Thursday, February 17, 2011

{Minneapolis/St Paul Infant Photographer}

I was able to photograph Colton yesterday for his "sitting up" session in the Watch Me Grow program.  He's grown so much since his newborn session and is such a handsome lil' man now!  He loves his mommy and daddy so much he wouldn't let them put him down during his session.  They had to hang out in the hallway while Colton and I played and took pictures :o).  He was such a trooper for his session, he had tubes put in his ears just two days earlier and still came in with some sweet smiles.  Here's a sneak peek, enjoy!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{Minneapolis/St Paul Children's Photographer}

Happy 1st Birthday Gianna!!  Well, her birthday's not really for another week, but we can wish her a happy birthday all week long ;o)!  Almost a year ago I went to Miss Gianna's home and took her newborn portraits.  She has grown into such a beautiful little girl this past year and is completely adored by her mommy.  She was full of smiles even though she missed her nap!  Here is a sneak peek, enjoy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

{Minneapolis/St Paul Family Photographer}

Happy Valentine's Day......yesterday ;o)!  It was my Ryleigh's 3rd birthday yesterday so I didn't get a chance to update the blog.   I've been trying really hard to stay more on top of it this year, and so far I think I've been doing pretty good!  Here are my three wishing you a belated Happy Valentine's Day, enjoy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

{Minneapolis/St Paul Newborn Photographer}

Little Miss Amelia came all the way from Spring Valley, Wisconsin the day she turned one week old!  She brought her big brother Collin along too :o)!  She had the chubbiest most kissable cheeks, I was instantly in love!  Amelia is like most girls, she already knows what she wants and quickly let us know that she was in charge of her session.  Her mommy and I worked very hard during her session to keep her asleep, but it was well worth the efforts!  Here's a sneak peek, enjoy!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

{Minneapolis/St Paul Children's Photographer}

I feel like I spend so much time planning my client's portrait sessions, but am sub par with my own children.  I always fear they won't cooperate, so I stick close to home.  I stick with simple and easy set ups because I am so busy planning everyone else's sessions.  I even just pull random clothing from their closets rather than go searching for that special outfit.  I decided part of my 2011 New Year's Resolution was to do at least one portrait session of each of my kids that truly incorporates what they are most passionate about, interested in, and that's just THEM!  Mady was first.  She will be 8 in April but has been begging me to cut her hair short for months.  I told her after her official 8 year portraits she could cut it.  I ordered a special outfit from Matilda Jane, and went to work purchasing items for her session.  Mady is our free spirit.  She loves horses, prays for world peace, makes sure we recycle, and will clean up parks we are visiting she is so disgusted by litter.  She is everyone's friend, always first to help those with special needs, and just loves everything and everyone.  The world would be a much better place if there were more people like Mady in it, I am sure of it.  Mady's biggest passion is art!  She loves to paint, draw, doodle, sketch, she even has been making dresses for her Liv dolls!  It seems to be her outlet and almost every paper she brings home from school has a doodle or sketch on it ;o).  She is a very gifted child and finishes her work earlier than most kids, so naturally she needs to doodle to keep herself occupied!  She is also an almost 8 year old girl, filled with drama, doesn't like to make her bed, doesn't like to be woke up in the morning, and loves her brother dearly, but you know how you treat your brother when you are that age ;o)!  We love her dearly and are very grateful to have been blessed with a daughter like her.

If you followed me through all of that you must have the patience of a saint!  Here are a few of my favorites from Mady's session, enjoy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

{Minneapolis/St Paul Newborn Photographer}

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing one week old Gabby!  She took a while to fall asleep, but thanks to mommy's efforts she finally fell asleep just long enough for us to take these precious portraits!  Isn't she just precious?!  She was so tiny and snuggly, I almost brought her home with me ;o).  Here's a sneak peek of Little Miss Gabby, enjoy!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

{Minneapolis/St Paul Newborn and Infant Photographer}

Remember Bryant?!  The adorable little babe with the most kissable cheeks?  He is part of the Baby Steps program and came in to the studio (all the way from Albert Lea!) for his 6 month session!  He had a busy weekend, but was still hamming it up for me and showing off his two new bottom teeth!  Here's a sneak peek from his session, enjoy!