Monday, May 30, 2011

My Spare Time

Not only have I had more time for sessions this summer, but I've also had more time to do some nature photography! When you grow up in an area and see the same things everyday, I think you really take for granted the beauty that surrounds you.

My parents' backyard has been full of orioles and I staked out one day and waited to get a few shots of them.

The next day it rained all day and I was pretty much tired of being stuck inside. I was very excited when I looked out the window at about 8:50pm to find a double rainbow all the way across the sky! To the west was a dark sunset and to the east was a double rainbow. Pretty awesome!

Baby J

Baby J brought his mom and dad in for his first session! He was just 7 days new and was already a pro at modeling. He spent the time snoozin' and hanging out and was a complete dream to work with!

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Brauns

I went to elementary school with The Braun girls. My favorite memories of them are riding the bus to and from school and playing Polly Pockets! (This was when Polly Pockets were actually pocket size.) Their family has expanded since the last time I saw them all and the boys now outnumber the girls. We met last weekend and the rain worked with us and stopped for a few hours. Here are a few from their session.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Handsome little Ayden came into the studio on Saturday for his 3 month pictures! He was already holding his head up like a pro and had some great smiles! Thank you for making the trip and here are a few from the session!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Brady and Mallory are married!

First off, I would like to ask why it has to rain so much lately? It was so nice with the little stretch of sunshine that we have had the past few days!
It rained again last Saturday, but that didn't put a damper on Brady and Mallory's spirits! The bright oranges and yellows were so cheerful, I don't think anyone really noticed the clouds outside. We headed to Trollwood because we were able to go to the main building and take some photos inside besides just being in the church. It is beautiful in there! The photos with the rock wall are taken there and we found one dry spot out back when it had sort of stopped raining and were able to do a few group shots there.

I love the details that the couples put into their wedding. I always make sure to capture the bouquets, centerpieces, and everything else they planned. While the rings may not be considered a detail they are still fun to photograph!

I would like to share a special thank you to all the personal attendants out there- You keep the bride's makeup, hair, and dress in check and in this wedding, she also had to keep Mallory dry!

Thank you again for letting Becca and I share the day with you!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hey Louise!

Hi everyone. I want to tell you right now that I am not Renae. You heard it right. I'm not Renae anymore. (Well, at least for this post.) I am now Ruby and I want you to meet Louise. Louise and I had a ton of fun at Island Park in Fargo. First we played on the gazebo and Louise wore a pretty dress! Then she changed into her dance outfit. She is such a lucky little girl! For her 3rd birthday (which is very soon) she will get to start dance classes! She didn't have many dance moves to show me, but I'm sure she will soon!

I also want to add that before her session, they took the lenses out of her glasses so we didn't have to worry about lens glares and so we could see her pretty baby blues! 
Check out the Facebook page for more photos from Madi's... I mean Louise's session. :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Steffens Kids!

  The S kids came to see me last weekend... you know, when it was beautiful and sunny and not cold and rainy like today!  Here is a look at their session.

Never a dull moment with these guys.  Levi is a fellow lover of "The Bee" and is training to be an Olympic Field Diver... :)

I am looking forward to the weekend and my first wedding of the year! I am hoping that we will get a repeat of the weather from last weekend. I also have a few session in Fargo next week and if you're interested in one, too, just let me know!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Two Times the Sunshine!

This was my first official session of Summer! The colors were so bright and cheerful and it was absolutely perfect! The girls were full of smiles and LOVED digging into that cake! They even shared with each other. :) Here is a peek into their session!

There are more over on the Facebook Fanpage!

Friday, May 6, 2011

It is finally Summer!

Well, for me at least. I am officially done with the semester and that means I am all yours until August! Besides taking pictures all summer long, I have also decided to re-read the Harry Potter series before the last movie comes out in July.

Oliver has gotten a head start...

I am SO excited to be able to focus on my photography instead of also taking summer classes at MSUM. I have one semester left in the Fall and because I will be student teaching, spaces will be very, very limited starting in September. If you would like a family, child, or Senior session, it's best to book this summer and book soon! The summer is looking like a busy one for me and you can always check out the website calendar for available dates! If you don't see a date available that you would like, still contact me because people cancel, reschedule, etc.  Be sure to check out the Facebook page for any deals. (There is one posted right now!)

I took a little celebratory summer walk around outside this morning- The birds were chirping and there was a slight breeze. Perfect weather! Rusty was a little jealous that Oliver would be on the blog and he also wanted to say "Hello" to you all.

 The flowers are starting to pop up on the farm and while I was outside this morning, I took a few photos of all the blooms.

I also want to wish all those Mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day. I hope your day is surrounded with the ones you love and that you put up your feet and relax a little.

On Mother's Day I have written a poem for you.  In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines:  You're my mother, I would have no other!  
~Forest Houtenschil