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Nothing would make me happier than sitting cross-legged next to your sink, listening to 90's hip-hop or country (@spaceykasey is my fav), brushing your hair while helping you get ready every day.

Hi! My name is Haldis. I was named after my Bestemor (grandma in Norwegian). How on earth do you pronounce that? HALL-DISS like you are walking down a hall dissing people. I get it, my name is hard. So if we ever meet, and you butcher it, it’s totally fine. I’m a MOM. NERD. PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILMMAKER. I'm passionate about making pretty things and ...I'm great at what I do! Documenting life's little (and big) moments are what it's all about.

Why Butternut Blonde?

Simply put, my full name is super tough to say, spell and remember. My husband calls me Butternut all the time and I’m blonde so when it came time to find a business name, I just threw the two together and loved how it sounded. I know, super boring.

Pictures and film are memories. As a girl with not one..but two grandmas who struggled with memory loss, it's more important than ever that I document every little detail.

I want you to look back at the time we had together and remember everything. The smell of the trees, the way your partner looked at you, or that slight curl on the back of your baby's head.

Hopefully, you will have so much fun documenting the first journey you'll want me with you every step of the way. I hope we grow old together on a beautiful front porch in rocking chairs with my camera pointed at our basset hound.

Butternut Blonde is Pro-Diversity, Pro-Equality, Pro-Empowerment, and Pro-LOVE. We capture all shapes, sizes, and personalities.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting my family.



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Me and my husband Reed on our wedding day in 2009. Surrounded by 75 of our closest family and friends. We asked the photographer to get images of our rings on Nintendo controllers, and I walked down the aisle to a Final Fantasy theme song. I will forever maintain that our anniversary date is in 2002 (our first date). SEVEN years before this photo was taken.

Then came the babies. Gunnar and Josafina (Fina). Yes, they are full of fire and just as spicy as their mama. Thankfully, Dragons LOVE Tacos





Movies: Alice in wonderland, My fair lady, labrynth, Practical magic, mean girls and the princess bride

Sports: Cycling, Whirlyball, Running

Activities: Besides the obvious photography and filmmaking, I love reading, getting outside and learning

tv shows: naked & afraid (I could totally make it the 21 days), archer, cosmos, game of thrones, family guy

books: anything by chuck palahniuk or rachel hollis

favorite saying: “Just start” - Anonymous



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Talking to you makes my day.

Email: Info@butternutblonde.com

Social Media: @butternutblonde