• Your life. Your moments. Captured.

    {Nicole Herda - Portrait Photographer, Minot, ND}

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Letter to My Daughter | November 2013

Dear Daughter,

We attended your first “Santa Parade” while we were visiting family in Canada.  It also happened to be the first snow of the season too.  Made for tricky driving, but we were armed with warm clothes and hot chocolate.  The snow was coming down light and fluffy and we got front row seats for the parade.  That whole weekend you played outside in the fresh snow.


You love playing with our new puppy.  I think you would carry him 24 hours a day if we would let you.  We are pretty sure he loves it though. 😉


In the next couple days we are off to see Santa and give him your wish list.  Your top gift request: My Little Pony toys.

Mommy’s top gift request: A Christmas photo of you and your brother I can use on a Christmas card.  😉

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To continue in the blog circle for more Letters to Children, please visit my friend Joanne’s website.



Letter to My Son | November 2013

Dear Son,

The snow arrived mid month, while we were in Canada visiting family.  This year you seem to be more enthusiastic about being outside in the cold.  I think now that you are bigger, your snow pants and winter gear don’t weigh you down as much:)

You and your sister enjoy playing together more.  You have your own secrets and games and even come to each other’s rescue when one of you gets hurt.

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For more Letters to My Children, please visit head over to Kim’s site and her letter to her daughters.


Kids Were Here | November 2013

Bath time!  The bedtime ritual in our house starts with a bath and ends with a snuggle:)

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For more Kids Were Here images, check out my friend, Joanne‘s post this month.

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Christina - Awesome photo this month Nicole!

Just a Girl and her Horse | Minot, ND Family Photographer

The {C} family has an AMAZING property out in the ND country-side north of Minot.  Seriously a photographer’s DREAM!  The trees, the grain bins, the horses, the barns, the COLOR!  It was a great experience for me to be invited out to shoot some lifestyle images and portraits of the family.  Here are just a few with {T} and her horse.

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Project 52 – Week Twenty Three: ‘Reflection’

One of the best things about a project 52 is the practice of observation.  I may not always keep up with the weekly themes, but I don’t give up if I miss a week or two (or 7, LOL!)  Because even though I may not shoot “reflection” in the week it was assigned, I know I am looking for things around me constantly that speak to me and the theme.

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