Thursday, January 26, 2012

Miss S

Another mid 40s day, an impromptu photo shoot, and a snowman = one fun afternoon!  :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A New Look

I have decided it is time to give my blog a NEW LOOK again!  Please be patient with me and check back often while I make changes (and probably change my mind and make more changes!) to the design in the spare time I have here and there.  My Etsy store will also undergo a transformation and will be updated with new items in the next few weeks too!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I had the great pleasure to photograph this sweet expecting couple yesterday.  Little W's nursery room was lovely, complete with an adorable little rocking chair that belonged to mom-to-be when she was little.  Here are a few of my favorites from their session.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday!

I have been photographing this young man on his birthday for the past three years now, and I can honestly say that this session yesterday was one of the most enjoyable outdoor winter sessions I've had!  No heavy winter jackets, mittens, scarves and boots to deal with, no snow, no bitterly cold windchills (which is what we're supposed to have in Minnesota in January).  Instead, we broke the record high with a temperature of 55 degrees and had no snow because well, because it hasn't snowed to speak of here yet! 

All that is about to change tho, according to our weather forecasters, who say that the snow is expected late this afternoon and by tomorrow, our high will only reach 14 degrees.  Only in Minnesota, right?  :)  But at least we got some fun photos that won't be his "typical" birthday photos!  Happy birthday, C!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Color or Black and White?

It's interesting how removing the color in a photograph can change the entire feel of it.

I took this photo today as the late afternoon winter sun was low in the sky.  I played with the color saturation because I wanted it to have a vintage feel that might perhaps invoke feelings of nostalgic childhood memories for the viewer.

As I was changing the colors, I accidentally changed it to black and white.  Instantly the mood of the photo went (in my opinion) from happy memories to a stark, almost tragic feel. 

What do you think?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Is it Spring?

Now don't get me wrong, I love this spring-like weather we've been having lately.  But it just feels wrong, somehow, when I can go outside without a jacket in January in Minnesota and there's no snow and the temperature is in the mid 40s.

A couple more days of potential record highs close to 50, and then the Minnesota winter weather comes back full force - snow and 14 degrees for the high!