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I’m blogging again! How about that?! 
I’ve realized this last year that I want to get back to my roots, which means more lifestyle, more connected moments. 
The Johnson family were amazing at trusting me with my vision and letting me come in and document for them. I wanted to capture things they would normally do while together and I feel like we accomplished that.
Thinking of my own life with my family and getting to see theirs through my lens it’s oh so obvious that it’s those little, normal moments that are the most precious. 

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This one was a special birth. Not only a home birth, which hold a special place in my heart (I’ve had two) but it was of my Niece, my brother and my sister in law’s second baby.
They live in Dickinson and I live in  Hillsboro so it was a bit of a toss up the entire time if I’d be able to go, and if I went if I would be able to make it. Alishia called me Valentines day morning to say she thought she was in labor but things were slow. I waited and waited and debated- do I go and possibly miss the birth and have to turn around and come home the next day or wait until the baby is born and go when I can stay a few days and do newborn pictures? Finally that evening my husband said to me “just go” so out the door I went. Of course, being North Dakota in February, it started getting bad then. My windshield kept icing over, the heater couldn’t even keep up with it. Finally after 4+ hours of driving I got there, hoping I was in time. It was just after midnight. I walked in the house and breathed a sigh of relief… I made it! I could tell she was close, but I made it. An hour later Karinn Marie was born, very gently, into the water and her Mama’s waiting arms.

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  • January 8, 2016 - 10:40 am

    Maxine - I just love them. Seeing all these just transported me back to that night! The ones of big Sis & baby are just perfect!ReplyCancel