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These Minnesota summer family photos are ones I’ve been so excited to share. It was a gloriously sunny day in Edina, Minnesota, where the weather was perfect too hot or humid, the grass was green and this family of six was filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of fun. It really was a […]

I’m excited to share this sunny summer family pictures from Arden Park in Edina with you! When this family of four reached out for family photos, I just couldn’t wait to work with them again! We had a perfect evening for their sunny summer family pictures. The beautiful summer glow, green trees, and blue outfits […]

Berry picking in Minnesota

You can’t beat the summers in Minnesota with the sunshine, all the outdoor adventures and extra time outside. One activity that has become a tradition for my girl and I is berry picking in Minnesota summer. From the thrill of the hunt to the sweet reward of fresh berries, it is a must do summer activity. […]

Newborn photos with dog

I’m so excited to share this sweet in-home newborn session in Saint Paul on today’s blog! This in-home newborn session with a dog was so much fun. Not only did I get to meet a wonderful, easygoing couple, but I got to capture them as first-time parents to a sweet baby girl. This morning session […]

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 […]

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Choosing what to wear for your Minnesota summer family pictures can be a challenge. Looking for some tips? Read on for my top 5 tips for what to wear for your Minnesota summer family pictures. Choose light and breathable fabrics It’s likely going to be hot and humid outside. So choose clothing made from lightweight […]

Looking for some reasons to book your summer Edina mini photo session? Read on for my top 5 reasons why you should plan ahead and book now. Capture memories Summer is a time for outdoor fun, family vacations, and spending time with loved ones. A mini photo session is a perfect opportunity to take advantage […]

What should my newborn wear? A big question I get from moms when I have a consultation call with them is “what should I dress my newborn in for photos”? I always reply to keep it simple. When you book your session, you will a receive a newborn welcome guide. It goes over how to […]

Spring family pictures are wonderful but what to wear for Spring family pictures can be stressful. Draw your inspiration the fresh blooms all around and the extra amount of energy that comes this time of year. It is a gem of a season to take family photos and gives you the opportunity to take family […]

A baby’s first year of life goes by so quickly, as they go through so many big and significant changes. From those sleepy curled up newborn days to getting their first teeth and potentially walking there is a lot that happens in those first twelve months!  That is why I offer the First-Year Collection Collective. […]

A question I get from clients all the time is how can we prepare your home for newborn photos. That’s a totally valid question, as you may not know where the photos will take place in your home. Below, I’m sharing my top 3 ways to prepare your home for your newborn photos.  Less is […]

Looking for inspiration for Dad outfit for newborn photos? Read on to get my 3 tips. If you’re a Mom, you can check out my 3 things to consider for your outfit for newborn photos. Communicate expectations Most men aren’t overly excited to take photos. This is because they typically don’t have an expectation of […]

Looking for ideas and inspiration for an outfit for newborn photos? I’ve got you. One of the biggest questions I get from my newborn clients is, “What should I wear as a mom during this season?” That’s a totally valid question! During this season of healing, as your body has changed over the course of […]

Baby and mom in preparing your home for newborn photos

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 […]

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