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Welcome Baby Gabriel ~ Twin Cities Newborn Photographer

Gabriel was 7 days new when I was able to meet him at his home with his family.  He has quite the birth story as he was born in the car on the way to the hospital.  He was caught by his grandma who is a nurse and was following in the car behind mom and dad and they had to pull over with EMS on the phone and arriving shortly after.  He was 7 lbs 14.4 oz and 21 inches and healthy!  He was perfect for the photo session with lots of sleeping time and time awake too.  This session was so much fun as I was able to capture some personal newborn photos of him as well as more of a lifestyle session with photos capturing him with his big brother and the family.  We even had warm enough weather to take Gabriel outside for some family photos and newborn shots of him outside which was so much fun.  The love inside this home from mom, dad, and big brother brings tears to my eyes.  It was so much fun being able to capture the love and precious moments between Gabriel and his big brother.  I was also able to capture some of Gabriel feeding with his mom which was truly beautiful and those are for mom to keep personally.  I hope you enjoy!

 

Andrea - Awesome skills Jill! Thanks for capturing some amazing pictures! I love them all so much, and we had so much fun with you at the photo session!!

Max ~ Twin Cities Minnesota Child Photographer

I had the pleasure of being referred to this family by a previous client.  Max just turned 3 and  his parents met here during college and are both from Russia.  Max doesn’t speak English yet but is now attending a preschool and already picking up on some words.  I think it is amazing he will be speaking 2 languages in no time…little kids are such sponges for language.  I think I might have taught him a few new words during our session and got a lot of smiles from him!  He was so much fun to capture and he is a total ham for the camera with lots of smiles and giggles!  His mom was able to be apart of the photo session too and I loved capturing the mother and son moments.  I had a hard time choosing just a few pictures to put on the blog because I loved all of his expressions.  Hope you enjoy this adorable little boy!

 

Family Reunited ~ Twin Cities Minnesota Family Photographer

This family contacted me to complete a last-minute photo session because their family has never all been together.  One family flew up from Florida and the whole extended family had the opportunity to let the cousins play together and be with family.  The photo session was a surprise gift for “Grandma” as she has never had  a picture of the entire family or individual pictures of each grandchild.  What a wonderful gift.  It was 100 degrees and hot so we did our best trying to stay cool and in the shade of their home.  Hope you enjoy!

Summer Fun Contest!

Summer Fun Contest!  Thank you for visiting and entering the contest!

I have been wanting to do a contest and trying to think of a fun idea that was easy for everybody who wishes to enter.  As I was taking photos of my son Kaden with my iPhone in this hot heat I decided it would be fun to do a summer contest of what you enjoy doing in the summer or how you are staying cool:)   The winner will receive a free session!!  The session must take place by August 30th, 2012.  Here is how you can enter the contest:

1.  Take a picture of your child or family enjoying summer!:) (This can be with any camera or your phone)

2.  Submit the photo by emailing me as soon as possible    jjhotujec@gmail.com

3.  I will then upload all the photos that I receive into an album called SUMMER FUN CONTEST

4.  If you “like” Jill Hotujec Photography Facebook page you will be able to vote by clicking on the “like” button under the picture

5.  The winter will be determined on July 24th, 2012 by the photo with the most “likes” on Facebook

HINT:  Encourage your friends and family to become a fan of Jill Hotujec Photography on Facebook so they can vote for your Summer Fun Contest picture!

 

The “G” Family ~ Twin Cities Family Photographer

I had a lot of fun with this family.  I usually take extra time in the beginning of my sessions to get to know the children and family and allow them to warm up to me without my camera.  There were two girls Chloe is 4 and Ashley just turned 2.  They both were so sweet and fun to work with, Chloe was very patient as we tried to get Ashley to warm up to taking pictures and exploring the park.    Mom and Dad tried suckers, flowers, walking, playing hide and seek, and all their tricks to get her to just play without being held.  After some time and some great family shots and softer moments with mom and dad Ashley warmed up and was full of smiles on the swing with her sister at the end.  I loved how these turned out and you can truly see their personalities in these pictures from quiet moments to laughing out loud at Dad and Mom being silly.

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