Friday, September 4, 2009

Still Working with Senior High Schoolers

We still have TIME....we will work you into our schedule to get that Senior Portrait completed. The time is getting shorter as school will/has be starting soon. Call us to get something really creative for you. This image was created in our many backgrounds to work with. There is something for you. Call us at 763-295-2727.

Tomorrow we will go to the state fair (the great MN get together) to not only EAT but we get to work with youngsters in the 4H program that they are in. Weather is gonna be great!!!

Have a great Labor Day weekend and be safe whatever you do!


Sunday, August 30, 2009


What a perfect day for a wedding! What a perfect church for a Wedding! What a perfect couple! What FUN we had!!! We were so fortunate to be able to photograph at a church which is not used every weekend as it is now considered a "Historical Church", and can be reserved for Weddings. I had wanted to do a wedding at this church for some time, and we were requested to photograph for this Wonderful couple at this church. The attendees enjoyed the church as well and waited for the Bride and Groom so we could capture the image of all the attendees to a grand location-old, and Historic. Have a great day! Call for your Wedding Planning:763-295-2727.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Want something different?

We had a lot of fun with this High School Senior, with the many choices of backgrounds to choose from for the "wardrobe" she brought in made it easy and fun to work with what she was wearing. We will have something different for EVERYONE! Call us, we still have openings for those Senior Sessions that need to be completed before the yearbook image is due. We will even save you the time to submit the Yearbook image, as we will do it for you. The only thing you have to do is tell us which image you want from the MANY you will recieve to choose from.


Friday, August 28, 2009

We're gonna have FUN!!!!

Yes, what a relaxing, enjoyable couple these two were. This is just one of the images we created during their Engagement Session. They are so relaxed, not uncomfortable in a pose, just being themselves. Their Special Day is this October, I can tell already we will have fun!! That's what it is all about, relaxing and NO STRESS with their Wedding Photographer. We do what you want, and if you are willing, you will do as we request when we determine a Beautiful Creation just for you to cherish forever. Give us a call. This year, we have only a few weekends open for Wedding Photography. Next year (2010) has a good selection of weekends available. Our number is 763-295-2727. I would love to chat with you about your wedding plans.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Remember Me?

Yeah....I'm back! We have been having soooo....much fun and been busy (no excuse, I know!). As you can see by this young lady, we WERE having fun. You see, a session should not be boring, or un-entertaining-we do have fun with our clients, you! We get to know you and present to you what you want. This young lady was in for her High School Senior session. We have time to get your session completed and submit your image to the year book advisor. Please give us a call to get your session scheduled. Call us with questions about clothing, locations, ideas.....we will please you, I'm sure. We have over THOUSANDS of backgrounds to choose from, so yours will not look like all the other High School Seniors around your area. That seems to be the complaint we hear from so many parents and kids...."everyone has the same background in their portrait", give us a try....we can create "MAGIC" for you. 763-295-2727.

Keep Smiling (or laughing as this young lady is doing!)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

School's out

Watch out for little ones now that school is out. They are so cute-yet sometimes are not watching what they are doing....they can dart out into the street in an instance. They are busy 'playing' and have NO worries, except that it is time to play and eat. We had the honor of attending a "graduation" from Kindergarten recently, and really enjoyed the performance that these little ones put on for the attendees. Yes, I will admit, the young one in the middle in the white shirt is my little Grandson. He is really a card.
Again, I say, please watch for little ones this summer. Lovable, cute and "quick"-we all have to be as quick and keep our eyes out for the safety of these little ones.
Oh yeah, and bring your family in. We will capture the cute, lovable ones in your family for you to treasure for years to come. 763-295-2727.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mommy's Little Girl

I just love it when "mommy" gets involved with images of her little one. You can see the love that bonds them. This session was for the little girls first birthday session, but how can you leave mom out when she is such a part of this little girls life and always will be. A child is a child forever to mom and dad. Watching a child grow up, going through life's challenges, the tears, the fears, the is great!
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Friday, June 12, 2009


What an honor and so much fun to see the class of 2009 receiving their diplomas. Years ago when I received my diploma from this school, are remembered with tears. The excitement, the energy, the tears, the family members and friends and relatives that celebrated with me.....great memories! We wish them the best of luck in their future life. Again congrats!!!!
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Friday, May 22, 2009

Sporting Events

The busy spring/summer season is really hitting hard. We will be busy not only with Weddings, Families, High School Seniors, Children, but also with the evenings of photographing Sporting Events for surrounding and local areas. We keep hopping, but enjoy the fun and busy life-style. Watching these kids at sports events make me wish I was the one in the uniform playing the sport. I remember the days of playing sports, going home to eat, then off to play another sport...sure keeps you busy. Take care, have a wonderful day. It looks like the weather will be nice. Be safe out there if you are headed out for the Memorial weekend.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


That's what is my daddy's name. Everyone calls him Red. No-one knows him by his real name, not even my mom when he proposed to her! She went home to tell her parents that Red proposed and that they were going to get married. They asked what his real name was, she replied " I don't know"!!! You come to my area or surrounding areas of Monticello, and EVERYONE knows Red. I come from a family of 8 kids, all of which we get along real well and really enjoy being together. Our days with (our Dad) Red are precious. We just got him out of the hospital yesterday after 5 days of trying to get him over a "hump" as they call it of Radiation. We all stop/call and spend those precious times with him. He loves to be out in his work shop making small projects for people to enjoy. He only charges his cost for those that want to buy something from him. It is being out in the shop woodworking that makes him happy besides being with family. The image of him was just a couple weeks ago, we want him back on his feet enjoying life. Enjoy your family. Get that portrait of your family. You'll never realize how important that portrait will be some day in the future. We can capture what is important to you....and us.
Send your prayers for my Dad. Thanks!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Lil' Cowgirl

Yep, someday she will be riding a real horse!!!??? Such a cute little girl. We had much fun with her and her mommy. It was her birthday. She sure was curious in the studio with all the lights going. Between her mommy and us and another friend, we captured many images for them to enjoy.
Short and sweet today, have yourself a great day!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Athletic People

Wow, these kids now-a-day really keep busy, studies, sports, social life-to be so young. It certainly keeps the parents young as well as they are constantly running around with them with all the involvement of a child's life. As a parent, you'll always be involved with your child, from birth, through school-age, into college then watching them get and so-on. We have lived it all and have enjoyed it through every step of the way. Now we are enjoying watching our grandchildren grow. They too are athletic, as that is the way their parents want them to be rather than sit around and watch TV all day. Athletics are good for you. My hubby and I are up rather early and start our day out working out, so we too can stay young to enjoy life with our family. Our family is very important to us, we hope your family is as important, that you don't want to miss out on our Family Special Portrait Session, call us for information.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

Something Old....

This moment actually brought tears to my eyes. The Brides Grandma came into the dressing room at the resort where the wedding was held. In her hands she held something very near and dear to her heart, something OLD. You've heard that saying, "something OLD, something NEW, something BLUE, something BORROWED. Now she was handing that "near and dear" item over to her grand-daughter so she could treasure it. What Grandma had to say literally did bring the tears to the eyes. It was so special to be able to be there for that moment and to capture it. These are the times that you as a Bride will treasure forever. Call us....we will capture that moment for you. That moment that is "near and dear" to YOUR heart.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Daddy's Little Girl

"OK Honey, this is your big day, are you ready?" Is this what Daddy was saying as the Bride to be and her Daddy walked out of where she got ready? I don't know, I don't want to know what the conversation was, I just wanted to be there those last moments of the two of them together as Daddy and Daughter. Oh, don't get me wrong, they will ALWAYS be Daddy and Daughter, but this was those last "special" moments together. I love to be there and capture those moments, hence the name "Magic Moments" Photography. The moments people have together are moments to capture, to treasure. My moments with my Daddy continue daily....I stop to visit him daily (when I'm not out of town photographing), but I will call him. Those moments with him I will treasure forever. Those days may come to an end (as he is suffering of an fast growing cancer) and I want to be with him forever in my heart as he is in mine. Daddys and Daughters have a special love between them. Mommys and Daughters have a special love as well. Let us capture moments that are us at 763-295-2727.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Love, could it be any better?

Love, can you see it here? This Bride and Groom are cherishing the moment together. Time is of no essence here. They are enjoying the moment and now reflecting on the passing of the day, the fact that they are now husband and wife and now will enjoy time with friends and family.
Let us photograph those moments for you and your family. Let us capture those precious smiles of the little one in your life. Let us chat about your needs weather it be a family portrait, a senior portrait, a portrait of your baby....or even a Wedding!!! We'll be there for you.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Destination Wedding

Oh how fun! This beautiful Bride wanted creativity, romance, fun....we did have fun, not only with the Bride but also with the family members and their guests. Follow my Blog for a few days, I will share with you images that we created of their Special Day.
I hope all of you Mom's out there had a GREAT Mothers Day. I heard from all three of my children. They are special as I'm sure your children are just as special. They all have a special place in my heart. I also contacted my Mom. This week I plan to treat her to coffee and breakfast and special time together. She has everything she needs. She enjoys time with her children as well. She has 8 of us. Guess she was a busy Mom-and special to all 8 of us kids.
Have a beautiful day!
Keep Smiling

Thursday, May 7, 2009

All Thumbs Up

This Bride and Groom were so fun to work with. They were all thumbs up in regards to being Mr & Mrs.....I must say, I believe that they were giving us the thumbs up for the Great work we did for their wedding day? We will have fun while still being the professional photographers that you would expect. PLEASE don't let a relative or a friend who has "the camera" do your wedding photography for your special day. You'll never know how many people we have listened to wishing they had a Professional Photographer at their wedding....we know how to keep the day going, stress free and capture the images you want, require, need and still have fun. That "relative" or "friend" photographing your wedding might get "the shots", but are they of quality color?, well posed or captured?, can they be printed by a Professional Lab or do they just get printed at the "local big box" store? Again, please call...we have some available weekends yet for this year and openings yet for 2010. Our number is 763-295-2727.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Farmin' Days

Do you like getting your fingers dirty? This little guy seems to enjoy the Farm and Animals. I could just imagine him on a tractor-toy tractor that is at this age, however, who knows what his future will bring?
Future? Hummmmm..."maybe I should call Magic Moments Photography soon to get that scheduled session on their appointment book", you say. Yes, I agree. Our family sessions are booking up into August already. In between we are photographing the little league programs and High School Seniors, not to say that the weekends are busy with Weddings. Don't delay. You deserve the best date-not to mention a great photographer who will work with you-FREE consultation. Call us today. 763-295-2727.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Wow, to be so new and the only thing in the world to worry about is to eat, sleep and be held by the one(s) you love....
Life is good. Cherish life. Enjoy life. Capture life, moments to cherish, memories. The days come and they go. Life can slip by before you know it. Let Magic Moments Photography capture those important moments of life. It could be your Special Wedding Day, or your family that you cherish. We can capture what is important to you. Don't hesitate. I know that Spring is finally here, Summer is just around the corner, and before you know it, Fall will be upon us. Don't let this year be "another" year of saying "Someday I'll get that Family Portrait Taken", or "I wish I had called Magic Moments Photography to photograph my wedding day rather than a friend or relative." We are only a phone call away. Call us at 763-295-2727 to chat about what is important to you. YOU are important to us!!!
Keep Smiling

Sunday, March 8, 2009

These Shoes are made for Gettin' Married In

Do you (if you've been married) have the shoes you wore when you were married? I do. Yep, 37 years ago, and I still have them. My Dad walked me up the aisle in them to get married to the man of my life. They are sentimental. No, I will never wear them again, but I have them. Not many people hang onto those. But I know what people hang onto and cherish... your wedding images. After the day the cake is gone, the flowers are dead, the gown and tux are dirty (altho, we will do "Trash the gown"), the cake is eaten, the dinner you had served is eaten..., the only thing you have to cherish are the images that we can create for you in a Designer Album. Call Magic Moments Photography to capture the day. We love photographing weddings. The number is 763-295-2727. We LOVE photographing weddings.
Our photography and meeting people make me happy. I love being with people and making their images special for them. As I have said before....get that special image done. We are there for you.
By the way, for those of you that have followed the last few Blogs, Dad has handled his first treatment ok. I spend at least an hour or two with him a day. You know, it's tough to go through cancer with the one you love, especially when you know the end is sometime near...but you learn to enjoy life to its fullest with that special someone. thanks for the prayers.
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Friday, February 27, 2009

Hey, how 'bout that Snow!!!

WOW!!! The Snow really hit us again yesterday. It is really pretty, but I guess I wish it would only snow on the grassy areas as cleaning the walk and driveway is quite a chore. And then ya have to worry about driving on/in it. I know I was out yesterday while it was snowing-whew, tough to see in front of ya. Once I got home, I bunkered down and worked on some projects that needed to be tended to.
This is one of the beautiful images we worked on to perfect it even more-so. The Love-the Closeness-Almost. We can create beautiful images of your Special Day, and we have openings for 2009 yet. Although, we are booking into 2011.
Call us at 763-295-2727.

Thanks for the prayers you all are sending my Daddys way. Next week begins the long road to a hopefully painless life that he has left. But then, there are always miracles!!!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Happy together

These families are happy to be together. They enjoy every moment together. They, also, are members of the Military.

My father was a member of the Military. I am what you would call a child from the so-called "baby boomer" years. I am proud of my father. I am also proud of my husband who served as well. I am proud to be an American and have families give us the chance to live in the country we live in. Please, thank those who serve.

Back to my Dad. We have just returned from a doctors appointment in which the outcome is not as good as we wanted, but what we expected. He was diagnosed to have Cancer rapidly traveling throughout his bones. Given no chemotheraphy, it was mentioned that 6 months would be his life expectancy. He is weak, although going to give Chemo a couple trys at which point we will then be made aware as to weather or not it is helping giving him another year???. It is his choice, and I respect that and will be with him whenever needed and at any of my available time. Please pray for him. Thank you. Take time out of your life to spend with the one(s) you love.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Proud little girl

Wouldn't you say? This little girl has Daddy wrapped around her little finger I bet!??? I will say, I know my Daddy has me wrapped around his finger.... or do I have him wrapped around my little finger? Enjoy family as much as you can. This family featured here is a Military family and you can see how happy they are to be together enjoying one another. They, also, enjoyed the stay at a local facility here during the Valentine weekend in which I mentioned in yesterday's blog.

Today is going to be another decent day outdoors. Go for a walk, enjoy the fresh air. More snow coming tomorrow, yuck!!!
Keep Smiling

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Operation Valentine

Thank you to all of our Military Service Personnel!!!!! We had the great opportunity to photograph families and individuals from a recent event held here locally. A very generous manager/owner of a hotel opened up his facility to the families of those that are currently in the Armed forces in which he reduced the room rates, had an open house, let the families swim and even set aside a room and had movies going into the night for all to enjoy. We were fortunate to be able to set up our equipment/lighting and photograph families/individuals. We met a lot of great people!!! We had fun with many people involved. These images are a couple for you to enjoy, more to follow.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Thank you!!!

To all of you that stopped by our Bridal booth today, I want to thank you. If you should have any questions, concerns or just want to chat a little more about your important upcoming Wedding Day, I will consult with you about your needs and concerns. It was a very nice turnout at the venue location, even if it was chilly outdoors. The food certainly was very enjoyable as well.

The image here was fun to create after a family session (on location) as it was a surprise 25th Anniversary party for these kids grandparents. We would love to photograph your upcoming event. Family portraiture is so important. Don't let the opportunity pass you by. If you have an event coming up, please call us at 763-295-2727. Photographing families at Wedding Receptions is also a great chance to update your family portrait. We bring the equipment needed to capture a great family portrait at the wedding reception if requested.

Have a great one....I know those of you that we photographed during "Operation Valentine" are anxious to see your images. Check them out. They are now available using your "password" provided. Enjoy!!! Don't be surprised to see them on upcoming Blogs of mine.

Keep Smiling

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Now you're hitched, let's go eat...

This little guy was so fun to watch during the wedding ceremony. He just kind-a walked around anywhere he wanted while the Bride and Groom were saying their vows. There was no stopping him. Now as indicated in the title, he was ready to "get outta there and go eat".

If you should know of any friend, neighbor or relative recently engaged, tell them to come visit us at a local Bridal Fair this weekend in Otsego area. We will be there as one of the vendors showcasing some of our products. Hope to see you there!


P.S. Keep Warm!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Whoa...2 Days in a Row!

I must be getting my act together. Actually, finally finding some time to breath. As I mentioned yesterday, just busy with album creation. I will be working on another today after I visit with a Bridal Consultant at a venue. They are interested in working with us to be one of their featured Bridal Photographers. They called us. How exciting!!! Then off I go to drop off composits to a PreSchool that we photographed. The children already have their packages of images, these are just the class composits. When completed with that, I then will take the time to create another album. The image shown here today, features a local basketball student that actually can spin the basketball on his finger. That is quite an accomplishment!Keep Smiling!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Welllllllllll....Hello There!

Been a While? You bet 'cha. Life has been busy and hectic here at Magic Moments Photography. We have busy with all the orders from last years Brides and Grooms putting their wedding albums together. I have been having fun creating composites for their albums so they have something fun to enjoy for years to come. It seems that everyone brought their orders to us toward the end of the year which creates a lot of creativity on our part for the beginning of the year now. I would love to share with you some of our creativity. Call us at 763-295-2727 and come in to visit and chat about an upcoming event that you would need our Professionalism in photographing that event. I'm sure you know of a recent Bride to be that is looking for a photographer for her Special Day....with the past holidays, I'm sure there has been a lot of "proposing" going on. (Christmas, New Years, Valentines).
Chat later and Keep Smiling! Welcome to my Blog!!!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Good Morning!

And how are you today? I feel great even if the Vikings lost, but I always say"there's always next year". I know a lot of people feel that way. Oh well....onto bigger and better things!
Today I am headed off to a photographic meeting/training seminar. If you should call to set up an appointment or to chat, you will go to voice mail...just leave a message and I will call you either during a break or first thing tomorrow morning. It's cold out there...dress warm, and as my Grandmother always said "keep extra warm items in your car-pack a bag". You know?, I listened to her and low a behold, I HAD to use that overnite bag...I was in the Metro area and the roads were too bad to drive on to get home, so I had to grab a Hotel room. You just never know-so be prepared! Take care of yourself for the ones that love you!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bad Economy...Bah HumBug!

Yah, they say the economy is bad, but that shouldn't be the decision maker in regards to your Special Day! Your Wedding Day only comes once in a lifetime and you should be able to remember it Forever!!! and EVER!!! A Great Photographer who can capture those "precious moments" should be with you on your Wedding Day to create Beautiful Images of you and your spouse and those that are around you. We love to photograph Weddings and Special Moments to create an album and beautiful portrait for you to cherish forever. Please let your friends, relatives and neighbors who are planning for their special day to call us at 763-295-2727. If they mention your name you will receive a 25% discount on a session/portrait of your choice. I just need to know that you sent them our way---pass the word "MAGIC MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY" is the photographer they need. I know that there are a lot of newly engaged couples out there...and I'm sure you know of one or two???
Oh, by the way, why am I using Purple for my color of letters? GO VIKES!!!!!
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Friday, January 2, 2009

Have a Great 2009!

2009 is upon us already. Have you made your new years resolution? Make sure it is within reach and attainable. That has been my problem every far out of reach! This year I made a new years resolution that I will reach. Oh, and by the way, do you have any goals that you want to reach this year? Write them down, put them up in front of you to see every day...such as by your coffee pot, your computer, your frig. See the goals that you have written down----only put 5 to 8 down on paper and check them daily. When you reach a goal-take a Black marker, cross it off and celebrate then work to cross off another goal to be reached for the year of 2009. I love the feeling of crossing off a goal that was written the first part of the year. I wrote down 10 last year (2008) and crossed off 6, but I feel I did well. I just carried over the remaining 4 to this year of 2009 and added a few....I will be able to cross all of them off this year...oh, maybe I should write that down as my last goal for 2009 on my list? ;)
Have a great 2009-keep in touch!
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