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I had the privilege of being a part of the Emerging Voices Conference in Bismarck this last weekend. Emerging Voices is a collection of young adults from across the US Midwest seeking to make Jesus famous in our world; who are calling out an under-challenged generation to tap their full potential and change the world….

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Have you been? Brea has been around for a couple of years and I love their clothes! And I love the girls that work there! They are just the best!! Last week Brea celebrated opening in their super cool new location on Main Ave in Mandan (right next to the Harvest Grill). Oh my word!…

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Now, this is how you celebrate 10 years of marriage! More to come…

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  • Alyssa FlatenOctober 29, 2013 - 9:00 pm

    I’ve been saving this for a cold gloomy day like today…more to come of Kim and Matt <3

  • mosaic photographyOctober 29, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    Every year of marriage should be celebrated like this! right Kim?!

Okay, friends. As my 2013 calendar fills, my spring fever grows! Reasons to get out and enjoy the lovely Spring (that is on it’s way) = the “WHO YOU KNOW CONTEST!”–the chance for you, and WHO YOU KNOW, to win free portrait sessions! It’s pretty simple, all you have to do is visit one of…

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  • Donalee SiepsMarch 7, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Ok, I have several that I know, so I will enter a few times! :o)
    I will start with Lisa Cagel and her sweet kids.

  • Donalee SipesMarch 7, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Next is the Strawn family.

  • Donalee SipesMarch 7, 2013 - 2:47 pm

    The Dan Peltz family

  • Donalee SipesMarch 7, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    The Mark Schlafman family

  • Donalee SipesMarch 7, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    And lastly I will mention Sweet Anna Dangerfield (and of course you cutie little munchkins are on there as well.) Can you tell I really want a chance at winning! HAHA!
    Very nice work!! :o)

  • alyssaMarch 7, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    Nice work Donalee! I hope you win!

  • Sarah 'Wangler' PerdueMarch 7, 2013 - 8:06 pm

    I saw Amy Strawn, I know her!

  • Christy Thomas BitzMarch 7, 2013 - 9:35 pm

    OK! I know the sweet Rau family!

  • Christy Thomas BitzMarch 7, 2013 - 9:35 pm

    I also know the Heinle family!

  • Christy Thomas BitzMarch 7, 2013 - 9:36 pm

    I also know the Bakken family!

  • Patty Raube KellerMarch 8, 2013 - 2:37 am

    I know Jenni Boeckl!

  • Linda SchlafmanMarch 9, 2013 - 3:41 am

    I know the Bakken’s.

  • Linda SchlafmanMarch 9, 2013 - 3:41 am

    I know the Cagel’s.

  • Linda SchlafmanMarch 9, 2013 - 3:42 am

    The Strawn family too.

  • Linda SchlafmanMarch 9, 2013 - 3:42 am

    The Dangerfield’s.

  • Linda SchlafmanMarch 9, 2013 - 3:43 am

    The Peltz family.

  • Linda SchlafmanMarch 9, 2013 - 3:49 am

    The Simmon’s family.

  • Linda SchlafmanMarch 9, 2013 - 3:50 am

    The Flaten’s. 🙂

  • mosaic photographyMarch 9, 2013 - 5:17 pm

    do you recognize anyone on http://www.mosaicphotography.net? if so, comment here for a chance win a free session for you and WHO YOU KNOW!

  • Dana Schantz SchaafMarch 12, 2013 - 5:49 pm

    Hey Alyssa! Your work is absolutely AMAZING! I know the Duffy’s, Michelle Michelle Streitmatter Glasser, Dan & Shana Peltz family, Sam Geck(Nies is her married name I think?), Josh Skjoldal, Eve Lynae Kostelecky’s cute lil guy, pastor Strawn, Aurelia Knutson, and the Bakken’s….and last but certainly not least…The Flaten’s! 😉

  • Nikki RauMarch 12, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    I know the Kosel’s, Heinle’s, Bakkens, and of course Miss McKlayne Jae!

  • Nichole MoserMarch 13, 2013 - 12:25 am

    I know the Rau’s/Cutie McKlayne Jae, the Heinle’s, and the Bakkens!

  • Kayla BraunMarch 15, 2013 - 12:37 am

    I know the Simmons…

  • Kayla BraunMarch 15, 2013 - 12:37 am

    The Strawn’s…

  • Kayla BraunMarch 15, 2013 - 12:37 am

    The Parkman’s

  • Kayla BraunMarch 15, 2013 - 12:38 am

    And the Flaten’s ;).

  • mosaic photographyMarch 17, 2013 - 2:30 am

    win a free session by leaving a comment here saying WHO YOU KNOW on the mosaic websites! and the WHO YOU KNOW will win a free session too! Yipee!

  • Alyssa FlatenMarch 21, 2013 - 12:13 am

    do you recognize anyone at mosaicphotography.net? tell me here http://mosaicphotography.net/blog/?p=2773 to win a free portrait session for you and them!

  • Stacey SvanesSeptember 22, 2013 - 9:23 pm

    I know the Bakken and the Rau families.

Keisha is gorgeous to the max. She is intensely talented and has much to offer this world. She is off to begin a new chapter of her life. An adventure in the big city. Photographing her is always a pleasure, but this was a treat, a final hurrah, as she says goodbye to Fargo and…

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Oh, I am so excited! Have you ever wanted your little pumpkins to model? Well, now’s your chance! Baby Mod Boutique in Mandan is teaming up with Mosaic Photography for a fun photo contest. Three winners will get to model for a fashionista session from us for Baby Mod along with some sweet prizes! To…

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When Ryan told me he wanted to surprise his wife Leslie with a little Mother’s Day gift, I got really excited.  I love surprises! And being a part of something like this just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Ryan and Leslie were a “mosaic” couple, several years back–so it’s just a bonus…

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I got to photograph this fun family a week ago at their store on 45th St in S Fargo-Dunn’s Brothers. It was a fun setting for portraits, but the kiddos and adults were even more fun. We drank coffee and non-coffee drinks, read, sat on the tables, ate some tasty food, sang songs, and just…

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  • MeghannMay 8, 2012 - 11:39 pm

    Love them!! Thanks for doing such a swanky job, these are beautiful!!!

ENTER YOUR MAMA or YOURSELF or your KIDS’ MAMA FOR THIS GIVEAWAY! JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW THIS POST TO ENTER A CHANCE TO WIN THIS GIFT PACKAGE FROM SOME AWESOME BISMARCK BUSINESSES!!

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  • Sarah PerdueApril 29, 2012 - 1:34 pm

    This sounds like a great gift package!!!!!

  • MichelleApril 29, 2012 - 1:58 pm

    This mama wants to win!

  • Michelle G.April 29, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    OH …Mama Mia ,I want to win!!

  • Sarah GlasserApril 29, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    Love your work

  • Amy StrawnApril 29, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    I want to win!!!!! This sounds like so much fun!

  • Linda SchlafmanApril 30, 2012 - 10:26 pm

    Sounds like the perfect mother’s day gift! Great idea.

  • Torri S.May 1, 2012 - 10:35 am

    This would be so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing Michelle!!! Maybe we can win together and enjoy it together. :)))

  • Dana DeMay 1, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    Wow! What a great package…would LOVE to win 😉

  • SherylMay 1, 2012 - 9:01 pm

    Thanks for sharing Michelle! This would be wonderful to win!! 🙂

  • Tammy DMay 4, 2012 - 8:30 pm

    Hugs and kisses are the perfect Mother’s Day gift but to have those moments captured would be even more special.

  • Ashley GutknechtMay 6, 2012 - 6:07 am

    Great giveaway, this mom needs new family photos

  • Megan WoldMay 7, 2012 - 8:38 am

    This would be so awesome to win. And even more awesome to give…Would the Mommy and Kids session work as a Grandma/Grandkids session?

  • AmyMay 7, 2012 - 8:52 am

    This would be the greatest mother’s day gift! I never get to have portraits of myself with my daughter!!!

  • Shera NMay 7, 2012 - 8:58 am

    Would love to have this for my first mother’s day or treat to my own awesome mom – can’t decide!

  • Amber WilhelmiMay 7, 2012 - 9:02 am

    (Crossing fingers) I wish I wish I wish!

  • anna fMay 7, 2012 - 10:48 am

    these are some of my favorite bismarck businesses!

  • jordan g.May 7, 2012 - 10:49 am

    my wife would love this

  • rachaelMay 7, 2012 - 10:50 am

    what a great package. i love steep me in bismarck and photos and massage and green cleaning: sign me up!

  • Leo AndrieMay 7, 2012 - 8:39 pm

    I hope to win for my wife, who’s the best mama ever!

  • Leslie PearcyMay 7, 2012 - 9:18 pm

    I think me, Adelyn and this baby bump need this photo session 🙂

  • AmandaMay 7, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    What a wonderful mother’s day treat. Yes, please! <3

  • Katie DamicoMay 7, 2012 - 9:43 pm

    This sounds awesome!

  • Michelle VMay 7, 2012 - 10:54 pm

    Wonderful Mother’s Day Treat! Would feel so blessed to win for myself or my mother! 🙂

  • Deb SuchyMay 8, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    This nannie of almost 12 would love to share this treat with her little peeps.

  • Tammy DMay 9, 2012 - 8:48 pm

    We feel blessed to have your artwork in our home. Thank you!

  • Tammy DMay 10, 2012 - 1:09 pm

    Our children have asked when they can have Alyssa take their pictures again…so this would be a great opportunity!

  • Mike RadkeMay 10, 2012 - 9:15 pm

    I would love to win this so I could give it to my wonderful girlfriend Michelle.

  • Amy StrawnMay 12, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    I wanna win x 10!

  • Tammy DMay 13, 2012 - 12:13 am

    Alyssa, Happy Mother’s Day! I pray that you have a beautiful day with your blessings. Thanks for capturing special memories for our family.

Looking to turn a wonderful vacation into artwork? Or just want an exotic setting for a family portrait? We will be in Cancun February 1-8 and have a limited amount of morning family beach sessions available. Contact me if you are interested! (alyssaflaten@mosaicphotography.net)

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So back in April, I thought I was going to be venturing  to Perth Australia this June, but the good Lord knew that we would be beginning the journey of buying and refinishing our historic downtown “dream” home and studio, and those doors to Australia closed. But when I heard my Australian friends were coming…

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Keisha is beautiful. Keisha sings. plays guitar. is pursuing her music career. What a creative endeavor! And I got to play a small part, by photographing her for a demo album and promotional purposes. Isn’t she gorgeous? I just love the mood and feeling of these images and how naturally she became a part of…

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Madison is simply lovely! Wouldn’t you say? I got to know Madison at the start of the summer because she attended our “Picture This” Photography workshop. I love her creative flair, her sentimentality, and her idealism. She isn’t a senior just yet, but she will be a stunning senior! Let no one think less of…

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celebrating your upcoming wedding with your bestest girlfriends is a must! that’s why our girls night out, is so much fun! whether you just want an excuse to dress up or an excuse to get all your girlfriends together, or you are a bride-to-be, we always have a blast touring the town in a limo…

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we are stoked about this charity event for Jazzy & Mumbos Animal Aid! & i amazed by the generosity of our community. we have a swag bag for each pet owner that schedules a session filled with goodies for people & their pets…everything from doggie walk bags w/ dispensers, animal toys & treats, to home…

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Oh my goodness! You know how some people are just extraordinary…how there are just some families that tug on your heart and radiate joy…families that press on through all that life throws at them, all the while smiling…I know a family just like this. Let me introduce you to Matt and Laura Holmquist and their…

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Brag on your beast! Donate $30 & a bag of pet food or cat litter & in exchange we’ll give your pet a 10 minute photo session, one 5×7, & a Little Beast swag bag full of goodies on May 23-25! Your donations will benefit Jazzy & Mumbos Animal Aid in West Fargo. Sessions will…

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Okay, after dressing up my sweet pea in the fun little hand-made tu-tus we got for her on her one year birthday, I thought it would be fun to do a little more dress-up. So whether you want your little guy to put on dad’s 3-piece suit and tie, or your little girl wants to…

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HEY FRIENDS! Looking for something to do this Saturday?? We are going to be at UNGLUED–an indie art bazaar…which just means it’s super hip, hand-made stuff! We will be featuring our glitz boutique line which include either a custom glass pendant or a custom designed eco-friendly handbag with a portrait session, of course…wearable art with…

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Simplicity is definitely a theme I am exploring in my life these days. I am learning that multi-tasking is less productive, according to stats, and serenity comes in focusing on one thing at a time–I know, it’s a paradoxical theme for a Mother–but we are giving it a try. Along the lines of simplicity, I…

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Wanna see some beautiful brown eyes? Keep reading! Malini and Arun are a stunning couple! There isn’t a thing I didn’t love about these two! I first met Malini at one of our photography workshops. She is studying architecture and has quite the creative eye! Her lovely friend, Arun, an engineer, makes their equation complete….

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