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Rad photogs retreat | one rad weekend! :)

I arrived after a few hours in a car ride by myself and walked into a giant, open-concept, rustic inspired, barn with aView full post »

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summer watermelon pizza + yay! :)

The grill is going, the friends are showing up and then corn on the cob is being shucked! :) SUMMMMMMMMER time! :)  IView full post »

tree day! :)

We never had a “real” tree growing up….in fact, my Mom ritually put up the fake tree while stringingView full post »

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YAY! :) Fall 2014 handmade shop launch!

I am bursting at the seams with excitement for this launch of my new products in my Etsy shop today! :) I decided thatView full post »

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An island, a birthday and leaving technology!

So I turned 30 in March! And we decided to celebrate on an island in the Carribbean, St. John! Have you been? It wasView full post »

Spread some love! :)

Even though Valentines day has come and gone, I wanted to share some love from a shoot that I worked on with theView full post »

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Meet Ms. Emily Koska (and Mike too! :)

I had the chance to head up to Fargo, North Dakota for a quick day trip to meet and spend the day with the talented Ms.View full post »

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Our little (snowy) world…

Dear baby Zeke! :) One of the thing that I LOVE about being your Mommy, and never expected to, is being able toView full post »

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From this weekend! :)

What a weekend! :) We had another AMAZING group of photographers at the Minneapolis Photo Center to learn and shootView full post »

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A special (snowy) relationship! :)

She plowed through the door with eagerness and umph…..I was JUST as excited to see her as she was to see me! :)View full post »

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Goodbye snow! :)

So….we’re off…….boarding a plane later this afternoon to sunny Mexico for Jeanne andView full post »

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Smart, BEAUTIFUL, charming, SUPER duper cute, and business smart are among the many adjectives I’d used toView full post »

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My little Pear! :)

The minute I found out I was pregnant I started contemplating traditions (well….maybe not the EXACT minute,View full post »

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June 9th, 2012! :)

It was an amazing Saturday for the Steffen family! It was the day that Ezekiel Aaron Steffen entered the world! It wasView full post »

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A moment that will last ages! :)

I laid in our hotel room…staring at the ugly “hotel art” hanging on the wall as our room got darkerView full post »

Meet Ezekiel….

….Mr. Ezekiel Aaron Steffen to be exact! :) If you have been a faithful blog follower, you’ve noticed thatView full post »

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Ali and Matt :: FIND Atlanta

So….just one more from my FIND experience in Atlanta! :) Ms. Ali is a another fabulous photographer in theView full post »

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Kate and Matt :: FIND Atlanta

Kate and Matt are one of those gorgeous couples that make you smile for days after you photograph them… muchView full post »

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Jesse and Whitney :: FIND Atlanta

Another amazing couple that we had the privilege of working with in Atlanta at the FIND workshop! :) And you may justView full post »

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Jourdanne and Jimmy :: FIND Atlanta

One of the many sweet, sweet sessions that we were able to capture while shooting with Jonathan at the FIND lab inView full post »

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In a world where comparison runs wild because social media has taken over and peoples opinions seemed to be shared asView full post »

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…and the color…

BAH! The reds! The auquas……..only film can get these colors and capture them just perfectly! :) CAN NOTView full post »

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The birth day.

28 years ago my Mom and dad became parents. I don’t know how this happened (ok, well I do…..but you get theView full post »

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2011 has been…

…a year for AMAZING brides in beautiful dresses with touching vows! …a year to be reminded over and overView full post »