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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!

I’ve had some great weddings this summer. Abby & Dexter’s was no exception!

The bride and her ladies had fun at Studio 44…which is conveniently located…right next to my house! Tara did a great job on all their locks and I did cover some of it. A little later I met up with the party at St Mary’s in Caledonia. Beautiful dresses and flowers and fun people!

After the ceremony the wedding party had rented a bus to take them to Club Pyramid in Decorah. I had hoped we would catch some of the sunset and asked the driver to follow me. We barely made it, but got enough to get some fun shots. Thanks for hustling guys!

Here are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy!


I’m trying to move forward, but have a little catching up to do from last year. Yeah, that sounds like a loooong time ago, but it’s only been about two weeks.

In 2007 I was so fortunate to be asked to document the wedding of Abbie and Zach. This fall they had a beautiful little princess, Nora. Congratulations, she is soooo sweet!

Right before Christmas Abbie’s mom called me to see if I could come over and take pictures of Nora and her eight month old cousin Dunkin. Of course! Whew! I have to admit, it was a little busy…but oh how fun. What a nice family. Grandma grabbed both great-grand kids in her arms and we did our best to make them all happy. Little Dunkin…well, that is kind of an understatement…he was such a big kid I had a hard time with the idea of him only being eight months old. I even asked if they thought he would be able to hold the baby. Needless to say…they just laughed at me. I guess it’s been a while since my babies were that little.

Here are some of my favorite shots. Enjoy!

What a fun couple! What a sweet wedding! What a beautiful day! I truly feel honored to have been a part of this very special day for Natasha and Joey! Everyone were so nice, friendly and helpful. We got the “show” (meaning group photography) on the road right on time. We even got done ahead of schedule! Everyone seemed truly happy. What a fun day to be me!!!

Congratulations you two…what a wonderful couple!

Here is a little taste of their day! Enjoy!


Her bouquet was beautiful!


The dress sparkled like someone had thrown diamonds at it during the ceremony…


Simple and sweet shoes…


The rings…


Meeting for the first time on their wedding day…


…and taking it all in…


The morning was slightly overcast, which we took full advantage of…


I was actually laying on my back to capture the couple and the whole church…




The vows…


The ceremony…


Mr. & Mrs.




Let’s celebrate…


…a quick stop in Houston…


…me, on the floor, again…


A quick stop by a cool mural in Caledonia…


I couldn’t resist…I had to capture the two of them in the phonebooth…


Walking along main street…


…watching the sunset…


…and finally, the first dance…

We were invited to a party and as always I bring a desert. I wanted to make something different. It’s usually always chocolate cake, my specialty!  : )
I happened to see the rhubarb that came with our house and has continued to grow every spring. Memories of my childhood came to mind. We used to pick rhubarb and dip them in a cup of sugar to offset the sour taste. Rhubarb pie it was! I really had a fun time making it and hopefully I’ll have a reason to bake another one soon. Yummy! Below is the recipe I found and have saved, because it turned out swell. I have also made a pie with a mix of apples, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Highly recommendable as well.

Basic Piecrust
Makes top and bottom for a big pie
3 cups flour… Read More
1 tsp. salt
1 tbs. sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
6+ tbs. cold water

First cool your betal bowl and mixer in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Put flour, salt, sugar and butter (cut into chunks) into a mixer, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Beat egg in a cup and add water. While processing, pour liquid in gradually, mix 30 seconds at most. Divide dough into two parts, wrap each in wax paper and chill one hour, or freeze ten minutes. Keep extra crust on hand for another use.

5 cups rhubarb, sliced
1 ¼ cup sugar
¼ cup minute tapioca
2 tsp. finely grated orange zest

Mix and let sit for 15 minutes to bring out the juices.

Roll out a crust and drape over the filling.
Serve with vanilla ice cream and enjoy! M m m m m… : )


Finally! I’ve had a chance to start looking at the images from this summer in Norway. The day before my sisters wedding they had a fun get-together at my Dad’s farm for everyone that would be at the wedding the next day, and a few others. I didn’t take too many shots, because I had too much fun visiting with relatives I hadn’t seen for a long time and with Tonje and Nikke’s friends.

They had an amazing seafood soup. rust has amazing chefs, I tell ya! It was out of this world. I can’t believe I don’t have any shots of it.

Nikke and Krille started playing the guitar and the party was on. Everyone were having such a good time and no one wanted to leave. Well, there was that big day coming up, so most people eventually turned in. Here are a few shots.

The relatives are rolling in. Literally! My cousin Frode and his family brought a camper.

The kids loved to play with cousin Frode. Amazing energy!

Stine in the camper.

Breaking out the bubbly. 

Tonje welcoming cousin Torgeir and wife Katrine with Champagne.

“Team rust” – Natalie and Freddan. Awesome work guys!

Some fun conversations.


…more good conversation

Tindra and Anita.

My dad had recently tore down to rebuild a stone wall. Perfect seating for this fun party. They lined up long tables along the long! stone wall. What a nice setting for a party.

The baby is sleeping. Party time!

Beautiful flowers that our Mom brought from Oslo.

Nikke (right) and his friend Krille singing the night away.

Everyone were having fun. Check out the mountains in the background. They reach well above the tree-line and they are always snow covered on the tops.

My sister was surprised by her friends for her bachelorette party (one of them). She was told that one of her friends would come and pick us up to go and look at some flowers for her wedding. Well, we ended up by the ferry and there was her best friend who showed up a day early. Fun fun fun! They had organized a few hours at a pistolclub. We had a blast!!! After learning the basics we got to shoot and no one wanted to be done. Afterwards we went out to a steakhouse to eat. It was a great night! Here is a slideshow and below a few shots.

Anita – SURPRISE!!! No picking flowers today – IT’S PARTY TIME!

Tonje, Anita, Liv Iren & Wenche Synnøve getting ready for some fun at Stord Pistolklubb.

Our guns – don’t ask me specifics. We had guns and we had a blast…that’s all I know.

Per, our instructor, went very carefully through all the rules and routines.

I shot off my five rounds as quickly as I could to get a shot of these girls in action. 

Wenche Synnøve had some trouble with her gun and gave me a chance to get a shot.

That’s right girls, weight on one foot, arm on your hip and give me a sassy look.  : )

We couldn’t get down fast enough to check our lousy scores. : )

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Finally it’s picking up. Four black and one white. Great!

Anita, five black ones. Wow!

Liv Iren didn’t have to show us any black stickers. She did good all the time.

Hey little sister. I think I see three black ones. Great!

Look over there.


Watch out! Coming back for more. It wasn’t easy, just look at how far away those little black targets are!

I BEAT MY SISTER!!! HA! I don’t have many chances to brag about winning in sports, so I’m bragging. Tonje is always better than me in any sport. EXCEPT this one! HA HA HA!!! Of course I didn’t stand a chance at winning against Liv Iren (Great score) or Wenche Synnøve, but I beat my sister. HA!

Afterwards a wonderful dinner. Lamb and red wine. Hmm. A nice evening out.

Congratulations Tonje!

Amy and Tim have a wonderful connection to each other and their family. It was a fun Saturday and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. A little excitement when the ceremony was about to start…and no one came. It turned out that one of the groomsmen’s pants had split in the seams and a needle and thread was needed for him to be able to make it down the isle. Kathy, the organist, played a few extra songs and after a little wait the ceremony could begin. Here are a few shots from that day.

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