Posts Tagged ‘Children’

Reliving The Good ‘Ole Days | Minneapolis Family Photographer

November 16, 2010

Reason #4329 why I love my job: being asked to take family photos of dear friends from long ago (high school and college).  When Alison sent me a Facebook message that she was interested in setting up a photo session with her family, I was over-the-moon excited.  Not only have I known both her and her husband, Luke, for nearly 20 years, but also their kids are ADORABLE!


The rain scared us away on our originally scheduled photo session date, but the next day we chose was absolutely perfect. We ventured to Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis for the photos.  We got yelled at once for going “off the path”, but I reassured them that I’m really good at begging for forgiveness vs. asking for permission. 😉


Here are some of my favorite images from the session. I hope you love them!


3 Months of Cuteness | Plymouth Children’s Photographer

October 11, 2010

I met Nandan at Methodist after his parents welcomed him into the world.  He was such a sweet baby to photograph and barely fussed at all.  Fast forward three months… I see him again, but this time for his 3-month photos. As soon as he came downstairs with his Mom, my face lit up and I started spewing nonsense words such as “obbabahahba” and “schmutzywutzy” and “goobajooba”.  It was a true pleasure to see Nandan and his family again – they are very special people with some of the warmest hearts I’ve seen in a long time.  Here are some photos from our at-home session.  Enjoy and watch for his 6-month photos coming in January!

The hat Nandan is wearing in the following photo is from Baby Hattitude.  Isn’t it darling?

The Adorable Nadia + Family | Hopkins Newborn Photographer

September 28, 2010

I met Nadia’s mom when I worked at Target and always thought she was one of the coolest people.  That was until I worked with her!  Then I knew for sure she was one of the most wonderful people I would ever know.  Her vivaciousness and zest for life is so apparent to everyone who knows her.  Her family has grown quite a bit since I first met her (x2!) and I have loved watching her blossom into an amazing mother.  Her daughter, Nadia, was born in September and I simply couldn’t wait to take her newborn photos.  We gathered at the studio for the session and captured these (and many other) adorable photos.  Thank you, Deb and Owen, for asking me to capture photos of your beautiful family.

The hat Nadia is wearing is from Baby Hattitude.  Jessica, the owner and a dear friend of mine, does great work.  Go check it out!

A Walk in the Park | Maple Grove Family Photographer

May 23, 2010

The son shone bright at my photo session with the Belongia family last weekend.  We met in the late afternoon for a family photo session and 3-year photos of their beautiful daughter, Savannah.  I knew this photo session was going to be fun because this family is fun and Savannah is stunningly beautiful.

Savannah and I spent a lot of time just the two of us telling jokes and giggling about silly things.  She is quite the joke teller – if you ever meet her, as her about the one about the lizard crossing the road.  Savannah is very photogenic and for a 3-year old follows directions really well!

The Belongia family is about to grow!  I am excited to meet their baby boy and take his newborn photos as well.  Here are several favorites from our session at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN.

A Morning at Como Zoo | Personal

April 19, 2010

Yesterday was a beautiful day to be outside and we took full advantage of it by going to the Como Zoo and Conservatory. I hold a special place in my heart for zoos, particularly the Como Zoo, because of my love for animals, but also because it’s such a happy place. Kids are excited to see what the next animal will be, Dad’s are carrying children on their shoulders, popcorn and cotton candy are available for purchase, and so on.

Lily and I decided to be “the cool kids” with our sunglasses and boy did we need them – it was bright and sunny! I can’t wait to go there again. The polar bear exhibit reopens the first week of June!

Grandfather and Granddaughter | Personal

March 28, 2010

There is nothing like the bond between a father and a daughter… except the bond between a grandfather and a granddaughter. My father has lived across the country from me for as long as I can remember, but every time we’re together, it’s special. This weekend’s visit was no exception because I was able to watch my father and my daughter interact with such love and grace. AND I took pictures to document it. Here is a collage of photos from my most memorable photo session in the studio to date.

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. Welsh Proverb

Spring Mini-Sessions | Twin Cities Photographer

March 17, 2010

I had a wonderful time at the studio this past weekend taking photos of some of the cutest and darling kids! The light was perfect and I had lots of fun spring toys and props for the kids to play with. Here are a few of my favorites from the day – enjoy!

Skating! | Personal

February 13, 2010

Santa was good to Lily this year and delivered her first set of figure skates. She was so excited to get out and use them, but Mama had to find hers first. They were hiding, but we found them and trekked down to the neighborhood park for some skating lessons. She did great and Nana Hanna came to document the day. What fun we had!

Puppy Love | Twin Cities Children and Family Photographer

February 6, 2010

This little sweetheart was a guest at my Grandmother’s 92nd birthday party last weekend. She is the daughter of my 4th cousin so I think she’s my 5th cousin? Honestly, when it gets that far removed, who’s keeping track? We’re family – plain and simple.

Chloe, a beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel pup, was visiting from her hometown of Ely, MN and they became fast friends. I captured this series of photos during their delightful interaction.