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4 Month Old Penny

Oh my heart, I adore this baby with every fiber of my being.  I can’t kiss her hard enough.  I can’t hold her long enough.  I can’t breath in the sweet smell of her long enough.  I can’t get enough smiles.  She’s the one that grounds me, that keeps me sane.  A strange thing to say about a baby huh?  But there’s just something about her that roots me, that calms me, that fills me up with all the warm fuzzies to go about my day as a lover to so many toddler, one dear husband, and anyone else that walks through my front door.  I’m so ridiculously thankful for her.

I chose to take this latest round of pictures when my parents were here so they could get in on the action!  Made for some chaotic photo time as we had lots of pictures to get in with so little time (Penny’s wakeful periods are short since her sleeping periods are also short… yes she’s a cat-napper) but we did it!  In addition to the usual in a chair and on the bed shots with and without Maisy we also had a Christmas pajamas picture as a family and the girls had to take a picture with Mimi and Papa of course.


  • Sits up like a champ (though not on all on her own just yet)
  • Adores her sister
  • Thoroughly enjoys all the small humans that make crazy in our home daily
  • Elicits a response like “she’s so happy” from everyone that meets her
  • Wakes frequently at night (4-7 times) and has been for a couple months now and yet I am not angry about it yet
  • Not jamming with the naps yet but we are managing to catch her the amounts of sleep that keep her pleasant
  • Enjoying the jumparoo and walker and even the bumbo on occasion
  • Loves kicking her socks off
  • Loves playing with her own hands
  • Loves her new mobile
  • Goes nuts for story time (so much so she can’t handle it for long)

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This site is all about my journeys as a professional photographer in Madison. But first and foremost I am Kaia. Kaia means “Earth” in Norwegian and I live up to that by tree hugging, dog loving, and nature walking.  My first word was “happy,” I still love to jump in puddles, I strive to live simply and self-sustainably, and my favorite color is yellow.  I’m married to a stunningly handsome, ridiculously talented, and intensely loving musician husband. We have two spunky and sweet baby girls (see more of Maisy HERE or Penny HERE), one furry friend (see more of her HERE), and we all live happily ever after in a house on a hill in the land of southern Wisconsin.

I am a photographer bent on capturing the uniqueness in life.  I strive to serve my clients lovingly, creating a series of memories they can cherish forever, and making them my forever friends.  I shoot honest photography – real people, real colors, and real life.

My primary photographic endeavors are weddings, senior portraits, boudoir, newborns, and family photography (especially in the fall).  I offer many gorgeous products ranging from prints, to albums, to wall art products and more, but I particularly love creating my custom designed Coffee Table Albums with my clients.

Do I sound like so much fun and you are so in love with my work?  Next, step/mouse over to my “Contact” tab and let’s get started on some great pictures!

I do the majority of my photography as a Madison wedding photographer, Janesville wedding photographer, Minnesota wedding photographer, Milwaukee wedding photographer, Illinois wedding photographer, andany place that my camera will take me.  I am available for travel worldwide as your destination wedding photographer!