Archive for October, 2009

28
Oct
09

Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin

I am so happy to announce that “The Master Cheesemakers of Wisconsin” book is published and now shipping!

In the winter and spring of 2007, my husband James Norton and I traveled all over Wisconsin interviewing and photographing Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers. While Jim wrote amazing profiles of these cheese makers and their stories, I had the chance to document cheesemaking in large and small plants, meet some goats, taste fresh curds and whey, and photograph some of the worlds largest blocks of cheese. This coffee table book, published the University of Wisconsin Press, contains it all!

It is currently shipping from Amazon, and should be available in local bookstores soon. We are also planning some local book signings in Minneapolis and all over Wisconsin, so check back for dates.

27
Oct
09

Jason & Steph – Como Park Portraits with dog

Jason and Steph contacted me to take some photos of the two of them, just for fun. We chose Como Park as a fabulous backdrop, and they even brought their amazing dog for more fun!

26
Oct
09

Denise & Matt’s minnesota landscape arboretum wedding

Denise and Matt are such a wonderful couple – totally able to go with the flow when needed, and surrounded by talented friends and family! They met at St Olaf college, and their friends from those days sang, danced, and played instruments for the ceremony and reception. It was a very joyous wedding at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! As if that wasn’t enough fun, Denise also had a lace parasol, which is my new favorite accessory. Thanks for letting me put the parasol in so many photos!

23
Oct
09

Portraits with a Heart – fundraising with photography

When is the right time to take a family portrait? In the  next few weeks a portrait session will be free with a donation in any amount to the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. Fun sessions, family sessions, kids, couples, pets, whatever – free fun with a donation to help fight blood cancers.

I still have a few sessions available in Madison, WI on Saturday, October 31 or Sunday, November1.

Sessions available in Minneapolis on Saturday November 7 and Sunday November 8.

22
Oct
09

Honey Bees at Natural Acres Honey

It turns out that bees are awesome – they make honey, they make honey comb, they buzz, the whole works! We were lucky enough to interview the guys from Wisconsin Natural Acres honey, and I got to photograph the bees at work.

20
Oct
09

Iowa wedding with red barn – Kate & Ryan’s late summer wedding

Because I didn’t meet Katie and Ryan until their wedding, we did most of the photo planning over the phone. Ryan kept mentioning this old red barn with an American Flag where he really wanted to take some photos a few miles away from their church in Iowa. It turned out to be an amazing backdrop for photos with the wedding party.

The whole day was full of surprises: from the very emotional ceremony to the crazy “evolution of dance” inspired first-dance, Katie & Ryan made their wedding very personal, emotional, and joyous. I was especially honored that Ryan chose me to be his wedding photographer, not only because he is a pretty successful hobbiest photographer with a keen aesthetic sense, but because he is also an active member of the military. I am not usually so openly patriotic, but I just can’t imagine anyone I would rather have defending the country than Ryan, and I am so glad that he has Katie by his side. Congrats, you two, and thank you for choosing me to document your lovely wedding!

19
Oct
09

Karen & Jeremy – carousel wedding preview

Karen & Jeremy had so many wonderful parts of their wedding, it was hard to choose just one. But, since they carved out extra time so we could ride the Como Park Carousel, those were my first picks!