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Late summer family pictures with this sweet toddler was so special to capture. Mom mentioned that this was their first time ever having family pictures. She shared it had been on her to do list for a while and she was so happy she finally booked a session. What an honor to be able to […]

We had the most perfect summer evening at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for these family pictures. This family of five was just brimming with joy and love throughout our time together. I knew Mallory growing up in grade school, so meeting her whole family for the first time during a perfect summer evening was a […]

It was such a joy getting to photograph these brand new parents for their son’s in-home newborn session. We first connected in the early Spring for a mini maternity session at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. I was excited to come to their Apple Valley home to get these photos of this new family of three. […]

I love capturing summer family photos. So often clients will overlook booking family photos in the summer because of busy schedules. But I think it’s the perfect time. It’s especially fun when it is with this family of five. They have been some of my biggest cheerleaders and supports since starting my business. From engagement, […]

Family photos at Noerenberg Memorial Gardens in Orono, Minnesota provided the perfect backdrop for this joint newborn and family session. The family choose an outdoor setting as they wished for a change from their older son’s in-home newborn photos. I thought it was a great idea. With the unpredictable weather, outdoor newborn sessions aren’t always […]

Spring pictures at the Minnesota Arboretum were a dream come true with this sweet duo. May is always so beautiful at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. And it is especially breathtaking if you are able to go when the crabapple trees and lilac bushes are blooming. It’s a treat for the eyes but let’s […]

I’m Kristen! A family & newborn photographer committed to bringing your photos off the cloud & into your home.

MEET Kristen

Family or newborn pictures are one of the most precious gifts we can give not only to ourselves, but to our families as well. I truly believe that photographs are one of the best ways to preserve our legacy, our traditions, and our love. As a Mama myself, I understand that there’s nothing you want […]

I understand, life is busy. So busy that it’s easy to push something off that you’ve been meaning to do, like scheduling a family portrait session. Time and time again I hear either one of these two phrases: “We have never had a professional family portrait session, I have been meaning to schedule one.” “Life […]

Picking the right season for your family photos What season really is best for family photos? This may have crossed your mind and while Fall seems to be a big booking season, I hope you consider some of the other seasons as there are many advantages to anytime of year. Spring family photos Spring sessions […]

My goal is to make your family photography session easy. I want you to have preserved memories to share with your family for years to come. In order to serve my clients fully through the creative process, I always start with a phone call. Quick and easy This quick phone call is a required part […]

Family picture of mom and dad walking with daughter and son

You just sat down to review the slideshow of your photos and you LOVE every single image. The problem is, is that you know that every image isn’t going to go on the wall in your home or on your holiday card. You think, now what?  Consider creating a fine art album, which I believe is […]

Thinking about using your home for your newborn session? There are a 3 big things to consider before knowing your home is the perfect location. Light Having a big source of natural light is key for a successful in-home newborn session. Most of the photos will be taken within the nursery, master bedroom or living […]

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 […]

I know it can feel like your to-do list is never ending before the baby arrives and booking your newborn photography session may not seem high on the list. From picking out the nursery décor to checking out pediatricians, I know there’s a lot to do. However, reaching out when you are still pregnant is […]

“What is the best age to get newborn portraits taken?” This is one of the main questions I get from clients. Typically, I suggest scheduling your newborn portraits when the baby is between 7-14 days old. While there are factors like baby arriving earlier than expected or mom needing extra time for healing, this is […]

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