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Monday, September 27, 2010

Happy Monday!

Just a couple of announcements, my all-day sessions on Saturday, October 16th are officially booked. I am taking names for the waiting list in case there is a cancellation. If you haven't already sent your deposit, please do so to hold your time slot. If it is not received one week prior to the session I will be in the position to open up your slot to someone on the waiting list. In all fairness, I need to be able to book the slot if you should decide at the last minute not to do photos.

The end of August and first two weeks of September were jam packed with back to back sessions so if you are still waiting, I am still plugging through those and it won't be much longer. Just an FYI!

Here's a little cutie to brighten up your Monday:

I've got another business that I'm working on that I CAN'T WAIT to share with you... I worked on it a bit this weekend and it's got me all pumped.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Oli-lion | 7 months

oh. my. goodness.
I need to get him into modeling. It's not just that I think he's cute but he really loves this! When we do these shoots, I don't even need to say anything, I put the camera up to my face and he starts beaming and "performing." He loves it!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sarah's House | HGTV

When I'm not watching Felicity while editing, I'm watching DVR'd episodes of Sarah's House on HGTV. I'm not even sure when the show is on, but I came across it one day and fell in love! Sarah is so great and Tommy is hilarious and their style is impeccable. I love how she uses a mix of old and new when she designs her rooms and almost always uses wood treatments on the walls like wainscoting or barn board ceilings. The show has two seasons based on two different houses she bought and renovated room by room. The first, a 60's back split and the second, an old farmhouse. Of course she has a huge budget when decorating but my favorite are the antique yard finds that she either reupholsters or turns into functional pieces, like bathroom vanities for instance.

Here's just a few of the rooms from the old farmhouse. That is my dream someday, to buy an old farmhouse and fix it up!

BabyLegs | 50% off sale!

My current obsession... BabyLegs! I've been buying them like crazy for Oliver and after today's sale, he will now own 13 pairs. :) I didn't have to talk myself into them because I also get to use them at the studio for my baby sessions! I fell in love with them when they first came out and clients would bring them along. Now I have my own baby old enough to wear them so wear them he will!

I had to share this awesome sale with you in case you want to add to your collection (or start a new one!). BabyLegs is offering 50% off when you spend $50 or more + free shipping. This is too good to pass up, especially since they are regularly $12/pair. Stock up now! I think the sale ends today...

Use code FALL50 at the checkout.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Alissa & Adam | Engaged!

Alissa and Adam met in the grandstand of the Jordan baseball field where Adam plays. We had the perfect late summer night for photos and I can't wait for their wedding a year from now!

This one's for you Adam. :)

Jessi and Family | Anniversary Photos

Jessi is a photographer and booked me to shoot some family photos for her since she is always behind the camera (sounds too familiar!). It was Jessi's 12 year anniversary and after 4 kids she popped back into her wedding dress for some fun photos. It was such a fun session and I cannot stress enough how good her kids were! We were getting eating alive by mosquitoes but the kids didn't even break out of their smiles. Their mommy has them trained so well, they were a photographer's dream!

This was so fun and I have a similar goal to fit back into my wedding dress for my 10 year anniversary next May. I think it's a great goal since I didn't like my wedding pictures and would love to re-do them!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hey look, it's Oliver!

I sent this photo to the shop owner who makes these onesies but forgot about it. I was surprised to see his photo while doing a onesie search on Etsy.

Awwww, that's my sweetie pie!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friends reunited | Oliver and Noah

Oliver saw his friend Noah this weekend and I just had to post this. Oliver was born in February and Noah was born just a month later in March. Now look at the two of them in September!

And it happens just like that.
I seriously have a zillion sessions I want to post from the past few weeks of shooting but that also means I have a zillion galleries to put up too!

I had a great weekend! Shooting was minimal and I had some relaxing time with family during New Prague's Dozinky festival. I took mostly mental photos as I am not one of those moms to lug my big camera everywhere and my point and shoot battery wasn't charged. Sometimes it's just nice to take a break from the responsibilities of feeling like I need to capture every moment and just enjoy myself.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

It's that time of year again...

I'm editing like crazy, glued to my computer and on my laptop next to me I've got a Felicity marathon going. If you're new to my blog, Felicity is my favorite show of all time. I have the series on DVD and watched all four seasons twice last year during the busy season. Of course I religiously watched it when it first aired on television years ago.

I don't know what it is about it that I love so much... the cuteness of Keri Russell, the Ben vs. Noel love triangle, or just the fabulous writing. Even though I've seen each episode over and over I don't mind being glued to my computer with my favorite show running by my side. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Allie and Thor | Engaged!

Allie booked me for her 2011 wedding via email purely from a recommendation. That is always so flattering when that happens! As we began to "talk" and figure things out, we discovered that we both live in the same lil' town! I am so excited for their spring wedding!

Although you can't tell in the photos, we were getting EATEN ALIVE by mosquitos! I am so excited for them to die already!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Michelle | Mankato East Senior Photographer

I had such a fun session with Michelle and her sister! We chose the city for something different and I was really excited about our captures! Here's a few of my favorites:

Oliver | 7 months

I wish my baby a happy 7 months old today! Where does the time go? He's starting the crawling process by scooting around on his tummy and getting up on one knee. I'm in trouble soon!

Alice | Mankato West Senior Photographer

Alice is the coolest. At her young age, she's already been to (and lived in) more countries than I'll probably ever visit in my lifetime. We had a great session, she was so easy to photograph!