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A Beautiful Fall Session ~ Woodbury Family and Child Portrait Photographer

I have had the pleasure of taking spring pictures for this family and I was so excited when they asked me to photograph their family this fall.  This family is busy with their first child 2 1/2 and twin boys that will be 1 year in a month.  They are so full of laughter and love that it makes your heart smile just being around them.  I think I was laughing most of the session or jumping up and down and singing to try to get their attention:)  I had a ton of fun and cant wait to watch these beautiful children grow.  Thanks for the opportunity to capture your families love and happiness and I hope you enjoy the pictures:)

1 Year Old Beach Session and Cake Smash ~ Twin Cities, Minnesota Child and Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting this family as a referral though another client.  Their little daughter just turned 1 year old and was very busy.  She started walking at 9 months and is now running…fast!  We had fun on the beach playing chase.  Taylor loves being outside and loved watching the water, playing in the sand, throwing leaves, and running around.  She has no fear of water or eating sand though so she kept all of us on our toes and busy:)  We ended the session with a hilarious cake smash that had us all laughing.  She was not shy at all…in fact not sure if I even got 1 picture without frosting as she dug right in the second it was in front of her.  She was nice enough to share with mom and dad and she even took some bites head first….oh and her scrunchie face is my favorite:)  Thanks for the fun session.  Hope you enjoy!

Fall Family Session ~ Woodbury Child and Family Photographer

I was able to take pictures of this adorable family of 4 for the first part of the session and the two girls were so into the camera and full of smiles.  You could feel the love they had for each other and they love all kinds of sports so we talked a lot about sports during our session.  The grandparents joined us for a few pictures with them and I absolutely love taking pictures of couples who have been together for so many years and having them look at each other for photos brings out the best smiles:)  The rest of the extended family joined us for the end of this session and our goal was to get the grandparents some christmas pictures with all of them in it:)  I believe we achieved this goal but it wasnt easy and with so many different ages it was a lot of cheering, yelling, clapping, singing and possibly the parents used an umbrella to get the attention and distract:) LOL!  It was fun and the family was very laid back and relaxed.  What a fun gift for the grandparents.  Hope you enjoy!


Vince ~ Senior Pictures ~ Senior Professional Photographer Saint Paul, MN

Vince is my cousin and I can not believe he is a senior this year!  He had requested some football Hudson Raider pride pictures as well as a picture with his dog, Packer.  I had fun at our session and enjoyed the time chatting with Vince about his dreams for the next years and all the goals he will reach for and succeed!  Hope you enjoy the pictures!  Thanks for the opportunity to capture such an important time of your life as you finish high school and transition into the next years.  Best of luck to you this year!


Happy 2-month-old Baby Boy ~ Minnesota Child and Family Photographer

I met this beautiful family at Lino Lakes and we chose to meet by the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes County Park and it was absolutely perfect.  I found this perfect little place right off of the parking lot that had a gorgeous path with leaves on it and some great trees as well.  It was a little chilly in the morning but perfect lighting and scenery. Kallan is 2 months old and full of smiles and so handsome.  He was very content and loves to give smiles to mom and dad.  I couldn’t get enough of his little personality…what a little charmer he is going to be.  Thanks for the opportunity to capture such a beautiful family.  Hope you enjoy!

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