I will catch up on blogging.  I will catch up on blogging.  I will catch up on blogging.  Maybe if I keep repeating it, it will actually happen?  The good news is, things have been busy!  Crazy summer season is upon us, with an even crazier fall right around the corner.  I’ve been photographing the youngest member of this adorable family since she was a newborn.  I have also taken her 3 month portraits, 6 month portraits, 9 month portraits, 1 year portraits, and 2 year portraits.  This time, we got the whole family involved.  The session took place at their gorgeous home in Arden Hills, MN (and their neighbors awesome backyard that was full of big trees with lots of fall color).  It was laid back, it was fun, and we got some fantastic images.   The third one is displayed in my studio as a 20×40 canvas – I love it!


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  • Haha, your beginning mantra cracked me up, because you sound just like me — always behind on my blogging! :-) Gorgeous family photo shoot!

  • These are great!!! Beautiful family!

  • Angela

    GAH!!!!! love them all

I absolutely LOVE it when families I’ve photographed in the past contact me to set up another session.  1). I love seeing them again and 2). It makes me feel like I did my job right when they come back and trust me to photograph their family portraits year after year.   I was so excited to see this awesome family again, and this time they brought the grandparents along to be in some of their family photos.  We had an absolutely gorgeous fall evening, and I love the resulting portraits.

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  • Angela

    Love that barn! we don’t have many of those in the Bay Area :)

I first photographed this awesome family a couple of years ago, so I was excited to hear back from them last fall looking for some updated family portraits.  I always enjoy seeing how much the kids have changed from year to year, and these two were so much fun!  I love seeing the bond between siblings, and Chloe and Keenan definitely had the typical brother and sisterly love going on.  You know what I mean – when you ask them to hug, and instead you get a choke hold?  Usually followed by a lot of laughs and smiles, which always leads to some great photos.  They were also great listeners, so we were able to get some more serious, posed photos along with the fun, candid ones.  Always a good mix, and I love how these turned out!

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I was so excited for this session!  I’ve been photographing Jillian’s little sister for 2 years now, along with some family photos.  This time, it was Jillian’s turn.  When her mom contacted me about setting up a session, I had a new location that I wanted to try out, and it worked out beautifully!  Definitely will be a new favorite spot for fall family portraits, or any type of session for that matter.

I mainly photograph babies and small children, so it’s always nice to have a session with someone who I don’t have to chase around on the floor (not that I don’t love that – haha!).  Jillian was fantastic to work with, and was a natural in front of the camera.  I had a great time hanging out with her and her mom on a gorgeous fall evening, and LOVE the resulting portraits.


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Evie is one of my Baby’s First Year Plan clients, so I get to see this adorable face several times a year.  Her older sister was also one of my Baby’s First Year Plan clients, and it’s amazing to see how much they’ve BOTH changed!  Evie will be coming in for her 1 year child portraits later this month, so I figured I better get her 6 month baby photos posted.  More of Evie coming soon!


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  • What a beautiful family!! Love the smilies you got from the little ones.

  • What a beautiful family! I bet they just LOVE these!

  • how absolutely beautiful!!

  • Beautiful images of a stunning family! Can’t wait to see the 1 year photos!

  • GORGEOUS family and images! Too many faves to choose one :)

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