Ives Family Fun in the Snow! {Wisconsin Family Portrait Photographer}

I was contacted a few months ago from a wonderful Texas family who would be visiting Wisconsin last month and really wanted to capture their sweet little Owen’s first time in the snow. With the crazy Wisconsin weather we have been having this winter, we were worried if there even would be snow for their session! After pushing their session back a day we lucked out with a few inches of fresh snow for their photos. The longer the session went on the more it started to snow. This session was a blast and it was so fun meeting Megan, Brandon and Owen.

It’s a New Year My Friends!

What a year 2016 has been. I got to photograph some sweet babies entering this world, adorable little kids, loving families, and fun High School Seniors. 2016 was definitely a year where I focused on self improvement. I told my family it was the year of ME. Was it really all about me? Hardly. However, as a mom, and business owner it is very easy to put yourself, and your needs on the back burner. I made an effort to make time for my needs. One of the things I focused on this past year was my health, another was finding my passion again for doing what I truly love, photography. I took two photography workshops last year that really inspired me, opened my eyes and my heart. I decided to throw out the “rules”, start to experiment, and photograph what makes my heart happy. I believe it has made me a better photographer. This year I have big hopes, and big dreams as I am sure we all do. I love starting fresh every year, creating a list of goals I plan to achieve. I make two lists, one for my business, and one for my every day life. Something on both my lists is focusing on real life, every day moments of my kids. I shared a lot of the photographs I took on my personal facebook last year, but not with all of you. I hope to share more of the real moments with you all this year.

Amanda Brayton Photography

Christmas Mini Sessions {Wisconsin Family Photographer}


Its the official opening of booking Christmas Mini Sessions! Doesn’t it feel like fall just got here? If you are like me, and love all things Christmas, you will love the sessions that I am offering this year. Now booking for November & December.


Outdoor Christmas Mini – $75

This years outdoor mini theme will be similar to last years, but it will be set up as a Candy Cane Stand (think lemonade stand) with white and red accents, and of course tons of candy canes! You can choose just to have your children photographed or join in for a few shots as a family. I will have a quilt readily available for some cute family shots as well. Sessions will last 30 minutes, and you will receive 10 images ready to download in your online gallery. All sessions include a print release.


In Home Christmas Mini – $150

Imagine being warm and cozy in your home all decorated for Christmas. Your family sitting together in front of your Christmas tree, or even snuggled up in front of your fireplace. These sessions can be just for your kids, or for the whole family. You could even wear holiday themed pj’s! These sessions will be shot in your home, and last 30 minutes. You will receive 10 images ready to download in your online gallery. All sessions include a print release.


Christmas Lifestyle Session – $325

Do you and your family have wonderful Christmas traditions? Baking cookies, reading stories by the christmas tree, making homemade ornaments, decorating your tree? During your session I will photograph your families real life moments. Pick an activity you’d like to do during your session, and I will capture the memories. This session also includes more formal photos like the in home Christmas session above. These sessions will last an hour to an hour and a half. You will receive 30+ images ready to download in your online gallery with a print release.

*Payment is due at booking for all sessions. Galleries will be delivered within 2-3 weeks of your session date. If you’d like your galleries delivered within 1 week of your session date an additional $50 fee will apply.