Brinkman Family | Golden Valley, ND | Family

Brinkman Family 2016

 The Brinkman family joined me on Christmas Eve for a very chilly afternoon session. We booked the session weeks in advance with the anticipation of their son Clay returning home for the holidays from California. No one expected the day to have such harsh winds and below freezing temperature. The beautiful sunny sky was very deceiving. We fought the elements hard that day but managed to get a few great images. Can't wait to photograph them again this summer with warmer temps! 

The Brinkman family joined me on Christmas Eve for a very chilly afternoon session. We booked the session weeks in advance with the anticipation of their son Clay returning home for the holidays from California. No one expected the day to have such harsh winds and below freezing temperature. The beautiful sunny sky was very deceiving. We fought the elements hard that day but managed to get a few great images. Can't wait to photograph them again this summer with warmer temps! 

Cashman Family | Bismarck, ND | Family

Cashman Family 2016

 This family was such a blast, all 15 of them! It was so great meeting Dan & Carol and photographing their wonderful children and adorable grandchildren. We captured a few full group pictures and then broke down the family into individual families, children, siblings, etc.   You might recognize them from their commercials for Cashman's Nursery! Best place in town for plants & trees :) Can't wait to plant Bristol's tree this year, thank you Dan! 

This family was such a blast, all 15 of them! It was so great meeting Dan & Carol and photographing their wonderful children and adorable grandchildren. We captured a few full group pictures and then broke down the family into individual families, children, siblings, etc. 

You might recognize them from their commercials for Cashman's Nursery! Best place in town for plants & trees :) Can't wait to plant Bristol's tree this year, thank you Dan! 

Castleberry Family | Bismarck, ND | Family

 Jackie & Jill came into my life a few years ago when I fell in love with their cupcakes. They are truly as sweet as their delicious treats! This fall I joined them at their parents farm in North Bismarck for a few family pictures before Mom & Dad departed on a world wide adventure that still has me jealous and in awe. It was my second time photographing little Sloan this fall, I think she is getting the hang of my big camera and silly faces :) It's bitter sweet looking back on this session as Jill departs on a new adventure in Denver and I savor my last few cupcakes! 

Jackie & Jill came into my life a few years ago when I fell in love with their cupcakes. They are truly as sweet as their delicious treats! This fall I joined them at their parents farm in North Bismarck for a few family pictures before Mom & Dad departed on a world wide adventure that still has me jealous and in awe. It was my second time photographing little Sloan this fall, I think she is getting the hang of my big camera and silly faces :) It's bitter sweet looking back on this session as Jill departs on a new adventure in Denver and I savor my last few cupcakes! 

Mini Sessions | Bismarck, ND | Families

Here it is, my big news for 2016. 

 This year I have met so many amazing families and have been blessed with the opportunity to document them as they've grown. After having my own child this fall I have made some hard decisions regarding my business.

This year I have met so many amazing families and have been blessed with the opportunity to document them as they've grown. After having my own child this fall I have made some hard decisions regarding my business.

 I want to spend more time doing this↑↑↑  I want to be able to experience every milestone in my daughters life. And while I have enjoyed documenting these moments for many of my clients, my heart is no longer in it and I want to be able to focus my talents elsewhere. 

I want to spend more time doing this↑↑↑  I want to be able to experience every milestone in my daughters life. And while I have enjoyed documenting these moments for many of my clients, my heart is no longer in it and I want to be able to focus my talents elsewhere. 

 In 2017 I will no longer be offering milestone sessions or senior sessions. I will also not be taking on any new clients for family sessions. I will be adjusting my pricing and removing a few packages as well. For me its more about quality of service over quantity and I want to ensure my clients are being well taken care of.   Weddings. Glowing moms. Precious newborns. Confident bridal boudoir. And commercial. will be my primary focus. 

In 2017 I will no longer be offering milestone sessions or senior sessions. I will also not be taking on any new clients for family sessions. I will be adjusting my pricing and removing a few packages as well. For me its more about quality of service over quantity and I want to ensure my clients are being well taken care of. 

Weddings. Glowing moms. Precious newborns. Confident bridal boudoir. And commercial. will be my primary focus. 

 Heartbroken over this decision? Don't worry, I will still offer family mini sessions twice a year. Once in the summer and once in the fall. Now smile and enjoy the faster editing time :)       Thank you to all of my 2016 fall mini session families :) 

Heartbroken over this decision? Don't worry, I will still offer family mini sessions twice a year. Once in the summer and once in the fall. Now smile and enjoy the faster editing time :)  

 

Thank you to all of my 2016 fall mini session families :) 

Beechie Family | Bismarck, ND | Families

 I had the pleasure of photographing the Beechie family as they celebrated adorable little Bennett's second birthday. This little guy is so full of energy and excitement. I really enjoyed his happy-go-lucky personality. He has so much love for his daddy and you can tell he adores his mommy! Thanks for keeping me on my toes during my last few pregnant days!  

I had the pleasure of photographing the Beechie family as they celebrated adorable little Bennett's second birthday. This little guy is so full of energy and excitement. I really enjoyed his happy-go-lucky personality. He has so much love for his daddy and you can tell he adores his mommy! Thanks for keeping me on my toes during my last few pregnant days!  

Senske Family | Bismarck, ND | Family Session

The Senske Twins are TWO!

 I remember the day Mandy told me she was pregnant with Hollis and River very vivdally. Tyson and I were headed to Big Sky and Mandy sent me a text with their ultrasound, I specifically remember seeing them labeled as "Baby A and Baby B" but I knew in my mind I would call them "Thing 1 and Thing 2" after the Dr. Seuss characters. Now; they climb cabinets like explorers, jump off things like they are jumping into the river, and run around like they are Usain Bolt!

I remember the day Mandy told me she was pregnant with Hollis and River very vivdally. Tyson and I were headed to Big Sky and Mandy sent me a text with their ultrasound, I specifically remember seeing them labeled as "Baby A and Baby B" but I knew in my mind I would call them "Thing 1 and Thing 2" after the Dr. Seuss characters. Now; they climb cabinets like explorers, jump off things like they are jumping into the river, and run around like they are Usain Bolt!

 This picture basically sums up any persons life who has a sibling....I love it :) Although, I do fill bad for Hollis, but don't worry she got equal with him! 

This picture basically sums up any persons life who has a sibling....I love it :) Although, I do fill bad for Hollis, but don't worry she got equal with him! 

 River is OBSESSED with his Daddy! He is always carrying around guns, talking about fishy's and asking where daddy is. He knows daddy's truck, his boat, and when daddy is out hunting. 

River is OBSESSED with his Daddy! He is always carrying around guns, talking about fishy's and asking where daddy is. He knows daddy's truck, his boat, and when daddy is out hunting. 

 Hollis is a precious little sweetheart. She loves to cuddle, or maybe that's just with me. She loves looking at Baby Bristol and saying "baby". She also likes to share her food, which I really enjoy :) She is a mommy's girl and I hope she ends up exactly like her mommy; kind, patient, and totally rad! Mandy and I have been friends since high school! 

Hollis is a precious little sweetheart. She loves to cuddle, or maybe that's just with me. She loves looking at Baby Bristol and saying "baby". She also likes to share her food, which I really enjoy :) She is a mommy's girl and I hope she ends up exactly like her mommy; kind, patient, and totally rad! Mandy and I have been friends since high school! 

 These two.....like seriously, just look at them! Their love is ridiculous. I couldn't even pose them, they are just naturally all over each other. 

These two.....like seriously, just look at them! Their love is ridiculous. I couldn't even pose them, they are just naturally all over each other. 

 Tyson and I love being such great friends with this family. I love when Tyson and Sean hunt/fish/do man stuff together, giving Mandy and I an excuse to talk photography and hangout with her kiddos! Some friendships are just meant to be :) 

Tyson and I love being such great friends with this family. I love when Tyson and Sean hunt/fish/do man stuff together, giving Mandy and I an excuse to talk photography and hangout with her kiddos! Some friendships are just meant to be :) 

Evelyn | Bismarck, ND | Cake Smash

 I personally can't believe that this adorable little girl is 1 years old! I still remember the 100+ degree July wedding her parents had and the day I met her and how cute and tiny she was :) There are a lot of things I love about being a photographer, but meeting new people, becoming friends, and having the ability to document their lives over a long time span is a blessing. Evelyn has made me work for the smiles over the past year, usually dishing them out after my camera is back in my bag as we are walking back to our vehicles, but the few I have been able to get are so precious. Like the little lady that she is, her cake smash session was more effective after she was handed a spoon. Really, who wants to get all dirt in cake anyways? Especially with a cute outfit on! 

I personally can't believe that this adorable little girl is 1 years old! I still remember the 100+ degree July wedding her parents had and the day I met her and how cute and tiny she was :) There are a lot of things I love about being a photographer, but meeting new people, becoming friends, and having the ability to document their lives over a long time span is a blessing. Evelyn has made me work for the smiles over the past year, usually dishing them out after my camera is back in my bag as we are walking back to our vehicles, but the few I have been able to get are so precious. Like the little lady that she is, her cake smash session was more effective after she was handed a spoon. Really, who wants to get all dirt in cake anyways? Especially with a cute outfit on!