fargo family lifestyle photography

Trefethren Family | Moorhead Family Photography in the Fall

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Oh this family. What can I say that hasn't already been said in previous posts? I've just adored getting to know them over the last few years. You can get to know them more here and here...oh and here. I'll let the videos and photos speak for this sweet cool fam. 

New Look, New Year

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Well hello 2017. I'm writing to apologize for being the worst blogger of 2016. I promise to be better this year. Well at least I promise to be sort of better this year. Because let's be real, life gets busy and this poor blog gets neglected sometimes. 

You will notice some changes around here though. 2017 is the year of authenticity for Northern Stories. I am committing to documenting your (and my own!) story authentically. Here's to real life. Here's to the moments that you love when you're lounging around in your sweatpants at home. Here's to not having to bribe your kiddo with candy for that perfect shot. Here's to spilled coffee and messy faces, dirty laundry and full sinks. To babies in diapers and tweens being tweens. Cheers to aunt Betty's sweet dance moves at your wedding and laughing when you mess up your vows because you're so dang excited. Here's to real life. 



 

Anniversary Film | Fargo Family Photographer

 

Recently I was sitting at my desk one day when a facebook message from Lauren popped up.

"Hi Penny. ....My husband and I are celebrating our 3 year wedding anniversary on Tuesday and, though we couldn't get anything done before that, I was hoping we could do something together soonish (this summer). I have a big idea. In the chaos of planning a wedding, we decided to spring for the photographer (the lovely and talented Elisabeth Eden who did amazing work) and save costs by not getting a professional videographer....Sadly the only footage we have is a few clips around the reception. No ceremony. No vows. No speeches. No dances. As a major sentimentalist this broke my heart. It's a day that I'll remember forever in my own mind but I wish I had some video to show Josslyn of the promises her mommy and daddy made to each other that day. So this is my big idea... I would love I have Robby think we are doing a family film of some sort. He's obviously going to have some idea of what's going on since he will be there and whatnot but I'm hoping over parts of the film I can do a voice over with my own crafted vows. I want to tell him that I will love him and sickness and in health, richer or poorer, and even when he doesn't close the car door when he fills the car up with gas. I want him to know that out of all our adventures together, raising Josslyn is my favorite. I want the film to be my belated anniversary gift to him full of even more personal vows than we made 3 years ago and I would LOVE for you to help me make that happen."

So we met at Babb's Coffee in Fargo and we planned with our coffee's in hand. We eventually got together at their home in Moorhead for a "family session" and the magic began. If you know Lauren you know that she has a a beautiful heart and is incredible at writing. You will soon hear in the video that her heart for her family is so sweet and I was so honored to be able to help her make this surprise film for him.