Category: Family Portraits

Maple Grove Home Newborn Photography: Baby AnnabelleMaple Grove Family Photographer

Maple Grove Home Newborn Photography: Baby Annabelle
Annabelle was born early.  So early in fact that the balloons from her mom's baby shower were still in the living room when I came to visit with my camera.  Life is full of surprises!We moved her appointment up by a month and I spent a quiet January afternoon capturing her parents' happiness, her precious expressions and tiny features.  I'm so thankful I was able [...]

Fall Outdoor Family Portraits at Lake AnnChanhassen, Minnesota Family Photographer

Fall Outdoor Family Portraits at Lake Ann
It was an overcast but beautiful day when Carol, Jeff and their two boys met me at Lake Ann for their portraits.  We have done their family shoot at different locations over the last few years and the beautiful colors at Lake Ann were perfect this year.  The colors were bright, the lake was serene, and we even had two ducks decide they wanted to in on the session.  At[...]

Family Photographer Belle Plaine MN| Fun Family Portraits

Family Photographer Belle Plaine MN| Fun Family Portraits
{Family Photographer Belle Plaine MN | Fun Family Portraits} This mini portrait session with Glenda, Eric and little Eric was full of joy and giggles!  Little Eric has the brightest eyes and biggest smile, and he was full of hugs for his parents when we did this shoot.  We started off in their home and then headed over to Fountain Park to take advantage of the lake a[...]

Lake Ann Park Family PortraitsChanhassen Family Photographer

Lake Ann Park Family Portraits
Sonja, Gary and their kids have been visiting me twice a year for portraits, and it's been incredibly fun to meet up with them and see how much the little ones have grown every session!  I love being able to get to know a family and plan portraits that are unique and different each time.  A special thank you to this family for being awesome clients![...]

Outdoor Family Photography at Big Stone Mini Golf | Minnetrista, Minnesota Family Photographer

Outdoor Family Photography at Big Stone Mini Golf | Minnetrista, Minnesota Family Photographer
Earlier this fall I had the pleasure of working with Emma and her family on their fall portraits.  When she suggested Big Stone Mini Golf  as our location I was so excited!  We had a great time walking around the grounds and using the awesome sculptures as back drops.  The staff at big Stone is amazing and I'd gladly shoot there again, not to mention take in a round o[...]

Maternity Session with Jon and Yola | Belle Plaine, Minnesota Outdoor Maternity Photography

Maternity Session with Jon and Yola | Belle Plaine, Minnesota Outdoor Maternity Photography
Back in September when the humidity was thick and it seemed like it would never stop raining, Jon and Yola came to Belle Plaine for their maternity session.  We went down to the river, and surprise!  It was flooded out.  There were mosquitos everywhere.  So we decided to have one of the quickest, and most beautiful maternity shoots at the park. Thank you J&Y for [...]

Family Portraits with Gina and Jeremy | Big Lake, Carousell Works, Outdoor Photography Session

Family Portraits with Gina and Jeremy | Big Lake, Carousell Works, Outdoor Photography Session
In early September I traveled up to Big Lake to photograph Gina, Jeremy and their family.  The last time I saw them was at their wedding, now their family has grown by one!   (Take a peek at the wedding highlights here).  We had a chance to return to their wedding venue, the Carousell Works, take a family picture in the garden, and in front of the historic brick exter[...]

First Birthday Pictures on the Farm | Minnetrista Family Portrait Photographer

First Birthday Pictures on the Farm | Minnetrista Family Portrait Photographer
I have a special place in my heart for farms.  I was delighted to meet little one year old Miss H and her family; another family who shared that enthusiasm and nostalgia.  Listening to their stories about growing up on a farm was so fun!  This one year session was amazing, beautiful, full of smiles and laughs.  I am so thankful to have met the three of you![...]

First Birthday Pictures | Victoria, MN Photographer

First Birthday Pictures | Victoria, MN Photographer
It's so cool to see how much kids grow in the first year of their life!  The last time I saw this handsome little guy and his family was last year!  (Want to see how much he's grown, click here.)  Now here he is sitting up and looking more like a toddler than a baby!  Thank you for the visit, it was fun to catch up!

1 Year Cake Smash Session For An Adorable Girl in Pink & Gold

1 Year Cake Smash Session For An Adorable Girl in Pink & Gold
Miss A. is one cute little girl!  I loved working with her family too, her mother has a great sense of style!  Her outfits are beyond adorable!!!  For her first birthday she was treated to pretty dresses, a cake smash at her party, and a special studio session.  Here is a peek at a few of my favorites from our shoots: