Saturday, April 8, 2017

Katy & Chris are Married! :: Take 1 {Minneapolis, MN Engagement & Wedding Portraits}

Spring is here and love is in the air! I had the opportunity to spend a gorgeous afternoon last weekend with Chris and Katy. We had a great time walking and getting some pretty portraits before their intimate wedding ceremony. It was perfect & I can't wait to photograph their larger ceremony in the fall!


Nature 2


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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Fynn is 1! {River Falls, WI 1-Year and Family Portraits}

Early spring is such a great time for pictures! It may have been a little chilly, but Brittany, Charlie & Fynn were more than happy to take a walk around the park for some photos. We headed back to the studio for some cake (Fynn was even willing to share :) ) to finish off the evening!
  On the bridge
Family bridge
By the water
Fynn may be the child of a teacher...perhaps...
Newborn and read
Face first
Sugar rush
What a mess!
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Samantha & Jeff Are Married! {Red Wing, MN Wedding}

Winter is such a gorgeous time of year for portraits & weddings! At the end of January, I was lucky enough to take wedding photos for my cousin & her (now-)husband. We had a great time doing engagement photos with their family last fall, and documenting their wedding was just as much fun!
  Getting Ready
Ceremony Overview
The Vows
Sand Ceremony
The Kiss
The Family
Wedding Party
Outside the building
Outside Wedding Party
Bride and Groom

Thursday, December 8, 2016

McCarthy Family + | Eagan, MN Family Portraits

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to head to Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, MN to meet Maggie, Jarred, and their eight-month-old. We were met by Maggie's extended family to do a few large group pictures as well. The gorgeous park and dusting of snow made for picture-perfect backdrops!
  In the woods
With baby
The kids
I can't even look at this grouping and not smile!
To the lake
Range of emotions
The whole gang
On the bridge
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Mini Sessions 2016 {River Falls, WI Studio}

Last weekend, I spent an entire day with awesome clients! I decided to try something I'd never done sessions!

What makes a mini session different? Well, rather than a full 1-2 hour session with multiple location, backdrop, or outfit options, we spend 20 minutes in studio with a designed set. This is ideal for families who just need a couple themed pictures (in this case, especially for holiday cards). It may also be good for those who would rather do a few small sessions than one longer session. To me, it falls between a standard photo studio session at a big box store and a full-blown portrait session. Of course, with minis, your portraits are more limited than in a full session and you have to be okay with the theme! :)

During our sessions, we had a ton of fun! We played in the "snow" on the ground, pretended to be cold, warmed back up, had candy canes and cookies, and made a mess by blowing fake snow at the camera. I can't wait to do it again next year - or maybe even before then!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Baar Family {River Falls, WI Family Portraits}

🎶Singing in the rain!🎶

Okay - not singing, but Heather and Nathan's kids decided they would rather have a portrait session in the rain (i.e., get it done!) than reschedule for the next afternoon. Luckily, Karissa and Blake were good sports and we had a great time walking through the park and exploring the gorgeous natural features of River Falls!

By the falls
More water
On a log
Family on the log
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Langevin Family {St. Paul, MN Family Portraits}

I had the opportunity to meet up with MaryAlice and her family a couple of years ago for family portraits. This year, we went to Rice Park in St. Paul and were able to find lots of different spots for pictures! Luckily, since one of us was very, very hungry, the "reward" for making it through pictures was a nice dinner out. :) It was great to see everyone again and we had a great time walking around the area & discovering beautiful urban backdrops!
  Family Fountain
Smaller Group Fountain
Walking and Marble
Mom + Grandma + Boys
Fall Colors
Mom and Dad
Show me how you really feel about being done with pictures...can you tell who was hungry?
How do you feel

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