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Another fun session in Spring Grove. I met Peter at Ellingson Elevator where his dad works. We did a few shots in and around the elevator. The light was just fantastic!

Then we went over by the plant in town, Northern Engraving. It is an older building with really cool features. Finishing up by the old swimming pool. There are so many sweet backgrounds in and around town!

Thanks for being so fun to work with Peter! Enjoy some of my favorites.

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Not me…ha ha…I’m waaay too wimpy for that! Thursday was MEA and our kids didn’t have school. The weather was beautiful…low 50’s but sunny…and we wanted to spend one day on the river before putting the boat away for the winter. Something most people have already done, so we pretty much had the river to ourselves.

It also happened to be Nicholas’ birthday (nephew). His mom wanted to treat everyone with lunch right below their house, at Wildcat landing in Brownsville. My friend Heather and her three kids came along…pretty soon we were quite the crew. Nicholas’ dad, David, sister Jamie and her son Noah also joined in the fun. Nicholas’ sister-in-law, Rachel and her to boys; Christian and Roland came as well.

This family I married into are known for doing all kinds of wild things. Well, Thursday they decided that waterskiing would be fun. They are some brave souls. Nicholas went first. He would probably have gone a long ways, but realized he had forgotten a life jacket and turned around after a sweet but short trip. Sister Jamie is no wuss…and in jeans and a t-shirt!!!…jumped in the water. Not being outdone by these young kids, my husband had to have a run as well. These guys are a little crazy…which I guess makes some fun entertainment for the rest of us.

After our little skiing adventures, people had to get back to work. Some of us stayed on the river and toured up to La Crosse, WI. We docked at Riverside, right down town. First stop is ALWAYS to see Karen at Generous Earth Pottery. My husband took the kids up there earlier this summer and Karen was so sweet with the kids. They love stopping in to say Hi. She makes the most beautiful pottery with all kinds of colors. My favorites are the buttery yellow and ice green colors. I always hold my breath just a little when we’re in there. Karen has amazing pottery everywhere and I don’t want to have to buy broken stuff. We have to go by car some time soon, so we can do some shopping. A must see when you stop in La Crosse, it’s on Pearl Street.

Next stop is Pearl Ice Cream Parlor which is a really old ice cream parlor with the original interior, for the most part. They have lots of sizes for cones and more flavors than I can even remember.

What a beautiful ride!!! Here are some shots from the days events. Enjoy!

Noah, Mariah E, Jakob, Maria M, Dane, Grace, Stine, Heather, Nicholas & Matthew

The whole gang…

Don’t mess with this fierce football team!

Nicholas celebrating his birthday…on the river…literally!

The red building in the back is where Jamie and Nicholas grew up. Talk about a great location!

Jamie stepped it up a notch…wet suit…what for?

Great job Jamie!

Crazy man himself…Matthew.

Up one more notch…starting IN the river… Brrrrrrr!

Faster!

I wasn’t ready and missed it, but right after this shot Matthew went to the edge of the boat and did a backflip into the river. Wild!

What?! No one at the beach?!

Beautiful Karen!

Until next time…

I met Dustin when he was only five years old, when I lived with his family for a year. He was such a sweet little blondie back then. Dustin has always been a laid-back kind-of-guy…and was very patient during this engagement session.

Rachel…what can I say…such a beautiful and fun woman!

We drove down to Beaver State Park for the first part of our shoot. The leaves were almost all gone, but still…what a beautiful area! The temperature was wonderful and besides one other couple…we had the place all to ourselves.

Next we headed up to the heart of Caledonia, MN, did some shots by this huge water tower, found a tree with leaves and last but not least…a fun playground set. LOVE the kissing picture. Sweet…is the word!

Enjoy a few of my favorites!

Last week we went around Caledonia getting some fun pictures of this family. I ALWAYS know I will have a good time…as I did again this time. Kenny knew of an old barn, so even if we were in town, we got some of that beautiful limestone as a background. Thanks Kenny!

Little Libby is just a ham! This time she did a little dance and some really cool modeling moves. I had a hard time getting pictures…I was laughing so hard. Then there is Gabe…what a card! Being goofy, jumping through my shots of Libby. Pauly was a great sport and did an awesome job.

Here are some of my favorites! Enjoy!

I was so excited when Ashley called to ask if I would do her senior photos. She is such a sweetie and has this amazing light and happy attitude about everything.

We drove around town. The fact that the only place to change clothes was in or next to my van was no big deal. What a sport!

I think we got some really fun images of this super sweet young woman! Enjoy!

 

Just wanted to post one shot from yesterdays wedding. A beautiful setting at Berwood Hills B&B. More to come…

When I first noticed the 1960’s Airstream camper that was parked outside their house I thought…hm…what if we could use this for the photoshoot… I mentioned it to  Rachel…she was very enthusiastic…next thing you know it was moved to a very romantic spot out in the woods by David’s parents’ farm.

First of all we did some shots various places in Spring Grove. Isn’t the red truck just awesome?!

I love Rachel’s sense of style…old hats with feathers…jewelry…cute outfits. Love it! They are both so much fun! By the time we got to the camper the sun was really hanging low. They quickly set up a table with glasses, wine, cheese, bread…Wow! It really looked cool! They even climbed a tree!!!

Here are some of my favorites from that evening. Enjoy!

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