Thursday, July 30, 2009


August is just around the corner! It's hard to believe summer is going by so quickly; fall will be here soon. Now is a wonderful time to update your family portraits. We have many popular outdoor locations for family groups, as well as several indoor backgrounds. For the 2010 graduates: we are still offering the buddy session FREE when you schedule your senior portraits to be done in August. Family portraits are wonderful heirlooms and gifts to give for special occasions throughout the year.

Friday, July 24, 2009


We have tried something new for seniors this year, and we've had wonderful feedback! If previews are returned on time, we email the images you order from for use on your website or mp3 player. It has been a great way to share senior photos with friends and relatives who live a distance away. We are excited to offer this incentive to the class of 2010!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


We had some excitement toward the end of the day yesterday. As Marti was assisting a client ordering and Charlotte was showing a family their slideshow, the sirens began to sound in Spicer. Marti peeked outside and noticed the clouds rotating just to the west. All of us quickly piled into the bathroom (the safest place in the building) and anxiously waited through the storm. As we ventured out, we noticed only a few brances from the weeping willow in back had been taken down. Amazingly, that was the only damage here!! Buildings just down the road, as well as the baseball field, sustained much more damage. Many homes in the area were also affected. We certainly feel lucky! Neither of us were able to take any photos during the storm, but seeing the images and footage on the news was incredible. What a day!

Friday, July 10, 2009


This time of year, we are busy photographing the upcoming high school seniors; the summer seems to fly by! We truly enjoy getting to know the graduates and their families thoughout the season. The following story was submitted by the parent of a senior a couple years ago about what the portaits meant to her. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

From Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to Flight of the Bumble Bee, I look at this photograph and see not only the accomplished and mature young pianist you have become, but remember your musical journey. I remember the hopes and dreams we had for you when you were born. Singing lullabies, then moving on to Raffi and Barney. I remember getting an old clunker of a piano when you were two, just so you could experiment with sound and could sing and dance when I'd play your favorite nursery rhymes. When it was "finally" time for you to start your piano lessons, you were so excited! Remember Mrs. Montgomery and her candy dish? I can hear your first "Little Etude" and practicing scales and arpeggios. Recitals and contests, Beethoven to Lori Line, on stage or just in our living room, it has been such a pleasure to hear you express your love of all kinds of music and share your talents and gifts through playing for others. My wish for you now as you begin your adult life, is that you never lose your love of music! So, dear Allie, "Thank you for the music, for giving it to me."

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

We hope you are able to spend some time enjoying summer over the holiday weekend. It's a wonderful time to get together with family and friends. There are so many festivities to take part in this time of year!

The following is from a session photographed recently of a grandmother and granddaughter who share the same name. They make a timeless heirloom to pass on to future generations!