Waconia Birth Photographer I was talking to a friend a couple years ago about her experience with water birth. I was totally fascinated. I shared how much I would love the opportunity to photograph a water birth-or any birth for that matter. Not long after that,
Minneapolis Family Photographer The weather in Minnesota can be erratic in late October. The tree branches can be full of colorful leaves, or completely bare. We get our fair share of gorgeous, cool, crisp sunny days. Annnnd, then there are always some cold, wet, dreary ones sprinkled in. Unfortunately,
Minnetonka Wedding photographer | Rhonda and Jim I was thrilled when Rhonda contacted me about capturing her fall wedding on Lake Minnetonka. She and her fiancé planned an intimate ceremony at the beautiful Norenberg Gardens in Wayzata, followed by reception in the Lafayette Club’s gorgeous ballroom with live music from the Big Island Band. It sounds perfect, and it was!! Rhonda and Jim’s love story is just as incredible. It gave me chills when I heard it! The two of them were acquaintances in high school, and shared a circle of friends. Then, they went their separate ways. Years later, they found their way back to each other again and fell in love. Here are some of my favorite moments and details from their special day. I owe thanks to Ally of Allyson Wasmund Photography who served as my second shooter for this event. She is a wonderful talent and couldn’t be any sweeter. Thanks so much for partnering with me on this experience, Ally! Thanks for stopping by! I am looking forward to photographing another wedding. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Chanhassen lifestyle photographer Last week I shared the sneak peek of the adorable C family. I am back to share even more sun-drenched goodness from their family session. Baby CC recently turned one-year-old, so her family contacted me to document that milestone. I am so glad they did! Minnesota provided a beautiful night with perfect weather. The C family provided smiles and giggles. Baby CC showed off new teeth and new (walking) moves. Big brother was full of life, laughter and cuddles for mom, dad, and little sister. It was a good time all around. I’d love to photograph your family either outdoors, or in your home. Contact me here, or send a message via my Facebook page.
twin cities tree farm photographer I don’t do a lot of styled shoots, but when my friend approached me about this tree farm styled photo session, I agreed to give it a try. And, I’m so glad I did, because it has turned out to be a favorite session! The kids had fun, and the whole family looked absolutely adorable!! I’d love to document your family doing something you love! If you’re hoping for holiday photos, get in touch ASAP to get on the schedule. November is now booking! You can contact me at email@example.com or message me via my Facebook page.
minnetonka lifestyle photographer | last days of summer I’m feeling the calm before the storm in oh so many ways! We’re hanging on to the last shreds of warmth up here in Minnesota. Winter will be here much too soon. Or should I say, “winter is coming!” Sorry, I couldn’t help it 😉 Anyway, before all that, it’s FALL, and that means the fall family photo bonanza fun will soon begin! Before it does, I’m scouting new locations and grabbing some photos of my own family. I also dusted off some rarely used lenses to spark the creative juices. This week, I picked up the lens baby edge 80. I also chose to edit this entire series in b & w. We were in full, mid-day sun, and I felt like the contrast from the harsh light played well with the b & w edit.
Chanhassen lifestyle photographer I had such a wonderful time hanging out with this adorable family! We got lucky with absolutely beautiful weather. This family wanted a photo session to document an important milestone. Their little lady turned one! I am so excited that I was able to capture her taking a few steps. And, I loved that her doting big brother was there to hold her hand. Here are a few favorites from their session. To see more from this session, check out the full blog post here. I’d love to photography your family! Contact me here or message me on Facebook to inquire about scheduling!
st. paul lifestyle newborn photographer OK, I admit it! Older siblings are total wild cards during at-home newborn sessions. It can be even more challenging when they’re toddler or preschool age. But I wouldn’t want it any other way. And, fortunately, having two silly little girls of my own has provided ample hands-on training for these situations! The truth is, the big kids always bring something so genuine to the photos. Their emotions are raw and real. This session with baby girl M was no exception. I absolutely LOVED how baby M’s session turned out. The light in the house was dreamy. Baby girl was gorgeous. Her parents were so in love with her. Everyone was comfortable and relaxed. And, of course, big brother was amazing. He was curious, silly, funny and smart. Here’s a peek at this precious new family of four! I am currently booking in-home newborn sessions and fresh 48 in-hospital sessions for November 2015 and on. If you are interested in booking or learning more, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me via my Facebook page to get in touch.
Fairview Southdale Fresh 48 photographer This awesome momma & her hubby have two precious girls at home. They just welcomed their THIRD daughter a little over a week ago! I was lucky enough to photograph their fresh 48 session at Fairview Southdale hospital in Edina. I remember how hard the first few days with baby are. Even when it’s not your first time! The time at the hospital can seem like a blur. SO, I am super grateful when families allow me to visit during those first precious hours. Expecting a baby? I would love to capture your newborn during those first few hours. I also love photographing newborns during those first couple weeks at home. Contact me here, or, message me via Facebook to get on the schedule. I am currently booking November 2015 and on.
minnetonka engagement photography | M & T I met this sweet couple about a year ago. The groom-to-be is the brother of friends/neighbors of mine. The couple is from Wisconsin and came along for my friends’ fall photo session. They were back in Minnesota this weekend. And, I am thrilled that they asked me to photograph their engagement photos while they were here! The bride-to-be requested water, a pier and a beach for her photos. I think we landed at the perfect location! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful night. The sun was hot. The sky was blue. And, there was just enough cloud cover to cool us off every few minutes. It would have been nice if the humidity and bugs would’ve stayed away, though! We all came away with bug bites. We saw more creepy, crawly things than we cared to. But, it was all for a good cause, right!? I know it is hard to be on that side of the lens. And, it’s even tougher when there’s an audience! But, these lovebirds knocked it out of the park! They laughed and snuggled like no one was watching. And, I am so happy with the result! And, I’m sure that M is going to […]
Minneapolis family photographer | the S family The majority of my clients are in the suburbs west of Minneapolis. But, I have had several clients in SW Minneapolis lately. (Thanks so much to the families who refer my services, by the way!!) I adore the tree-lined streets, and the charm of the older homes there. And, I am a little jealous of how many great restaurants and cafes are just a stone’s throw away. So, I was pumped to return a couple weeks ago to meet the S family! I know, I know. I probably say it ALL the time. But really, this family is AWESOME! We had a very client-led session. As you’ll see from the images, big sister was totally on board :). She was bursting with creativity and personality. She read books. She played dolls. And, it was with her grandma’s dollhouse! So cool! She dressed up in a princess dress with a cape. She doted on her sweet baby brother. And, at the end of the session, she asked if she could bring out her OWN camera. Um, YES PLEASE! I was told that baby brother boycotted sleep the day of the session. But, you’d never know it! He […]