Olson | Family

Olson | Family

From time to time we take on a couple family sessions. This round we took on one of our favorite photography friends, and beyond talented couple, Adam and Jessie Olson. You can check out their beautiful work at North Bound Studio. Adam and Jessie are one of those couples that you can't help but love, they're sweet, funny, genuine, and creative. For their session they had a little surprise to share with the world. A third little bundle of joy!

Eden | Newborn

Eden | Newborn

Eva and Chris are dear friends of ours and have recently brought a beautiful baby girl into their lives. Meet Eden, this little bundle of joy reminded us of just how tiny newborns truly are! She was a trooper through her photo shoot, and as all babies do, she ate, slept, and even passed a little wind mid shoot :)

Jace | Newborn

A few weeks after Nicole & Josh's maternity session we headed back to their home to meet baby Jace. Again we nixed all the big lights and backdrops that we usually carry with us and focused on the three of them enjoying each other in their own home; there's something about photographing our clients within their own surroundings that feels so right. Speaking of feeling right... Nicole & Josh being parents for the first time! These two are naturals! 11 days and Nicole & Josh already had Jace figured out; when he need to be fed or changed, and most importantly how to snuggle with him juuuuust right.

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Nicole & Josh's Baby Bump

Baby Jace has arrived and we can officially share Nicole & Josh's Lifestyle Maternity Session! (not everyone knew baby's name before ;) ) We are so lucky to get to share so many memories with Nicole & Josh! We had a wonderful snowy engagement session with them two years back. Snow was up to our knees and beyond! We had a fabulous time photographing their December wedding in 2012 complete with pine cones, evergreen and repurposed wood. Now we get to witness them become mommy and daddy!

Nicole & Josh opened their home for us to capture them in their own space without all the oodles of backdrops and studio lighting. This was such a wonderful way to photograph their baby bump! We enjoyed sharing their home with them and capturing their nursery that is oh so sweet. At the end of their session we braved the cold and got more snowy images of these two lovebirds.

Oh... did we mention we get to meet their bundle of joy this weekend?! Eeeee love squishy babies!

Move over Taylor Swift!

This country gal will never ever, ever stop chasing her dreams! All suited up in cowboy boots and a sweet dress Miss Brianna showcased her unique, fun and slightly shy personality throughout her senior portrait session. Brianna’s love for the outdoors was matched by a gorgeous summer sunny day. From wildflower filled fields to abandoned train tracks, and even a visit to her kind spirited animals. We really enjoyed Brianna’s kind smile and easygoing attitude. Our favorite little stop along the way was to meet her steer Curly! I mean how awesome is that, not everyday you see a tiny girl want to hug such a big animal.

We see a fantastic future for this bright young woman and hope that all her dreams come true.  Thanks again Brianna for choosing us to have so much darn fun with your photo shoot!

2012 | A Year in Review

What a splendid year 2012 has proven to be! To say we are blessed doesn’t even to begin to sum it up. We started Cj PHOTOGRAPHY nearly four years ago and have shared so many remarkable memories and moments with people from all over Wisconsin. Just in 2012 alone we have so many memories to cherish and so many wonderful people to thank for their trust in us! We’ve made friends along the way, captured memories in the moment, shared countless laughs, seen people get engaged, married, start families and begin their next journey in life. This rewarding year we captured 22 remarkable weddings, dozens of engagement sessions, oodles of beautiful maternity, newborn to one year, family and senior sessions.

We’ve even captured the little moments and details that so often go unnoticed including a bride opening a gift from a soon to be husband that he so tenderly wrapped in notebook paper and staples, to dads tearing up as they got to see their beautiful daughters for the first time on their big day, to kids sticking their tongues out at us during family pictures when mom and dad weren’t looking, to a couple who shared laughs with their congregation as they tried with all their might to light their unity candle. We have even shared those tender moments when proud grandparents and parents shed tears of joy as they hugged and kissed the newlyweds.

Because of our astounding 2012 clients and their families and friends, we will always remember to: share our Cheetos, run like the wind when faced with a swarm of bees, show off our dance moves whenever possible, and cherish every little moment we have with those that are near and dear to our hearts.

We cannot WAIT to see what 2013 brings! Enjoy some of our favorite moments and little details from each of our sessions this past year! J Words cannot express how much we love our job!

Now onto the pictures! Enjoy, as there are a lot of them!