I'm an Appleton, WI based family photographer that loves capturing genuine moments with laid-back playfulness.
We decided to switch things up and headed downtown to Kaukauna, WI for an unforgettable 2 year old milestone photos, and let me tell you, we stumbled upon an unexpected surprise! The local fire department happened to be just down the street, adding an extra dose of excitement to our photoshoot. It was as if destiny had conspired to make this day unforgettable.
If you’ve only ever considered natural settings for your photo shoots, it’s time to broaden your horizons! Urban locations can be equally fantastic and provide a unique backdrop for capturing incredible moments. Different streets in the city offer a plethora of buildings, colors, and textures that can truly enhance your final images. Plus, there’s just something undeniably cool about an urban setting. 😎
Sometimes, the best surprises occur when you least expect them. For this session, I left my usual meticulous game plan behind and chose to follow Chase’s lead. His boundless energy became the driving force for an authentic and fun-filled experience. Right in the heart of K-Town, our photoshoot took on a life of its own, beautifully capturing his spirited personality against the backdrop of multiple brick-building locations. Those shots on the stairs? Pure magic! Who would have thought they’d turn out so good when you walk by them every day? They’re a hidden gem, without a doubt!
One of the most heartwarming aspects of this urban adventure was reuniting Chase and Daisy in front of the camera. The bond between these two is something truly special, and it’s an absolute joy to capture the evolving friendship between this young boy and his furry friend. Witnessing their genuine connection makes every moment behind the lens incredibly rewarding. It’s worth noting that I also had the pleasure of photographing them together last year when Chase was just a baby. Time really does fly!
As we documented Chase’s 2-year-old milestone photos, we embraced spontaneity and let him take the lead. It’s the 100% foolproof way to work with young children! By allowing them to lead the way, run around, play, and have fun, we managed to capture countless genuine smiles. The entire experience was an absolute blast from start to finish!
In the end, our urban adventure in Kaukauna turned out to be a day filled with unexpected surprises, genuine connections, and joy. It was a reminder that sometimes the best memories are made when we embrace spontaneity and let the world unfold in front of us. So, if you’ve been hesitating to explore an urban setting for your next photoshoot, let this journey through downtown Kaukauna serve as your inspiration. With its unique textures, vibrant colors, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered, the city offers a dynamic backdrop for capturing life’s beautiful moments. Contact me for an urban session of your own!