There’s a first time for everything … A few weeks back we had the opportunity to photograph a mother/daughter session. We are so happy we did and think all moms should do this. Don’t get us wrong, we think all dads should too! Hint hint. Baby A was 5 months old and full of personality. It was a nice contrast to give all the attention to one kiddo. We were able to really focus on her different expressions. She warmed up to the camera pretty quick. What can we say, we know what we’re doing. We even had her giggling and nibbling on her toes. Those are the best kind of shots. We hope these images are the one’s she’ll cherish when older and really appreciate seeing these tender moments she shared with her mom.

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The pictures are beautiful!!! Ideas are pouring into my head on how to display these.” – Emily


  1. Kelly I adore that first shot and the b/w pulled back shot with mom and babe in the doorway... wow! Love them all.

We have been wanting to photograph this family for years!!! Yes you read right, years. We met Leah awhile back at a photographer’s gathering and have stayed in touch ever since. We simply adore following her instagram snapshots – she documents her four kiddos daily. So when she contacted us about photographing her crew we felt like we already knew them. We just can’t get over how unique and different they are from their hair texture to personalities. It was a complete joy spending time with this bunch and we just love how natural they all were with us, but that was to be expected since they’re always in front of the camera!

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As you can see Pepper totally stole the show and we just couldn’t get enough of her!

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  1. Jennifer S. Love that family.. :)

  2. Frank T Great pictures. Loved the ones with the Halloween masks :)

Eric and I do our best to surround ourselves with friends who share similar values, especially creativity. We have found that many of these friends dabble in a variety of creative outlets. Settling for one is just plain snooze-ville. I bet if you asked any visionary about their interests, hobbies and sources of income you would see a mixture of sources. They can’t stop at one, it’s not in their blood. So why am I bringing up this topic you ask? Well … because filling our creative well-being is something we talk about ALL THE TIME. We already spend a lot of time sharing our portrait photography work, but with the explosion of social media we now have a platform to display what other things make us tick. Custom succulent arrangements, reviewing music, dreaming up DIY projects, graphic design, home design and interior decorating/thrifting are just a few on our long list of stuff we wouldn’t mind making a few more buckaroos doing. It’s important for us to sharpen many different tools, cause you just never know where life’s going to take you!

For today’s headshot session we have the pleasure of featuring the sociable Julie Rustad. The goal for her shoot was to showcase an approachable happy artist. Remember what I mentioned above about having many creative tools in the air, well Julie is quite the juggler. A graphic designer, musician, wife, mother and most recently creator of Julie Originals – Fine Art Gifts. Umm yeah, she’s got her hands full!

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