I just returned from a wonderful visit with my son and his family in Austin, Texas. My son works there as a video game 3-d artist (I know, every young man’s dream right?) I like to visit them as often as I can so I can spend as much time as possible with them. My grandson is 5 and my granddaughter is 6 months-aren’t they the cutest?! Of course we had to do an updated family portrait while I was there, especially since the weather was so nice! Austin is such a great city and my son and his wife have so many wonderful friends there. If you live in the Austin or Dallas area and would like to have me photograph you and your significant other, family, or do a Photography Class/Demo, please let me know-I am happy to come down for a visit anytime! And yes-I’m a dog NUT, so I will photograph your pet as well!
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IMG_2139Being the mom of an LGBTQ adult child and an executive board member of our local PFLAG chapter has provided me with so much inspiration and also some clear insight into LGBTQ issues. With many of my photographer friends being aware of this, some of them ask me for advice on how to properly support same sex couples who are planning their wedding day. A wonderful friend of mine Melissa Hesse (who is also a very talented photographer) wrote a very good article that was published in Lavender Magazine: Link to her article

Having a good understanding of language, pronouns, and using gender neutral business forms is a good start.

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I’m happy to answer any questions to any photographers looking for advice, feel free to shoot me an email through the contact page of the website.

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Liz and Mike were married at Liz’s parent’s residence in Corcoran, Minnesota. Trent and I really enjoyed getting to know them; from the very beginning at a coffee shop up north, hearing about how they met and how they have grown together as a couple…they are SUCH a great couple!

I really love how Mike takes care of things when something happens. He fearlessly jumps right in and gets things done, it reminds me of my hubby: I think every one should have a Trent in their life, he’s such a good man… I also really love how they both like to act goofy and have fun, and of course I love how Liz is an animal nut, just like me. She actually has me beat with the number of dogs she has (I have 3, she has 4)

Liz and Mike’s wedding was absolutely incredible, a perfect example of how selecting all of the best venders can really make things spectacular. The florist/designer transformed an already very beautiful property into an amazing fairytale garden scene. The ceremony took place in the beautiful garden overlooking her parent’s home.  Everything just harmonized together perfectly!  Their wedding story was selected as a feature in the Knot Magazine.  You can see more on my Facebook page.  Details of Liz & Mike’s venders are below.  Enjoy!

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Liz

Liz’s sister surprised everyone with some fireworks at midnight.

Liz & Mike’s wedding venders:
caterers: Design Cuisine
Dress designer: Kenneth Winston
Florist/Designer: Karolee of Zinnia Floral Design
Wedding Planner: Beth Anderson with Kismet Event Group
Stationary: Watermark Stationary
Makeup Artist: Nan Fletcher

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