Well… hello 2020?!? I think we’re all asking ourselves what happened and reevaluating life while bracing ourselves for the next plot twist. We started 2020 with a meeting with our builder and the intent of getting moved to South Dakota by spring 2020. And we all know what happened… Like many, our plans got delayed. […]
October 29, 2020
I posted a fun update about Beck on my social media and I received sooo many questions about the detox we’re doing, because his progress has been amazing! I’ll first share the post and then below, post our routine. I do want to remind everyone that we did see a doctor and he has a […]
September 16, 2020
This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through one of our links, you will be supporting our small business at no extra cost to you. For more information please see our disclosure page. Since giving birth to tanner and going through my second postpartum season, I’ve found new favorites for breastfeeding and […]
January 20, 2020
Many of you know that after Beck, we miscarried our second. That angel baby will forever be in my heart. I couldn’t write Tanner’s birth story without mentioning the struggle of conceiving a second time. After the miscarriage, we once again went through tough times (it took quite sometime with Beck as well) but this […]
January 9, 2020
This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase through one of our links, you will be supporting our small business at no extra cost to you. For more information please see our disclosure page. — Yep! I’m going to talk about the good, the bad and the poo! Stress-Free Potty Training for Speech […]
April 18, 2019
The first day of 2019 is here and it’s a cold one! 3 degrees, snow and bluebird skies. I love setting goals and nothing makes it more concrete than putting my 2019 Goals in writing. Continue my path of simplifying life personally and professionally. Start swimming lessons for Beck – I’m really scared of water […]
January 2, 2019
It’s been awhile since I’ve written an update on Beck’s speech delay healing. I wanted to share where we are with his speech but first, I need to dive in to exactly everything that was happening for symptoms. To be clear, this isn’t a pro or anti-vaccine article, but it’s meant to help families with […]
October 17, 2018
First, you’ll want to use a makeup remover or an oil (I love avocado oil but you can also use coconut) to remove makeup. Sorella Apothecary also reccomends their Orange You Jelly cleanser. Next, the aestheticians recommend to double cleanse with a creamy cleanser & gel cleanser. They say doing both isn’t necessary but it’s […]
May 9, 2018
If you follow me on my personal Facebook page or Instagram, you probably know that Beck has a speech delay and we’ve been doing speech therapy for several months, starting when he was 18 months old. I get so many questions about the delay from other mothers and it’s a mixture of positive and negative […]
April 14, 2018
This content uses referral links. Read our policy for more info. This post has been highly requested and I’m really excited to share. I am constantly being asked how I run a full-time business while also being a full-time mother. So here is what my daily schedule looks like: 5:30-6:00 am – If I have […]
April 5, 2018
why a "film" look?
I have always loved the film medium - the softness, the colors and the film grain. It's a classic, timeless look that will never go out of style. There's a certain richness in the blacks that I admire while the skin-tones tend to have a soft, creamy look. You can expect your images to have these qualities as well.
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
If the weather looks like it'll be less than ideal conditions, we can either run with it, re-schedule or, if we were planning to photograph outdoors, see if we can photograph in-doors or in-studio.
what session is best for us?
I offer three different collections based on timing, 30, 60 or 120 minutes. While 30 minutes is perfect for a family wanting to do a quick update, 60 minutes is ideal for families with more than one child. Newborn sessions require 60-120 minutes so that we have time for baby details, family portraits and one-on-one's with each sibling and parent. For boudoir portraits, I recommend 60 or 120 minutes however, we can also create beautiful portraits with one outfit in 30 minutes.
how do we plan our session?
The planning stages of our session starts with picking a location. It's the most important decision in creating the overall look to your images. In-studio, indoors at your home or a hotel room (as long as there is ample natural window light) and outdoor locations all have unique qualities. I prefer to pick spots with neutral backgrounds that help keep the focus on my subjects.
Once we've decided on location, we then talk about outfits, props and hair and makeup.