Sunday, May 20, 2018

Stephens Maternity | River Falls, WI Maternity Portraits

It's been a while since I had the opportunity to get together with Andrew, Bethany, Alaina, and Connor. We had a lot of fun this session, getting ready to welcome their new baby girl! We were able to do some indoor portraits as well as head to the park - the kids did great! I can't wait to see everyone + 1 again soon. :)

Indoor Family

Sitting Family
Mom and Dad
Brother and Sister
Kiss
Mom and Dad Sit
Mom
Belly
Pensive Bridge
Log
Family by water
Close with shoes
Look over bridge
Family on bridge
Mom and babies

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Will is 5! | Minneapolis, MN Family Portraits

It has been 4 years since I had the opportunity to photograph Will and his parents - I can't believe he's already 5! Even though it was chilly, he was happy to take a walk around Audubon Park. I love winter portraits & just look at all that love. :)
  Rock
Will under tree
Family under tree
Walk and throw
Spin
Family kiss
Laugh
Mom and Dad
Running in the snow
Snow and Bench
Family on Bench
Will + Mom
Will + Dad

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Bransford Family | Stillwater, MN Family Portraits

Sara & Bo were used to feeling like celebrities - but it was a new experience for me! That's what happens when you make your way around town with 5 adorable, teensy dogs. (if you think mine is little, just wait until you see these pups!) They all did great and we're all pretty lucky that one didn't accidentally end up coming home with me... :)
  Bench
Steps
Standing
In front of the river
Zoomed out
Kneel
Puppies on ground
Bench and brick
On the leash
Black and white
Aggy
Ozzy and Missy
Betty Bug and Willy

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Holiday Mini Sessions 2017 | River Falls, WI Studio Portrait Sessions

Year 2 of mini sessions was a huge success! My photography assistant, Maisie, was a huge help setting the lights (maybe less so during the sessions...) and we had so much fun both days!

What makes a mini session different? Well, rather than a full 1-2 hour session with multiple location, backdrop, or outfit options, we spend 15-20 minutes in studio with a styled set. This is ideal for families who just need a few 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 read about how to catch Santa, wrote a quick note to Santa, had a snowball fight, blew (or threw) snow, and had cookies. I can't wait to do it again next year - or maybe even before then!
Maisie
Ava
Raasch
Rowan
Arnold
Tacheny
Kooyer
Maas
Strusz
Poquette
Fitzl
Konieczy
Andracek and Finn