Monday, December 06, 2010


Working with a Designer for the new 5 course meal promo piece. Picked one of the designs and now working on the images with this theme.

Friday, November 12, 2010

promo piece

Shot the last image for the promo piece with Kimberly Colburn. Which looks amazing.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Chad Linderman

Worked with Chad Linderman a food stylist for the first time. Shot an Asian dish. Chicken with vegetable with rice noodles.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


England 2010
Sept 27-29

Visited the Roman ruins on the southern boarders of Scotland. Saw the Hadrian's Wall and Roman Forts. Lunch at Deacon Bodie's -beer Deuchers IPA -food Fillet steak strips ciabatta.

Traveled to Edinburgh to our B&B and had dinner at New Bell Restaurant -beers Caledoza Autumn Red. -food mushroom wellington on a bed of potatoes & Salmon potatoes, careen sauce.

Walked the Royal Mile. Visited the Gladstone's Land, Dunfemline Abbey , Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse,

Monday, September 27, 2010


Wales - Llangllen

Sept 25-27th

Parking was a nightmare, but views were breathtaking.

Best room on this trip was at Linders Hotel. Room had a triangle shape over looking the bay. Enjoyed our morning coffee watching the sun rise. Full English breakfast came with black pudding (blood pudding)

Wasn't able to eat at Victoria's Restaurant, enjoyed a beer at Albert pub under it.

Had dinner at The New Mediterranean Restaurant - Beer Carling -food Vitello Marsala Vealio with mushrooms & Tavak Rule Chicken spinach walnut with sauce.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Sept 23-25th

Home Farm B & B is near Chipping Campden.

Dinner was at Ebrington Arms. Beer Uley Ale and Butty Bach. The best meal ever Roasted squash Silton & pinenuts.

Wellington parsnip Roasted baby spinach hollandaise sauce, Panfried guinea fowl supreme smoked bacon and leek Risotto, blue cheese begets. -dessert Glazed creamy rice Pudding beery compote.

Blenheim Palace and tea for two.

Warwich Castle

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wells to Bath

Wells & Bath
Sept 21-22nd

Traveled Wells visiting the Cathedral and Vicar's Close houses. Ate at Wells City Arms Pub and Restaurant -beer Leyline and Strong Arms -food Curry Chicken with Wine, Chicken Stuffed with sausage wrapped in bacon. -dessert Apple tart

Traveled to Bath. Visited the Roman Bath House & pump room.

Enjoyed the walking tour though the streets on Bath.

Tea at the Pump Room - tea for two -tea Lapsang Souchey Smoky & Mediterranean Sun, Three different sandwiches, two different scones, four different desserts (fruit tart, coconut bar, chocolate and vanilla cream balls. Dinner at the Best Western Umpley Stoke hotel - food Steak& cabbage, Pancake with mushrooms, spinach and cheese.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

England - London to Brighton

England 2010
London to Brighton
Sept 19-21st

We arrived in London and travel to Hever Castle via rental car. From there we traveled to our fist B&B, The Wiremill B&B. We eat at their restaurant above the B&B - Bangers and mash with rosemary & Pork Belley with chutney sauce. Beer bitters -Harveys best Sussex bitter & freedom Ale.

Second day - started with the first Full English Breakfast -bacon(ham), sausage, one egg, beans, tomatoes, mushroom, toast, coffee, OJ, & cereal. This was about what every breakfast consist of though out England on our stay. After breakfast, we headed to Leeds castle. Eat near the castle - Steak & Onion mustard sandwich, cold ham & cheese sandwich and a beer from Conwy. total £12.00

Visited Lewes Castle which is the oldest castle in the UK. Checked into our hotel in Brighton and ate at Brighton Bath Arms - beers Two Thumbs & Bishop's Finger - Pita Bread with humus Chutney and olive sauce. Second bar - Pump House - beer One Thumb & Doom Bar by Sharp - Steak & Ale Pie.

Breakfast had an options Full or vegetarian breakfast

Thursday, August 12, 2010

promo piece

Shot the Tomatoes and cheese images part of the 5 course meal promo piece. The food stylist was Kimberly Colburn.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Ragbrai 2010

Ragbrai 2010

Sioux City to Dubuque from July 25-31

This was my first Ragbrai and my husband's 13th. Ragbria is a bike ride across Iowa over 7 days. RAGBRAI stands for The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride across Iowa. Ragbrai is the oldest, largest and longest bike tour event in the world. Each year the ride starts at the Missouri River and ends at Mississippi River. Each year it changes what town and cities it goes though. And yes there are hill in Iowa.

The Barking Spiders Bike club is a group my husband has been apart though the years. Jim, one of the members rode in the second Ragbrai 1774. He has only missed 5 Ragbrias. I have heard many stories from my husband and his friends. His first Ragbrai, "saggy Thursday", the hottest and hilliest. One of the members Jane is a member of a ski club in Appleton, WI, which I am a member of. Jane told Larry about the Switzerland trip in 2004 and this is how I met Larry.

We have biked many of Tour of Lake rides and group camping/biking trips though the years. The whole week of Ragbrai always sounded to much. So when I heard this year was going to be a somewhat flat year I considered trying it out. Larry and I have been doing a lot of biking and felt I would be up for it. We even got a Tandem (Yokota) bike . I am so thankful for Larry, who pushed me though it.

Someone said over 25,000 people were one the first couple of days. Some of the towns had entertainment, which gave you time to relax and find your group. Seeing a friendly face on the ride gave me peace. I have heard there is always someone behind you and not to worry. They weren't kidding.

Monday, July 12, 2010

July 16

preparing for July 16th shoot. Three images -tomato salad, -cheeses w/grapes & -salmon plate.

Red and yellow tomatoes with white cheese and spices served over it. -red/yellow
The cheese plate will have some different types of cheeses served with some grapes. -purple
The salmon plate will be served over a bed of something. Spices placed onto of Salmon. -orange

All images have a different color theme.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

promo piece

Shot the soup and the dessert for the promo piece with Kimberly Colburn. Sorry unable to show the image until the promo piece comes out.

Beet Soup and desserts

Shooting a beet soup and and three desserts with Kimberly Colburn. These images will be a group of 6 images.

Monday, July 05, 2010

5 Course Meal

Working on project with Kimberly Colburn a local food stylist. 5 images that tells a story.

Friday, July 02, 2010

Prop Shopping

Prop shopping for the correct size rectangle dish and dessert glass for Tuesday's shoot with Kimberly. This image has three desserts in it. Two on the plate and in a glass behind it. Checked out stores online to see who had what and sizes. Went to Patina with no luck. They didn't have the correct size plate. Went to a couple of stores to find the correct size plate. The correct size plate can help the food. The plate can't be to big or the desserts will be lost on the plate. Too small and there is no room on the plate. These desserts need to breath... The time spent shopping is worth it to get the correct props.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Shot three soups on Wednesday. Here is just one of the samples of what I was working on. Food was styled by me.

Friday, June 18, 2010


Preparing for two soup photo shoots for next week, tortilla Soup and an Italian Soup. Looking at props and tabletops colors. Just the little details can enhance the image. I have the prefect bowl but not the prefect color so I am going to floral spray the bowl. For these shoots I am going to paint the tabletop.

props, food placement, angle, lighting, tabletop and colors.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Shooting two different types of wine. Lori is a good friend and will be using these Images for invitation. This is one of the thing that I am missing from my web page is just images of wine bottles and glasses. I love wine and love to add it into an image but just never thought about it standing alone. When seeing the image in my head, I want to add cheese to it or some kind of food. So this project is turning out to be a lot of fun.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Shooting a sandwich for the first promo piece. This image will be on the mailing side of the postcard. Working with Matthew Bjergo a food stylist.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Promo Pieces

Working with a Designer to create postcards to email and mail to clients. Angela Ferraro-Fanning from 13thirtyone Design is great to work with. She came up with a great concept series promotion.

Friday, May 14, 2010

ASMP Runway Fashion Show

ASMP Fashion Show at Art-A-Whirl May 14th, 2010

I was one of the photographers who participated in setting up and shoot for this event. Fashion Photo shoot was presented by Costume the Cities and Vicknair Photography. Costume The Cities provided the costumes for local models. Hair and makeup was done by Faces Etc. of MN.

The model to the left is Taylor Houska. He had incredible poses.

Prince make up was done by Faces Etc. of MN. He even had the Prince poses down. He was a joy to work with.

There were a total of four model that I was able to photograph. The whole experience was exciting and a lot of fun. It was great to work with Lance Vicknair, Steve Umland, David Anderson, Karl Heber, & Jason Braun. Other photographer shooting that day were Sara Bebeau, Bryan Keith Jones, Katie Naylor, John Magnus, and one more shooter.

Thank you to all.... This was a great event

New Website

Been working with a great Website Designer to create a fabulous website. The images look amazing on the new site. It should be up live by today.