February 24, 2014 : Miscellaneous, Weddings

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 the AMAZING Lisa from Johnny and Dottie! Some Valentines-style inspiration!! :)

I have to admit that I haven’t been known to be the girl that counts down the days to the epic 14th of February on the calendar. Why? Maybe it’s because the whole flowers-and-chocolates bit doesn’t speak “romantic” to me….do my dishes, watch a Hallmark movie with me or surprise me with a new set of knitting needles….that’s your ticket to Emily Steffen’s heart! :) But, none-the-less I think we all LOVE to feel special and appreciated no matter what day it is, right? There is something that yearns for the words “BE MINE” especially in the midst of frigidly cold winters like we are having this year. We want to be loved, appreciated and cared for. We want to hear the “I love you’s” and “You’re specials”!

So carve out some time today (even just 2 minutes) to say I LOVE YOU or YOU’RE SPECIAL to someone that you care for!  A voicemail, a sticky note or an in-person SHOUT! :) Because you can make the magic of February 14th happen any day of the year, eh?! :)

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A HUGE thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring this last week! :) Check it out here! :)

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Location: Minneapolis Photo Center, MN
Dress: Custom made, Emily Steffen
Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Flowers and styling: Johnny and Dottie
Hair and Makeup: Aubrey from Swept-up
Cake: Taylor’d Cakes

April 28, 2013 : Engagements, Miscellaneous

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. Emily Koska! :) She is a wedding photographer that has HUGE dreams, hopes and aspirations in her area…and her ball is ROLLING and rolling steadily! From day-time nurse to dreaming big for her photography world, Emily has hopes, goals and talents that will crush the market around Fargo (so if you’re looking for a wedding photographer…hint, hint)!

This girl has a SHEER and unhindered passion for weddings! She realized soon after her wedding day had come and gone that it was SUPER necessary to stay connected to the wedding world and combine her love for photography! She worked her tail off, interned, hustled, shot, shot, shot and launched her business. She’s been shooting ever since and craved a fresh perspective for some advice for her business. We spent the day talking, shooting, critiquing, questioning, sharing and laughing together! It sure was WONDERFUL! :) We both walked away with some new ideas, a gained perspective and a new friendship! :) So friends, watch this girl….she’s making thing happen in Fargo! :)

HUGS Em! I can’t to see you SOON! Real soon! :) And YAY for Mike for being so wonderful for our mini-photo-sesh! :) THANKS MIKE! :)

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March 6, 2013 : Miscellaneous, My story

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 to introduce you to the world! :) Feeding you new foods, teaching you how to pet the pugs, showing you how to jump on Daddy and wake him up, or seeing and experiencing snow for the first time….those things that make our world “OUR WORLD”! :) I look back on my world with Grandma and Grandpa….learning how to load the wood-stove with Grandpa so that we’d have heat at night in our tiny little house, Grandma teaching me how to use a sewing machine so that I could start to sew treasures and what our little family vacations meant (usually that involved a lot of fishing with Grandpa and doodling with Grandma, but that’s a whole different story!) :)

As a Mommy, I have the opportunity to help shape our world as a family! To show you what family times means, to have regular meals around the table, to color and draw with you and read books and walk the pugs and run outside and garden….to start shaping what OUR WORLD looks like as a family! :) It’s pretty cool! :) I pray every day that those moments of “firsts” teach you…teach you about shape and color and texture…but more importantly about values and ideals. About how to stand up for yourself. About how to react in certain situations. How to love and have compassion. And how to trust in God for everyday! :)

Yay for snow and yay for amazing little boys, like you, that show Mommys, like me, what life’s little moments are really all about! :) I LOVE YOU EZEKIEL! :)

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Hi! I'm Emily! :)

I am an artist; a WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER by day, TEXTILE ARTIST by night and mommy and wife in the middle! :)

I am an encourager, believer-in-love, every-day doodler, pug-wrangler, joy-spreader, and ice-cream devourer!

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