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Pip curled up with her tennis ball today and dreamt of summer.  

Every time I passed the guest bedroom this afternoon, she was sprawled out on the bed with a forlorn look on her face and her ball at her side.   I think she was hoping that the tennis ball would bring out the sun.  No such luck.  

I too am dreaming of summer, and I can’t wait for it to arrive!!  

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Lincoln refused to be left out of this blog post.  Just because he doesn’t love tennis ball’s doesn’t mean he can’t strike a cute pose.


  • erin - Ahhh the babies! I think they want to get some pics taken with their Mama :)

  • Briony - they are adorable!

  • Jess - Can Pip possibly be more adorable? I don’t think so. Such a sweet girl!

  • claire - awww, it does look like she’s missing summer. poor pup! i love that series. awesome light.

  • Noelle - i WISH i had some beautiful light coming into my rooms! so sweet

  • Heather - Awww, Pip does look sad. She is adorable with her tennis ball though. Those two couldn’t be any cuter.

  • sean - too effing cute

  • casey - Great shots. Pip looks sad because she’s seen Twilight 12 times.

  • lidia flanigan - i want to take your dogs on a walk. too cute!! :)

  • Kim Seidl - you need to post something new, cuz this one keeps making me sad!

  • todd pellowe - i love how your dog has the tennis ball in several different positions… please warm up so I can fetch.

  • Kate - You have a black lab that doesn’t like tennis balls? Crazy! I adore these beautiful photos. All of your work, in fact. But I do have a special soft spot for the doggies :-)

I’m Bored.

I can’t believe it. The last time I felt actual boredom was probably in the fall of 03′ when I still lived in Mammoth. (Too cold to hike, not enough snow to snowboard, small town…you get the picture.) I hardly remember what this “boredom” feels like. I am one of those people who have a constant to-do list swimming through my mind. There is ALWAYS something I should be doing. This quirky trait that dominates my personality drives Casey nuts, he is the complete opposite of me. I envy the way he can spend the day doing whatever he feels like, without feeling complete guilt of what he should be doing. I guess that’s why we work so well together, a yin + yang. Sure, I have the new promos/new sample albums/fine art website on my list at the moment, but those things are on the constant to-do list. All the pressing matters are taken care of. As I sat at my computer this morning, making my usual rounds, I realized my subconscious list was not yelling at me to get to work. Awesome. I’m going to bask in this so-called boredom because I know it won’t be around long. In fact, it will be lucky if it even makes it to the end of the day.

I love you boredom.

On that note, I thought I would share something a little more personal. (of course I had to create something to do.) Here are a few things that I’m in love with today…

First on the list: my new shoes. I’m sweet on this color yellow lately. Just got them in the mail, can’t wait to wear em’!


Second up: the new Neko Case, Middle Cyclone. I’m a big fan of Neko. I’ve been rockin this CD all day. The best part? A 31 minute song that consists purely of the sound of crickets chirping. It reminds me of a hot summer night. Give it a listen, you might like it too.


Last, but certainly not least: robin eggs. I love easter candy. If my candy isn’t a unnatural shade of the rainbow, I won’t eat it. Oh the layers: crunchy candy shell, milk chocolate , then a malty, whooper center. I find the best time to stop eating these little eggs is when the roof of your mouth becomes raw, or your throat starts to hurt from the malt. Yum.


I’ve got a few weddings coming up, along with some engagement + portrait sessions, so stay tuned for some new work. :) Have a great weekend!

  • kayla - Kim…you are the greatest…i’m sitting here…thinking of what i could be doing…but not wanting to…kind of bored..but not REALLY having anything to do…let’s go site scouting sometime next week…and the best easter candy ever…PEEPS!!!

  • Deann B. - Love it, Kim. If you don’t watch out, I’m going to steal those yellow shoes!! :)

  • claire - oooh, i’m digging those shoes.
    i’m a big neko case fan, too; she’s awesome.

    enjoy your ‘boredom’!!!

  • Heather - Cute shoes! I’m with you on the Robin Eggs too. Yum!

  • Gina - Funny, I am currently eating those eggs while reading your blog. I love Easter candy.

  • Kim Seidl - i wish i was so on top of things that i was bored!

    cure= come down here.. like.. tomorrow. we go on road trip, k?

Baby Ellie, my newest niece.  Born early this morning, happy + healthy.  It’s been a long 48 hours for me, even longer for my sister-in-law who did an awesome job making this baby.  It’s amazing what a woman’s body can do.

More pic’s to come soon.  As for me, I’m taking a LONG nap. :)  Meet Ellis Louisa Haller, you will probably be seeing a lot of her around here:

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  • Jess - Congratulations to Jamie and Ralph!! Can’t wait to meet her…..

  • Deann B. - Congrats, Auntie! (I feel like we keep trading these felicitations back and forth. Can we tell our brothers and sisters to take a break for awhile?? :)

    She’s beautiful and I’m so excited for you!

  • Gina - Congrats to the whole family. Can’t wait to see more of her.

  • Sacha Blue - Simply stunning! I love how I feel like I can hear the first one.


  • claire - exciting!
    i love that name.

    i love that first shot, too.

  • Kim Seidl - congrats to you all! can’t wait to see more :)