Mother/Daughter Photos

Mother’s Day is past, but any time is a good time for Mother/Daughter portraits.

Stacey and her daughter were the sweetest match when we took their photos. While I was clicking away I kept think I wished I had photos of me and my mom and that I was so glad to have hundreds of my daughter and I. There is no more special bond than between that of a mother and daughter. Having images to document that relationship, to cherish forever, is a wonderful thing.

I met Stacey through a mutual friend and am so happy that I was a part of aking these special memories for her and her lovely daughter. I’m so pleased to share these images.

Mother/Daughter sessions are easy to set up. Want to set up your own session? Just email me or Facebook PM and we’ll get the ball rolling


Exist in PhotosWhat does that even MEAN? In this day of smart phones and iPads and laptop cameras – EVERYBODY exists in photos. It even feels kind of foolish to say:

“Exist in photos …” what the? We take pictures of ourselves EVERY.DAY.

Seriously. EVERY.DAY

But here’s the deal: The people who love you don’t want photos of you looking like a goomer. Your children will want photos of you to show THEIR children – and there are two reasons smartphone photos and Facebook photos aren’t going to cut it.

  1. 90% of photos on a phone, never come OFF the phone. And the ones that DO aren’t frame-worthy. They aren’t blow up and hang on the wall worthy
  2. Facebook photos are great (even though they come from smartphones), and TimeHop is a wonderful thing … but are Facebook/TimeHop gonna be around for you to show your six year old what Grandma looked like?

Have you lost a parent or grandparent or loved one?  Twice this year I’ve had to deliver photos to a family that lost a loved one unexpectedly … it’s heartbreaking.

It’s important to be in front of the camera. Take those selfies. Have your photos professionally done, even if I don’t do them. You know you spend more money on things that last much less longer than an image that will be come a family heirloom.

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Differences Between Glamour/Beauty Photography & Other Kinds

JLReis Famly PhotographyAside from wardrobe, of course, there are large differences in the type of mindset you have to go into when you’re shooting a beauty/glamour session. When a photographer is setting up for a family, engagement or senior session, she/he wants to go in with a happy, “say cheese” (so to speak), upbeat attitude.

sept_43Wisconsin Senior PhotographyI love for my clients to come in excited for their session and sometimes that excitement carries over into the session itself. With family photos, head-shots, sister, mother and daughter sessions, a happy go lucky attitude is wonderful. I love to see a sunny smile on the face of a senior – tho thought of their whole lives ahead of them should make them glow with joy!

Wisconsin Beauty Glamour PhotographyFor beauty and glamour photography I want to see a little mystique. That’s a really nice word for what I call it in real like, lol. I want your man, the person you’re giving these photos to to look at them and be amazed!! I do my best to get that out of my clients.Wisconsin Beauty Glamour Photography

Happy Almost Mother’s Day

I remember when my kids were little and they’d give me the most wonderful little thingies they made at school; clay hand imprints, plants in a milk carton, handmade cards. I obviously don’t have the plants anymore, but I DO have the other little doo-dads. Packed away in the attic that I can’t GET to. But I know they’re there – and they will always be in my heart.

What I don’t have is anything from or to my mom – except for a cross-titch “hanging” that I’d made her. I just came across that the other day and am going to have it blocked and framed.

Business related – I ALWAYS offer Mother/Daughter photos (and yes, I can be persuaded to do mother son photos, lol), and you don’t have to do it “for” Mother’s Day.

Mother/Daughter Sessions (up to 3)
$150 ($10/add’l per person)
An hour camera time, between 25 and 50 professionally edited digital images on a disk w/a print release
All sessions include a $50 GC for use on future sessions or for gift-giving

Mothers and Daughters

Mother/Daughter Portraits - $179

I can’t repeat enough how much I would give to have a good photo of my mom and myself.

Mothers and daughters have a connection that spans years, from that first eye contact, to the first day of school to choosing a prom dress, then a wedding dress and beyond.

It can’t be described as a friendship, because a mother can love no one like she loves her daughter; a daughter can trust and admire no one the way she does her mother.
I can’t stress how much YOUR mom or YOUR daughter will treasure a photo of the two of you together.

If you’re looking for a Mother’s day gift that will really mean something, that will be different than flowers, candy or a robe, get your photos taken together.

It’s always hard to decide what to give Mom for Mother’s Day, but trust me, a photo of her and you is the perfect gift.

Give a lasting memory to the special Mom in your life. She’ll love you for it

Short on time? Gift certificates are easy-peasy – call (920) 659-0614 or email

Did You Miss the Holiday Mini Specials?

Did you miss the last two mini session specials? The holidays are fast approaching and there is no better gift to your loved ones than the gift of a memory.

The mini sessions are no longer available, but you still have time make an appointment to capture some memories for the future.

Your best choice to get your photos in time for the holidays is MBP’s Taste of Honey Collection

Taste of Honey Collection: $225

  • Up to 45 minutes of shooting in my studio/local venue
  • Online gallery of hand-chosen images for viewing and ordering (up to twenty of the BEST of your shoot)
  • A CD with ten digital images with print release *

Email MadBee Photo and make your appointment NOW for delivery of your photos in time for Christmas.

A 50% reservation fee ($125) is due at the time of booking in order to confirm and hold your appointment, with the balance due on the day of your session. MBP will be accepting holiday appointments until Sunday November 30, 2014.

As an added bonus, if you book a session for November, your name will be added to a drawing to receive a free session (Taste of Honey Collection Only) in the future!

Last Mini Sessions for 2014

Last Minis til Valentine’s season, folks.

Autumn/Holiday Photo Sessions in October and November

Outdoor Fall Mini Sessions are perfect for families with older children, expectant mothers and couples! I will be holding sessions at Lake Park and along the Walking Trail on Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th, starting at 9am and taking the last appointment at 3pm, on the hour. Appointments are 30 minutes each, first come, first serve.

In Studio Holiday Mini Sessions are being held at the studio, where I have two different holiday sets set up. Perfect for families with older children, expectant mothers and couples! Sessions are on Saturday November 8th and Sunday November 9th, starting at 9am and taking the last appointment at 4pm, on the hour. Appointments are 30 minutes each, first come, first serve.

Included in all sessions:

30 minute session * 10 digital images * Photo print release
Online photo gallery * Plus free Facebook timeline cover
* 10 Christmas card prints *

All for only $125

For further details and to reserve your spot, please fill out the form below; please feel free to include and questions or concerns you might have

MadBee Photo chooses not to photograph families with children under the age of ten years old; there are many other photographers who are better at working with children and for me to charge for something I’m not good at would be unfair to my clients.

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Beautiful Autumn Days!

"Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget, you can never retell." ~ Louisa May Alcott
“Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget, you can never retell.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

Good afternoon, my beauties.  We have been blessed with some pretty nice days here lately, but I fear they won’t be lasting long.  If you’re thinking of getting your portraits done outside as a Christmas gift, now’s the time to make that senior, family or couples appointment.

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If you’re thinking of giving the gift of a glamour/beauty portrait for Christmas, you’ve got a bit more time. My dates are filling up, but since we do those at the studio, time and lighting and temperature are pretty much non-issues.

Don’t wait til the last minute! I know Seymour High School needs their senior headshots in by November first and Christmas is creeping right up FAST!

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Why Have Professional Photos Taken

Everybody who has a phone has a camera, so everybody has photos of all the cute things their kids do or their Christmas tree or their new car or just about anything. It’s become almost natural to flip out your smartphone and snap away like there’s no tomorrow.

And that’s great. All memories are great. But what happens to those photos? A lot of them get shared on Facebook or Instagram. But the majority of them stay on the phone. Or they get deleted to make room for more pictures. Or you get a new phone and your old phone gets tossed in a drawer, with those pictures never again to be seen.

Pictures are and have always been a big deal in my family, and as it turns out, in my husband’s family as well.

Sadly, most of the photos from my youth disappeared over the years, but I have the sweetest photo of my mother as a child and we’ve inherited heirloom photos from my husband’s family. Alll three of them hang in places of honor on our living room walls. They’ll be passed down to our children, too.

Nearly every wall in my dining room and living room are covered with photos and I have a big bin full of the photos that have hung one our walls over the past 27 years.

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I made sure that our little family had a professional photo taken every year as our children were growing (well, if you can consider KMart and Sears professional, lol) and I’ve tried to get one every other year now that the kids are grown and moved out. Why? Because people change; kids grow up, parents die, we get son-in-laws and grandchildren. And while we have all the great memories, a photo will freeze that memory and allow us to relive it over and over.

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A photograph keeps a moment from running away.” ~ Eudora Welty