month: May 2013

Amos and Crystal: Engagement

What an amazing couple….truly a great time in every way.  The day was perfect and the setting couldn’t be better!  Here’s a look at a few of our favorites…..

The Guy Family

We had a tremendously awesome time with the Guy family recently!  Lots of energy and laughter which made the session go by so fast with tons of fun.  Here’s a look at this great crew….

Dereck and Amy: Sneak Peek!

What a great time today!  Here’s a couple of peeks from today’s celebration of Dereck and Amy’s wedding….

The Vinje Family!

There’s just nothing more special than an 8-day-old little baby.  Little Cadence amazed us!  She was so calm and perfect during her debut shoot.  Mom and dad were very impressive as well.  Thank you, Vinje family, for allowing us to document a fresh moment in time.  Congratulations to you both!

Kaden and Amy

Wedding Date: May 11, 2013
Minot, North Dakota

Ceremony: Kevin and Eve Huwe Backyard Bridge
Reception: First Assembly of God
Reception Decor: Meg Burns
Cake: Sweet and Flour

Thank you for a wonderful day!  It was beautiful, and we are very happy for you both!

Miracle Hearing: Cochlear Implants

On August 16, 2011, it started with a high fever.  We thought it was just a little flu…or, perhaps teething (as both our kids experienced fever spikes during those times).  But, it was different.  We knew something was wrong.  Within 48 hours, our son, Paxton and at the time 10 months old, was fighting for his life with bacterial meningitis.  After 17 days in the hospital on strong antibiotics, our son made it through and we were in full recovery mode!

We knew one of the side-effects with meningitis was hearing loss – or complete deafness.  He had hearing upon arrival home so we assumed he was in the clear.  However, after a few short months, we knew he just couldn’t hear as well as we thought he should.  His hearing was tested through an ABR (auditory brainstem response) method.  The results – no hearing.

The good news is that we had already been told about some amazing technology that brought hearing through cochlear implants.  We were encouraged!  Overwhelmed, too.  As Wikipedia explains, “A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing.

On January 18th, 2012, Paxton had surgery to receive his cochlear implants at the University of Minnesota.  On February 16th, they were activated!  Thanks to this amazing technology, he can hear a drop of water!

We are so blessed and grateful for his ability to hear.  It’s been a long road, but we know in faith that everything has occurred for a reason. Paxton’s speech is developing at rapid rates!  Now, when he looks out his bedroom window (one of his favorite things to do) he can hear the construction vehicles loud and clear!  Thank you Lord – to Him be all credit given.

Marty and Judith: Wedding Day Sneak Peek!

Today’s wedding in New Town was truly awesome!  We really enjoyed working with the amazing couple and their families.  Here’s a sneak peek of the bride….

Amos and Crystal: Engagement Sneak Peek!

Awesome couple – beautiful day!  More coming soon….

The Vix Family!

Love these guys!  So many memories in a short period of time.  Congratulations on the new addition to your family.  Here’s a few that caught our eye….

The Davidson Family!

Oh…what a hoot!  Seriously, this family made our portrait session fun and memorable.  Thank you for a great time!  Here’s a look at a few of our favorites….