| Mark Helberg Birth Announcements |

Birth announcements are a great way to share he arrival of your new little one with family and friends near and far!  Who doesn’t love to put a gorgeous newborn on their fridge?!  Mark’s newborn session went so well with the help of his big brothers!  It’s so much fun to create custom art for clients and his mom and dad picked out the perfect image for their announcements.  With the addition of a little text to add the details of his arrival and a little graphic around the outside to help highlight him, we had the perfect announcement to share with his loved ones!  Getting to combine two amazing mediums is so rewarding for me, capturing special moments and highlighting them with custom graphics is an amazing way to bring lasting memories to any important milestone!  Thinking about a special session or graphic?  Let’s combine the two and create something memorable!

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| Moline’s 1st Birthday Invitation

Miss Mo turned 1!  It has been a joy to watch her grow as we captured her during her milestone sessions and creating her 1st birthday invitations has been icing on the cake!  We created a custom watercolor design and added in text and graphics to highlight her birthday theme!  Her sweet family loves John Deere green tractors and it’s only fitting that her first birthday invitations reflect that perfectly.  Wishing Miss Mo the happiest of birthdays and I can’t wait to continue to watch her grow!

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| Tropical Freeze 2019 |

Ice cream, a word synonymous with summer! Our small community is lucky enough to have a wonderful ice cream shop, Tropical Freeze, that offers not only their amazing cones and flurries, but burgers, fries, and more! This year they decided to branch out into a new adventure with a concession trailer! In December of last year the Tropical Freeze crew asked me to help them transform their new concession trailer into a Mini Tropical Freeze. A project that has been very close to my heart these last few months; one this size takes lots of detailed measuring, pictures, graphic design time, tweaking to make it just right, and collaboration!

The base of our project started with graphic design, a field that I love and have been working in for fourteen years. Graphic design comes in many different forms and can be produced in many different ways. Logo design, invitations of all sorts, promotional items, business cards, signs, vehicle graphics, and so much more; but in this case, our graphic design was to create a vehicle wrap for the new Tropic Freeze concession trailer!

We decided to make some logo adjustments and additions, a few font changes, but still kept the color scheme and texture of their current shop!  Once we had the final design created, we placed the layouts onto digital pictures of the actual trailer for alignment, measurements were checked one more time, and we were ready for print and installation! While I have extensive vehicle and sign graphic vinyl installation experience of all kinds, one thing that I have never tackled or been trained in is vehicle wrapping; for this part of the process I called on fellow graphic and sign business owner and friend Josette. Her detailed knowledge of wrapping was the final piece of the puzzle and the icing on the cake! We talked on the phone, emailed, and messaged to make sure the artwork came through just right and to get the install scheduled. In the small business world, fellow business relationships are so important; being able to work together and support one another in whatever form we can is priceless. There is no harm in reaching out to fellow businesses to complete projects, just look at what our two businesses came together to create!

Below you can see the transformation from graphic design to the final wrapped look! I popped out to snaps some quick pictures on my phone before sunset last night(just look at how that golden hour sun hits the trailer!) so that we could share the fun that is to come with all of you!  Our community has been patiently waiting for opening day and now they are one step closer to filling those ice cream machines and flipping burgers!  If you happen to be driving through our small town this summer, make sure you stop for a cone! Thank you to the Tropical Freeze crew for many months of fun creating this wonderful look, see you at The Freeze!

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| Skye Cinema Family Film Festival Posters |

Warm weather means families are venturing out of hibernation from our cold winter and enjoying the many fun things around the area communities!  One of our local movie theaters puts on a free family film festival every summer and what better way to go out for an evening with the family to see a favorite movie or find a new favorite!  From The Greatest Showman on Earth and Sherlock Gnomes to Hotel Transylvania 3 and Lego Move 2: The Second Part, you can’t go wrong!  It is always fun to team up with Skye Cinema and create a new look for them each year and find different ways to incorporate their sponsors and different movies!  Grab the family and head out to Skye Cinema this coming June and July to catch some amazing movies!

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| SteamProps, LLC Convention Banners |

SteamProps, LLC has kicked off convention season and with things in full swing, he will now be sporting brand new banners at his booth!  Banners are a great way to get your business noticed when heading out and about, with easy set up and take down, they make storage simple.  Mike, the man behind SteamProps, LLC, had a great banner size in mind when we started, we added in some details around his new logo, they look stunning and are sure to make his booth stand out above the rest!  If you’re a fan of the steampunk genre, make sure to check this amazing artist out, his creations are one of a kind, and if you’re looking for a fun event, head out to a local steampunk convention!

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| Published |

This Image.  This Family.  This Session.  The Wheeler Family had an absolutely beautiful day for their session this fall, cool temperatures, amazing golden light, and an adorable little girl!  There isn’t one image from their session that I’m not in love with, picking a favorite is nearly impossible and their session is one of my favorites from this year!
Last week I received a notification that an image from their session was going to be published in Shutter Scene Magazine!  I was speechless, excited, and in awe!  Publication, something photographers dream of, something I have been dreaming of since the first time I picked up my camera so many years ago.  It still feels surreal!

To check out the magazine in it’s entirety head here!

2018 has been an amazing year, from newborns, milestones, families, weddings, pups, and more, things are winding down as we near the Holidays and ready ourselves for the New Year!  Graphics projects are still keeping me busy and it’s been so much fun to create Holiday cards for clients with images from their sessions!  Logo Designs are underway and many more projects are on the books!

A huge thank you to everyone whom has helped me to get to this point, for supporting my leap into the graphic design and photography business to the wonderful and amazing clients I have had the chance to work with!  You have all made this business what it is, an amazing journey that I wouldn’t want to share with anyone else!  Thank You!

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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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| 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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