I have been taking photos of client orders before they are picked up or delivered, and I’ve finally figured out what to do with them (other than posting them to Instagram).  I’ve decided to start a new blog series titled “What was ordered Wednesday”.  Each Wednesday (or as many as I remember) I will be posting a client’s order to show different products.  I hope it’s helpful to see what type of products are available (especially for those who don’t come in for a consultation or have a studio session).

This was one of my most recent deliveries to a family in Blaine.  Their order included two 16×20 fine art prints, an 8×8 leather heirloom album, some fine art desk prints, and some wallet prints.  They also received a 5×8 photo notepad, some 3×3 accordion albums, some digital files, and a gallery slideshow of all their images as bonus items.  I also include a pair of white cotton gloves with all fine art print orders.


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  • What a great idea! I bet your clients were thrilled. Everything is gorgeous.

  • Ooh how I love your logo. There’s something beautiful about sleek and modern designs. Great packing!

  • This is great Melissa. Fantastic idea!

Brenley came to my St. Paul studio from Harris for her 8 month portrait session earlier this year.  She’s part of my 1st year baby plan, so this is the second time I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her.  She wasn’t feeling too great at her session, but we still managed to get some smiles out of her.  Turns out she was teething – popped a new tooth the very next day!  I love how her photos turned out, and the last image with her and the hippo is one of my new favorites.  I have it as large canvas in my studio.  :)


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  • Love the ones with the hippo! They’re adorable! And she looks pretty happy for a teething baby!

  • Agree that the hippo images are perfect! Well done with a teething baby. These are adorable!

  • Precious! The second one of her laying on her back with her yellow bloomers is my favorite!

  • That last one is definitely for the wall!!! I hope Mum and Dad print it big!!!

  • Angela

    These are precious! Love the second and third one

I’ve been photographing these guys for a few years now, and I always have such a great time with them!  They are energetic, fun, and always full of laughs and smiles.  For their most recent session, they came to my (new then) studio for their portraits.  They were the first ones to “break in” the new place, and I was so happy that they were willing to make the trip out to St. Paul for their session.  For years, I had been really against moving studios to Minneapolis/St. Paul, because I thought the drive was going to be so awful.  I’m not sure what I was worried about – the drive is nothing, and I’m in love with our new space.  Anyways…back to this session.  We photographed it at the studio, and the boys (being one and two years old) were full of energy – I loved it!   I think the photo at the end sums it up pretty well – definitely one of my favorites.  :)


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  • How cute and fun! I love silly, upside down pictures:)

  • These are so cute! Love the personality in these pics!

  • Angela

    Super cute family shot!

  • How fun! Great photo captures!

  • Love the last shot! What fun portraits!

  • What a fun session!

  • They look like such a fun family! You captured them perfectly!

Sweet little Brooks came from his home in Champlin to my studio in St. Paul for his newborn session just a few days before Christmas.  He was so tiny and sleepy, and his parents brought with some adorable hats to incorporate into some of his portraits.  I especially liked the snowman hat – super cute!  Brooks was a little bit jaundiced (they got the call from the doctors office during our session to bring him back in).  He didn’t seem to mind too much, though, and slept like a champ (as most jaundiced babies do).  The little bit of time he was awake, he seemed to be content with checking everything out.  The photos with his parents are some of my favorites – it’s not very often that a newborn baby makes such great eye contact.  So sweet!

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  • Absolutely gorgeous! And such nice variety, I honestly can’t pick a favorite. THese images are stunning!

  • precious…and the last one is heart melting…love it <3

  • Gorgeous black and whites!

  • He’s so itty bitty! These are beautiful!

  • I like your black and white style. Great job

  • He is simply adorble! awesome captures!

  • How gorgeous! Love the textures too. I bet Mom and Dad loved them.

  • Amazing newborn photos!! Love your black and whites!!

  • I love his name! Your set-ups are all so perfect. Great photos!

  • Beautiful! He’s so tiny and perfect! Awesome job!

  • very cute little guy and adorable newborn session!

  • Oh what a precious little guy, really lovely images!

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

  • These are great! I love the one of them tickling the little girl.

  • Love Love Love! Beautiful!

  • These are beautiful family images!

  • As a mom of four, I know how hard it is to get a family photo. These are amazing. What a treasure!

  • awesome images and what a big gorgeous family!

  • Gorgeous! Make me wish it was Fall already.

  • Wow, what gorgeous color. This family must have been so happy to receive these pictures.

  • these are great, adorable family!

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