About Me

Why I shoot - BMae Photography

I never knew I had the photographer bug in me until I had my first daughter. I guess you can say she brings out the artist in me.  I learned shooting and editing techniques by taking a picture of her (literally) every day for the first year of her life, project 365.   I guess you can say I am now “Photography Obsessed”!

Why the name BMae? The name Mae runs in the family. I had a wonderful grandmother who was an avid photographer as well whose name was Shirley Mae and my daughter’s name is Brynlee Mae.  You could say photography runs in my family from my grandmother Shirley Mae to my godmother Mary Ann.  These amazing, strong women capture lots of photos of our loved ones which in turn helped our family through some very tough times in our lives.   I am also very lucky to have parents who have taught me that the sky is the limit and have always supported me.  

Why the tiger swallowtail butterfly in the logo? My grandfather passed away recently and we were very close.  I grew up on our family farm with my grandparents as my neighbors and saw them every day. They taught me many things about life.  When my grandpa passed away for about a week I had a tiger swallowtail butterfly following me and my daughter around.  I like to think it is his way of letting us know he is watching over us.  

I specialize in photographing newborns, kiddos, families and weddings, but am not afraid to try something new too! My style is candid, carefree and creative!  I want my photos to capture moments and inspire memories so you and your loved ones can have them forever.

I limit myself to a few sessions a month so I can spend quality time editing images and getting them to my clients in a timely fashion.  One of the things I discovered along side of finding my passion for photography is the art of editing photos.   It takes a great amount of practice to take a perfect image straight out of the camera and even more practice navigating lightroom and photoshop.  Editing is truly and art and I spend a great deal of time after a shoot find tuning images   On average, for one hour of shooting, I spend six editing!  

If you are interested please book a few months in advance to make sure you get a session during the time of year you would like.   

Thank you for your interest!

Bridget Mae

One of my favorite places on the farm

Brynlee Mae and Shirley Mae
At Ephraim beach in Door County, Wisconsin

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