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Wedding Recovery + The Bakken Family + Bram’s Senior Portraits

Being in a wedding is exhausting! 🙂 Brian and I stayed with Abbie at the Jefferson Street Inn, so we could just walk over to the gift opening brunch. That hotel was really quite wonderful! We’ve shot weddings there before, and I’ve loved working with their catering and event staff, but we’d never actually stayed there. Our room was classy, the front desk staff was very friendly (I needed extra shampoo to get all the hairspray out of my updo!), and they let Abbie stay there for a small fee. The trip signified many “firsts” for Abbie- her first hotel stay, her first carpet experience (we have hardwood and tile), and her first ride in an elevator! She was such a champ. I love that cutie! We took her for ice cream at Briqs to celebrate. 🙂

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I started the next week with an adorable family/maternity shoot with the Bakken family. Kendi is beautifully pregnant with Teddy, so we had a fabulous shoot with these guys!

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It’s safe to say Jace is excited about becoming a big brother! 🙂

After their photo shoot, I went for a run around the park. I found a little trail that I hadn’t run before, and I loved exploring.

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Hot, humid runs are a special kind of cleansing. 🙂 I got home in time to clean up and finish studying before my first full city council meeting. Here’s the view from my new “office…”

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…and of course, a selfie with the alders from Districts 5 and 6. 🙂

Our friend, Ali, had a cancelled flight, so she was in Stevens Point for an extra day. We met at Emy J’s, caught up, and I learned all about her Brooklyn life! New York sounds like a completely different experience- I’ve been there once, but we went and visited all the sights that tourists typically see, so it wasn’t a really authentic experience. 🙂

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I finished out the week with some fabulous senior portraits for Bram. He’s a very talented soccer player and avid fly angler, so we had a variety of locations for the shoot. 🙂

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It was great to work with you, Bram! Thanks for not kicking that soccer ball right at my head.


Shots like this are a sure sign of trust… I wouldn’t lay down on the ground with my gear in front of just any soccer player and ask him to shoot the ball. 🙂

I was busy putting the final touches on my STREAM Girls program, and subsequently feeling pretty stressed, so Brian decided to take me on a little date to Belts’! It’s a short bike ride from our home, and we just LOVE their ice cream! 🙂

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It’s easy to support local businesses when their products are delicious! 🙂

Up next? STREAM Girls- all the cuteness of Girl Scouts learning about their watershed and the Trout Unlimited volunteers who help. 🙂

As always, thanks for reading! 🙂

Miles this year: 294.1

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Cramming like I did in college…

This week is full of cramming. Since we’re “lucky” enough that none of our clients are getting married on labor day weekend, we get to have the weekend off. As a result, I’m trying to cram in as much photo work as I can this week, so I can actually relax this weekend.
I started the week by meeting with Nicole and Mike, and they booked us for their 2013 wedding. I can’t wait to do their engagement portraits! I also met with Ashlee and her mom to go over album options. I’ve finally settled on a photo guest book company, and I’m very pleased to be able to offer those to our clients. 🙂 Hey- 2012 brides… let me know if you’re interested!
I headed up to Wausau on Tuesday to shoot some senior portraits of John. John is a DCE student and has a great (but elusive) smile 🙂






After we wrapped up that shoot, Brian and I headed over to my mom’s house for some Chinese takeout and a visit with my grandparents.

I made some amazing yogurt Popsicles this week: strawberries, grapes, and plain Greek yogurt. Delicious!

Since our Misty dog is getting up there in age, it has been on my mind to do a photo shoot with her. Brian and I picked up a few backdrop samples (that we intend to use for pet portraits), and it was the perfect “excuse” to work with my own puppies. I can’t believe Misty is 13. Getting old is tough!
I was the volunteer light tester. This is my best Abbie face.

Here’s our beautiful lab, in all her awesomeness…



…and here’s Abbie.




I love our pups. That photo shoot was a welcome distraction from the photo editing that has been bogging me down. I think I was wrong when I turned down those interns this spring…

Miles this year: 437.45

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