Owen, 1 Year | Windmill Park, Baldwin, WI

Have I mentioned lately how much I love when one year old photo shoots?? Especially when I also did the newborn and 6 month photos ?? 🙂 Owen is just that! We met over in Baldwin at the cute little Windmill Park. After a few photo there we headed back to their house to do a few there – and attempt to get some with their two dogs!

For more of my work and to book a session please visit my website Katie Leona Photography.

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The Evans Family | Rod & Gun Park, Eau Claire, WI

Elliana had a fun surprise for me on this photo shoot – she changed into a ‘big sister’ shirt!! I met the Evans family on a warm evening (but we beat the rain!) at the Rod & Gun Park in Eau Claire. We did a few photos and then Eli changed into her awesome new shirt for some photos that Mom & Dad could use to announce their new little one!

Please visit my website Katie Leona Photography to see more of my work!

Mara + Luke | Wild Ridge Golf Course Wedding, Eau Claire

At their wedding reception at Wild Ridge Mara and Luke had a slideshow. One of the slides said “We can’t even take a photo shoot seriously!” with some of the photos from our engagement session last Fall. And if you know these two – that is so true! Mara and Luke are so easy-going, down-to-earth and always have a smile on their faces.

After a first look and some wedding party photos at Phoenix Park in downtown Eau Claire, we headed over to the Lazy Monk for a few cold beers before the ceremony! The happy couple and wedding party enjoyed the relaxed atmostphere and each others company.

Then we headed over to Wild Ridge in Eau Claire for the ceremony and reception. We had a gorgeous (kind of hot!) June day with the most gorgeous view. After the dinner the dance started – and I don’t think the dance floor emptied once!

Congrats Mara and Luke – I’m so happy I was able to be on this journey with you!

For more of my work or to book your wedding with me, please visit my website, Katie Leona Photography.

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Jessalyn + Paul Engagement Session | Phoenix Park, Eau Claire, WI

These two are so sweet! I love when you can immediately tell how much two people love and care about each other – Jessalyn and Paul were definitely like that. I never had to tell them to smile or lean into each or hold hands because they were usually already doing it! It is so much fun to be able to share in the excitement of an engagement and the planning of the wedding. I met Jessalyn and Paul over at Phoenix Park and we had so much – especially with Paul’s firefighter gear!

Towards the end of the session a group of people walked by and one jokingly asked where the fire was and somebody else asked if he was the stripper they hired…it never really occurred to me how often he must hear that! But Paul is a good-natured guy and took it all right in stride.

For more of my work or to book a session please visit my website, Katie Leona Photography.

[nikon f100 and kodak portra 400 film]

Girard Family | Phoenix Park, Eau Claire, WI

The Girard’s are the first couple I have had the pleasure of working with since their engagement. It really is one of the most amazing parts of my job – watching families grow. I did Justine and Derek’s engagement, wedding and little Jamesons’ newborn photos! And just a few weeks ago we met at Phoenix Park for his 6 month photo shoot – I can hardly believe it! I’m so looking forward to seeing how much he has changed at his one year photo session.

For more of my work and to book a session, please visit my website, Katie Leona Photography.

[nikon f100 and kodak portra 400 film]

Virks Family | Stanley, WI Family Photography

At the Banbury Art Crawl I raffled off two free portrait sessions – and Katie was one of my winners! I met her out at her parent’s beautiful property on Otter Lake in Stanley, WI. It was the house Katie grew up in and her parents recently put it on the market. So it was cool that we got to do them there in case it was their last summer there!

For more of my work and to book a session please visit my website Katie Leona Photography.

[nikon f100 and kodak portra 400 film]

Brady Nicholas | Eau Claire Newborn Photography

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I’ve known little Brady’s Mama for a few years now. She was so sweet when I was pregnant with Deansen – and who I know totally knew I was pregnant before we were telling anyone! So I was so excited to find out she was pregnant and enjoyed sharing stories with her. I was thrilled to photograph little Mr. Brady at their home.

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All images taken on nikon f100 and kodak portra 400 film. For more of my work please visit my website Katie Leona Photography.

Metropolis Resort Wedding | Tessa + Jerry

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It was a windy, warm Saturday for Tessa and Jerry’s elegant wedding at the Metropolis Resort in Eau Claire, WI. Tessa got ready in fabulous suite and we took some gorgeous bridal photos of her. After she was ready they did a first look out by the sunflowers. They were both beaming and their smiles were infectious! After that we walked over to a little pond for some couple portraits and wedding party and family photos. The ceremony and reception were both held in one of the ballrooms which always makes an easy transition for guests! The DJ played YMCA and I think everyone in attendance was out on the dance floor! It was a beautiful day filled with lots of love and I’m so happy they had me as part of it.

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Images taken on nikon f100 and kodak portra 400 film. For more of my work please visit my website Katie Leona Photography.

White’s Wildwood Retreat, Chippewa Falls, WI | Chelsie + Kylee

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I had never been to White’s Wildwood Retreat before and I fell in love immediately! They have a great ceremony location that is overlooked by a little bridge and a covered reception area. But my favorite part was the cabins! They have one on each side of the ceremony site and for Chelsie and Kylee’s wedding, the girls all stayed in one and the boys all stayed in the other! Such a perfect way to spend the night before the wedding!

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All images taken on nikon f100 and kodak portra400 film. For more of my work please visit my website Katie Leona Photography.