Marketing & Sales Director
I’ve been with babbonis for 11 years. Babbonis is my second home and the people I work with are like family. I could NOT love my job any more than I do! When I’m not here, I’m a typical wife and mom to three wonderful babes. Georgia is 15, Fiona is 5 and Leland is 3. Yes, most days at home… I’m exhausted!
I’ve worn many hats at the studio over the years, but about five years ago I transitioned into our View and Order/Sales Department. This position has allowed me to stay at home with my kiddos a few extra days during the week and has given me the opportunity to share with our clients all of the potential their session has to offer.
Our clients see their families, their high school senior, basically watch their memories unfold before them… it’s a special moment, and I’m so blessed that I get to share that with them.
There’s also an aesthetic aspect to the time I get to spend with our clients. I’m usually looking at wall space and helping my client dream of their gallery wall potential. It’s the perfect world of photography, service and interior design all in one. One could say it fills my cup!
I have a passion for photography and people … and in my world they collide daily. The results are LONG LASTING and usually INVAULABLE. I love watching new parents gush over their newborn babies, parents in awe of their high school seniors, and then grandparents who are so proud of the family and legacy they’ve built. I have tissues sitting on my table for a reason! It’s NEVER just about taking pictures.We are creating memories for families, and helping them preserve a precious time that will never be forgotten and always be cherished.
You’ll probably meet me for the first time when you come in for your consultation or your final view and order appointment. We are all about relationship building here at babbonis and we do our best to make sure we are finding ways to make our clients time here memorable and meaningful.
Marketing & Communications Manager
I can’t believe it has been almost 6 years since I started here at the studio. Time flies when you are having fun! Originally, I started as a marketing college student with a passion for photography. Through my time here I’ve transitioned into obtaining many different roles and have settled into the marketing & communications manager position…but it’s so much more than that! I have the opportunity to manage a lot of the behind the scenes work here at the studio. I oversee and create most of our marketing communication activities. In addition to administrative and computer management, I come along side Angie with continuing our local business partnerships as well as constantly develop new ideas for the studio.
You will usually chat with me when you set up your appointments or at your consultation. Client relations has always been one of my favorite parts of my job here. With a strong passion for working with people, it is always a treat to get to know our clients to find out why these photographs are so important to you and how we can make this experience better then you even imagined! To say we love going the extra mile to surpass our client’s expectations would be an understatement. So many of our clients start to feel like close friends and family by the time we hand over their family’s finished art pieces. I feel so blessed to be able to meet so many wonderful people, work in such a life-giving environment and learn form the best in the industry!
Outside of the office I’m a full time wife and mommy. My husband and I were high school sweethearts and got married back in May 2016. Jacob and I just welcomed our first child into the world this past November, little miss Shaelyn. We are so in love with her and our new role as parents! Spending time with friends and family as well as going on adventures with our one-year old puppy are some of my favorite things.
Through the past 6 years I’ve been so blessed to have Wayde photograph my immediate family, husband’s family, our wedding as well as our little girl’s newborn session! These are photograph I will truly treasure for many years to come!
Production & Customer Service Assistant
I’ve been lucky enough to have worked here since May of 2018 and have experienced so much! I feel at home working with everyone and have learned so much from both Angie & Angela regarding marketing, people skills and even life skills. Between attending the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee studying Marketing, to becoming the Marketing Coordinator for UWM’s Habitat for Humanity, working with the team helps with what I can bring to the outside world.
Within the studio you may witness me assisting Wayde with photo sessions, in the office retouching portraits, giving my hand to help Angela & Angie with tasks, or talking to clients over the phone. It always excites me to see new clients come with their families, have fun during their session and then come back to see how wonderful of a job Wayde did. To see the bright smiles of clients faces with the finished products absolutely makes my day.
Outside of work you will spot me watching Netflix, studying at Panera for my classes, or spending quality time with my friends and family. Working alongside the best in the photography scene has increased my knowledge towards technology, societal needs, and marketing strategies. To say the least, I’ve learned a lot these last few months and met some amazing people!