3 Tips For Photographing Your Weekend Story | Mankato Family Photographer | ID Photography

3 Tips For Photographing Your Weekend Story | Mankato Family Photographer | ID Photography

During busy season I live with a camera in my hand 90% of the time. And when it really gets busy I have struggled with balancing managing my business, being present with my family and maintaining my own self-care to keep my creative eye refreshed. To keep my life some what sane I would inevitably, put my camera up on a shelf when I got home. 

That meant I stopped photographing my boys for rough for 7-8 months of the year.

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Pray & Cook the Damn Meal | Mankato Family Photographer | ID Photography

Pray & Cook the Damn Meal | Mankato Family Photographer | ID Photography

I struggle. With a lot of things really. But I would say as a work form home mom, I struggle with cooking.

Ok. That's a lie. I am a decent cook. I struggle with meal planning. But my one New Year's resolution this year was to start cooking for the family more. Easy right?

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Being in the Moment | 2016 Recap | ID Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

Being in the Moment | 2016 Recap | ID Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

2016. You were a year. And most years I would do my typical recap of my year showing my best of the best photos of 2016. And maybe eventually, I'll do that. But this year I want just want to show memories that filled me with gratitude, that kept me motivated and ultimately kept me centered. 

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The Business of Being Affordable | Intuition Design Photography| Mankato Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer

The Business of Being Affordable | Intuition Design Photography| Mankato Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer

"Your work is amazing. But I was only looking at spending $50-$100." 

I am going to be honest. Every time I hear this its like getting kicked in the gut. But it also kicks me into full drive to work even hard to achieve my dream of owning a successful small business. 

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This is Me: Mama of a Boy Tribe | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

This is Me: Mama of a Boy Tribe | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

The other day my husband ask me "how are you going yo survive raising this much testosterone?" Most days I don't have a friggin clue. They confuse me and astound me at the same time. And right now they're still into smothering me. Sitting right under my arm, leaning into me, getting as close as possible.

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Your Greatest Moment {Fresh 48} | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

Your Greatest Moment {Fresh 48} | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

What if your greatest moments where your first? The moments when you were your most vulnerable, were the moments you gave someone the best you had to give. And you made some one stronger..better...more worthy; without even knowing it. That's what capturing your newborn within his first two days of life is like.  

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