Blaine extended family portrait session – the Jackson family

I was first contacted by Low when she was looking for someone to photograph an extended family portrait session, and I’m so glad she found me!  These photos were to celebrate her and her husband’s 50th wedding anniversary, and they wanted an outdoor photo session before they all headed out to dinner to celebrate this milestone in their life.

Since we were meeting a little earlier than I typically do for an outdoor session, we decided to meet at Henry’s woods in Rogers since it wasn’t far from where they had dinner reservations.  Low and Joe were there with their three sons and their families.  As with all extended family sessions, I took some photos of everyone together, and also photographed each individual family.  Low and I had talked ahead of time so I knew exactly what groupings she wanted for her photos.

I absolutely love it when clients come to me with a plan in mind, and we can work together to create their vision.  Low is a bit of a historian, and archival prints are very important to her.  She wanted to create a wall gallery, but also wanted an album with photographic prints that could be taken out in the future if needed.  Once I was done editing the photos, we met at Low’s home, where I was able to show her printed proofs of all the images, as well as photograph the wall she had in mind for the large gallery.  We created a grouping of photos that worked well with some pieces she wanted to incorporate, and I absolutely love how it turned out!  She was also able to go through the printed proofs and choose which images she wanted as 8x10s for a slip-in album.  I don’t typically offer slip-in albums, but I was able to source one that was absolutely beautiful, and archivally made specifically for photographers.  I may be adding those to my lineup in the future, so stay tuned for some photos of those.  For now, here are the Jackson family photos, and I photo of their wall mock-up we created.


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I am a custom portrait photographer in Lino Lakes, Minnesota specializing in maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography. Serving the general Twin Cities area, including (but not limited to) Minneapolis, St. Paul, Anoka, Andover, Apple Valley, Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Coon Rapids, Eagan, Edina, Forest Lake, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minnetonka, New Brighton, North Oaks, Richfield, Roseville, Shoreview, Stillwater, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, White Bear Lake, and more.


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