J.Kellerhuis Photography

Marshall, WI Fall Family Session

Getting together for The Savignac’s yearly family photo shoot is always a fun time. We have the best location that we meet up at in their town of Marshall, WI. Brittany and Zach are the nicest, most chill, down-to-earth parents ever. Their two boys, Hudson and Braden, are so fun! They both did such an excellent job following directions as we ventured all over the place, checking out all the paths and open areas.

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Braden is now walking, well actually he runs – quite quickly might I add. He was so cute and shy during our session, but as it went on I could tell he has a wild side, for sure! During pictures with his brother they both had lots of fun and I got to see Braden’s confident smile.

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Hudson is now in school and this kiddo is smart! He is probably going to be an architect or work for NASA when he gets older. As we walked between locations, I struck up a casual conversation with him about how school was going. He said it was going good. Brittany asked him to tell me about the shapes that he is learning.

J: “That’s awesome Hudson, what shapes do you know?”

(Meanwhile in my head I’m thinking about shapes and what I can bring to this conversation. I was all ready to discuss squares, circles, rectangles, ovals, triangles – you know? Shapes.)

H: “Parallelogram”

J: “uhhh what?!” (Stunned, looking at Brittany and Zach)

H: “Rhombus. Trapezoid. Octagon. Pentagon.”

J: “Stop signs are octagons. The Pentagon is a building.”

I was clearly not prepared for this conversation. Haha

We had a great time during our session. In the days leading up to it Brittany and I worried that the weather that day would not cooperate. Thankfully, it did and I captured some gorgeous photos with beautiful fall colors in the background.

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For me, the best moment came at the end when we were getting in our cars and Hudson says “Bye Jen, see you next time!” (He may or may not have been coached by Zach but it melted my heart and is literally the best thing a photographer can hope to hear.) Maybe I’ll get to shoot his senior photos in 14 years or so.

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Brittany and Zach,

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture this session for you year after year. I had such a great time with you and its so fun seeing your family grow! Thank you also to Hudson and Braden for being so sweet during the session.


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Delafield Doggos Session ft. Remi & Aida

I’m so excited to share this Delafield Doggos Session with you today!

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Rachel and I go way back. Not wayyyyyy back, but way back. We were random college roommates our freshman year at UW Oshkosh turned besties that ended up living together for our whole undergrad careers. The amount of memories we share are too many to count. As I write this the flash of memories that spring to mind are our times shared in South Scott Hall – particularly when Rachel was sick with H1N1 and I dutifully Clorox wiped all the surfaces of our room several times per day. Then there was the time during a silent awkward elevator ride when someone complimented my rain boots. I enthusiastically went on to explain with great detail, including hand gestures, that I could “step in water yay high and my feet don’t get even get wet.” Or the other awkward silent elevator ride when a guy complimented my earring, saying in a very monotone, drab voice – Hey…. I like your earring…. *ding,* Doors open. Then there was the time at the Appleton Mall that the guy working at McDonalds asked it we were twins. He was mind-blown when we explained, and insisted, that we weren’t. Once we got out of the dorms the good times just kept rolling over to Prospect street where we threw the most epic glitter party for Rachel and Leigha’s birthday. To this day I avoid glitter because, as we found out cleaning up, you really can never clean up glitter. I’m sure there are many, many more memories – enough to fill a novel.

Anyway – Rachel reached out a few weeks ago wanting to do a photo session with her sweet fur babies. In my Client Experience & Style Guide I encourage clients to think outside the box when picking locations because the possibilities are truly endless. With dogs its certainly helpful to find somewhere that the dogs are able to run around and hang out and burn off some energy but most places like that are crowded with other dogs. Well when Rachel and I were discussing locations she just says something along the lines of – “oh, I can rent the dog park, should I do that?” My response – “Huh? You’re gonna rent a dog park – damn girl!”

Slight backstory for some context – Rachel just finished school to be a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), I know what you’re thinking and yes! Rachel is smart as H-E-double hockey sticks.

We talked some more and I expressed concern that a dog park rental would be awesome but that it may be expensive. She explained that there was one she could rent for $20.00 per hour. WHATTTT??? So we set it up and let me tell you – that park, tucked away in a Delafield WI, is the a magnificent dog park. Much more sprawling than I had anticipated and $20.00 per hour is a steal!

We had such a great time during the session, which was basically me playing with Remi and Aida, the sweetest rescue dogs ever. They love their dog mama to death. Their relationship is so sweet. Both of them were so excited and during our whole session I was wishing I had brought my dogs along for a play date. Rach – we have to schedule one in the future!!

Check out these amazing sneak peeks!

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Thank you so much for choosing me to capture this session for you. I had such a great time with you and the puppies! Congratulations on your new degree and your new job! You will be amazing and your profession is so lucky to have you. I can’t wait for us to get together soon!!


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