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The summer of 2014 I had the pleasure of photographing a “neighbor”, their kids and grandkids. Grandpa passed away and I know these images are a treasured keepsake. The picture of him with his grandkids on the Gator are priceless. I can imagine the stories that will be told by looking at these photos. It is a great way to keep memories alive. Enjoy!

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A few weeks back I had this sweet family over for a family portrait. I do most of my portraits outside, but we decided to stay inside because of the little prince. How sweet was he! Of course it’s always quite the challenge with those little ones. The prince needed to eat and then after at least two more feedings was ready for a close-up. It was too funny! I guess he slept like a king after we were all done. Thanks for being so patient mom and dad!

Here are some of my favorite images! Enjoy!

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What a treat! On a cool fall day I drove up and down and around the bend. To find this beautiful family and even Senior Pictures for a German Exchange Student! There was beauty, a mini guitar, chickens, horses and lots of grass.

Thank you so much for inviting me down to do your family portraits! I had such a fun time!

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Lisa told me she wanted some images of her family…hey…Blake…we missed you!!!…walking in a field. The day we had picked was hot, but also beautiful. I brought them to one of my in-laws’ fields. Two days later the hay was cut…great timing!

Kennedy kept us laughing with all her fun comments and looking totally in another direction. Thanks for walking with me and making it great!!

Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

The last girl graduating…so everyone is getting together. Totally means you need to be quick…unless there is a wedding coming up soon.

What an amazing family that just poured into the park for pictures! Everyone dressed in such summery attire. Very cool!

Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

These images are from Christmas. The next step took a while… so long that in fact… a Valentine’s Day card was created. Who cares!

The kids did such a good job. They posed so sweetly for me.

We also attempted to get a shot with their two dogs…maybe next year…ha ha ha…

So…a little late, but Happy Valentine’s Everyone!!!

Boys…boys…boys… Sweet boys!

Earlier this winter…on a cold winter’s day…these boys came to my house, warmed up by the fire…and then we sent them outside. Thanks for braving the chilly temperature guys!!!

We were really lucky with the pictures, because we really didn’t have many snow days this winter. They happened to come right after some nice snowfall…and…voilà…sweetness meet white!

Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

 

Four amazing (!) kids came to my house to have their pictures taken. Usually four kids is quite the job, but these guys were so easy to work with. Thanks so much kids!!!

All the leaves were gone, but the weather was still nice enough. The one thing that is nice that time of year is the light. I also love how the dry grass ads a cool feel to the images.

Here are some of my favorite images. Enjoy!

 

 

 

It was a blustery cool afternoon when we headed to Decorah (IA) to finally get the annual family photos done. There are so many cool backgrounds in that town and it makes it really fun to shoot. The only thing that was a little hard, was the fact that the wind was so cool that it was hard to get comfortable. The kids were troupers and we still got lots of fun shots. Thanks guys!

Grandma & Grandpa joined in for some of the shots. What sweet people! I see where Mom gets her good looks!

After the Christmas card was finished, Mom decided she wanted to do something different this year. Love the idea of a photo of the kids on an actual stamp!! GO MOM! Check out the very first image. Cool idea!

I have so many favorites…and here are some of them. Enjoy!

Matthew made a fire the size of a semi last night! We invited family and friends to come and join in the fun!

It’s a little hard to see how amazingly high the flames went, because it was so dark…no reference points. Check out the cool images I did catch.

We hope to repeat this again next year…hopefully with LOTS of snow around!

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