I wasn’t sure if we were going to have the opportunity to grab a few updated family photos this year. Between schedules, cost, being sick all last week, plus the nagging voice in my head that said it was getting silly to keep taking yearly photos when I’m neither pregnant/don’t have a child … yeah, it wasn’t all coming together. But, our one and only Alex saved our day with fall family photos in Cedarburg, Wis.!
We got lucky with a gorgeous fall day and late-morning light. Not so lucky was Finn, who’s morning routine of sleep and snuggles on the couch was interrupted … He was a trooper, though and did a lot better than I expected. 😉
A visit to Cedarburg always has been on my list of Wisconsin travel destinations. Um, I can’t believe I’ve lived here for more than five years and just now made it to this idyllic town. It’s basically a real-life Stars Hollow! The historic buildings, charming storefront displays – it’s all there and then some. Ryan and I already are planning to go back in a few weeks to see the town decked out for Christmas.
Going through our photos instantly reminded me why it’s important to capture these moments – regardless of what stage of life we’re in. Sure, our family isn’t yet complete and we hope for more in the near future, but that doesn’t make us any less of a family at this point in time. Me, Ryan and our sweet Finley … we make a pretty stellar trio, if I do say so myself. This is our life right now, and we couldn’t be happier. That’s something worth capturing and celebrating!
Psst … If you’re in or around the Milwaukee area, Alex is still offering mini sessions! She’s even donating 15% of the proceeds to the Wisconsin Humane Society, so that’s an obvious bonus for fellow animal-lovers. She also took our at-home photos last year. Check out her website, or get in touch with her via Instagram!