October Photo Project

Every year, I feel the Fall inspiration hard. There’s this pumpkin spice scented,  golden-colored, romantic haze, that settles into my brain, come mid September. I get so excited about boots, and flannels, and hats (so I don’t have to fix my hair mostly). I get excited about the heated mattress pad on my bed, and…

Bunker Hills Family Photos

Hello! I’m just dropping by to share a few of my favorite pics from last weekends family session. I, believe, this is the eleventh year we’ve worked together!? (That seems like a long time, for sure–but, even longer when you think two of the kiddos hadn’t even been born at that point!) This year, we…

Cory and Angela’s Wedding

Ya know, I always struggle with what to say when I come here to talk about something I photographed.  I feel like I sound fake, when I gush about how wonderful it was to get to be a part of everything. I end up feeling like a cliche when I talk about how beautiful it…

Oh, Sweet Baby

Babies. ❤ Oh. This little guy had me melting. He is so sweet, and so calm, and was so easy to work with. (Not to mention, his perfect little head of hair is just the best.) He was so awake, and alert, while I was there shooting. (He’s only four weeks old, and I was…

Anoka Family Photography

Hey! I’m back with some photography today! All those dandelion recipes were fun–but, I figured I should pop in with some work stuff, too. 🙂 A beautiful backyard, full of blooming lilacs, was the catalyst for the the timing of this family photo session. It was really fun for me to swing by their home…

Dandelion Lotion Bars

Hello again! I’m back with the Dandelion Lotion Bar recipe that I mentioned in my last blog, the lip balm blog. (Also, did you try to make the lip balm? Do you love it!?) This is a super simple recipe (even easier than the lip balm, I think) and it doesn’t take long at all. …

Dandelion Lip Balm

Hey, there! I’m here with an update, and a recipe today. Way back in the winter, I took the word ‘calm’ and decided to make it my word for the year. So far, I’d give myself about a B- for my efforts. I have room to improve, but am happy with my efforts thus far….

Shots from the Shop

I know I said my next blog was going to be all about all the boring, but yet semi-interesting, things I’ve been accomplishing in my yard (with the kiddos)–but, alas, it snowed, and then was cold, and then rained (a lot), and then I got sick; so, that blog can wait. (I don’t feel like…

Spring is Here–At Least at the Shop

Wow, guys. This weather is fierce. I’m sitting on the couch tonight–as a fresh, four inches of snow, blankets the ground outside. (And, as my dog snores up a heckuva storm of his own, might I add.) Tomorrow’s weather is looking like a roller coaster of a day–bring on some rain, some sleet, some ice…

The Path is Never Easy

Some random person asked me the other day, ‘What do you do on your hikes? Pictures! Or just looking around?’ And, I really didn’t have an answer. I mean, I did, sorta–but, how to put it in words that didn’t make me sound totally crazy was a challenge. I summed it up, via a quick…