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I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted from a session! It has been a crazy busy year for me. My sessions have more than doubled from last year and I’m definitely feeling it! I just happen to have a day off today, which will be spent shopping for a new mattress and re-arranging the living room with my husband and son, but thought I could take a moment to get a blog post up.  Most likely you won’t find a whole lot of new shares on my Facebook page, since I’ve included a new opt-out option in my Portrait Agreement. I honestly don’t rely very heavily on social media sharing for my business anyway, so it’s not a big deal. My clients’ privacy is far more important.

This little man wrapped up his First Year Baby Plan with me a few months ago. His first year album will be getting put together very soon after mom and dad pick out the photos they want. Then it will be shipped off to them as soon as it’s completed. It’s so much fun going through all of the photos from the maternity shoot to the first birthday. I’m so excited to see which photos they picked out for the album!

Enjoy these favorites of mine from his One Year Photo shoot. No cake smash for these ones, but some fun balloons, a little splashing in the fountain and of course, the basketball. 🙂

 

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Well, this is probably going to be a huge overshare, but I just can’t help myself. I love, love, love the photos from this maternity session. Not only was this couple super sweet and fun to work with, they are downright GORGEOUS! I’m so excited to work with them on their upcoming First Year Baby Plan. Baby boy is due in July and we’ll be starting off his sessions with a Fresh 48 Hospital session, followed by his posed newborn and family photos, and then wrapping up his plan with One Year Photos.

These were taken a few weeks ago on a beautiful evening at West Medicine Lake Park in Plymouth. Yes, it’s my go-to favorite spot for maternity photos. I’ve been using this spot for over 6 years now and it’s always picturesque anytime of year. And in my special little spot I love to use, there’s never anyone around, so it’s nice and quiet. On this particular night when we did encounter any park visitors, they were so sweet and kind offering congratulations (and a few honks as they drove by in their cars) to the parents-to-be.

Enjoy!

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Summer is here, well not technically, but it’s definitely here! School is out, which means my little guy is home with me now. We’ve been staying busy with karate, birthday parties, play dates and the usual running of errands. I’ve stayed super busy during the month of May and into early June with many, many sessions. I’ve got a lot to share and blog about. This week I’m finding myself with a little extra time on my hands due to working a wedding last Saturday and a cancelled session on Sunday (thanks to the powerful thunderstorms that rolled through in the morning), so I’m trying to catch up on Facebook shares and blogging.

A few weekends ago I had 3 newborn sessions all in one weekend and this little beauty was one of them. I’m not sure what was going on that weekend, besides the all day downpouring rain, but my babies didn’t want to sleep for me. They all gave me about 20 minutes of good solid deep sleep, but then once they woke to feed or be changed, they wouldn’t go back to sleep. This little girl was wide awake when I left her home in Chaska, so I feel lucky to have gotten some beautiful poses with some good variety beforehand.

I just love these soft and feminine colors for baby girls. I think these soft pinks and creams are my new favorites.

Enjoy these favorites of mine from her session.

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It was so great to see this family again after almost 2 years! The last time I saw them was for their oldest daughter’s 6-month baby photos. Look how big and beautiful she is now! I didn’t get a chance to meet dad at the last session, since he was out of town working, so it was so nice to meet him this time. He’s definitely a doting husband and father and his girls sure do love him.

We did these lifestyle newborn photos in their beautiful new home on a gorgeous sunny morning. I love how mom styled and coordinated their outfits, don’t they all look great? I’m looking forward to seeing them again soon!

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I’ve worked with quite a few clients that have come to me after having bad experiences with other photographers. It always breaks my heart because I know they will never get those moments back. It motivates me to work extra hard with these clients as I feel I need to makeup for the disappointment they felt after working with their previous photographer. Although, I know it’s not my job to turn them around, I feel like each and every family deserves nothing but a positive and fun experience with beautiful images in the end.

I wasn’t sure how this session would go since I hadn’t worked with an “older newborn” in a very long time. The ideal age to photograph a newborn is typically 7-10 days (or so they say), but this little gal proved that theory wrong. She was over a month old when I went to her family’s home in Edina to photograph her newborn photos. After a few feedings, she slept like a dream and although was a little sensitive to my touch, ended up being so great to work with. I ended up with a beautiful variety of images.

We started off the session with taking family photos with just her older sister with mom and dad. I know with a new baby in the house, she was probably not getting as much attention as she was as an only child, so I really wanted to capture those moments with her before we woke up her baby sister. She even got to play my assistant playing peek-a-boo with mom and dad while we got some shots of mom and dad with her new sister, too.

I was on pins and needles waiting for the reply back from mom and when she emailed me letting me know how much she loved her photos, I couldn’t have been happier! I’m so looking forward to working with them on Baby Izzy’s First Year Baby Plan and seeing them again for her 6 month photos in October.

Here is a rather large share from their session, enjoy!!

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