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One of my favs!
Monday, December 31, 2012

I don’t deny it, it’s true – this is one of my favorite families.  They are hilarious!  I am constantly laughing and on the verge of peeing my pants the entire shoot.  I love that they used the silly faces pic on the front of their Christmas card! I…

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The open west!
Sunday, December 30, 2012

You’ve gotta love Montana with our open land and big skies!  It is truly an amazing place that we are blessed to live in.  Where else can you go a little bit outside of town and run into gorgeous land, with a barn and horses in the background, throw…

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Michael + Paige
Saturday, December 29, 2012

I was so excited to meet and work with Michael and Paige, we had a great time during their session, they came up from WY just for their engagement shoot.  He loves the outdoors, she is a total fashionista and a horse girl – what a combo!!  They are…

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Twins!
Friday, December 28, 2012

These twins were adorable – they just moved back from the NYC and wanted to take some family pics and show their Montana roots.  They were so cute, curious, active and full of life.  We had a blast exploring the river and woods, even getting caught in a little…

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Have yourself a Merry little Christmas!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas day!!!

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Santa and his little helper
Monday, December 24, 2012

LOVE this family!  You might remember this little babe from her mom’s bun in the oven shots and then with her newborn session debut, we decided to go full out Christmas for her 6 month session. It never fails to amaze me how much babies change in…

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Santa Claus is coming to town
Monday, December 24, 2012

Isn’t this one of the cutest Santas you have ever seen?  Check out her gorgeous baby blues!  These pics were from her 6 month shoot check out her baby pics here.

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so much love!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mom warned me this might be a tricky session,  “Erik is full of energy and likes to run, it is almost impossible to get a good shot of him”  No worries – I told her, it’s hard for me to get great shots of my own kids, shooting my…

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Are you ready for some football?
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Some of my favorite twins!  I have been photographing them since they were newborns, they are getting so big!  We always do something fun with their sessions, mom had the brilliant idea to take advantage of their family’s love of da’ Bears and work a football shoot, it was…

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Ashleigh
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I was nervous when I woke up to snow that morning, I called Ashleigh right away to see what she wanted to do, she was thrilled, she had been hoping for white flakes during her senior shoot and it was happening.  whew!  We hid under overhangs and ran with…

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a fisherman and his catch
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Extended family shoots are always fun – I had to take advantage of the perfect light and get this immediate family walking together while we were waiting for the others to arrive.  Grandpa LOVES to fish, we got to capture him with all of the grandkids and with his…

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baby love
Monday, December 17, 2012

Really this has to be one of  the best dad and baby pics ever, I love how they are smiling at each other, and how gorgeous is the mom? Those eyes are amazing!!  I loved working with this family, I can’t wait to watch them grow, cute kids and…

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I know you’ve been waiting – here it is –
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

the session that I mentioned earlier in the fall that included ma and pa dressed up in their Norwegian folk dancing costumes on the bed of a 1920’s pick up truck.  This pic is classic – I love it- one of my favorites of the year, I really do…

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pics at the beach?
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I have photographed this family many times over the years, I love watching them grow – I can’t believe how fast times goes by!!! They love spending time together at the beach and the lake, and wanted to incorporate the water into their session, the river was so crazy…

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Taylor
Friday, December 7, 2012

Of course I loved Taylor since she shares her name with my daughter.  Taylor was great to work with, we had fun splashing around in the river and working different locations.  Thanks Taylor for a great day!

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Love mother, daughter shoots!
Friday, December 7, 2012

Many of you probably recognize Karen from Musikgarten, the studio has been a major part of our family over the years, starting with the baby classes and growing into piano, we loved our teachers and the curriculum.   They gave my kiddos a fabulous foundation and love of music….

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Nick!
Monday, December 3, 2012

You know shooting seniors with great personalities is one of my favorite things.  Well – Nick didn’t disappoint.  He was HILARIOUS!  He wanted pics with his ‘stache so we shot those first then he shaved it off for the rest to make mom happy.  He had me rolling the…

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Gorgeous family!
Saturday, December 1, 2012

This family is striking!  I loved working with them, everyone was so nice and down to earth, they were all up for anything, including throwing leaves, (I love that shot!)  Mom is a fab volleyball coach so I hope to see a lot more of her, now that Taylor…

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Ali
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ali is a great girl!  She was so fun to work with, she came with a fab wardrobe, (gotta love those soccer cleats) and she was so easy going and nice!  I loved getting to know you Ali!!!

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Family hugs
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I always love when people come from out of town for a session, we shot on a drizzly morning and had to wait it out a bit, but it was worth it, it turned into scrumptious light.  I love catching sibling moments and  huggy family shots, they ordered this…

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Katie
Sunday, November 25, 2012

Katie worked it, we had so much fun during her session!  Katie is a cheerleader at Senior, I loved getting to know her, she is funny and outgoing, and was giving me America’s Next Top model pics, like the one at the end of the post.  She has the…

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Thankful
Thursday, November 22, 2012

I am thankful for so many things, this post would be endlessly long if I were to list all of my blessings, but I do have to definitely recognize and give a shout out to my amazing, supportive, loving family that keeps me on my toes but grounded at…

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Bryce
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Such a talented senior!!! Bryce is a fab soccer player, skier, and plays an instrument, he has all the moves!  oh and did I mention what a good guy he is too?  I have no doubt he has an amazing future ahead!

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It’s never too late
Thursday, November 15, 2012

This was such a great shoot!  Unfortunately, I was already booked and not able to photograph their wedding, but they felt it was important to have  some amazing pics of them as a couple so they decided to do a love shoot instead.  It was so wonderful to see…

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More minis!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Had to share more minis with you – love these short and sweet shoots, we always get great images, I love seeing the Christmas cards that come in from these sessions.  So much fun!

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Luke
Monday, November 12, 2012

When I asked mom what Luke was into the only response was – soccer – he is passionate about everything soccer and plays nonstop.  He has the coolest kicks, plays indoor, outdoor and street soccer whenever he has time, it is his “thing”.  Luke was the nicest kid, those…

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A Merry Life
Sunday, November 11, 2012

I love these images!!! You may recognize the first one from my Simply Family Magazine ad in Oct.  Mom made those tents for his birthday party and we decided we had to use them, they were adorable!  We went for a little walk by their house then decided…

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A Fairy tale Wedding!
Friday, November 9, 2012

This wedding day was a complete fairy tale, you wouldn’t expect anything less from a Miss Montana.  College sweethearts, a star quarterback and cheerleader, wed on the bride’s parents anniversary, it was incredibly romantic.  The look was soft and elegant.  Jim Gainan told me it would be an amazing…

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WoW – Will James World of Work Program
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I love working with people in the community, it  gives you a sense of connectedness and community pride that I don’t think can be achieved any other way. When John, one of the amazing teachers involved with the World of Work program, approached me about a mentorship I was…

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Keisha
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This girl is an amazing cross country/ track star, she is the one to beat, besides being fast as all get out, she is gorgeous +  she loves ice cream, love that combo!  Thanks Keisha, it was great working with you!

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Tea time – One of my favorite summer shoots!
Monday, November 5, 2012

I couldn’t leave this one out, it’s one of my very favorite summer shoots.  I have worked with this fabulous family since Addison a.k.a. Peanut was a baby.   I was so excited as we talked about her wonderful idea.  Her creative mom and artistic aunt put this amazing…

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Stacy
Monday, November 5, 2012

The nicest boys this year!  I loved the baseball pic!

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Casey + Annie
Friday, November 2, 2012

I was thrilled when Annie and Casey asked me to photograph their wedding and engagement.  I was really excited after  I met with Annie and her mom early on and we went over all of her ideas, she wanted to make it unique to them and their shared interests….

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Little Miss Lannon
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Brand new babes, another one of my favorites to photograph!  One of the awesome parts of my “job” – holding and cuddling, rocking them into a sound posable sleep.  bonus: I get my baby fix, ooey gooeyiness for a few hours then I get to go home and get…

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Good times
Thursday, November 1, 2012

What else can I say?  I love photographing families!

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Happy Halloween from the Grahams!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Makelle
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

LoVe this talented girl!  I have known her for many years and am super close to her amazing family, we’ve vacationed together, spent many  late nights at their house and really had a great time.  I can’t believe Makelle is a senior, this sounds like a mushy mom post,…

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Sarah
Monday, October 29, 2012

Another GORGEOUS girl!!!!  I sure didn’t look like this when I was a senior!  Where are they coming from?  She is amazing!  I hope you are having a fabulous senior year!

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Austin
Monday, October 29, 2012

I know I haven’t posted many senior boys, since I am so far behind on blogging I’ve been trying to get the girls up first, but thought it was about time for a boy.  A pure Montana boy!  I love when seniors share their interests and incorporate it into…

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Tropical Wedding….in Montana?
Monday, October 29, 2012

Want a tropical wedding in Billings?  Here you go – they definitely had the island flavor.  Leis, sand, tropical flowers, a superb cake shaped like suitcases, a huge white tent that miraculously weathered a crazy storm that blew through in the middle of the reception, a crazy dance party…

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Look at what we found at the park…
Sunday, October 28, 2012

lying on the ground waiting to be discovered – a perfect little nest!  It had done it’s job, birds had grown and left, it became a treasure, something fun to share at show and tell.  Thank you Maiya for exploring with me!

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Can you believe how much they change in 6 months?
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Alex is so adorable!!! I photographed her as a newborn (see here) and then for her 6 month pics.  I’m always amazed at how much they grow and change in only 6 months!  She was a cuddly newborn just a short time ago then she came in with…

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Maddy
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Maddy is a fabulous girl, gorgeous inside and out, cliche I know, but I have to say it because she was sooooo nice!   She is a tremendous soccer player and great all around.  Thanks Maddy for a fantastic day!

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Check out the holiday cards for 2012!!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Yippee they are here!  I love the options this year, we did quite the assortment and gave you a ton of different styles to choose from.   You will be the talk of all of your friends and family when you they receive these gorgeous cards!  Please let us…

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Thank you, Thank you! and……….. a sneak peek at fall minis
Monday, October 22, 2012

Thank you so much for voting us Billings Best Children’s Photo Studio!!  We are so honored and excited to receive this award for a second consecutive year.  We really do have the best clients in the world!

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Chicken farmers, creeks and a baby bump….oh my!
Saturday, October 20, 2012

LOVE this family, I have to say often my clients turn into friends.  This is one of those instances.  I have worked with them a couple of times in the past so I was thrilled when she told me they were expecting a new addition.  The second time we…

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Jordan
Thursday, October 18, 2012

I have to admit Jordan is one of my favs.  I met her at her surprise “Sweet 16” shoot and fell in love with her contagious smile and bubbly personality, she talked about how excited she was for her senior shoot even then.  It was awesome to see her…

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Alecia
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

This gorgeous girl was a blast, her quick wit kept me laughing and on my toes.  LOVED her!!  You may recognize her from the senior rep post, see her here.  It was insanely windy and I mean crazy wind! –  you would never know we were about to…

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Eryn
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I loved Eryn’s spirit, she is carefree and kind.  When she started makeup at the studio it was just a bit gloomy, we did some shots, she was fabulous, then the downpour started, we had to finagle somethings around and meet back up a couple of hours later to…

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Alex
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Check out Alex, she was fantastic, as soon as she finished with our fabulous makeup artist, Ashley, and got into her amazing wardrobe she rocked it!  I loved that we incorporated all of her favs, she LOVES to read (the pic of her peering over the book with her…

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Family time
Thursday, October 11, 2012

I’m always honored when families drive in from out of town to work with me, no pressure :)……. I loved the way their session flowed, we had such a great time, playing with trucks then splashing around in the water, even taking a little head dip.  Thanks guys for…

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Callen
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Here she is – Callen was my senior rep from Laurel.  She is BEAUTIFUL!  We had a great time during her mini rep session earlier in the spring so I knew it would be a fab afternoon when we did her full senior session!

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The whole fam
Monday, October 8, 2012

I worked with this good looking group a couple of years ago, it was so fun to see how much everyone had grown!  Thanks for letting me capture your growing family tree!

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Shaina
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Shaina is drop dead gorgeous!  One of the most beautiful girls ever, she knew how to work the camera, I didn’t want the session to end, I could have photographed her all day!  We had a blast!  Thanks for the fabulous morning Shaina!!

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Hadlee Kay
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Check out little miss Hadlee Kay, first maternity pics with one of the most excited moms to be ever, mom and grandma were gushing during the entire maternity shoot, they were so thrilled and anxious to meet her.  And after seeing her newborn pics it was obvious why the…

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Haley
Monday, October 1, 2012

Love this girl, she is a stud!  Believe it or not- I used to be an athlete back in the day so it was a blast working with an uber talented girl, that represents multiple sports.  Haley had the best attitude and was all about having fun.  She worked…

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Katy
Monday, September 24, 2012

Do you recognize this beauty?  I posted a sneak of this first image on facebook after her session and now it greets everyone at the front door of the studio!   I loved working with Katy!  She came with fabulous clothes and a bubbly attitude, her non stop smile…

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Heidi + Josh
Saturday, September 22, 2012

First comes love… I realized that I hadn’t posted their engagement shots – and I couldn’t keep those from you.  So here you are engagements with the big day following.  I first met Heidi while she was helping at her friends wedding a few years ago, we hit it…

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Lauren
Friday, September 21, 2012

This gorgeous dancer has some of the most beautiful lines I have ever seen, usually when I shoot a dancer we do quite a few jumps to get the lines they are looking for, completely understandable since they aren’t even close to being warmed up when I ask them…

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It’s that time of year!!!!
Thursday, September 20, 2012

I looked out my window and what did I see?  Check out the leaves in my neighbors yard!  Can you believe fall is here?  The leaves are just starting to change, and fall is really starting to swing down by the river.  I took some “fall” shots of a…

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Kelsey
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Check out this multi faceted girl – she has all the moves.  She knows how to rock a snowboard, has a carefree smile  and looks gorgeous in this glorious sunset.  Thanks Kelsey for a fun afternoon!

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Fun on the Farm
Monday, September 17, 2012

This vivacious family wanted their session to take place on the farm since that such a huge a part of their life.  They are super involved in 4H, in fact we took pics of Holden with just a few of his numerous champion ribbons and belt buckles, I got…

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Kelsie
Sunday, September 16, 2012

I was so excited to photograph Kelsie, I have known her for many years and had no doubt she would be fabulous to shoot.  When she showed up with her amazing wardrobe and accessories I knew it would be off the charts.  I showed a sneak peek on Facebook…

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Carly + Brian
Sunday, September 16, 2012

Want to see some pics from their amazing wedding in gorgeous Red Lodge?  Here you go my friends –

I have had the most lovey dovey couples this summer!  I mean really oozing love and passion, completely enamored brides and grooms that like to laugh and have a good time!…

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Baby Bella
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I love watching my clients (now friends) families grow.  It seems like just yesterday (seen here and here) we were taking A.C.’s baby pics and now he is a big brother!  (Isn’t this one of the most adorable sib pics ever?!?) Bella is one of the cutest,…

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Shelby
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A major Sooners fan, Shelby was happy to rock her jersey.  A beautiful girl inside and out thanks Shelby for a great morning!

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Denise + Brian
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

LOVE this bride and groom!  They are probably some of the nicest, most kind people I have ever met.  You might remember them from their engagement pics seen here, I have been eagerly anticipating their wedding, their loving vibe is contagious and evident to anyone that is with…

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Kassie
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Oh Kassie!  You are gorgeous and have one of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen! What else can I say? Oh you are funny and kind too – quite the package!!  Thanks for letting me get to know fabulous you!

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I am woman, hear me roar – or play the flute?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weird title I know  – but I love the second picture of this gorgeous girl with her fierce look on a gritty background, she worked it, yet she was soft and beautiful in her amazing shot with her beloved instrument!  I had to include one of Lauren getting her…

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Kelsey + Peter
Monday, August 27, 2012

One more fabulous wedding from this summer!  About time I shared!  Kelsey and Peter are perfect together, they are one of the most passionate couples I have worked with, but they also are incredibly goofy and love to have fun.  This first shot is their reveal (the first time…

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love all around
Friday, August 24, 2012

I have known mom for a few years but got to meet the whole fam during this photo session.  They were awesome, great to see the girls loving on their little brother much to his dismay, (love that pic)!  It’s true, let’s be honest –  dads are never really…

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wedding bells
Monday, August 20, 2012

Wanted to share one of the fun weddings from the beginning of the summer.  I have many more the show you so stay tuned…….. Paige and Michael were so fun at their engagement session (seen here) throwing popcorn and being silly I knew we would have a good…

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Who doesn’t love a garden gnome?
Friday, August 17, 2012

You know it’s going to be an awesome shoot when they bring in 2 huge bags filled with random props and a huge smile – Thanks Tyler for making me laugh out loud the entire time!

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funny faces and a duel
Thursday, August 16, 2012

I first met this family when Zoe was 3 months old so I was thrilled when they called to schedule this session.  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on adorable, spunky, little Zoe, I love her vibrant personality.  When I asked mom what they liked to do together…

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Can you feel the love?
Friday, August 10, 2012

Their beautiful album came in today and I had to share some images from this fab session!!  This family is so lovey!  They were not afraid to show affection, hugs all around!  They are so wonderful!!!!

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A Montana Girl
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Josie loves everything about the west and looks so fabulous working the cowgirl look.  She wore a special family heirloom for the occasion – her grandfather’s boots, they had them shipped from a family member on the other side of the country so that she could proudly wear them…

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Jordan
Saturday, August 4, 2012

These gorgeous girls are blowing me away.  Jordan was so quiet and kind, a go with the flow girl, loved her!!!  I have no doubt you will have a fabulous senior year!!!

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Recognize them?  Check out their family shoot!
Thursday, August 2, 2012

These sibs graced the cover of the July Simply Family Magazine.  I thought you’d like a peek at their family session – this may be one of my favorites!  This property, where dad grew up was a photographer’s dream, there were so many different areas to shoot right in…

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Norah Mae
Thursday, July 26, 2012

So very sweet!  Norah was the perfect little baby during our shoot, she was so precious.  She is a lucky little lady, she was born into a family with the most wonderful parents ever.  I saw Norah today when mom came by the studio to pick up her custom…

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Cousin fun
Monday, July 23, 2012

Wanted to share this shoot from a chilly day in the spring,  cousins came to town to play and the moms wanted to be sure and capture them together.  They were so much fun!

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Introducing Daxtyn
Friday, July 20, 2012

Love this little guy – how can you not when you see his infectious smile!  His big brother blew me away a couple of years ago as a newbie and now Daxtyn is living up to big brothers charms.  This family is fabulous, mom and dad are the best…

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Hayley
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Who is this fun-loving gorgeous senior from Skyview?  Hayley had so many sides, book loving studious girl and the one that could rock out with a hair brush like no one else while blasting her favorite tunes.  Thanks for a great morning, I had so much fun with you!

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Braylon
Friday, July 13, 2012

Isn’t this one of the cutest babies you have ever seen?  Look at his amazing lips!!! He is such a lucky little guy to have such nice, fun loving parents.  I could look at his fabulous smile all day, I have no doubt he will be a happy kid.  Thanks…

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good times!
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

This family was fantastic!  The kids were rockstars, mom and dad were great, I’m a little spoiled lately!  I feel bad-  I’m so behind, these guys now have their fabulous museum mounts hanging on their walls but  I didn’t want you to miss seeing them, I knew they would…

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Welcome little Miss. K.
Thursday, July 5, 2012

Here she is….the sweetest possible addition to the Ballard family.  Her big brother achieved rock star status when his buzz lightyear pic  (seen here) graced the cover of Simply Family Magazine but she really is one to take note of.  She is amazing!  A beautiful, smiling little baby…

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Can she get any more gorgeous?
Monday, July 2, 2012

Really  – what is with these jaw dropping seniors lately?  I’m sure we didn’t look like this when I was graduating!  The most fantastic part is that they are not only gorgeous on the outside but are even more beautiful after you get to know them, I know that…

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Wedding Bells
Sunday, July 1, 2012

I loved shooting this wedding a couple of weeks ago, it was the kickoff to a summer full of fabulous weddings for me, I’m so excited.  The bride and groom were fabulous to work with, they kept their cool even through the rain storm delayed their outdoor ceremony.  The…

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Baby love
Thursday, June 28, 2012

I love all of these new babies!  I can’t get enough of them, when you look at these pics don’t you just want to give him a little squeeze?  Newborns are the sweetest most amazing beings ever.  This little man was no exception, we love him even more because…

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Maddy…..
Sunday, June 24, 2012

is gorgeous!  I met her fabulous mama when we worked on the United Way Lockwood Legends campaign.  Maddy came to the United Way shoot and I thought she was stunning, I was so excited when they called about senior pics.  Maddy is dramatic, vivacious, fun loving, and energetic….

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It was time……
Friday, June 22, 2012

to add another fabulous person to our team.  We are so glad that the gorgeous, kind, meticulous, friendly, magnetic, wonderful, hard working Amanda agreed to work with us as the studio assistant.  She is such an amazing addition.  You may recognize her from the blog, she was a client…

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Love at first sight – again….
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

It was love at first sight when I photographed, Brooks,  the first baby boy in the family, (see his shoot here and here), so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the newest addition, Palmer.  I have photographed them numerous times and am totally in love with…

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Family fun
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Yipee! The weather is warm,  it’s time to enjoy the great outdoors!  This family loves to fish so we decided to try our luck on the Yellowstone.  Thanks for a great morning!

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so new
Thursday, June 7, 2012

It’s kind of embarrassing  – this is how behind I am in blogging – I didn’t even have a chance to blog the maternity session and the newborn session was done and ready for it’s debut.  Yikes!  I have got to be better. But this is fun to show…

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and senior season has officially begun….I love it!!!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

David was the first senior of the Class of 2013.   It is going to be a crazy summer filled with senior shoots, we have a few spots left.  Call and leave a message or email and Shawna will get back to you as soon as we return to…

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Happy Mother’s Day!!…..A Peek at minis
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy, happy mothers day!  To all of those amazing mothers who try their very best to be the best mommies ever, I am lucky enough to get an inside view of your feelings and emotions about your kiddos, I love watching your reaction when you see their pictures for…

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Spidey
Friday, May 11, 2012

I love this little family.  Amanda is an amazing mommy!  You may have met her at minis when she is working as a fabulous assistant.  Here is their first session (take a peek), how can you not fall in love right away after seeing those incredible eyes.  I…

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Jordan
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Last but not least Jordan!  I did a session for her sweet 16 and we had such a good time,  I’ve been dying to photograph her again, she is so fun and gorgeous as well!  Jordan is one of my senior models this year, representing Senior High.  Be sure…

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Three and waiting
Monday, May 7, 2012

I promised more pics of my favorite superhero (take a peek), and here he is with his loving family and coming soon, new baby brother or sister.  I do mini maternity sessions as part of a baby package, they are fabulous for short and sweet shots but when…

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lullabies
Friday, April 27, 2012

This lucky little babe was born into a wonderful family.  Miss Becky, one of my girls favorite Musikgarten teachers is the proud mama.  I imagine his life will be full of sweet lullabies and love.  Becky is one of most genuinely kind people I know, (I also met dad…

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a couple of my gorgeous senior reps
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

These gorgeous girls are representing Jana Graham Photography for the Class of 2013.  Talk to them about the experience and be sure to have them give you a card!  They came in to the studio for a mini to see what it was all about, they had their makeup…

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Senior Graduation Announcements!!
Friday, April 20, 2012

This is so exciting and its becoming more and more popular.  I wish I would have these when I graduated!  Seniors are using them for everything and loving them- grad dates, grad parties, and senior recitals.  They get fabulous responses from everyone they send them to.  I wanted to…

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Spring Minis!!!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It’s that time of year –  After going through the wait list, I have a few spots left for spring minis and thought I would put it on the blog, they are up for grabs, first come, first serve- please call Shawna at 671.4371 to reserve a spot.  They…

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Gorgeous baby girl
Friday, April 13, 2012

Can you believe how beautiful this baby is?  She was perfect during the shoot, until she pooped on her loving dad’s arm, I didn’t want to say anything to mom about how wonderful she was until after the shoot so that I didn’t jinx our amazing stretch of this-…

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how could I have missed…
Monday, April 2, 2012

blogging this family? I have been in bed for almost a week with a bad back.  I threw it out, I have no idea how, I wish I could say I rescued a granny from a grizzly or something heroic, but no – I must just be getting old….

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New York, New York
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I LOVED shooting at Times Square, the energy was palpable and then throw in an adorable little girl – it was magic!  I have photographed this cutie for the last few years when she comes to Montana to visit her family, we decided it was time to photograph her…

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Thank you for your service!
Friday, March 9, 2012

It was an honor to photograph this adorable little guy and his gorgeous parents.  He didn’t want to miss time hanging out with his dad so decided to come SUPER early, (8 weeks).  His dad is now training in Helena and then leaves for one year to serve overseas….

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Brrrrrrr…..
Friday, March 2, 2012

This family worked it on a blustery cold Montana day.  It was FREEZING and you wouldn’t even know, they were  total troopers, they warmed up in the car and would come out with big smiles on their faces ready to go.  They were so kind and fun, (a great…

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A gun fight that ends with toasty smores
Thursday, February 23, 2012

This family was so fun!  After the pre consult I had no doubt this would be a great shoot, they were up for anything. They love to hang out together and goof around.  They often have nerf gun fights in the rims across the street from their house, watch…

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turkey hunting and swim caps….????
Thursday, February 16, 2012

This is one of the most active families I know.  We met five years ago when we were both expecting our third babies, both boys, we played often when we had littles at home to preserve our sanity and enjoyed conversation with another adult during the day.  Then the…

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Hearts and planes
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I had to share this little cutie from New Jersey with you.  I get to photograph her every time she comes into town, I love watching her grow and her personality emerge.  She is so fun, she had a “perfect” session, she was laughing and full…

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Puppy dog tails!
Thursday, February 9, 2012

check out these adorable kids!  I love getting shots that capture different sides of their personalities.  They were so fun to work with!!!! I can’t wait to photograph them again! I love the, “beware of dog” sign when she is so innocently holding her  beloved puppy dog.

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Our studio at 2301 Montana Ave.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I’ve had so many requests to put up pics of the new studio – so here you go –  the before  – and one year later!  I am so pleased with how everything turned out!  It was a crazy process, but well worth it!  For everyone that worked on…

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Photographers wanted!!!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I am the area coordinator for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (check it out here),  an amazing volunteer organization that offers remembrance photography for those families suffering the loss of a baby.  “The foundation is there for parents and families to help aid them in their…

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Everyones in town, lets make it happen!
Monday, February 6, 2012

Extended family sessions are always fun, they usually happen when family comes into town and everyone is together.  They are typically planned way in advance and are much anticipated.  It’s always fun to watch the family interact, watch cousins joke around, and grandma love every minute of seeing all…

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One of my favorite little guys!
Friday, February 3, 2012

I love photographing Mr. B!  Here he is as a newborn (check it out here and here) and then at our spring minis here.  We decided to include the whole family and get a great one of all of them, not hard to do….they looked amazing.  It was a freezing…

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Our gorgeous animal lover!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012

This beautiful girl braved the cold to get gorgeous snow pics with her happy pup.  We are just wrapping up seniors from 2012 and I can’t believe it will be time to start with the class of 2013 in just a few months!  Exciting news about 2013 senior reps…

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family time!
Monday, January 30, 2012

Check out this active fam!  When they aren’t skiing they are riding their skate/long boards or bikes.  So much fun!

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All girl!!!!
Friday, January 27, 2012

I love this baby!  Her picture from this fall is actually one of the images on the wall in my studio, her smile is contagious.  She is so adorable!!  Mom wanted some pics of her now that she is sitting up all on her own, so we decided to…

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Gushy, mushy, wonderful love…..
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Engagement sessions are so fun! Working with and getting to know the couple is imperative before the big day, it gives me a chance to see how they are together, what their relationship is like, how we vibe; more importantly, they get the chance to feel amazing, and confident…

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I love newbies in the new year!
Friday, January 13, 2012

First off – I think it’s about time for a special.   New year? Let’s start it of with a bang!  all of you moms to be -listen closely!  Any newborn session booked by January 31st for anytime in 2012 may choose either 50 custom announcements or 3 mini…

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Come fly with me….
Thursday, January 12, 2012

While I was photographing this fun session I couldn’t get the “Come Fly with Me” Sinatra song out of my head.  I knew from our pre-consult discussions about the concept and wardrobe that this would be a special shoot, but it was amazing to see it come together!  They did…

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Howdy New Year!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

You might remember these little guys from their golf shoot (see it here), it was one of my all time favorites.  I have been photographing them since they were babes, I love watching their personalities emerge, they are hilarious!  This particular day was freezing and windy as all…

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