Wired cupcakes – yep delicious!

Family vacation to Washington DC, Georgetown, Baked and Wired cupcakes

Lia agrees, she even got a little taste 😉 I wish I could take credit for planning ahead to have her wear her little cupcake shirt but nope.

Family vacation to Washington DC, Georgetown, Baked and Wired cupcake

Turns out Saturday morning isn’t exactly a busy time to see the Capitol Building. Do you see Aubrey – she’s the only one on the stairs!

Family vacation to Washington DC, Capitol building and Union Station

 

Perfect fall afternoon playing in the leaves, family pictures in MilwaukeeAutumn afternoon playing in the leaves, family pictures in MilwaukeeFall day jumping in the leaves, family pictures in MilwaukeePerfect fall afternoon playing in the leaves, family pictures in Wisconsin

No need for me to explain what happened here….

Fall afternoon playing in the leaves and going down the slide, family pictures in Milwaukee

Taking a break from jumping in the leaves, Wisconsin family photography

Our family farm, in Mukwonago, also keeps us plenty busy during September and October!  We spent a lot of time painting pumpkin faces on pumpkin bales…

Painted hay bales, pumpkin faces in Mukwonago Wisconsin pumpkin farm

Painted hay bales, pumpkin faces in Mukwonago Wisconsin pumpkin farm

Here’s Aubrey, helping Grandpa unload pumpkins…

Helping Grandpa unload the pumpkins at the farm in Milwaukee Wisconsin

 

Phew! That was a lot! …Complete the circle of photographers and visit Florida Gulf Coast Photographer, Tracy Tisdale

 

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