July 29, 2015

Knox Motherhood: Minneapolis Lifestyle Session

Just watching Sarah, interact with her babies brings me so much happiness. While her little boy, was busy finding every path amongst the tall grass, she stood there kissing and loving her little baby girl propped up against her hip.  Mothering, two under the age of two, is no easy task, but Sarah is a super momma. She is present with her little ones, and finds new and exciting ways to interact to their needs and wants. I am so thankful for this time I was able to spend with her family and will cherish these memories forever.

The joy of motherhood comes in movements. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.

-Elder M Russel Ballard

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July 15, 2015

Reynolds Motherhood: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

A few weeks ago, I was able to spend the evening with Krista, and her daughters. Not only is Krista, an amazing mom, to her sweet daughters, but is also a photographer. She was generous enough to let me in on some of her favorite spots to photograph at down by her studio. We had the best time twirling and racing on the gravel pavements, and soaking up the warm sun on our backs, before a big storm that was ready to roll in. I learned so much from Krista as she provided unconditionally love, laughter, hugs and grace to her daughters.

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July 8, 2015

Pint Maternity: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

Watching Marie love, snuggle, and adore my cousin’s son, Owen, on our visit to Colorado last fall, I knew children would be in the future soon for her and her husband, Troy. I received the news in January that she and Troy were having a baby due in August! It brought me so much joy, knowing an amazing little one will be entering their lives! I am so excited for them and can’t wait to meet their little one in just a few weeks!

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June 29, 2015

DeLuca Family: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

I can’t believe Owen is already nine months old. It feels like we just made our girls family weekend trip out to Colorado to meet him. He is already so much more mobile and talkative than his last visit to Minnesota just a few weeks ago. I have loved being able to see him and his parents on their visits here.  This past month welcomed them with warm and humid temps. Owen wasn’t much of a fan of the weather but also didn’t mind rocking the shirtless overalls and playing in the dirt and rocks. 

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June 22, 2015

Baby Madalyn: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

 

I first photographed the Rose family about a year ago.  At that time, there were just three of them. I had the opportunity to go to their home a few weeks ago to meet the newest addition to the family, Madalyn. 

Madalyn was just nine days old. She was absolutely perfect. She slept just about the whole time and never cried once! It was an honor to capture this time in the Rose’s family life. 

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June 17, 2015

Brian & Danielle: Minnesota Wedding Photographer

When I heard that my friend Danielle was engaged, I was so excited for her and her fiancé Brian. A few days later, I received an email from her that began ‘you may already know what this is about.’ I was so honored when they asked me to photograph their wedding.

I made the trip down to my hometown of New Prague for their engagement session at Next Chapter Winery. It was a beautiful evening with the warm Minnesota sun on our back. I loved hearing Danielle and Brian sharing sweet and funny stories with each other. It was an incredible night with these two and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this fall.

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June 1, 2015

Streifel Family: Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

I absolutely love photographing families and capturing those great lifelong memories that they get to share with one another. Each family is unique and we all have a story worth remembering.

Spending the afternoon with the Streifel family was no exception. We spent our time down at Lake Nokomis playing soccer, taking walks along the path, and giggling with two sweet sisters. I will cherish this time spent with the Streifel family and the memories I was able to share with them.

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May 13, 2015

Enjoy Styled Shoot Workshop: Shafer, MN

Last month, Erin Johnson, who is one of the 50 Most Inspiring Photographers posted that she was planning to host a styled wedding workshop. I couldn’t wait to sign up to get a head start on new inspirations for this year’s weddings.

The event was held at the charmingly Bloom Lake Barn– owned by the wonderful Adam and Monique Wallis in Shafer, MN. This styled shoot was so distinctive and perfectly placed in the woods. Sarah from On Solid Ground Vintage Rental and other local vendors thought of every detail. Everything was perfect and unique- from the flowered chandelier to the intricate place settings. I would like to give my sincere thanks to all of the vendors that helped to make this workshop outstanding.

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Furniture Rentals: On Solid Ground Vintage Rental

Location: Bloom Lake Barn

Dress: CheBella 

Stationary: Spark Letterpress

Floral: Floral: Emily Sheehan-emily.floralstyling@gmail.com

April 30, 2015

Owen: little Colorado visitor

My cousin Lindsay and her family flew into Minnesota a few weeks ago to visit family. While they were in town, I had the pleasure of watching her son Owen and having the family stay overnight!  The last time I saw the two of them, he was only a month old. I posted an earlier blog about  our girls’ family vacation to welcome him into the family. He is now a very happy 7 month old that is sitting up, rolling every which way, and lighting up the room with his big blue eyes and happy smile. I couldn’t help but capture his happy self all snug in our bed. owen_deluca_lifestyle_kristen_dyer_photography

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