Wednesday, August 28, 2013

~M~ Family Children {Southern Minnesota Children's photographer}

 Everyone was complaining a couple weeks ago about how Summer was gone, we are in for an early Fall/Winter. Well, Summer reared her ugly head this week and proved us all wrong. We have been in the 90s with HIGH humidity. Yuck. However, when I'm shooting, I forget just for a few moments of how hot it really is (until I look at my camera and see remnants of sweat, ew.)

As my last session before my maternity leave, I shot these beautiful children. They were such troopers in the heat. The little ones sure made me work hard, but I think we got some wonderful shots that showed these unique personalities!

Sweet littles
You can tell that ~M~ is a great big sister, she was helpful and braving the heat like a champ. She even was willing to check the depth of the creek with no question!

~M~ is the quiet type, and I can respect that. He climbed the tree, though!! Very cool!
Oh ~J~ so sassy! She pretty much gave me this look the whole time, lol. But who can resist those beautiful blue eyes and blonde curls?!

Little ~B~ is another sassy one, but oh so cute!! How adorable is that outfit?!


 I am so pleased I was able to capture these moments. I hope to work with this family again in the future!

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Monday, August 26, 2013

~E~ St.Mary's Class of 2014 Senior {Southern Minnesota Senior Photographer}

It was hot, I'm not going to lie. However, for a couple hours I almost forgot I was pregnant, it was that fun! Having minnows nibble on my toes while shooting was a first for me! ~E~ was another photogenic senior, and made my job so easy. Their  backyard is seriously a photographer's dream!! 
It was a tad windy, but we made it work in our favor!
Oh the light...
Killing it...totally killing it!

Really with this?!

Loved her dress, so perfect for the location


Beautiful smile!

Softball is her passion, and we tried to highlight that..




 I am a sucker for an old John Deere, we couldn't stop without one shot with it :-)
I was so pleased that ~E~ wanted me to take her photos. Even in the heat she rocked the whole session! She is destined for big things in life and wish her nothing but good things!!!
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Monday, August 19, 2013

~S~ Family Children {Southern Minnesota Natural Light Children's Photographer}

Being 36 weeks pregnant, it isn't the easiest thing to take photos at this point. However, these three made my job easy! We spent some time at the lake with some beautiful evening light. I am loving these Minnesota locations!! 


Beautiful children
“What strange creatures brothers are!”
Jane Austen
I'm sure ~Z~ LOVES having can tell can't you? ;-)
Had to do some on the dock!

I fell in love with the light by the sweet corn....

For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands”
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems

Beautiful ~A~ who turned 12 that day!

~Z~ had so many expressions!

 I've known ~M~ since she was 8 years old. Say hello to one of my 2015 Senior Reps! (yes, we have already planned it!)
I am looking forward to capturing this family again in the Fall. They better be ready, I won't be pregnant anymore~ no restrictions!! hehehe
I have ONE opening this week before my leave starts. 25% off session fee is still good!!
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Senior Representative 2014 ~Morgan~ Tracy, MN {Minnesota Senior Photographer}

I am so fortunate to have such beautiful Senior reps this year! Again, I am so happy I decided to do senior portraits.
Morgan had picked a location that is a photographer's dream! She sent me photos over the weekend and I was so excited to shoot there. The outfits she picked worked perfectly with each area, and I am more then pleased with what we came up with!
We first got some shots at her home, and her mom had some adorable chairs. A woman after my own heart!
Beautiful smile!

Had to get some shots with the adorable kittens!

This garden was beautiful. The lighting wasn't ideal as a storm was trying to brew, but we made it work.
One of my favorites!


The blue scarf outfit worked so well with the red barn. I was thrilled!


You can't shoot at a location at the lake and not go on the dock!



 Now, I had some ideas for the water. Once we got to that point (last of course) the water was pretty chilly. I give Morgan a lot of credit for getting in! I love this shot!
I loved working with this young lady and her family. I am so pleased to have her as one of my representatives.
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