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The McDougall Family

The McDougalls have been friends of Milestones for several years – we’ve shot weddings, baby and family photos for them and even asked James and Jessica to model for us during a commercial shoot. Of course they’re best know for the James Visits the ER the Night Before His Wedding story…but I digress.

The entire family was together for family photos and the four grandkids kept us on our toes! You can’t realistically expect four kids to be perfect on command so I think it’s important to just embrace it and have fun. We were able to get good portraits but I also think chaotic photos like this first image are every bit as fun. Do you agree?

Portraits are a serious business.

Clients will inquire about how long a family or children’s session lasts and we always tell them it’s up to the kids.

The kids have pretty much chosen to be done at this point!

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missy - I love that you show the kids as they are. It’s pretty impossible to get that many kids smiling and looking at the same time and it’s cool that you caught the moments as they happened.

Jen - These are priceless… thanks for taking such great photos, Dave!

Melissa Zuel - The pictures are perfect! Thanks, again, Dave!


Hold onto your hats friends, it’s a windy one in the Red River Valley today. Rumor has it, wind gusts are supposed to reach 50 m.p.h. I think now is an appropriate time to say “uff da.”

Uff da.

Unlike his big sister Anna,  baby Finley has little worries about the wind messing up his sweet baby hair. Readers of the blog know my love for Anna’s voluptuous hair. So imagine my surprise when her parents brought in her one-month-old little bro! Nearly bald and just as beautiful. I love how genetics work!

Of course Anna had to drop in for a few…

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Nikki + Cody: On The Farm

Nikki and Cody’s wedding is coming up in just a couple of weeks! We spent a little time out at Cody’s grandparent’s farm for some fun engagement photos.

We can’t wait for the wedding!

Grandpa kept an eye on us.

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Cierra - Love the grandpa photo! :D

Wedding Wednesday: Rural Romance

Recently I attended the wedding of some long-time friends. In a barn. And it was so cool. Ok, technically the wedding was in front of a chapel. But the dance was in a barn. And it was so cool!

(There’s an early peek of a few images on our FB page.)

Because it was so cool.

So now all I’ve been thinking of is barn weddings. Because we’re in the perfect part of the country to take what was a boring old barn and turn it into something spectacular for a wedding. And fall just seems like the perfect season for it.

So from our Greatest Hits collection, today I’m sharing the rustic romance of some of our Milestones couples. Married! In a barn! So cool!

John & Andrea, 2011

Mandi and Tucker, 2007

Jeanmarie & Preston, 2010

Soon to come, Donna & Jay, 2011. Stay tuned (It was so cool!).

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Unique Weddings - I love the last part, the happy hour. The wedding is really nice and very romantic. Nice pics too , Congratulations to the newlyweds and best wishes.

Stacey + Damien’s Engagement Session

Who says true love can’t be found on Facebook? Take for example Stacey and Damien. Just a few short years ago this lovely couple (who had never met) were convinced by a mutual friend to friend each other on the social network. A few months and a random facebook comment later, these two were well on their way to true love. They will marry this April and we can’t wait to document all the love.

During our September engagement shoot, Damien was enjoying his last days in Fargo before heading back to Seattle. In other words, he was all about flirting with Stacey :) Fittingly, we had some gorgeous romantic light at Bluestem in south Moorhead.

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