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My “baby” just turned four last week. I didn’t know it then (when we were trying for a third baby) but he was born just in the nick of time before it was no longer possible to add to our family. Life often has unexpected twists and turns. I remember so clearly thinking while we were driving […]

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I wasn’t entirely willing to go on this fishing trip with my family. It was a cold-ish Laramie night (yes!! even in July), the pond was infested with mosquitoes, and after having been with my boys all day, I was kinda ready for a break.  I would have been okay chillin’ at home with a good […]

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  • SheilaJuly 22, 2014 - 9:02 am

    Gorgeous image! It has a surreal look to it – love the blurry background and the watery reflection, and the intense focus of the boys. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Tessa SatakeJuly 22, 2014 - 12:18 pm

      Thank you Sheila!!ReplyCancel

  • Viv HalliwellJuly 22, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Stunning so love the light…ReplyCancel

  • kim at picking poppiesJuly 22, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    Oh heavens this is beautiful, and those reflections…sigh!ReplyCancel

  • Millie DavisJuly 22, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    This picture is absolutely awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Prairie JillJuly 22, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    Oh, what a gorgeous image! Beautiful scene, people, and the texture just finishes it off perfectly. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Charleville IshmaelJuly 22, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    what a sweet moment you’ve captured here. love that big sky and awesome reflection! totally worth beating back the mosquitoes for! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth StewartJuly 22, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    What a gorgeous photo! Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Janice McWade BrunelleJuly 23, 2014 - 12:12 am

    This is stunning! Well worth Taco bell, and I can’t believe that I just said that. This photo is perfect , with colors, texture and a story to tell.

  • Roxi Gramlow HardegreeJuly 23, 2014 - 2:57 am


  • cathy @ ma vie trouveeJuly 23, 2014 - 4:51 am

    oh yes this shot is soooo worth it! The light could not have been more perfect. But I am on your side on fishing – I’d rather be inside creating!ReplyCancel

  • patJuly 23, 2014 - 9:40 am

    the reflections are wonderful – I hope the guys brought home a lot of fishReplyCancel

  • Pam Armstrong GreerJuly 23, 2014 - 10:50 am

    What a fabulous capture!ReplyCancel

WELCOME HOME 133rd!!! What a thrilling and inspiring morning!  Welcoming 160 of our Wyoming military personnel on their way home from the Laramie airport! Our local elementary school lined the streets in front of the fire station to wave flags and shout their greetings of thanks and welcome to the men and women returning home […]

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  • KandiFebruary 13, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    Heart warming story!!! i had tears streaming down my face while looking at this post. When I saw the image of the soldier covering his mouth…. I knew he was just as touched. That image touched me for some reason!!!! Your images captured this day perfectly!!!! Your work always inspires me!!! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi WilliamsFebruary 13, 2014 - 10:12 pm

    amazing, heart warming images, Tessa!! ReplyCancel

  • Nicki FornanderFebruary 13, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    My brother was one of the troops that came home today. These kids touched my heart & brought tears of joy seeing what wonderful support there is in Laramie! You did a wonderful job capturing this moment! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen WilliamsFebruary 14, 2014 - 2:45 am

    Awesome! ReplyCancel

  • Angela CarlsonFebruary 14, 2014 - 3:23 am

    Amazing to see support like this! Welcome home!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy Nordin LamFebruary 14, 2014 - 3:45 am

    You did an amazing job capturing this special event!! We were standing beside you today during the welcome home! What a special day! So proud of our troops and of our school!!!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Marquiss AnesiFebruary 14, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    Awesome. I got teary looking at these.ReplyCancel

  • KarenFebruary 17, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    Wonderful documentary photos to support the troops. I love the light and colours in them.ReplyCancel

 “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” ~Emily Bronte~ My three sons.  They are sweet, they are funny, they are everything this mom could ever want in a group of rough and tumble boys! People often talk about their children growing so fast, that they can’t believe how quickly babies […]

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  • MonikaJanuary 9, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    Tessa, these are wonderful! The scenery is gorgeous, but putting the boys into the scene makes it magical. Love the silhouette. Great sense of peacefulness there.ReplyCancel

  • Tina Carol CornwellJanuary 10, 2014 - 12:48 am

    Your boys are adorable!

  • Lauretta WalkerJanuary 10, 2014 - 2:23 am

    Nice. Fun to share the adventure…ReplyCancel

  • joJanuary 10, 2014 - 8:29 am

    Beautiful! You will treasure these photos forever!ReplyCancel

  • EskaFebruary 24, 2014 - 8:15 am

This post is part of a blog circle  I am participating with that shares the common photography theme, “Night.”  Please scroll to the bottom of the page if you would like to visit the next person in the blog circle to see their take on this theme! At first I wasn’t sure what I would […]

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  • MaxineNovember 19, 2013 - 11:36 am

    Just gorgeous! I LOVE them!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi WilliamsNovember 19, 2013 - 4:21 pm

    I LOVE the picture of your son with his dad. It’s so animated for a still image. Love, love it!ReplyCancel

  • Dalayna Wade McKnightNovember 19, 2013 - 5:21 pm

    These are all SO great! That engagment session looks like so much fun. I love the picture of your kids and that last one…. it really tugs at my heart! You can really feel the connection. <3ReplyCancel

  • Lisa McConnellNovember 19, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    As usual Tessa, your work is beautiful! You are very creative and artistic! Thanks for sharing these. ReplyCancel

  • KandiNovember 11, 2015 - 10:01 pm

    Tessa, I am always in awe of your photography! The emotion that you evoke through your art is amazing! So artistic and creative!!!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha WieningNovember 12, 2015 - 11:25 pm

    These are great photos, so creative! Love that they are so different and unique!ReplyCancel

  • Linda BainterNovember 14, 2015 - 1:21 am

    Your styled engagement session has such a vintage feel. I love the image of you husband and little one. Nice project and your images are lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Clark BarnhartNovember 14, 2015 - 6:35 pm

    Wow! These are really good. I love the image of your 3 boys at sunset. So perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Emma HutchinsonNovember 18, 2015 - 7:25 pm

    This last image moves me so much, it’s a priceless everyday moment that if not captured in a photograph would be lost to a multitude of other memories, but it is so stunning in it’s simplicity.ReplyCancel