Where do I even begin with this post? I have some amazing girlfriends. My life has been blessed with so many people. Many have come and gone, but those who have stayed hold such a large piece of my heart, each and every one of you know who you are. There will be several posts such as this one in the near future, each one dedicated to those woman who have influenced me, helped shape me into the person I am today, and who have loved and supported me, for me. This post is dedicated to my neighbor and my friend. This past year has brought about many ups and downs in her life and her strength and perseverance has proven, STRENGTH comes in small packages. Many know her has “Polly Pocket” because she is so little, all of us girls joked, we could stuff her in our pocket! Well, this wonder woman and her amazing husband are now having a baby of their own. I could not be more happy for them! This is truly a gift from God. There is no doubt in my mind that they have a very special Angel watching over them through this amazing journey that has just begun. Katie, thank you for showing me what being strong means. Thank you for being such an amazing friend. I am so lucky to have you as a neighbor and a friend. I could not be more excited for you and Dom and am so happy I get to watch you in your journey to motherhood. This mini-pocket-sized baby is SO, SO, SO lucky to have you both as parents. I love you both so much! HAPPY NEW BEGINNINGS!
Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.
~Margaret Mead (1902 – 1978)
While having just started my career as a photographer, one of the things I want to be able to do is give back. It is a talent I wish I could share and experience with everyone and everything out there in our great big world. The love I have found through photos is simply indescribable. Which is why, when I get opportunities such as these, it is what makes my love for this skill I have grow so much more. My husband, who mind you has one of the biggest hearts I know, works for an organization here in Minnesota called, the Minnesota Autism Center (MAC). Throughout the year, they host a number of events and fundraisers for a the organization and most importantly, for the children in it. I was recently given permission to post a few of the photos from their last fundraiser, the MAC Carnival. This organization has helped so many children and their families throughout the state in ways I could not even begin to describe. I am happy to say the organization just keeps growing and am honored to be able to give my time and talent to events like this. The joy on the kids faces say it all. If you would like to donate to this organization please click here.
I had the opportunity this past weekend to take some photos of a good friend of mine, Jackie and her good friend Tashi. The two of them have started a blog called Wearing Fashion Fluently. Both of them are huge fashion fanatics and I’m sure if they could, they would move to New York in a heart beat just to be near all the new and upcoming fashion trends. Their aspiring goal is to have their blog noticed by anyone in the fashion world and be invited to fashion week! So if any of you know anyone, let them know! I’m quite aware, I have a lot of work to do as a “fashion photographer”, but none-the-less, it was just fun to watch them play dress up! Here are a few of the fashion trends captured that day! If you would like more information on where to find these outfits and accessories, then check out their blog by clicking here, for details.
…Next to Christmas, it’s wedding season! Once again, I was honored to work with the talented Mr. Collin Hughes. Again, on another beautiful day with another beautiful couple. I’m going to keep this short and sweet, by now you all know how blessed and happy I am to photograph another wedding. Enjoy!
She’s a little bit of sunshine,
She’s a smile to light your days,
She will steal your heart and
keep it with her warm endearing ways,
She’s your precious little daughter,
With a sweetness from above
Who will fill your years with laughter
and your lives with lots of love
I have the best of friends! My good friend Angie recommended me to one of her dear friends to take their newborn photos. Brynn Milkaela was born almost two weeks ago and this past weekend I was blessed to meet this beauty and her amazing parents. Not only is Brynn absolutely perfect in every single way, her parents are incredibly sweet. I could not have been more honored to photograph this beautiful family. Also, a huge thanks to mother nature for the brief cool down, that helped to make the outdoor photos a little more bearable! During the editing phase (which is still in the works) I have tried some new tricks. Many of the photos have vintage feel to them. As much as I love the “natural” photos, I believe the “vintage look” adds a bit more character and charm to the photos. I would love your feedback! I want to keep my fans happy! Hope you enjoy these photos of precious baby Brynn.