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Lupo – Ruff Start Rescue

Written by Jen on . Posted in Adopt • Rescue, Fur and Feather Friends, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness

For those of you who may remember, our wonderful friends Adam and Katie opened their hearts and home to an amazing foster dog last fall named Smitty.  He was a wonderful pup, and last month he found his forever home!  Congratulations Smitty!!!  This weekend, AK brought home their second foster baby!  Meet Lupo!

Rescue Foster Portrait for Lupo 2014 - Ruff Start Rescue

Lupo is a Feist/Mixed breed, approximately 3 year old, and a lover!

Rescue Foster Portrait for Lupo 2014 - Ruff Start Rescue


He seems very easy going – happy to meet new people and new pups.  On our first meeting, he walked right up – ready to greet me with kisses and ready for love :)

Rescue Foster Portrait for Lupo 2014 - Ruff Start Rescue


I have a feeling he isn’t going to be around for long!  If you’re looking for a wonderful new addition to you home, this is your guy :)

Rescue Foster Portrait for Lupo 2014 - Ruff Start Rescue


For more info on Lupo, visit his page on the Ruff Start Rescue adoption site.  Let’s help this little guy find a great forever home.

Adopt – Don’t Shop

~ Jen

Chocolate Lab Puppy? Yes Please!

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness, We Are Family!

Wanted to share a quick peek of my gorgeous model from this morning! Meet Beautiful Bailey!

Jenny, Jake and Bailey Fur Family Portraits 2014

Isn’t she gorgeous! About 14 weeks old and all puppy! What a little bundle of energy – and then she totally crashed! My money’s on her passing out for the rest of the day! I hope for Jenny and Jake’s sake she’s not up all night!

I’m so excited my new red arrived just in time to experiment with this lovely lady! Loving this look – she just pops! After we played some in the studio, we ventured out for something a little more urban :)

Jenny, Jake and Bailey Fur Family Portraits 2014

Totally loving this little Family and their Fur Baby!

Today was a hoot! What a fantastic way to start the week! Happy Tuesday Everyone!

~ Jen

Smitty – Ruff Start Rescue

Written by Jen on . Posted in Adopt • Rescue, Fur and Feather Friends, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness


How can you not love that face?! Meet Smitty, the gloriously goofy, seriously handsome, lovable Greyhound mix pup my very dear friends are fostering. This boy is a lover and I just had to nab a few portraits of him while he is with them (which I’m sure won’t be for long!) He is such a great boy – whomever his forever family ends up being will be some very lucky people!


For more information about Smitty and how to adopt him, visit (he’s in the puppy category). Adoption totally rocks and I want to thank Ruff Start Rescue for helping awesome pups like Smitty find their forever homes. My little family wouldn’t be what it is today without organizations like theses (shout out to TCHS and MARS from Daisy and Bernard!)


So handsome – love him!  Let’s find his forever home.

Adopt – don’t shop.

~ Jen

Class of 2012: Recap of some amazing individuals! – St. Cloud/Central MN High School Senior Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in The Art of You - Portrait Goodness, The Class of....

Hello Hello!

One of the amazing parts of my job is all the awesome people I have opportunity to meet and capture. This past year, I was so thrilled to meet some amazing individuals of the Class of 2012. Graduation is quickly approaching and I can’t wait to see where their journeys take them!

Alyssa ~ Sartell Class of 2012

Alyssa ~ Cathedral Class of 2012

Bryan ~ Apollo Class of 2012

Jenny ~ Cathedral Class of 2012

Jenna ~ Tech Class of 2012

Savannah ~ Sauk Rapids/Rice Class of 2012

Erik ~ Sauk Rapids/Rice Class of 2012

Karin ~ Apollo Class of 2012

Rebecka ~ Tech Class of 2012

Jack ~ Apollo Class of 2012

Ny ~ Tech Class of 2012

Shayna ~ Tech Class of 2012

Tiffany ~ Sauk Rapids/Rice Class of 2012

Jenifer ~ Sauk Rapids/Rice Class of 2012

So – while I know its a little early, CONGRATULATIONS to the entire Class of 2012! Believe in yourselves, go for your goals, and have a blast!


~ Jen

Together – St. Cloud / Central MN Lifestyle and Pet Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, Lump Day, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness

Ah September, how I love you. Crisp fall days, birthdays to celebrate, leaves changing, sweaters and cute coats. At the same time, you also bring the height of Wedding season, the end of Senior season, and the beginning of Family fun! All which rock my socks off – but do make for very busy weeks and weekends, thus resulting in very little family time.

So, sometimes, you just need to snuggle.

In addition to Lump Day, it is also Glee night – Daisy and I wish you a fantastic evening of snuggling with the ones you love. Off to the couch!

Happy Lump Day.


~ Jen

Laundry Lumpy Day – St. Cloud / Central Minnesota Pet and Lifestyle Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, Lump Day, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness

This week’s Lump Day actually fell on new washer and dryer day! It was a busy day, full of people in and out all day, with lots of fun clients coming – and visiting Dasiy, which always makes her a happy girl! But we had to take a little time to check out the new goodies!

Not sure what she thinks of them – excitement?  Boredom?  Confusion as to why Mommy is making her hang out by these weird new things…?  We might have to wait on that verdict til the scariness of Daddy working on that room wears off.

Hope your Lump Day was full of as much excitment as ours!


~ Jen

The Return of Lump Day – St. Cloud / Central MN Pet and Lifestyle Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, Lump Day, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness

Wow. Almost 2 months. I have to apologize for leaving you all in the lurch. The past several weeks have been a whirl wind of emotions and so many crazy things….but that’s perhaps a story for another day….

Today is for Daisy.

I’ve actually heard from many people how happy Daisy’s Lump Day posts make them – which make me feel even worse for being such a pokey blogger…..but Lumper’s and I had a little mini session after a lovely business portrait this morning and it seemed like the perfect timing – being Wednesday and all. I love with the star’s align.

Fun Fact: Daisy is not a huge fan of Mommy’s crazy curb-side-find chair. Not quite roomy enough for her liking – she’s much more of a lounger. Although, by the end, she did manage to lay down all the way and keep her entire body on the chair. She never ceases to amaze me.

Was only going to share the one, but this one just makes me too happy not to share. Its very ‘Classic Daisy’. By this point, Ben had gone back to working on our new laundry room and was making ‘scary’ noises upstairs.

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but Daisy HATES when Ben works on the house. Doesn’t matter what – even quiet activities like painting. As soon as she sees him put on his iPod, she in the basement cowering on her bed under his desk. To be honest, I’m surprised I got both of these shots, as they were taken after he’d gone back upstairs and I thought for sure I was going to lose her immediately to the basement. Poor tramatized puppy.

Happy Lump Day. Its nice to be back.


~ Jen

Whoopie! (Pie): The Return of Lump Day – St. Cloud Pet Photography / Lifestyle Photography

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, Lump Day, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness

Hello happy blog world!

It has been FAR too long. Just one of those months, I guess. I’ve been planning this Lump Day post for quite awhile. The timing just never really worked out. Ben and I were out of town, then just busy bees getting things ready for clients, and overall just never really getting to it. Normally I have all day on Wednesday to capture Daisy for Lump Day. But for this particular post, Ben needed to be present – which made things a little trickier.

This morning, the stars aligned and I am happy to be able to present you with an extra special, long awaited, Lump Day Whoopie Pie EXTRAVAGANZA!

Ok. So here’s the story behind the whoopie pie :)

About a month ago, Ben and I were in search of a Dog Bakery. I needed to purchase a gift for the lovely and talented Sara Kauss, who was kind enough to come to Minnesota and speak to the MNPPA. Knowing Sara has two lovely doggie babies, I thought some goodies for them would be the perfect gift! And they were – once we finally located the bakery……

It was one of those weird days, when you drive around and could SWEAR what you were looking for was RIGHT THERE! And its not. And you have know idea where you need to go to find what you’re looking for. But, damnit, I WANT SOME TASTY DOGGIE GOODIES!

FINALLY, Ben and he’s awesome internet and driving skills got us to Lulu and Luigi.  ( )  And it is amazing! Cookies, clothes, EVERYTHING to pamper your pooch! It was devine! We just couldn’t leave with out getting Daisy something fun.

And then we saw the Whoopie Pie.

I mean, seriously!? This is a DOG cookie!? How awesome is this thing!? WE wanted to eat it! I looks so amazing and colorful and huge and wonderful! It has been KILLING me to see it on the shelf, waiting patiently for schedules to work (and Daisy’s belly to not be rumbly – there have been days in between that I could have given it to her, but I really didn’t want to clean up whoopie pie puke…..) It was so great to finally give her this awesome goodie!

And she loved it.

Our happy girl after her special treat. Oh the things we do for our kids :)

Happy Lump Day everyone – thanks for your patience!


~ Jen

Waiting For Daddy – St. Cloud Pet / Lifestyle Photographer

Written by Jen on . Posted in Fur and Feather Friends, Lump Day, The Art of You - Portrait Goodness

Hello Hello!

This week’s Lump Day post is inspired by Daisy and my morning walks. Just about every morning – well, seeing as we do live in Minnesota, let’s make that May-October mornings, Daisy and I will go for a walk. And on the nights that Ben works, our morning walk will frequently be to go and get Daddy as he’s finishing up his shift. (A little game for those of you who don’t already know – can you guess where Ben works by the photograph?)

Daisy LOVES these walks. Its basically 3 miles full of happy smells that she gets to drag Mommy all over town in a quest to find Daddy. LUMPY HEAVEN.

And when we do arrive, she will get as close to the door as physically possible and wait.


Pondering how she might get in there so she can find him faster – although she’s never actually made it farther than the vestibule (not for lack of trying though).

She just may make it in one of these days. All the ladies adore her. “She could pass for a service dog, right? Just bring her on in!”

(At this, Ben and I normally bust out laughing. Daisy is by no means graceful. Especially on linoleum floors. It is, by far, one of the most amusing, falling down silly dog dances you will ever see. She gets so excited and moves so fast, she’s all legs – splayed out all over the floor. The day pigs fly is the day Daisy will pass for a service dog.)

But anywho, today was another lovely morning filled with a lovely walk to Daddy. The complete joy she has when he walks out that door always brings a smile to my face.

What a great way to start Lump Day.


~ Jen

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