Life Through My Iphone | December

 

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

Merry Christmas From My Family To Yours!

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!

Soon to be Mr. and Mrs | Northfield, MN Engagement Photographer

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 🙂

Life Through My Iphone | November

 

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