Bella Blossoms

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-photo credit :: Cathy Breslow

I am just full of tips lately…here’s another one! Accessories! My dear friend, Rebekah, is the owner and creator of Bella Blossoms. She makes beautiful necklaces and hair pieces, along with maternity sashes & more! I have ordered some of her Blossoms for past sessions…

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Yes, my niece, and even my fur baby have blossoms!

Here’s a link to the Bella Blossoms Facebook page :: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=127196967376543 Maybe you want to order Blossoms of your very own for your next session!

And, once again, I want to make sure I share that this is not a sponsored post. I’m not compensated for writing this. Nor was it requested. I’m just sharing because I love Bella Blossoms!

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Jamberry Nails For Days

Literally. For days.

Let me explain…I am the WORST at painting my nails. Seriously. It’s bad. A friend of mind sells Jamberry nails (like, she’s a dealer). I was skeptical. Really, the only way polish lasts for me is if it’s a gel manicure done at a salon. Everything else chips or peels within a day or two. Kelsey sent me a sample and I have had them on for almost a full week already with no chips or problems. And! Bonus! They were super easy to apply to my nails! I had both hands done in under 5 minutes. So, obviously I have to shout this news from the internet rooftops! I definitely plan to order more.

And, full disclosure, Kelsey did not ask me to write this. I am not compensated in any way for this post. I just love sharing tips like this because when something makes life better or easier, you shouldn’t keep that to yourself! Here’s a link to my Jamberry dealer’s website :: http://kmb.jamberrynails.net/?ref=kmb

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What does this have to do with photography?! I like for my nails to look nice when I meet with clients and they take a beating just in everyday life. Also, maybe my lovely clients are looking for fun nail art ideas to include in their next session. It’s all connected.
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Winter Engagement Session

I had the honor of snapping photos for the future Mr & Mrs Sorensen!

Here are a few of my favorites from their session…

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So happy for Luke & Brooke! It was a chilly day, but we made the most of it and I think we got some really great photos.  It was fun to end at a coffee shop and warm up a little before we went our separate ways.  Cheers to you both! And good luck with wedding planning!

Portfolio: The Nistler Family

Brooke saw our facebook page and contacted me about taking some photos for her family–I was happy to add another fall session to my calender and the colors have been perfect!  But the weather lately…. oy!  Thankfully, it was kind to us!  The rain held off and the sun even came out at the end!  The Nistlers were so easy to work with!  Brought their own cute little pumpkins and a bench and found the perfect location!  I am so glad they are happy with their photos!DSC_0409-2 DSC_0413 DSC_0423 DSC_0440 DSC_0450 DSC_0467 DSC_0479 DSC_0487 DSC_0489 DSC_0491 DSC_0498This time of year is great for taking your family Christmas / Holiday card photos!  Or just family photos in general…

Portfolio: Rachael & Willie

I had so much fun working with Rachael & Willie!  I got to take a gorgeous drive a little ways North & enjoy the fall colors, minding the State Troopers I passed along the way.  There’s something cathartic about a fall drive with City & Colour playing…  I hope you like the photos! As always, if you like what you see, don’t hesitate to contact me to book a session of your own!

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Where I’ve been…

It’s true… I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. But I am happy to report that I have been busy LIVING life to its fullest! Working at my day job (paying the bills), enjoying a BEAUTIFUL Minnesota summer, and spending as much time with my family as possible.

I got a copy of Lightroom for my birthday and that was such a kind gift from my family! I am finally starting to put that gift to use! I’ve also got my logo work back from a very talented graphic designer! So expect to see more of that!

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