Senior Session Three

Another beautiful fall senior session I did recently, was this one. So many leaves, so many colors, so much beauty–and, so much wind! (The wind was actually quite fun for me to play with–as I don’t usually get that in my sessions.) Minnesota did not disappoint this Fall–and, neither did Zoe. I’ve known her almost…

Senior Session Two

So, the day I can get back into the world as a full time photographer again, will be the day that I heavily focus on senior portrait photography. I think that if all I shot were seniors, lifestyle and families, I’d be totally content. ❤ (Love babies, weddings, and events…but, they are more for others….

A Beautiful, Late Summer Wedding

On one of the very last days, of this past summer–I was invited to share the afternoon with these wonderful men. It was an honor to shoot their small, intimate, wedding. Shooting in the beautiful gardens of their home was so fun for me–everything was just gorgeous, in every direction. Anyway, here are a few…

Senior Session One

Things are so odd in life right now. I’ve taken a leave of absence from my position with the youth group, and my hours are non-existent at my other job…yet, I’m so busy each day that I can’t seem to catch up with anything. Distance learning, and three kids at home, is no joke. Each…

Privilege and Division

I’ve hit this place lately in my blogging that is, once again, a place of blockage. I mean, I have composed several blogs over the past few weeks–foraging, recipes, whiny rants…you know, the usual. However, they’re all currently sitting in blogatory (that’s like purgatory for blogs, aka: ‘draft’ form). It’s just that the world has…

I’ll Work on It–All of It

Hello! It’s me…your cranky neighborhood friend, back at it. 😉 I apologize, again, for my annoyance with the folks needing to vent in my last blog post. I was being rude, and way too inwardly focused. Rarely, do I see something shared on Facebook that makes me reevaluate my own thoughts, but today I did….

Just a Messy Mixed Tape of a Mind

I’m going to zip through a random dumping of thoughts here. Brace yourselves. 🙂 Some days, these days are so amazing; and, sometimes, these days are SO tough. I haven’t been able to make a lot of sense out of why it’s like that, since it’s not like much is changing right now. But, then…

I Hate the Term New Normal

I’m sitting here, this Friday evening–and, all I keep thinking is HOW is already Friday? This past week both flew by and inched along, somehow simultaneously. (This blog post was actually started on Sunday. I feel like that was just yesterday, also it feels like last year.) This week, we started distance learning. My teen…

Hey Extrovert, You’re Gonna be Fine

Another week of self-quarantine has wrapped up in my house. We’re at week two, day four now. (My husband and I take a shot each night to count the days, and to celebrate getting through the day. 😉 ) Today, the official ‘shelter-in-place’ order kicked in. It won’t really change anything for us. (The biggest…

The B Side of my Life

It’s funny how my last post, and this post will seem so different. When I read back my last post, I feel like someone completely in control. In this one, I will be someone totally out of control. Both are my truths. In the days of social media perfection, and social media ‘planned imperfection’, I’m…