savannah’s canvas art~limited time offer

my daughter savannah is offering a few of her hand-made art canvases for sale! last year she took all the orders she could fulfill within a couple hours ( hint hint). this go-round she’s offering her hand lettered-glittered monograms, painted states as well as hand-written script options.

please contact her at ( not via comment section here).

all orders will be sent a paypal invoice. please include all information necessary in your inquiry.  ( for trio please write out the monogram as you want it shown. for example. mine is JKP-knudsen -last name in the center. city/state/country if applicable).

she can create the traditional three letter monogram as well as a single initial as well-both with gold glitter. she is also offering her hand-drawn state ( or continent) with a heart inside. the heart can be place in the location of a special city or country within the chosen continent. the state border will be painted metallic gold or red. you may choose the color of the heart.

when she gifted me a glittered monogram canvas at christmas a couple years ago, i cried i was so blown away! they really are quite beautiful!


i will try to update here as soon as this offer is “sold out” as this is for a limited time only

thank you!


Gold glitter
16×20 $65 ( shipping $20)
11×14 ( single initial) $45 (shipping/processing $15)


State, continent or country
11×14 $40
Gold or red
( heart color is your choice)

shipping/processing $12



gold hand written “be still”

custom options available

11×14 $30

shipping/processing $12

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be still

you can also view one of savannah’s monogram canvases at my friend ashley’s home! ( thanks fancy ashley!!)

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May 5, 2015 - 9:48 am

christina - i was lucky enough to get in at christmas (by the skin of my teeth!) and i absolutely love love LOVE the state of calif with a red san fran heart and monogram canvas that sweet savannah did for me! beautiful work!

May 5, 2015 - 10:30 am

Amy coon - Sent her my order!!! Excited!

a million tiny ways to be a good mama

i’ve heard it said, there’s no way to be a perfect mother but rather a million tiny ways to be a good mama.

i continue to be captivated by the love i witness between mother & child during my sessions. i wanted to share a few captures…many of these are not necessarily portrait quality but were caught literally in the moment. often times after thinking “the shot” was done i’ll find my subjects catching a quick kiss or exchange a giggle…these moments frozen in time are priceless to me as i hope they are to the families i’m honored to photograph.

i hope you enjoy a few captures from some past sessions in honor of mothers! this post was actually originally posted last year but i love these images & wanted to share again. this past weekend we celebrated emily with her graduation party and she had her senior prom the night prior….so it’s been a loaded few days!! i’ll hope to be back & sharing images from both later this week. for now enjoy some love~~

( the final images are of me & my mom, dan & his mom, me & my three oldest daughters when i married dan)

most beautiful mother daughter image evermom


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& to savannah, madison, emily & caroline~

i first saw this verse on a sugaboo frame and think this is so simple & yet so poignant as well~

“You are the poem I dreamed of writing.

The masterpiece I longed to paint.

You are the shining star I reached for in my ever hopeful quest for life fulfilled.

You are my child. Now with all thing I am blessed.”



May 4, 2015 - 1:47 pm

Lisa McCracken - Beautiful images. Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day with your girls.

May 4, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Suzanne - Tearing up. Beautiful images. Beautiful families.

May 4, 2015 - 9:22 pm

Jane @ See Jane Learn - Oh Paige, loved seeing these pictures! You’ve done an incredible job of capturing the unique love in all the different families. I’m sure they all treasure their photos. Happy Mother’s Day, love another blessed Mama of four young adult kiddos.

May 6, 2015 - 12:30 pm

patty - i love this tribute! i always, always try to steal a picture of mom when taking my senior photos… i tell them it’s for them, for their child. i’ve gained permission from a few and made a slide show on my ‘hello’ page of my photo website. i hope that moms get the message that they NEED to be in the pictures… their families love love love that.

happy mother’s day, paige!

May 7, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Lisa - Thank you sweet Paige for this tribute!! Just love the last pic of you and your 4 beautiful daughters! Thank you and a very Happy Mother’s Day to you!!