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    Hello! My name is Anne, and I am a custom photographer specializing in newborn, baby, child, family and senior photography. My studio is located right in the heart of downtown East Grand Forks, MN and service the greater Grand Forks area and surrounding communities.
    As I watch my own children grow, I understand how fast life can slip by. Because of this, I want to capture those little moments, and document the emotions and spirit of what is happening in your life at the present time. In doing this, I am able to give you the gift of a memory which can be cherished for a lifetime.
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Sugar and Spice

Anyone who has ever raised a daughter knows that all girls are a delicate mixture of sugar and spice. This little rhyme may make it sound as if raising a girl is easy – – however, it’s the ratio of “sugar” to “spice” that parents need to be concerned with. For instance, I believe my girls are a little too spicy for my taste. It’s the spice that makes the sassy comments fly out of their cute little mouths. It’s the spice that makes them yell and scream and have horrible (embarrassing) temper tantrums . It’s the spice that makes me want to pull my hair out by the roots. Too much spice is not so nice.

Thank heavens for the sweet girls, like little “C” here! I knew we were going to have a great shoot the minute she came through the studio doors . . . with a huge smile and a hearty wave just for me. This little girl had sugar coming out of her ears and I loved it!

Did I mention that her parents are just as sweet . . . the sugar doesn’t fall far from the tree:)

 

 

Thanks for sweetening my day little “C”! It was a nice break from all the spice in my life!:)

 

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Ah, the good ol’ days

Do you remember being a Senior in High School? I sure do! I feel as though it was just yesterday . . . hanging out with friends, playing sports, studying (or not studying) for the big test. Back in the day when my most stressful thoughts focused on Prom dresses and college selection instead of mortgage payments and raising 4 kids. Oh, to go back . . . it would be fun for a day or two:)

Enough reminiscing. Onto just a few of this beautiful Senior’s images:

Did I mention that I used to teach this gorgeous girl?! When I first started teaching in Monticello, she was in one of my third grade classes . . . wow, now I really feel O.L.D.

Being a dancer must be so cool. I wouldn’t know. I participated in quite a few sports, but I was never a dancer. The closest thing I did to dancing was figure skating . . . I suppose it’s kind of like dancing . . . but with uglier costumes, horrible music selections, cheesier choreography . . . never mind. It’s not really like dancing at all.

I was so honored to be able to capture such an exciting time in this Senior’s life. She and her whole family hold a very special place in my heart. I was able to take her brother’s photos two years ago AND her mother has taken a MAJOR role in raising my kids . . . she has been their (wonderful!) daycare provider for the last 6 years.  We will miss them ALL dearly!

Congrats K! Have a fantastic year!!

 

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chosen family

Have you ever had friends that feel more like family? Your chosen family, if you will?

These people know your ins and outs. Your favorites things as well as your pet peeves. They know YOU . . . and actually choose to love all of you, even though you’re not genetically linked. Now that’s true love!:)

These two families are just that. Friends – – but family:)

I had the privilege to know these kids on a personal level, as well. Some of these cuties (I am proud to say) have been my students, and all of these kids have gone to the same wonderful daycare as my own kids. And let me tell you . . . they are just as gorgeous on the inside as they are on the outside:)I love them all!

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pure joy

Have you ever felt like your life is 8 shades of crazy? Well my friends, my life is feeling a bit like that right now. I have so many things going on that I don’t really know what is happening from one minute to the next (teaching, packing, photographing, mommy-ing, etc.) Today was my last day of school with my students here in Monticello. I am so excited to be moving HOME to East Grand Forks, but right now, it’s just tough. Saying good-bye sucks. I have met so many wonderful people here over the past 9 years . . . people that are more like extended family rather than friends. My chosen family, if you will.

Even though my life is chaotic right now, I still wanted to take time out to document this little guy’s 18th month of life. I know a little something about emotions  . . . especially right now . . . “I feel like I am in a glass case of emotions!” (name that movie!) . . . and let me tell you . . . this little guy is PURE JOY!

His mama was one of my first (and dearest) friends here in Monticello. She is just so wonderful . . . on so many different levels. I will miss her so much.

Enough sad. On with the happy!

What can I say, little E? You saved me from my crazy (if only for a little while).

Thanks, bud!:)

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sisterly love

There’s nothing quite like the bond between sisters. When you’re little, there is always someone to play dollies with. You also have the ability to have a impromptu tea party when ever you want! If you’re the younger sister, you always have someone to do your hair and steal clothes from. If you’re the older sister, you always have someone to boss around and blame stuff on. As you grow up together, you have a partner-in-crime to help you get away with things you would never be able to get away with on your own.   It’s a win/win situation.

These two sisters are just the cutest. I am sure their budding sister-hood will be one of the best ever! They won’t fight constantly, pull each others hair, name call, tell one another that the other one was adopted (and that they have the birth certificate to prove it) or push each other down the stairs. No, no. These girls will have the best of relationships!:)

See what I mean? They are already the best of friends!

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