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Alabaster Photos, LLC

Local maternity photographer located in New Richmond, Wisconsin

So, you’ve welcomed a beautiful new baby into your life, and suddenly, your world has been turned upside down. Amid the sleepless nights, diaper changes, and endless cuddles, finding time to nurture friendships can feel like an impossible task. Trust me, I’ve been there! But, I’m here to tell you that connecting with other new […]

Mom Groups: The Easiest Ways to Connect with Other New Moms | New Richmon, WI

Dear Postpartum mama, The last 2 months have been exhausting right? You’re hanging in there, but sometimes you need to permit yourself to rest! If you need that permission, here it is. Your kids are ok with the iPad time they’re getting. It’s ok that you haven’t put on “real” pants yet. Take a break, […]

Relief Letter to the PostPartum Mom | New Richmond, WI

Wisconsin family photographer

As a Wisconsin Family Photographer and being a mom of two myself, I know becoming a mom is a beautiful, challenging, and transformative journey. It’s filled with moments that tug at your heartstrings, make you question your abilities, and leave you in awe. Amidst the sleepless nights, diaper changes, and endless cuddles, there are some […]

Wisconsin Family Photographer Wisdom

lifestyle newborn photography

Hello, fellow parents and soon-to-be parents! ? Today, I want to share with you why capturing your newborn’s precious moments from the comfort of your home is an absolute game-changer! 1️⃣ Cozy & Familiar Environment: Your home is where your little one feels safest and most comfortable. Photographing them here allows their true personality to […]

Capturing Your Newborn Photos at Home: A Brilliant Idea!

You’ve likely heard the saying, “Time flies when it comes to kids!” Whether cradling that new baby or awaiting their arrival, it’s important to cherish these first two weeks with your newborn. Bringing your baby home for the first time can be a bit overwhelming. Here are some helpful tips from a mom in New […]

How to enjoy the first 2 weeks with your newborn | New Richmond, WI

photograph of mom laying on blanket with daughters

Grief has a way of permeating every aspect of our lives, leaving us searching for solace and healing. For me, that journey led me back to newborn photography, a passion I had once set aside. My choice to begin a photography business brought healing, and connection with others, and honored my late father’s memory. Newborn […]

Healing Through being Newborn Photographer

photograph of mom laying on blanket with daughters

I am tired from a lack of sleep that only a mama knows. I am fueled with coffee and thinking of more coffee. I am tired.

Today I am Tired

Mandie Schug with daughters

As I write about becoming a parent to a tiny human, I think about life right as a stay-at-home-mom to a 2.5-year-old and an 8-month-old. This is not at all where I imagined my life to be at this moment a month and a half away from turning 40. I was recently told by a very very young-looking cashier that 30 was really old; what does that make 40? That’s not the point of this rant.

Being a Mom with a small business