family photography

Levinson Family | Bismarck, North Dakota

The Levinson/Pritchard/Schuetzle Family

My sister (far left) married into a pretty great family. Over the past 5+ years I’ve basically made them my own family. It’s always a privilege photographing their family and spending time with this awesome group!

My sister (far left) married into a pretty great family. Over the past 5+ years I’ve basically made them my own family. It’s always a privilege photographing their family and spending time with this awesome group!

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Claire hasn’t always liked me taking her picture, but over the years she’s warmed up a bit :)

Claire hasn’t always liked me taking her picture, but over the years she’s warmed up a bit :)

And then there is my nephew Corbin, I guess he was over holding up his little sister Kendall?!

And then there is my nephew Corbin, I guess he was over holding up his little sister Kendall?!

Doan Family | Bismarck, North Dakota

The Doan Family

It’s no secret Black Leg Ranch is my favorite wedding venue in the area and this right here is part of the amazing family behind the business. Jay and Kari always make photographing their family fun and easy with their good looks and well behaved adorable children.

It’s no secret Black Leg Ranch is my favorite wedding venue in the area and this right here is part of the amazing family behind the business. Jay and Kari always make photographing their family fun and easy with their good looks and well behaved adorable children.

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Breuer Family | Family Photography Mandan, North Dakota

“I’ll ride in on a sunny day, sing you a song, steal your heart away, like a cowboy.”

On a gorgeous August evening I joined the Breuer family for a perfect family session. Cahl has the best blue eyes and his smile was worth the work. This family is basically magazine worthy, they are so adorable and they have personalities to match.

On a gorgeous August evening I joined the Breuer family for a perfect family session. Cahl has the best blue eyes and his smile was worth the work. This family is basically magazine worthy, they are so adorable and they have personalities to match.

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Rowan Rose | Personal Posts Bismarck, North Dakota

And then we became a family of 4.

September 11th, 2018 39 weeks on the dot. Born at 1:55pm, 7lbs 5.5oz, 20" long.  Bristols original due date was September 11th, 2016 my niece Kendall was also expected on September 11th, 2017 neither of which were born on September 11th, but in 2018 we finally got a baby on that day :)

September 11th, 2018 39 weeks on the dot. Born at 1:55pm, 7lbs 5.5oz, 20" long.

Bristols original due date was September 11th, 2016 my niece Kendall was also expected on September 11th, 2017 neither of which were born on September 11th, but in 2018 we finally got a baby on that day :)

As I mentioned in my previous  post , I had been having a few issues with my stomach condition this pregnancy and chose to be induced at 39 weeks. So on Tuesday September 11th at 12:15am Tyson and I entered St. Alexius excited and nervous for the arrival of baby #2.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had been having a few issues with my stomach condition this pregnancy and chose to be induced at 39 weeks. So on Tuesday September 11th at 12:15am Tyson and I entered St. Alexius excited and nervous for the arrival of baby #2.

Who can sleep when your excited to have a baby? I was super fortunate to have my favorite coffee shop, Bitty Bean, deliver me a Titanium Coffee, if you haven’t tried them, stop by….they even deliver!

Who can sleep when your excited to have a baby? I was super fortunate to have my favorite coffee shop, Bitty Bean, deliver me a Titanium Coffee, if you haven’t tried them, stop by….they even deliver!

From the moment I entered the delivery ward of St. Alexius I was impressed with the staff. I might be bias but I love the nurses, PAs and doctors. Nurse Nancy will forever hold a special place in my heart as she was there to help me get threw all the hard stuff and welcome our daughter. You never forget your delivery nurse, with Bristol it was a girl named Trista and her smile still resonates to this day. Thank you Nancy and all of the nurses for everything you do!

From the moment I entered the delivery ward of St. Alexius I was impressed with the staff. I might be bias but I love the nurses, PAs and doctors. Nurse Nancy will forever hold a special place in my heart as she was there to help me get threw all the hard stuff and welcome our daughter. You never forget your delivery nurse, with Bristol it was a girl named Trista and her smile still resonates to this day. Thank you Nancy and all of the nurses for everything you do!

At 1:55pm Rowan Rose entered the world. This delivery was amazing. I told Tyson that it went so well, it was dangerous. I feel like we could have at least 2 more kids….if not like 5 :) The only thing missing from this delivery was a fluffy robe, a facial and some chocolate!  One of my favorite memories of this delivery was having my good friend Sommer in the room. She is one of the PA’s and got to spend the day with me, she even broke my water and held my legs……friend of the year!  Dr. Delvo was of course a rock star. Anyone who knows her is aware of her ability to walk in the room and make you feel calm. She is always smiling and speaks in a way that just makes you feel safe and secure which a woman needs when she is growing/deliving a baby. I recommend her to every single person I know, or don’t know for that matter!

At 1:55pm Rowan Rose entered the world. This delivery was amazing. I told Tyson that it went so well, it was dangerous. I feel like we could have at least 2 more kids….if not like 5 :) The only thing missing from this delivery was a fluffy robe, a facial and some chocolate!

One of my favorite memories of this delivery was having my good friend Sommer in the room. She is one of the PA’s and got to spend the day with me, she even broke my water and held my legs……friend of the year!

Dr. Delvo was of course a rock star. Anyone who knows her is aware of her ability to walk in the room and make you feel calm. She is always smiling and speaks in a way that just makes you feel safe and secure which a woman needs when she is growing/deliving a baby. I recommend her to every single person I know, or don’t know for that matter!

While St. Alexius has a strict no photo or video while delivering rule, my husband was allowed to photograph before and immediately after the delivery which I am incredibly thankful for. Moments like these are great to look back at, the time goes so fast and you forgot a lot of what is going on. Thank you Tyson for making sure these moments are forever documented, you did a great job.

While St. Alexius has a strict no photo or video while delivering rule, my husband was allowed to photograph before and immediately after the delivery which I am incredibly thankful for. Moments like these are great to look back at, the time goes so fast and you forgot a lot of what is going on. Thank you Tyson for making sure these moments are forever documented, you did a great job.

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Bristol had been asking to bring her sissy home from the hospital for a few weeks. When we called her to say she was here and she could come meet her you could hear the excitement. Dad met her downstairs with a gift for baby.

Bristol had been asking to bring her sissy home from the hospital for a few weeks. When we called her to say she was here and she could come meet her you could hear the excitement. Dad met her downstairs with a gift for baby.

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I was so nervous for this moment. I cried leaving Bristol at my parents house as we drove to the hospital, worried she would be sad that she wasn’t getting all the attention. Contemplating how we would structure our time to ensure both children are feeling equally loved. Would she be jealous? Mad? Sad? Hate us?…..Nope. She was happy! She was so proud to be a big sister. So happy to cuddle and kiss on her. She had zero intentions of sharing her with anyone that evening and spends every minute of the day looking after Rowan.

I was so nervous for this moment. I cried leaving Bristol at my parents house as we drove to the hospital, worried she would be sad that she wasn’t getting all the attention. Contemplating how we would structure our time to ensure both children are feeling equally loved. Would she be jealous? Mad? Sad? Hate us?…..Nope. She was happy! She was so proud to be a big sister. So happy to cuddle and kiss on her. She had zero intentions of sharing her with anyone that evening and spends every minute of the day looking after Rowan.

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Those adorable chubby cheeks have already slimmed down at 4 weeks old and its making miss the baby chubs. Time goes so fast when your happy, make sure your embracing every minute! I’ve always loved Fresh 48 sessions because baby changes so much in the first few weeks. I’m really glad I set aside time to take pictures, even if I was a little tired and super hungry.

Those adorable chubby cheeks have already slimmed down at 4 weeks old and its making miss the baby chubs. Time goes so fast when your happy, make sure your embracing every minute! I’ve always loved Fresh 48 sessions because baby changes so much in the first few weeks. I’m really glad I set aside time to take pictures, even if I was a little tired and super hungry.

Going from a family of 3 to 4 has been a drastic difference. Mornings are currently our biggest struggle and bath time is a disaster! I count down the days each time tyson leaves for work or hunting but I know these days go fast and soon both girls will be ignoring my phone calls and skipping curfew.  Rowan Rose is the perfect addition to our family. Her big blue eyes, yes you read that right, and her chubby little self just ask for constant cuddles. Bristol practically fights Tyson and I to cuddle Rowan. I’m so excited to see what sort of personality she will have and can’t wait to show her the world.    “Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.”

Going from a family of 3 to 4 has been a drastic difference. Mornings are currently our biggest struggle and bath time is a disaster! I count down the days each time tyson leaves for work or hunting but I know these days go fast and soon both girls will be ignoring my phone calls and skipping curfew.

Rowan Rose is the perfect addition to our family. Her big blue eyes, yes you read that right, and her chubby little self just ask for constant cuddles. Bristol practically fights Tyson and I to cuddle Rowan. I’m so excited to see what sort of personality she will have and can’t wait to show her the world.

“Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is.”

Cashman Family | Lifestyle Bismarck, North Dakota

Welcome to the world Katerina Rose 

Three beautiful little girls made for a fun morning session. Who wouldn't want to start their day with some baby snuggles?! Big sisters Maria and Anika did an amazing job of showing me how helpful and loving they are with new sissy. Anika was quick to take charge while bringing some great laughs to the family. Thank you Cashman family for inviting me into your gorgeous home and photographing your beautiful family! 

Three beautiful little girls made for a fun morning session. Who wouldn't want to start their day with some baby snuggles?! Big sisters Maria and Anika did an amazing job of showing me how helpful and loving they are with new sissy. Anika was quick to take charge while bringing some great laughs to the family. Thank you Cashman family for inviting me into your gorgeous home and photographing your beautiful family! 

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Bly Family | Family Photography Mandan, North Dakota

Bly Family

I love when families invite me to their homes or ranches/farms for pictures. It's a nice change of scenery and often presents a fun challenge of finding good light while getting to do a little exploring. The Bly family had a beautiful big tree with a tire swing in their yard which made for some great lighting while the sun dropped a little where we took most of the pictures. We also battled the mosquitoes for some field pictures before ending the evening in front of some old silos. 

I love when families invite me to their homes or ranches/farms for pictures. It's a nice change of scenery and often presents a fun challenge of finding good light while getting to do a little exploring. The Bly family had a beautiful big tree with a tire swing in their yard which made for some great lighting while the sun dropped a little where we took most of the pictures. We also battled the mosquitoes for some field pictures before ending the evening in front of some old silos. 

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Gleese Family | Family Photography Badlands, North Dakota

Gleese Family

I met Cassandra a few years ago while photographing a styled shoot in the Badlands. She is an extremely talented make-up artist who I refer all my western ND clients as I think she does an impeccable job. She asked me to do a "mommy & me" session over a weekend we had planned to work together on a wedding.....of course I said yes! Cass came up with the styling, my only real contribution was the rug and tipi. Her little family was so cute and the bond her children have made me really excited for Bristol to be a big sister. Thanks for having some fun with me and introducing me to the family, can't wait to photograph you guys again! 

I met Cassandra a few years ago while photographing a styled shoot in the Badlands. She is an extremely talented make-up artist who I refer all my western ND clients as I think she does an impeccable job. She asked me to do a "mommy & me" session over a weekend we had planned to work together on a wedding.....of course I said yes! Cass came up with the styling, my only real contribution was the rug and tipi. Her little family was so cute and the bond her children have made me really excited for Bristol to be a big sister. Thanks for having some fun with me and introducing me to the family, can't wait to photograph you guys again! 

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Kiedrowski Family | Family Photography Bismarck, ND

Kiedrowski Family

The blue eyes these girls have are going to cause lots of trouble for daddy in the future :) Lucy was amazing with her little sister Anastasia during their session, so helpful and well behaved. Anastasia made me work for the smiles but they were totally worth it. Can't wait to continue photographing this family and watching these cuties grow! 

The blue eyes these girls have are going to cause lots of trouble for daddy in the future :) Lucy was amazing with her little sister Anastasia during their session, so helpful and well behaved. Anastasia made me work for the smiles but they were totally worth it. Can't wait to continue photographing this family and watching these cuties grow! 

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