Wednesday, April 28, 2010

a recap

nixon pupils

johnny jones

It was more than just a reunion gig...

dancing shoes

It was the perfect excuse to buy new dancing shoes :) I had a blast connecting with so many old friends, it was like stepping back in time 20 years. Here's a video clip from a photographer friend of mine:

Greg also snapped some INCREDIBLE shots from the evening. Click HERE to view his Flickr set.

I still have several sessions to post, including my first labor and delivery! Unfortunately, our vehicle was broken into during a recent session and I've been tied up closing accounts, having the window replaced, and redirecting a load of automatic payments... among other things.

It seems no matter how hard I try to stay focused, life gets in the way ;) Hope to be back soon with some pics!

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

all bark & no bite


Reunion show!!! For a glimpse at what's in store, click HERE. For directions, click HERE. Wishing Sharon were here :(

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

All Things Pink | Minnesota Newborn Portrait Session

baby g

I love photographing little bundles of pink. LOVE. IT. After all, who wouldn't love the ruffles and flowers and bows?

Total sweetness. Even when half naked.


Okay, perhaps especially when half naked :)


A few more...

sleepy baby


And a couple in black and white:



Thanks again, Heidi... she is absolutely beautiful.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

another song I can't get out of my head

Let the Waters Rise

Don't know where to begin
It's like my world's caving in
And I tried but I can't control my fear
Where do I go from here
Sometimes it's so hard to pray
You feel so far away
I am willing to go where You want me to
God I trust You

There's a raging sea
Right in front of me
Wants to pull me in
Bring me to my knees
So let the waters rise
If you want them to
I will follow You
I will follow You
I will follow You

I will swim in the deep
Cuz You'll be next to me
You're in the eye of the storm and the calm of the sea
You're never out of reach
God You know where I've been
You were there with me then
You were faithful before
You'll be faithful again
I'm holding Your hand


God Your love is enough
You will pull me through
I'm holding on to You
God your love is enough
I will follow You
I will follow You


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Thursday, April 15, 2010

and the winner of the Kari Jobe CD is...


Lori V said...
Yeah, the first poster again! I guess it pays to be home sick! Loved her voice, is she a new artist, I have not heard of her, I would love her album!
April 13, 2010 3:45 PM

Congratulations, Lori! I should have the disc sometime in the next week and will drop it off once it arrives :)

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

and the winner of the Thingamabobs & Doodads page kit is...

meeley haircut

Dawn said...
April 13, 2010 8:23 AM

Congratulations, Dawn!!! Just shoot me an email with your address and I'll get it out to you ASAP :)

As for the picture above... the boy was in need of a change. Click HERE to see just how much.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

my beloved


One of those songs I just can't stop listening to... click HERE to hear it for yourself (if the link doesn't play the entire song, just click on Kari's name below to find it on her MySpace page). The lyrics for the song are below:

My Beloved

You're My beloved, you're My bride
To sing over you is My delight. Come away with Me, My love.

Under My mercy come and wait, till we are standing face to face.
I see no stain on you, My child.

You're beautiful to Me, so beautiful to Me.
I sing over you My song of peace
Cast all your cares down at My feet
Come and find your rest in Me.

I'll breathe My life inside of you.
I'll bear you up on eagles' wings and hide you in the shadow of My strength.
I'll take you to My quiet waters.
I'll restore your soul.

Come rest in Me and be made whole.

The song is by Kari Jobe and you can find her album HERE. Or better yet... add your name as a comment to this post and have your name entered into a drawing for a free album! (Winner will be posted on Friday.)

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Monday, April 12, 2010

*the giveaway*

Sorry for the delay, I promise it was worth the wait! As I mentioned in my last post, one lucky reader will receive this cool page kit - courtesy of Thingamabobs & Doodads:

thingamabobs & doodads kit

To enter the drawing, just add a comment to this post (a winner will be chosen on Wednesday).

And now, for my recent Thingamabob & Doodads purchases...

airplane kit

T&D cat kit

I have a weakness for all-in-one kits, can you tell? Thanks again Kelli & Crystal for sharing your wares!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Kelli Belly | Minnesota Maternity Session

kelli belly

As most of you probably don't know, I hosted a scrapbooking retreat a couple of weekends back. Life has been... big. I'm taking time to reevaluate a few things, making sure I have my priorities in order. Anyway, the spring retreat has come and gone but I do have some AWESOME pictures of this lovely momma-to-be as a reminder of our long weekend. Some of you may remember Kelli from last year - she and Crystal (another longtime scrapbooking friend) were selling some really cool scrapbooking kits and handmade jewelry in an effort to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Kelli and Crystal have since started their own scrapbooking kit company: Thingamabobs & Doodads (click HERE for a peek). They have graciously donated a kit which I will be giving away to one lucky reader sometime in the next week!!!! (Tune in this weekend for details.)

So back to the pictures :) Kelli and I had a lot of fun messing around on the retreat house property; thankfully, the weather was as gorgeous as she was...

beautiful mom

Gotta LOVE this smile...


Such peaceful and majestic scenery...


We even managed to find a fun prop on-site:


With so many favorite shots, it was difficult choosing what to share! Just a few more...


windy smile


Thanks again, Kelli for being such a willing model. Our session with the highlight of my weekend... well, that is, second only to Stacey's Froot (a.k.a. "Fruit") Loops bars!! Talk to you soon...

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Molly's Boys | Minnesota Children's Photography Session

Another WAAAAAAAY delayed sneak peek! Two adorable little boys, full of zest...


and the sweetest of brothers.


Jelly bean lovin'...

jelly bean fix

and totally irresistable.

nice smile

After messing around bit indoors, we made our way to a nearby field.


The boys weren't too keen on the idea of walking barefoot in the tall grass... in fact, they weren't really happy about being outside at all.

the wiggles

But we made due :)


Thanks again for being so patient, Molly!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Big Brother | Minnesota Family Portrait Session


Wow, am I ever behind! As I mentioned before, I had a blast with my friend Kristen's belly during a maternity session some time back. (I will have the honor of photographing her delivery sometime in the coming weeks and cannot wait!!) In addition to capturing shots of Kristen in all of her pregnant glory, I managed to snag a few of her precious son... the Big Brother.

his shirt


the family


talk to the hand


Thanks again for being SOOOOOOO very patient with your sneak peeks!

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