WischDesigns: Blog https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog en-us (C) WischDesigns [email protected] (WischDesigns) Wed, 10 Jun 2020 05:44:00 GMT Wed, 10 Jun 2020 05:44:00 GMT https://www.wischdesigns.com/img/s/v-12/u845830666-o853934353-50.jpg WischDesigns: Blog https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog 120 60 Meant To Be -- WischDesigns Wedding https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/6/meant-to-be----wischdesigns-wedding My job is to tell a story with visuals.  And the story of these two has been an easy one to share.  

We started in the snow with a Save-The-Date, met in the Spring for some engagement photos, and last weekend - on the hottest day of the year so far - I got to watch them say their vows to be forever husband and wife.

Even with COVID-19 restrictions, the bride and groom were surrounded by family and friends that love them dearly.  

The bride was stunning!

Then they shared the letters they had written for one another.  The sweet bride had snuck in a special note for our very first session that she wanted to get a shot of without Josh knowing.  So she finally got to reveal that to him in her letter.

And that guy took that photo she had put in the letter and did this.....

He put it on the vintage dresser that was holding the guest book and melted everyone's hearts right then and there.
It's so evident how much they love and cherish one another, and I'm so excited for them to start the next chapter together.

It just makes me want to jump for joy.  ;-)
What a great day!  Congratulations Holly & Josh!  I hope and pray I'm telling your story as full as it truly is.  

You can see more of their previews here!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) just married northeast Kansas photographer southeast Nebraska photographer wedding wedding photographer wedding photography wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/6/meant-to-be----wischdesigns-wedding Wed, 10 Jun 2020 05:36:44 GMT
A Wedding in Different Times :: WischDesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/a-wedding-in-different-times-wischdesigns I'm in the business of capturing emotion and people and events and memories.  Some of the images coming from this time of pandemic are so strong and so powerful that they move me to tears.  I pray that I'm providing families with something they will cherish when all of this craziness has passed by.

This particular wedding was supposed to be in April.

Even though all friends and family couldn't be there, they wanted to go ahead with the ceremony now and celebrate again later in the fall.

So with an amended cast of characters, the show went on.

And what a beautiful, lovely, special show it was.

Thank you David & Lizzie for sharing your very special day with me.  Looking forward to the continued celebration in October!

Check out WischDesigns Facebook page and the WischDesign Instagram for more previews, as well as in the preview gallery.

[email protected] (WischDesigns) northeast Kansas photographer photographer Trudy Trudy Wischropp wedding wedding photographer wischdesigns Wischropp https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/a-wedding-in-different-times-wischdesigns Sun, 17 May 2020 16:24:03 GMT
As You Wish :: WischDesigns Engagement Photographer https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/as-you-wish-wischdesigns-engagement-photographer I can't wait to witness these two say their vows in front of family and friends to become husband and wife.

They are the kindest and perfect for each other, just as God intended.

I know most people see dandelions as weeds, but I love how they look and their symbolism in life is too perfect to ignore.

What seems gone, blown away in the wind, is actually working towards new life and new growth.  Have faith and trust all will be well. <3

As you wish...

You can see more of these two here, dancing their way to the altar.    

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Wyatt {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/wyatt-class-of-2020 Thank you so much for continuing to show your support for the Class of 2020. 

Today's Senior is Wyatt!

This guy is such a hard worker, which he learned from his family.  He is a valuable part of the farming crew, and he loves every minute. :-)  I have no doubt that he will be successful in whatever he chooses to do in the future.

©WischDesigns 2020 music by bensound Congratulations Wyatt!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/wyatt-class-of-2020 Fri, 08 May 2020 16:41:18 GMT
Noah {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/noah-class-of-2020 Today's Senior up for recognition is Noah.

Noah is such a sweetheart of a guy.  He will do anything for most anybody, especially if they need a car looked at.  This guy knows his way around a motor.  So much so that he's gotten a pretty sweet opportunity with his talents.  (You'll see more of Noah very soon! ;-) )

I know his family and friends are very proud of all he's already accomplished.

©WischDesigns 2020 music by bensound

Congratulations Noah!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/noah-class-of-2020 Thu, 07 May 2020 00:49:04 GMT
Kyle {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/kyle-class-of-2020 Thank you for continuing to support the kids from the Class of 2020!

Today's Senior is Kyle!

It has been a joy to watch this guy grow up into a kind, responsible young man.  He loves hunting, golfing, and hanging out with family and friends.  

I'm so excited in his plan of study and look forward to the day when he's back in the area inspiring young agricultural students, just like he was inspired.

©WischDesigns 2020 music by fesliyanstudios Congratulations Kyle!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/kyle-class-of-2020 Tue, 05 May 2020 18:31:19 GMT
Kole {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/kole-class-of-2020 Today's Senior up for recognition is Kole!

You can't help but cheer this guy on.  He's so smart, so kind, and pretty funny most of the time. ;-)  I can't wait to see where all of those traits take him in life.  I doubt that he's counting down the days until graduation with all this going on, but I would be willing to bet that he knows how many days until he gets MARRIED! 

©WischDesigns 2020 music by bensound
So, Congratulations, Kole, twice! :-)

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/kole-class-of-2020 Mon, 04 May 2020 22:48:51 GMT
Jenna {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/jenna-class-of-2020 Next Senior up for recognition is Jenna!  Please continue to share, comment, and like on the video as we work our way through the rest of the WischDesigns Class of 2020.

This girl is the coolest of cats....nothing bothers her.  She loves to have a good time, but also appreciates the value of deep thinking.  She is a happy-go-lucky girl that rolls with the punches.  Her family is so proud of her, as am I!

©WischDesigns 2020 music by bensound Congratulations Jenna!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/jenna-class-of-2020 Sun, 03 May 2020 18:54:25 GMT
Jackson {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/jackson-class-of-2020 My apologies for the pause button yesterday.  Nearly 2 hours of 8th grade adjectives and adverbs on top of everything else was more than I could handle.  I thought I was fairly intelligent until yesterday! ha!

Thank you to everyone that is sharing and commenting on these posts.  This year's Seniors are losing out on so much, so I hope this bring them some recognition and joy.

Next up is Jackson!

I can't imagine how difficult this time is for Jackson and his family because he lives, eats, and breathes baseball.  I hope he's getting some kind of playing time in.  And know he's very excited to start playing at the next level in just a few short months.  It will be here before we know it! :-)

©WischDesigns 2020 music by bensound
Congratulations Jackson!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/5/jackson-class-of-2020 Sat, 02 May 2020 17:34:40 GMT
Casey {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/casey-class-of-2020 As we continue on highlighting Seniors, I can't thank you enough for showing them some love.  I hate that their Senior year has taken such a turn, so I appreciate you supporting the kids in this way.

Up today is Casey!

This Senior is super quiet, until he gets warmed up.  :-)  He's probably going to create the next decade's favorite gaming game, so you might want to make friends with him now.  (Is gaming game a thing?)  Anyway, that just goes to show how much smarter than me he is! 

He has the support of so many family and friends, and I know they are very proud of his accomplishments.
©WischDesigns 2020 music by bensound Congratulations Casey!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/casey-class-of-2020 Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:11:11 GMT
Carson {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/carson-class-of-2020 Thank you for continuing to share the Seniors recognition videos.  I know it means a lot to them!

Today's we have Carson's Senior video to share.

Carson loves to hunt and fish, so I hope he's able to do a lot of that during this quarantine time.  He's got a pretty special spot to do that too!  Carson has a huge cheering squad in all his friends and family.  Hopefully, they can cheer him on for a graduation celebration soon!

©WischDesigns 2020 music by bensound Congratulations Carson!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/carson-class-of-2020 Wed, 29 Apr 2020 23:11:40 GMT
Cable {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/cable-class-of-2020 Today's senior up for recognition is Cable!  Please like, share, or comment.

If you know Cable, you know he likes to have a good time.  :-)  No matter what he's doing, he's going to find a way to make it enjoyable.  Whether he's shooting with friends, throwing the football around, or riding a bucking bronco, he's gonna make sure he's having fun.

Look for Cable on the rodeo circuit coming up.  If the world doesn't open back up and have a rodeo soon, you can bet he'll be hosting one at his house! 

©WischDesigns 2020 music by fesliyanstudios Congratulations Cable!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/cable-class-of-2020 Tue, 28 Apr 2020 20:28:01 GMT
Bryton {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/bryton-class-of-2020 Thank you all for continuing to love on the Seniors.  We continue today recognizing Bryton from the Class of 2020.

This guy brings a smile to everyone's face.  Having four sisters has made him the life of the party! ;-) Bryton loves his family and loves spending time with his niece, nephews, and many cousins.  And have I mentioned friends?  So many people call this guy friend because he'll do anything and everything for them.  

Excited to see where life takes you, and knowing you'll be smiling the whole way!

©WischDesigns 2020 Music by bensound.

Congratulations Bryton!



[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/bryton-class-of-2020 Mon, 27 Apr 2020 22:28:03 GMT
Bryson {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/bryson-class-of-2020 Today's Senior up for recognition is Bryson.  Please share, like, or comment.

Bryson is another Senior that I can't believe is already old enough to graduate.  I can remember his baby shower!

This guy is such a great kid.  He's the absolute best big brother (as well as little brother), and loves spending time with all of his family.  When his high school was flooded a few years ago, he used the time off school to deliver supplies and help with the cleanup.  He's an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoys anything outdoors.

I'm excited to continue to watch this guy grow up! ;-)

  ©WischDesigns 2020 Music provided by bensound.com Congratulations Bryson!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/bryson-class-of-2020 Sun, 26 Apr 2020 21:31:56 GMT
Annie {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/annie-class-of-2020 Next up for Senior recognition is Annie!  Please show her some love with a like, comment, or share.

Seeing this girl get ready to graduate makes it all very real for me.  She has always been the apple of her momma's eye, and I've been blessed to watch her grow up.  

Annie is such a beautiful girl, inside and out. She is so kind to everyone and is so very loved by her family.  And, of course, she's funny! :-)

I can't wait to see where life takes you, Annie! I'm so proud of you!

©WischDesigns 2020 Music by bensound

Congratulations sweet girl! 

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/annie-class-of-2020 Sat, 25 Apr 2020 23:45:37 GMT
Allyah {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/allyah-senior-2020 As we continue to honor and recognize the Class of 2020, the next senior is Allyah!

Funny story....my daughter actually got to know Allyah at God's Mountain Camp years before I met her.  I always feel like I know a famous person when people say "I know Avery!" 

Allyah is an old soul who has a passion for sentimental things.  She is so crazy smart and loves to spend time with her friends and family, but mostly her fiancé. :-)

©WischDesigns 2020 Music by bensound

Congratulations Allyah!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/allyah-senior-2020 Fri, 24 Apr 2020 22:48:21 GMT
Ally {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/ally-class-of-2020 Next up for Senior recognition is Ally!  Please share, like, or comment to let her know how proud of her you are.

I had so much fun hanging with Ally this year.  She was always up for my crazy ideas, and had some awesome ones of her own. She introduced me to Freddy's hamburgers and now they're my favorite! :-)  

She's not only talented on the volleyball court, but in the classroom as well.  I was honored to have her in my 2nd grade classroom working with kids the last few weeks we were in school.

I know she will have a blast next year as a student athlete and can't wait to see her in her own classroom one day.

©WischDesigns 2019 music provided by www.fesliyanstudios.com Congratulations Ally!  Go light up the world!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/ally-class-of-2020 Thu, 23 Apr 2020 16:55:55 GMT
Alexys {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/alexys-class-of-2020 In continuation of recognizing Seniors from the Class of 2020, today we have Alexys!  Please share, comment, or like to give Alexya some recognition for all her hard work.

Alexys has a heart of gold and her smile lights up the world!  She is her grandpa's greatest helper.  Her accolades and awards for FFA are numerous!  I learned so much about FFA and farming from her during our time together.  

©WischDesigns 2019

Congratulations Alexys! 

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/alexys-class-of-2020 Wed, 22 Apr 2020 18:37:37 GMT
Alexis {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/alexis-class-of-2020 Thank you to everyone that showed some love to Addison yesterday.  Please consider encouraging words for all the seniors as the deal with the changes in their last year of high school.

Next Senior from the Class of 2020 to be recognized is Alexis.

When you first meet this girl, she's as quiet as a mouse.  But as you get to know her, you see her love for life, her willingness to help others, and her pure bravery.  She has climbed mountains and will continue to conquer all challenges that come her way.

I throughly enjoyed the short time we spent together.  I hope you can see her love and light in this compilation of Alexis: 

I hope you are celebrating yourself, Alexis, because you have earned it!    

[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/alexis-class-of-2020 Tue, 21 Apr 2020 20:52:01 GMT
Addison {Class of 2020} https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/addison-class-of-2020 Welcome to the first of the {Class of 2020} series, where I will take just a few minutes to recognize the Seniors that I had the privilege of working with this year.  I'm hoping I can get one posted each day, which will lead right up to the time that these kids would have been graduating.  Please share, comment, or show some love for these kiddos as Senior Year has changed so drastically for them.

First up is Addison! I was blessed to be able to spend part of the day with him and his folks.

This handsome guy has the support of his entire hometown, as well as closely monitoring his speed through town.  ;-)  He is incredibly polite and kind, and his parents are understandably extremely proud of him.  

I hope you enjoy this snippet of Addison:

©WischDesigns 2020 Enjoy the rest of your Senior year the best you can, Addison, and best wishes next year!


[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer pictures senior Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/addison-class-of-2020 Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:10:25 GMT
Senior Year https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/senior-year One of the more upsetting parts of this cornavirus shut down and quarantine is the fact that Seniors are missing out on so much of their last year of high school, mainly graduation.

Senior Year is supposed to be fun and carefree; building relationships with friends and making memories to last a lifetime.  But it's not always that way, and that stinks.

I can relate to the class of 2020 in some ways.  My last year of high school wasn't all that fun either.

The week of Homecoming, my dad went through surgery to try and remove as much colon cancer as possible.  It had already spread to his liver, so he began chemotherapy soon after.

Thanksgiving was canceled that year because Dad was so sick from the chemo.  

In February, I earned a 1 rating for a piece I played with a small woodwind ensemble.  The group traveled to Great Bend for State the next month & I had a panic attack in the hotel because I was afraid he had gotten worse while I was gone.

In April, I was honored to receive the American Legion's Citizenship Award given to two Seniors every year.  A friend accompanied me because Dad was too sick for Mom to leave him.

I begrudgingly went to prom four days after he passed.

And graduated a week later.

I'm not trying to sing my sad song, but just to let this year's seniors know that there are people who understand how unfair this is.  You should be mad.  You should grieve.  But you also have to know that life will go on.  You will be stronger for all that you've had to go through.   And you WILL be celebrated in one way or another.

And so, I'd like to do just that.  

I'd like to celebrate the seniors that came to see me this year for pictures. It's not much, but it's a minute or so of reflection and recognition.  Seniors, you have worked so hard to get to this point and I want to make sure you know that I am proud of each of you.  I am honored to capture you in this season of life, and I'm excited to see all the things you will do in the future.  

Starting tomorrow, I'll be sharing some pieces that I've created (thanks to my daughter teaching me some new things).  I'd greatly appreciate it if you could show these kids some love by liking, sharing, or commenting encouraging words to them.  While they should be stressing about end of school excitement, they are now stressing about not getting recognized.  So please do them a huge favor and help me notice them in a special way.

And seniors, I know the posting of everyone's past senior photo isn't really very comforting to you all, but it might just be a way for the rest of us to grieve this time too.

Me on the staircase that 800 some seniors posed on in the mid-90s.  :-) Photo courtesy of Ranieri.



[email protected] (WischDesigns) 2020 class of 2020 Horton Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer senior pictures seniors Trudy Trudy Wischropp wischdesigns Wischropp https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/4/senior-year Sun, 19 Apr 2020 22:47:24 GMT
Not One, But Two... https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/3/not-one-but-two ....Seniors!

If you saw my Instagram story the other night, this was too funny not to post.

He's barely hangin on until May!  But no worries, he gets to spend his time in school with his best friend, who is also a Senior!

They both have a great sense of humor, and together, they are hilarious! :-)

But wait.......there's more!

Come back tomorrow to find out! ;-)


[email protected] (WischDesigns) https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/3/not-one-but-two Sun, 15 Mar 2020 02:12:49 GMT
New to the Herd https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/3/new-to-the-herd I love spending time with the newbies.  They are so special.  

But this one....he's just a little extra special. 

He was so stoic during his session.

Yet, he knows how to relax and enjoy himself too!

He's so advanced! :-)

By the way, his smile here is because he loves the new blankie his grandma made him! 

He is such a gift!  And I know his family is beyond excited to have him here.

Won't be long, and he'll be helping out around the farm...

Congratulations on this sweet boy!  Thank you for sharing him with me.

[email protected] (WischDesigns) https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/3/new-to-the-herd Sat, 14 Mar 2020 03:01:29 GMT
Sunshine & Snow https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/snow-sunshine After what seems like a month-long round of cold, dreary days, the sun finally emerged today!  And put the spotlight right on these two....

I mean....

They definitely helped warm the place up!  

I did get some shots of them looking at me.  ;-)  You can see those in their preview gallery here

[email protected] (WischDesigns) couples engaged Horton Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer save the date Trudy wedding photographer wischdesigns Wischropp https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/snow-sunshine Mon, 27 Jan 2020 00:53:48 GMT
Officially a Teenager https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/officially-a-teenager I had a message from a mom wanting to know if I could photograph her daughter, who was turning 13, as a fun gift for her.  Of course!  I think that is an AWESOME gift for girls who are brand new teenagers! 

That teenager thought so too. :-)

In fact, she's only 13 and a day!  A brand new teen-aby!

And can I just add a PSA here?  I remember my oldest's 13th birthday.  And it feels like it's been nothing but pedal to the medal since then.  So my advice is to photograph them every chance you get...professionally, with your phone, snatch her selfies.....but collect those photos.  Because they're literally on their way out the door, it feels like.

Can I even go so far to suggest that you do something THEY love, and take photos of that?  I know not every teen loves having a photo shoot of their own, but find what they do love & do it with them.  Because they're only "officially a teenager" for so long.

Great job to this girl's mom today!  I know she had a blast, has some great memories, and now some fun snapshots to remember this special age. You can see a few of those here

Happy 13th Birthday E!


[email protected] (WischDesigns) 13 13 photo shoot 146 east 7th horton birthday photos fun horton kansas northeast kansas photographer photographer teen photographer trudy wischdesigns wischropp https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/officially-a-teenager Sun, 19 Jan 2020 02:42:44 GMT
Seasons https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/seasons So word of this guy first came out about a year and a half ago.  And a month later we had snow in October.  Then is snowed in November.  And again in December, January, and February.  March came around...he was still in the picture and so was snow! :-)

It's a funny story to tell, so we though it would be fitting to make sure we captured them in this season.  The ice was the perfect backdrop to their warm connection.

It's going to be fun watching them through the seasons.


But for now, we'll just put up with more ice and snow. ;-)

Congratulations, you two!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) couples diamond engaged Horton ice storm Kansas northeast Kansas photographer photographer Trudy WischDesigns Wischropp https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/seasons Wed, 15 Jan 2020 04:08:27 GMT
A Lot of Firsts https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/a-lot-of-firsts It's always fun when the babies come in for their first birthday session.  For most, having that giant cupcake in front of them is their first taste of sweets.

And Miss Mia took it all in!

Even exhausted, she was not going to miss the cake!  :-) She did such a great job!  And she mostly loved the purple frosting.

You can see more of the birthday girl in action with her cake here.

There is so much going on in that first year.  Why does it have to go so fast?  

Soak it up parents.  They're not as excited to smash a cake on their 17th birthday. ;-)

Happy First Birthday Mia!

[email protected] (WischDesigns) baby first birthday photos Horton Kansas northeast Kansas photographer one year old photographer Trudy Wischdesigns Wischropp https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/a-lot-of-firsts Sun, 12 Jan 2020 04:33:58 GMT
New Beginnings https://www.wischdesigns.com/blog/2020/1/new-beginnings Welcome to the newly updated WischDesigns website! After 10 years of this work of heart, I've decided to streamline everything into one location.  Running a business with a busy family and another full time job is hard enough, so I'm looking to make my life a little easier.  Please provide me with feedback as we go in case things are not working on my end as they should be.

I had the privilege of welcoming in the new year with a wonderful couple and their families.  Both families are very special to me as they were both at the beginning of my teaching career.  I taught next door to the groom's mother for 6 years and the bride's mother was my long-term substitute when Avery was born.  Not to mention, I had the bride in 5th grade! I just love seeing how the Lord keeps special people in my life, and I'm blessed to serve them in both professions.

This New Year's wedding was everything you'd expect it to be....beautiful, sparkling, and fun!  Take a look at a sneak of all of those things:

There were so many beautiful details in the wedding, and the people.

Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. LaJoie!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. <3  You can see more of their wedding day here.

May 2020 be full of blessings, as well as may we be a blessing to the new year!


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Have you ever felt like God is nudging you to do something?

You keep seeing certain ideas and phrases repeated.  Opportunities keep presenting themselves.  People even say something so direct that it has you looking around...

So here it is.

Back in January, when the news came out about New York's decision on abortions, it made me very sad.  It feels like something so profound couldn't really be possible.  So I found myself asking "What can I do?"

At the time, I just went on with my life, still feeling the sting. A week later, a friend posted a video about it on Facebook & I felt the nudge. A month later, something came across Instagram that reminded me of the senselessness of it all.  Then a woman's personal story on social media of her battle with the choice of choosing whether to continue her baby's life or not.  A few weeks ago, a speaker introduced himself as "saved from abortion by adoption" and I felt a jolt go through me.  And all along, I've heard the Lord reminding me that He'd like me to take action.

But I asked myself that question again, "What can I do about it?" and the Lord placed a thought in my head.

And clear as a bell, I heard, "You could offer to take a child."


/You know, once you hear God's voice, you don't forget it./


At the same time, He's been guiding me through some faith issues.  Pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel shared about rubber band faith that I posted on my Instagram a while back.  Here's the youtube of that message:



(I had forgotten that it began with a review of the power of the movie "Unplanned"....How's that for God at work? ;-) )

If you don't want to spend the time listening to his message, Pastor Franklin said faith is like a rubber band.  It's not really much good if it's not stretched.  Basically, it's useless unless it's stretched.  He said "Unless you're stretching, you're not ready for what God has for your life."

That, combined with the message from my First Five devotional today, has made me realize that the Lord needs me to put myself out there & stretch for His kingdom.  We have a responsibility  to carry out and do what God describes in Psalm 82:3-4: "Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.  Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked." 


Having faith is one thing, but it's not really much good unless we are actively obeying, stretching ourselves to where God could use us.

I can't do much unless I make it known that I'm willing and able to.

I am Christ's ambassador (2 Corinthians 5:20) & He has asked me to act justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly with Him (Micah 6:8). 

And so, in faith, I don't share this lightly, but I believe it is what the Lord has been asking me to do.


If you or anyone you know is contemplating abortion, please reconsider and allow me and my family to raise that child.  We are not a perfect family, but we love and grow and accept and change together.  I know that children are a gift from God and we are here to raise them up as He would see fit.  I'm just one woman and we are just one family, but if it saves one child, I'm in.  


Please share this as most who are dealing with this kind of decision are not doing so publicly.  So you never know who the Lord may place it in front of. 

Contact me at 785-548-5735 any time of day or night.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Thank you. 


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