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I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family since before their little guy was even born.  (If you want a flash back, here you go:  maternity & newborn, 6 months, 1 year and now he’s 2!)  I can’t tell you how much I treasure my return clients.  Having the opportunity to watch their family grow and capturing them from year to year is not just a joy, but a privilege, as well.

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Last year, after the busy season was gone and I was taking a much needed break over the holidays, I was jotting down some ideas about where I wanted to take my business in the coming new year.  The thing that I kept coming back to is that I don’t want to just provide digital images that, a few months after they are created, are long forgotten and lumped into the pile of the hundreds from years before.  It’s really important to me that my clients walk away with more than just some more pictures to add to their hard drive.  It’s important to me that my images bring out more than just a photograph of what your child looked like at age 2, but also who your child was at age 2.  I think that last statement is really where my photo & film story idea came to be.

Going through the images and video that I am capturing at my sessions this year to put together these stories has been such an incredible experience.  The feedback from my clients has been amazing, but more than that the process of pulling them together has helped me to learn more about the families that I work with.  I’ve spent countless hours in front of my computer, vision blurred by tears that seem to just sit inside the corners of my eyes.  There is nothing more beautiful than the love between a family, and I love that so much of that beauty can be seen in these stories.

We’re in the full swing of fall, and I have exactly 2 sessions left open for the remainder of 2016.  Soon, all of Bismarck will be covered in snow and family photo season will be complete.  I would love to capture your family in this way, so please contact me today to schedule your own session!

the story of the kastet family from Everyday Art Photography on Vimeo.

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Since I don’t photograph weddings regularly, it’s not often that I get to photograph an engaged couple, but once in awhile a family member or close friend gets engaged, and it is a fun and refreshing challenge to shoot a session that allows me to do something a little more unique and creative.  (It would be a total disaster to take a child on a canoe for a session!)  As soon as I heard the big news about Trevor popping the question to my cousin Lexi, I started brainstorming ideas.

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Imagine if you could watch a 10 minute movie starring your parents or your grandparents when they were only engaged. They’d talk about how they met, how they fell in love, and why they are looking forward to the future with one another. Oh my, the thought of that brings tears to my eyes! And that thought was my inspiration behind this photo & film story.  Enjoy!

the love story of lexi & trevor from Everyday Art Photography on Vimeo.

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I’ve loved every session I had with this sweet girl in the past year.  When you stop and think about the incredible change that happens to a human in that first year of life, it’s a little bit mind blowing!  You’ll have to check back on Elliot’s newborn session and 6 month session to see what I’m talking about!  And here she is, just a couple of days before turning one, celebrating a birthday the way one should…with cake!

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I’ve had many sessions with this family now, and as we do them, each one becomes my new favorite.  They are such a sweet family!  I loved being able to capture their baby girl’s entire first year and while I’m not including those images in this post, I will be sure to blog those in a couple of days because it wouldn’t be right to keep to myself how adorable she was in her tutu.

For now, you’ll have to settle with my favorite image from the session and another photo & film story of this beautiful family!  My heart leaps a little bit when I know I’ve captured the perfect family photo during a session, and that’s exactly what happened here!  I can’t wait to deliver this to them, printed as a 24×30 canvas!

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Their story was shared on my Everyday Art Facebook page last week and has been viewed almost 400 times! If you’re hoping to have your family captured in a completely custom and unique way, I would love to work with you. I only have 2 sessions left open for the remainder of this year, so contact me today!

the story of the pankratz family from Everyday Art Photography on Vimeo.

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I have loved incorporating a little video into my family sessions this year and putting together these photo & film stories!  Everything about this session is what I strive to provide my clients with.  It started with outfit planning.  Mom had this adorable dress that she loved so I helped pull together outfits for her boys that would coordinate perfectly.  I knew this location would be the perfect compliment to their clothing choices, and would lend a fun background especially for a recently turned one year old who was still crawling!  We were right on the brink of a summer storm, but the slightly over cast sky still provided beautiful lighting for just enough time to capture this magical session!  Wrap it all up together, and the results are some incredible images and this story that will surely be a wonderful memory for their family for years to come.

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If you’re still thinking about a family session this year, now is the time to contact me!  With fall nearly upon us, there are only a couple of months left to “outdoor photo season” here in North Dakota, and my calendar is nearly full.  I would love to provide for you a unique experience for your family photos this year!


the story of the stennes family from Everyday Art Photography on Vimeo.

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