Manic Monday: A day late, but worth the wait!

Yeah, so this weeks Potpourri of latest happenings at Casa De La Brass Lens is on a Tuesday. 

I know, I know, how could I possibly keep everyone waiting on bated breath! 

Anyways, here I am, and here, it is finally Spring! I don't know about ya'll, but I really have a hard time staying in front of a computer screen when there is sun outside, and adventures to be had, and captured! 

It is my first Spring living in De Pere, overlooking the Fox, and I spend every moment I can outside. Fortunately for me, the vast majority of my shoots can take place right in and around my property. 

Todays Sneak Peaks in fact, were shot right in my back yard! A maternity shoot with Janelle who, omg, could not be more beautiful in her pregnant glory.  And a surprise visit from one of my favorite newly wed couples, Luke and Emily! 

Check these out, and as a note to all of you out there, I am still shooting Boudoir sessions this season, and I have plenty of openings for concept shoots, and family photos! Don't let your dreams be dreams, gimme a jingle, we'll make some magic! 

Xo Xo 

Manic Monday: ADD Much?

Hello all, and welcome to another edition of my Manic Monday Blog series, a weekly (Haha, well, it should be every week)  Blog about all things Brass Lens, and also, weird stuff about me! 

After the Holiday season came to a close, and I excitedly sent my kids back to school after Winter break, it was go-time! 

I launched an offshoot of the Brass Lens, dedicated to Boudoir, called Brass Lens Boudoir, or as you'll see in the logo, B.L.B. 

The website is still in the works, while my Boudoir is fortunately pretty well established, its certainly a task to take on branding it as its own business, and thinking of creative ways to engage people in conversations about the importance of the art. 

I will be talking a lot more about that in the future, I could go on for days about it, but I have tons of other projects I want to talk about today, so I'll just shamelessly plug my upcoming Boudoir event flier, and let you know that I have 2 make-up teams on board for the event! A.J. Miller of Vamp Artistry, and Pattie Dufeck, from A Mint Wedding! 


Aside from my Boudoir launch, I have been  continued my work with my core clients as their families grow, and change, and continue to accept new clients from everything to family photos, Weddings, and special events like Family get togethers!

This past Month I worked with a very special little "Rainbow Baby", continued my work with Apricot Lane, and took on an exciting project with a independently owned CPA firm! 

There is much more to come as Spring is around the corner, and thank goodness, right? This Winter stuff is getting old! Onto some sneak peaks of what I have been working on! 

Until Next time! 

Xo Xo 


Manic Monday: The Holiday Photos continue!

Hello all! I had a week off from the blog, and now I have so much to catch up on!

The Holiday season is nigh, and I, like so many other people, am finding that there is so little time to to make the Pinterest dream vision board come to fruition. 

I will be launching several holiday specials that will be excellent gifts for family and friends, so stay tuned as I start rolling out the ads! 

This past 2 weeks I have been busy meeting many new families, and continuing to run my Holiday mini sessions. 

It's not too late to book yours! And guess what, I wont even judge you for being last minute. Its something that is basically my wheelhouse. haha! 

Without further ado, here are some Photos from last weekends sessions!

Xo Xo





Manic Monday: Birthday Steak!

Hello there! And welcome back for another round of my Manic Monday series! 

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and the Holidays are right around the corner, so ya'll know I am focusing on making sure all my clients got their holiday photos set for loved ones at Christmas time.  Speaking of, don't forget to contact me to book your Holiday Mini session! I have some slots available this weekend, and will have a fun little Hot Chocolate set up, along with Christmas treats for the kiddos! Hell, I'll probably make sure us grownups have some Christmas "Spirits" as well! 

Last week saw the official launch of the Apricot Lane Boutique Website, which was a huge, and fast paced project for me. But with the majority of Photos done on my end, It has been really cool to see my photos reaching such a wide commercial audience, and it could not be for a more worthy company! 

Being the main source of Photos for something as large scale as 3 Boutiques in NE Wisconsin has been an honor, and a privilege. So right now, I am really happy to sit back and be totally bombarded with the massive scale of photos I've curated for this amazing store! 

I mean, check this stuff out! I've gone commercial, ya'll! 

Okay, but on the serious, I am excited to have been able to practice my art, in all of its forms, but I am still just as loyal to my clients, and telling their stories. Like Jennifer Lopez, I'm real. 

This past weekend, I was invited to Celebrate a first Birthday, with the Robinson family, whom is frequently featured in blogs! I have been with them from their wedding, to a miracle pregnancy, birth, and ack, now Little Henley is One! 

I love my shoots with the Robinson's because they live in the darling little Wisconsin town of Chilton, the drive is 45 minutes from Green Bay, and is beautiful! Chilton has a lot of, I guess what we would call "Old World Charm", and boasts homes and business fronts well over a century old. 

Henley held her 1st Birthday bash at a local business that her Momma Rachelle, has frequented called Hilde's. I've become acquainted with this locally owned Business, ran by its Namesake, Hilde, who has created a very welcoming and unique deli that even offers eat in Bistro tables, as well as a room for large special events to be held. Definitely check them out if you are ever in Chilton, and "like" them on Facebook!

Little Miss Henley was showered with gifts at Hildes, and enjoyed her Birthday ca-- I'm sorry, Birthday Steak. 

You read that right. This kid is after my own heart, she is a tiny carnivore, and I adore her! 


After celebrating her Birthday, we headed to the Chilton Nature preserve to take Photos of Henley where it all started. 

Xo Xo



Manic Monday: Potpouri!

Hello and welcome to Manic Monday! Please check your coats at the door.

A little bit of everything this week after a short break!

So much going on with work, and as the fall winds into colder weather, I've been taking a whole lot of photos, shooting left and right and up and down while I prepare myself for Halloween!

Such a diverse week of work, including everything from family photos, weddings, concerts, and engagements!

And a very special session with Twin Boys who have overcome immense odds! It was a fantastic celebration of their victory over hardships!

I have another busy week coming up with a wedding this weekend, working to establish a super space with Apricot Lane, and hopefully figuring out how to make my furnace go before the weather gets too terribly cold again.

Be on the look out for another round of special Mini sessions as the Holiday season approaches, and so much more!