A few weeks ago, on a beautiful, sunny, warm day, my father-in-law took me on a tour of old churches and schools near their farm property in Stockholm, WI.  It was so cool to see the old buildings, some of which are abandoned.  I love small towns, life always feels so simple, and there is so much cool history.  We even stopped by the Laura Ingalls house.  If you have never been to the Pepin, WI area, I highly recommend it.  It is just a beautiful place.  Especially in the fall.  Here are some of the pictures from that day!

I got to meet this little sweetheart and her WHOLE family!  This session is on record for the most number of shots!  In addition to her mom, dad and sister, she also had 3 grandparents and her aunt over for a visit!  So we got lots of different combinations.  She was such a dream.  She was sleepy and happy almost the whole time! And her sister has the most beautiful eyes!  Here are a few of my favorites…

It was great to finally meet baby Trigg!  I photographed his big (and very proud) brother last summer and was so excited for the news then of the new baby coming!  It definitely took some work to get him sleepy! And even then, he kept peeking out with a look on his face that said “is she really still here, I’m not in the mood for pictures!”  But in the end, even despite his stubbornness, we got some great pictures.  Here are some of my favorites!  And of course, one of his big brother too!
  • January 21, 2012 - 8:31 pm

    Sara Nelson - Christy, thank you so much! I love how they turned out! Thank you for being so patient (who knew someone so small could be so bossy!) and Hailey for being such a great assistant! Drake loved having someone to play with. He has already grown so much in the two weeks that have gone by since we took these – I am so glad we have these pictures of him brand new!ReplyCancel

2011 was an awesome year!  I was so lucky to meet so many great people!  I wanted to make a Top 10 of my favorite pictures that I took this year – it was SO HARD to narrow down to just 10 pictures.  So hard!  I am so looking forward to 2012 seeing current clients again and meeting new ones!  Enjoy my top 10 for 2011.

This week, the ISO challenge theme is Thankful.  I’m thankful for so many things, it was hard to think of just ONE picture to capture that.  But then I took this shot today at my nephews 8th birthday party.  When I saw it, I knew what I planned to enter.  Ronnie is our daycare provider.  For the last 8 years, she has watched, fed, changed, taught, guided and LOVED our kids.  She started with our nephew, then Hailey and our neice, my best friend’s kids go there, my sister-in-law’s friends’ kids go there.  She is amazing and I don’t know how she does it.  Hailey loves kindergarten, but has missed Ronnie’s house so much.  She was so happy to see her today.  I think it’s so cool that she takes her Sunday, her day off, to come to a birthday party for a boy that isn’t even one of her current daycare kids.  So what I am thankful for is that we found the most amazing place to send our kids every day.  Trusting someone to watch your kids is tough, but knowing they are with Ronnie has been the best feeling ever as a mom!  She truly is wonderful and we all love her!