Thursday, June 30, 2011

Emily & Eric are engaged!

I had so much fun with Emily and Eric last week during their engagement pictures.  When Eric told me his idea, I laughed and said we had to do it! We hunted down some ice cream cones and this is what happened:

 Eric is a musician, and an awesome one I might add.  Be sure to check out his band, Paperback Novelty.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Family

My family was all together (hooray!) this month and I twisted a few arms and threatened a brother or two and we took our annual family picture! Gavin and Grace were AWESOME. My sister in law and I took them out one night after they had both taken good naps and eaten good snacks. They giggled and played together and loved being outside on the nice night (with perfect light, might I add.)

 The next morning, after white flags had been waved by the boys in the family, we ventured off to take our entire family picture. It is a little difficult with two kids under three, but probably more difficult with three grown men. :) When you look at our family picture please use this commentary:

"Are you smiling?" "Is Grace even looking?" "Stop fixing your hair!" "Just take the picture." 
and an almost 3 year old continuously saying "Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese."

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.  ~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

Best Friends

Well, sessions have been rained out twice this week and I'm a little annoyed with Mother Nature. The sessions are both rescheduled for days that I know will be beautiful and perfect. (I can only wish!) So, instead of shooting today, I am busy getting ready for the Country Tractor Run this Saturday where I will be taking photographs and videoing for the DVD. You can check out the route on the Information section of their website. The tractors will leave at 9am from the New Effington elementary school, but be there by 8 for registration and get ready for the group photo this year! (Which I will be up in a cherry picker to take. YIKES!) There will be a craft show from 10am-4pm in the NE Community Center and supper starting at 5. A street dance will follow that night. This is a great event with an even better cause and I hope to see you there!

This afternoon I am also hanging out with my favorite niece, who even brought me a present today. A friendship bracelet! Now we are best friends. :)

My little best friend swore she wasn't tired, but I told her to just rest for a while and watch the CTR video from last year with me. She was out in five minutes. So while she sleeps I am busy blogging and editing and planning for the next few weeks.

Don't forget that the next newsletter will go out right away in July and if you are interested in signing up, please send an email to rapnewsletter @ (without the spaces.) Stay tuned for more blog posts from recent sessions!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


I met with these cute cousins last week at Chahinkapa Park in Wahpeton. We watched the ducks, blew some bubbles (although if they are orange, beware!), and played on the playground. They are all growing up so fast!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby R

Baby R's momma was the proud winner of the basket that I donated to Cares for Cancer last fall. I was excited to use the bee set that was included in it and was even more excited when she said she had a football hat. I got to use the football side of my double sided sports banner since the family are Vikings fans! Here are a few from his session-

Thursday, June 9, 2011


We went on an adventure this morning. First, we had a muffin picnic to build our energy and then we went exploring in the woods. We found a bridge, but never found out where it went to. We picked flowers, discovered a fire, raced, and did a little dancing. Oh, and we did a little picture taking. :)

Ashley and Dan are married!

Ashley and Dan got married a few weeks ago and the whole day was beautiful! Despite a few rain showers that sent us inside for family pictures, the day was great. Ashley is a graphic designer and the details that were put into the wedding were AMAZING. She put a special touch on everything and made my job more fun than it already is.

These guys are awesome. How awesome you ask? So awesome that they rode their motorcycles from the church to the reception place and then INTO the reception venue during their entrance!

So, right before the picture at the right, I ran into the window. That is how smooth I am. :) But just look at how gorgeous Ashley is and how handsome Dan is!

Oh, details, how I love thee. 

 To see more visit the Facebook page! I hope your honeymoon in Hawaii was fabulous!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mom, Dad, & Broedy

Broedy and his parents came down and we ventured off into the country to take his 2 year pictures and their family pictures. It was great meeting you and I hope Brenda fed you well! :) Thank you so much for making the drive!

I am normally about clear and crisp pictures, but with the evening lighting coming over the building, I knew I had to play with it! The sun light gives the image such a fun feel.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ashlyn [3 Months]

Little Ashlyn came in for a visit last week. She is such a little sweetheart and loved hanging out in that basket. Here are a few of my favorites from her session!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Baby E

Little Mr. E came to have his pictures taken when he was just 7 weeks old. He was awake for a little bit, but then got tired out and drifted off to sleep. Here is a peek into his session!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The A Brothers

These boys were so much fun to photograph! We played catch with an imaginary ball, crawled around, ate some cake, and had a blast! Since the warm weather is finally here, we were able to do G's one year old cake smash picture outside and I'm loving it!

 Such handsome boys!

T told me he was going to play for the Twins someday! I will definitely buy your jersey. :)

Thank you so much for coming to the studio to have your pictures taken for your 4th and 1st birthdays!