the Hauswald family

A quick super high energy (windy) session with the Hauswalds! Love these guys.

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our house at Christmas

My new rug arrived via FedEx AS I was taking these pics..  like?

Violet’s pink tree… thanks, Target. $3
Our house is small, but we love it so much. This room –  this great room – is where we spend most of our time. Cozy, totally us, and comfy.

What’s YOUR favorite space to hang out at in your home?

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the Vana pack

To say that Heidi and Paul are dog lovers is an understatement. When we first set this up, I just couldn’t hardly wait because I know how much fun they like to have! We had some tunes, some brews, and a fantastic time shooting them with their pups on their gorgeous property by Yutan. Thank you guys, for sharing your enthusiasm for life!

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the Dennis family

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the Hanthorn Family

Happy Anniversary Tom & Ellen! 45 years!


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Crystal + Ryan

Not much to say about these two… the images speak for themselves. A gorgeous fall day and a very in love couple. Can’t wait for your wedding next year, guys!

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just a reminder!

So here we go. This may be new info to you or maybe it’s a reminder.

Bottomline: we all eat. And as mom’s (busy ones) it’s our job usually. You may HATE to cook. You may love it, but struggle.

The struggle IS REAL.

The mom guilt is REAL.

You want to teach your children and feed your family relatively healthy. You need it to be simple and fast. AND not cost an arm and a leg.

Want to know how you can have it all?

Wildtree could be the answer. I’ve been with Wildtree for 2 1/2 years and I’m here to help give you back your time.

We’re not for everyone, and that’s OK. Let me know if you want to learn more. We’re also hiring.

www.mywildtree.com/stacyi

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when the family gathers…

The holidays are upon us and besides getting the family together to pig out on turkey and all the fixings, it’s a great time to shoot everyone while you’re all together. Not literally, of course (although you may feel like it sometimes. jk jk)

Here are my best tips for a great DIY family photo this holiday season…

  1. Pick a spot.  OUTDOORS: Choose open shade or an hour before sunset. Even better if you get a cloudy day, because the light will be rockstar for you. If your group is large, this is crucial. INDOORS: Make sure your space is large enough to accommodate everyone. Sometimes the garage or basement is actually a great choice… not only because you have a lot of room to step back and capture everyone, but also because the walls are typically pretty clean/uncluttered.
  2. Set up some folding chairs.  This is for a couple reasons. First of all, Grandma is probably tired so she’ll appreciate a chair while everyone gathers. Second, it allows for varying heights of your subjects, making your shot look nice and neat.
  3. Group sub-families together.  This makes it a TON easier to explain who’s related to whom as the family grows.
  4. Clothing. Seriously— do not stress over this. The beauty of photographs like these are that they are a sign of the times and a glimpse into the current chapter of your family. Part of this is fashion trends (good and bad) and having everyone well-represented with what they wear normally and who they are. If a more formal portrait is what your after, you’re better off hiring a professional who will pose and advise you on wardrobe accordingly.
  5. Employ a neighbor.  What’s missing from the family photo?  Oh yeah…. YOU.  Ask a neighbor to click the button for you so EVERYONE is in the shot. They will be more than happy to do this for you.
  6. Share the love.  Whoever has the best camera, make sure everyone chips in for prints and have Aunt Deb be in charge of printing. A photo is only as good as the paper it’s printed on. You are leaving a legacy for your family and printing is 99% of it. So PRINT! For the love of God and your family. <3

Hope you find these helpful!

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