I’ve grown up in this little beach town of Excelsior, MN, and it’s a favorite spot to click child & family photo sessions. I saw a wonderful story written about a pretty mainstreet mural painting. Always nice to hear the tales behind someone’s art! Here is the link: ~~~ CLICK ~~~ The mural was…Read details
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Back to School photos are fun and adorable. I’ve always been so busy with my own trio this time of year (where DID the summer go?) so I usually don’t have BTS Mini’s…. so here’s a fun idea I put on MY PINTEREST you can click yourself. And don’t forget to take a photo of…Read details
I am not a fashionista. Let’s just get that stated right off the bat, but we are going to talk about what to wear for your child & family photo session. Between lots of little kids running under foot, a mom-bod I’m not proud of, and well, the fact I’d rather go bald and turn green…Read details
I saw a couple child & family portraits done like this on good ol’ Pinterest, and couldn’t resist the temptation to recreate. With just the right family, in just the right place (after all, we needed a few tricks and help to build the pieces of this shot) I think we made a masterpiece! I’m…Read details
Always be yourself.
Unless you can be a Mermaid.
Then always be a Mermaid.
(a huge thank you to Melanie & family for helping with my model call this summer! Your girls are adorable!)
“I just want 1000 photos on a disk with a copyright release. For $50. I’ll just print them up at Wal-Mart.” Um, no. WHY? I admit. I wasn’t aware of all the “behind the scenes” details to the world of photography when I was consumed with a hundred other things in life. I didn’t get…Read details
Here’s a peek at the sweetest session ever! More to come, but a huge thank you to everyone that came together to play “So I wanna try something…” ~ Now booking family sessions for this fall – and filling up fast! Check out my Facebook page for a link to win a 16×24 canvas…Read details
My husband is out of town a lot. The kids have camp. We’re at the cabin most weekends. It’s hard to line everyone up. I hate my entire closet. Shopping is a pain. We’re so busy this summer. I don’t have the time. It’s too much money. My kids won’t behave. My husband won’t behave.…Read details
Late this spring I hauled my minions west of Minnetonka, MN to Collegeville, MN by the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. Here sits the stick house titled “Lean on Me” and I created a little “Red Riding Hood” concept with them. Our backdrop was one of the wonderful creations by artist Pat Dougherty. More…Read details
What a charming evening with these little ladies! Such a fun & happy family, transplants from Nashville and the west coast…. here to see what Minnesota has to offer and she did NOT disappoint! ~ More to come ~ The Burwell House in Minnetonka, MN has some great history, and their gardens and landscapes are…Read details
A conversation I’ve had 2000 times with 2000 moms: Me: No, sit there and grab the girls. And the dog. It’ll be a…Read details
Here in Minnesota, we have approximately 126,720 minutes of summer. And I’m not about to waste a single one of them. Here’s our bucket list for summer, and my vows to my children, in no particular order. You’re welcome to add yours, swipe them or share! 1. Jump in mud puddles 2. Camp, camp…Read details