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Hello! I’m Karly, a full-time mother + full-time documentary wedding and family lifestyle photographer.

I specialize in photojournalistic wedding, newborn & family storytelling. I live in between Madison & Janesville in probably the sweetest little town Wisconsin has to offer. My children are THE BEST location scouters ever. They have made me appreciate the art of multi-tasking. They have forced me to recognize how important it is to take breaks and play just as hard as I work.  Having four amazing children helps me appreciate the greatness of the small moments on big days.

When a mother helps her son straighten his tie before he walks down the isle, or when the father of the bride stands quietly near the end of the isle taking in the grandness of day… let’s just say I’ve been known to shed a tear or 10 right along with you. Wedding day’s are filled with so much.  Wisconsin has the best of both worlds for midwest brides the Capital offers such an amazing backdrop with tons of inspiration all around the beautiful city and then … the event barns… y.e.s!  Oh how I LOVE getting to photograph a wedding on working farm. The animals + country air… I can’t get enough. I spend tons of time photographing my children on my childhood horse farm too. Midwest is truly best y’all. Creating family heirloom images to last a lifetime, that’s what it is all about. Images that will bring you right back… remember it all.

Oh and do you have little ones who HATE posing for photos? Me too!! Instead let’s document your real life. Your kids in their natural habitat – if you will…

What about marching around the living room in their most favorite t-shirt? You know, the one you have to wash every third day while they sleep because it just isn’t worth the fight. One day your living room floor will be free of toys, and the much loved t-shirt will be long gone but the images we create will last a lifetime.

In short I’m a visual storyteller.  I focus on the big moments & the small moments too…  sometimes those small moments turn into big ones before we know it. Contact me, I’d love to tell your story.

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