“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France Buddy is getting on in years, and I was honored to capture the memory of his life and faithful friendship with Steve & Kristi. Our dogs are our treasured family, and their mark on our lives is wonderfully deep.
A father & son have a bond like no other. Big families, tiny families – all have memories to capture and cherish. Stay grateful for all that you have, and hold them close today.
I love family photos with young children, but I love it even more when it’s with my tribe; and these are my people. Lovely fall color, goofy kids and good friends!
Adding a second child takes your lives up more than one notch! I love capturing the first few weeks of the blur of chaos, exhaustion, love and excitement of the second or third arrival. Getting into your home with a lifestyle newborn session lets me capture emotions as they show up in your everyday lives….
Hovander Park is beautiful in the fog! And a lovely creamy backdrop for this kid’s adorable cheeky grin. Thanks for bringing mom & dad along for family photos, little scamp!
Your family is your most valuable asset in this life; related or chosen, they are the people you cherish the most when it comes right down to it. When my families want to include their other close family members in their annual photo session, it adds such an incredible dynamic to the energy and emotion…
Some of my dearest friends asked me to come out to a favorite park of theirs to do family photos; but the day of the session, the rain was doing its off-again-on-again thing. So instead, we met up at their gorgeous home in Blaine and tried our darndest to get the best of the weather!…
When everyone is finally together again, it’s a beautiful thing. I love big families who love each other. ❤
This gorgeous family is adding one more rambunctious ball of joy soon, and we caught the perfect last light of the day for their maternity photos at Tennant Lake on the backside of Hovander Park.
Moving across the country as a young family is a massive adventure; and our friends are undertaking this adventure with great excitement. Before they left, however, they wanted to capture a few lasting of memories where they began their family and have spent so many hours enjoying – their home. ♥ We’ll miss you! Wishing…
There is just something so incredible about being invited into people’s lives repeatedly as a photographer; to peek in every year or so, marvel at how their children have grown and appreciate as their relationship deepens and evolves. I am always honored to be invited back.
One of my favorite families that I have the joy of seeing every year – from their wedding to now raising their two adorable little monkeys. You guys are amazing!
A beautiful sunset session with a beautiful family to welcome baby James into the world.
The looooong wait is nearly over, and each day that goes by you find yourself wondering if this will be “it”. Every twitch has your full attention. Your internet search history is full of tips that include brisks walks, eating pineapple, and drinking raspberry tea… among a few much more weird ones (riding a seesaw,…
Happy fall, everyone!! Bring on the sweaters, warm fires, hot chocolate, scarves, boots & all things pumpkin; my heart is full. ❤ And to kick it all off, I’m offering a day of mini sessions at Hovander Park. If you’re really into our gorgeous fall colors, this is THE place to be; if you just…
“Being a daddy’s girl is like have permanent armor for the rest of your life.” –Marinela Rika
“Enjoy the little things in life. For one day, you will look back and realize – they were the big things.”
“At the end of our lives, we’ll see it was about having fun, rather than being serious; and celebrating each of us rather than correcting one another. It was about wearing our hearts proudly in public rather than hiding them away. And it was about being together. Like, really *being* together.” –S.C. Laurie
“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. It means showing up when they need it most. It means having each other’s backs. It means choosing to love each other even on those days when you struggle to like each other. It means never giving up…
“Let me love you a little more, before you’re not little anymore.”
“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided them, but the feeling that you cherished them.” –Richard Evans
“You never understand life until it grows inside of you.” — Sandra C. Kassis
“A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.” –Toni Morrison
“You give me reasons to smile and reasons to laugh; but most of all, you give me memories I can never forget.” –Unknown
We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor,…