Family photos in a winter wonderland

This will certainly go down as one of my favorite shoots of the year. We were blessed with fresh snow just before our early morning shoot. 

It was like a snowy fairytale

And I just love the way the family was dressed.

Thanks to Carolyn's beautiful styling - I have been obsessing with yellow and wintery whites all season! 

I love the way the yellow pops against the snow! Such cute boys!

Catching snowflakes and being silly

Such a lovely family!

Thanks so much for asking me to take your family photos Carolyn!

It was so great to meet you and your beautiful family!

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What a great few weeks!



If you look at my family from a distance, you'd probably think we have been fairly miserable. Two of us just wrapped up having strep throat, the other two had bad colds, my husband has had a lot of business travel, and the weather has been pretty darn dreary and cold.



However... it has been a couple of really great weeks! It seems when you're having fun and plodding along you don't seem to notice those "set-backs" as much as you might!  After the strep throat battle ended, we resumed going on lots of outdoor activities. Arlo and I are in a "mom and me" downhill ski class. We have visited the aquarium and the art museum. We went to a play called "Fancy Nancy!" We went to the library. We have had play dates and dinner dates and all sorts of fun. January is not so bad!


And here are some more professional-ish updates: 


I have been working hard on learning Photoshop and I have been enjoying playing around with it! I am taking a class by Joel Robison that I just love.


I won the grand prize and a new drone from a photo contest on It is so cool and it has a "FPV" controller that blows my mind! It is almost like a virtual reality way to fly it! I will certainly post more on that later!



I also received Honorable Mention in the People category of the Mobile Photography Awards! It is a gigantic honor!


This week I also met with the heads of Marketing at two local malls: Southdale Center and Galleria Edina to discuss two really big future projects with Art of Edina! We have some really great programs coming up! 


And finally this is the first weekend of the Art Shanty Projects! I am so honored to be working as their official photographer again this year! I can't wait to see what they come up with this year. I have a date with a friend to head out there on Saturday.


Hope you are well and finding ways to have fun this time of year!