Father's Day--Holding babies for the first time

June 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
This is a photo of the first time my husband, Chris, held our daughter, Maddie Mae. Maybe the most telling part of the image is the view of the clock over their heads and where its hands point. It indicates that Chris held Maddie in our hospital room within the first hour after birth. *Photo of Chris and Maddie by Emily Neubarth of Essence Photo...
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Banana Cream Pie Smash

June 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Knowing Easton's family leans a little on the healthier side, I knew I had a great opportunity to make his one year photo session a little non-traditional when it came to the "cake smash." I asked Leslie about Easton's favorite food and it turns out he's a banana-loving monkey! So, a homemade banana cream pie smash it was... And, of course, to...
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A White Christmas--The Schmitt Family Photo Session

December 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I'd arrived at Sara, Kyle and Harrison's house in Savage where Sara's family was gathered for their family Christmas and photo session. I'd prepared for an indoor session since not many people jump at the chance to hang out outside in Minnesota without coats on at the end of December, and I usually spend November-April doing studio sessions. I wal...
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Share your smile with a vet today

October 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
So many L. Photogis ask if I'll ever move back to Iowa. The answer is always no. The gist of it is that my husband works for the VA Hospital and can't imagine being a physical therapist anywhere else. Our vets matter and need great care, and my husband is one piece to that puzzle. I jumped at the chance to be another piece to that puzzle by donati...
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Gains and Losses Cancer Brings for Brenda

August 17, 2016  •  2 Comments
Brenda Furuseth clearly remembers telling her step-dad how jealous she was of his (unintended) weight loss during his cancer treatments. One week after he finished treatment, Brenda was diagnosed with cancer herself…certainly not the journey of loss she had in mind. Brenda underwent a double mastectomy. She has also lost her dark shoulder-length h...
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