Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Deluxe Cards

Last Christmas, I sent out Christmas cards from a store. They came in a box. I wrote a message and signed my name. I sent them out. I didn't realize how Scroogey I was being! In the words of my brother, "I got this Christmas card in the mail from a photographer and there wasn't even a picture on it."

Not to disappoint again this year, I went all out for my family and friends Christmas card. Using the pictures that my mom took in September, I designed a card using one of my favorite Christmas quotes.

Yes, folks. It really is that shape!

My 2011 Product Line includes a new 'Deluxe' line of cards. Not just Christmas either. These high end cards will include Graduation, Save the Dates, Birth Announcements, and any other card that is needed! They are such fun shapes and they all include white envelopes. This gives my clients a new and stylish option to make your images stand out from the rest!

Sunday, December 26, 2010


I should have done this yesterday, but I had a busy day! (I'm sure all of you did!) 

I hope you all had a great Christmas and 
I wish you the best in 2011.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Miss K is 3!

Miss K was the perfect way to end my session year. Such a sweetheart and extremely cooperative. :) K's mom even managed to make TWO super cute headbands that morning. I love crafty moms! Here are some images from her session in a brand new layout that I'll be using in 2011! I couldn't wait to show it off!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Today, I purchased a label maker...

Things got a little out of control.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Elves

 These two sweeties came to see me again! They are always so much fun! Their mom picks out the cutest outfits and she even made their tutus and bows for this session!  I love crafty moms!

And here are a few 'Non-Christmasy' photos:

Friday, December 10, 2010

"May Kissmass!"

I am in the middle of 'Finals Week' and decided to spend the time resting/studying at my parents. When I got here last night, the tree was up! Why was I surprised? Mom said she was putting it up on Tuesday. It normally takes her at least a week to get it all Martha Stewart style and very precisely decorated, but she had it done in a day. Impressive.

Grace is spending the day here today. I was sleeping when she first got here, but was soon awoken by a very excited puppy who heard her arrive. I opened my door to see her grinning at me and she told me that she was going to jump on me to wake me up! As I was trying to wake up, she ran around and played fetch with Oliver. Then we made caramel rolls! She is a very good helper, even though she probably eats more than she makes. We don't have to worry about what to do with leftovers though, I guess!

Then, she and Grandma made a gingerbread house! Grace proves to be just as precise when decorating. But, hey, it pays off. It looks great! Again, she ate more frosting and candy than what she put on the house, but that is just one of the many benefits of Christmas!

Grandma put a few finishing frosting touches on the house and... Viola!

The finished product with the sugared up 2.5 year old in front of her "Gamma's Kissmass tree." (Notice the frosting in her mouth.)

She is currently suppose to be taking a nap, but as I type this... I can hear her giggling. Apparently her and Oliver are having a slumber party. I don't know whether to laugh or be upset that I wasn't invited.
We still have lots more planned for today, including going over to 'Gampa Gampa's house' (Great Grandpa and Grandma's house). Have a sweet weekend, everyone! :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday!

I saved this post for today because....

It's Tucker's 2nd Birthday!

His family of three will soon turn to 4! Next time he comes to see me, he will be bringing his baby sister!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


My little buddy, Carson, came to visit me today. He also brought his parents with and a little Christmas cheer. :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa's Little Helpers

I picked Grace up from daycare one Friday and we took some Christmas pictures! She modeled some very cute hats that are for sale at Malane's Etsy shop. Grace insisted that Oliver was in a few pictures, too. "Awver cheese, too!" We may as well keep up with our yearly Christmas picture tradition, right? :)

She has got the "2 year old" smile down pretty darn good.

This one is my desktop background. Best pals!

Grace has an attitude and she is not afraid to show it. This is pretty much proof of that. 

Grace - "I am mad."
Me - "Why are you mad?"
Grace - "Cause I'm gonna fall offa here!" 

I love that smile! 

These are my favs. She said the lights were hot. They weren't plugged in. Haha :)
"Ow, ow, ow! Dey are hot!"

In a little more than a month, you will be seeing pictures of another little one.. my nephew! He is due in January and I can't wait to debut him!

The best Christmas gift of all is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up with one another.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baby on the Way

I have had a few classes with Kayla since I have been back at school at MSUM. She is such a sweet girl and when she emailed me to do some maternity pictures, I was thrilled! We decided the best spot to do them in Fargo would be the Plains Art Museum. They have big open area on the 3rd floor that has lots of natural light with beautiful wood floors and brick walls. Awesome.  Here are a few from that afternoon. If you are a friend over on Facebook, you would have seen a few already!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Brett - BVHS Class of 2011

Brett is my last senior of the 2011 class and he also wins the award for 'furthest traveled.' It has been a great year working with not only Brett, but with all of the seniors! Here are a few from Brett's session.

When I saw his drum, I had the idea to use these barrels with it, but I didn't know if it would even work. I love when the stars align!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The G Family

I love when families come in so excited to capture the moments with the newest additions in their lives. These blue eyed brothers came in and brought their sweet baby girl cousin with them. (And their grandparents, mom, and aunt, and uncle.) :)

I thought this was very 'grandparent' of them. :)

Thanks for coming to see me again!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kylie is 1!

Sweet little Kylie came to visit me last weekend. I can't believe she is already a year old! It doesn't seem like that long ago I went to the hospital to see her! Here are a few from her session-

This is her 'Next Top Model' pose.

Her big brother, Brayden, is still a great big brother. :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Booking 2011 Sessions!

Just a reminder that I am now booking 2011 Sessions! :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Meet Shaelee, a cute 20 month old.

She is an avid reader...

and jogs (or runs!) everyday. 

She is an all around adorable little girl. :)

Thanks for coming to see me!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Crystal - Calendar Girl!

Crystal came into the studio for some shots... FOR A CALENDAR! She was chosen for a national calendar and since it's kind of a long story, I'm going to tell you exactly what she told me-

"In March of 2009 I was chosen the 2008 Nursing Assistant of the Year Award and a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by Caretracker and AANAC. I was nominated by the Rosholt Care Center for my hard work and dedication to the resident's and the facility and was chosen out of 255 applicants in a nationwide contest sponsored by the above. They flew me out to Kansas City, MI to receive the award at their national convention. I also received a Millie of the Month award in April 2009 and also a 1,000 scholarship from the SDHCA (South Dakota Healthcare Association.) I received my nursing degree from Lake Area Technical Institute in July 2010 with a 4.0. I continue to work at the Care Center as a nurse. The calendar is being made by Caretracker featuring the finalists of the award and the runner-ups. I will be on the cover since being the first recipient of the award!"

She is definitely awesome. :)

Congrats again, Crystal! You definitely deserve it!