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Bloomington, MN Maternity Photographer

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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Chaska Newborn Photographer

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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Baby Mya – One Month {Edina Newborn Photographer}

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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Sweet Baby Izzy ~ 1 Month Old {Edina Newborn Photographer}

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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Waiting for Baby Sister {North Oaks, MN Maternity and Newborn Photographer}

Happy Easter!!

Thought I would blog this beautiful maternity photo shoot since I’m shooting their brand new baby girl’s newborn photos tomorrow morning. We had originally planned on taking her photos 2 weeks from now, but she surprised us all with her early arrival! We had just taken these maternity photos a week or so before mom-to-be emailed me to let me know she’d be coming early. So glad we got the maternity shoot done just in time. I’ve had quite a few moms go earlier than expected, which is why I always recommend getting your pregnancy photos taken between 32-36 weeks.

The newborn photos will have the same color scheme as the colors they chose for their maternity and family photos. Shades of gray, cream and pink (with a little purple mixed in) will coordinate so well with their maternity pictures. It will look so nice in their First Year Album they’ll receive at the end of their First Year Baby Plan.

Mom sent me a photo of baby girl and oh my, she’s a beauty! Gorgeous little face with tons of dark brown hair (she looks a lot like her older brother). She’s going to look so beautiful in those creams and pinks. I can’t wait!!

Enjoy these favorites from their maternity shoot in my Minneapolis studio. Newborn photos coming soon!

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CONTACT ME TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR MATERNITY AND NEWBORN PHOTOS!

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