Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sam Senior 2020 | Hudson, WI Senior Portraits

Sam will be graduating at the end of the school year! He's hoping to continue his education at UW-Madison. We spent some time together with his mom and brothers in downtown Hudson and his brothers even jumped in a couple frames! Collage of photos of senior boy in blue button up shirt
Collage of photos of senior boy on steps and in front of walls
Collage of photos of senior boy with yellow wall, tin wall, and in front of water
Collage of photos of senior boy on bridge
Collage of photos of three brothers

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Gamm/Young Families | Cottage Grove, MN Family Portraits

When family comes to town, there are a ton of fun activities on the agenda! Don't forget to make family portraits one of them - the Gamm & Young families made time to have some fun getting portraits of siblings, cousins, and grandma! Collage of photos of grandma and grandkids
Collage of photos of grandma, siblings, spouses, and grandkids
Collage of photos of all the grandkids
Collage of photos of Gamm Family 1
Collage of photos of Gamm Family 2
Collage of photos of Young Family

Monday, July 29, 2019

Hailey Jo | River Falls, WI Newborn Portraits

I am so excited to share photos of the newest addition to one of my favorite families, Hailey Jo! Everyone is loving their new baby sister and they all did such a great job for their session. I may not have had cookies this time, but at least we had fun! Collage of photos of parents, two girls, a boy, and a newborn girl
Collage of photos of two girls, a boy, and a newborn girl
Collage of photos, left mom and newborn, center parents and newborn, right dad and newborn
Photo of newborn baby girl with pink flower headband resting on parents' arms
Collage of photos of newborn girl laying on side on pink blanket
Collage of photos of newborn girl on purple and teal blanket
Collage of photos of newborn girl, left on MN Vikings gear, right on blanket from above
Collage of photos of newborn girl sleeping on gray blanket on wooden box
Collage of photos of newborn girl swaddled sleeping on gray blanket

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Dan & Colleen are Engaged! | St. Croix Falls, WI Proposal

On Thursday, Dan and I spent the evening scouting locations and making a plan at Dancing Dragonfly Winery. On Saturday, everything went off without a hitch!

Colleen may have had an idea of what was coming, but she was still surprised when Dan got down on one knee. She was even more surprised when they "snuck" around the private party sign to find a quiet spot & her family and friends were waiting to celebrate with them!
   The proposal
The aftermath
The party 1
The party 2
Overlooking the winery
Close in the vines
Walking through the winery
Serene in black and white
Hugs and the ring

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

F Family | Found Families Session | Chaska, MN Family Portraits

We worked so hard to time our session for perfect blooms on the flowering trees as well as gorgeous weather. Not only were we planning the dream family session at the MN Landscape Arboretum, we were planning a session to celebrate the completion of a family after years of waiting! With three biological children, the F family finally feels complete with the addition of three more sweet kiddos!

Having grown up with foster siblings and with two adopted siblings, adoption is something that is near to my heart. Because of this, I'm honored to be able to volunteer for Found Families, an organization that provides free family photography sessions to families that have recently adopted a child. I loved meeting this amazing family and spending the evening with them!

  Standing in front of a tree
Holding the littles up high
Run and hug
Dad and the girls and boys
Mom and the girls and boys
Just the kids
Sitting under the red tree
End of the session