Fargo Wedding Photographer

Anniversaries are important milestones. It really is hard to believe a whole year [plus one day] has past since John and Juliet exchanged vows and became a family. Their wedding was held on a super deluxe hot August day in rural West Fargo, N.D.

Best wishes to you both. – Ann

P.S. I’m including a handful of photographs from their wedding as I haven’t shared a selection here before.

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Wedding Photographer

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

I can count on one hand the number of portrait sessions I’ve photographed for high school students over the years. Honestly, I’ve never given much thought to graduate photography.

That was before I met and photographed Callie, who attends Fargo North High School. She was a treat to photograph. Many thanks to Callie’s mom for contacting me and working wonders with an assortment of reflectors. A slight breeze during our session made her job a bit tricky. We photographed at Rustic Oaks south of Moorhead, Minn. It’s a fabulous rural location for photographing just about everything [weddings! events!] and anyone.

Enjoy! – Ann

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

Fargo Senior/Portrait Photography

"Kathy's Tulips" on display at Nichole's in downtown Fargo

A strip of earth rests between our driveway and my neighbor’s home. Each spring this bit of earth gives way to a row of tulips. Each summer colorful annuals fill the narrow void. Autumn brings fallen leaves. Winter’s snow, of course, creates a white blanket. “Kathy’s Tulips” celebrates the earth’s ability to produce in small spaces.

I submitted a variation of the above photograph printed on canvas for “Earth, Air, Fire, Water” – the theme of this year’s A Woman’s Perspective exhibit. Excerpts from the exhibit remain on display through May 21. A public reception is set for this Thursday [April 19] from 4 to 6 p.m. at Nichole’s Fine Pastry in downtown Fargo. Go for the art. Go for the food. Go for the adventure. [To view “Kathy’s Tulips” you will need to visit the women’s loo. Seriously.]

“Kathy’s Tulips” also documents a scene that has greeted me – in one form or another – for the better part of eight years. Our family has enjoyed a great house in a fabulous neighborhood with amazing neighbors. However, we’ve decided to make a change and will relocate to a new home in Fargo’s Clara Barton neighborhood in the very near future. I’m excited to have more space and three toilets as well as a dedicated creative space at home.

Here’s to new adventures! – Ann

The Flood Boots

I’ve spent much of the past 10 days photographing flooding and flood-related activities in and around the Red River Valley. It’s been a busy, busy time. My new yellow wellies [pictured above] were an important addition to my flood kit.

River levels in Fargo-Moorhead are steadily dropping now and life is returning to normal around the river. Many of my photographs have been – and are still being – published online with Minnesota Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio News. When life permits, I’ll share a sample of flood-related photographs and some of the stories behind them.

In the meantime, feel free to check out this selection of aerials, which were photographed a couple of days ago.

Best, Ann

Hello. Hello!

MusingsFebruary 28th, 2011

New pastors, small churches

For some silly reason I expected January and February to be quiet months in terms of both client and assignment work. However, that simply hasn’t been the case.

I’ve been happily shooting assignments with ecce yoga, Outdoor Design & Living Guide, Minnesota Public Radio News, The Village Family Magazine, Faith and Leadership and others.

Being busy is good, but I don’t want to neglect posting images. For now, I’ll say a simple “hello” and share an image from a recent assignment in Sisseton, S.D.

Best, Ann