1. Oops, wrong photo 2. Cutting down our Christmas tree 3. My forever view 4. Christmas card from my favorite Cabanela patient 5. Clothes shopping with Brian 6. Oh, Christmas tree 7. Carter’s 100th win 8. Spring Training baby 9. Spotty loves snow 10. Cute snowman gift from my coworker Jodi 11. Steph & Jordan’s save the dates 12. New furnace 13. New do 14. Wrestling at the Christmas tourney 15. Cheap gas 16. Christmas cut outs 17. Gift for the Adams family 18. Boettcher’s Christmas card template 19. James gets in the picture with One Direction 20. Drift 21. Swarovski ornament from Dr. Dahm 22. Brian and I celebrating another $1000+ sale 23. Cute kid 24. Mismatched shoes at church 25. Christmas ice fishing 26. Stewartville boys basketball team poster is about to be revealed 27. Selfie 28. Henry’s custom image box 29. Family Christmas 30. Kate is glamorous 31. Getting ready to pop the cork
I have been a little MIA from posting lately as I have been spending my time getting caught up on the year end rush. It’s been an incredible fall season, minus the illnesses, and I am very thankful for the wonderful families that have chosen me as their photographer, for letting me into your homes and allowing me to get to know you all while capturing those precious memories of your sweet families! I love this aspect of my job so much.
Most of all, I am thankful to my wonderful family! They unconditionally support my passion for photography, even if it means that I am missing out on time with them. They put up with my late nights editing, my photography gear and props that have taken over our house, dinners at the table amongst piles of photography magazines, products and paperwork and listening to me whine when my hand and arm are going numb from spending hours at my computer. They load and unload my vehicle with all of my gear, they pose for pictures so I can practice new techniques and set-ups and they listen to me talk photography more than any family should have to tolerate. They truly are amazing!
I am really going to make a better effort to get IN the pictures WITH them this year. I want so much to have those same precious memories with my family. I want my son to have pictures of us together and be able to look back years from now and remember the fun that we had and how much he was loved. I want to get those pictures OFF my computer so they don’t live and die there, unseen. Yes, it’s time for me to update all those photos in frames, albums and canvases on my walls as well 🙂 I believe that every family should surround themselves with images of the people they love. Actual prints that will stand the test of time, not just a digital copy that someday will be obsolete.
With that said, here is our annual family photo in front of our Christmas tree. I love seeing how much we have changed and how much James has grown. It’s been a few years since we’ve had a family picture with Spotty so we were able to get one with him this year too, after all, he is an important member of our family too! I hope you all got to spend time with your families over the holidays as well! Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and wonderful start to your New Year, from our family to yours!
Brian’s sister is getting married!!! We snuck out after Thanksgiving dinner to The Hormel Nature Center in Austin, MN for a few family and engagement photos. I have been busy designing Steph and Jordan’s Christmas/Save the Dates cards. Those are under wraps for now, but here’s a couple of my favorites from their session.
This is their gorgeous daughter, McKenna. She is full of sass and lots of smiles! Her mom said this photo totally captures her personality 🙂
1. Sick at home watching Grey’s Anatomy 2. James’ band concert 3. Spotty misses Brian while he’s in California visiting Brad 4. Still sick, more Grey’s 5. Deathly ill at the doctor’s office 6. I voted 7. Hot chocolate 8. Editing Anna’s session 9. Watching Gopher wrestling 10. James after the Gamehaven 5 mile run 11. Hot chocolate 12. It’s snowing 13. Nathan’s custom image box 14. Starbucks 15. Thanks Anna 16. Sunset 17. Boettcher family session 18. James enjoying BWW 19. New website 20. Packaging up more great products 21. My custom iPhone case 22. BP’s turkey coma 23. Buck Hill is making snow 24. Rockets Red and Black Intersquad Scrimmage 25. Stephanie and Jordan’s engagement session 26. AEIOU 27. Kiss album 28. Kiss album 29. Thanks boys 30. A friend showing me the way her CD was delivered to her by wedding photog…this makes me sad and just another reason why I only offer my clients the best products