Archive for the ‘Children’ Category

Berthiaume Family | Golden Valley Family Photographer

December 22, 2012

New clients are so fun! The Berthiaume Family found me through a referral from another photographer and I couldn’t have been happier to meet them.  I met Gina for our pre-session consultation at her home and we instantly hit it off – we’re both very laid back, happy and fun.  I knew from then on that this was a start of a beautiful client/photographer relationship!

We enjoyed their at-home photo session on a crisp November afternoon. Their 2 dogs joined in the fun as well! We were hoping for some leaves, but with the incredibly fast fall we had in Minnesota, they had already fallen and were raked up.  We improvised and had a blast running around their huge backyard and climbing the stairs in their front yard.  How cute are these?

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Tabs Turns Two | St. Louis Park Child Photographer

December 20, 2012

I’m a little biased about the family highlighted in this blog post because Tabitha (aka: Tabs) and her parents are a few of my most favorite clients in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD.  I had the supreme pleasure of being their in-hospital newborn photographer when I worked with First Day Photo.  Her parents appreciate fine photographs and the work it takes to make them and finish them for print.  Tabs’ dad is a shutterbug himself and we always have fun conversations about cameras, lenses, lighting, etc.  He’s a true hobbyist and it’s fun to “talk shop” with him knowing he wants to learn how to continue to take great photos.  Tabs’ mom is super sweet and loving – she has the best smile and it lights up the place.  Her zest for life and joy of her family is evident when you meet her.  I just LOVE this family! 🙂

Tabs and her parents came to the studio for her 2-year photo session and then we headed out to Wolfe Park to finish it up with some outdoor photos. Enjoy Tabs!

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Lily is 9! | Minneapolis Children’s Photographer

December 18, 2012

I’m bummed about the delay in getting this blog post published.  Personal blog posts always fall to the wayside during my busy fall season don’t they?. I wanted to get this out in August… I’m only 4 months late. HA!  My daughter is not a typical photographer’s child.  She LOVES being in front the camera and looks forward to her annual birthday photo session every year. She chooses her own hairstyle and outfits. This year, she even chose the location and styles.  She wanted it to be “playful urban hip hop”.  Her words. For reals.

When she turned 9 this summer, I remember thinking, “How did she get so old so fast?” I know it’s cliche, but time really does go fast when you’re raising a child.  I see so much of me in her both physically and emotionally. I’m incredibly proud of the young woman she has become.  I love her with all my heart and soul.  She is witty, thoughtful, musical, friendly, happy, smart, loving, empathetic, helpful, silly, snuggly, warm, and last, but definitely not least… BEAUTIFUL.

Lily, you are my sunshine.

See? Here are pictures from her 9-year photo session this summer to prove it.

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Enright Family Session | St. Louis Park Family Photographer

December 2, 2012

I am so lucky to do what I do! The Enright Family and my family have known each other for many years – I often hoped they would allow me the pleasure of capturing beautiful family portraits for them. My wish came true! Lynda, a fantastic nutritionist and wellness coach, and her husband John have three beautiful children.  The youngest is three and for three years I have been trying to get her to like me – she was just SO shy! I was very worried about her during the session, but was confident we could make something work with a little help from Dad. 🙂  Turns out she decided that morning that she likes me!  She really likes me! We had a fantastic session at Wolfe Park in St. Louis Park.  Here are some beautiful images from our recent session – ENJOY!

These kiddos LOVE their Dad.  As a matter of fact, I think all kids do! I know mine does. 🙂

And the little girl I was SO worried about gave me one of the sweetest photos I’ve ever taken. Sweet girl!




Meet Bennett | Lester Prairie Newborn Photographer

July 30, 2012

The moment Bennett entered the world, he was loved by one of the most amazing families I know. He joins his older two sisters, Sophie and Kaya, who shower him with kisses and love whenever they get the chance. Bennett’s mom and I used to work at Target together and she was an inspiration to me both personally and professionally. Enjoy these beautiful images from our in-home newborn session last month. 🙂

And my new favorite family session pose…. The Klitzkes, ladies and gentelmen.



The Andersen Family came to the new studio! | St. Louis Park Family Photographer

April 5, 2012

You know when you meet a family and you can literally see the love radiating from them? The Andersen Family – Brenda, Poul and their two sons – are that kind of family!

During the session with their family, their sons were so awesome. Here are some photos of them that bring a HUGE smile to my face.

Little Miss Lindsey | St. Paul Infant Photographer

June 30, 2011

On a hot and humid day in early June, I met Lindsey and her family at a beautiful home on Grand Avenue in St. Paul for her garden photo session.  She is sitting up, loves to smile and shows off her 2 bottom teeth.  Mom and Dad as well as Grandma and Grandpa were on-hand just in case I needed some extra help, but Lindsey was a dream to photograph. We even changed her clothes three times!

I have had the opportunity to make beautiful photos of Lindsey for both her newborn and 3-month portraits.  I look forward to her 9-month session where the whole family will join in the fun!

Near the end of the session, a falcon came and watched. It was so tame that it allowed me to get pretty close to snap this photo. I hope you enjoyed Lindsey’s blog post!

Lindsey is Pretty in Pink | Hopkins Infant Photographer

March 28, 2011

Meet Miss Lindsey!  She stopped by the studio for her 3-month session.  I had the pleasure of taking her newborn photos last fall and now look how big she is! I love her sparkly eyes and that little grin is especially lovable. She was awesome during the session even though we changed her clothes lots of times. I think she liked being in just her diaper the best!  Enjoy these photos from the session and Happy Monday!

Kara’s 1-Year Photos | Minneapolis Toddler Photographer

February 28, 2011

Remember when you were 10 years old and you met a friend at camp that you SWORE you’d keep in touch with forever? That’s exactly what Keith and I did in the mid-80s and we never looked back. When he told me he was expecting a baby with his beautiful bride, Jamie, I couldn’t have been happier. Keith and Jamie have this love that can be seen outside their bodies – it exudes from them and embraces those around them like a warm blanket. I love this family! I had the supreme pleasure of capturing Kara’s newborn photos last February and once again this February just before she turned ONE.

I couldn’t resist making the Kara Monster collage as a surprise gift for them. I hope you enjoy these photos from our session at the studio as well as at the Walker Art Center.

The Cross Kids | Hopkins Studio Photographer

January 4, 2011

In the summer of 2009, I had the supreme pleasure of  taking photos at Heather & Darcy’s wedding. The joining of their two families was a beautiful thing – the love was so apparent. Fast-forward to this winter when Heather asked me to take some in-studio photos of their beautiful kids. It was a cold day, but the kids braved the chill to take a few outdoor photos in their new hats and mittens.  Thank you, Heather, for allowing me the pleasure of spending time with your family! It was a marvelous day!