Category Archives: My Family

Easter eggs | Cold Spring MN, Family Photographer

For almost as many years as I can remember since my husband and I have been together, it has been a tradition in his family that we have colored Easter eggs.  Even before any of us had kids.  We haven’t always spent the holiday with his family, but within a few weekends of Easter, we…

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Blog Circle: Broad Lighting | Cold Spring, MN Photographer

Its been a little while since I’ve been active with my blog circle.  I’ve been in a little photography funk lately, the why is a long story, but I’m hopefully moving past it.  I haven’t even picked up my camera in a long time, but last week I did for a little macro shooting for…

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  • Erika - Beautiful portraits Heidi! I love the still life images as well!ReplyCancel

  • Karthika Gupta - Wow! – these are with a flash and diffuser…they are stunning. I love the moodiness of these images. Great job Heidi…ReplyCancel

  • stefanie - this is awesome!! i especially love that 2nd shot of your daughter.ReplyCancel

How I view…Motherhood | Cold Spring MN photographer

What is motherhood to me? Where’s my glasses?  What’s for supper?  Cold hockey arenas. Lots of time in a car.  I need $20.  I need $5.  Can I have people over?  I have to be home by WHAT time?  Windy baseball games.  Thousands of dollars on sports.  How did this dent get in my car? …

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  • Motherhood. {Charlotte Family Photography} » Sunshower Lifestyle Photography | Charlotte Family Photographer - […] one that has an opinion on motherhood today!  Take a look at my friend Heidi’s blog over at Maehill Studios to see what she has to […]ReplyCancel

  • SarahL - Great opening paragraph! In my house it would go “go get dressed. Are you dressed yet? How’s the getting dressed coming along? Seriously? You’re not dressed? What do you mean you don’t have clean underwear??….” Maybe mine needs to do his own laundry too! 😉ReplyCancel

  • carol - They do their own laundry? I’m taking notes on that! 🙂 And you’re making me hungry! Love your post. You made me laugh!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Oh wow. Now I’m hungry for some eggs and sausage! I don’t cook and I can’t WAIT for my kids to learn to do laundry and dishes. So I’m pretty sure they will never think I’m the best mom ever!!!ReplyCancel

  • Erika - I think that is awesome that you have your kids do their own laundry! It teaches them responsibility. And you make breakfast every morning? You are the best mom ever! BTW your photos of breakfast are so pretty! You rock at lifestyle photography! Love your style!ReplyCancel

  • kimberly walla - Love this! I can not wait until my kids can do their own laundry. I am right there with you; I have it. Oh man and I wish you would cook me breakfast everyday, looks delish! Your photos go right along with your post just perfectly. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Karthika Gupta - Heidi – I love the first para…I am going to try the breakfast every morning thing so I can get “you are the best mom ever” comment from kiddos. That must be the best way to start the day 🙂 – and the last image is totally making me hungry now!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth - LOL I just read Brigette’s and Camille’s comments… we are all in agreement. Mom of the Year.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth - You ARE the best mom ever! We eat granola bars in the car. Sigh… I’m cooking them breakfast for dinner tonight now. I can at least pull that off! Loved your commentary!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - Wow! You are the best mom ever! I can’t wait until my son (and husband) learn to do laundry.ReplyCancel

  • Marlo Yoshimoto - I think we’ll all be heading over there for breakfast! LOL I love that image of your munchkin just peeking over the counter. Must be an everyday perspective of yours! So sweet. And I definitely love your perspective of motherhood with flaws – and how YOU deal with those – make them do laundry! Brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Morgalis - So real…I just love it! Your family is lucky to have you.ReplyCancel

  • Brigette - You *are* the best mom ever! My kids are lucky to get cereal for breakfast. 😉 I am so not a morning person. Your intro paragraph cracks me up. It’s so how it goes, right?! Love your photos too- that little one peeking over the counter is adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Cam - You are the best mom! Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! I would love to have breakfast at your house. The eggs and sausages look really good.ReplyCancel

  • Nadeen - I can feel the love and good for you teaching them to do their own laundry early!ReplyCancel

  • Julie M - Heidi you are giving me a vivid picture of what lies ahead! I am going to copy you and get my boys to do their own laundry. Also I haven’t eaten breakfast and you are making me crave for your eggs, sausage and toast. You get such beautiful light in your kitchen! I love the photo of your son peeking above the counter.ReplyCancel

  • stefanie - i loved your opening paragraph 🙂 and the fact that your kids do their own laundry?! genius! i’m taking notes.ReplyCancel

Window Light | Cold Spring, MN Photographer

When we built our house a little over 5 years ago, the first thing on my list:  lots of windows.  I have sacrificed wall space to hang up the numerous prints that I want to have made of my kids for light.  On dreary days, when all I have is the ambient light that makes…

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April Snow Showers=Family Fun Day | Cold Spring, MN Photographer

It’s been a long time since Minnesota has seen a big snowfall in April. What do you do when you are given a foot of snow, a day off from school and a dad who has a plan? A snowman who measures in over 10 feet tall is what you get! A few snippets from…

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