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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.
    I can't wait to work with you!

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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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true story

I am a self-diagnosed photo-a-holic. I am pretty much obsessed. Photos are on my mind constantly . . . which is why I love what I do so much!

Have you ever been so obsessed with something that you would do just about anything to get it? Drug addicts – you know what I’m talking about!:)

Well – a few years back, I wanted good family photos, but wasn’t able to afford it. But, I thought “my kids will only be young once”, so I booked a session with an “expensive photographer”. He came to my house and set up a make-shift studio right in my living room (complete with umbrella lights). On his way in, he noticed that our car in the driveway was banged up. Carl had recently hit a deer and the hood was in bad shape. We explained to him that we were thinking about selling it to a junk yard for parts (even though it still ran great) because it wasn’t worth much. He was one of those guys who was pretty much good at everything, and happened to dabble in auto repair. To make a long story, short – we decided to trade him our car for the photos he was taking for us. (his session fee was not included in the deal)

That’s right! We traded our CAR (+ his session fee) for family photos. He sweetened up the deal by making us a beautiful custom photo album, a photo collage and some prints . . . but did I mention that I traded my CAR for PHOTOS! How many people can say that?!?!

Enough of the babble and onto this adorable family’s photos!

Let’s just say that I am so happy to be able to take photos for families . . . for less than the price of a (older, banged up) car!

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cutie cousins part 2

Speaking of awesome cousins . . . meet mine!

We were blessed to be able to:

Grow up in the same area

Have our Grandma make us matching outfits

Cause shenanigans at family dinner parties

Blame said shenanigans on younger siblings

Charge a sizable running bar-tab filled with kiddie-cocktails to my Grandpa’s room at one of our family reunions

Spend countless weeekends at the lake

Go to bible camp together

Shop for her wedding dress together

–and best of all–

Watch each other’s families grow over the years!

 

 

I can’t wait to be able to live in the same town again!

 

 

 

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cutie cousins

Did you grow up around your cousins? I did! My childhood memories are jam-packed full of fun times had with my many cousins.

Cousins are family – – but way cooler and less annoying than your siblings:)

One of the best parts of my family moving back to the Grand Forks area is the fact my kids will be able to grow up around their cousins! The birthday parties! The backyard BBQ’s! The holidays! The play-dates where the kids run rampid while the moms sip cocktails on the deck!  Can it get any better?!

I am the proud aunt of these adorable kiddos.

How can’t I be pumped about moving home?!:)

 

 

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