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Category Archives: personal

What we’ve been up to

still lots of unpacking to do    

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Where have I gone?

This summer and fall is about to get really busy. My family is moving to the country. Not far away at all, just 20 minutes from downtown; however, we will have a lot of new projects to undertake. We have a house to make our own, some land to put to work as we see […]

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Halloween Costume Preview!

Took a break from editing to snap a few photos of my own kids as they debuted the Halloween costumes that my mom sewed and assembled for the kids based on their specific requests. Hope everyone has a great time trick or treating tomorrow night.

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My own sneak peek!

I went out with my family to shoot photos for our holiday card, er, I mean to go apple picking. The weather was unseasonably warm and I couldn’t find the sweater I originally envisioned for Ben; but I have learned to not worry about such things. Their sweaters stayed on for all of five minutes and we […]

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Three month pile of triplet cuteness

Babies around three months can be challenging to photograph – they are not as deeply sleepy as newborns, they might not be smiling yet, they can’t hold themselves up for long…. however, they are so different from that newborn that you brought home from the hospital that it feels like you have seen them change […]

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A weekend with a bonus

This weekend was totally ordinary –  our family ran some errands, did some chores, entertained friends for taco night, played house and wii and legos, enjoyed quiet reading time, watched a movie and ate pizza – one member of the household thought it was a great weekend because one day he never changed out of […]

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In front of the lens

I spend a lot of time behind the lens. On the one hand, it is my job. On the other, it is where I am the most comfortable. Today reading this blog post (warning: embedded music) got me thinking about what photographic legacy I am leaving my kids. It is starting to look a lot like […]

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Weekend shower!

It might have rained all day Sunday but in my house Saturday was the big shower. On Saturday afternoon my husband and I co-hosted a baby shower for our dear friends who are soon to be parents of triplets! We had a great time working with the sister of the mom-to-be and another friend to […]

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Author Photos

Prior to my life as a child and family photographer I was a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota. My days were spent reading, writing, and teaching. At the time I thought I wanted to be a professor. I enjoyed my seven years in graduate school. I knew I would be a good teacher […]

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Spring texture

I like the color that dandelions bring to the world in spring. The vibrant yellow just wakes everyone out of winter’s coma. However, the shift that occurs when dandelions go to seed excites me. I love the texture of a dandelion clock.

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