no sessions yet…

I thought I would check in since it’s been a while!

I am still not booking sessions, but I’m still here.  Still kicking.  Still eating all of the cookies and wondering why my pants are so tight.

As a family, we are also still spending lots of time on the lake…

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I mean, LOTS and lots of time on the lake.
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I’m still taking pictures of everyone’s pets.
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And there is still a lot of cat hair at my house.
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The kids are keeping busy with the usual – choir, softball pitching, and acting…
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And one of them became a teenager, but is still as wonderful and kind and funny as ever.

We are lucky for that.
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My husband is still running marathons and we all still go and cheer him on.
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And we still never miss the State Fair.
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Overall, life is good.

I hope all is well with you guys, too.
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no sessions in 2015

The end of the year is coming, can you believe it?

The most important thing I need to share is that I won’t be booking sessions in 2015. The past 7+ years of taking photos for families has been incredibly fun, rewarding, stressful, and has taught me a ton — about kids and about myself. But I am taking a hiatus in 2015 to work on some other projects in my life.

The nitty gritty: if you have any outstanding order items, please let me know by year-end, if possible. If you need photographer recommendations during 2015, just drop me a note; I can send a name or two. If things change in the coming year regarding session availability, I will post it here.

Thanks for sharing your kids and your families with me. It is truly a small gift every time I get to step into each family’s little circle of love for each other. I don’t take it lightly. I know what I receive from you; I really do. And I thank you.

Have a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic new year! And because no blog post is complete without pictures, here are a few of my kids from the end of summer…

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party of five

A beautiful family. A beautiful afternoon. I love how this session turned out…

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chit-chat

I love a good baby and a good toddler. I do.

But sometimes, I’m ready for some serious conversation with grade-schoolers.  I wanna talk recess, cursive handwriting, and field trips.

And these two were JUST the fun conversationalists I was looking for…

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Their whole family was pretty fun, in fact.

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And you know how I can’t resist some delicious back-lighting…

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Thanks for a fun session and some great chat time, kiddos.

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good stuff. objectively.

These guys are one of my favorite families to photograph.

Maybe I’m biased because they are also good friends and I love their awesome kiddos…

But no.

I think we can all objectively agree here … great family to photograph.

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Thanks for a fun afternoon, you guys.

AND for tour-guiding me around a lovely new location — it was great.

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Three year old twins.

That is a lot of cuteness.

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It is HARD WORK being this adorable…

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Fun, happy kids and wonderful parents.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

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a new big sister

It’s hard work to be a new big sister.

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Plus, babies cry a lot.

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And you have to do some waiting around while the new baby does its new baby stuff.

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It can be hard to know what to think.

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But I think this new big sister is catching on pretty quick.

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She’s got a good mom and dad to show her the way.

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And her new little sister is awfully cute, which helps quite a bit.

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Yep, I think she’ll settle into this big sister business just fine.

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