winter session

BEHIND THE SCENES | GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

Strong Women empower other women, and we rise together. Here we have the Behind The Scenes images from our Fierce Women Rise Styled Shoot. I met Alysce a year ago at a Tuesday's Together meeting here in Green Bay. The Rising Tide Society has opened up so many relationships and has been such a blessing in my life. I met both Alysce and Dana thru our group, along with some of the most creative and amazing people who really rally together and build each other up. 

The day included hair, makeup, and behind the scenes photos while the ladies got Maggie ready. She already had her outfits styled and laid out when we arrived. When all was perfection we set off on our adventure to Barkhausen Waterfowl, it set a stage for the perfect location. Alysce had told me she wanted a row of tall pines and we found just that among these tall pines. We took small breaks allowing Maggie to warm back up, sipping hot tea that Dana brought (man, that girl is smart) and put warmers in her boots. Pretty glad I packed an extra pair of snow boots at this point, thankfully they fit her. After a short drive to our second location at Wesquiock Falls, we strapped on our ice cleats and made our way down to the falls. If you haven’t seen a frozen over waterfall in person before, put that on your to do list for next winter, because it is glorious. Maggie of course rocked that location and owned that ice like a boss. On to the last location and it was a race to beat the sun before it left for the day. That phrase “chasing light,” it’s a real thing yo! We arrived at the edge of the bay at Red River Park, hopped out of the car. Maggie in heels. Alysce and Dana carried her onto the ice, we snapped a few images before Maggie froze completely and then off to the car again to warm up. We headed our froze toes back to our original location where we got ready for the day and packed everything away, chatted about all the incredible things we just did, snapped a photo of all of us together (minus Troy, who clearly took the picture) and said our goodbyes. I can not say enough good things about working with these ladies. They are each magnificent in their own way but boy are we a force to be reckoned with as a team. Please check these talented ladies out, I have listed their social media links below the post. 

Here's a wonderful blog post written by Alysce, the hair artist and creator of this vision. See the full blog post with images from this conceptual shoot. Full blog post here.

Be on the lookout for branding session collections, because girl!!! this is just the beginning of something badass! If you need behind the scenes, day in your life, lifestyle in your pj's eating pizza with your hubs, or headshots. I'm your little lady, and let's get snapping'. Ask about our BUILDING BRANDS DISCOUNT. Only 3 spots left.

TALENTED VENDORS

MODEL & WARDROBE STYLIST: MAGGIE MAE INSTAGRAM: @MAGGIEEMAEE 

HAIR & CONCEPT: ALYSCE MARIE  INSTAGRAM: @ALYSCEMARIE FACEBOOK: ALYSCE MARIE 

MAKEUP: DANA MICHELE INSTAGRAM: @DANAMICHELE_MAKEUP FACEBOOK: MAKEUPDANAMICHELE 

PHOTOGRAPHER: ELLE HELGESON INSTAGRAM: @ELLEHELGESON FACEBOOK: ELLEXTROYPHOTOGRAPHY

Winter Mini Sessions - Available NOW!

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For the first time ever we are offering MINI SESSIONS.

Why now, you ask? It's here already. Winter that is, and I was not ready for it for the first time in years. I love cold weather, like really love it. So with that being said. Our Wedding Season has ended for the year and I'm just not done snapping photos of rad people who become our friends.

Who are these for?                                                                                                                      

Couples in love. Be it your engaged, married, or somewhere in between. We love capturing your story at any stage along the way. My biggest regret in Marriage is not having our photos taken at least once a year of Troy & I.

Single parents! We think your incredibly strong and deserving of a cost break. Let us document you and your littles playing and spending some much desired time together. 

Maternity. A great way to get a Winter Maternity session and not have to bare the cold for very long. No one should miss out on baby bump images because it's frigid.

Small families. This includes families with one child who wants some fun images of their family spending time outdoors running and playing and spending some good quality time together.

What to expect: I am a huge lover and promoter of spending quality time with your loved ones, which usually looks like being in nature running around unposed and only slightly directed. We do always sneak in a few portraits to please Grandma and one for Mom's wall. Otherwise, my prompts are low key. We spend your session going through the typical motions of life, as you would when I'm not around. For couples this looks a little different and there's a bit more prompting of loving on each other. Who wouldn't want to spend some time snuggling and kissing on your loved one? 

Collections Includes:                                                                                                                           

  • 30 minute session with Elle.

  • 10-15 Final Edited Images

  • Online Gallery (Share, Download, & Order Prints)

  • High Resolution Downloads with Printing Release

The time slots are as follows:

  • Saturday Dec 2nd @ 8:00AM / 8:45AM / 2:30PM / 3:15PM

  • Sunday Dec 3rd @ 8:00AM / 8:45AM

  • Saturday Dec 9th @ 8:00AM / 8:45AM

  • Sunday Dec 10th @ 2:30PM / 3:15PM

EMAIL to reserve your spot today! Only a few spots left, our schedule is filling up fast!

Location: We have two locations, our morning and evening spots will be different due to lighting. Both locations are beautiful this time of year. Location will disclosed in our email.

Cost: $200
To save your spot we require a $50 retainer. The remaining balance is due at the time of service.

Spots are limited and this is the first time we have ever offered mini sessions. This is a BIG deal for us. Send us an email to brighten our day letting us know your interested and a email will be returned to you within 24 hours giving you all the details and offering of times! We can't wait to capture your love, be it with your significant other, your child, or your little family. Email elle@ellextroy.com to schedule your session today!