Family Fun Sneak Peak... Marshfield WI Family Photographer

You've seen a few of these faces a few times in previous years but this time I got the pleasure to spend sometime with the whole family. Such a great, genuine family to photograph. Thanks Terri and Ron you have wonderful children and it was a pleasure to capture your family photos. Enjoy your sneak peak!


Finally new PICS of the KIDS!

I finally took an evening and took my kiddo's out for a photo shoot. Reid was due for his 5 year pics and I hadn't done anything in so long, I had to stop painting my walls and just do it and I am so glad I did. They were in such a good mood and gave me priceless images! You just never know what you will get with a 5 year old and 2 year old. (I can't believe Reid's 5!)

If only those smiles and hugs were around all the time... I guess you can't be happy all day every day!

My life wouldn't be complete without these two little hearts in my life. Every day is different but the one thing that stays the same is their Love for me and my love for them!


Our New HOME!

Well I finally got a chance to post some pics of our new home! We are still painting and have many more updates to be done with in the next few months... Which include new hard wood bamboo floors throughout the Kitchen, Dinning rm, Living rm and Hall way! I just got done purchasing items for our play room and my office for additional storage and can't wait to get it all in place and get rid of more boxes! Apparently we have a lot of stuff...

 The kitchen view when you enter from the garage!
 Kitchen view from the dining room.
 Living room
 3/4 Bath off the laundry room and kitchen
 Main Full Bath by the 3 bedrooms on the main floor.. We plan to create a second entrance from our master closet into the bath.
 Haley's room
 Reid's room
 Basement view from the stairs. First room will be the play room.
Family room

Other side of the family room. We also have two rooms and half Bath in the basement that finished. One will be our guest room and the other will be my office.

This is obviously pics from prior to moving in. Since I've taken these pics we have painted the Kitchen, Living room, All three bedrooms up stairs, hall way 3/4bath and Family room and playroom. I still have the two rooms in the basement, laundry room and the remaining baths to paint, then I can put my paint brush away! I can't wait for it all to be complete but I have to keep reminding my self that it all can't happen right away and that it takes time and money (thats the key word!)

More to come as we make the updates.


2012 Fall Mini Shoot- Marshfield, WI

Yep its that time. Summer is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner! Its time for my annual Fall MINI shoot in Marshfield, WI!

Join me at Hamus Park... Sessions are limited to Morning and Later afternoon/evening sessions. So don't delay and contact me via email to select your session time!


2012 Senior-Ashley...Marshfield/Pitsville WI Senior Photographer

I had the please of meeting up with my first Senior of the year, Ashley! She has a huge horse fan and the brightest blue eye's I've ever seen! It was so nice to catch up with her and to see her smile get bigger and bigger as the day went on. I hope you had fun Ashley... Enjoy your sneak peak!


Life without Internet!

Well we are now in our new house however without Internet! It's a strange thing to think about not having internet in the year of 2012. We found out that AT&T does not support high speed in our area and won't let other companies in to provide it! Beyond frustration!

So at this point I'm reviewing all other options and have to rely on my iPhone in the mean time!

So bare with me! I plan on posting pics from my recent Senior session last weekend ( they are so fun) when I go to my Mom and Dads this coming week. Stay tuned!

For fun a pic of my fav. New outdoor space!



Why is that everything opts to hit at once? For example it's the week we move into our house and my daughter decides that it's time to potty train! Kids really do plan their own schedule! I will post more pics of the house soon once I can find it under all the boxes!


Shawn and Jess Wedding Sneak Peak ... Menomonie/Eau Claire WI Wedding Photographer

Well I just finished up the last of the editing I had from Shawn and Jess's wedding on June 16th 2012. Jess is my bestest girl friends sister and I was honored when she asked me to be apart of her big day. I took a leap and enlisted in my Husbands help that day to assist me as my usual assistant Becky was already busy being the Maid Of Honor! Needless to say Tom and I are still married and I was thrilled with how well he did and how well we worked as a team. Sometimes that isn't always the case in our marriage so it was a pleasant surprise.

June 16th started out really rainy and I was so said to wake up to rain but someone heard my cry and changed the weather and we ended up being able to get lots of shots outside and even some sunset images. Take a look at a glance from Shawn and Jess's wedding day. Not only was Jess beautiful and fun to work with her now husband Shawn was a trooper and so photogenic. I had a blast guys and I hope you enjoy these images...




I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July, stay cool for those of you in the mid west, its going to be a HOT ONE! I don't think im being very smart but I decided to run the 5k Firecracker run tomorrow morning, should be interesting!


The count down begins

Can I tell you how excited I am about the up and coming weeks! We are scheduled for a July 9th closing date and it couldn't come any sooner in my book! The apartment has worked out well but there something about having your own home and all your stuff in one place! I can't wait to post more pics of the house once it's all ours!

Live, Love, Life...

Jessica and Shawn Wedding Sneak Peak

So I had the privilege to Photography Shawn and Jess June 16th on their wedding day! I have lots more images to post and to say but wanted to post these quick tonight, more to come, I promise!!

Shawn and Jess were so easy and fun to photograph talk about photogenic! A photographers Dream!


Friday Re-Cap

1. Well so much for doing this on a Friday! Oh well its close enough right. Once the kids got to bed yesterday night I was ready for bed my self.  We sure know how to do it up on a Friday night, nothing like being in bed by 9:30...

2. So what happened this week? Well lets go go back to last weekend. The kids and I visited Grandma and Grandpa in MN which is always fun, the Kids and I also got to see some of our favorite friends and went to an indoor park, the kids had lots of fun! We then searched for the perfect Grill to get Tom for his Birthday on Sunday. Of course it still needs to be put together but at least our old one can go. We took Tom out for his birthday at Cancun Mexican restaurant. They usually do a big song and dance and bring you free fried Ice Cream however we didn't get the song and dance as they were understaffed. But the Ice Cream was so yummy... I was hoping to embarrass the birthday boy, maybe next year. Happy Birthday TOM!

3. I had to travel to MN for work Tue-Thur which made it for a longer week. Not including the fall on cement stairs I encountered on Thursday morning. I bruised my butt really bad and I have to sit lightly on the left side. Thank god it wasn't my tail bone but it still hurts. Which has made it hard to go to the gym.

4. The joys of traveling for work brought the chance for me to finish the second Hunger Games book which I can't wait to start the third. Im addicted and can't wait for the second movie to come out. My Girl friend informed me she finished the third already and doesn't know what to do next which I how Im afraid I might feel after as well. Im not the biggest book reader but these books got me at page one and I can't believe I will have finished three books in such a short time. Anyone else read all three??

Well gotta run and make pan-a-cakes for the little ones (that's how read says Pancakes! Love it) Nothing like Pancakes and Toystory 2 on a Saturday morning. Just hoping the sun joins us today!


Friday Re-cap!

Well as one can see I'm not what you call keeping up on things very well with this blog as I had hoped back in January. So much for that commitment and change :(

So I started thinking about what it was that I could do to commit my self to insuring I complete at least one post a week. I don't think its hard commitment and I feel its some what realistic, so I've decided that at least every Friday I could do a "Friday Re-CAP!", yep its exactly what it means. Ive been reading allot of other peoples blogs (yep I'm addicted, its like reality TV I just can't get enough of it.) and I love to read about other peoples lives and how they deal with the every day grind, what makes them tick and how they work through life's troubles. So with that being said why not be an open book, why not use this a place for therapy, a place to lay it all out on the table with photography of course. I don't want to loose track of what this blog is really for but I also want people to know who I am and a place for me to call home. So today is the first day of my Friday Re-cap, we're I can talk about what the week brought and how good and bad it may have been. Lord knows its going to be an interesting summer!

So lets get started!

1. Life in an apartment has been good so far. I think the hardest thing is just keeping the kids quite so that we don't drive our neighbors crazy. Speaking of neighbors we have been blessed with two wonderful neighbors. Of course the one is moving out this weekend which we will miss her but hope to gain another great neighbor.  The kids love going to the Parks, which are all with in a short walking distance. Reid got to learn to ride his bike without his training wheels in one week due to having a nice large driveway in the back of our apartment. Hes a pro now!

(Sorry didn't get a great one of him on my Iphone)

I got a gym membership which is less then 5mins from the apartment and has been a great stress reliever and helping me get into shape. Now if I could only get my food intake under control everything would be great. I'm working out 4-5 times a week, I love ZUMBA class its so fun even for the non-coordinated person I am. I feel so accomplished when I leave that class knowing that I worked my butt off. Theres something about being a member of a gym that gives me the motivation to make the change perhaps its the cost of the membership that keeps me going back so that I don't just waist money :)!

2. We officially signed a purchase agreement for our new home with a set closing date of July 9th! We have the apartment until July 30th so it gives us a few weeks to get all moved in. I've been obsessed with finding decorating ideas and making lists for what I want to do first, sec and third. Of course Tom has a very different plan then I do so we have to find a way to meet in the middle so that we are both happy... sounds like married life in a nut shell, right! So I wanted to give you a glimpse of what our new home looks like...

Were getting 11 acres which is mostly wooded except for the portion around the house! We are supper excited... 3 bedrooms on the main floor, 1 full bath (w/double sinks my fav.), 3/4 bath and 1/2 bath, main floor laundry, vaulted ceilings in the kitchen/dining/living room, large walk in master closet (another fav), finished basement with two bedrooms and two family/play room areas with a walk out.... I also never thought I would be so excited to gain a three stall attached garage but with our spring and winters here in WI its a must and not having one for the last 3 years sucked, plain and simple.

This new home definitely doesn't require a large amount of work like the last did,, just mostly cosmetic stuff like lots of DIY projects which I am so excited about. Take a look at my pintrest boards to see what I'm dreaming about! I can't wait. I think the biggest thing for me is getting my self to understand that not every thing/project can be done on day one and that its going to take a few years for this home to look the way I envision it. (so hard for me, I strive for instant gratification, time is never on my side!)

3. I feel like I've been on the go since we moved from our house but I guess I had thought that by planning events/activities for the weekend that kept us away from the apartment was a good thing to do, I'm now second guessing it. I don't mind the apartment, Tom on the other hand can't take being in the apartment with the kids more then 2 hours at a time, he just can't sit still. I thought about planning a family weekend getaway for next weekend however I'm beginning to think that staying home might just be a better idea! But for now we are off to Grandma/Grandpa's house for the weekend and plan to see some friends and just hang out. If only the weather would be nicer so that we can plan to do more things outside. I want the 65-70 degree weather!!

Well that's my Friday Re-cap! I hope to get a spring photo shoot of the kids done soon so I hope to share that with you out side of the Friday re-cap posts. I had to reschedule my mini-shoots in Marshfield for this weekend due to lack of participation but I'm thinking it was a blessing being that the forecast for tomorrow isn't looking all that good.


2012 SPRING MINI Photo Sessions, Marshfield, WI Family Photographer

Yep its that time of year and I hoping spring continues to spring....

Email for available times starting at 9am.


CHANGES!!! On the Home Front....

Well you may have noticed that I have been a bit absent from my blog that past few months. Well we have had a very busy feb. and march this year that we hadn't really planned for. Some of you may know that we had listed our home on the MLS last year however opted to remove our home right around Christmas and had plans to re list it in the spring. Well about a few weeks after we pulled our home from the market we received an offer and we accepted it. So needless to say we spent the months of feb and march cleaning, packing, purging (lots of it) and searching for a new home. We also had to take on the replacement of one of the basement walls (I should say my husband and others tackled it). And we closed on March 30th!

While searching for a new home we came up short and couldn't find one to close on and move in at the same time we closed on our new house. We ended up choosing a short term lease at a 2 bedroom apartment. We went from a 5 bedroom home to a 2 bedroom home and one stall garage. Thanks to family and friends we packed everything we didn't need for simple living in the apartment and moved it all into a storage shed. We've been living in the apartment for 2 weeks and the kids are loving the park a block from our apartment (life saver for Tom and I!) We hope to find a new home and close by early July being our lease is up at the end of July.

This isn't the first time we've done this however at least this time we aren't living in a apartment and remodeling a home, at least not yet!

I attached some of our pics from our last days at our old house. (Sorry for the quality IPhone pics)

 I told the kids to go say good buy to their rooms for the last time and took a pic of each one of them. So far the seem to be adjusting fairly well! Thank goodness....
 (Gotta love a 2 year old expression! And I thought she was getting better in front of the camera!)

Stay tuned to some information regarding Spring Mini Shoots in Marshfield WI, I will be posting dates soon.

LIVE, LOVE, LIFE... And a new home!!!