Fuzzy Mittens (and a Wedding)

Fuzzy Mittens (and a Wedding)

I’ve been quiet on the world wide web lately. Not that I haven’t been working, shooting, editing… sometimes, I think it’s good to break from (virtual) reality.  A lot’s happened in my life since my last writing, more than I could possibly pen in one post. Some of those changes have been amazing, others have been struggles.

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Abby Blue Eyes

Abby Blue Eyes

Last month, the vibrant and soon-to-be graduate, Abby, headlined a preview on Tim’s blog. We’re happy to say, She’s Back! and in a deservedly full-length post, brimming with our photos and musings from her evening shoot in August. Noticeably, the pronouns I use in this post are different from those previous. Who is this “we?” you might be asking.

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Preview | Abby

Preview | Abby

Wondering what’s been going on in my world? Here’s a quick grab from the editing floor.

Torrey and I went out to Appleton, WI, to photograph Abby, a senior in high school. While Appleton is a fairly vibrant town (lots of colors and events everywhere), Abby obtained permission for us to shoot in a local lumber/metal yard.

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Skol

Skol

At a local pizza joint I ran into a friend, Mark Arjes, who runs the organization Youth 1stFrom their Facebook site: Our mission is to put the development of the young person as the 1st priority of all youth activity programs in the community. This Message runs counter to the current culture where parents look at their sons and daughters, at increasingly earlier and earlier ages, as sport specific players in pursuit of a college scholarship. If we put the primary focus on developing core values in the young person, we will see kids who have a foundation of balance in their life that will allow them to better deal with the variety of pressures that high school students face today. Their success on and off the field will be determined by their ability to make good life decisions based on who they are and how they are wired. in Owatonna. After sitting down for a Tuesday lunch, he came over to my booth and asked what I was doing on Thursday. Off-guard, I told him I had nothing planned. He had free tickets for a Minnesota Viking’s pre-season game, he said. I paused, nodded, stated that I’d like to go, mumbled something about my dad (both former baseball coaches of mine).

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Sheepish

Sheepish

Pigskin. It’s probably on your mind today, especially if you’re living in Wisconsin. You might even be eating some pork during the game tonight. But, this afternoon I want to diverge from that farm animal and focus on another: the sheep.

Then, let’s remove the farm and let that sheep hop around.

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Ms. Tess

Ms. Tess

Okay. The blog’s been quiet lately. I like to sit down and thoroughly think through my posts and that requires a chunky time commitment. It’s not that I haven’t had things to share, but projects have compounded. Moving mountains and all that. In the absence I’ve shot a wedding, portraits, wakeboarding and even ventured into the great wilderness of Montana.

This past weekend was the first I had spent at home in over two weeks and I utilized it to get a lot of work done. Torrey decided to jump in on the fun and help out…

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