Built in the late 1800's, my studio is home to great history & memories. A childhood dream was realized when I opened my boutique style photography studio loft in this unique space filled with character. The space combined with our location in the quaint downtown area of Hudson, WI offers the capability for custom photography sessions indoors in addition to personalized on-location sites. My signature portrait style consists of simple,

yet strong composition resulting in images that are both honest and highly emotive. Foregoing stiff poses and forced smiles, I interact with subjects in such a way that unveils their distinct personalities. This approach combined with exquisite attention to detail provides for a comfortable and relaxed photo session and extraordinary images.

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Children, Family.

Universal Language…

One thing I rely heavily on during a typical photo session is my ability to communicate with my subjects.  It’s something I’ve really come to love about my job.  However, when this little tyke came into the studio for his one year photos I was presented with a bit of a challenge…he only speaks Finnish.  Some of you may remember him from his newborn session last year where I explained that both of his parents are from Finland, but moved here where Antti (Dad) could pursue his career.  As I started the session I quickly realized that my usual tactics of engaging a child were going to be tough.   I had to think fast so I found a camera and showed him the ropes for a few minutes.  It didn’t take him long to put two and two together and he turned on the charm.  Regardless of the language barrier, we had a great time working together and I got a kick out of his reactions to some of my antics.  Happy Birthday, little man!

4 Comments Recorded

  • liz de puydt says:

    what a beautiful session, jamie. i love his suspenders, hat and his how his cute little personality shines through! he just looks so european, you captured all that so well… xo, liz

  • Grandmother Sirpa from Finland says:

    Isnt he so nice! I miss him. Next month we shall meet, I am going to come to see him. Greetins from Finland to Jamie, we met a year ago.

  • Great photos! Nice guy! Camera looks well in his hands He is a photographer to be:) Undoubtedly

  • Corey Sewell says:

    Beautiful work, Jamie! I especially love the camera shots – too cute! I would never have guessed there was a language barrier.

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