Linda Smallpage

It’s clear to anyone who sees me work, that I absolutely love photographing real people’s lives. There is beauty in unplanned, candid expressions that are so alive in you and I find them in all kinds of photography. Clients are naturally inspiring in their own ways. Your wedding and lifestyle portraits will reflect your story, humor, and persona. Your professional business image will be personable and help you connect with your audience. Finding that joy and capturing that essence, is the richly rewarding part of being a photographer for people’s lives.

I’m a second-generation Milwaukee photographer; it’s a career lifestyle in our family. I can remember checking the refrigerator drawer after my dad’s wedding shoots to see if he had been sent home with any extra goodies. Those were always the weekend mornings that we let him sleep in as we ate wedding cake for breakfast. The somewhat magical art of film handling and tray print processing was learned at home in my father’s dark room. Today’s trend in digital processing emulates the subtle tones and colors of film that are second nature to me. It’s a very exciting time to be a photographer with the best technology at hand, backed by my knowledge of the analog world.

Boutique Photographer is a place to find personal service for uniquely handcrafted photography. Tailored shot lists, creative styling, and location scouting all contribute to the making of your session even more personal. I enjoy hearing what is important to you and can appreciate that it’s not the same for everyone. All these elements combined ensure that your full experience is exclusive to you. Even post-production has it’s own touch. I invite you to visit the studio to collaborate on album choices, put together your own wall art collection, or for paper lovers, I’m offering something special – a fine art line of gorgeous prints on specialty papers.

Photographing People at Work, Play, and in Love
…& sometimes dogs.