Family & Newborn Sessions Highlights

It has been quite some time (at least a year?!) since I last posted family photos that were not of my family. So here’s some- I’m sure you’ve been waiting with bated breath :).

I do wish for every family to have 1 family session done (with any photographer- not the mom!) while their kids are still young. Professional photography creates sentimental artwork that your family will treasure more and more as time goes on. Anywho- enjoy the photos- and the life!

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Maureen Cassidy is a Madison wedding photographerMadison family photographer & Madison boudoir photographer who loves capturing connections, love and beauty in Wisconsin and around the world. If you would like to send her a message contact her {here}.

my family life 2016

I live a really good life and I am so grateful for all of it.   In 2016 Neil and I bought a beautiful old house and blended our families together.  We both thought it would be more challenging but it’s mostly been smooth sailing.  We had Tim Fitch come over one August day to take photos! Tim is super talented and really doesn’t direct but just lets everyone do what they do and captures the moments brilliantly! As you will see, he is king at taking candids! Other highlights were Neil’s sister’s wedding, a big family trip to Zion National park, my family from Philadelphia visiting me here in Madison, a friend vacation to Idaho and my dear father’s surprise 80th birthday party.  I took my favorite photo of 2016 there – a 100% sentimental capture of my dad’s happiest smile with his tongue poking out on one side.  My dad is a quiet guy and I have only seen this most joyous grin a few times in my life.  This photo of my dad (with almost all of his grandkids) makes me so happy, I already have it framed in my bedroom!  It reminds me why I love photography so much!

I am really looking forward to 2017! I only took 10 weddings (last year I had 31!).  I plan to do more family photography and boudoir.  AND I plan to do shit on weekends! For the past 6 summers, I haven’t had much of a summer.  I plan to go to festivals, camp as much as I can, as many lazy mornings as I can get and just be more present for my family life.  So if you’ve been thinking about getting family photos taken, you should please contact me!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you in 2017!

ps. Most of these photos are mine but some are not.  Here is a list of photographers whose photographs I am using in the post.  Lily Chou of Wild about you Photography.  She has mad skills and the fun dance shots are hers from attending Mystic Photography Seminar. Other photos besides Tim Fitch are Amie Heeter, Sharon from SV heart photography, Nikki Hansen, other family members and strangers.

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These next set are from TIM FITCH PHOTOGRAPHY! He is king of  “day in the life photos”.  Pure documentary style!

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I got 3 big trips with my family this year.  I am so happy my sisters are good planners! Thanks Kathy and Donna for planning wonderful trips!

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Then I got a friend vacation in Idaho! It was perfect! Hiking, hot spring, friends, fires, guitars…no kids!

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Just a few from Megan and Tony’s wedding.

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My Dad’s surprise 80th birthday.

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Favorite photo of 2016.

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Summer Family and Newborn Sessions in Sweet Madison, Part 2!

Hey all!

Here’s installation #2 of Family and Newborn session highlights for the past couple of months.

I hope you enjoy and that you can feel and see the love these families have for each other! Please scroll through at the bottom to see Installation #1 from a few days ago!

**Also, if anyone is really wanting to schedule a family or newborn session this fall, I only have a few spots left- please sign up soon!

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Maureen Cassidy is a Madison wedding photographer, Madison family photographer & Madison boudoir photographer who loves capturing connections, love and beauty in Wisconsin and around the world. If you would like to send her a message contact her {here}.

Summer Family & Newborn Sessions in Sweet Madison, Wisconsin, Part 1

I’m sure this has been the same for a lot of people but dang (!) this summer has been busy! As such, I haven’t done much in the way of social media updates. But here is a post of some Family and Newborn session highlights from the past couple of months. It’ll be split into 2 parts because there are soooo many photos to share. This is installation #1.

Also, here’s a list of My Top 4 Reasons Why I Love Photographing Family and Newborn Sessions:

1) Continuity. Some of the families below I had the honor of taking pictures for the couple’s wedding, then newborn photos, then family photos. This is the type of photographer I strive to be: one you can (and want to!) call back year after year for all those special moments in a family’s history. I love this because I get to build relationships, see how the kids (and parents) have changed over time, and I think this relationship building allows me to capture more natural shots.

2) I am a kid at heart. The things that I consider my best qualities are those that we also cherish in children: I am light-hearted, fun loving, and happy to play. So doing family sessions gives me a great chance to do my job (photography) while also being myself and hanging out with the kind of people I act like most (kids!).

3) Summer fun! I get to take pictures, mostly outdoors, in great weather, in a beautiful part of the country- yea southern Wisconsin!

4) Seeing how LOVED children are. These parents are exceptional- and it’s a good reminder for me of how amazingly difficult and incredibly rewarding it can be to raise children. My goal is to capture this love and a family’s happiness in photos.

I hope you enjoy!

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Maureen Cassidy is a Madison wedding photographer, Madison family photographer & Madison boudoir photographer who loves capturing connections, love and beauty in Wisconsin and around the world. If you would like to send her a message contact her {here}.

Contest winners for Weddings, Families, Newborn and Maternity

Here are the 3 contest winners from this year Best of 2014

Best of Wedding 2014

Sara and Josh-See more of their awesome backyard wedding here
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Best of Families 2014

Angela & Ben & the sweet Avalyn

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Best of Maternity & Newborn 2014

Amanda-Phil + 2 twins and a new baby brother!!

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2014 was a great year for me!

I photographed 25 weddings, 56 family/children/sessions, 21 maternity/newborn sessions & 30 boudoir sessions.

Special thanks so my 2nd shooters & photo editor Sarah from Urban Anchor Photography.

My friend Kat who helps me blog!

And my sweet loving boyfriend Neil who makes my life happier and keeps me filled with love and smiles!

My goal for 2015 is to have a wedding each month!  So far I need to book a wedding in November 2015 & December 2015.  I already have 20 weddings for 2015.  2 of them destination weddings and maybe one more to come.  Maybe just maybe! I will book a destination wedding in Nov or Dec some place warm and tropical!!

I always striving to better my work and I am attending an elite and stellar workshop lead by top wedding photographers Todd Laffler who won 70 fearless photography awards, Brian Callaway who has won 18 fearless photography awards and his amazingly creative wife Allison Callaway who has received 25 fearless photography awards.

I am also doing some mentoring this year with Kirsten Lewis who is a crazy amazing family photography and wedding photography!!

I love my work and I am grateful that I get to photograph love and connection between people.  It’s amazing witnessing such joy either at a wedding or family/newborn shoot…

Boudoir photography continues to be one of passions.  I really love working with women and photographing their beauty. I get to be more creative in boudoir vs the rest of everything else I photograph simply because I can pose people.  Kids are not going to sit still and wait for me to find the light or their best side…

It uses a different part of myself plus I LOVE seeing women feel good about their selves and it makes a killer gift!

Thank you Madison for continuing to welcome and accept me into your community!  I am excited for 2015.

 

Maureen Cassidy is a Madison wedding photographer, Madison family photographer & Madison boudoir photographer who loves capturing connections, love and beauty in Wisconsin and around the world. If you would like to send her a message contact her {here}.

 

Best of 2014 Family Photography for Madison, WI + End of Year Contest!

*Vote for your favorite photo in the FB comments at the bottom of this page.*

Below are 56 photos to choose from for my 2014 Family Photography contest (and maybe I forgot some?-let me know if I did!).

Contest Details:

  • When voting, please write the number of the photo you are voting for and why you like it.
  • The number is UNDER the photo.
  • 1 vote per person.

Prize: Photo with the most votes gets $100 credit for a session or product.

Deadline: Contest ends January 12th 2015

Thanks! Winner will be announced on my FB page so you should stop over and  LIKE it! Click HERE.

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Maureen Cassidy is a Madison wedding photographer, Madison family photographer & Madison boudoir photographer who loves capturing connections, love and beauty in Wisconsin and around the world. If you would like to send her a message contact her {here}.

LOTS of Family Sessions Going Down This Fall

The fall is big time for family photos!  I have been so busy photographing lots and lots of wonderful families! I would love to showcase each session individually, but for now I wanted to put together some photos from sessions this fall. I know recently I have been blogging a lot of weddings, but truth be told my business is only half weddings.  The rest is families and boudoir. I soooo love being part of families for even a half hour- to hang with, play with, get to know, and of course, photograph the story of a family- especially when I’m able to do so year after year. I have been photographing many of these families for the 4 years I have been in Madison. I love being able to document the playful times parents have with their kids. I strive to get animated photographs that families will treasure for years. Thank you to all of the loving parents and children that trust me to photograph you!

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Also! If you could be so kind and vote for me best of madison photographer I would SOOO appreciate it!

http://madisonmagazine.secondstreetapp.com/l/BOM-2015/Ballot/ArtsampEntertainment

-scroll down to “Photographer” category

-enter “Maureen Cassidy Photography” and enter required info

-you can vote daily-voting ends this Friday!!