Monday, September 29, 2008

Pumpkin Shirts

I mentioned to a parenting group about this cute Halloween kid craft that I'm doing with the boys today. The link is from Family Fun Magazine, and it's straightforward and fun. As soon as our shirts are complete, I'll post pictures.

Pumpkin Shirt Craft

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Card Design

I am proud to now offer wedding "save the date" and thank you cards. Your image or mine! Contact me for details.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bri's Senior Photos

Bri is a senior at South St. Paul High School. The middle child in a family of 3 girls, Bri loves sketching, learning languages, and being spontaneous. She spent part of her high school time overseas on foreign exchange in Japan. Her family has hosted exchange students, too. After she graduates, Bri hopes to study foreign languages, to take art classes, and to serve our country.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sarah and Jeremy

Today was officially the biggest bridal party I've ever had. There were 7 bridesmaids, 7 groomsmen, a couple of ushers, 1 honorary bridesmaids, 2 junior groomsmen, a ring bearer, a flower girl, and of course, the bride and groom. I'm really grateful I bought a new lens this week. It was harder fitting everyone on the altar than it was fitting everyone in the view of the lens. The super wide 10-22mm got plenty of use, no doubt. It was a perfect day for a wedding (no rain, no wind, moderate temperature). There are tons of pictures, and I've just scratched the surface. I wanted to get some previews out there before Sarah and Jeremy take off for their honeymoon. Enjoy!

Jenn and Shawn

I met Jenn at her friend's wedding in February, and she booked me shortly thereafter. Jenn and Shawn are pretty laid back people. They were interested in having a good time with their day, and weren't too concerned even when it rained. I think they are so content with each other that they weren't going to let the weather get them down.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Katelyn's Senior Photos

Katelyn is a senior, in her final year of homeschooling. I met her through her Aunt Kim; I photographed her son Ryan's pictures last year. Katelyn plays flute in the orchestra, and is interested in history. She has already completed over a year of college classes through homeschooling. How cool is that?!?!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Odds and Ends

It's been a busy time. We've been making the most of our weekends since buying the pop-up. Since my last blog, we've camped up at St. Croix State Park and William O'Brien State Park. St. Croix State Park is up near Hinckley, and has its fair share of mosquitoes and gnats. It was pretty funny because we were looking out the camper windows at some tent campers. I swear, it looked like they were doing aerobics. I figured it out when we went outside, they were swatting bugs. It truly was hard to tell. Below , the next picture is from a hike we took along the river. The second picture is from a program they had on identifying birds at the park. The kids were called on to act like the bird described. After flying around, kids got to decorate their own bird mask.

William O'Brien State Park is north of Stillwater in the town of Marine-on-St. Croix. It's a cute little town with this fine park. The bugs were tolerable, and the amount of hiking trails was plentiful. The boys made it 6 miles.. outstanding for a 3 1/2 and almost 5 year old. We rewarded the super hike with a big sundae at a malt shop in downtown Stillwater. I couldn't resist the cliche train tracks shot with Sean. This was at mile 5 of our 6 mile hike. He's pretty content to sit for a picture, which is rare.

This tree caught my eye due to its funky shape:

Same tree, but closer this time.. with me tickling their tummies (else it would have been funny faces - it's their newest form of photo resistance).

We played Uno that night, which Mitchie didn't really understand, but Sean sure enjoyed. This morning, I woke up early enough to see the sunrise, but instead I found fog. This first shot was in full color. I left the image on the dark side because it's more true to what I saw.

I went back hoping that the fog would have burned off more.. and got this...

September is crazy busy for me on the weekends, and it doesn't lighten up until mid-October. Before you know it, snow will be around.. where did the year go?