| Phil & Kim Engagement |

Kim & Phil are adorable together!  I am so excited to get to capture their special day this coming September!  We headed out to Kim’s home for their engagement session on a beautiful summer evening of gator rides and some pretty cute goats!  Meeting new people is so much fun and I was excited to get a message from Kim, and was even more excited to find out that I knew some of her family and even her fiance!  Engagement sessions are a great time to see how a couple interacts with one another and to find the perfect poses for them on their big day, it didn’t take long for Kim and Phil to find their rhythm in front of the camera, they were naturals!  I’m looking forward to spending their day with them, congrats Kim & Phil!

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| Zirkes Maternity 2018 |

A message came through a few weeks ago from a mom to be looking to do a maternity session before their little one’s arrival at the end of July.  We instantly hit it of and found a date to meet up in Grand Rapids, Ohio for their session!  Alicia & Matt were so much fun to work with!  Not a single dull moment, jokes and inside jokes were in abundance!  We strolled from one end of this adorable amazing little town to the other, getting to know one another, hearing about their little one’s nursery, and learning about how these two met!  Not only did we get to celebrate this little family, but we celebrated this little one in a very special image that you will see below.  Alicia and Matt you guys are so much fun, thank you for bringing many smiles to my Saturday evening!

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| Mila Quinones 4 Years |

Mila is 4 years old, how did that happen?!  It feels like just yesterday we were doing her newborn pictures!  We had such a great time last weekend at her session, she had some great ideas, and was ready for anything!  Such an adorable young lady who is already ready to take on the world!  Her Mom and Dad we great helpers in helping me to capture that sweet smile.  All of the cuteness and those curls is just too much to handle, her expressions in that adorable hat to laughing in the alfalfa field!  Miss Mila you are growing so fast and it has been an honor to watch and get to capture these important moments!

Thank you to Marie & Norbert Rohrs for letting us borrow your gorgeous barns and fields!

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| Lydia Wachtman NHS Senior 2019 |

Happy 4th of July!  What a great way to kick of the Holiday with some sneaks from this amazing 2019 summer senior session!  I headed to Napoleon last week and found some great places with the gorgeous Lydia!  From old barns and alley ways in between brick buildings, to grungy doorways and chalk on the bricks, it was a beautiful start to the evening.  We then head out to her family’s farm just a few miles down the road!  This time of year is wheat harvest for our area, and those golden fields of wheat are amazing.  I was so excited to find out Lydia’s family had several wheat fields on their farm, and we took full advantage of it!  We were able to capture so many amazing images during golden hour through sunset!  Choosing just a few sneaks from her session was not an easy task, but so much fun!  Thank you Lydia for an incredible evening and good luck this upcoming year!

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| Ashlee Jones |

Beautiful.  Ashlee is this word inside and out!  It seems like just a short time ago we were doing her senior pictures and she was getting ready to embark on the next chapter, that was already back in 2015, where has the time gone!  Since our last get together Ashlee is now an STNA, working in a neighboring town, and on her way to a nursing degree, how amazing is that?!  We got together last week for an amazing session, just because!  We met up in our small town and walked around from building to building and then headed out to a great grassy field!  Everyone deserves to do a fun photo session for no other reason than to have a wonderful time laughing, catching up, and capturing some amazing smiles!  Thank you Ashlee for heading out on a warm summer evening and braving the walk through the grass with me!

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| Lawson Gerdeman |

Lawson stopped by for his newborn session last weekend and he did amazing!  Slept through the session like a dream and did great while big sister Lylah took a turn giving him some snuggles.  I love when clients bring little things to incorporate into their little one’s sessions!  Kristi & Brandon brought an adorable hat and bear that matched perfectly into one of his sets and we were also able to do a little tribute to Kristi’s dad by surrounding Lawson with some of his John Deere model airplanes!  Love getting to see this sweet family and it will be so much fun to watch Lawson grow, Congrats Brandon, Kristi, & Lylah!

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| Tyler & Olivia Kossow |

Just over a year ago I got an email from a sweet couple looking to book their photographer for 2018, we met and instantly hit it off!  Tyler & Olivia have been so much fun to work with over this last year when we started with their engagement session and save the date cards, to their invitations, koozies, and capturing their big day.  The day started out rainy and dreary, but as I arrived at the church, the rain stopped and things brightened up!  They opted to not see each other before the ceremony, but instead we did a corner meet so that they could exchange letters and have a moment to themselves and it was so sweet!  The bridesmaids and moms were great help in getting Olivia ready and the groomsmen were ready to get Tyler down the isle!  We heard showers while we were inside off and on, but when we were ready to head out with the bridal party, the showers stopped again and we had great weather for outdoor portraits!  Every detail of the day was planned perfectly, from the dresses and tuxes, to the beautiful cake and chocolate frosted cupcake heart in the middle of the cake table and the sweet note attached to the guests’ silverware!  Olivia looked gorgeous and Tyler beamed with pride as he saw her for the first time walking down the isle!  I’m so happy for Tyler & Olivia and look forward to seeing them around town and many more fun sessions in the future!  Congratulations you two!!!

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Florist: Above the Roots Florist

Cake: The Bake Shop: Kristy’s Cakes

| Jensen’s 1st Birthday Invitation

The classic John Deere vs. Case rivalry is strong in this sweet family!  Jensen has been in studio for his milestone sessions this past year and in July he will make his last visit for his 1 Year Session!  Time has just flown and it’s been so sweet to watch him grow and to get to know his family!  What’s more fun than a tractor themed birthday party?!  Love how this watercolor design came together and the final print was amazing!  Happy 1st Birthday Jensen!

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| Fire Department |

Every once in a while it’s nice to sit and create something that has been in your mind for a while!  A few weeks ago I had a vision for a look for a fire department shirt that I couldn’t get out of my mind, so I decided to create one for fun!  I plugged in our local department name it all came together!

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| Norbert & Marie Rohrs |

Happy 50th Anniversary to this fantastic couple!  I got to capture something a little different for a change last weekend, not a wedding or family session, but an anniversary party!  It was fun to walk around and capture the events of the evening, mingle, and share stories with everyone.  It just so happens that Norbert & Marie are not only neighbors and friends, but family as well!  From cake and great food, to tractors and polka, it was a great day!  Something that many don’t know about my family is there have been and are some amazing polka bands in it!  I grew up attending polka and square dances, and listening to Norbert’s band, Happy Times Polka, practice on warm summer nights from down the road!  Polka is so much a part of our family that we had Happy Times Polka join our DeeJay at our wedding to share some sets!  Happy Anniversary Norbert & Marie and cheers to many more!

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