Candid Milwaukee Birth Photographer | Roland {Just Born}


I consider my job to be privilege most of the time, but some days are super special.
When my beautiful friend/colleague/neighbor invited me to the hospital for a Just Born session for her newest little one, I was honored.
To be able to capture such precious moments for someone who truly appreciates them
(in the same way that I do, as a photographer) is beyond words.

I love this family… and look, now there’s one more!

Roland James Byron Schleicher

June 6, 2014
6:22 A.M.
9 pounds, 12 ounces
22 inches

(with lots of soft dark hair)


Live Birth Photography in Milwaukee | Arlo {just born}

We all have our wishes, dreams and plans for our children… starting with the day they’re born.
Arlo’s parents had planned on a natural, home birth, with their three older children present.
 But a grand entrance all of his own is what this peanut had in mind for his birthday.

His mom regularly carries her babies past their due dates… like 3-4 weeks past their due dates!  So by the fourth time around
she certainly knew the drill.  But when a routine stress test detected no movement from baby 3 weeks past his due date,
she was sent to the hospital to be induced.  And when baby proved to be under too much stress, an emergency C-section was in order.
I wasn’t able to photograph the C-section, but being there to capture the first time Arlo met his older siblings the next morning
was definitely the very next best thing, and couldn’t have been any sweeter.

It wasn’t what they had planned for, but just look at what they were given!

Arlo Langston Willacker 
born 11.12.13
9 lbs. 10 oz.  21 inches

Milwaukee Wisconsin Live Birth Photography | Introducing New Photography Services

The most miraculous experience… even more memorable than your wedding day, is the arrival of a child.

I’m so excited to announce a new documentary style photography service.  Little Giant Photography is now offering Live Birth Photography Sessions!

Each birth experience is very different and absolutely amazing.  Childbirth teaches you so much about your abilities as a woman, about your
relationship with your partner, and the entirely new capacity to love another person more than you ever thought possible.
It’s first breaths, first cries, and gazing into the eyes of love of your life for the very first time.

I am honored to share in your experience, and to capture your precious memories with timeless documentary photography.
And I promise to try not to cry… too much.

If you or someone you know is interested in the very special experience of Live Birth Photography, please contact
Little Giant Photography for more information. | | 414-916-1481


Milwaukee Live Birth Photographer | Happy Birthday Pippa!


Some moments in life are simply miraculous. Birthing a baby (especially a first baby) is at the top of the list.
Learning just what your body and spirit are capable of is one of the most empowering experiences a woman can have.  And while
the experience isn’t necessarily pretty, it is absolutely glorious and beautiful.
And these are the moments that turn into stories that last a lifetime.
I’m so honored that Abby and Zak invited me to be a part of their story.

Abby’s water broke nearly a full 24 hours earlier and labor progressed very slowly over that time.  When they let me know that Abby was finally at 5cm
and receiving small doses of pitocin to help things along, I headed right over to the hospital.
And by the time I arrived, Abby was already pushing.  Then almost 30 minutes later, the world was one person bigger, and
Abby and Zak were surprised with a sweet baby girl.  The doctor and nurses placed baby on mom’s chest before even looking to see what the sex was.
So when we all started wondering and asking, we all took a peak together before the room broke out in a joyous “IT”S A GIRL”!

Abby was so strong and amazing, and was able to keep to her birth plan of delivering her baby completely naturally.
I am totally in awe of her, and so happy for her and Zak.  They’re going to be great parents… and are in for one awesome ride!

Pippa Louise

born October 3, 2012 10:01 am

7lb 12oz

21 inches

Milwaukee Live Birth Photographer | Happy Birthday Louis

There are few experiences in life that are truly amazing… childbirth is definitely one of them.

When Cory and Jeremy invited me into the delivery room to welcome their newest family member I was thrilled, it was my first opportunity
to photograph a live birth.  I’ve been photographing their first daughter Darla for a couple of years and it’s so exciting to see their family grow.

When they let me know they were heading to the hospital we assumed we’d still have a bit of a wait ahead of us.  But only an hour later it seemed like baby
would arrive at any minute!  I literally ran through parking lots and hospital hallways (camera in tow) to try an make it in time.  But I made it.

Cory was so brave and strong, and Jeremy so gentle and nurturing to her.
After about 5 or 6 pushes, their were happily surprised with their first son.
Louis came into the world on a quiet Sunday evening, though he didn’t come quietly…

This was a truly beautiful and magical experience.

Congratulations to Cory and Jeremy and big sis Darla!  You are in for the best ride ever, as your family grows… so does your love.

Louis Matthew
born September 2, 2012  10:30 pm
7 lb. 12 oz.
20.5 inches

plus 2 inches of black hair! ♥