Minneapolis Family Photographer
I’m a Minnesota native living in Maple Grove with my wonderful husband, son, and rescue pup, Masha.
Being baby-obsessed all my life I have always gravitated toward working with babies and families. Working as a daycare teacher was one of my favorite jobs before all of my corporate jobs got in the way.
I became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of my son and his Cystic Fibrosis diagnosis.
It didn’t last too long before picking up my camera and starting my photography business working with babies and families once again.
I’ve been in your shoes. With all the ups and downs of becoming a mom, these moments are worth capturing. I’m excited to be your Minneapolis family photographer! Let’s capture these moments together during your life’s most exciting, exhausting, and joyful journey called Motherhood.
wife, mama, dog mom, Minneapolis family photographer
babies are my favorite people
Babies are simply the best! They bring hope, love, and joy into a crazy and chaotic world. I can’t imagine doing anything other than photographing your motherhood journey with your baby.
If you couldn’t wait to be a mom, you’re my people.
I knew I wanted nothing more than to be a mom from the time I held my first baby.
I was just a 10-year-old girl when my neighbor who lived across the street from me offered to let me work for her at her home daycare.
She taught me how to hold a newborn, change a diaper, and make a bottle. Taking care of those little ankle-biters made me incredibly happy.
Soon I was creating a Babysitter’s Club (yes, based on the books) and started babysitting up a storm for the next 6 years for all the families in my neighborhood.
I went on to work as a daycare center aide turned teacher before I got sucked into the corporate world (womp, womp).
Learn More About Newborn, Baby, & Maternity Photography Sessions
Baby & Family Photography
capturing those gummy smiles and chubby rolls
Minneapolis Baby Photography sessions can be done at any age or stage in your baby's first year between the ages of 3 months and One Year Old.
I offer both studio baby photography and outdoor baby photography. All sessions include family photos, sibling photos, and your baby's portraits.
Most of my clients prefer to capture their baby when their baby starts sitting independently around 6-8 months old. This session is often referred to as the "sitter session". This is the best time to capture those chubby legs and gummy smiles!
The next big milestone in your baby's life is turning One Year Old! This session also includes family, siblings, and pets if you have them.
The One Year Cake Smash session is a fun way to capture this big milestone in your baby's life. The Cake Smash portion of the session is added to the end of the one-year photo shoot, so babies can get as messy as they want.
Click below to learn more about baby milestone photography!
Maternity & Family Photography
capture this fleeting time before baby's arrival
Minneapolois Maternity Photography sessions are such a great way to document your family before your baby's arrival. These sessions can be of you alone, or with your family and pets!
Maternity photos are best taken between 30-34 weeks into your pregnancy. Around this time you should have a nice round belly but haven’t become too uncomfortable.
Waiting until after 34 weeks isn't advised. In your last month of pregnancy, the baby grows the most leading to most moms being uncomfortable. There's also a risk of delivering the baby early, which would mean missing out on having your maternity photos.
I want you to look and feel your best for your pregnancy photos! You'll love taking maternity photos outdoors at sunset, however, my studio is always available for a more private session.
At my studio, we can go outside for some additional images as there are tall grasses and wildflowers nearby. My availability fluctuates, so feel free to contact me and I can let you know what dates I have open. Click below to find out more!
Schedule a Minneapolis Family Photography Session
Schedule your newborn, baby, or maternity session today! Session dates are limited each month to ensure newborn session availability and timely delivery of galleries.