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The Acton Family : Extended Family Photo Session

This on-location family session was just down the road from my studio! It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon and everyone had gathered for a little celebration.
The two sisters were going to be together with their husbands, grown children and all their spouses and grandchildren, so it just struck them as the perfect opportunity to get a family portrait captured.
Once your kids have grown and married we all know how hard it is to get everyone back together at the same time. I was so glad they decided to give me a call, and though it was a little short-notice, we were in luck and it just so happened to work out for me as well.
Normally though, if you want to schedule for a specific date, especially a weekend, it’s good to call at least a six weeks in advance.
We did lots of fun combinations of the smaller family groups and then the whole big clan. By the time we got done, the kids were really tired and ready for their naps. I have to admit, I was ready for one too!
Enjoy!
Rebecca
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Jenni : Mason City High School Senior Portraits

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I love welcoming old friends back to the studio. Jenni visited in 2011 when her brother, Taylor was getting his senior portraits taken. Here’s a cute picture of them together back in 2011… #tbt Siblings portrait

Well, since then, Jenni sure has grown up and is a gorgeous young lady who is very athletic like her older brother and very much interested in sports.
We actually did two full sessions in one day to capture all her cheerleading, track and softball images as well as all the more classic looks. She picked a wonderful variety of outfits so I felt like she opened a door for me and all my creativity just started flooding out.
I’m in love with these images. I had such a hard time narrowing it down but luckily since we did two sessions, I get to show twice as many for their proofs! LOL! Now they are faced with the hard part, choosing! (Yikes!)
But that reminds me to mention…. One of the best parts about choosing my studio is that I am there for my customers, every step of the way, with an amazing ordering experience where we work together, in my studio with their images and lots of samples and I’m able to show them different creative ideas for displaying their favorite images with my state of the art ordering software. It’s so great, why don’t you call and book your session today and see what it’s all about?!  507-383-2344
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Enjoy!
Rebecca
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The Hagen Family : Northwood, IA

The Hagen family are return customers that loved the fun, colorful shots we created at their campground, Happy Time Resort so much they called me up to do it again the following year!
I just love this mom because she is INTO her family photos. She’s been dedicated about having them professionally photographed and I really give her credit for that. It’s all too easy to make excuses for not having them done… I want to lose that extra 5 lbs, or my hair isn’t quite the way I want it, or it costs too much.
Well, I’m here to say, I can make you look thinner by the way I pose you, that you can set up your appointment weeks ahead so you have time to get into your favorite hairdresser, and the biggest investment doesn’t come until a couple weeks AFTER the session… and even then, I only require 1/2 down. You have plenty of time to save up. Right?!
The memories we create are priceless and I truly believe that, with every ounce of my being.
Check out these great images. I love these kids, they are beautiful, great kids… but the oldest boy hates getting his picture taken… not sure why… I’m thinking it might be the braces… but whatever the reason, I’m slowly but surely breaking down walls with this one.
Then there’s the youngest… isn’t she ADORABLE?! Well, she always loves to put me through the wringer, too! I am pretty sure she likes me… but for some reason she thinks it’s fun to make it a challenge by playing the “I’m going to turn my back to the camera and do everything I can not to smile” game.
*Insert Evil Laugh*
Oh yeah??? This ain’t my first rodeo!
I must admit, they don’t make my job easy, but they sure as heck make it a whole lot more interesting and I’m the kind of girl that loves a challenge… so I say, “Bring it!”
Enjoy!
Becca
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Abbi : Mason City HS : Senior Portraits

It’s been so crazy around the studio the last few weeks, with high school seniors stopping by almost every day. Between the photo shoots and the ordering appts… the time just flies by!
I feel so blessed this year. I’ve been meeting some amazing high school seniors and their families. Abbi here was one of the latest. She blew me away with her personality. She’s beautiful, inside and out… but she really knocked my socks off when she posed in her cheerleading and danceline outfits.

Maybe it helps that Mason City’s colors are the same as my old highschool colors, but I LOVE their uniforms! Marketing research proves that red, black and white are the most effective attention grabbing colors. And I agree, whole heartedly.

But back to Abbi’s sweet jumping skills… isn’t she amazing! LOVE THIS! We definitely need to do some kind of multi-opening collage with these. They are just TOO good to just simply be in the proof book or a wallet sized print.

I also loved all of Abbi’s other outfits. Seriously, if I could fit in her clothes, I would have done a reprints/wardrobe swap! heheee. Not sure how thrilled my husband would be about that idea. 😉

Of course, we had to do the images in the field of flowers… this time I loaded up my big orange chair. Definitely a favorite garage sale find! The girls laughed as I drove it down my driveway on my ATV. LOL! They even took my picture.
(I believe you can’t take yourself too seriously! Show your personality and don’t worry so much about impressing people. They should love you for who you really are.)
Enjoy!
Becca