I have been trying ACHING just to see the northern lights, let alone photograph them and it FINALLY HAPPENED!!!!  After a very full day of shooting, attending the world’s largest french fry feed, and subsequent fireworks, I grabbed my good friend, Kelly, and headed out of town (after stopping for hot fudge sundaes, of course). We sort of stumbled upon this location, and I think it is my  new favorite!

I have seen the auroras before from my back porch in town, but I have never managed to get out of town on the right night. When we got there you could see the glow, but nothing really happened for a while. Then all of a sudden… there were pillars, and then full blown lights! I have never witnessed ANYTHING like that before. The moon was one day past full, so it was lighting my foreground nicely. I even managed to get a shot of Kelly and I watching the lights using the moon to light us and a remote to trigger my camera!

I am told this wasn’t even a big show, but to me it was spectacular. I have a feeling I’ll be at it again.

This first shot is a University of North Dakota Aerospace plane making its way back to the airport after a night flight with the faint glow of the aurora in the background.

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Another new family for me this season, and what a beautiful family it was! These two sisters were busy, busy, busy, but if you’ve ever had a session with me, you know that is exactly how I like it! I absolutely love REAL life sessions, letting kids play and capturing who they are right now. Thanks for the fun, wonderful session, Anderson Family!

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  • Deborah Witten - September 12, 2017 - 7:10 pm

    These photos are incredible!

  • Ella Viker - September 21, 2017 - 10:46 pm

    Hello, I’m sorry this is last minute scheduling but I am interested in a fall session. I was wondering if there were any times available and also your rates! Thanks

I really have the best job ever. I love meeting new families – families that become friends by the end of our first session together! I gotta tell you, big sister Eva and I were total BFFs by the end of our morning. And then there’s sweet baby August (gah! the name, even!). He is just about as fresh and sweet as they come. He really wanted to eat a lot during his photo session, but that’s cool with me. I am a pro at waiting for babies (besides, Eva and I had plenty to chat about). Once he was asleep he was OUT!

Check out this adorable family!

 

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I went to Scheels over the weekend and photographed their Dock Dogs event. I chose this as something to do for my “Project 52” – something just for me, just for fun. This was a fantastic challenge, as locking focus on a dog that is flying through the air can be tricky to say the least!

Here are a few of my favorites!

 

 

And my personal favorite of the entire weekend, this is a girl after my own heart!

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  • Karen - August 27, 2017 - 11:39 pm

    Some really great picks!

  • Deborah Witten - August 28, 2017 - 1:30 am

    Incredible pictures of incredible dogs.

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