October 26, 2016 is National Dog day!  To celebrate, I thought I’d post some of my client sessions that included their favorite four-legged canine companions.  As a dog lover myself (we have two wild and crazy Siberian Huskies) I always love it when clients include their pets in their portrait sessions.  I’ve had people bring dogs to the studio and on location, both for family and senior sessions, and also for newborn sessions!  We even keep a dog bed, water bowl, and treats at the studio, and absolutely love it when we get to include fido in some photos.  So if you’re thinking about getting some portraits with or of your pet, don’t be shy!  Bring them along and I’ll probably spend a good chunk of our time together playing with them.  :)


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In this week’s “what was ordered Wednesday”, I’m sharing a client’s order of fine art prints.  These gorgeous images are printed on Hahnemuhle paper.  It has great texture and is a bit thicker than normal photographic prints.  The main advantage to having your images printed on Hahnemuhle paper is the beautiful, rich color that these papers produce.  Deep blacks, bright whites, and great tonal range help turn your image into a true piece of art.

Pictured below: one 8×12 fine art print and eight 5×7 fine art prints.  Mom plans on making a framed collage with some of them for the nursery.  Each image comes individually packaged to protect from dust and fingerprints until it is ready to be framed.


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Baby Oliver – what a sweetie!  I had the pleasure of photographing this adorable newborn from Bayport MN earlier this year.  Although he was almost three weeks old at the time of his session, he did great!   His adorable big brother came with for the session, too, and made it in for a few photos.  I love the matching outfits mom brought for the two of them – so cute!

Here are some of my favorites from this newborn photography session.  I’m a big fan of using a lot of different textures in my images, so the first two are some of my absolute favorites (also a huge fan of black and white portraits).  He was a little bit jaundiced, but still had the most perfect newborn skin.  I love how soft it looks against the different fabrics.


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  • Aww, he is so cute!! The last one with his brother is just perfect!

  • These are all perfection!

  • Precious I love the yawn and sibling shots!

  • He is precious and LOVE the black and whites and the snuggly sweaters at the end!!

  • Awesome photos, just beautiful!

  • Oh my goodness, that yawn!! These are so sweet!

Sam finished up his 1 year plan with his last session earlier this year.  This time, we decided to photograph his session at his home, capturing him doing every day things like playing in his room and hanging out in his backyard.  At one year old, he’s a very active little guy and spent his time exploring, laughing, and snuggling with his mom.  I’m going to miss seeing this smiling face every few months.  :)


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  • These are absolutely precious!

  • He looks so happy to be in his element and have you there to play with! Great images!

  • He is so scrumptious! These are perfect!

  • that last one is amazing! He has a knockout smile

  • Beautiful little boy! Great photos

I couldn’t think of a cheesier title, so we’ll go with that.  Did you know that I offer in-person viewing and ordering sessions?  Clients can come in, bring the family, and relax while they watch a slideshow of their images.  I also bring printed proofs to sort and look thorough.  It’s a great way to choose your favorite images, select 20 or so for an album, or decide which ones the grandparents will want.  And if you’re thinking about wall art, we can view your images on the TV and see what the actual print size will look like, to help choose which will work best for your home.  If you send me a photo of your wall ahead of time, we can even design a wall gallery together, showing the images on your own walls.  Pretty cool, right?  Definitely makes it easier to see what your finished product will look like.  Clients also like that they can view any products that they’re interested in, and I’m right there to answer any questions they might have.  I also offer bonus items, and a lot of times clients get to take their printed proofs home to keep so they have something to look at while waiting for their order to come in.  I’m pretty sure everyone’s favorite part, though, is the cheese, crackers, and frappes.  They’re always a hit.  :)


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  • What a lovely space you have! Very inviting and looks like you have everything needed so your clients go home with everything they need!

  • Gorgeous studio! You take such good care of everyone!

  • Very cool!!

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