Session Tips

For years, I always wanted to be a ‘reader’. But making the space and time to read wasn’t a big priority in my day. Finally, about five years ago, I set a goal to read 10 books in the year. I quickly surpassed my goal and started a small book club with some girlfriends, leading […]

Family picture of mom and dad with newborn baby and toddler in their home.

These timeless in-home newborn photos are one I’ve been so excited to share. On a quiet and bright morning, I arrived at their south Minneapolis for this newborn session. I love being able to capture families in the comfort of their own home and where they feel like themselves most. Especially after welcoming a little […]

Getting to capture this outdoor family picture session was such a treat. This sweet little session is part of my First Year Collection Collective with this family of three. This was my second session with his family which took place at the beautiful Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. His first session was during the cold […]

I’m beyond excited to share this Minneapolis studio three month milestone pictures. This little cutie is part of my First Year Collection Collective. This was session number two (of three within the collective) to capture her three month milestone pictures. It’s always special when the entire family can join in on the fun as they […]

These newborn family pictures were such a joy. This was my fourth session with this sweet family. It is always such an honor to be able to capture a family year after year and for big milestones. My latest session with them was for their second son’s in-home family newborn pictures. It brought back so […]

I’m beyond excited to share these Family Pictures that were taken at Lake Harriet Rose Gardens! When the Rood family reached out about photos, I couldn’t wait to work with them again. This was my third session with them. It’s always so special when I get to see a family year after year and capture […]

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Morning sessions are a wonderful time for family photos. While I could think of so many, I’ve whittled it down to my top 5 reasons morning sessions are a great time for photos. Soft and flattering light The beautiful morning light, which is usually soft and diffused, makes it ideal for photos. Harsh sunlight in […]

Summer family pictures are some of my favorite to capture. So often clients will overlook booking family pictures in the summer. However, I like to say summer is the perfect time to schedule family photos. Read on for my top 5 reasons to plan for summer family pictures: Summer family pictures are a wonderful time […]

You just booked your newborn photography session and now you are wondering how you are going to get your toddler to cooperate. Toddler siblings are wonderful and full of all the feelings – they are fun, curious, sweet, jealous and take time to warm up. Regardless of how siblings are navigating with the transition of […]

What is a session fee? My full family and newborn sessions are structured a little differently than what you may have been use to in the past and from other photographers. The session fee secures the session date, prep guide which goes over all the details, the session itself, selection and editing of the images, […]

Today, I want to share with you the difference a between a mini session and full session and to help you know what type of session is best for your family.  What is a mini session?  A mini session is a very small version of a full session.  What is included… What is not included… […]

In home sessions are one of my favorite ways to capture you and your new baby! These sessions are timeless, comfortable and simple. This allows for you to stay in the comfort of your own home and not worrying about packing up and leaving your home just days after welcoming your baby. My focus during […]

WAKE WINDOW Try to have your newborn have a little wake window before the session. In return they will hopefully be sleepy for their session. This will make it easier for putting them down for a few individual photos and being passed and forth between mom and dad. FEED BABY Right before the session feed […]

There are so many things you are thinking about and planning for as you prepare to welcome your baby into the world. It can be which type of car seat to purchase, where will the baby sleep and what kind of diapers do we consider? You may also be considering if you would like to […]

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