“Be yourself..... Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe,
shine through in everything you do, every sentence you write, every photo you take.”

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Relay for Life......

Tonight we spent a very emotional evening with family and friends.  The Mosinee chapter of Relay for Life had their annual fundraiser.  Over the past several years many of our family members have gotten together to participate in this most important event.  This community's efforts in this area are amazing.  They have a catered chicken dinner, bands, raffles, dunk tank, auctions, luminaries and, of course, relay teams as well as many other miscellaneous fundraising events.  The event takes place on the track at the Mosinee school and participants walk continuously all night.  I have even had family members who have had teams that have walked all night.  They park their campers, tents, etc.  and take turns walking the track.  Cancer is a disease that affects so many....in fact I would imagine you would have a very difficult time finding any family that has not been affected by this awful illness.  And....our family is no exception.  We have had some who have won their battle and others who continue to fight such a brave fight.  I am so amazed by the courage of all who are fighting.  You are such role models to all of us and we love you dearly.  Please take a moment to pray for all who are, or have been affected by Cancer.....maybe someday we won't need to have fundraisers as we will have found a cure and cancer will be a thing of the past.  But for now.........   God Bless all of you.......

Monday, June 21, 2010

Everything will be OK!

Just a quick post for tonight.  After 40 days of rain.....well, ok, maybe it just seems like that many, we had this beautiful rainbow to let us know that there is always hope in the world.  Thanks Julie for calling to let me know it was out there.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sneak Peek - A wonderful wedding

A few sneak peeks from yesterday's wedding.  A little windy but, a beautiful day.  I enjoyed spending time with a couple that are so much in love.  So many beautiful pics from a wonderful couple.  Congratulations you two.  I wish you many years of happiness!

Leave me some comments.....20 comments and the bride and groom get a free 8x10!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Little Surprise.....

Over the past week or so, I have been busy, busy, busy......having so much fun taking pics.  But.....I can't show you all of the fun I have been having.  Some of the sessions have been surprises for events, etc. so you will be seeing some on them in the weeks to come (after they are given as gifts, etc)   That is what this session was.  Ella was baptised today and her Godmother wanted to have pics taken of her as a gift for her parents.  So, with the help of her Nana and Papa, we had a fun session last Sunday while the mommy and daddy were at the class for the baptism (how sneaky is that????)  As soon as mommy and daddy dropped off Ella at Nana and Papa's house, they hopped in the car and brought her to my studio for pics.  We nearly got caught when mommy called during the session to check on her little girl and Nana had left her cell phone in the car....oops!  But, luckily she got papa to answer and nana called her right back and lied, lied, lied - but all for a good cause!  In any event.....we had a wonderful time and taking pics of this beautiful little girl was so much fun.  God Bless you Ella....and your entire family.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Bunch More.....

Ok......I know this is a bunch more but, I loved so many of them that I couldn't decide.  I had a difficult time narrowing it down to these.  There were so many more and I may even sneak one or two more in over the next week.  This was such a fun session and Hailey is so full of energy and excitement.  I love this job!!!!

As always, I love to hear what you think......which one (or two) is your favorite?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Just One....

The other day I had the pleasure of taking photos of this beautiful girl.  She is America's US Miss Wisconsin Tween 2010 and is going to compete at Nationals in a few weeks.  We took several photos and I will be editing many but, wanted to share one tonight.  She is such a beautiful girl and has a fantastic personality - what a wonderful combination - I as sure she will go far!  Good Luck Hailey!  You already have my vote!

Talking to her mom and seeing Hailey was such a treat.  So often I have heard about "pageant kids" and it just isn't true.  What I saw was a very well-rounded, happy, down-to-earth young lady.  She was polite and a joy to work with.  Can't wait to finish editing this batch and for our next session.......
PS.....Keep watching - I will be posting several more of Hailey in the next couple of days!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sneak Peek....

Isn't she sweet!!!  I was so lucky to be able to take a few photos of this special family.  She is the sweetest little girl and has the most awesome eyes.  I have lots more but, just had to share a few.  I have been taking so many pics over the past several weeks and haven't had time to share.  Over the next few days/weeks I will have lots to show you.  I may even have to show you a few more of this sweetheart..........  Don't you just want to kiss those cheeks!!!