Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The coach of the Hudson JV Dance team (Maddie) hired me to do the team pictures. I spent my day designing this poster. Maddie added a
few final touches and wallah! it's off to the printer.

Saturday, December 27, 2008


Ruby is three months old already. She is developing a very charismatic personality. With this perfect smile who can resist?

Lily and I took pictures on Saturday.
She loved the new camera that my dad gave to me. This picture was before I set the lights to the proper f-stop, but too cute to pass by.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


I really tried to get the light in those gorgeous green eyes. This one looked good.

The Argoflex E takes 12 ,6x6cm, images on 120 roll film. The shutter has "T" and "B" settings as well as 1/10th through 1/200th (no self timer). The aperture is f4.5 to f18. It focuses from 3.5 feet to infinity. It's got a wildly fun viewfinder hood complete with fold down flap so it become a sports finder ... there's even a little pop-up magnifier for fine focus - just like a real camera.


I copied this from http://www.merrillphoto.com/ArgoflexTwinlens.htm


This looks like it could be an advertisement for the camera.

Dad gave me a couple of old film cameras to display in my studio. How cool is that!

Andy and Sara on Christmas Day.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wrapping Presents


Lily and I wrapped a few presents yesterday. She was having such a good time with all the gift wrap.
I hip shot this photo.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pretty Sweet


Ruby showed grandma that she's always ready for pictures. The perfect baby model.

Friday, November 7, 2008

How cute is this?

6 Week Old Portraits


Ruby was just wonderful as I struggled to get one of those beautiful naked baby shots.
She is such a content baby and didn't fuss one bit.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Gorgeous picture of Abrianna.
Untouched by Photoshop.


Too cold for me at the Wildcat's opener. The Highland Arena must have been 20 degrees on the night it was 65 degrees (November 2).

I sat above it all and caught the puck as it flew into the nets.

Wildcats won 2-1



I should have turned Maddie's eyes to red for Halloween. She is such a good sport and a great subject.


Family portraits are tough. I couldn't even keep Ms. Lily in the frame for a good shot! I hope portraiture class has some good tips : )

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Doorway to Color



Today Tim and I went for a drive to walk by the river. On the way we found a great little antique/junk house, and I bought a door. This is no ordinary door. It's almost as great as the Fort Snelling door I've featured in my portraits.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

She'll Teach English

The English Teacher
Tips for Proper English
1. Avoid alliteration. Unless your writing a picture book.
2. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
7. Remember to never split an infinitive.
8. Contractions aren't necessary.
9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos.
10. One should never generalize.

Monday, October 6, 2008


I was looking through an old folder tonight when I ran across this scrapbook page I made three years ago! I love this shot of the boys hanging onto their hats as the engine of the P-51 starts up.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


On this site during the Civil War Caroline Augusta Woodhouse, known throughout the world as "Caddie Woodlawn," experienced the excitement of growing up in pioneer Wisconsin. Her tomboy adventures with her two red-headed brothers, and her fearless trust in the Indians who lived nearby, were faithfully recorded by her granddaughter, Carol Ryrie Brink, in her book, Caddie Woodlawn

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Ruby's First Portrait Session


I think she's the sweetest thing ever.
Perfect in every way. We did a mini shoot
today...more to come.

Welcome to the World Ruby Samey

~Grandma loves you.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

End of the Summer


A new look for me as we head into Autumn.
3 more days til Ruby's here!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monarch


He was fluttering by Lake Lisa. I waited for him to land in a perfect composition.

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Name?


What do you think of my new name?
I 've been thinking about my niche in
photography and I'm thinking about changing
my name. Afterall, I discovered this portrait passion
after Miss Lily came into our world.

Friday, September 12, 2008


What's not to love about that lilttle smile!!!??


Grandaughter Lily at 18 months

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Self Portrait

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Have you ever visited LaCrosse Wisconsin?
It is beautiful valley country with rolling hills and limestone bluffs and it has awesome farmscapes.

Here is a picture of our goodies we purchased during our visit on Saturday. I bought the pickles from two Amish woman selling them on a corner vegtable stand. I really really wanted to take their picture but chose to leave it in the car.

Saturday, August 30, 2008


There may be a good reason to buy a new zoom lens. Yes, this was a bear. He/she saw us paddling and decided to take the swim after we passed.
Needless to say, we canoed several miles down the river before picking our campsite.

This photo was created painting with a flashlight.
I set my camera on at tripod in the dark for 30 seconds and painted the clothesline with a flashlight.

The Big Dipper


Night photography was so much fun on our canoe trip this Labor day weekend. We canoed the Namokogon River 30 miles!
The big dipper was a 30 second exposure on a tripod and 100 ISo. Click on this picture and you will see it too!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The State Fair


Lily really enjoyed the Merry-go-round at the State Fair.
Another baby on the ride screamed all the way til the end. I had fun trying to get that perfect shot. Didn't quite get it, but this is a nice shot of mother and daughter.

Deep Fried Pickles


Ever have a deep fried pickle? Yumm

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Wow! Isn't that a great shot in the sunset?
We flew to Eau Claire Wisconsin to get a bite to eat.
The evening was perfect for flying.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Cooling off at the St. Croix River

Beautiful weather and a full moon served us well for a weekend canoe trip.

Tick weed along the St. Croix River Minnesota side.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Going Flying for Angel Flight


Blue Skies make beautiful flying.
We're going to Brainerd to pick
up two Camp Heartland teenagers
and bring them to their homes in Iowa.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Grandchild number 2


Lily was mildly entertained during our 32 week pregnancy shoot today. She stood by long enough to check out the new sticker on mama's belly and a brief kiss to her belly.
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