I want your photos to serve as a beautiful reminder of how tiny your newborn felt in your arms, the tiny toddler arms that wrapped around your neck and the child who still puts their hand in yours. And I know you're usually the one behind the camera in your family, rarely in front of it, so let's take an hour to laugh, play, and snuggle, then turn your cherished memories into heirloom artwork that you'll enjoy for many years to come. 

moments you'll want to relive...

Hey Mama, you deserve the best.

Family photographer madison wi

As a busy mother, your time is precious and I know you want to make the most of every moment, age, and stage with your family. Investing in your family or newborn photography experience is a wonderful way to create lasting keepsakes for your family.

Elizabeth Pachniak Photography is a full-service photography experience that strives to help you get your photos off your phone and printed in an album or proudly displayed on your walls so your family can enjoy them for many years to come.

Here's what you can expect...

choose your collection


After your session, you will receive your final images in a beautiful online slideshow! Watch the slideshow as many times as you wish, and then decide which Collection you would like to purchase. Because it's important that everyone walks away with tangible family artwork, every Collection includes a number of Digital Images + complimentary Artwork Credit. Once you purchase your Collection, you'll have 30 days to download your images, place your artwork order, and get excited to enjoy your beautiful images in your home!

session day


We will meet during Golden Hour (the hour before sunset) for outdoor sessions, or mid-morning for indoor sessions. Just show up as you are, ready to love on your family, and I'll take it from there.

My style is a little bit posed, but mostly fun and laid back. I like to get a few shots of everyone smiling at the camera (the good ole Christmas Card shot), but ultimately my goal is to create meaningful images that you will look back on and remember exactly what this time with your family felt like.

plan your session


Once you've browsed around my website and think we might be a good fit, submit the Contact form to learn more about availability, artwork offerings and pricing.

You can book either a single Portrait Session, or join The Milestone Collective, which is a membership option that offers discounts for families who want multiple sessions to document their new baby and all of their sweet details over their first year. 

inquire & book


Once you're booked, we can start planning and preparing for your session. You'll receive a comprehensive Style Guide with access to Style & Select (virtual styling service), or you can borrow from the EPP Client Wardrobe!

You'll also receive an Artwork Guide so you can start thinking about how to you want to bring your photos to life. Choose from a stunning Layflat Album (a client favorite), frame a favorite photo or design the Gallery Wall of your dreams!

Family photographer madison wi

The Milestone Collective is a membership option that offers significant savings for multiple sessions and is the perfect way to capture your baby and all of their sweet details, starting in pregnancy and throughout their first year. The membership includes:

- Your choice of up to 4 Portrait Sessions
- 25 complimentary birth announcements
- $100-$200 Collection discount, per session
- one membership fee, no additional session fees

the milestone collective

A Portrait Session is great for families who are looking for a single newborn, maternity or family photography session and includes:

- a welcome package in the mail to help you prepare for your session
- a comprehensive Style Guide with access to Style & Select, and access to the complimentary EPP Client Wardrobe
- an Artwork Guide to help you bring your photos to life with print
- heirloom quality artwork offerings and design services

Portrait session

The first step in booking your session is to choose your type of session. Choose either a single Portrait Session or The Milestone Collective membership,


It’s important that every family walks away with tangible artwork they can enjoy on their walls or flip through in an album, so in addition to digital images, every Collection includes a complimentary artwork credit to use towards anything in the Gallery Store. 

"Liz has captured my family throughout many sessions, and I will go back to her again and again. She finds the moments in motherhood that are fleeting, and that deserve to be remembered. Liz uncovers the sweet, silly, and authentic moments between me and my kids and turns them into treasured memories. Liz’s talent is witnessing the crazy chaos and magic that is me with my family, and creating photos that reflect the love we have, the memories we make, and the laughter we share. It means so much to me to feel the full weight of love for my children and family reflected in our photos—golden light and all."
                            - M

what clients are saying

The Milestone Collective membership offers significant savings for multiple sessions and is the perfect way to capture your baby and all of their sweet details, starting in pregnancy and throughout their first year. 

Most mom's choose to document a maternity, newborn, 6 and 12 month session, but you can select 3 or 4 sessions from any combination of maternity, hospital fresh 48, newborn, 3 mo, 6 mo, 9 mo, or 12 month sessions.

why join the milestone collective?

Madison Family & Newborn photography

Our Story

Most importantly, I am passionate about motherhood, and while it's incredibly hard sometimes, it's also the most beautiful and meaningful experience. I want you to always have these memories to look back on.

As a mom of three young children myself, I just know how it goes sometimes. I have plenty of tricks to help guide a session along smoothly so it feels enjoyable and effortless. And even if it doesn't feel effortless, I promise we'll still get great photos!

Not only have I sourced stunning, heirloom quality artwork, I also offer artwork design services.

As your family photographer, I know how stressful planning your family photos can be, so I've worked hard to create helpful Styling and Artwork Guides to that will help you feel prepared and excited for your session.

Why choose Elizabeth Pachniak Photography?

Family photographer madison wi

family & newborn photographer serving Madison, WI

Creating meaningful images and heirloom artwork