Klara came to my studio from Minnetonka earlier this year when I was looking for a model for some new baby outfits I purchased for clients to use.  She was 10 months old at the time, and was the perfect model!   Smiley, happy, and some seriously amazing hair.   I call this age the sitter age, and it’s my absolute favorite.  Babies are usually happy, easily amused and the best part – they can’t run away!  This is usually between 6-10 months, when babies can sit unassisted but are not walking yet.

I have a lot of outfits for both boy and girl sitters, which include rompers, knit diapers covers, and some two-piece outfits like in the first image of Klara.  I’m always adding new outfits to my stash, so keep an eye on the blog for more new studio wardrobe examples soon!

 

Minnetonka baby photographerMinnetonka baby photographerMinnetonka baby photographerMinnetonka baby photographerTwin Cities baby photographerMinnetonka baby photographyMinnetonka baby photographerMinnetonka baby photographer

 

Looking for a Minnetonka baby photographer?  Click on the contact tab above and let’s start planning your custom portrait session today!

  • Oh my gosh, she is adorable and so are these outfits! I love that your clients are able to use them for sessions. It’s tough to buy such cute outfits for babies when they grow so fast!

  • You captured her perfectly! I love those smiles!

  • OMG I love her! What a precious smile and adorable outfits! Wonderful images!

  • Absolutely adorable!

  • What a serious cutie!! These are so perfect!

  • Oh my goodness, that hair is adorable! She looks like she enjoyed the session too. Love the outfits =)

What can I say about this handsome little guy?   This is William (Will), and his parents contacted me when they were looking for a Blaine MN baby photographer.  Will is part of my First Year Baby plan, and has had three sessions with me at about three months, nine months, and one year.  These photos were from his 9 month session, and I absolutely love them!   His nursery is decorated in a woodland fox theme, so they brought along some stuffed animal fox friends for some of his photos, along with the fox costume that we used at his 3 months session.  They also wanted some shots with teddy bears.  I don’t typically use a lot of props, but I think this is an adorable set up for this age!

Will is such a smiley, happy little guy.  A charmer, for sure.  Photos from his three month session adorn my studio walls as a set of three canvas prints, and I love looking at his smiling face every time I go into work.  Be on the looking for photos from Will’s 1 year session soon!

 

Blaine MN baby photographerBlaine MN baby photographerBlaine MN baby photographerBlaine MN family photographerBlaine MN family photographerBlaine MN family photographerBlaine MN baby photographerBlaine MN baby photographer

 

Looking for a Blaine MN baby photographer?  Click on the contact tab above and let’s plan your session today!

  • Oh my gosh, what an adorable nine month session! I love the fox images! A first year plan is such a great way document baby’s growth.

  • Oh my goodness- I love these!!!! The ones with the stuffed animals are SO adorable!!

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!

 

Elk River MN baby photographerElk River MN baby photographerElk River MN baby photographer

 

 

Looking for an Elk River MN baby photographer?  Click on the contact tab above and let’s plan your session today!

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

  • She’s beautiful! What a wonderful way to document baby’s growth in the first year!

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.

 


Elk River newborn photographerElk River MN newborn photographerElk River MN newborn photographerElk River MN newborn photographerElk River newborn photographer

Elk River MN newborn photographyElk River newborn photographerElk River MN newborn photographer

 

Looking for an Elk River MN newborn photographer?  Click on the contact tab above and let’s start planning your newborn session today!

  • What an adorable newborn session! I love the simple, beautiful style.

  • I love newborn photography. Look at those rolls! SO adorable! Beautiful.

  • Oh my goodness, how adorable is he! And that little penetrating stare! He’s beautiful and these images are as well! My favorite has to be the last – great job!

  • Your baby pictures are perfection. Love the sweet precious curves and folds of baby skin.

  • What a cute baby! I love, love, love the simple and minimalistic background! It perfectly places the focus on the baby!

  • Aw these are perfection! I love them

  • Such a great session!

  • Oh my goodness! So beautiful! Your white setups are my favorite! 🙂

  • Your close-up pictures of the baby are beyond beautiful 🙂

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.

 

 

Woodbury MN family photographerWoodbury MN family photographerWoodbury family photographerWoodbury MN family photographerWoodbury family photographerWoodbury MN family photographer

Woodbury MN childrenWoodbury family photographerWoodbury MN family photographerCustom photographer twin cities MN

Woodbury MN family photographer

Looking for a Woodbury MN family photographer?  Click on the contact tab above and let’s start planning your custom portrait session today!

  • What a beautiful wall display! It is so important to get the whole family in pictures. This is a lovely extended family session!

F a c e b o o k
S u b s c r i b e