Rickertsen Family Highlights

I decided to team up with a local fitness trainer to offer a prize session giveaway. Backyard Bootcamp owner, Jenny Knight, has helped me so much in my own journey to a healthier me and I wanted to give back to the other inspiring women who have been right next to me on this ride. The winner of the 90 day challenge was the beautiful Kelli Rickertsen! She rocked it and made huge changes, just in time for her trip to Jamaica (I know, I was jealous too)!

She chose to use her session for some new family photos to hang on the walls of their brand new home! See, she’s hitting amazing goals all over the place. This woman is someone who has no idea how absolutely amazing she is. She’s the kind of mother I hope to be. She’s strong, determined and she takes what she wants from this life despite the challenges that are thrown her way. It was an honor to photograph her family and I wish them the very best in this next chapter of life.

Shout Out to Jenny for Being Amazing!

Sure, this blog is about a client whose family I photographed a few months ago, but it's also about a friend, fitness trainer, and most of all, an incredibly strong and compassionate woman that I am so thankful to know. 

It's kind of crazy to me that I haven't even known Jenny a whole year, but this lady doesn't take long to leave a mark on you. She will tell you exactly what's on her mind 100% of the time. She is strong in mind and body and will always have the back of the people (and animals) she cares about. I joined her bootcamp class last Summer as a step to better myself. I didn't know it at the time, but I really needed someone to push me outside my comfort zone and give me some tough love. Jenny did both of those things. She helped me workout, she helped me eat better food, and she somehow helped me find my own confidence to keep pushing forward. This bootcamp class is about SO much more than a place to workout. The little community of women that come together is the most supportive group I have ever been a part of. Every single woman in that class is strong, independent, and beautiful inside and out. Jenny is building something very special with her bootcamp class and this is only the beginning! Her husband, Zach, is going to school for chiropractics and together I know they will do amazing things for the community. 

Speaking of amazing things for the community, this husband and wife duo also volunteer to foster dogs. And right now, they are planning a HUGE benefit for some dogs that were rescued from horrifying circumstances last month. Jenny deserves the absolute loudest shout-out for doing so much work for this fundraiser, because she's doing it all while enduring Hyperemesis gravidarum during her pregnancy. If you don't know what that is, it's really, really tough and she's a freaking rockstar for even getting out of bed right now! 

They have gathered more than 100 incredible donations to be auctioned and raffled off, organized a dinner of spaghetti and sloppy joes, and have some really great, exciting plans for the benefit. It will be an awesome time! I'll post the flyer below the highlights from their December session!

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