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Wishing For Snow ~ Twin Cities Family and Child Photographer

I had the pleasure of being asked to photograph my neighbors family.  It is always extra fun when you know the family and children.  We were hoping that we would have snow for the session but the little bit we got that week did not stay on the ground with the warm temperatures we had.  We did luck out and had an absolutely perfect November day for pictures though with warmer weather and this family was gracious enough to meet me for close to sunrise photos!  I was impressed all three children and the parents were all ready in time and we headed out to my “special spot” with the gorgeous sun rising behind the trees.  I had a blast with these children and they each have their own personalities and all of them together made me laugh out loud quite a few times during our session. The kids were giggling most of the time too:) Hope you enjoy the sneak peeks.

October Family and Sibling Session ~ St. Paul Minnesota Professional Family Photographer

This session was at Fort Snelling State Park in Minnesota.  I had a ton of fun being silly with this family and we got to see lots of turkey and deer while we were there.  This session was of my sister-in-law and her family.  Nicholas was the first grandchild on the side and I have watched him grow into a fun, smart, handsome boy.  Josefine was the second grandchild and had to come into this world ready to hold her own in the family to make sure she could play with her toys, eat her food, or even sleep in her bed.  She is a determined, funny, opinionated little girl who knows how to have fun!  They both love to dance, play, giggle, and be silly together.  I love watching siblings interact and Nicholas knowns just how to get real laughs out of Josefine and make her smile so I made sure to put him to work for her photos:) They were even happy to hug each other, sit together, and laugh with each other. Thank you for the opportunity to photograph your family and I look forward to many fun times with the cousins together in the future.   Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Siblings…Family…Lots of Love ~ Twin Cities Professional Child and Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting Baby Lauren when she was just a newborn.  It is hard to believe she will be turning 1 soon.  Her big brother is so sweet with her and he just turned 6 recently.  I used to work with their mom and I miss seeing her weekly.  I had a blast at this session even though there may have been a little tears…there were many laughs too.  Lauren will quickly go from being content..to crying…to laughing in a matter of seconds.  I got some pictures of each mood and I love them all…she makes me laugh!  The session took place at the Lebanon Hills Regional Park in Eagan, MN and it was beautiful out!  Hope you enjoy your pictures and I look forward to our cake smash coming up:)


4-month-old Baby K ~ Roseville Child and Family Photographer

This family was referred to me and I was so happy to be able to photograph their adorable boy and family.  It was a brisk chilly October day and we wanted to do outdoor pictures at this beautiful park that Mom and Dad walk to often from their home.  Kesler did great for the first half of the session but needed lots of cuddles, hugs, and warmth the second half.  I got a few great smiles from him and he loves to be on his belly!  Hope you enjoy the sneak peek of the photos and I hope to meet your family for future sessions and to watch Kesler grow!

Happy 10-month-old Girl and Family ~ St. Paul, Minnesota Child and Family Photographer

This session almost got cancelled due to weather too and I am so glad it didn’t.  We were able to stay in the trees away from the light sprinkles and mist rain and we had so much fun.  I work with children of all ages for both of my jobs and I love it!  I can honestly say I do not have a favorite age to work with because I have a ton of fun from newborn up to senior and families.  I love to watch children grow and families grow and see the joy on their faces.  I can say from the bottom of my heart that this photo session was filled with so much joy, in so many ways.  Alia was absolutely full of smiles and happy the entire time as long as she was moving.  Mom and Dad brought a squeaky ducky that she loves and every time I would squeeze it she would smile.  The love and joy that Mom and Dad had for Alia and each other was also evident during this session and I had a smile on my face.  It was a pleasure meeting your family and I look forward to watching Alia grow.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

Aunt Jean - What a sweetie! Can’t believe she is starting to walk! Terrific pictures; continue to enjoy before she wants to borrow the car!

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