Category Getting Personal

Mar
2

I was looking through personal photos the other day and came across these. We were vacationing last summer and I was playing around with a new lens. I have to admit I had certain expectations for myself, even though this was my first time with it out of the box. I wanted to create perfection. When I took them all …

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Feb
27

Love this little lavender lady of mine! Had some fun times capturing her little personality after she turned two. She’s growing up so much! I was looking back at photos when she first received her glasses; they were so big on her face! She received her first haircut around her birthday too. She’s just starting to look more and more …

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Feb
23

  I loved planning this Shabby Chic First Birthday Party for our little girl. Of course, I meant to blog it right after her birthday, but I figure it’s better late than never. I found the pastel print fabric at JoAnn’s Fabrics, along with some little paper cups and accessories. The bunting was created by cutting the fabric into strips …

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Feb
6

I’ve always been a lifestyle photographer. I’ve always captured every day moments of my family and children from their first hours of life because I wanted to document everything. Telling the story has been important to me all my life, and more so now that I have four little ones. Every moment moves quickly and I already forget what I …

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Feb
3

Happy 6th Birthday to our little man! He decided he wanted a football birthday as we were having his party on the day of the Superbowl, so it worked out perfectly. He also had a football birthday when he turned three, so I had a few things around I could still use. He asked for Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes, which his …

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Jan
2
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Aug
18

We love the county fair…sure it’s hot, and dirty, and the days are long, but there truly is something so special about the memories we make as a family and with friends as the culmination of a whole year of preparation for the kids comes to a close. I grew up with many wonderful memories showing horses and cattle in …

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Jun
20

One of our family’s summer traditions is heading to the Idaho Junior Beef Expo in Filer, Idaho. This is our fourth year attending with one of our own kids showing, but we’ve been going for many years as my husband and all his siblings grew up showing there. It’s a great family-friendly atmosphere. We get to see other cattle friends …

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Feb
7

        The reason I do this; the reason I love photography is the opportunity to tell stories. Stories of hope. Kyle’s story is definitely one of hope. Last summer, 17-year-old Kyle decided to use his upcoming senior project to give back to an organization that helped he and his family through a difficult time as he faced a …

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Dec
5

So, it’s the day before week after Thanksgiving and I’ve had this post on my mind almost all month. I saw many friends and family posting what they are thankful for daily on Facebook during their 30 Days of Thankfulness series. I do enjoy seeing them, and it reminds me to think of my own blessings. So, while the thought …

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Aug
30

Oh my sweet little girl-where do I even begin? You’re a one-year-old now! I can’t believe this year has passed already. I can remember your “birth” day vividly. I had secretly hoped you’d be born this day-it’s also your Great Grandma Janet’s birthday, and your late Great Granddad Bob’s birthday. I had made it through the heat of summer, two …

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Aug
27

Guess who’s having a birthday soon?! Thanks to Sammy’s Sweets for the adorable ombre’ smash cake. Stay tuned for more photos and a new Small Business Spotlight!

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Aug
27

Well, for any of you who know my kiddos, this was actually last year’s back-to-school session. I took them the day before our little babe was born, and pretty much life was a blur after that, so these never were blogged. But, it was such a fun little session. I’d wanted to do something to celebrate the new school year. …

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Aug
23

Just happened to be looking through some old photos and found this gem…

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Aug
15

It’s that time of year again—fair season! Having grown up in 4-H and showing horses and cattle, I love this time of year. And what’s even more special is getting to share it with my own kids. 4-H was and still is much more than just showing livestock, but preparing a market project for the county fair is a large …

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Aug
12

We spent last week at our local county fair. What a fun, exhausting, memorable week! More photos to come, but this pretty much sums up our week.

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Jul
8

Sometimes you see an image and it just hits you, but you’re not even sure why. I just love this photo of my baby. It’s not anything super special, but I love the light in it. I had brought her outside and just plopped her down while I was shooting some sky photos. I realized I hadn’t photographed her in …

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Apr
30

“I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.” Pope John XXIII Until I had my last baby, I didn’t know the new recommendations that babies have their first eye exam at 6 months old. In fact, my oldest two didn’t have their eyes checked by an optometrist until they were 9 …

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Mar
14

Baby girl is 6 months old, and I’m hardly believing half her first year has gone by already. She really is a happy baby, smiling at everyone she sees. I love capturing her squishyness now (is that a word?!). She’s playing with her feet now; oh how I love baby feet! Tummy time is more fun now and she’s rolled …

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Mar
9
four year old cow birthday party

Our little J has been asking for a “cow” birthday since right after he turned three and had a “football” birthday. And it’s really only natural that this would be his request because he plays cows, cowboy, horses, ranch, farm, rodeo, etc. pretty much every single day. There are not a lot of Angus cow decorations for a Four year …

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Mar
1

I’ve teamed up with a group of photographers to collect shoes (of all shapes, sizes, condition) to donate to Dando Amor National Shoe Drive. Now through March 31, we will be collecting shoes. No catch… just SHOES! Any shoe, any condition… save them from the trash can! Just message me and we can meet to collect them. I’m collecting the …

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Feb
28

Happy Anniversary to the best parents in the world!! I know I’m biased, but really these two are very special people. And I realize how blessed I am to have been raised by them. I’m sure there were times when they were raising us kids they wondered if they were doing things right or if we would turn out okay. …

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