Category Archives: Personal

Soaring bald eagle Kenai Mountains Kachemak Bay, Alaska.

My 21 Favorite Photographs from 2021

My 21 Favorite Photographs from 2021 Just for the fun of it, I’ve decided to look back at 2021 and pull out some of my favorite images that we created. Simply called: “My 21 Favorite Photographs from 2021.” The subject might be anything, kids, wedding, light painting, Santa, wildlife, who knows? This should be fun!

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A stunning before and after light painted tropical flower arrangement at Hana Tropicals on Maui, Hawaii.

Light Painting Orchids At Hana Tropicals

Light Painting Orchids At Hana Tropicals While on our trip to Hawaii to celebrate our anniversary, Joannie and I had the unique opportunity of light painting orchids at Hana Tropicals on Maui. These are some truly stunning tropical flowers and we’re going to share some of the before and after light painting photographs in this story!

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A cute fantasy baby portrait titled "The Little Aviator." An adorable five month old baby boy flying a hot air balloon in the clouds over Pololu Valley on the big island of Hawaii.

The Little Aviator

Ryder, The Little Aviator! Here’s our adorable little grandson Ryder, starring as “The Little Aviator” for his five-month-old baby portrait! I got the idea of having Ryder flying in a hot air balloon after watching the Disney Pixar movie “Up” with our granddaughter Riley. When he’s wearing his cute aviator hat and goggles, I think Ryder

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Family portrait taken for a 60th wedding anniversary at a beautiful family wedding at A'Bulae in Saint Paul, MN.

Howie & Val’s 60th Wedding Anniversary

Today is Howie & Val Anderson’s 60th Wedding Anniversary! It’s hard to believe that these two characters have been married for six decades already! Above is our Anderson family portrait created on Michelle & Ben’s beautiful wedding day last December 19th. This wedding photo was taken at A’Bulae in downtown Saint Paul, MN. Mom really wanted to have this portrait

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Pretty wedding photo of Michelle & Ben in the center of a heart shape made from sparklers at Mears Park in downtown Saint Paul, MN.

Ben & Michelle’s ABULAE Wedding Reception

Here are some of the fun highlights of Ben & Michelle’s beautiful ABULAE Wedding Reception! Once again, Joannie & I would like to start out by thanking Bjorn Meisner of Bjorn Meisner Photography and Brad Rich of A.B. Rich Films for their beautiful work that you’re about to enjoy. Thank you, gentlemen! Lots of our friends have commented on

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The brides and bridesmaid dresses, shoes and matching bags in the brides room at an A'BULAE wedding in St. Paul, MN.

Ben & Michelle’s A’BULAE Wedding

Here are our first and second highlight music videos from Ben & Michelle’s A’BULAE Wedding! We begin part one with our little flower girl and Grandpa’s Little Buddy Riley. Since she’s only two, it took a concerted effort by all of us to (hopefully) get her to go down the aisle at the wedding. So

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Wedding slide show image of the wedding rings on the heal of the brides pretty shoe.

Michelle & Ben’s Wedding Slideshow

Here’s Michelle & Ben’s beautiful “Reflections” wedding slideshow! With a tiny, but fun modification to the ending, this is exactly as it was shown last Saturday night at their A’BULAE wedding reception in downtown Saint Paul, MN! Michelle & Ben did an outstanding job with their storytelling and I incorporated their stories into the music

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USAF Thunderbirds fly over during the National Anthem at the 2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.

2014 Major League Baseball All Star Game

2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Image of the Day! Joannie and I were blessed with the opportunity to attend many of the events from the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The game and events were held right here in Minneapolis, MN over the past few days. We photographed weddings on both Friday and Saturday. That was

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