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….

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…

Updates and Links

Tonight finds me on the couch with a boatload of editing up on my laptop screen, and the Golden Girls streaming on the tv screen. The dog is curled up next to me, snoring away; and, through all of this awesomeness, I’ve recently decided that my eyes are a bit too tired to keep the…

Rick and Maggie are Married

Oh…I have some pretty stuff to share today. 🙂 This past weekend, you know–the one with the winter storm warning, and all the rain and then all the snow–well, in the middle of that whole mess, Rick and Maggie got married in a peaceful, bright, ceremony in Bloomington. The snow falling outside, made their evening…