month: January 2010

Summer Fun: Glacier National Park x 2

Ok…it’s time to blog a few of our trips from this past year – we’re a bit behind on some of our personal blogging.  We were fortunate to be able to hit the beautiful mountains of Glacier twice this past summer – once in early July and the other in late August.  It’s completely breathtaking and difficult to leave….

Amy and I took Amtrak the first round.  I love this moment with her and Ellia….Wow, she was only about 7-months here.  We’re over a year now.  Which reminds me…more pictures of Ellia!

A leaf.  A shoe.  A rainshower.  Sure, why not take a picture of it!

Alyssa, Cory, Kasey and her friend decided to go out for a boat ride and got caught in a major rainshower! 

Lake McDonald:  Just a few steps from our cabin….

Avalanche creek….

We walk a paved path near our cabins daily.  The colors and smells on these walks are amazing.

Kasey brought a friend with this year….

We get a family portrait each year!

Once again, that handy self-timer and a chair!

Lake McDonald sunrise….

Can’t wait for this summer when we go back!

We’ll blog our Disney trip next!

Kami: Des Lacs Highschool Senior

It was pure fun working with Kami….and mom!  We hit the studio a while back and couldn’t get outdoors because of bad weather.  So…we waited and waited and waited.  Finally, the session was finished – an outdoor day that worked!  It’s time to meet Kami.  Have a great rest of the year…..

2010 Wedding Update

Happy Friday!

Our current wedding availability for this year is as follows:

February: Open
March: Open
April: One date left
September: One date left
November: Two dates left
December: Two dates left

We look forward to the 2010 wedding season and can’t wait to work with each of you on your special day!  We’ve started booking 2011 wedding dates as well so give us a call for updated availability.

Because it’s winter and it looks like another winter storm on the way, here’s a winter shot from the Jocelyn and Jordan Day After shoot that we didn’t blog…..

Have a great weekend.  Next up (later today)…a beautiful senior shoot….

Dallas and Terri: Engagement

Love has sure been in the air in our family…this time our nephew Dallas and his fiancee Terri will be celebrating the beginning of their life together this July. We went out and grabbed a couple of quick shots so they could get going with their “Save The Date” announcements. Their engagement session will be completed this spring. We look forward to the big day…here’s a few for now!

Steven and Karen: Looking Back (video)

Steven and Karen…your wedding day was so beautiful, loads of fun and one to remember.

Chantz and Alyssa: Wedding Part 2

Ok…part 2 begins where part 1 left off…out in the COLD!

Love it…

This was a fun wedding party!

The beautiful couple:

The men:

The gals:

The wedding party had some fun in the studio.  Hmmm…looks like weddings can bring out lots of love in all directions with the wedding party!  Yes…they are married!

A time of prayer with dad…..

Get up buddy!  You have a long walk ahead!

Chantz singing a song he wrote for the wedding day.  It was beautiful.

Someone was excited to be married!

Reception details:

Let’s get into the cake!

Once again, congrats you two!


Chantz and Alyssa: Wedding Part 1

It was the start of a new year.  It was the start of fresh goals and resolutions.  Most importantly, it was the start of a new life together – as one.  Chantz and Alyssa were married on New Year’s Day and what an amazing day – one of those days that you would love to do over and over again.  And…it was extra special since it was our niece getting married.  Chantz and Alyssa….the pictures will always be a visual reminder of the passion, love, dedication and commitment you both have for one another.  You’re loved dearly and we were honored to be able to capture your day as it unfolded.

The dress:

Her jewelry was beautiful:

The day started in the hotel room after a slumber party with her bridesmaids the night before!

Kasey (the maid of honor) helping another bridesmaid get ready:

Sisters!  Awe….

Make-up time – so precise!

Alyssa…you are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l !

A mother/daughter moment:

Final touches before the first look:

Alyssa made Chantz wait it out really good!

The weather was VERY cold!  But, that didn’t stop the bride and groom from going outdoors!  The temp in these pictures was -12 degrees!  Notice the bare skin on the shoes!  Alyssa…you were so brave!

Love it….

Probably our favorite from the day!

We have tons more to share in part 2!

Hang tight….

Mike and Shauna: Wedding

We had a great opportunity to close 2009 with an awesome wedding!  Mike and Shauna were married New Year’s Eve and the celebration was a blast.  Everyone was calm, ready to enjoy the evening and full of life!  Shauna…you pulled it off – everything!  You had an amazing support system that night, and we were so honored to be a part of your special day.  Thank you!

The dress:

Shoes of comfort:

The getting ready room was hilarious!

Shauna – you were so full of energy and yet so calm – does that make sense?!

Getting ready for Mike to see her for the first time:

Some final touches and some great moments with her sister:


Mike patiently waiting outside their suite for a first look:

At last…a great moment:

A few ceremony details.  The ceremony and reception were at the Grand International:

Heading down the Aisle with mom:

The ceremony was quick and often full of laughter!

Ooooh…we had some real serious moments, too:

The bride and groom:

Reception details:

First dance:


Jocelyn and Jordan: Day After

It was actually their 2nd wedding anniversary – to the date that we shot their “Day After” session!  It was such an honor to capture this beautiful couple on their anniversary.  The cold and snowy day didn’t stop them from going to a couple of locations either.  And, the best part of the entire shoot came when Jordan got stuck in the snow – with his car!  It was worth it!  Here’s a few from the shoot….

Looking Back: Videos (engagement and wedding)

Happy Monday!  We have a few videos to share with you today. We’ll be sharing images from our New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day weddings soon. And, an awesome Day After session with two amazing people….