Isn’t she lovely?!  This is my Grandma Vera.  A year ago we did this portrait session to celebrate her 94th birthday.  While photographing Grandma Vera I also made it a point to photograph the various rooms in her house.  This was done for her and for the rest of our family.  Knowing how life has a way of constantly changing, I wanted to have a record of the person and place I hold dear in my heart.  Fast forward a year and Grandma Vera decided it was time to downsize, and moved into an assisted living home to be with her friends.  This book is my gift to her so that she can remember the old home that she loved, while enjoying her new home with friends.  Life is short.  You gotta photograph the people, pets, places, and things that you love before they are gone.  Then it’s important to actually PRINT images to make the memories tangible, so that they can be cherished forever!

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  • Melanie Rogne

    I love that book you made for your Grandma Vera! What a nice thing to do, and so good to see that she is still going strong!

  • Leann Pass

    Oh Angela! So beautiful, and so special! I completely agree with you when it comes to photographs. So glad you use this talent of yours!

  • Thank you! I’m so grateful to have been able to do such a portrait session of Grandma Vera. I wish I could do more sessions like this of others’ grandparents.

  • Thank you! As you know time passes all too quickly. I dread when the day comes to say goodbye. These are photos that I will cherish forever!

  • Penny Core

    I love this book. Your grandma has a lovely home. So warm and inviting, the way she appears to be. In one of the photos she has a cute little smile that shows what she was like as a 5 yr old. I love it. I bet she has a lot of wonderful stories.

  • Thank you, Penny! Grandma Vera is as she appears in the photos…very warm, inviting and loving! It’s been such a gift hearing her stories and spending moments together all these years.

It feels like just yesterday I was photographing my cousin Brandon as a baby.  So last fall when it was time to do his high school graduation portraits the experience was nothing short of  surreal.  This is where I should be sharing a then and now pic, right?!  Anyway, it was so much fun photographing Brandon at this important milestone in his life.  We had the best weather and the shoot flew by so fast.  We ended up with so many great photos that it was hard narrowing the selections for his album.  Here is the fine art album layout from Brandon’s session. Congratulations, Brandon! May college be all that you wish it to be and more!

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Here are some of the first photos I captured of my youngest nephew Isaak last August.  When I met him for the first time he was a mere three months old. If you can’t tell by looking at the photos, Isaak is a big bundle of happiness. He smiles all the time and loves be held!  It’s fascinating and adorable how a baby can have so many different facial expressions.  If only to be able to see the world through such fresh and new eyes!  Looking at the glimmer in this little guys eyes, I know it won’t be long before he will be playing in dirt with big brother Niklas and cousins Brady and Ethan.  Fun on the farm just keeps getting better and better! To check out more fun on the farm with my nephews and niece you may do so here.

Isaak Blog Collage-001

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In my last post I wrote about visiting my family in North Dakota last summer and the fun I had with my nephews.  The photos below are of Brady’s little brother, Ethan.  Full of curiosity and wonderment, Ethan loves playing on the farm and hanging with his big brother Brady and cousin Niklas.  To see life through such young and fresh eyes which are full of wonderment and amazement.  I look forward to seeing Ethan’s personality continue to emerge as he grows older.  Something tells me that the next time I see him he will be screaming “Bison.”  To check out more fun on the farm with my nephews and niece you may do so here.

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Late last summer I had the pleasure of visiting my family in North Dakota.  It’s always so fun seeing everyone…especially my nephews.  Watching the children play on the farm brings back so many memories of my own childhood. Memories of playing in the dirt, riding my aqua colored banana seat bike, and countless daydreaming .   The photos below are of my nephews Niklas and Brady.  The boys are the best buddies who love playing on the farm, Bison Football, and John Deere.  Did I say they love all things Bison?!  They love the Bison so much that they would compete with one another to see who could scream “Bison” the loudest;  see the second photo below.  It was a good thing we were not indoors at the time!  No matter what these two get into they sure have fun.  It’s bittersweet to think how quickly time passes.  In a blink of an eye these two rascals will be all grown up.  When that time comes, I hope they have as fond memories of their childhood as I have of mine.  To check out more fun on the farm with my nephews and niece you may do so here.

Photos of children with John Deere toys and tractorsBrady and Niklas Blog Collage-002

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  • Claire althoff

    Angie,
    I loved seeing the photos of Vera, as well as these of Niklas and Brady! You are a talented woman and photographer. Thanks for sharing these.

  • Thank you, Claire! Your words of affirmation are most appreciated.:.) It’s always so fun to be around the family. I get sad at times thinking how much I miss…especially with all the littles running around being silly. It’s so great that you get to enjoy the rascals on a regular basis!

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