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February 13, 2018
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I love nothing more than becoming a family’s Go-To photographer yearly. Being trusted to create something wonderful, meaningful, and providing quality heirlooms for my lovely families who in turn have become my friends and their kids treat me like that fun crazy aunt that always has lots of hugs to give, dotes, and offers plenty of laughs.

Every year I look forward to planning their session and creating their Christmas card, and their younger boys look forward to see if they’ve passed me up in height. (It won’t be long!) Our session took place in downtown Eau Claire at Banbury Place.  I’ve never captured this family in this area and we had discussed wanting a more urban look for their photos and Banbury is perfect for that. The afternoon was windy and cold but managed to have a few laughs.

I’m slowly crawling out of my creative slumber and looking forward to my 2018 season.

Thanks for stopping by!

xx ~K

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February 03, 2018
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Being brave isn’t about grand gestures and shinning armor.

Being brave is about facing your fears, and sometimes just getting out of bed to face the day.

B.Oakman

If you’ve been with me on my blogging journey these past years, you know well enough that I’m not a fan of the long snowy cold month of January. One may even say I act like a grizzly bear and do my best to hibernate. I rarely leave my house which means, I leave all the shopping to my husband.  He’s a fan of my January reclusive slumber due to the fact it’s the ONE month out of twelve, I truly spend NO money!

My long “To Do” list that I love creating towards the end of December and have every hope to complete by February 1st didn’t…ummm…. really get complete at all.  You know what?  I’m ok with that and I owned my actions every. single. day.  Granted there were a few days that one might say extreme laziness took over (hey no judging!)….like when I kept my 10 year old home from school and we celebrated by watching Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes all. day. long. …and that time I think I was having a mental break down in Culver’s with my 10 year old when I miss-placed my car key and kindly asked the restaurant staff to help me look. They graciously looked through the trash, all over the floor, and even reviewed their surveillance tape and came to the conclusion that I did not walk in with my key! (Say-What?)  Gratefully, my daughter came to the rescue with an extra key.  There were many days with girlfriends sitting on my couch enjoying hot tea and deep conversations (best kinda therapy out there), lunches with best friends so incredibly long the server stops waiting on you ( I’m sure you know what I’m talking about), lingering (I mean would 2 hours be called lingering…really?) in the the massage chair after a pedicure because let’s just face it… those massage chairs feel so incredibly good! And that time Mallory asked to escape to Maui for 10 days with my beloved sister-in-law and saying “SURE, WHY NOT!”  with seven day advance notice.  Hosting my youngest daughters friends for breakfast when school was cancelled along with many sleepovers, and late nite Fortnite parties!

When I think about January and someone asks how I’ve been I’ll reply, busy.  I’ve been busy living with intention. I’ve been busy owning my actions. I’ve been busy finding my happiness.  I hope when our paths cross you’ll tell me about how busy you’ve been.

February is upon us, and my creative break is coming to an end.  I feel ready to greet 2018 and give it all I’ve got!

Oh….I did find my car key tucked away neatly in a pocket of my purse! (Gheez!) But I have now miss-placed my bank card!  I know there’s hope for me.

Thanks for stopping by!

xx ~K

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January 20, 2018
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Hey…Hey…Hey…

Thursday was nothing but a play day for my boys. An ALL day play day to be clear.  My oldest girl Mallory was flying out of MSP and I wanted to see her off. So I gave my boys the option to ditch school and play in the cities.  Gotta be honest, Hayden was actually on the fence and put a lot of thought into whether he should be missing school or not. Either choice would’ve been a good one, but I’m happy he choose to come with me. I actually prepped my camera (not my iPhone camera) and made sure it was ready to go so I could capture “a day in the life” of my boys at play like I use to.  I was determined to find inspiration and creativity in my day.  Come along and see where our day took us on Thursday.

 

Each of my kids have grown up in this Children’s museum and I absolutely love the renovations and new exhibits they’ve created to inspire play. Put this place on your list of things to do and see soon. On a side note…Hayden is twelve and his childhood days of play are numbered so I made sure to pay extra attention and to capture his “boyhood spirit” because I have this sad sinking feeling it will be gone in just a few months.

 

Our day ended after eating dinner at Portillo’s in Woodbury. 

Thanks for stopping by.

xx ~K

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October 12, 2017
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Playful.  Honest.  Vibrant.

Gotta love yellow Tonka trucks, bright striped sweaters, and amazing light.  Couldn’t have asked for a better morning to photograph this cutie with amazing blue eye in the heart of Eau Claire’s downtown area.

Thanks for stopping by.

xx ~K

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Fine Art Portraits. Canvas. Wood. Framed Portraits. Books. Albums. Oh My.

How I help you see your family as art goes way beyond digital images.  After all, who wants another “to do” project after your session?

Offering a varied amount of (nothing but the best) heirloom products to my clients is the heartbeat of my business.  More often than not my clients are looking for finished art they can enjoy long after their portrait session has ended. Today, I wanted to share with you the newest product offered to my clients.

Printing on wood.

Heritage Wood Accordions have a Fine Art Paper Mounted directly to 3/4” wood with hand sanded corners to give you that hand-made artisan effect.  No wood color or grain shows through these prints so you get the look of a wood print with true color and clarity in the printed image.

I actually ordered this amazing product to display a few of Mallory’s senior portraits and loved this so much, I replaced my traditional portrait folio offered in my collections with this heritage wooden accordion.  I know my clients are going to love this!

Thanks for stopping by!

xx ~K

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