Monthly Archives: May 2011

bigger is better

Some of you already know (or have noticed) this, but I wanted to mention that I updated my main website a few weeks ago.

Essentially, it’s the same as the old site, except for one important change:  BIGGER IMAGES.

It was slowly killing me that the images on the blog were bigger than the images on the website and in clients’ actual galleries.  So I hunkered down for a week with many cans of Diet Coke and several bags of Cheetos and updated the whole darn thing.

It was fun to sift through images and update the Little Kids and Bigger Kids galleries, too.  It’s great to see some beautiful, fresh faces.

Anyway.  Just thought I’d mention it.  I realize some of you may be more excited about this news than others…


a break in the rain

Man, I go out of town for one week and the entire state of Minnesota blooms into Spring while I’m gone.

Then I get back and it rains for 3 days straight. I have the worst timing.

Luckily, over this extremely rainy weekend, we had a brief reprieve and were able to catch a bit of that spring blooming during this family’s session…

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The last time we saw this guy was in 2008 when he was just a tiny newborn himself. He’s a lot bigger now. And even cuter:

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AND he’s a big brother now, too.

A very sweet big brother, at that.


The boys’ cousin jumped in for a couple of pictures, too.

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Such a cute little guy.  A great addition to the family:

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Thanks for having me over this weekend, you two.  Your family is beautiful; enjoy your summer together!

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round up

My husband turned 35 this week.

I met him when he was 19.


“I am no longer part of the coveted 18-34 marketing demographic,” he told me the morning of his birthday. “No one cares what I think or buy anymore.” Ha.

This weekend, we are having a little party with some friends to help celebrate his jump into “round up to 40” territory.  I’m not much of a party planner (not at ALL … no party planning skills whatsoever), but one thing I did do is make a little “guest book” where his friends can write down a birthday wish, if they’d like.


It’s just a simple 8.5×11 book with ten lay-flat pages.  Then I added pictures of my husband doing a few of his favorite things: spending time with the kids, watching Twins baseball, and goofing around at home. I also made sure to leave plenty of white space for friends to pen their messages.


I have no idea how it will go over, but my hope is that he will end up with a little keepsake of well wishes that he can look back on in the years to come.


And if that doesn’t work out, we can always use it as a really large coaster.