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I’m so excited to be sharing this Minnetonka, MN newborn photo session today! The morning light, the nursery design and clothing color choices were absolutely perfect. I have two connections with these first time parents and didn’t realize it until I showed up for their session. Baby girl’s dad and I grew up in the […]

I am so grateful for all the wonderful moms that came into the studio for this years Motherhood studio event. It is always a joy getting to see little ones that I haven’t seen since their newborn session and how much they have grown into their little personality. I find it always so important for […]

Summer family pictures in Minnesota are often times overlooked as the humidity and mosquitos can feel like a problem. However, having the lush trees and grass, sun kissed skin, and summer clothing is a win for me. It also turned out to be a win for this family of five I had the pleasure of […]

How can you not smiles at these three?! They are pure happiness each and every single time I see them, and really brought the energy at their studio Motherhood session. I hope this momma will cherish their photographs with her young toddler and baby just as much as I enjoyed photographing them. Having these images […]

I loved capturing these Edina fall family pictures! We met on a warm, fall morning just as the trees started to turn yellow. I always enjoy a morning session as little ones typically have lots of energy to share. Plus, they aren’t already exhausted from the day. Being able to photograph this family in the […]

I got to meet this Edina family of three during an early fall evening at Arneson Acres to capture their fall family pictures. The sun was so beautiful as it poured through the trees, which gave an extra sparkle to this easy and relaxed session. It was such a joy to capture this couple’s connection […]

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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Minneapolis & Edina, MN family & newborn photographer

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