Mother ~ Daughter Day at CSP

Yesterday I was blessed to be able to spend the morning with Concordia students and their moms photographing them as they got ready to kick-off the Mother ~ Daughter Day event.  The event was hosted by Susan Ries, wife to current CSP president Tom Ries.  She worked with an awesome group of Concordia Women to plan and make this dream a reality.  The day included photos, brunch, break-out sessions to local attractions such as the History Center or Como Conservatory as well as a service event option at Mary’s Place.  Here are just a few details from the beautifully decorated room, as well as a couple of highlights from our photo-booth. Thank you for the great morning ladies! More photos will be up on the Facebook page this week.

Most of the beautiful and talented team of Concordia Ladies who made this event happen.


Susan with her daughter, Elizabeth Ries, co-host of Twin Cities Live.


Hello David | Newborn Portraits

David’s amazing Aunt Emily got in touch with me a couple months ago inquiring about a newborn package for a baby shower gift for her sister-in-law from the family. So thanks to David’s awesome aunt and uncle and grandparents I’ll get to walk alongside him and his parents and see all the amazing ways this little guy will grow over the coming year.  I can’t wait!  David was born a few weeks ago and was a rock-star this morning at our shoot. Added bonus, David will be baptized at the church I serve at in a few weeks.  I can’t wait to welcome him into God’s family.  Hopefully these images can bring a smile and a dose of cuteness to your weekend.  Be sure to check out the MegHuff Photography Facebook page to see his complete album in a few weeks.

Memorial Day Giveaway!

On this day when we remember and honor all the men and women who have died serving our country I’d like to offer a thank you to all of our veterans and the families who support them.  I will be giving away a 1hour family photo session package ( includes 30 edited images, DVD of all images from the session, and a 8×10 print).  This contest is open to anyone who has or is currently serving in our armed forces.  Winners must live (or be willing to travel) to either the Twin Cities (MN), Madison (WI), or Neenah (WI).

 To enter this contest simply:

1. Like the MegHuff Photography page on Facebook

2. Post a photo of your military family* (Include your name, branch and years served)

3. Encourage your friends and family to vote for your photo by liking it on the Facebook page

Voting will run through Thursday, May 21st with the winner being announced on Friday, June 1st.

*Side note: Family can be whatever you wish it to be-grandparent, aunts/uncles, group of friends, etc.  The only rule is that it must include one veteran.

Shavee {Charity Event}

Cancer. It’s a word that has become far too much a part of our culture’s normal conversation.  If you’re reading this there’s a good possibility that your life has been touched by this in one form or another.  Maybe you’ve lost a grandparent, or held a friend or child’s hand through treatment.   Cancer is scary, its mysterious, its ugly.  But for all the ugliness and pain that is associated with this word there is another word that goes along with it and that is Hope.  Cancer causes us to hope.  To hope that life will continue, that the battle will be won, that a cure will be found, that there is something bigger than this ugliness.  It’s the reason there are walks and organizations and head-shaving events and new research grants being created each year. It was hope that I got to photograph tonight.

St. Baldrick’s is an organization that funds childhood cancer research grants through money raised by volunteers.  Individuals or teams host Shavee events in which they collect money in return for them shaving their heads.  These events have raised over $117 million dollars to date.  To learn more about this phenomenal organization check out their website at

Tonight I attended one of these events and got to witness hope in action as my friend Grace shaved her hair off for this cause.  But it wasn’t only Grace’s actions that spoke to this hope, but the love that surrounded her through the support of her family and friends who had donated money as pledges for this event and who bid on silent auction items.  Thank You Grace for this awesome opportunity to be part of the cause, and thank you to her friends and family who supported her in this and who gave to the cause.  And of course praise to our Heavenly Father who is the reason for any hope that we have, who’s Spirit moves in us the desire to do good, and to Jesus Christ who shows us what sacrificial love truly looks like.

Now for a few photos from tonight.

Central Lutheran School Gala.

This weekend Central Lutheran School will be hosting their annual fundraising Gala on Saturday night.  All proceeds from the gala go to support the ministry of the school.  For more information check out their website at: .

MegHuff Photography has donated the below packaged for their silent auction.  This would be a great package to use for yourself or for a gift for anyone who needs senior pictures done, or engagement photos done, or family portraits or staff photos.

A tropical escape…MN style.

I love MN. I do….really. But sometimes, come January, after a month or two of snow, and freezing rain and not being able to just wear one pair of shoes for the day, a girl needs an escape. Unfortunently I’m in that delightful post-college tax bracket that doesn’t allow for a real tropical escape. So what’s a snow-trapped, financially embarrassed, self proclaimed MN girl to do? Head to Como of course! Mom came up for weekend and we promptly headed to Como for some Orchid madness! Here are just a few of my favorites. More can be viewed here.

Mi Madre. a constant inspiration.

Tara and Nick e.session l 7.2.09

Tara and Nick were able to make a quick trip into the cities to visit friends and we were able to connect for some photos.  The photos came out great and they were a lot of fun to work with. Not to mention the great job that Nick did considering he’s still wearing a neck brace from the accident a couple months back.

tara and nick hands