{Arianna} | Blaine MN newborn photographer

I photographed Arianna when she came to my Blaine studio at just 12 days old.  She was an absolute dream to photograph!  She was pretty alert, but eventually fell asleep and gave me some of the cutest smiles.  And her hair!  I just love it.  Definitely some of my favorite newborn photos.  :)

baby girl with lots of hair
black and white macro newborn photo
black and white newborn photo
baby girl with pink wrap

  • Peggy - Love that sweet little yawn!! Beautiful baby girl, fantastic work capturing her <3

  • Shannon Stroubakis - These are so beautiful, you captured her big gorgeous eyes so well. I love the black and white shots especially.

  • Kate - Stunning! What a beauty and you’ve captured her so beautifully as well.

  • Megan - What a pretty little babe! I love the yawning.

  • Jodee - Absolutely stunning! I especially love the close up – so sweet!

  • Leslie Crane - Absolutely beautiful. Your lighting is always so perfect and oh my goodness, that sweet baby yawn you captured is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! Darling baby girl.

  • April O'Hare - What a little lovebug! I LOVE the first two photos. She looks so peaceful in the first and the yawn is just too cute:)

  • Jeni - These are beautiful! I love the awake shots with her big brown eyes! And that little yawn is the cutest thing! Gorgeous work.

{Sam} | Champlin MN newborn photographer

I met Sam when he came to my studio from Champlin for his newborn session back in December. He was a fiesty little guy, but totally, absolutely, adorable. He didn’t want to close his eyes much at first, but eventually passed out for some sleepy shots. They always do.:)Sam is part of my fist year plan, so I’ll be seeing him again around six months for his next session. I can’t wait to see how much he’s changed!

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black and white newborn photography
newborn photos
newborn baby with knit hat

  • Amber AIleen - Beautiful job! I love the last image!!

  • Shannon Stroubakis - Gorgeous. That first black and white is incredible, beautiful light.

  • Michaela - So cute! I am a huge fan of comparison shots. :) love these!

  • Corrie Lindroos - Melissa these are just gorgeous, as usual! I love the “depth” in your images. The colours and textures in the last one, paired with that gorgeous creamy skin is just incredible!!!

  • Kristen - What a gorgeous baby! I love all his hair! The b&w close up is beautiful!

  • Jeni - Oh my goodness…look at his lashes in the last one! WOwzers! I love the set up in the first one. Beautiful shots!

  • Peggy - Your work here is amazing! Love the black & whites, your pops of color, and your fantastic use of texture. Beautiful boy!

  • Amanda Radovic - wow these are stunning, what a beautiful baby, and those lashes….sigh

{Zelda – 9 months} | St Paul MN baby photographer

I hadn’t seen Zelda since she came to my Blaine studio from St Paul for her newborn photos, and WOW – she has changed so much! Full of smiles, and the cutest little rolls – I had so much fun taking her photos. Mom brought with the awesome tutu that she’s wearing in some of the photos below, and it went perfect with a backdrop that I had that had never seen the light of day. I really need to bust it out more, because I love how these turned out.:)

6 month baby photos in studio on bone seamless paper
six month baby photos in studio
9 month old baby girl in tutu
smiling baby girl in tutu

  • Leslie - Firstly, I LOVE her name! And secondly, what a beautiful session! She is so sweet and adorable and your images of her are perfection. I especially love the second one in black and white. Stunning!!

  • Amber Aileen - What a cutie! I love the different expressions you captured!!

  • Shannon Stroubakis - Beautiful and I love her name too! What amazing eye contact you caught from her, she must have loved you.

  • Jeni - So stinking cute! I love the expressions you captured! The last one is my favorite!

  • Amy G. - She is so darn cute! Love all the expressions you captured – especially the up close B & W one – so serious!

  • Amanda Radovic - what a cherub!!! Beautiful work :)

  • Kristen - What a little doll! I just love that first one! So sweet!

  • Megan - What an adorable baby! I really love the simplicity in the first set up – really makes you focus on the gorgeous baby.

{Maeva – 6 months} | St Paul MN baby photographer

Maeva is one of my first year baby planners.  She was in for her newborn photos, six months photos, and she’ll be back for her one year photos.  I LOVE seeing how much these babies change from one session to the next!  For her six month session, we were able to do a few different outfits and backdrops.  I love this age because you can get so much variety – they’re pretty much happy with whatever you do.  :)


six month baby girl on fur rug
baby girl with sofie giraffe on pink rug
6 month baby photos with Christmas lights

  • Shannon Stroubakis - That first shot is so adorable, amazing eye contact you captured!

  • samantha - Sweet girl!! Love the first image!

  • Jeni - These are so precious! I just love the one of her with her giraffe! So cute!

  • Amber Aileen - These are so precious. That first one is my favorite!

  • Amber Aileen - How adorable! That first shot is perfection!

  • Megan - Oh my goodness!! She is absolutely PRECIOUS. Seriously, that first picture is just breathtaking.

  • Kristen - What a little cutie! I love the wide eye stare in the first one! So sweet!

  • Amy G. - These are adorable! Love the curiosity you captured in her.

{The Jamison family} | Blaine MN family photography

Finally caught up with blog posts from this fall! Only took me until March to get it all done.:)This last fall family session was one of my favorites. I’ve been photographing Leela since she was a newborn, and she has always been a smiley, happy baby. Babies change so much between one year and two years old, and it was great to see how much she’s grown since the last time I photographed her. She is probably the sweetest, most well-behaved two year old that I’ve ever met – made my job easy! Her mom always has her dressed in the cutest outfits, too – definitely one of the most fashionable two year olds I know. Leela is going to be a big sister this spring, so I’m excited to see her and her family again soon and meet their newest addition.:)

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outdoor fall family photos

  • Anjuli Francois - What a darling family. Love these.

  • Rhonda - OMG. These are just fabulous.

  • April O'Hare - What a pretty location! Their outfits look great and go with all of the fall colors so nicely. They are a super cute family:)

  • Shannon Stroubakis - Love these! Beautiful location and they look so happy and natural.

  • samantha - Okay, these are perfection! Beautiful light, beautiful location, beautiful editing and BEAUTIFUL family!!

  • Rebeccah - There are gorgeous!!

  • Rhonda - Wonderful colors and I’ve always loved your black & whites! Great session!

  • Liz Campbell - How wonderful! You did a great job with this session!

  • Leslie - These. Are. Gorgeous. That is all. You are amazing.

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