Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ella 8m | Tomah, WI Photographer

Miss Ella was a ham!  She was giving us smile after smile after smile.  My absolute favorite is with the duck - she looks like she is having a very serious conversation with that duck!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Norskedalen | Coon Valley, WI Photographer

We're officially closed until Monday of next week ... and we'll spend most of next week editing.  After all, I have a little more than 5,000 images to edit.  I'm still drooling over this wedding and the awesomeness of all the details!!  Seriously - if you are planning a wedding - Norskedalen is an amazing, gorgeous outdoor venue! 

Karter Sneak Peek | Tomah, WI Photographer

Karter has been coming into the studio for a little over 6 months.  He is one of the most SERIOUS little guys I have ever met ... but tonight, we got SMILES!!!!  Even a few giggles.  Outside is his thing (as long as there isn't a pine cone in his way).

Monday, June 25, 2012

Haylee Sneak Peek | Tomah, WI Photographer

Miss Haylee is a doll!!!  She wasn't super smiley - but that's to be expected for her age.  After all - she had to check me out first and make sure I wasn't crazy. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Marinkovich Family | Tomah, WI Photographer

This is one of the most inspirational families you could ever meet.  They have been through more than anyone I know - but they handle it with grace (and a blog that documents it all)!  Check out their story here:

Witherow Sneak Peek | Tomah, WI Photographer

Rachelle & Bryan have been married for nine years.  They have been through a lot during those 9 years - but today they had family and friends (from across the country) come and watch these two renew their vows to each other.  Our Wisconsin weather even cooperated!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jeanie & Joe Married Sneak Peek | Tomah, WI Photographer

Joe & Jeanie are from Panama City, FL .... so how did they get married in Tomah, WI?!  Well - Joe is originally from the area - in fact, after talking to him a bit I discovered he actually graduated and worked with Tyson for a bit.  It's such a small world!  So this morning at 9am, Joe & Jeanie had an adorable, intimate, little wedding on Lake Tomah.  Afterwards, they wanted their first family picture taken together - and after bribing Landon with some new apps for his iPad - we got a gorgeous natural smile out of him!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ella 8m Sneak Peek | Tomah, WI Photographer

Miss Ella came in for her 8m session tonight along with a family session with her mom, dad, and JOEY.  Joey is hilarious - but more on him later.  Ella's mom warned me that Ella may have a meltdown or two, but she did awesome!  So here's a few sneak peeks from her session ... and am I training my husband to be an awesome photographer or what?  He took the 1st one!

Website | Tomah, WI Photographer

It's been a long time coming ... We've been in the photography business for a little over two years and I've spent the last two years complaining about our website.  Branding is so important no matter what business you are in and customers want a crisp, clean place to go to when they are looking to hire you.  They want to be able to find what they are looking for with minimal hassle.  Today I am happy to announce that Pichette Photography has an awesome, crisp, clean, minimal hassle website! 

Some of the features ... if you're on the flash site, every image has it's own color scheme so the website flows beautifully.  We've added an information section that holds the key to all the pricing on our sessions, cake smashes, seniors, and weddings.  The galleries are divided up into different mini galleries - this way if you are looking for our senior samples - you don't have to scroll through hundreds of pictures to find our seniors ... you simply go to the senior gallery.   One click and you can get to our proofing site, our blog, and our Facebook page.  And the best feature - our calendar!  There's no way for me to divide the calendar up into times available - but at least you know when we're completely booked and there is no way of getting an appointment.  I'll do my best to keep it updated! :)  AND - we finally have a mobile site.  Works great with any phone.  I'm an iPhone user and a lot of websites don't work with iPhone - so that was one of my goals.

I've enjoyed my couple of weeks off - but now it's time to get back to work.  Family shoot this evening, cute adorable little girls tomorrow, and a double event weekend.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Denise Graduation Party | Westby, WI Photographer

Wow - two personal posts in a row ;)  According to Jessica I am not doing enough of them - so here you go.  Denise (the one in the purple) was the flower girl in my wedding TEN years ago and yesterday was her graduation party.  Tyson says I have been horrible at taking personal shots lately - so to prove that occasionally I still have a camera with me .... here's a few shots from her party!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

1st Talk | Tomah, WI Photographer

Today you get a personal post ... My little man gave his first talk on Tuesday.  He did an awesome job and we're super proud of him.  Not bad for being 7 and getting up in front of 60+ people and reading for 4 minutes and 5 seconds straight. :) 

I have taken the last two weeks off ... caught up on my editing (except for my weddings) and spent a lot of time with the kids who have way more energy than I will ever see in my lifetime!  Currently I'm working on our website (about time right?!?) and it pulling it all together.  It's only been my goal for the last year and a half - we might be accomplishing something ;)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Brian & Araysa Engaged | La Crosse, WI Photographer

Brian & Araysa are one of my 2013 weddings.  Araysa wanted some sweet engagement pictures while Brian wanted some fun engagement pictures that captured their personality.  So, we put the two together and came up with this:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Andy & Kelsey Married | Tomah, WI Photographer

Andy & Kelsey had a gorgeous wedding in Westby followed by a crazy fun reception in Sparta.  Even the air conditioner going out in the church didn't stop Andy & Kelsey from enjoying their special day with loved ones.  And seriously - how gorgeous are their rings?!?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Carter 2m | Tomah, WI Photographer

Carter is 2 months old already and quite the little flirt.  I love the story he tells ... 1st picture:  HOLD on, here we go.  2nd picture:  Oh, yes I am cute.  3rd picture:  No more photos please.  4th picture:  Yes, I know I'm cool!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kaylee 3yr | Tomah, WI Photographer

Miss Kaylee is THREE.  It's so neat to be able to watch these little ones grow.  Kaylee first came to the studio when she was turning one and we have seen her every year since.  Kaylee's shoes were AWESOME - they squeaked every time she walked - so we were doing all kinds of things to make them squeak louder.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bandbox Headshots | Tomah, WI Photographer

I finished up another round of headshots for Bandbox.  Funny story - everyone who is originally from Tomah that comes to the studio (Mr. Tessmann included) asks me if I know that I live in Snowberry's house.  Apparently, Snowberry's owned our house for years and years.  Even though we have owned our house for a little more than 5 years - we still live in Snowberry's house ;)  I feel like I own a piece of Tomah history.  It definitely comes in handy when you're explaining to someone where we are located!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer & Justin Married | Tomah, WI Photographer

Today, Summer & Justin were married.  Summer & Justin are madly in love - and their wedding had perfect weather, in the perfect location, with perfect details (as in, so many details it was a photographer's DREAM wedding)!!!!  Summer is so stunning - she deserves her own blog post - so here is her sneak peek!!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Baby M 1m | Tomah, WI Photographer

Baby M is my super secret baby shoot from last week (or so).  I still can't release his name because the gifts are going to be for Father's Day ... but Baby M is super cute!  His mom brought in all the ideas she had and we tried to put it together the way she described everything.