Baby Girl Wubben - Part 1...

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It won’t be long now until Brad and Kendra welcome their first child into this world.

Baby girl Wubben is due around the end of August and both mom and dad can’t wait to meet her (oh!- and her photographer too!).

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I met the Wubbens at West Bush Lake Park in Bloomington for our maternity session on a sizzling HOT Sunday. These two were so patient with me as I tried to coordinate just where in the park we were to meet. If you know me, you may know I sometimes get easily disoriented.

After finally managing to find each other we started our walk through the park so I could get an opportunity to know them both a little better. I learned that they have been married for several years and put a deliberate focus on enjoying their time together as a unit of 2, working on their careers in law enforcement, and traveling the world before making any additions to their family.

It was obvious to me in just the short amount of time I spent with them how over the moon happy these two are to be expecting.

Baby girl Wubben is a very lucky little lady who is going to come into the world and be welcomed by two phenomenal people she gets to call mom and dad.

And with that I’ll leave this story as “to be continued”…

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Anna & Bernard - Engaged!

I have been introduced to some of the most influential and impactful people in my life throughout my experiences in my corporate career - people that have had a lasting impact on my life long after the job is done and gone.

I can say, without a doubt, that Anna is one of those people. Not only is she is a truly beautiful person inside and out, but she consistently sets an example of how to lead in life while still remaining unapologetically authentic to herself - a strength I greatly admire.

I’ve sat at work or the local happy hour spot with her many times to commiserate about the stressors that come with work and life, but more often than not we were trading our war stories of the dating world these days (it’s not easy, folks!).

But then one day, at a company mandated training (when she least suspected it), she met Bernard and he asked her if they could have lunch some time - A lunch that would change everything.

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The lunch date started them down a new path and it didn’t take long for either of them to realize that it was the start of their life-long journey together.

Fast forward a bit to today and Anna and Bernard are finalizing the details of their St. Croix Riverboat wedding this fall. To celebrate, the three of us met to take some engagement photos in downtown St. Paul, the city they both now call home.

Even though the weather didn’t cooperate as nicely as I would have liked, we made the best of the evening by exploring the Union Depot and some other nearby spots and eventually ending the night with a round of margaritas.

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To say I am excited for Anna and Bernard’s wedding is an understatement. Not only am I thrilled for my friend who has found this wonderful man that is so committed to her and giving her the happiness she deserves, but also for the opportunity to capture their wedding for them… did I mention that the wedding is on a riverboat!?! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Stay tuned as there will be plenty more photos of these two beauties and their nuptials this fall!

Violette & Bruce - Commitment Ceremony

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On a hot June Saturday, I had the honor of meeting Violette and Bruce in person for the first time. It was their wedding day, but more importantly to them - it was a day to bring their loved ones together to celebrate their commitment to one another and the beginning of their new life in California.

The first time I spoke with Violette was in the very early spring, during one of our many snowstorms we got in Minnesota last winter (there were so many it’s impossible to recall which one). At that time she was home in San Diego so we were not able to meet in person, but she commiserated with me as I explained the view outside my window. Our call to talk about wedding photography details soon turned into a conversation on life and its many twists and turns it will take you on, and before I knew it an hour had passed. When I hung up the phone I felt so connected to her and could hardly wait until June to meet her and the man she chose to spend the final chapter of her life with.

I can’t say enough about this couple and their family. The garden room in the Lowell Inn in Stillwater was where the ceremony and lunch was held, and for the entire afternoon the room was filled to the brim with love, laughter, and even a couple of happy tears.

Another memorable part of this wedding was the opportunity to work with my dad as my second photographer. Our family dynamic felt so natural and welcomed in Violette and Bruce’s day and we are both so thankful and appreciative of that.

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Shortly after the celebrations, Violette and Bruce bid goodbye to their family and friends here in the midwest and began their road trip to their new home together in California.

My dad and I were both so happy and honored to meet spunky Violette and her devoted and loving Bruce. The love they have for each other and their combined family and friends was humbling and heart warming.

Cheers to you Violette and Bruce, and to many more years of happiness and love!

-Laura & Brian

The Carroll Family Photos

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When I first sat down at a Caribou with Amanda for a meet and greet, I had the usual anxiety/nervousness that comes with meeting a new client for the first time. It didn’t take more than a minute of us talking and connecting over corporate work stuff/family life/ you name it before I knew we were a good match!

When we did eventually get to talking about photos, Amanda told me that baby Abby’s arrival was what brought us together. She wanted some updated family photos to capture the newest addition to their little family.

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By the time we met at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Abby was already ready for a nap - being adorable is tough work, you know!! We did eventually persuade her to wake up and smile and coo at the camera and my heart immediately proceeded to melt.

Then - another heart melter - Nicholas, Abby’s older brother, was so fun to watch and listen to as he proudly told me all about his baby sister and begged his mom for his turn to hold her. He is definitely his little sister’s #1 fan and protector.

An hour flew by in no time with this lovely family and I honestly couldn’t think of a better way to spend my Friday night.

Congrats to you Amanda, Whan, and Nicholas on the arrival of Abby, the newest and most perfect addition to your family. I’m honored to have been able to capture this chapter in your lives for you.

-Laura

Brad & Owen - A walk in the woods with friends

I was lucky enough to take a walk in the woods near Shady Oak Lake with these two a couple weeks ago. I’ve been friends with Brad for several years and have had the awesome opportunity of watching his son, Owen, grow into the little gentleman he is today.

2019 has come with its fair share of challenges for these two but they’ve never once let it get them down. To celebrate life reaching a new kind of normalcy, Brad reached out to me to get some updated family photos to hang in their home!

I wanted to make sure we got an opportunity to take some photos of these two doing their favorite things together -sports, snuggles, and fishing…

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We had a great day to walk around outside and explore: the sun was out, there was a nice breeze, and it was early enough in the season to not be attacked by a swarm of mosquitos! Owen especially loved exploring the woods and Brad got the opportunity to teach him how to count the rings of a tree to find out how old it was.

I really wanted to get some fishing photos because Brad is an avid fisherman and Owen is closely following in his footsteps, but the water in Minnesota has been very high and the dock was still completely covered. So instead, Owen showed me his mad baseball skills with some catch practice with his dad. Owen has a wicked fast arm and is spot on MOST of the time. However, I would be lying if I told you that I didn’t have to duck a time or two to avoid a baseball in the face.

All in all, this session ended up being more about enjoying a relaxing hike with friends than actual work. Instead of driving home tired and worn down from a grueling work day, I drove home with a light heart and a smile on my face. I consider myself extremely fortunate for the words “clients” and “friends” to be synonymous in my personal vocabulary.

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Sarah & Ang - New house, new RING!!

Earlier this spring, Sarah reached out to me to schedule a photoshoot to celebrate her and her partner Ang buying their first home together.

When the day finally rolled around for us to meet, I’ll be honest - I was a little nervous! I’ve never done a dedicated session to celebrating a home purchase, a house is a big thing - theoretically and physically - to capture!

I had a lot of ideas running through my head as to the kind of “lifestyle” shoot we could do to capture that just moved in, empty boxes, and slightly disarray/chaotic but beautiful, wonderful vibe of a first time home purchase.

Well, Sarah and Ang make moving look a lot better and a lot easier than I could ever do. Their beautiful home was warm and welcoming and even better, they had a surprise development for me since the last time we talked… a shiny new engagement ring!

I can’t express to you how much fun I had getting to know these two. As I listened to the story of how they met at a mutual friend’s party, how Sarah made the first move and revealed her warm considerate heart to Ang, and how he fell in love with her as a result makes my heart so full.

We ran all over the house and the yard getting all the springtime blooms we could in the photos - I love this time of year!

I felt an instant bond with these two when I met their rescue pup, Omar, and heard his story. Animal rescues are near and dear to my heart because of the three fur babies I have at home.

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I thoroughly enjoyed spending my afternoon getting to know Sarah and Ang. They are looking forward to transitioning from planning their move to now planning their wedding, and what a fun one it will be! They are planning a wedding in Minneapolis that will honor both of their Jewish and Buddhist cultural backgrounds. My fingers and toes are crossed over here that they are still looking for a wedding photographer!

Congratulations Sarah & Ang! - Laura

Scott & Adam - 1 Year Anniversary!

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On July 14th, 2019 Scott and Adam will be celebrating one year of marriage to each other….can we give them a few HAPPY ANNIVERSARY cheers?!  What better way to celebrate their 1-year anniversary than a Pinterest worthy photo shoot, hmmmm?

After craving some good pictures of them together, Scott and Adam had reached out to me over the winter to get something scheduled. They were interested in having some springtime pictures to fill all of those frames they received as gifts from their wedding last year.  What a JOY for me to spend almost 2 hours together with these spectacular guys discovering some gorgeous places in Denver!

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Starting the photoshoot off at the campus of Denver University, things were a bit technical with poses, discussions on where hands go, how big to smile, where to look, and deciding what post was the best to secure their newest fur baby – Murphy.  I mean, frames deserve nothing but the best pictures, am I right?   However, after the time it takes to blink an eye, the awkwardness of a camera all up in their faces was gone; and you could without a doubt tell how much comfort these two give to one another.

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Portraits were our main goal - pictures of them looking handsome for the camera - but in between shots, my heart was full seeing how these two look at each other.  Capturing this part of relationships is the highest honor for me as a photographer.

Walking around campus, Adam shared with me a few totally awesome facts on the architecture and history of a few of the buildings – facts he learned back from attending the college. 

After we wrapped up at DU, we headed to Clear Creek in Golden.  O.M.Goodness am I obsessed.  The weather was darker, cloudy, and insanely foggy up in the foothills (not usually thought of as the best weather for photos) – but it was beyond perfect.  The historical area of Clear Creek was a gem, and we were able to take it down a notch from the suit and ties at DU, to the more casual side of Scott and Adam, complete with all three of their fur babies – Ozzy, Emmy Lou, and Murphy.

 Time FLEW by!!  I honestly wanted to keep taking more and more pictures!  The ease of everything by the end of our time together produced shot after perfect shot.  This session was a true testament of why I LOVE photography.  It was a time where we could spend time together re-capturing Scott and Adam’s past year together and creating amazing pictures to add the last finishing touches on the walls of their beautiful home together!

- Jessica

Welcome to the World Lucy!

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I was so ecstatic when I heard from the Schipper family that they were expecting baby #2. I was blessed enough to be able to see Cora’s first year of life and now she was going to be a big sister!

Earlier this month, sweet Lucy made her grand appearance and she is the perfect addition to the Schipper family.

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Even though Lucy’s arrival was the original reason for me reuniting with the Schippers, that’s not to say the whole session was dedicated to Lucy’s newborn portraits. During Lucy’s feedings, Cora got to have a photoshoot of her own.

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Let me tell you, this girl is after my own heart. She resisted photos almost the entire time we were together. She wanted NOTHING to do with me! It was only when I brought some flowers out into the studio did she show the least bit of interest in being in front of the camera. It soon became very clear, she wanted control of the camera - Cora is a natural photographer!

She tried her very best to avoid the camera and even went as far to take a couple pictures of her dad all by herself!

By the time we finished up our session though, Cora decided I was cool enough to hang and asked for a hug goodbye. >Swoon!<

I feel incredibly fortunate to have spent this time with the Schipper clan so soon after Lucy arrived. Having two littles under 2 years old is no small feat, but Tasha and Zach - you’re killin it!

I can’t wait to show you all more of this sweet family as the year passes and I get to capture Lucy growing. Stay tuned for her three month session this summer!

Sharon & Greg - Married in Breckenridge!

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Simple doesn’t always mean lacking and the wedding between Sharon and Greg was a perfect example of this!

Gone was the huge wedding party, giant cake, extravagant meal, party and the constant go go go.  In it’s place was a bride and groom with eyes only for each other, a wedding party of three – their children, cupcakes for each, and a glass of champagne (and sparkling cider for the littles) to wash them down with. 

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The time I spent with this family captured not only their laid back, loving and goofy nature, but literally every beautiful weather pattern this state could offer.  We had clouds that highlighted the Breckenridge mountains in the background, sun that was warm, clear and bright, and then at the most perfect timing – the brides wish – SNOW! 

The ceremony was time spent reflecting on those who weren’t there in body through laughter and loving tears, and a time for Sharon and Greg to say their OFFICIAL ‘I-do’s’.  Immediately following the lovely first kiss as husband and wife, the family of five all signed the marriage license – which I thought was the most precious thing ever, and something I have never seen kiddos be a part of.  It was delightful!!

With fun music and their party pants on, Sharon, Greg and the kids enjoyed their cupcakes and several toasts to their new life legally as a family going forward.  I would say “officially”, but it was clear that they already were a family deeply in love, wedding or not.

The rest was a photographer’s heaven!!  A group eager to share their smiles, poses, and special day; and that they did.  After we said our goodbyes, I noticed how much my face hurt from constantly smiling, the day was absolutely perfect!

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Spring in Seattle

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In my opinion travel, especially solo travel, is one of the best things a person can do for their soul. It has singlehandedly taught me some of the greatest lessons in my life.

Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Seattle with my team at work for an intense week of training from Porsche on Lean Manufacturing. It was a great networking and educational opportunity, and even better it was in one of my favorite places on earth - Seattle!

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Seattle has had a special place in my heart for the majority of my adult life. I daydreamed of escaping to the PNW in my early twenties when I felt trapped in my life and my (then) marriage.

I still often daydream of eventually moving west to where the mountains are snowcapped but the winters stay relatively green and don’t get sub-zero temperatures!

From wandering the cobblestone streets near Pike Place Market to sleeping under the stars in the Olympic National Park - Washington has always felt natural to me.

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Last week I was fortunate enough to stay behind for a couple of days after training to stay in this home away from home and walk the streets of downtown Seattle on my own.

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It’s an uncomfortable thing, traveling alone, even more so as an introvert.

At first you feel vulnerable, lonely, and hyper-sensitive to everything going on around you. And yet, it is all of these uncomfortable feelings that are responsible for making solo traveling the incredible experience that it is.

While in Seattle I was able to connect with vendors at the market, hearing about their families and their gardens at home. One of these vendors even gifted me with a beautiful handmade ring.

I talked with two wonderful women about their view on politics and their favorite springtime flowers while hiding under the same bus stop in a surprise downpour, and then heading our own separate ways as the sun peaked back out from the clouds.

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It’s an uncomfortable and scary thing, traveling alone. Even so, I am a better photographer and better person from my solo adventures across the world and I wouldn’t trade the experiences for anything.

For those who haven’t taken the leap to spend some quality time exploring a new place and exploring more about yourself, I urge you to take the chance - I suspect after one adventure you’ll become addicted like me!

Baby Jaxson

On March 25th, beautiful baby boy Jaxson entered this world to meet his mom and dad.

A mere 4 days later, I had the incredible honor of taking his first portraits.

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It’s always encouraging to hear mom and dad “Oooo”-ing and “Ahhhh”-ing as you’re taking photos of their babe. Even though I’d LOVE to take credit for them being so impressed, that admiration was all for Mr. Jaxson and how much of an absolute trooper he was for nearly the entire session.

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Even though Mr. Jaxson tolerated me for an amazingly long amount of time, he did eventually have enough of my shenanigans and made it clear he wanted some quality Mom & Dad (and thumb-sucking) time.

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Nothing quite makes my weekend than the opportunity to snuggle with a newborn baby and to witness the overwhelming and unconditional love and awe that comes with a new family addition.

Thank you to Jaxson and his parents for welcoming me in to their precious world capture his first few days on this little planet called Earth.

Sara & Her Boys (Java & Teddy)!

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First, I’ll introduce the old boss man, Java. He may be getting up in years, but he doesn’t show his age one bit. He had me working hard chasing him throughout the studio - in many of the photos I took he’s just a cream blur!

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Next up is the baby boy, Mr. Theodore McFluffington, but all his friends call him Teddy. I challenge you to look at this sweet little lover boy and not smile - it’s impossible!

As I was editing his photos, I realized I had the goofiest grin on my face from looking at this cute little guy.

Mr. Teddy is a goofball - always smiling and looking for a way to make you smile too. He reminded me of an actually teddy bear crossed with a little bit of an arctic fox. All around ADORABLE.

He definitely was the more obedient of the two boys, he listens very closely to his mamma and he even accommodated my “sit” and “stay” requests!

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I grew up on a hobby farm surrounded by all varieties of animals and as a result my life is just not complete without having animals in it. So when Sara reached out to me looking for information on a photo-shoot with her two fur-babies I was ALL ABOUT IT.

I mean, who wouldn’t want a photo-shoot with their dogs (aka best friends)? I knew immediately when we started talking and exchanging photos of our fur-babies that Sara and I were totally going to jive and have a blast together for this session.

Her two boys, Java and Theodore McFluffington (Teddy for short) are her world and you can tell just how much they all love each other within the first few minutes of meeting them!

So without further ado, I’d like to tell you a little more about this awesome threesome…

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Java enjoys things like… kissing ALL the ladies, treats, more treats, exploring new places and all the sniffs, even more treats, standing up on his back legs (see left) and jumping as high as he can to impress the ladies he wants to kiss. He also has the cutest little crooked tail that you ever did see!

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Java was definitely a very good boy and a VERY good model for me. I even got some kisses at the end our session from this little sweetheart!

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One of Teddy’s favorite things to do is jump right up into Mamma’s arms, it’s “his spot” to be close and cuddle with his Mom. Unlike his older brother, he’s not too fond of kisses, but he sure does love cuddling with Mom.

I can’t say enough about this little threesome, they are so adorable and so full of love for each other that it makes my heart sing.

Thank you Sara for giving me the opportunity to spend some time with all of you and capture your little family.

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LC Photography - COLORADO!!!

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Jessica and I are so excited to announce something we’ve been working on for awhile now. Drum roll please….

LC Photography is officially active and booking sessions now in Denver!!!

Initially, it was heartbreaking to hear that my partner and dearest friend Jessica was moving away in order to take better care of her family. Even though it was clearly the best choice for her well being, the move left a huge open question mark on the future of our photography partnership we’d built over the last few years. Who was going to be my right hand at weddings now?

In the last few weeks, I flew to meet Jessica in Colorado to talk strategy and fit in one of our annual road trips (we missed ours for 2018!). We packed up her car and headed up into the mountains near Carbondale, CO to sit in the natural Penny hot springs and strategize - not a bad business meeting in my opinion!!

So for all you peeps out in Colorado or who know someone in the Denver area, please check Jessica out for your next photo session whether it is family, engagement, maternity, newborn, etc. She’s one heck of a talented photographer!

We are running a special to get the word out about her availability now in Colorado, check it out below!

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Colorado Grand Opening Special

1 hour session fee of $150 includes:

  • Up to 60 minutes of shooting time

  • Travel within 50 miles of Denver proper

  • A digital album of all edited photos with full printing rights.

Don’t need the full hour or maybe just want a couple good portraits? Never fear - the mini-session is here!

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Mini-session fee of $75 includes:

  • Up to 30 minutes of shooting time

  • Travel within 50 miles of Denver proper

  • A digital album with up to 10 edited photos with full printing rights.

This special ends April 1st, so get on her calendar soon!

We are also booking weddings in Colorado as our usual two photographer team!! If you are interested in a wedding quote or booking a session with Jessica click the following link:

BOOK HERE

Kelly & Erik are engaged!

Owls are one of my favorite creatures. Did you know that barn owls are one of the few animals that mate for life?

I share a love of owls with this lovely couple as well. In fact, they met searching for owls to photograph. After bonding over the mutual passion for owls and for photography, Kelly and Erik fell fast in love.

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We met at Elm Creek Park Reserve to take some engagement shots, the same location for their July wedding! It wasn’t long after we arrived that Erik started making some owl calls to see if any were around.

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We even spotted some signs of owls around the park while continuing our shoot. As you can see they were REALLY excited!

I’m so very excited for these two to get married next summer! So many more beautiful photos of them and their family to come!

Congratulations Erik & Kelly!

Easton-saurus is 1!

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Easton is making his second official appearance on the blog today. Remember this cute guy from a year ago? Easton is the little miracle that was just a LITTLE too excited to meet the world, so he decided to show up early!

Well sweet Mr. Easton is officially a 1 year old, and I got to help him celebrate in the studio with some of his favorite things! Things like….

…Balloons…

…Dinosaur books…

…Dinosaur books AND balloons!!!…

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… and his favorite people too- his Mom and Dad!

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As any 1 year old should be, Easton is growing fast and toddling around faster than I could keep up with - so fast that by then end of our session I was winded!

After we wrapped up, this cute little bundle of joy and his parents headed over to visit the hospital and the NICU nurse that helped him so much in the first weeks of his life.

Reflecting on Easton’s first year reminds me of how strong this little dude is and how far he’s come. I’m so honored to capture his spirit and watch him continue to grow.

Happy Birthday sweet Easton!!

Baby Soren

In the midst of the holidays, I met Aaron and Stephanie for the very first time at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis. They were just days away from meeting their firstborn, a baby boy.

Unfortunately it’s been a very brown winter here in Minnesota so we didn’t get the nice white glow we were hoping for, but - as you’ll see- Stephanie was glowing more than enough to compensate.

On that note, I’d like to I take a moment to shout out some MAJOR props to Stephanie for trekking around an icy park in the middle of winter WHEN she’s 9 months pregnant. She’s amazing! Aaron is pretty amazing too, since he was always there to keep her balanced and warm.

They claimed they’re usually awkward in front of the camera but they look like naturals to me, don’t you agree?

So with two weeks till the induction date, we wrapped up our session and waited for baby boy to arrive…

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… January 5, 2019: Baby Soren Ray made his grand entrance into this world.

He is the sleepiest, snuggliest, sweetest little boy!

No lies, this sweet one didn’t cry ONCE for me during the entire hour we spent together.

It was such an honor to capture his first week in this world and if I’m lucky, I hope I’ll be able to see him grow up. >Fingers crossed<

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Sarah & John | Winter Wonderland Wedding

When we initially met to talk about photography options for their wedding, Sarah and John both were hoping for snow on the ground for a white winter wedding. Having a November wedding in Minnesota is a serious gamble but their risk paid off.

Our day began at the Oak Ridge Conference Center in Chaska, where both the ceremony and reception was held.

After all the details were finalized, Sarah and John were ready for their first look. They had both prepared letters to share with each other before the wedding day. Anxiously awaiting to see Sarah for the first time, letter in hand, we positioned John outside the elevator door. When the doors opened…

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After Sarah and John took a moment to share their first look alone, we began to head out into the winter wonderland that had started to appear outside.

Sarah was wearing her Grandma’s fur that had been handed down for the occasion to keep her warm and make the picture perfect winter bride.

All bundled up, the whole party headed out into snow globe outside.

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It was truly a magical day for a beautiful couple. The candlelight ceremony was quickly followed by some dueling pianos and great food.

Here’s wishing the best in the new year and all the years to come for these two and their families.

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Teigen Family Photos

Ok - I’m WAY behind on keeping the blog updated. It’s been a madly busy fall with travel, buying a new house, and moving into it! Even though it’s terribly late, I am so excited to share some photos from my Teigen family session in the beginning of November.

Krista was looking for some new photos for her cooking blog, destinationdelish.com!

While I was there, we got to grab some family photos as well. It was a dreary day, so we started in their beautiful living room and the kids had fun telling me all about themselves.

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Since I was already at their house, we decided to sneak in a few family photos. These kids LOVED having their picture taken and even more, they loved telling me all about their new baby sister. I mean, look at these cuties!!

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Eventually dad and grandma showed up too, just in time for the weather to clear so we got to explore the neighborhood a bit before I bid farewell to this adorable little family.

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Demos Family Photos

One of my favorite spots in the metro area to take photos is at Burwell Park in Minnetonka. It’s been one of my go-to’s for years now, and I thought it would be the perfect place to meet the Demos family for the first time.

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The weather was beautiful but BRISK and Miss Addie Mae was not keen on having her photos taken that day. But, as you’ll see, it didn’t take long for her to warm up to the idea of me and my camera. Before I knew it, the session became more of a model shoot for Addie Mae!

It was actually Dominic’s 1st birthday that prompted the family photos, but he didn’t seem to mind at all that his big sister was stealing the spotlight.

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The golden hues of this season are one of many reasons fall is my favorite time of year.

Watching the kids make the most of the fallen leaves and hearing the giggles as they ran and played - it all makes my “job” so much more than a job!

As we transition into November, it’s sessions like these that remind me how incredibly grateful I am for my clients and the opportunity I get to provide these photos for them.

Cheers to many more to come (and hopefully more with this sweet family!)

Vetruba Family Photos

One of my very first family photos shoots ever was with the Vetruba clan YEARS ago at their home in Howard Lake, MN. Since then, I’ve been able to watch the family grow, move to Wichita, and back to Minnesota again. Along the way the family adopted sweet, silly Scout, their sweet fox terrier.

We decided that their family photos this year should be taken at Lake Rebecca Park near their current home in Delano. It snowed that morning, but the snow let up and the leaves were on point for fall colors by the time we all met up! Look at those bright yellows!

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Scout is a reliable source of comedic relief - he’s a dork and he didn’t really get the whole concept of family photos. Also, being around water made him REALLY nervous. Good thing he’s so cute it doesn’t really matter if his eyes are open or if he’s looking at the camera.

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I adore the closeness that Hailey and Jadin have as siblings. Don’t get me wrong, they fight as brothers and sisters should - but at the end of the day they ALWAYS have each other’s back. Most siblings this age would roll their eyes at me if I asked them to do a piggy-back ride shot - not these two!! I mean, how cute are they!?!

As always, the Vetruba family photos were a great success and great fun too! I love this family dearly and am so lucky that they are not only my clients but my friends.