May ’17 Latest & Greatest

Well, just a smidgen past May, but still fun nonetheless! Here’s a peak at some happy little cuties from my spring mini’s. Profile pictures and business head-shots have been keeping me busy as well (along with end of school year to do’s!). Stay tuned for a super sweet newborn session and summer-time get togethers! Enjoy the warm weather!!

MMB Eggstravaganza 2017

“Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail!” Pictures from the Madison Mom’s Blog Eggstravaganza are now available for viewing. Event participants get a FREE Digital Download.

Just head over to my “Client Galleries” page and click on the link on the right. Use the Access/Gallery ID and Password provided at the event or in the email from MMB.

Contact me with questions: carolinemariephoto@gmail.com.

Thanks and Happy Easter!

Announcement: Spring Mini-Express 2017

Announcing Spring Mini-Express Sessions on April 30th!  The Spring Mini-Express Sessions are back and will be $59 for a 15 minute photo shoot at a near West Madison park and will include 1 digital image of your choice from a gallery of at least 10 images. Additional images are a la cart starting at just $5. There are limited spots available, starting at 4pm on Sunday 4/30/17. Rain date will be 5/7/17. This is a great opportunity to get one of the kiddos, an updated portrait, or a quick family photo together!

*You must contact me to reserve your time at carolinemariephoto@gmail.com* Contact me today!!

 

 

March ’17 Latest & Greatest

It’s been a busy month already with events and a fun business shoot with the talented Emily of Coastal Interiors (see some of her beautiful designs we captured at coastalinteriordecorating.com or on my Facebook page). In addition to business photography, I enjoyed working with this lovely mom and her new baby girl. There’s just something so sweet, so special about the connection between Mom & Baby. How babies can just sleep so peacefully and so soundly, knowing mom is there. Seeing how this teeny tiny baby’s face lit up when she saw Mom and how Mom’s face lit up too, nearly brought tears to my eyes.  I can’t get enough of these kind of sessions and am looking forward to more this year. I just love these and hope you do too!

Kona and Hawaii’s Big Island

Happy New Year everyone! It’s this time of year when Wisconsin is cold and, well, colorless that I get to dreaming of warmth and color and I miss long days spent outdoors. This time in particular, I’m thinking of a rare vacation my hubs and I got to take to Kona and the Big Island of Hawaii last October. As I’ve finished up client photos, I got to go back to my own and relive the utter beauty, color, and diversity of life that is found on the Big Island.

How does one describe such a place? As any guide or resident will tell you, the Big Island has 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones. You could quite possibly ski and surf in the same day.  It seems that every corner of the island has a totally different landscape to explore from gorgeous white, silky soft, sandy beaches dotting the west, to barren dessert land baked with black lava flows on the south, to the windswept and wave crashed, black sand beach of the northern tip. (Apparently there’s a green sand beach too that we did not get to see.)  There’s lush rainforest overflowing with waterfalls on one side of the island and clear sunny days and breathtaking sunsets on the other. Flowers are everywhere. Bright, vibrant, interesting flowers on bushes, in trees, and petals covering the ground; even on the top of a volcano. Did I mention the active volcano? With real lava. Liquid hot magma, people! All on one island!  Snorkeling in the sea to admire the multitude of colorful fish swimming about and gazing up at the sky to view the most stars you’ll ever see in your life, add even more to this magical place.

Along with all of this beauty are of course the wonderful people of Hawaii. Everyone we met was kind, gracious, and proud of their island, eager to share it with us. To a food loving Midwestern girl leaving the tastes of the fall season behind (apples, potatoes, squash, carrots etc), it was a real treat to find avocado, lychee, mango, and starfruit at the farmer’s markets. Some of the northern neighborhoods had adorable roadside honor stands with whatever was ripe to share with passers-by, including the sweetest strawberry papaya I’ve ever had and the spiciest little pepper my husband has ever tried.  A daily cup of Kona coffee was a pretty fabulous way to start the day too.

It is truly an incredible place with much to explore. I’m so glad we got the chance to visit and I’m happy to share some of it’s beauty with you here.

If you like what you see, I’m offering gallery style prints & canvases for sale online at http://carolinemariephoto.zenfolio.com/hawaii (Please do not crop out my logo if sharing as this is copyright material and that’s just not cool ;)).

Thank you so much for your continued support! I look forward to what’s to come in 2017!! I hope you enjoy this little trip across the ocean! Think warm thoughts! XO

December ’16 Latest & Greatest

The holiday season is upon us and oh what fun! This is always a tricky time of year because I’m so excited to share pictures, but I don’t want to spoil any cards. Hoping here at the end of the month, we are safe.  Luckily, the snow arrived right on cue for some wonderful holiday sessions and even a fun indoor session at the Overture Center in downtown Madison. I hope you enjoy these seasonal scenes.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! Thanks so much for a truly wonderful year!! Stay warm 🙂

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October ’16 Latest & Greatest

It’s that time of year again when the trees burst into flames of color and I get to spend some golden hours outside with some wonderful people.  It has been a very good October with so many lovely families and a super fun Mini-Express session that I’m still finishing up :). For now, here’s a little sample of photos from some of the wonderful people I got to work with in October. Thank you so much for all of the support! It really is a pleasure to do this and see so many smiling faces!! 🙂  Happy Fall!

Fall ’16 Express Sessions 10/29

Announcing Fall 2016 Mini-Express Photo Sessions! These are a quick, easy, affordable way to get the family together for a portrait. The Mini-Express session will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 3:30-5:15.

The session is $65 for 15 minutes and includes 1 digital image of your choice from a private gallery of 5-10 images. Any additional prints, digital images, or cards are a la cart and a CD of all the images will also be available for purchase. The site will be on the Near West side of Madison (location details shared upon booking).

Contact me to book your time slot today!

carolinemariephoto@gmail.com

Bike the Barns 2016

I recently had the pleasure of photographing the Fair Share CSA Coalition’s 10th Annual Bike The Barns event. What an absolutely  gorgeous day to do a really cool thing: bike to local farms and sample delicious, locally sourced and prepared food. The ride is held each year to raise money for Fair Share’s Partner Shares Program which provides assistance to low-income households towards purchasing fresh, local, and organic food.  After biking through the beautiful Wisconsin countryside, riders were invited to take tours at each of the farm stops and were treated to live music while they noshed on delicious goodies, made with locally grown or produced ingredients.  Beautiful scenery, good food, happy people. My kind of day!

For Bike the Barns participants or those interested in viewing more photos from the day, please visit my entire gallery at: http://carolinemariephoto.zenfolio.com Look for the “Recently Added” section on the homepage or go to “Client Access” and add code bikethebarns

To learn more about the great things happening at Fair Share CSA Coalition (or what a CSA is :)) please visit them at http://www.csacoalition.org