Archive for 2012

thank you

The shooting season has wound down and it’s time to reflect on the coming year. Thank you to all my families and clients that trusted me to capture their giggles and smiles this year. It’s been a fabulous one!

Our Menchie’s experience has been like having another kid – we decided to go ahead with it around April 1 and almost 9 months later we nearing the end of construction. I’ll be taking a “business leave” from the studio to focus my energies on getting Menchie’s open and then I’ll shift back to the studio in March!

kissing shrek

During my time in L.A. last month, a friend and I took advantage of a gap in our schedule and headed to Hollywood Boulevard. Talk about surreal!

It felt like Disney World – a Johnny Depp look a like walking around as a pirate. Add to that Spider Man, Transformers, and other  Superheroes. Saw the Jimmy Kimmel show taping from the street. But, not everyday do you get to kiss Shrek, right? He was hanging out in front of the wax museum with Lucille Ball.

Other than that, my trip went well. I met a lot of very awesome people – we kept joking that it felt like summer camp. Intense relationships and then back to our normal lives. Normal is relative though, considering we are about to start construction on our Menchie’s in the next few weeks!



My life has been quite a whirlwind the past 6 weeks – and anyone with school age children knows what I mean! Summer wound down too quickly, then it was vacation, then it was school shopping, then it was school. Now we are here, looking for a rhythm to our day.

So that’s why I picked this image to post today – time to smell the flowers or at least enjoy them like this little guy!

And time for some studio news…I’ll heading to California from September 17 – October 2. Besides a trip to the spa in the afternoon, it’s more of a business trip. Adding to the plethora of things on my plate, we’ve decided to open a Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt here in Middleton (happens to be a block away from the studio!). So…as the managing partner, off I go to learn all about it. No worries – once I am back in town (and for the long term), I’ll still be shooting and doing sessions.