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As a photographer, one of the most common question I receive in regards to family shoots is “What on earth should we wear?” Often times, these sessions contain more people (ten or more), and that can become a matching nightmare. How can we possibly get that many individuals to look so coordinated together without the […]

Full house: Four tip for fantastic family session outfits I EDUCATION

Mar 1, 2018


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  Time. I know I talk a lot about this theme, but it is so relevant when thinking about photography and the importance of not only saving memories, but making time to make memories worth saving.   Take summer vacations, for example. Three days, three weeks, three months, it doesn’t matter how short or long, […]

Joan's Joyful Generations I FAMILY

Jul 25, 2017


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 Cheers to 2017!   2016 was my first full year in the photography business. And people, was it a year it was! All because of you.   As some of you know, this wasn’t my first foray into business; for several years I had operated a moderately successful handcrafting business. However exciting that adventure was, […]

I'm not throwing away my shot: A few favorites from the year gone by

Jan 11, 2017


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People often ask why I decided to become a teacher. Well, as anyone in the profession would tell you, that’s a loaded question. There are many reasons why I chose to go into education, too many to list, really. One reason is I am a highly passionate and very excitable person; teaching seemed like a […]

Bye bye fun, gotta get your homework done…: Grand Rapids, MN Back to School Vintage-Inspired Mini Sessions

Aug 23, 2016


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Kids, they grow up too fast. Am I right, or am I right?   My best friend/basically sister Dawn could probably speak to this much better than I can; she’s the one with kids. With that said, however, her girls are my nieces, and I cannot get over how big they are. It as clichéd […]

Gone in a blink: Grand Rapids, Minnesota Smash Cake Session

Jul 12, 2016


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When people say that it’s a small world, they don’t know just how small until they have lived in a small town. Life in northern Minnesota some days, though, it seems so much more than small, but rather incredibly intricate; really, each one of our stories so interwoven that we all make up the delicate […]

Band of Brothers: A Mishawaka Homecoming

May 18, 2016


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When I rolled into town, my Corolla informed me that is was 92 degrees. For the first Friday in May, that was just too warm, even for the southern half of the state (we hadn’t done much better in the North…we clocked in at 86 degrees before I made my exodus).   By Saturday morning, […]

Baby Ivy: Little Lady, Lots of Love I NEWBORN

May 11, 2016


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Minnesota is known for snow, and that is for good reason.   This is how, on the last day of the season, the land of the north can once again become a winter wonderland. This was the same morning I met Anna-Lisa and Brady, two expecting parents, at Hidden Falls Regional Park for a maternity […]

Like a field of frozen snow…

Mar 23, 2016