I first met this family when they were looking for an Elk River baby photographer.   I photographed Grace’s older brother when he was a baby, and now I have the pleasure of photographing this little peanut!   Grace is signed up for my First Year Baby Plan, which includes three sessions.  This was from her first session, photographed at 4 months.  She was recently in again for an 8 month session, so I’ll be posting those in the next few weeks.  I love seeing how much she’s changed from one session to the next!

 

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  • Oh my goodness- these are priceless! Those expressions!!

This handsome peanut is my nephew Rory.  He’s not actually so little anymore – he’ll be turning one in October!  Yes, it has taken me a while to blog these but totally worth the wait, right?  I’ve also photographed him at around 4 and 7 months, so those will be posted sometime in the next year.  Better late than never, right?

He was such a dream baby to work with at his newborn session.   He didn’t want to sleep much at first, but once he did, he was OUT, and putty in my hands.  I was able to try some different set ups and lighting with this guy, and I really love how they turned out.  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you can probably see how I’ve started to incorporate more photos like this into my newborn sessions.  I love the look of a baby on an all white backdrop.  Same goes for a black backdrop.  No props, no distractions, just the pure simplicity of a new life.

That being said, we did use some props that they brought along, because they were just too cute not to use.  Plus, I’m not really sure if an outfit counts as a prop, does it?    I’m going to say no on that one.  We used an adorable hat they brought with to get some Christmas type images for his birth announcement/Christmas card.  I love how all of these turned out, and I love this little guy.  You’ll be seeing more of him in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

 


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I was contacted by Val a while back when she was looking for a Woodbury MN family photographer.  The session was to include her and her husband and their two daughters and their families.  We first met for a pre-session consultation so I could learn a little bit more about who was going to be there for the session.  At that time, we also went over session ideas, clothing ideas, and talked about what they plan to do with their images after the session.

They came to my St. Paul portrait studio in mid December (yes, late on blogging as always), and we had a fantastic session!  The kids were adorable (and very well behaved).  We were able to get some posed images as well as some that were more candid and fun.  Being so cold outside, it made me really appreciate having a large studio to accommodate extended family sessions such as this.

A few weeks after their session (and after the craziness of the holidays), I invited them all back to my studio for their viewing and ordering appointment.  We had some snacks, looked through printed proofs, and made a morning out of it.  Everyone had input on their favorites.  In the end, we ended up with a wall collection with 7 framed prints, some unframed wall prints and some smaller desk prints.  For the wall display, there was a framed 30×40 print, surrounded by 6 smaller framed 8×12 and 8×8 prints.  We started with a canvas design, seen below, but ended up going with framed prints instead.   Val sent me a photo once it was up, and it looks fantastic!

THIS is what I love – working with a family from start to finish.  From the initial idea of setting up a session with the end goal of a nice family photo, to delivery of the final product.  I love the thought process, the design process, and seeing it through to fruition.  Now this family has a gorgeous wall display that they will be able to look at and enjoy on a daily basis for several years to come.

 

 

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Willow’s parents contacted me when they were looking for an Oakdale MN baby photographer, and I’m so glad they did!  Willow is on my First Year Baby Plan, which means I get to see this adorable face three times over the next year!  These photos were from her first session, photographed at four months old.  We’ve also had her seven month session, and will be photographing her 1 year session later this month.  It’s amazing how fast that first year seems to fly by.

When I first saw Willow, I’m pretty sure I started smiling ear to ear.  She is the cutest!!   Rolls for days and so much gorgeous dark hair!  We used a several different outfits I have for babies at the studio, and she looked adorable in every single one of them.  She gave me lots of smiles, and if you are ever at my studio, you will probably see her face in several different spots.  My favorite is an 11×14 fine art print, matted and framed with museum glass.  It is gorgeous!  Since they ordered the first year album collection as well, I also have an album sample from this session.  Baby Willow is taking over MKP, and I love seeing her smiling face every day at work.  🙂

 

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  • Oh my gosh, what a precious 4 month session! And I love that you’re documenting her whole first year! What a wonderful way to remember her growth!

  • Oh my goodness- these are so adorable! I love your newborn photography!

  • Cherub alert!!!! Love her baby rolls!

  • Oh my goodness! What a cutie! These are awesome!

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