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Personal posts by Curtis Wiklund

New Onesie

Bought my lil’ guy this awesome onesie. :)
film is not dead onesiefilm is not dead tshirt(Bought it from this guy. I own his book too. Highly recommended if you want to get into film.)

  • October 22, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    Brian Wolfe - Ooooooh that last expression gets me!ReplyCancel

Home

It is coming to a point in our lives that Jordin and I are looking to buy a home, and I have to tell you… I do not want a house. I am being dragged like a kid kicking and screaming, but we can feel God leading us to get a house, or at least, to move. The houses that I see in this state feel so opposite of who we are, that I cannot imagine being excited about this.

Tonight coming home from the grocery store, I was reminded that no matter where we live, it will always feel like “us” because of the girl who makes everything beautiful. “Whoa, look at all the hydrangeas!” she said. Snip, snip, tada!

I just enjoyed re-reading a post from Jordin from a while back about her love of plants. It’s here.

  • July 16, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    John Stoll - I love that hydrangea…it was a gift, but I can’t remember the story behind it…I need to remember the background. Great pics, great post.ReplyCancel

Jordin and Casen

Loves of my life.

Notes for film enthusiasts: all photos shot with a Contax 645 using Kodak Portra 400.

  • June 19, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    Meghan Bradley - Love these recent film posts, Curtis, beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • June 19, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    Curtis Wiklund Photography - Thanks Meghan! I’m loving the medium. It’s really beautiful, not only the look, but the shooting too. It’s like using a pencil after years of drawing in photoshop.ReplyCancel

Evening Out

Damon and I were walking down a sidewalk to dinner, both pushing a stroller. He didn’t have to say much, only “whoa”. I suddenly saw us from the perspective he had, from the outside, watching us. Dads.

So this is where we are. Damon married my sister four years ago, the same summer I married Jordin. I look at Kinsey, their 10 month old, and I look at the little boy sleeping in my lap right now with no words. I only wonder how the two of them will interact. I loved growing up with my cousins, riding the tractor at their cottage and performing entire Disney movie musicals on the kitchen counter, next to a board of Chinese checkers. The counter was our stage. Rachel was always the director. Jordin and I will be shooting her wedding next month.

There isn’t a specific word I have found to identify this strange feeling of reverse nostalgia. Longing, blissful thoughts not of the past, but of now and the future. We are now the parents in our own childhood memories. I am the uncle. There is a new story beginning, and we have all switched parts.

I am so thankful.

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Some more of Casen and his mommy, from the last few weeks of his existence.

 

  • May 9, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    Meg Marhöfer - Gorgeous photos.ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    Hannah Pagel - beautiful. just beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    JoAnna Ury Pittman - These are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2013 - 4:50 pm

    Justin Warns - awesome bro! so glad for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    Callie Nelson - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2013 - 6:30 pm

    Lydia Bond - I absolutely love this! So sweet it actually made me get teary eyed :)ReplyCancel

  • May 9, 2013 - 6:47 pm

    Rob Cucheran - LOVE IT ALL….Damon Young Love the new DO. Curtis Wiklund love seeing you as a DAD and Jordin Wiklund as a MOM…..Makes the Cucheran’s SOOOOO HAPPY. Dinner soon PLEASE. Love seeing that little boy he needs to meet our little girl…..ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2013 - 10:22 pm

    Coletta J Quinn - Those wonderful pictures make me smile. I love them all.ReplyCancel

  • May 15, 2013 - 1:16 am

    Cathy Hudson Peterson - Wow! Captures all the beauty of your sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • May 10, 2013 - 11:52 am

    Lori Kaarlela - Callie, that baby is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

Casen

If you haven’t met Casen in person or on facebook yet, here are a couple pictures from today. He is the absolute light of our life. Casen Micah Wiklund, your mommy and daddy love you more than they ever thought would be possible.

 

  • May 2, 2013 - 10:17 pm

    Rachel Thompson - I am absolutely in LOVE with the picture on the right Curtis Wiklund! It is the most joyful, beautiful, light, raw photo of this precious little boy! Casen is just too yummy to be true!ReplyCancel

Michael and Jayden

I shoot a lot of home videos. When Jordin and I go to her parents’ house, I always bring my camera, because our baby siblings are the most entertaining little munchkins in the world. A while back, Jordin’s dad was speaking about adoption and foster-care at a men’s retreat and asked if I have any footage of Michael and Jayden. Yeah, probably over 100 hours of it. These are the clips I put together. I love them!

For Pinteresters

We had a friend recently try to pin one of our pictures from Facebook, but couldn’t because Facebook doesn’t allow Pinterest pinning. So I’m posting some of our recent Facebook pictures here on the blog. Pinterest is awesome for gathering ideas and inspiration, and if something we post somewhere sparks an idea for you, you are welcome to pin it!

EDIT – I’ll just keep updating this post. Check back if you see something on Facebook you want to pin, it might be here too. :)

michigan picnic engagementLove Wins Tattoo

  • December 9, 2013 - 5:43 pm

    Devin Robinson - Thanks for doing this. I have quick question. How do you make the “Pin it” button on your images with a prophotoblog website? I can’t seem to do it. Would love the help if you can!ReplyCancel

Our Spring and Summer

Here’s a little peek back at some of our personal pictures in 2012. I grabbed some pictures from California, some from New York, our new niece being born, and just home stuff with our families. Thanks Jordie for being my best friend. Can’t wait to become mommy and daddy with you this year.

Jordin and I went to California in May for our three year anniversary, and we’re already brainstorming about when we can go back. We were MADE for the coast. It’s so beautiful and makes me feel so small. When I look out at the ocean, everything I’m stressed about suddenly feels very small and I can breath again. We’re going to take our little man there as soon as we can. I want to take him on a road trip up the coast in the Fall, just starting in LA and going up to wine country, stopping at every view and taking a picture of him against every California coast backdrop there is.

Here is a peek of Spring and Summer 2012:

This is our gallery leading down to our office. Filling this wall with our families is a very sweet reminder every day of how blessed we are.

 

  • January 31, 2013 - 7:02 pm

    Ramzul Alam - I always want to be in your pictures =p.ReplyCancel

  • February 2, 2013 - 6:39 pm

    Hannah Kay - Beautiful pictures, I like your view/angles of capturing life.ReplyCancel