Curvy Girls are Hot!

For every shape and size women there are, there is man who loves them and how they look. We come in all sizes and shapes, and there is beauty in all of US. In this particular area, many women are on the curvy side; if you’re a full-figured curvy woman, and hesitating as to whether or not you’ll like your photos, browse the images below. I KNOW what I’m doing.

Check out my “Curvy Girl” board – if they can do it, YOU can do it.

J and B – Seymour, Wisconsin Engagement Session

The other day, in a fit of frustration, I asked a group of photographer friends what would ever posses a person to  become a photographer. The hours are long, there’s so much to learn and retain, camera-ing is HARD and sometimes people aren’t very nice.

But then I have a session like the one I had with Janelle and Brad and it all comes rolling back to me.

The love they have for each other and the fun they have together just rolls off of them and it’s really hard not to get caught up in it.  I look at the photos we made and I know they’d have had as much fun that day even if I hadn’t been there, aiming my camera at them.

But the REAL reason is this:

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Outagamie County Fair “Sweetheart” Session

Ever since I started taking photos professionally I’ve wanted to do a fair-themed photo session.

Our local county fair was last week and I knew if I didn’t get on it and plan one, I might never get the opportunity to do a real one.

Luckily, I had time and a quick shout out on Facebook (gotta love social media) found me the perfect couple.

Brittany and Keegan were awesome and I can’t thank them enough for giving me the opportunity to share a little bit of their fair time with them.

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 photos@madbeephoto.com

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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I Want to Take Your Photo

There seems to be a bit of a misunderstanding as to the type of photography that I do. I SPECIALIZE in taking women’s photos. There is nothing that makes my heart sing more than when a woman looks at her photos and actually sees the beauty that has always been in her, but that she just couldn’t see. As a woman myself, with all insecurities that all women have, I KNOW the struggles other women face about their looks on a daily basis. I know how hard it is to see our own beauty when Photoshopped magazine and catalogs are picked up from our mailboxes every day.

I understand being self-conscious in front of the camera. I think that EVERYONE must be staring at that zit, mole, wrinkle, that in reality only *I* see because I see it EVERY DAY.

I know what it is to tell myself that I need to lose weight, I don’t have the time, I look so tired. I CAN’T have my photo taken.

We, as women are our own worst enemies and not only are we depriving ourselves, but we’re depriving our loved ones of memories of ourselves in the future. I know I’ve said it before, but I ave only one photo of my mother (taken by the well-known CountrySide Studios) and one of myself and my mother taken on my wedding day 28 years ago. Why? Because she’d literally RUN from a camera. She’d flap her hands up in front of her face and actually get angry if someone tried to take her photo.

Now all I have to remember her beauty (and she WAS a true beauty, though she didn’t see it) are two pictures and the dwindling number of people who knew her. I can’t begin to tell you what I’d give for a proper photo of my mother and myself.

So … those are the reasons I SPECIALIZE in women’s photography.

I love to shoot mamas & daughters, sisters, best friends and women by themselves.

But I also do and LOVE other sorts of photography. I have a ball shooting with seniors and getting that one perfect shot makes me do a little dance every time. Maternity sessions make me weepy … I wish we’d thought to do that sort of thin when I was carrying my own two sweet babies. Family sessions are awesome … especially with older kids that have a great relationship with their parents.

I SPECIALIZE in photographing women, but I LOVE taking portraits of EVERYBODY – and their horse, lol.

Studio Open House

MadBee Photo & Web DesignJoin MadBee Photo & Web Design for my First Annual Open House on Friday, May 16, from 4pm to 8pm!

Check out my cozy new studio and see samples of my work, have your photo taken in the photo booth, win some amazing prizes and goodies, including a FREE session!

Find out what makes MadBee Photo different than other local photographers.

I hope to see old friends as well as new for this ladies only mini-event! Please RSVP by going to the EVENT on MadBee Photo’s FB Page or by contacting me directly via MBP’s contact form.

Not only will I be giving away one free session, I’ll also be offering special introductory pricing for the package of your choice (on this night only)!

Mandy & Cory | Seymour, Wisconsin Couples Photographer

It’s an honor to be asked to take some of the most important photos of a couples life together and engagement photos certainly rate right up there.

I had a great evening with Mandy & Cory. Cory is a huge fan of hunting and fishing, so we headed out to the woods for this shoot. The bride to be is so pretty that we couldn’t have gotten a bad picture if we’d tried.

Thank you both for allowing me to share in your happiness.

Mandy & Cory