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. :)
Will under tree
Family under tree
Walk and throw
Family kiss
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... :)
In front of the river
Zoomed out
Puppies on ground
Bench and brick
On the leash
Black and white
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!
Andracek and Finn

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

N'diaye Family 2017 | Minneapolis, MN Family Portraits

While winter weather hasn't really arrived in Wisconsin yet this year, it is definitely near enough that we can't plan for outside to be comfortable for a photo session. (side note: I love winter sessions and would love to see you for one - you just have to be prepared for the cold!) Luckily, there are a few indoor places in the area that allow portrait sessions and are beautiful! I met Shannon, Simbo and their family at the Guthrie Theater for a fun indoor session. We had to work around their current shows, but we had a great time!
The Kids Individual
The Kids Together
Amber Room B&W
Mom & Dad
Amber Room Wide
Amber Room Laugh
Red Couch Family
Blue Hall
Stone Arch Bridge
Outside Blue Wall
Comfy Chairs