Flour != Powdered Sugar

So if you are ever trying to make thick, beefy, ‘thumbprint’ cookies in order to send them off in a package to a friend who is away at camp … don’t mistake flour for powdered sugar.  Yep, zero flour and 3 cups of powdered sugar instead of a “dusting” makes for very messed up cookies that cook up, burn, and still have the consistency of dough.  Mmmmm…. 🙂
VERY sugary cookies
VERY sugary cookies


2008.08.02 – Kara and Ryan

Now this bunch knows how to have a good time! In honor of them, I present a super-sized blog post:

This was the first they saw of each other that day:

Wedding Photograph

Yes, I did get a straight-on one of them too… but that’s why we have a blog, to showcase some pictures that are fun but might not otherwise get into a portfolio of some sort…  These two (Ring Bearer and Flower Girl) were super-fun with the camera…

Now I don’t normally dig on the cliche ‘jump’ shot… but when the maid-of-honor had a big cast on her leg, we simply HAD to do it:

The biggest wedding dip ever in the history of all dips… You could tell the practicing that we did during the engagement session paid off.

Again, maybe not something that’s going to get put in a wedding portfolio… but really? Look at the cake flying everywhere!  Funny that I post this, but not the tender moment when she helps clean the cake off his face and tux.  haha. 🙂


…. and thus ends my biggest wedding blog post yet.  Kara & Ryan, I hope you guys are having a GREAT honeymoon.  Congratulations again….

Kara and Ryan – Engagment Session

Met up with Kara and Ryan last Wednesday for some ‘get used to the camera’ time. 

Ryan likes to goof around, Kara likes to laugh… it’s a good pairing.  We practiced dipping, laughed a bunch, talked shop, and all around had a good time.  Oh, and we made some images too…









I like these last two all-the-more for the fact that they didn’t know I was taking them. Catchin’ the laughin’ and the smoochin’…. which really isn’t too hard with this couple.  Can’t wait for the wedding!.

Weddings and computer troubles…

Sorry for the lack of updates.  I traveled to Denver last week, had a rehearsal dinner and wedding this last weekend (my first Jewish wedding… very cool… Congratulations to Jenny and Aaron!) and then came home to computer troubles, which I’ve spent the past 3-4 days resolving….so I haven’t had a lot of time to throw up posts here.

So, how about more of Rachel and Tom… a bakers dozen?… okay, good.

Wedding Portrait

Wedding Portrait

Wedding Gown Photograph

Wedding Photojournalism

Wedding Party Photograph

Wedding Couple Kissing Image

Wedding Portrait

Fun Wedding Picture

Wedding Photojournalism

Wedding Reception Photojournalism

Wedding Photojournalist Photograph

Wedding Dance Photograph

Wedding Dancing Photojournalist Image


Rachel and Tom – only fools rush in

Tom and Rachel, after dating for roughly 7 years, finally tied the knot at the Cathedral of St. Paul this past Saturday.  Just some of the best people I’ve ever met.  As a fellow Johnnie (and her a Bennie) this one was particularly special to me. From the near-perfect weather, to the stunning venues, to great friends and beautiful people all around…It was a great day, everything just worked out fantastical (yes, even spell-check says that is a word! 🙂 ).  I wish them all the best and hope they know they can always call on me.

I’ve been traveling these past few days so it’s taken a while for me to take a peek at the images; as I get to look at them, I’ll put up more…  Stay classy. 😉

Wedding Ceremony Picture

Wedding Photography St. Paul

Wedding Photography Minnesota

Minnesota Wedding Photograph

Wedding Photograph

Wedding Photography

Wedding Photographs St. Paul

Wedding Photographs St. Paul Minnesota 


Baby Blues

Some fun baby portraits… Not the whole set, but I just had to post some pictures of those big, unbelieveably beautiful, eyes.

Baby portrait


Baby Photograph


Baby with measuring cup photo

And then, the “over the shoulder, movie star pose”, just for good measure. 😉

Baby looking at photographer