I had the pleasure of photographing Tristian’s newborn portraits earlier this year when his mom was searching for a Rogers MN newborn photographer.  He was three weeks old at the time, and wide awake for a good portion of his session.  Funny how each baby is different, though.  He was wide awake for the first part of the session when we were taking photos of him swaddled up and on his back, but right when we switched him to his tummy for some photos, he passed out big time.  He stayed that way for quite a while – long enough to get plenty of adorable, sleepy newborn portraits.  The image of him on the brown blankets is seriously one of my favorite newborn photos ever – so simple and squishy.  I have a fine art print of that image waiting to be framed and put on display, so you may see if you’re at my St. Paul studio anytime in the near future.


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I photographed Evie and her parents earlier this year, and had such a great time with them!  Evie wasn’t so sure about this whole portrait thing at first, but she warmed up and after a while, and we got some great smiles out of her.  She loved playing with mom and dad, and she has the cutest outfits – perfect for a light, summery session.

I love that we were able to get some posed photos of her, but my absolute favorites are the ones with her playing and interacting with her mom and dad.  It’s the things that happen every day, but aren’t always captured on camera.  These types of images are the ones that pull at my heart strings, and why I love family sessions so much.


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  • Angela

    Beautiful! Love that pink chair and the black and white of the family. Great work as always

  • Absolutely gorgeous! And I ♥ that mom’s hair!

  • oh my these are precious…and that black and white one is really pulling at my heartstrings <3

  • Sweet session but that last one is just gorgeous.

  • Gorgeous, gorgeous session!! Love these!

In this week’s edition of What Was Ordered Wednesday….variety!  I had so much fun with this family, and I absolutely love how they chose to display their favorite images.


Pictured below is a framed fine art print on Hahnemuhle cotton rag paper with a 1.5″ museum grade mat.  The wooden frame is made in Italy, and there is conservation glare-resistant glass on the front.  I love the classic, timeless look of framed and matted prints, and will be having some new samples in the studio soon for you to ooh and aah over!  I truly believe that this is one of the most beautiful ways to display your images.  The mats are museum grade and acid free, so they won’t turn yellow over time or eat away at your images (mats that are not acid-free can actually destroy your prints).  The back of the frame is completely sealed off and finished – a true piece of art!


This family also ordered an 8×8 standard album, which is a perfect way to enjoy your favorite images without taking up a lot of space.  The pages are hard and rigid, and the cover for this particular album was finished in a charcoal-colored linen fabric.  To top off their order, they also purchased some desk prints and a flash drive with the digital files of their favorite images.  Their order was hand-delivered to their home in St. Paul, where I enjoyed watching them unwrap everything.  The smiles that these images bring are priceless, and will be treasured for many years to come.  THIS is why I do what I do.  Creating memories, capturing moments.  I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s true, and I love it.


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  • Angela

    Love your packaging!

  • Nice!! I bet your clients will love these!

  • Beautiful products!!

This little guy was in the studio yesterday, and I decided to try something a little different.  I used natural light (which I never do for newborn portraits at my St. Paul studio), I used an all white backdrop (that I was actually planning on getting rid of  because I never used it – it was in my “to donate” pile because it didn’t sell at my last photography prop sale), and I almost never photographed newborns without a diaper cover.  I really hit the trifecta today.  But, I absolutely LOVE how these turned out, and would really like to photograph more newborn images like this.  Simple, clean, classic.  There is nothing more pure than a newborn baby to love.


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  • Beautiful image, I love the simplicity!

  • What a sweet boy! Congrats on your newest nephew! :) Love the image!

  • Oh my! What a precious little guy!! So adorable!

  • love this, so precious!!

  • Angela

    Congrats!!!!!!!!! Such a beautiful baby and photo.

  • He is so adorable! I love those lips! Beautiful picture! :)

If you’ve been to my studio, you might recognize this guy from the studio display that is hanging in the commons area at Vandalia Tower.  He made it onto my portrait collage, and you can probably see why.

This was one of my favorite newborn sessions to date.  Parker’s mom and dad contacted me earlier this year when they were looking for a Maple Grove newborn photographer, and I’m so glad they did!  Parker wins the award for most hair of any newborn I’ve photographed in 2015.  It looked like he came out needing a haircut – so adorable!  He was squishy, sleepy, and absolutely rocked his newborn session.  They even brought along the family pup to include in some of their newborn portraits – doesn’t get much cuter than that!


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  • So cute!! That second image is perfection! <3

  • These are precious, I love the shot with the dog nuzzled next to him!

  • Angela

    Doggies and babies are double cuteness!!

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