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If you haven’t noticed by now, I like poetry.  I know it might be lame, but for some reason I have always liked it.  I was that dorky girl in elementary school that tried to make really cool rhyming poems that always turned out so cheesy.  In fact, most of my friends will quote me for saying this poem (my take on a more boring version) all of the time:

“Who can see the wind?  Who can see the wind?  Neither you, nor I.  But when the trees bow down their leaves, they know the wind is passing by.”


I do it to be funny.  Anything that will make someone laugh.  That’s me.  I will make a fool out of myself if I have to. 


I got a taste of awesomeness when I found out the funniest kind of poem.  The Haiku.  When I learned about Haikus I realized that all poems didn’t need to rhyme.  How cool (and how incredibly dumb that I’d get excited about it) is that!  Why in the heck would you want to write a poem that didn’t rhyme?  It is like taking a picture of carpet.  Boring and uninteresting.  However, it can be frighteningly hilarious to see how easily you can put together the syllables in a sentence while making them awefully funny. And when you get to that point of having a Hiku-war, where you try to write better and better Haikus (being the lame-o attorneys that we are, I have to admit, my old law school classmates and I have actually done this during those boring and countless hours spent studying (or not studying) in the library), you will really learn the art of Haiku-ing. 

So, with that being said:

Whoever comments

On this blog post will get a

“hot eat or cool treat”!



Now, that should be a motivational Haiku. (AND I WILL BE THE JUDGE!) Five, Seven, Five.  It’s that easy.  You have 3 days for this contest, and the winner will recieve a gift certificate to one of my most favorite cullinary delights, The Queen of Dairy.

 (aka D.Q.) 



P.S. Here is a link to a hilarious how-to-Haiku video that I came across. It is quite humorous (if you think the same things that I think are funny…so maybe one of you will think it’s funny).



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  • March 31, 2010 - 6:02 pm

    Bonnie Nielsen - There once was a girl named Noelle…oh wait..I guess this is a limmerick…

  • March 31, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    bonnie Nielsen - Here it is Noelle
    I hate to Haiku
    Makes no sense to me, et tu?
    Long live dairy Queen!
    I even threw a little french in to impress you!

  • March 31, 2010 - 6:09 pm

    Bonnie Nielsen - I suppose you’re going to tell me that I can’t enter this contest because I’m family..NEPOTISM!

  • March 31, 2010 - 6:14 pm

    Brooke Hennigs - family should get FREE DQ certificates 🙂

  • March 31, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    Dianna - I have heard the wind
    as it blows across the lake
    what a sound it makes =]

  • April 1, 2010 - 1:01 pm

    Corinne Suby - Sitting in the grass,
    Shoes are off and pants rolled up.
    Finally, it’s warm!

  • April 2, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    Jim - Sticking with your wind, theme, I thought of the “season” today:
    Wind stirs an ember
    Our lives an Easter story
    God breathes life in us

  • April 2, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    Jim again - OK, now one for fun, let’s stick with the wind theme:
    Brett super bowl bound,
    The Saints like wind through bare trees
    His pants on the ground

  • April 2, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    Jim - I want to hear the rest of Bonnie’s limerick. They’re more fun than Haiku.

The fisherman’s swapping a yarn for a yarn

Under the hand of the village barber,
And her in the angle of house and barn
His deep-sea dory has found a harbor.
At anchor she rides the sunny sod
As full to the gunnel of flowers growing 
As ever she turned her home with cod
From George’s bank when winds were blowing.
And I judge from that elysian freight
That all they ask is rougher weather,
And dory and master will sail by fate
To seek the Happy Isles together.
– Robert Frost

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I know…I know…I’ve been MIA these last few weeks…but, I’m back!  Blog posts will be much more frequent from now on.

Here is a little hint of one of the places I have been in the last few weeks.  Any guesses?
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Lunamieleros.  Honeymooners. 


Awhile ago, Jeni & Jon approached us to photograph some engagements for them, as they were going to be getting married in Mexico.  Well time passed quickly (as it always does) and their wedding was this past weekend.  I can’t say I’m not the teensiest-bit jealous of them enjoying the sun right now! 


Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Slama.  Are they not models or what?!


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  • February 23, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Jill - What a beautiful couple and beautiful picture!!!

Laughing.  I do it a lot.  Sometimes I even laugh when others might find it inappropriate.  This is unfortunate, but I just can’t help it.  I have a perma-smile.  This also makes it hard for me to look like a serious attorney (which is why I am trying to pick a non-smiling picture for my day-job).  Smiling and laughing come naturally to me.  It is a part of my expression and who I am.  I also like making people smile and laugh.  That’s probably one of my favorite parts about photography.  So, when I’m with my clients, that is how I try to get them to smile for the camera.  By being my corny, dorky self and saying something clever. 


If you go to our site, you will see a lot of pictures of Elizabeth (and Jim – can’t leave him out)!  Elizabeth is a natural in front of the camera (and she is absolutely gorgeous).  Jim and Elizabeth have become some of our best friends, but we initially came to know them through our photography.  Because we try to relax and get every couple to be themselves with us, friendships naturally form.  And I am SO thankful for that!  I love every single one of our clients.  I am the luckiest photographer in the world to be so blessed with such beautiful brides (on the inside and out)!


“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children…to leave the world a better place…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

To Jim’s credit – he is pretty hilarious himself.  So, we captured a lot of moments like those seen above.

These two are just so romantic!

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