Songs of Freedom – On an Angels Wings

Rise Up Angels

Putting a voice into an art piece – has unleashed a new world of epic proportions, A shift using creative Art Therapy as a means to release the darkness from within ~ Art made with the Heart.  From darkness to Light, all will be set right.  Here we go, the message is simple.

 

Shattered Heart, Broken Bones
Fragmented into a million pieces
Quietly collect the pieces one by one
Twist them back together
In the shadows of the night.
Fate turned it into something beautiful
Because we knew you could.

 

I believe in you,
Be the Light and Shine on my Friends.  Hold space for others and share compassion, intermixed with kindness
{NOW}  that is sweet music to my ears.  No matter what and no matter where, you are never alone.  There is always music.

Good Vibes only – old friends & new friends

{P.L.U.R}
{Peace.Love.Unity.Respect}

 

 

 

 

Broken Record Angel Wings — is a free standing Art piece.  It is still in creation phase – where it will go, it’s in gods hands now.

 

A sing-song message. 

PAY-it-FORWARD for anyone who needs to hear: You are not alone, we can do this together.   Ask me how!

 

 

These angel wings are dedicated to Anyone who has suffered in silence. Abuse & hate in any form is not welcome.  Believe in yourself.   You are not alone. You are a warrior.

Rise up to sing your songs of freedom.

I speak up In honor of my children, who give me the courage everyday to do better, for me – for us & all humanity.  

#angelsrise
#songsoffreedom
#warrior
#weareone

 

Are you struggling ? Need help ? Mental break or just a place to vent,  I am safe harbor.

Providing a variety offerings – or can give direction on who to contact next.  Please reach out – I’d love to hear from you. 

Hello I am B – “nice to meet you” 
What’s your story ??

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Prom Mini Session

PROM MINI SESSIONS

With prom just around the corner it’s not too early to make a photo – plan.  TSP is offering short & sweet {10 minute sessions} – with ala’ carte options to add fun products, or more time in front of the lens.

Prom Photo Packages start at $50.00

Gather up your friends

Our current “plan” is to offer minis at the OHS auditorium.  If weather cooperates, we may be able to wander across the parking lot to the Art barn or Schillbergs Park.  This all boils down to Mother Natures Cooperation.   We will know more the week of the event.

Please Message us with questions – To reserve your time / date fill in the contact info.  The next step is to build your prom mini session package.

A deposit of $25 saves the groups time slot.

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Located in the Midwest, Scenic Saint Croix River Valley.  Servicing Local Communities in Hudson, WI, Eau Claire, WI, Duluth MN Saint Paul, MN & Minneapolis, MN  *  We are available for Travel & Destination Shoots.

715*497*3588     [email protected]

Tips & Tricks for the Best Senior Sessions Blog Series {part.one}

Congratulations on reaching the end of your high school career! The next big step is Graduation.  This is a huge moment in any student’s life.  No matter what direction you are taking in the next steps of life.  If you’re preparing to head off to college or start your career right away, perhaps taking a gap year.  No matter what direction you choose after graduation; this moment marks a huge milestone both in your life and the lives of your parents.  It deserves to be celebrated.

Senior sessions are the perfect way to capture the transition into adult life.  At TSP, we understand that getting in front of the camera can be a little nerve-wracking for some. You may not know how to pose or what expression to have on your face. Do you smile? Do you face the camera or look away? What time of year should you have your photos taken?

We are here to help answer all your questions. In fact, that’s why we put together this multi -series blog loaded with years of cumulated information:  How to get the most out of your senior session; and choosing printed images you’ll love to display.

If you still have lots of questions after reading the Senior Blog Series, please feel free to ask!  We are an open book.

How to Get the Most out of Your Senior Session; and Choosing Printed Images You’ll Love to Display.  

Trust your photographer

This is the number one tip for any type of photo shoot. You hired a professional to ensure that you get images you love.  That you will receive images that you want to share with family and friends.  Trust your photographers expertise. A professional will guide you through poses,  always looking for the best creative shots.  When you book a professional; you are paying for years of education & experience.  

Be fully present

You probably hear a lot about mindfulness these days, but one of the best ways to truly enjoy your senior session and feel more comfortable is to simply be in the moment.  It’s okay to put your cell phone away for our short time together.  Once we have finished your session; you can log back into the digital world.  Plus – juggling the square thing in the pocket is not “fun” — it’s ok to tuck it away.

Don’t stress about your hair or makeup or how you’re standing. Just focus on relaxing and being your genuine self.  Talk to your photographer, interact with them, and chances are they’ll encourage a smile or get that belly laugh out of you.

These small, fun moments are so much more authentic than carefully posed and staged portraits and will allow your true personality to show through your photos.

Plan out your outfits

Think ahead, this will help keep the process stress free.  Choose outfits you love and pieces that make you feel good. If you buy anything new, be sure to wear it and try it out before your session. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable {your photos will reflect this nuance}.

Don’t forget to take your undergarments into consideration!  Please do not wear bright underwear showing through a flowing white dress, or bra straps peeking out of a cute blouse.

Plan your whole outfit down to the accessories to make sure everything goes together, you can move around and feel fabulous too.

Pick 1-5 outfits.  We may not have time for all the sets, but we can help provide insights once we arrive at our session location.  Time of day / location colors / lighting – all may play a part in choosing the final outfit. 

Get your makeup and hair professionally done

A professional make-up artist can help make sure your makeup doesn’t run or smear during your session.

A professional hair stylist, can style your hair in a way that looks amazing on you and holds through wind & outfit changes

PLEASE please – DO not dye your hair or schedule hair trims the day before the session.  Plan ahead for major changes. or wait until after your session.

Pamper yourself

A few days prior to the session, make sure that you stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. Don’t stress if you wake up with blemishes the day of your session;  Leave it up to me and the magic of photoshop.

Pay attention to your nails and eyebrows. This applies to girls AND guys…be sure to clean up your nails before your photo session! As your hands will likely be in at least a few photos, so make sure they look how your want them to (i.e. no chipped polish dirt under the nails.)

Have fun

Show off your personality, don’t be afraid to look silly, act goofy, or make a funny face. Sometimes a ridiculous pose is just the thing we all need to loosen up!

Be ready to Dance around, wave your arms, go frolicking through a field—this senior session is all about you. 

From the things you love combined with details from your high school career – Your senior portrait session will be infused with “you” – right now.   Images that will be cherished as the years go on.

Ready to book a session date with TSP?

The next steps is to drop us a message and we can get you started building your session collection.  We keep this part ala’ carte, allowing you to customize your package 100%  from start to the finish.

Build a package /approve the quote.
Deposit {$75.00} to reserve (2) calendar dates. Primary date & a back up for the “just in case” life happens.

Once the calendar dates are confirmed.  We will go over locations & potential idea’s that may best suit your photo vision.

Do you have more questions for me?
Stay tuned to Senior Q&A blog {part 2 & 3}

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Located in the Midwest, Scenic Saint Croix River Valley.  Servicing Local Communities in Hudson, WI, Eau Claire, WI, Duluth MN Saint Paul, MN & Minneapolis, MN  *  We are available for Travel & Destination Shoots.

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Fun Things to do with Kids while visiting Door County Wisconsin

It’s that time of year in the Midwest,  when we start dreaming of the warmer days ahead.   Let’s get brutally honest for a second;  When traveling with kids, there is NO vacation.  Have no fear with a little preparation; and some minor planning we hope you can find moments of peace while you are away with your crew.   What you need to know before you go  to Door County with kids.

There are lots of options out there when it comes to lodging and places to stay.  As a large family; we are slightly biased to camping.   It’s the only way we roll; in our home on the go.

Rustic Timbers, hands down is our favorite place drop the jacks.  This quiet property is family owned, clean and short drive to activities in Egg Harbor.  The kids enjoyed the amenities, like the jumping pillow and the swimming pool.   The adults found Rustic Timbers to be a welcoming place to wind down at the end of an adventurous day.  Mid-vacation we like to “take the day off” from sight seeing to re-group and experience the on-site amenities.  This place has everything you need – to stay in – or travel to places nearby.  It’s a 5-star facility in my opinion.

Recently we rolled into Harbor Village, to check it out and found it had a lot of perks!  So we will add this place to park it, there is so much to do on-site, it does make leaving the property a little harder.  When we park here, we must leave a day to play – so the kids can be kids too.

Who the heck are we?

“We” are a large family (8) 3 adults, 5 kids & 2 puppies.  We do not travel lightly when we are all together.  Rv in the back – kids in the middle – front seat packed with on-hand snacks.  Locked & loaded, let’s go!

Getting to Door County is a short 6 hour road trip from our humbled abode that’s nestled in the river bluff of Osceola, Wisconsin.  We are dedicated road-trippers;  so trekking across the state is painless, as long as we sneak a McDonald’s stop along the way.

Enough about us, I’ve got a short list of fun things you can do with kids; while you are visiting Door County.

 

Fun Things to do & see while adventuring around the harbor towns:

Take the scenic route: ALWAYS
Door County can be explored in a day.  Driving up and down the peninsula  visiting all the port towns is a day-trippers paradise!
We prefer “wait to see what the weather will be like when we get there” if bad weather happens during our stay, we load the tribe into the car and drive until we find something.
Egg Harbor.  Ephriam.  Fish Creek.  Sister Bay, Jackson, Bailey’s Harbor – each port town has something different to offer.

Visit a public beach.  From Washington Island School House Beach to the White Sand Dunes along Lake Michigan, there is plenty of water to splash and play all day long.

Ride the Trolley –
Our family LOVED this experience, so much that we booked a 2nd trip.  Scenic View and the Haunted Ghost Trolley.  Both were excellent.  The kids enjoyed the stories told by Ed our conductor; he was entertaining and kept the kids attention. (can be hard to do sometimes).  As parents, we enjoyed an adult beverage while the kids were entertained.   #parentingwin

Pick up an ice cream from the corner store.
We highly recommend Wilsons ice-cream.  Did you know they put a jelly bean in the bottom of the cone?
**pictured cone is from Washington Island Ice Cream Parlor near the ferry boat landing.

The fun never ends when traveling with our crew — we try to stay busy, get out and enjoy, while being mindful that everyone is out of their elements too.  So finding adventures where we can PLAY – and still be kids is exactly what we set out to do!!   PC Junction is the next stop on our coveted list. 

Reserve your seats for the next port stop and dinner delivery by an electric train car.   The entertainment is great, for sure worth a visit.  With a history in the restaurant industry, we like to plan our visits when it’s not-so crowded – early dinner / late lunch mid-week.  If you stop on a weekend, waiting is inevitable and that’s only IF you can find a parking space within a mile of this hot spot.

It’s easy to get lost in the moment so give yourself plenty of extra time to ride the peddle cars around the dirt treelined track. – the kids had so much fun I think the smiles speak for themselves!  Best of all – it’s “free” minus the cost of dinner.

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Hike the cause-way to Canna Lighthouse.  99 steps to the panoramic view and you’ll believe you can touch the sky!  THIS was a hit for ALL family members.

Take a step off the mainland – and head out into the middle of the big lake!   Washington Island is a short ferry trip and worth the extra attention.  Pit stop at school house beach rocky shoreline will not disappoint. 

While you’re on the island, take time to smell the lavender fields, the vivid purples and fragrant peaceful smells are an invitation to stick around a while. There is nothing better than island fresh air; there is something about stepping away from the shoreline watching  “normal life” disappear against the horizon.  Island life can be compared to an episode of Cheers – Where everybody knows your name.

Just one more ferry trip – and you’ve hit Rock Island – twice removed from the mainland.  This island is a day trip only.  Hike, and Relax a while before hopping the ferry one step closer to civilization.

Cherry Picking – is good for any sized crew.  We had so much fun that we walked away with way too many buckets.  We were able to bottle up the cherries and keep them thru the winter season, enjoying a little slice of vacation one cherry at a time.

From the Big Cherry Farms- to the mom & pop’s they all have a little something to offer, pit stop and visit all of the cherry stores on the peninsula, they won’t disappoint & make excellent gifts come Christmas Time.

Hike the Eagle Bluff Trail

Go High and trek Low – this one can be done in a day.  Beware of the gnarly tree roots and the plethora of stairs to climb out of the gully.  This trek certainly deserves an ice cream reward or a glass of wine.  

Notice we didn’t much for alcohol – as we prefer to focus on the family, but I will admit the wine is delish -and certainly work filling up a glass, or two or three.

We have only touched the surface of all there is to do – we get excited every year to get back and check out what’s new!

Our favorite past time is people watching, sitting on the park bench and watching the world go by.  Now that’s a vacation in itself.

Catch a live show.  The outdoor theater located in the Peninsula State Park by the peninsula players.  Watching a live performance under the stars is like non-other.  Theater not your jam, odds are in your favor that you’ll stumble upon a live performing artist under a pavilion.  Last year we pulled out the Rusty Cello + Guitar for a micro-concert in Ephraim near the waters edge.  When we started to play, we were the only one’s, as we struck the last chord a small audience gathered and gave us a round of applause.  We will be back -someday for an “official show”

Play a round of Mini Golf or ride a go-cart.  This pit stop is located at the entrance of Rustic Timbers, it’s almost mandatory that you drop in for a round of fun at the end of an adventurous day

Visit a fish Boil –  the show is informative and fun with fire – what’s not to love??
The fish – was pleasantly delicious – (we don’t eat much fish in our house – I’s call them all pets)  Prices were meh – but dinner and a show makes it worth it & watching the kids as they added gas to our soon- to-be dinner was priceless. 

Most Importantly – HAVE FUN!!   You can plan and over plan until you’re blue in the face. That’s what parents do best!!  When it comes down to it – a break from the normal routine of everyday life is vacation enough, right?  Be flexible, enjoy your time away, you may even “wing it by each day” see where the adventure takes you.

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Nitty Gritty Details of TSP sessions – learn more about what we have to offer:

Collections are customizable, how do you want the final products delivered?  Digital files vs. Printed Products.  Do you prefer image books, or hanging wall collections?   We want to give you a chance to build your photo package {ala’ carte}  so it’s exactly what you want & what is “needed” at the end of our time together.  All sessions & wedding, events are reserved with a deposit to hold the date.

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Weddings

Collections starting at $2200

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Senior Sessions

Collections starting at $175

Glitter Bomb

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We love Brainstorming, Bartering and Building networks in the business industry.  Do you have a fun photo concept cooking?  We want to help bring it to life!

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Collections starting at $225
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Vintage Truck Mini Sessions

Vintage Truck Mini Session

These sessions are about celebrating your family together.  It’s a chance to capture moments that illustrate who you are individually & who you are as a family unit.  This is a great opportunity to freshen up your photo stock for the upcoming Christmas Card Bonanza {aka: The Holidays}

This time of year, the weather can be UNPREDICTABLE. We hope to have a better understanding of what “style” of session will be offered.  Each event may be different, the outcomes will always be the same:  FABULOUS-ly fun photo’s!  So let’s “wing” it together.   I will send out information the week prior to the session – dress according to weather please.  

What's Included

20 Minute Session + Digital Viewing Gallery
Build your Own Packages starting at $175

Mini Session Location

Croix View Farms
96 280th Street, Osceola WI

Please note: sessions are hosted outside, dress for the weather.  There may be some walking to the various locations on the farm if time allows.

Mini Session Times

Sessions are scheduled every 1/2 hour; our time together is limited.  Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your session; late arrivals may forfeit the session or have a reduced photo time.

Reserving your Date

To reserve your time, please fill in the form below.  We will send over a quote to get started building your package.
1. Pick your Package – add items that you want. Don’t stress, this can be changed anytime.
{Event dates / times are limited} we do not hold times without a deposit.
2. We will follow up & confirm that the session is officially in the scheduling book.
3.  Relax until the session 😉  KISS (keep.it.simple.silly)

The week of the event we send out updates and information for our session time together.
Please feel free to ask any questions.

Extra Details

Cookies & snacks provided after the session, as our way of saying THANK YOU – job well done.
Try out our “famous Mulled Cider” (splash of brandy for adults makes it all totally worth it!)

**please let us know ahead of time if you have gluten free – or – dietary needs; we aim to have goodies for everyone to enjoy!

2023 Dates TBD

**we hope that weather will be in our favor, It could be Fall, Frinter or Winter Styled Session.  Anything goes this time of year!

If we do need to reschedule (inclimate weather), we will work with each family to make it happen.

Frequently Asked Questions {FAQ's}

How to I Reserve My Session Date

Sessions are reserved with a $75 deposit
The balance is due prior to gallery / product delivery.

When Will My Photo's be Ready?

We strive to keep our delivery short & sweet. You can expect to receive a gallery link within 2 weeks of your session.  Sneak Peaks are posted 1-2 weeks after the session.  Given the time sensitive nature of the Holiday season, we want to get them delivered as soon as we can.  Product Delivery is 3-4 weeks – get your orders in immediately {ASAP} to receive for Christmas gfits. 

Should I bring Props?

It’s not required, if you love it, bring it!

Suggestions:  Hats, Scarves, Blankets, Coffee Cups.  We may not have lots of time with the prop items, as we do focus on the family interactions.  We want you to be comfortable, and most importantly YOURSELVES!  I do prefer to keep it simple silly {K.I.S.S}

Come with the family let’s have some fun! 

What to Wear

No.  You don’t have to wear the same outfit the whole time.  Variety is the spice of life!
In fact ,your photo’s will look better if you have a change of colors or patterns.
Dress in layers, we are outside please keep this in mind.    Adding scarves & hats can make for a quick switch.
NOTE:    Keep It Simple {KISS} & HAVE FUN!

We can’t wait to see you at the farm!