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Archive for January, 2012

Been a little quiet on the blog…

Well, I apologized it’s been pretty quiet on the blog lately. I have been working on some photography projects still, even though it’s not the most desirable time of year to do portrait work in the upper Midwest, I’ve had some more unique photo session requests lately. A few different companies needing headshots and a cabinetry carpenter needing some home interior images for his website. That was pretty fun! I spent all day Wednesday, driving around to 7 different homes in the area to photograph kitchens, baths, and other built-ins Mike Songstad’s created.
He does amazing work and I don’t believe he has a website yet, but he will soon! With some rockin’ images too!
I absolutely fell in love with the first kitchen we photographed which had these gorgeous white painted cabinets (which my husband swears we will NEVER have. LOL) and this AMAZING ceiling!

I’m trying my best to tie things up before I head out on Saturday for New Orleans, LA for Imaging USA. That’s right! I’m heading to the Professional Photographer’s of America’s national convention for the first time ever! (It’s about darn time I figure after being at this photography gig professionally for about 9 years now!)
I can’t wait to fly out with my friend Jean Black from Clinton, IA. She is so much fun to be around and I know we will have a blast.
I also have Collin’s 4th Birthday coming up Friday, January 20th. Which just so happens to be the day I come home in the evening! So I’m trying to wrap his presents and get all my supplies for the party I will be holding that Sunday. I have a cake ordered again this year from my favorite cake designer, Kari, at Sugar Chic in Albert Lea, MN so at least I don’t have to worry about that.
Thankfully my daycare gal has offered to make Collin cupcakes for his daycare friends so I just made some cute little toppers for her to use. The only wild-card is my husband, LOL, who is in charge of the treats he will be bringing to Pre-school. 🙂 I asked if he’d have the time or be willing to make cupcakes and he picked out some crazy cookie/brownie cup thing (box mix) that sounds yummy but not what I had in mind, but I guess I have to let go of control sometimes!
Well, there you have it! My life right now is just as busy as it ever was… oh, and it’s tax time, so I have to get my own business documents organized and my husband’s and his employee’s W2’s… sigh! 🙂
Enjoy a few of my home interior images from yesterday!

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Surprises for Tomorrow’s Wedding Show!

That’s right! Tomorrow’s the BIG DAY! For over a hundred brides that is! (Who have pre-registered for Formalities “A Day to Remember” Bridal Expo).
Actually, last I knew the pre-registered number was more like 125… so that’s going to be a GREAT crowd! I love, love, looove talking to brides!
They are so full of happiness and lots of amazing ideas… and brimming with the hope that they can find all the amazing vendors they need to make their dreams come true.
ENTER Becca… That’s right. I’m a dream-maker, baby!
Not to be humble or anything, but I feel like I’ve done a pretty darn good job of capturing wedding memories for close to seventy brides over the last seven years.
If you need the references to prove it, I’d be happy to share!
Okay, okay, enough of this cockiness (although it’s all true!) That’s not really what I’m like. I’m actually almost detrimentally modest, and not usually the best at tooting my own horn. So I hope I do well tomorrow, trying to self-promote.
Hopefully the “right” brides will fall in love with me and if they weren’t sure I was creative enough for them before, they will be certain to know once I hand them one of my adorable goodie bags!

(I apologize the pictures are just from my point and shoot)
Aren’t they sweet? I’m proud of all the hard work I’ve put into them.
I have been spending plenty of my spare time on Pinterest lately and it just has me in such a creative spirit! (If you haven’t checked it out yet, you MUST! Especially if you’re a bride!)
I can explain more about Pinterest in a future post, but for now… ENJOY these sweet creations! (Totally my own original idea)

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Find me here, Jan 8th! Formalities of Mason City is Hosting a Bridal Show

Find me here, Jan 8th! Formalities of Mason City is Hosting a Bridal Show