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 […]
chaska lifestyle newborn photographer I photographed this beautiful momma a few weeks ago during a maternity session. You can see the maternity photos here. At the time, I assumed I wouldn’t see her again for at least a month.
and then we snapped | weeks 50 & 51 Wow, wow, wow! I can almost NOT believe that I have just ONE week of photos left to share! I am sharing another double dose of images this week. I’m sharing more summery goodness this round. We soaked up the warm sun. We played with bubbles and water, and we harvested more veggies from our garden. There’s no big blog circle this week. My wonderful local photography friend Sarah is still creating and sharing photos weekly, so I hope you can take a minute and see what Sarah shared. She’s got a great collection this week!
chaska photographer| family & fireworks Chaska Photographer | The 4th of July was always one of my favorite holidays growing up. And, now it’s a favorite for my family! This was by far the best 4th holiday we’ve had. This year the kids were old enough to do a little more than in years past. We are able to cut the naps a little shorter. And, the littles stayed awake a little later. They were even allowed to watch the entire fireworks show. That was a first for both girls. Too bad no one slept in on the fifth! We usually visit the local Chanhassen fair. This year, the popular event, A Taste of Minnesota was held close to home. So we gave it a visit instead. The kids loved the carnival rides and getting a “taste of Minnesota.” Both girls rode ponies. There was even a petting zoo! We wrapped up with some quintessential fair fare, cotton candy and snow cones. After the “taste,” the kids took power naps. Then, I painted my girls’ faces (a tradition on the 4th). We gathered on the street with our neighbors and waited for the fireworks. The dads/husbands were the official pyro-technologists of the evening. I must say, they put on an awesome show. And, […]
Summer is in full swing in Minnesota! So, my weeks (sorry, I am sharing a double dose of my life..plus a few extras) are full of wet, wild, summery fun. We visited the zoo & the beach, skipped naps (some of us!), stayed up late, splashed in the rain and water hose, and harvested some veggies from our garden. Even my hubby makes a cameo! And, I’m excited to say that I am SO close to wrapping up my first 365 project-technically only one more week of shooting!! Eeek! I’m linking up with a couple ladies of and then we snapped this week. It won’t take long to go through the circle, so go ahead and click on through! You can start with Jenny of Through my lens by Jenny. She captures her everyday beautifully, and I love her crisp, clean editing! Remember to check out what Jenny snapped!
Wow, only SIX weeks left of my 365 project! This week was the last week of preschool for my girls, and my mom came up from TX to visit for a few weeks. We visited the science museum, the girls dressed up in new twirling dresses, E napped in Nana’s bed, and A made wishes with Nana. And, I am sharing another all monochromatic week! This week, I link up to my good friend and fellow Minnesotan photographer, the talented Sarah of Sarah Ann Photography. Here’s week 46, May 17-24: Remember to stop by and see what Sarah snapped this week! I always love to see how she documents her everyday 🙂
I’ve never shared an all black + white week (I don’t think)….so I thought, why not?! I also realized that every image here was shot with my 105mm macro lens. Not all of them are “macro” shots. If you like, you can see a recent post of my macro images here! Here is week 45 of my 365 project. I’m sharing images 309-315 from May 10-16. Annnnnd, I am linking up with the lovely ladies of and then we snapped. Seriously, I would’d have given this project up 44 times over if not for throe support! You can check out their work starting with the incredibly talented Cynthia Dawson. Here we goooo! Next, stop by and see what Cynthia snapped! She is a true talent, and I’m always wowed by her work!
I am back teaming up with my Minnesota photog friends! My Minnesota in May was all about the buzzing bees, new life and a colorful, changing landscape. So, with all that inspiration, I worked on my macro photography quite a bit! We had many visits to one of our favorite Minnesota spots, the MN landscape arboretum, and also hung out in our own yard. One of the hi-lights of the month was a (we think freshly hatched) butterfly that crawled all over our flowers and our hands for hours without flying away! I link up to the talented Sarah of Sarah Ann Photography this month! Follow the link to see what Sarah’s Minnesota looked like. You can check out what Sarah’s Minnesota looked like here!
Welcome to week 44 of my 365 project! I continued to experiment with my macro lens this week, BUT that’s not what I’m sharing this week! I’ll share those images in another post 😉 I found that after taking so many photos of things, I began to miss capturing my family! So, in-between images of butterflies and flowers, and bugs, I really worked to capture my family’s everyday. So, I am sharing (ok, over-sharing just a teensy bit) just the family shenanigans this week. Enjoy! I am teamed up with the ladies of and then we snapped this week, so take a couple moments and follow our little blog circle around. I link to Kelly Jacobi this week. She creates wonderful photos of her everyday! Here are images 302-308/365 running through the sprinkler on a rare warm May day picking “dandy flowers” so proud of your “dandy flower” crown obligatory recital costume photo (and a double case of PCS!) the only way you’ll wear your sunglasses. seriously, every. time. building the garden with Daddy <3 finding garden treasures practicing street hockey with neighbors thanks, as always, for stopping by! Remember to […]