Midwest Life

Our 4th of July // Minneapolis, Minnesota

Life has been a whirlwind of photos, picking up baby toys, yard-work, detached garage prep (more on that later), dirty diapers, editing, half-caff-coffee (cause lets face it, you can't really do parenting without it) annnnd a whole handful of other miscellaneous things. 

It was nice being able to slow down and spend some time with friends this past Wednesday. I pulled my camera out to catch some of the evening vibes and managed to grab a few shots of Luke's trademark game, "can" (the funnest, yet hardest of yard games), and some of Peter and Mandy's backyard foliage.

We CRINGE passing up time with these people, especially now that Oliver is with us; we want him to get to know his extra aunts and uncles! He was inside snoozing (of course) but had made his way around the crowd earlier on. 

As we drove home with a sleeping babe in tow, Darin and I watched colors burst into existence and slowly fade into the black night sky. A different, but welcomed and worthy 4th. 

I hope you all enjoyed your festivities!! 


Blessings as always, 


The Bute Family // Prior Lake, Minnesota

An evening pontoon ride, two curious ducks, a mini fishing session and some sunset beach playtime. Uhhh, yeah. The perfect family date. I was thrilled to be invited along and capture these four as a family. Not to mention receiving multiple bonus hugs from Owen, and big cheesin' smiles from DARLING little Emma. 


Time stands still best

in moments that look

suspiciously like

ordinary life.


David and Sarah have been such a huge support in my photography business since day one. Encouraging clients are truly what help keep small businesses afloat these days, and I have so much gratitude for this family.


Thank you Bute's! I always love spending time with all of you and am looking forward to seeing you again soon!