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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Landon was the last newborn baby I photographed back in my old studio in Blaine, MN.  It worked out great since this family was a referral and they happened to live in Blaine.  He has a bit of a cold that day and wasn’t in much of a sleeping mood at first.  Eventually he passed out and we were able to get some adorable, squishy, sleeping photos of him.  It was right around Christmas time, so we had to add my favorite Christmas newborn hat in for a couple of photos.  Not something I use very often, but it sure is cute.


I still am a Blaine MN newborn baby photographer, but my new studio is in St Paul MN (on the northern border of Minneapolis and St. Paul).  Happy to say that I still have some great clients traveling from Blaine (and farther).  Living there myself, it’s actually a pretty quick drive.:)


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  • Ahh, these are precious! Great job Melissa!

  • These are so sweet, The third one is my favorite.

  • Great variety! He’s adorable

  • So precious!! I bet mom and dad are flipping!!

I can’t tell you how much I love seeing this little sweetie.  I’ve been photographing her since she was a newborn, and was so happy to see her again for her 2 year portraits!  Ever since her first session, we’ve been incorporating some lace from her mom’s wedding dress with her photos.  I love the last photo in the progression – perfect photo of a two year old who rather be climbing or playing that standing still for some photos.  AND – she finally has some hair!  Totally adorable and I love how these turned out.
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  • These are precious!

  • So cute! It’s amazing how fast they grow!

  • How wonderful that you’ve been the one to capture this sweetie pie’s baby years.

  • Ahh, she is precious! Looks like she has a sweet personality, nice work!

  • I love that portrait of her in the chair, it really captures a natural expression and shows how small she is.

I had the pleasure of meeting these two last summer on a very hot, humid evening in the northern burbs.  Even battling the sweat and mosquitoes, these two were troopers.  I loved watching them play together, and we had fun chasing frogs and then going back to their home for some photos in their GORGEOUS back yard along the river.  Totally made me want to move to Isanti – the drive would be worth it.  :)


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  • Oh my goodness! They are just too cute!!

  • They are adorable!! Love those black and whites!!

  • Totally gorgeous! Love all of these!

  • OMG, these are so adorable. Love the rich colors!

  • So sweet!

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    Nothing short of adorable!

  • These are so adorable! I’m in love with the B&W’s… especially the first. Great job!

  • They’re so stinking cute! Great work!

  • So sweet. My favorite is the one in color of the girl sitting on the crate.

To all the moms out on the interwebz (and those not online – I hope you somehow see this, too).  I hope you’re all having a fantastic Mother’s Day weekend, and I hope you’re spoiled rotten tomorrow with coffee, flowers, or maybe just some peace and quiet (because let’s face it, that’s what we all really need one day a year).  Here are all the mommy and me photos from this past year.  These are always some of my favorites.  :)


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  • Just look at all those mamas and their babies! Love!

  • Such a wonderful tribute to moms!

  • Ahhh, I love these! So sweet and beautiful!

  • Love all your mommy and me photos!

  • Great mamma shots! Love the connection!

  • What a great collection of Mommy and me photos!!

  • Love these! The mama-baby shots are always my favorites too.

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