As we say Hello to 2019, we celebrate 2018.
2018 was a great year for us! Our year kicked off with an engagement shoot for Alexis and Joel and ended with a maternity shoot for the Bhandaris!
Alexis and Joel came out for two shoots in two seasons this year: winter and summer. They are such a great couple who love to have fun and go on adventures accompanied by their dog Fitz! They are up for anything, including climbing around by a waterfall to get the perfect shot. They are set to be married in September 2019 and we wish them the very best and can’t wait to see their wedding photos! Another great couple, Lauren and Ricky, announced their engagement and we were able to capture the start of their adventure together.
The Bhandaris met us at the end of the year to celebrate the upcoming arrival of their first baby! We were able to photograph this milestone in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. It was a chilly day in December and the Bhandaris were so full of love and happiness about their baby girl that you cant even tell! We are so excited for them to start their family and we cant wait to meet their little girl in February!
We donated a photo booth to a Cardinal Stritch University Family Event, as well as returning to photograph their Alumni Awards Dinner Event. CSU’s theater department performed a version of Rapunzel for the universities’ Family Event. We were able to relax and have fun with all of youth who came through to show off their costumes and smiles. This was our third year photographing the Alumni Awards dinner and were were able to be a part of the celebration of welcoming their new university president. For the second year, we were asked to do a promotional shoot with the students of Saint Joan Antida High School. The photoshoot was a great way meet the Juniors and Seniors and have a great time laughing and showcasing their personalities. Their photographs are used in all of SJA’s printed materials and as well as a huge part of their annual fundraiser making them instant school celebrities!
We worked closely with the Tetzlaffs, whom we’ve been honored to photograph their family for years. We began photographing their family when their oldest celebrated his second birthday. Isaiah is now five and we were able to take photos of his little sister Naomi this year as she turned one! Baby Kurt, one of our newborns from 2017, also turned one and we photographed his first birthday smash cake! We added another family to our sessions just before Thanksgiving, the Olives and their twins! Amelia and Elliott were able to experience the first snow of the year and break in their snow boots!
Animals were a big part of our 2018 as well. We met Han Solo when his dog dad, Kevin, brought him by to take a fun family photo for his dog mom as a Christmas gift! Scruffy, the Shadow Photography dog, also got his annual Christmas photo taken.
2018 was also a year for newborns! Our first little newborn was Everett, born in July, to Raven and Kyle. Following him in September, the handsome John Michael was born to Molly and John Charles. Then just four days later in September, Shadow Photography brought our very own Elizabeth into the world. All of these adorable babies are doing great, learning so much, and growing too fast. We can’t wait to see what this upcoming year has in store for them!
Thanks for reading out 2018 Year in Review!
Have a great 2019!