The Plan: Meet Alyssa and her family for an at-home session the morning after our son’s high school graduation. And it was a good plan until five minutes out when I realized I had left my camera batteries charging back home!
I called Alyssa and thankfully a new plan was hatched. My husband met me in Hastings with batteries and the session was back on track a short time later. 🙂
The children were precious! I last saw them at the twins’ second birthday party and they’d all changed so much. It was fun getting to know them again and seeing little personalities emerge.
Clearly rolling with change is something this sweet family does well.
Here’s a peek at several more of my favorites from our time together:
Thanks again Alyssa and Mike for the fun, fun morning!
And I had THE VERY SPECIAL HONOR of photographing this lovely group of people.
Most of the young adults pictured here (including my own) GRADUATED nearly two weeks ago! Which means my prom pic days as a momma have come to an end. 🙁
Which means my prom pic days as a photographer have just begun. 😀 If your group is interested in professional prom pics in 2020, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease let me know (I promise to give you a heck of a deal).
Reading. Walking. Birthday-ing. Rhubarb. Open House planning. Graduation prep. My labor of love. Artist Date. Family Movie Night. Staining the deck. Hanging with my people. New favorite podcast. Friday Dates w/my guy. Meal Train. Biscotti baking. Raspberry Ale. Prospects. Gus Sent Me. Ultimate. The senior poster. Mother’s Day. Prom Pics! Getting Mingified. Gardening. IF:Table. Scheduling sessions. Duluth. More car issues. Dead to Me. Scrivener. Boys of the Basement.
With the end of the school year (and the end of high school period), life gets a bit crazy. I remember this happening with our oldest. And while I was mentally prepared for crazy, I am still playing catch up physically.
Lorenzo’s final OnStage performance took place earlier this month. The show was spectacular!
There were many familiar faces:
Including one of my favorite little clients:
I love that our school values performing arts because talent needs cultivation.
At our last retreat, we rediscovered the magic of play. When we give ourselves permission to indulge the girl within, we open ourselves to new experiences. There is freedom to explore, a desire to try new things, and movement forward.
Opening the door to this year’s theme: Dreamer Girl.
She sees possibility everywhere. Dreamer Girl 2020 will tap into those possibilities by way of a motivating group project, through writing prompts, small gifts, words of encouragement & more! The song that inspired this year’s theme:
Dreamer Girl 2020 will help move you forward with intention by showing you how to give your soul permission to run free, take the next right step & make things happen!
As with all of our other girl-themed retreats, you will have the opportunity to earn special tokens throughout the weekend. The tokens serve as currency and can be used to purchase items at the on-site shop, which will be stocked with inspiring items to help get dreams off the ground. The weekend will include an optional field trip to Dancing Dragonfly Winery, mini photo sessions, and made-from-scratch meals. (All meals will be provided with the exception of one item you will be asked to bring; a signup form will be posted in advance of the retreat.)
WHEN: Friday, February 14-Sunday, February 16, 2020 (Presidents’ Day weekend)
WHERE: The Trails Retreat (St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin)
COST: $200; SUPERSIZE IT by adding Thursday, 2/13 for only $20 more (see payment schedule below*)
*A $50 non-refundable deposit due 6/1/2019 will hold your spot with the remaining balance due in two equal payments on 10/1/2019 and 12/1/2019. A non-refundable deposit allows me to organize this special weekend from year-to-year without creating an unnecessary financial burden on my family or business (in addition to fronting a deposit, I am required to pay the full balance in advance). In the event of a cancellation, the amount paid (minus the $50 deposit) would be refunded once the spot fills.
There are 17 spots available – if you are interested in reserving one, let me know. (THE RETREAT IS FULL! If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, let me know.) Hope you are able to come & dream with me!