Weddings are such a fun day to capture. I loved how laid back and calm both Paige and Ross were, truly enjoying every moment of their special day. Congratulations to the Larson’s! Thanks for letting Tricia Cain and I capture your day. Here are a few of my favorite images.
I am focusing on rodeo for this month’s six favorites. No baseball or swim team on this ranch. Rodeo is the summer sport for my family.
Over Memorial Weekend, I enjoyed shooting a South Dakota Rodeo Association (SDRA) sanctioned rodeo for our local newspaper. It had rained several inches just prior to the event which made the arena quite muddy. It didn’t stop the cowboys’ and cowgirls’ competitive spirits, though.
After watching rodeo for two days, my family took to the road for the kids’ first 4-H rodeo of the summer. The last two images are my daughter competing in pole bending and my son finishing up his goat tying run. Let the summer begin!
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For a kid who didn’t want senior pictures, he sure was photogenic! (Clayton, I’m glad your mom convinced you to take a few photos.) I enjoyed following him around St. Lawrence and visiting their family ranch. Good luck after graduation, Clayton!
One of the awesome aspects of living in a small town is getting to work with your friends. Last week, my friend and her daughter opened up a clothing boutique downtown Miller. Working part-time at our weekly newspaper, I jumped at the chance to write the story. I’m so excited for the two of them and for what the store is bringing to town. It’s worth the drive to Miller – there’s lots of other cute shops to make it a fun day of shopping in town!
Below are a few photos I snapped as they prepared the store for their grand opening and my article that appeared in the Nov. 5 issue of The Miller Press.
D Boutique expands to Miller
Mother-daughter duo Cindy Wieseler and Danielle Halverson opened the doors to D Boutique November 5 in downtown Miller. The store, located at 112 E 2nd Street, offers womens’ clothing sizes small through 3XL, jewelry and accessories, and home décor items with a vintage flair. D Boutique also sells repurposed home décor and furniture from Tulare business, Prairie Pickers (Ashley Tollefson and Sharol Binger).
Wieseler describes the store as the friend that always helps you pick out that perfect outfit. “We offer such a huge fashion scope because of our age difference,” she said of the partnership.
“We both have a niche,” interjected Halverson. “She’s more creative with accessorizing and I can put together an outfit that is unique and you won’t see anywhere else.”
“We strive to sell pieces you won’t find anywhere else,” added Wieseler. She added that they will only order a style once so “everybody doesn’t have it.”
Halverson began D Boutique as an online store in August of 2013 as a way to stay home with her newborn and still bring in an income. “It had always been a dream to do a boutique and at the time, the simplest was to do it online.”
A brick-and-mortor store was something Halverson always geared toward but didn’t originally see it happening until her children were in school. After many conversations with her mother, the pair went for it. “Miller needs something like this,” she said. “I’ll bring people in with my already established customer base as well as with Sharol’s.”
Wieseler mentioned the store wouldn’t be possible without help from friends and family. “I had a wonderful support group that didn’t think I was crazy!” she said with a smile. ““You’re never too old to follow your dreams!”
Wieseler will handle the store’s day-to-day operations while Halverson will continue the web store and do the back-end accounting and ordering for both stores.
The online store will maintain a separate inventory from the location here in Miller. However, online inventory can be sent to the store for in-town pick-up.
D Boutique is open Wednesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours for their grand opening this week. (See the ad on page 5).
9.1.14 – 9.7.14
The last day of State Fair and last time Tricia showed Ash (below) and Ellie. 🙁 She was sad but excited to start with new baby heifers for next year.
Brady, Jake and I helped move my Grandma into an assissted living apartment. It is really nice! A lot of her friends already live there and provided her with a steady stream of welcome hugs as we moved the furniture in. Jake found this great scrapbook my cousin made for Grandma and kept busy (and our of the way) in a quiet corner.
I tagged along on Jimmy’s class field trip to our local greenhouse. The kids have been learning about plants in school and had many questions about seeds for Jill.
I got some new lighting equipment and took Jimmy outside to test it out. He was excited to show off the grape tomatoes he found in my garden waiting for me to get the equipment set up.
The gym in the old boarding school connected to our parish church has long been abandoned. I went in there the other day to take a few senior pictures. I loved the way the light was and how good the graphic on center court still is.
The Lammers kids competed in their first rodeo today. Jake ended up Reserve All-Around Cowboy in the 4 & under age group. Jimmy placed fourth in the flag race and Tricia was seventh in goat tying. Everyone had a great time and can’t wait until the next rodeo!