Monday, February 27, 2012

WNA Awards

This past Friday I had the honor of attending the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Better Newspaper and Advertising Awards in Middleton. The Marshfield News-Herald won 21 awards in our division and picked up some nice hardware for our new office.

We received a First Award for the Creative use of Multimedia for the project about Colby's show choir that I worked on with Ashley Smith. This was a really fun project to work on. I did a couple audio slideshows to go with the daily stories and photos in the paper.

I received a First Award for Feature Photo from Farm Tech Days.

We also received a First Award for All-Around Photography

I got to spend the afternoon at the pool for this one. Brought back memories of being a former "pool rat" and then lifeguard.

I received a Second Award for Spot News Photo

And I received a Third Award for General News Photo

We also received a Third Award for Photo Essay with  "Yipes, Stripes!"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Hungry? I usually am :)

Taking pictures of food is one of my favorite things to take pictures of. Why? I just like setting up photos and lights and it is something totally different than what I normally do. I photographed food recently for the Marshfield and the Stevens Point You Magazines. Here are a few photos from the shoots.

For Marshfield's magazine, we took photos of heart-healthy ingredients on white backdrops.

Dark Chocolate


Olive Oil (the good stuff:))


Red Wine. I went home and made a great salmon and cranberry salad and then drank the wine. Perks of the job!

For the Stevens Point You Magazine, I went to the restaurant to take pics. The restaurant was @1800.

 I got to eat this chocolate bourbon tart. It was delicious :)

Now I am off to eat lunch!

All photos copyright Marshfield News-Herald and Stevens Point Journal.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Featured in A Northwoods Wedding :: Iowa Barn Wedding

This wedding is sure getting a lot of love!! I was so surprised when I woke up on Sunday morning to see that Amanda and Christopher's Iowa barn wedding was featured on A Northwoods Wedding! How fun! And what a great thing to wake up to! If you haven't checked out A Northwoods Wedding blog yet, do :) They have such fun features and it is great inspiration for planning a wedding in the Midwest.... and beyond. I recommend this blog twofold.... I have gotten a lot of inspiration and planning ideas for my own wedding and May.... and they always have pretty pictures :) If you want to see more photos from Amanda and Christopher's wedding check out my blog posts: Part 1 and Part 2.