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  • Custom Project - Rice Lake Family Photographer

    I wanted to share this piece to show how you can be a part of the creative process.  Krista wanted me to create something special for her husband's birthday.  She had an idea to represent all the things that are important to him on one image - God, his wife, and his children.  Krista wanted to include an image of a church to represent God and asked me to use some graphic type letters to spell out her husband's motto "Anything short of sin".  So, we arranged a time to photograph her and their three children when he wouldn't suspect anything.  The kids changed clothes in the car on the way to the session location and we got lots of fun images to choose from.  I found a cute old church to photograph and went around town photographing signs that I could extract letters from for the graphic lettering.  We put it all together and she ordered the image on a Standout Mount for his office!  btw: the kids are doing an "air benders" thing from the movie that their Dad had recently taken them to... I love the humor. 

  • Kurtzhals Family - Rice Lake Family Photographer

    We photographed Matt & Yvonne's wedding and have had the pleasure of continuing to photograph them - now with thier two boys!  I am sharing some of our favorites from their session.  I enjoy the more interactive or 'relationship' images of family more often then the 'everyone look happy and smile' poses, but I see the beauty of both and work to give families both options.  There are different places in your home to display the different styles.  The images of Carter below are great artwork for decorating in a bedroom.  They are fun and playful and would be beautiful in a large size.  The image of Calvin is more like a portrait and you can see the spark in his eyes.  When you photograph your children or are having someone else photograph them, try not to make them too aware of the camera.  Try watching and waiting and photograph them when they aren't looking directly at you.  When someone becomes camera aware, they often tend to stiffen up or fake it - you know what I mean, you probably do it too! 

     

    Carter.

     

    Calvin.

     

    Dad was just helping Carter in the river.  I love these timeless images.  

  • Gargulak Four - Rice Lake Children Photographer

     

    I had so much fun with this crew and had to share some of my (and Mom's)  favorites.  These were taken at the FFA Park in Rice Lake.

    I had to post this one because I think it is soo funny... I laugh every time I look at it.

    Look at these eyes!

     

    Mom's favorite!  I love the spunk here!

    A few days after this session, they took the old railroad tie steps out and replaced them with new ones. 

    I'm sad about it, but I'm sure they will be safer now.  The sun was behind the kids and low, creating some great backlighting.

    How great is it to be 3?!

     Some family in Norway sent these outfits and the kids were so cute.  This image reminded me of the movie 'Sound of Music' for some reason.  When I said that to Bridget, she said "I don't have that many children!"  

    It's the clothing and the running and the laughing.... Grandma loves this one.