Journal

Lifestyle Photographer | The Eve of Growth This family of four became a family of five no more than 24 hours after this photo was taken. I love a good lifestyle session at home. It allows you to be comfortable in your own space and be around those you love. What better way to hold […]

Milwaukee Maternity Photographer | Kate and Derek One of my favorite things as a wedding photographer, is being able to document my couples long after the wedding day. I’ve been so honored to document their love story and now their next big life moment. Kate and Derek are going to be welcoming a little one […]

Milwaukee Engagement Photographer | Elena and Jesse From a surprise proposal to their engagement session. I’m so glad that we got a chance to visit the very place Elena said “Yes”. On the day of the proposal, Jesse surprised Elena with a lunch out, which wasn’t out of the norm for him, so she was […]

Lightroom 101: HSL/Color Split Tone Colleen Bies Photography (transcription below) Welcome back to Lightroom 101. Today we’re going to be covering the HSL color panel in Lightroom. And we’re actually going to cover split toning as well, just because it’ll be easy to knock out both of these, because they’re not a ton of work. […]

Appleton Winter Engagement Photographer | Tom and Chelsee Firstly, if you have not yet seen these two’s proposal, go check it out HERE. It’s easy to smile when you are around Tom and Chelsee. They have the best smiles and are so kind and sweet. I love that I got to document the very beginning. […]

Lightroom 101: Tone Curve with Colleen Bies Photography (transcription below) Hello, and welcome back. So, we’re gonna jump right in, and if you watched the other video you’ve just learned about the basics panel. Right now, we’re going into the turn curve panel. So, for me, I think that this tone curve panel is probably […]

Appleton Winter Engagement Session | Jacie and Phil Firstly, I LOVE Jacie and Phil. When I first met them, we had coffee together just above Tempest at Menlo Park. Phil did a lot of talking and Jacie seemed (at the time) a little more quiet. BUT…when it came to the engagement session, I absolutely loved […]

Lightroom 101: Basic Panel with Colleen Bies Photography (transcription below) I’m recording this because I had done a Lightroom 101 class in my home, just to kind of show other photographers some of the simple things, or the things that I think are pretty simple and basic in Lightroom, that I think everyone should know […]

Neenah Wedding Photographer It’s January 2019 as I’m writing this. I have officially been photographing weddings for nine years now. It feels like so long ago when I picked up my camera and began my journey in 2010. To date, I’ve photographed 167 weddings. (168 if you include my younger sister’s elopement I photographed with […]

My Top Travel/Honeymoon Destinations Last year, my husband and I packed our bags, called a 2 week long sitter (thanks sis!) and flew out to Norway. If you don’t already know how much I love this country, just know…that I flippin’ LOVE Norway. We had visited in 2013 and then again last year and I’m […]