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Last year at about this time, my lovely Associate Photographer Melissa was in town.  As is apt for us to do – we hatched a crazy adventure.  So one morning we got up at sunrise and hiked our way to a natural part of the Lake Michigan shore.  I had heard about the ice floes […]

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We are delving straight into Holiday spirit around here!  We’ve been up to so much that makes this such a fun season.  Where shall I begin? — I guess the “holiday season” always starts with the Ultsch Family Cookie Day for me.  This is a tradition my grandparents started, and my Mother and Aunts and […]

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First things first.  Crazy email discovery – Most of my responses to inquiries thru my website or blog are ending up in people’s spam folders!  AAacck!  I have spent hours on the phone following up with potential clients who didn’t see my responses in their spam folders.  So frustrating!  This seems to be largely a […]

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  “I don’t know if I should care for a man who made life easy; I should want someone who made it interesting.” -Edith Wharton   Today is our sixth wedding anniversary. Hubby and I like to challenge ourselves with the traditional anniversary gifts and the sixth year is Iron.  (An immediate moratorium on buying […]

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It wasn’t until recently, more than a year after officially becoming a Mom, that I embraced the title and felt I owned it.  Maybe it’s because around that time Baby Girl really started intentionally using the word “Momma”.  Maybe until you hear it come out of your own child’s mouth, it isn’t fully real to […]

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I’ve been meaning to blog about this for awhile.  So, no time like the present! Last summer we had a Blessing for Baby Girl.  We aren’t particularly religious, so joining a church to have her baptized seemed disingenuous.  But we did want to officially welcome her in some way, and officially dedicate her godparents.  So, […]

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Baby Girl turned one last week.  ONE!  I don’t feel like the last year has flown by, but it still seems incredible that she is already one.  So sad to think we only get 17 more of these years where she is all ours, so to speak. I’ve had a few newborn shoots recently and […]

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I’m a big fan of having the right tools. No matter the task – cooking, getting dressed, shooting – the right tool can make it all the better. So when I find something that I love, I remain ever faithful to it (and likely refuse to do said task with out it). The list below […]

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Hubby- Today is your first Father’s Day. 12 years ago I met a boy who became my boyfriend, that boyfriend became my long-time (and long-distance) boyfriend, and that boyfriend asked me to marry him, and then that fiancé became my husband, and now my husband has also become the father of my child.  I keep […]

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We’ve been working our butts off around here, getting ready for a really big event tomorrow – a Chasin’ Mason concert to Fight Cancer!   You are all invited: I think everyone has a story about how they or someone they know has been affected deeply by Cancer.  That just makes this cause all the […]

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