Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dream. Do. INSPIRE.

I am so happy and proud to be able to tell everyone that I have been accepted as a photographer for Inspiration Through Art (formerly The Littlest Heroes Project).


Inspiration Through Art Banner


Inspiration Through Art is a non-profit based organization founded in January 2008 by Felicia Reinhard. It is made up of professional photographers nationwide that provide free photo sessions to our nation's Littlest Heroes - those children who are battling a serious illness or life-altering disability. is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to give back, and make a difference through the beauty of art. We are artists with a passion for giving and inspiring others. Through our own artistic talents we are able to come together as one, to let children around the world know that they are loved, despite the challenges they face everyday.

I'm so excited to have this opportunity and can't wait to book my first session! :c) Learn more about Inspiration Through Art at their website - along with some inspirational stories about the Heroes!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sneak Peek: Nicole & Jake E-Pics

A beautiful Sunday... sunshine, with just enough clouds... warm for April in Wisconsin... a perfect day to take Nicole & Jake's engagement portraits!

Nicole and I have been friends for a long time. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have made it through grad school if she weren't there! :c) It had been a long time since I'd seen her though, and this was the first time we would meet her fiancé, Jake.

After doing a few pictures in my "studio" (aka living room), we headed to Willow River State Park, near Hudson, WI. The location was already decided - Willow Falls. The question is how we would get there, because we couldn't park nearby. With choices of .3 miles, 1 mile, or 3 miles, we chose to walk 1 mile each way. It was gorgeous and the waterfall was even bigger & more beautiful than I remembered!

It was a great photo-walk with great friends. Paul & I felt like we'd known Jake just as long as we'd known Nicole! I hope you guys had as much fun as we did and I can't wait for your wedding in July!!


The bridge & outside



Beginning the walk



Continuing to walk



Reaching our destination



At the waterfall

Monday, April 12, 2010

Birthday at the Bowling Alley

Wow, I can't believe Alonzo is already 13! He's my youngest brother...so that means all of my other brothers are even older (pointing out the obvious)...and I'm even OLDER! :c)

We spent the evening at the bowling alley, with pizza and cupcakes. It was lots of fun and Alonzo really liked it! Happy Birthday Alonzo!

Nick helped Alonzo learn how to bowl...




Helping Alonzo Out


...But he was doing it alone by the end of the night!




Alonzo's bowling!


His favorite thing to do though, was to step over the line to make the buzzer go off. He thought it was hilarious!




Foul


Reactions were the best thing to take photos of.




Alonzo






Nick






Dad






Paul






Foul