The hubby has transformed our front yard into an oasis of beauty and inspiration!
Erin and Andy welcomed baby Penelope home in March, I was so lucky to visit with them and photograph this little peanut! I loved everything about this session, their beautiful home, the soft light streaming in, their fluffy little dog, and Penelope’s pouty little lips and big bright eyes. I’m so excited to watch this little girl grow!
I have a new artistic lens I’ve been wanting to play around with and we got a ton of snow yesterday so I wandered out in the blizzard and took these with my new Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens. I was only out for 20 minutes and came home soaked, it’s that damp heavy snow. All images are in Kingfield, within a block from my house. Enjoy!
And what’s a walk through a blizzard without a selfie…
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It’s January, which means it’s time to catch up on posts from 2015:-)
First up is one of my favorite sessions from last fall. It was the most beautiful day ever with gorgeous fall colors and Anna was so much fun. Even her dog, Bella, was a perfect model!
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This may be my favorite blog posting ever! Over the weekend, my dog’s former foster dad, Lindsey LeBlanc, held a reunion inviting all his former foster dogs and their families to come out and play for an afternoon. He’s been fostering dogs for several years now, and in the last two years he started taking in pregnant momma dogs and caring for them and their puppies until they are old enough to be adopted. He’s fostered 96 dogs for Secondhand Hounds in two years. Yes, 96 dogs!
Over 20 families were able to attend the reunion. There were hot dogs and hamburgers, fresh baked cookies, lots of dog treats, and just a bit of dog slobber!
Mostly they all just played together.
And they played with us humans, too!
This is my girl, Eclipse, slurping on Lindsey. Eclipse was orphaned and abandoned at just 3 weeks of age and Lindsey cared for her until she was 6 months old when we adopted her. Two and half years later and she still goes berserk every time she sees him!
Just look at some of these happy puppy faces!
And some of their happy families.
Lindsey adopted momma Ivy, here they are with her daughters, Georgia and Brynley, and their families.
We tried to get a mother daughter shot but there was just too much excitement going on! Momma Ivy and her daughter, Georgia, have identical markings. I photographed Ivy and her puppies last year too, check that out here.
Lindsey requested a donation from each family to benefit Secondhand Hounds Hospice Program. They just started their hospice program this spring so that in addition to all the momma dogs, puppies, and other adoptable dogs that they find permanent homes for, they can now care for elderly and terminally ill pets. Almost $250 from this event will go to help with the costs associated with care for a hospice pet.
A big thanks to Lindsey, Secondhand Hounds, all the foster parents, adoptive parents, and of course the happy pups who came out and made us all laugh at the first annual Foster Reunion!
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I’m a little behind blogging my 52 week project. Even though the weather is nice today, the day I took these photos was one of those days when you just hate winter in Minnesota. Single digits with a bitter wind. Ick. The Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul was the only sane choice for such a nasty day. It was a balmy 70 degrees inside. The heat and humidity were so refreshing. Everything was blooming and smelled amazing. Such a great pick-me-up when it feels like winter will never end!
After a hair appointment at the fantastic Heart Salon, I took the advice of my stylist and headed over to this underpass at Monroe and 18th. I’ve passed through there a dozen or more times but never stopped for any photographs. I love old buildings and structures and this bridge, built in 1924, is no exception. Please enjoy!
Week 5 is all photos of clouds. At first I thought the idea to take only photos of clouds to be a little lame. Almost anyone can take a decent cloud picture, so why should I devote a week of my project to sharing photos that anyone could take? Because cloud photos make me happy, every time I see one I feel good. And we all need that on these gray winter days! So please, enjoy these images and feel free to come back to them next time you’re feeling a little down.
These are all shown as nature made them but I will likely do a little creative editing on down the road, so stay tuned.