Monday, December 23, 2013

Ho Ho Ho - Santa Ramage 2013

 David Schlabowske is the deputy director of the WI Bike Fed, and nice guy.
 Patrick,Clay, Gille, and Bradd -I'm lucky I get to work with these silly guys!

This was the 13th Santa Ramage in Milwaukee. I was just an innocent by stander THIS time! I'd like to get suited up next year and ride.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Molly's Mug

                           PIXessory  25mm sterling silver ring
                        Awwwww just a puppy here

Sweet, sweet Molly. I love this quirky little pup! She's my parent's facewasher. Molly is mini goldendoodle and you may have seen her on my blog before (she's blog worthy!).

I recently had a PIXessory made of her in a 25mm ring setting. It's a beauty and a conversation starter for sure!
Looking for that last minute gift? How about a PIXessory of your kid(s) or k-9? Contact me directly for a gift card.Then after the holidays we'll start the ball rolling by setting up a photo shoot. And the next thing ya know you're sporting a beautiful keepsake called a PIXessory!

I handle the photo shoot then hand off the photo gem to Sarah Mann of Mann Studio to create the setting for the PIXessory. 414 453 2060

Monday, December 9, 2013

Cheeseball study

This was for a project I was working as part of a portrait series I'm working on ....those photos you'll see at a much later date.
I found it odd and interesting how the light fell on them and the graphic design of said cheeseballs. Why are they on Styrofoam? Good question. I thought spraying them with a finish would make them less flaky for when I handled them later. It did and didn't.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Facewashers- Butters and Buckwheat


This was my first photo shoot with bulldog puppies. I almost couldn't stand it! I mean LOOK at those mugs! They were named after their new parents- Jackie(Buckwheat) Mike(Butters). Buckwheat was such a playful and wiggly girl! They are double the fun and double the trouble! I had met Jackie years back when she was in Fetch magazine promoting her sweet book "Stinky the Bulldog" based on her dog, you guessed it, named Stinky. He was a wonderful pup that I photographed years later. He is also in my 2014 wall calendar. Jackie is a spitfire full of good energy and has her own company called Fast Foodie- a killer food truck that has tasty Globacos. I also photographed the good eats!

In other news, I will be at the Buy Local Gift Fair- this Sunday.

Buy Local Gift Fair

December 8th, 2013  Noon- 4pm
Free admission
40 LOCAL vendors under one roof!
Free brewery tours at 12:30 • 1:30 • 2:30
Beer and other beverages available for purchase from Lakefront Brewery
Food available for purchase from Simmer Truck and Tall Guy & a Grill.
Location: Lakefront Brewery | 1872 North Commerce Street Milwaukee
Learn More:
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Introducing.....Drum Roll Please.......

          Hey that's the talent behind Man vs George -Ryan & Tilney!

Stop! Collaborate and Listen! Sorry that NEVER gets old for me. Ice Ice Baby! Right back to the BIG announcement! I have teamed up with the talented Man vs George to create Photo Embellishments. You may remember I highlighted them not too long ago on my blog.

Step 1- a photo session with moi.
Step 2- we figure out the best design option or MvG will customize it!
Just two easy steps to fun, cool and hip art piece!
Good for announcements, holiday cards,etc.
Designs starting at $15.
Want more information? 414 453 2060 or

Man vs George

Bust a move here-Vanilla Ice.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Warm, easy going, smart, sweet, and confident are just some of the words that come to mind after my photo shoot with Becca. Everytime I photograph a young person for their high school senior portrait, I leave feeling inspired and confident that out world is in good hands. Wow, I'm cheesy! But truly that is how I feel. The 3 of us, Becca, Sue, her wonderful mom, was our driver, photo assistant, and added more fun to the photo shoot. Thanks ladies!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sweet Peas Norah and Evie

Norah & Evie. I mean what can I say? These two are sweet, adorable and just fun to be around, just like their mama. I first met these two sweet peas at lunch with my dear childhood friend, Julie(their amazing mom). After lunch Norah (oldest) asked if I wanted to go to the zoo with them that day. When I say asked, it was more like demanded. Which I thought was sweet and meant I had passed the test.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Best Dressed House!

I know, I know, it's November and we had two weeks of Halloween already, but I HAD to share this decked out spooky house. This place knocked my socks off when I saw it. It must been a cave in there with all the windows blacked out. Who knows what went down in that house while they blocked the view inside!  Hmmm. I'll let your mind chew on that.