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Sunday, October 31, 2010

How does this happen???

I feel like I am going to cry. :(

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oliver | Halloween

Halloween is always so fun with a new baby! My older boys are pretty set in their ways with what they want to be for Halloween (a ninja and Jango Fett), but it is free reign with Oliver!
I am the photo mama that tortures her poor child, all in the name of photos! I wanted to get "the back seat" shot like in the movie but Oliver had enough.
Since he can't wear his Hangover costume trick-or-treating this is his warm costume. Can't beat $10 at Old Navy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Back to work!

Hey everyone! In case you're wondering if I fell off the face of the Earth... I'm still here! Last week, there was no school, so in between working, shooting, and having the kids home I didn't have time for much else, especially blogging. I know there are LOTS of you waiting for photos so this is an update. I have the entire week off from shooting this week (yay!) so now I am chained to my computer playing serious catch up! I was hoping to keep up on sneak peeks but there is just not enough time in the day and I had soooooo many sessions in October up to now.

I did manage to sneak in a day off or two last week with my kids while they were home. It was great, I saw my mom for the first time in months and we hit up an apple orchard. The weather has been so wonderful, I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy it! Now back to work...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Oliver | 8 months

It's hard to believe Oliver is 8 months old already! It's all happening too fast again... I just know he'll be walking before he turns one, he is already trying to pull up on anything he can get his hands on. When I realized it was his 8 month birthday, I took him outside for a quick impromptu shoot. This was one of the boys hats I grabbed out of their hat bin.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recent Cuties | Children

I feel like it's been awhile since I've posted any kids on here (other than Oliver). So much to do, so little time, but I just had to post these recent cuties. I am always confused as to what my favorite subject is to shoot. Children can be the most challenging... I think photographing kids can seem so easy for someone just starting out, but there are so many factors that go into it. Everything has to come together just right and when it does... man there's nothing more rewarding!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Cassie and Brad | Engaged!

Cassie and Brad chose to shoot their session in Northfield and I couldn't be more happy with the results! We had so much fun and the perfect warm autumn evening.

Cassie has the best smile ever!

What better way to end the night than a cold beer?
Thanks guys! Can't wait for your wedding next summer!

Heather, Travis, Emily and Lucas | Family

This is a bit of a special post... Travis has completed his training and is being deployed to Afghanistan next week. They have never taken any lifestyle type portraits so I was so happy to capture these for their family during his short visit home. The last time he was home he saw Lucas being born and the next time he will see him won't be until next year some time. :( I know Heather didn't think the session went well so I wanted to get these up to show her my captures.
Best of luck to your family and a BIG thank you to Travis for serving our country!

October is booked.

October has been booked yet I keep taking that "one more session" and the requests keep rolling in so I am putting it out there that I AM OFFICIALLY BOOKED. Hopefully this will stop me now.

Now I need to schedule myself two months of vacation to recover from all of these sessions.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

What should Oliver be for Halloween?

Leave a comment below if you have a suggestion! Check out all of the options here.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Haley | Mankato West Senior Photographer

A beautiful senior on the blog for this week.

I am currently working on August weddings, and sessions from the 2nd and 3rd weeks of September... so yes, I am very behind! :( It doesn't help that I am shooting almost every day/night so I don't have many full days in the office and it also doesn't help that Oliver is now CRAWLING! :P I haven't fully baby proofed the house yet and I am constantly sweeping and cleaning the floors scanning for Legos and other little things he could eat. To say I am busy is an understatement that's for sure.

I am loving the weather though and am so glad for all my clients that are scheduled this time of year. Thanks for hanging in there and being so patient!