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photography workshops for 2017

The Everyday Photographer Workshop

I began offering the Everyday Photographer Workshop a few years ago to help beginner and amateur photographers understand how to better use their cameras. Not only do attendees receive personalized instruction for shooting in manual mode, they learn how to create powerful images and meaningful artwork for their home and loved ones. The workshop covers all of the basics – lighting, aperture, composition, depth of field, ISO, lenses and other equipment, post-processing, and the concept of storytelling photography.

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It also includes breakfast treats, lunch, and some sort of dessert-in-jar in addition to a workbook and goodies to take home.:D

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If you are interested in attending one of the 2017 workshops, a deposit of $100 will hold a spot with the remaining balance of due a week before the workshop. You will find dates and other details HERE.  If you have any questions, let me know!

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Want to learn more about photography:))

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one little word {2017}

My word for 2016 was SAVOR and I did exactly that with moments, food, memories & more. With our firstborn graduating from high school and heading off to college, it was a year of transition.

Change.

This next year will be the last in my forties which means more change is imminent.  I have spent the last decade as mom-of-young-children and as I mentioned in THIS blog post, a new season is approaching.  It is time to cast the net, to REIMAGINE dreams and goals for the next season.

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My word for 2017.

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here we are a christmas-ing

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The best gift this holiday season is definitely having our oldest home for 3+ weeks. And we have been Christmas-ing it up since his arrival. Here’s a peek at the last eight days:

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There was a holiday sleepover with the munchkins. Christmas Eve service at Hosanna. Our annual BINGO tradition at my folks’ house.  A lazy Christmas morning before spending a fun afternoon of games, gifts, and treats with my husband’s family.  Not to mention, loads of socializing with friends.

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Hope you had a warm and toasty holiday as well. Merry After Christmas!

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the year in review {2016}

2016 in review

1. Our oldest graduated and left for college.
2. My grandpa passed away.
3. I lost a dear friend to cancer.
4. Our 8th grade class reunion took place over the summer.
5. The air conditioner and furnace blew out.
6.  Many, many road trips to Madison.
7. The opportunity to photograph the new Vikings stadium months before it opened to the public.
8. We hosted a second Mystery Dinner party.
9. Tony and I escaped to the Nicollet Island Inn.
10. I made my first pumpkin roll, baked with lavender, made chocolate pavlova, and had all sorts of other culinary adventures.
11. Had the most photo sessions ever!
12. Read more books than I could count.
13. Crocheted my first blanket.  And second.:)
14. Joined my first group bible study in two years.
15. Attended many Prospects shows.
16. Made our first St. Cloud trip as a couple instead of as a family.
17. Attended ScrapCamp for the first time.
18. Hosted our annual Winter Weekend Retreat at Memory Lane once again.
19. Love at First Bite.
20. Made time for crafting (burning wood, embroidery, etching glass, candle-making & more).
21. Hosted an IF:Table dinner every month throughout the year.
22. Our youngest’s BFF got his driver’s license.
23. Breakfast Dates with Tony.
24. Spent most of my free time on Instagram which is where you’ll find a true timeline from 2016.
25. Went to St. Louis, visited the birthplace of Captain Kirk in Iowa, had pizza at the Red Barn Farm in Northfield, and saw Book of Mormon at the Orpheum.

Emotionally, it was a tough year – but I survived and am looking forward to all that 2017 has to offer!

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a recap of our weekend

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It was special in so many ways. Connecting with some of my favorite people (my friend Renee was even able to attend for the very first time). Taking time to discuss and reevaluate holiday traditions.  Crafting breakout sessions. [Mary even taught us the fine art of butter ball rolling.]  Sharing stories, good food, laughter & tears.

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There were presents and egg nog chai lattes.

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Not to mention the return of Delilah, a tradition we love to hate.

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And I left with all sorts of memories and gifts to be treasured.

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Thank you sweet friends for an unforgettable weekend.

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