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October 30, 2020

Chian O'Connor

We have known Emmy since she was a little girl, so when her mom messaged me to ask about her senior pictures, it took me a second! There’s no way that Emmy needs senior photos already!!! But alas, I am getting older and people are growing up on me. lol. So, we talked about her […]

September 22, 2020

Chian O'Connor

  There have been countless seniors that I have had the privilege to work with and document their final year as they are making that momentous transition from school years to adulthood, yet it Always amazes me how, despite going through the same school year and the same transition, they all so strikingly stand out […]

September 1, 2020

Chian O'Connor

Sound odd? For some of you, maybe- for others- it’s a dream come true. Or just the everyday reality in the years to come! For many years, there has been a bit of a stigma associated with being educated at home. People tend to think of shy, reticent children who are afraid to speak or […]

April 27, 2019

Chian O'Connor

Have you ever had something that you dreaded having to do? Something that you knew was coming, you would do anything in your power to change it, and yet, it draws inexorably closer until you have to just take a few deep breaths and plunge ahead. That’s a little bit how John felt about his […]

April 21, 2019

Chian O'Connor

This winter was an odd winter here in the northern part of the state. We had a forty degree day in December, and a fifty degree day in January. Then, February hit, and it felt like the whole winter had stored up to pack it into twenty eight loooooong days. Anyway, in the midst of […]

April 21, 2019

Chian O'Connor

Living in northeast Montana, do you feel like it is dry here?   Admittedly, we live in a fairly arid, dry climate- yet, sometimes I feel like Montana weather conspires against me. Do we get blowing, torrential downpours like the midwest? No. Do we get hurricanes, monsoons or tornadoes? Thankfully, no. Yet, it seems to […]

February 9, 2019

Chian O'Connor

Did you know that your nostrils can actually freeze together when it’s below zero in Montana? Of course you did, you probably grew up in Montana and are familiar with that (not normal) phenomenon. Did you know that snow squeaks like crazy when you’re walking on it in below zero weather? Of course you did, […]

February 4, 2019

Chian O'Connor

Have you ever had a moment? You know, the kind where it takes your breath away. For a brief instant of time, you feel as if you are in some kind of distorted reality- that years of time could not have passed, because it felt like you’ve only just begun. You look at what you’re […]

January 8, 2019

Chian O'Connor

Fill in the blank! I’m pretty sure that anything you could answer would pretty much be right. Breathtakingly cold? Absolutely. -35 degrees below zero in December? Sure! Snow up to the roofs of houses? Why not? 45 above the week before Christmas… Really??? YES! I have to say, this is one of the WARMEST sessions […]

October 13, 2018

Chian O'Connor

We spent the summer in the Amazon. Not the greatest time to go to an equatorial jungle, but we had a great time! The humid air was great for my skin, but my curly hair spent three months insisting it needed to be free to express itself in how it could be twice the size […]

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