As an Oconomowoc family photographer I’m always on the look out for beautiful outdoor landscapes that wow my clients. When I sat down with the mom of this beautiful family she suggested her in-law’s home on Lac la Belle as the setting for their portrait session. She handed me a small picture in a frame and explained where it was located. Turns out it the property was part of the Montgomery Ward estate back in the early 1920s and one which I was already familiar (street-side anyway). If you live in Oconomowoc you probably know the one too! The beautiful brick turret next to Bender Beach used to be Montgomery Ward’s bird house.

To say I was excited to view the property from inside the ivy-adorned reclaimed brick wall is a giant understatement.

Unfortunately shortly after we had all arrived on the day of the session it started pouring down rain as they were showing me around the property. I joked that we had a good trial run and we rescheduled for another day.

I guess second time’s a charm becauses we lucked out with a perfect summer day! I thoroughly enjoyed chasing around their littles while capturing the spirit of their family all while admiring the gorgeous gardens and lake view. What a day!

I just adore these images!
Three year old boy kissing his black labrador dog outside Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle Three siblings tickling each other and laughing outside Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle Mom holding three year old son in candid moment outside Oconomowoc home on Lac la Belle Dad holding up this three children at once outside Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle Five year old girl posing for professional portrait outside Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle Mom with her three children in candid moment laughing together while tickling outside Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle Three year old boy posing for professional portrait outside Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle Five year old girl leaping into air off stairs of Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle Seven year old boy posing for professional portrait outside Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle Couple laughing and posing for professional portrait outside of Oconomowoc family home on Lac la Belle

Julie Collins Photography is an Oconomowoc Family Photographer located in beautiful Lake Country, WI who loves capturing true emotions and candid moments that help tell the story of the families she works with.  If you’re looking for an Oconomowoc Family Photographer, send a message to chat!

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