The dachshund sistas

19 Feb

Everytime I hang out with these dang dogs I want one of my own.

SO full of sass and personality.  Such short legs.


Johnathan Turns One!

13 Feb

The youngest member of my giant family is turning one.

My cousins don’t live in town but they were here for a visit which made me happy a) to see them, and b) to take these awesome pictures.

The girls were home (I don’t typically have them home when I work) and they were so excited about being present for a cake smash.  They kept watching out the window wondering when “cake baby” was arriving.

Happy Birthday sweet Johnjohn, wish we could see you more often!

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Another Vday teaser

7 Feb


This sweetie pie had fun with props!

One of my first clients for the Roots to Harvest fundraiser 🙂

Promo/fundraiser time!

27 Jan

From now through February I’m putting on a photo deal to raise funds for a local organization called Roots to Harvest – click here to see what they do.

In preparation for it, we’ve picked out some fun props for those who want to take it to that level.  I have lots of ideas, from cute to serious and whatever in between.

They don’t HAVE to be themed, since I am running the promo past Valentine’s day, but here are some ideas below for people wanting just that!

Baby Nelson

10 Jan

This session was so relaxing and gentle.  It was nice to meet this family and have a furry friend in the studio too!

Aiden and Caden

8 Jan

Steph and Rich’s twins came home from the hospital recently and these little tinies got to come get snuggly in my studio.



Protest the Hero – Crocks

4 Jan

You know when you reach the end of your 20s (or later), and you have young children, so you’re tired all the time and just don’t DO ANYTHING ANYMORE?

I freelance for the Walleye (Thunder Bay’s Arts and Culture magazine) so sometimes I get asked to do exciting things!  And you know what? It’s easier to ask for a babysitter when you’re actually busy for work rather than pleasure.

Last month I got to go shoot Protest the Hero at Crocks for the January issue, and it was AWESOME.  I used to listen to them 10ish years ago, so the 20 year old me was in all her glory.

I skipped through the pit, hugging my camera, and in seeing all the crap I was carrying, had some kind individuals help create a barrier around me protecting me from excessive elbows and flailing arms.