Thursday, October 26, 2017


Things get a bit hectic once school starts...most of our lives revolve around homework, football, hockey, cross country and work.  Heavy on the work.  In the last 2 months we have shot over 60 different families, engagement sessions, commercial work and of course seniors.

Fall is an amazing time to be a professional photographer.  Not only in the studio, but in the field.  The light is right, the crops are tall, the grass is still green and the trees have been amazing.  I have told many people, I drive around and look at the landscape and think....."I want to shoot somebody there!"  Well, photograph anyways.

Stephanie and I have the most amazing customers, and they are all willing to do what it takes to get a great memory, even if it means, going in old barns or buildings, getting in cold water, hiking back in some woods or swatting mosquitoes in late October!  The final images we produce makes it worth it.

Enjoy some of our latest work.



The last few are photos from the SD State Fair where during the Red Wilk Bull Bask Stephanie's father was honored for his service as a Marine Corp Scout Sniper in Vietnam.  It was an emotional and honoring night for Roger and the family.  Thanks, Red Wilk family it is a night we won't forget.  We also got to shoot a surprise engagement session!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

XC Family

In high school I didn't pay much attention to cross at all.  I think about 3 guys made up the team back then and it is what you did if you didn't play soccer, I think.  When I started working in TV we would cover local college and high school cross country meets, and I developed a respect for the sport.

Fast forward 15+ years and my nephew Preston rose through the Fremont, NE High School ranks and became one of the top runners for their storied program.  He now runs XC for Nebraska Wesleyan.  So to say we are a XC family now is probably pretty accurate.

Maxim started running in 7th grade, and now, as a Freshman, he has become a pretty solid racer, and it has taught him things in sport and in life that I could never teach him.  He runs on his own all summer long and enjoys the miles and the grind of a sport where you get only what you put into it.

Maxim is very much an introvert, so this time with just the road and nature is right up his alley.  To watch him run is so fun and watching Stephanie run all over the golf courses yelling at him is just as much fun.

This photo is a testament to the work he has put in.  Not only in the weight room, but also pounding out miles when he didn't want to and riding his road bike and mountain bike for miles and miles.  His mom and I think he looks pretty handsome in this photo...but every cat licks their own kitten.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Travel Schedule

Summer is busy, right?

Well, at the Haus it gets a bit the point that our boat is feeling a bit neglected.

Summer hockey season, soccer, mountain biking trips, family weddings (that we also shot) and travel for the business.  I am 2 nights away from being a Gold Member at Hilton Hotels...I have no idea what that really gets you besides a strong desire to sleep in your own bed, but it is how this summer has gone.

With that out there, we have some great images to share with you and let you know if you want us to take your pictures, and why would't you..., schedule now!

On Wednesday night at 8pm on Facebook we opened up a Fall Mini-session for was full in under an hour and we have a waiting list.  We love our customers and our mini-sessions are a complete steal!

Have a great weekend.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Spring At LakeHaus.

 We work a lot but we play pretty hard too.  We don't let any opportunity slip by without trying to embrace life and make a memory....and naturally photos are a big part of our memory.

This is Kolby and Grandpa's string of fish from a couple weeks ago.  That black crappie on the right is in the process of winning her a South Dakota Proud Angler award!

Brecken and Kolby are both playing soccer, much to my enjoyment.  It is fun to see them become soccer heads!

We have 2 we don't have mice.  
The problem with outside cats that you kind of care for and don't really monitor is they tend to roam.
When they roam, they get pregnant....then they have kittys.
We currently have 7 kittens as both of our cats had kittens!

Maxim has embraced his mountain bike interest so he and I have common ground in the dirt on 2 wheels....that don't have a motor.
We have a few route around the lake and make some trips when time allows as well.

I also got a new ride, I replaced my 2003 Trek 8700 carbon fiber with a brand new Giant Fathom....the thing is amazing and makes me a better rider.

Maxim riding into the sunrise on a Sunday morning.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

10 months of work...

     This is the season when Stephanie's phone is either, ringing, texting, or Facebook Messenger-ing.  Last Saturday night, at 9:30 pm, she was booking a 2018 senior session, a family session and working on a customer order at the same time, and I told her if that was my phone I would possibly lose my mind.  AND BETWEEN THE 2 OF US...I'M THE CHATTY ONE!

     It is hard to believe, that next year will be the 10th year of LakeHaus Productions.  It began with a camera, a computer and a corner office in our home on Lake Byron...I told someone the other day our company should now be called "100 Year Old Building In Downtown Huron Productions"....but it probably wouldn't be as catchy as LakeHaus.  

    I know I neglect this blog quite a bit, so I took about 10 months of work and condensed it down to one blog post, so go ahead and scroll down.....enjoy our work and the beautiful images we create.  Also, if you are wanting photography work done in the summer of 2017 you should call very soon...the spots are getting quite limited.