About Ladybug Photography and Photographers
Ladybug Photography by Bekky Murphy was established as an LLC in 2014. We added an in-home studio space in 2016. In 2017, we started teaching Basic DSLR camera classes during the wintertime. We are a husband-wife team for weddings and many other shoots. Gordon specializes in lighting and landscape photography. Bekky is your main photographer. :) We are available for photography in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois and traveling as well. We are mostly serving the Coulee Region Area which includes: La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, West Salem, Sparta, Tomah, Winona, Stoddard, etc.
Bekky Murphy, Photographer
I have always been fascinated by photography since a very young age. When we visited my grandparents, you could always find me looking through the old family photos. I would also "pretend" to take photos with the antique cameras that my Grandparent's used years before. Fun fact: You'll find these located in my studio now.
My husband, Gordon, gave me my first DSLR in 2013 and I soon learned how to shoot in Manual mode and RAW. Over the last few years, I've taken every moment to learn more about posing, lighting, editing, business, social media, etc.
I have a fun, full of life personality and I like to take the time to get to know all of our clients. I always say that you come to me as clients and leave as friends. Photo shoots are relaxed, fun and easy going -- because that's the best way for natural smiles! I have actually heard multiple times at the end of the session how fun and easy it was for their family. I am really good with kids and thoroughly enjoy working with them!
I lead a pretty busy lifestyle, but I wouldn’t want it any other way! When I’m not shooting or editing, I’m caring for our daughter, Keeley, our two Irish Wolfhounds, Keeva and Whiskee and our giant cat, Smokey. Before I was a photographer, I went to Winona State University and graduated with three Bachelor’s Degrees. My background is in non-profit work, and I currently work a full-time work from home job for the Textbook & Academic Authors Association.
Gordon Murphy, Assistant & Second Shooter Photographer
Photography has become a lifestyle for me. This is the way I can share all of my interests with everyone. I love being outdoors! Hiking, mountain biking, fishing and boating are a few of my hobbies. I have discovered that there is much more to a narrative of an activity when you show someone the photographs taken while doing that activity. Great photos get people interested, they ask more questions and it gets their wheels turning.
Besides capturing outdoor activities, I have found a profound passion for the technical side of recording light. Every situation is different and the challenge of conveying emotion, action, and light really interests me! Many times during portrait photo shoots, you’ll see me working as Bekky’s assistant helping with the lighting and posing.
In 2012, I met my now wife, Bekky, and we have been ridiculously in love ever since. I also work full - time as a tool maker in the tool room at Chart.
We can't wait to meet your family! :) Here are a few of our personal photos. We often like to challenge ourselves and take our own photos. :)