May 26, 2011
my friend ann got a new tiny kitten. this is cece. :)

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Annamay says:

Awwwwwwwww.........

(05.26.11 @ 07:19 PM)
AnnB says:

My baby kitty! :) I need to stop looking at these great pics and go play with this little handful. I think she has gained a pound since this shoot - I have to thank you so much for capturing her at this age, it is so fleeting!!

(05.26.11 @ 11:10 PM)
Jane says:

What a pretty kitty! Love her name :)

(05.29.11 @ 01:37 PM)
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summer mini sessions

I'm excited to announce two dates for this year's summer mini sessions!

The summer mini sessions are for 1-3 children and last about 20 minutes. These mini sessions are for children only. Each session will include one 8x10 print and an online gallery with approximately 10 images with ordering for two weeks. All studio items will be available for purchase a la carte, including prints, canvases, and note cards.

Sessions will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis - so if you're interested please email soon with your preferred date/time choice.

Sunday, July 10
9:00a - 11:30a
Minneapolis Riverfront (near Guthrie theater)

Saturday, August 6
9:00a - 11:30a
Minnehaha Park

$100 (+tax)

summer sessions (full children/family sessions)

June: Weekend dates are nearly full. Currently, times are available on June 4, 5 & 12.

July & August: Good selection of dates/times still available.


fall sessions

There will be a very limited number of sessions available this fall (Sept - Nov). So you might want to consider either scheduling a session during the summer or selecting a fall date as soon as possible.

So you can plan accordingly, I also want to let you know now that I will not be able to offer winter/holiday mini sessions this year. :( But as always, holiday cards can be designed using images from anytime throughout the year.


And what's a post without an image... here is one of my very favorites from last summer. :)
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Honestly, all this cold and gloom is making me feel, well, cold and gloomy. So I thought maybe it's time to think about some happiness. I try to keep a list of random things that make me happy - I just write it down when I think of it (more like when I remember to write it down) so when it comes time to blog I'll be ready.

Apparently, at some point in the past few months, paper towels made me happy - so happy that they made it on the list. I think this was a time when I had run out of paper towels. Not a single select-a-size (awesome idea btw) in the house. That is when you truly realize how much better your life is with paper towels. Sometimes it's the little things. And now for a few other things that have contributed to happy feelings over the winter. This installment focuses mostly on food and tv - but it was winter...

Punch Pizza | It's the best. There I've said it and declared it as my favorite. This is hard to do with pizza, but Punch wins.

Grey's Anatomy | Oh how I love you Grey's Anatomy. I think I added you to the list after that amazing, heart-stopping, thought-I-was-going-to-have-an-attack-of-some-sort, gun man episode. You have come back this season in full force. I'll forgive you that musical episode. Oh, are we not supposed to talk about that. ;)

Culver's Mint Oreo Concrete | I don't know that any further explanation is necessary.

Mad Men | I've joined the bandwagon a little late, but now I'm fully on-board. I watched the first season and thought it was all-right/pretty good, but didn't get what all the hype was about. So I kept watching. And by the end of season two I was officially hooked. Unable to wait for Netflix, I patiently waited for morning to come (and Target to open) and purchased season three. Now I'm just starting the fourth season. So good. And I kind of want to be Joan.

Books | I love finding a really great book to read. Those books that you stay up way too late to read just one more chapter. You don't mind waiting while you get your oil changed because it gives you a chance to read more. You actually turn off Mad Men to read more. ;) Here are a few of some of my absolute favorites. Love them! And one that I just recently read. A different kind of read from the others. But I loved it and couldn't and put it down. The Hunger Games (and the two follow-up books). Wow.

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Brenna says:

I've never been a culver's fan. But, I may just have to commission my hubby to run out and get me one of those mint oreo concretes! (no, i'm not pregnant, just needing my ice cream fix!!). Oh, and I share your love of paper towels--I felt the same way about tissues and wet wipes recently...

(05.16.11 @ 08:24 PM)
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