It was perfect that I got to photograph my sweet nephews during National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month. My youngest nephew made his debut four months ago, and not only was it my first time meeting him, but I also got to be a sponsor for his baptism. He was born with a cleft lip and palate and also has the sweetest personality. Watching my sister-in-law and brother care for him is so special, and each day it is apparent how much they love their three boys. It's always a treat to go back home to see them.
My heart swells when I get to spend time with such sweet, beautiful, plump-cheeked newborns, and little Paige was a delight. I plan for breaks during newborn sessions for feedings, comforting, really anything that can come up with such little ones, but Paige was a champ. She was so content, happy and sleepy during our time together, relishing in the comfort and love that comes from her parents.
Another buggy evening, but also another wonderful session. This family is great and so easy-going, which makes our time together so much fun. Their little girls have personality for days, and I loved capturing the joy and funny faces. Can't wait for the new little one to join them soon!
On this cold, cold February morning we made our way to the Landmark Center in St. Paul for August's one-year photos. Rice Park is a special place for this family, but because of the biting temps and chattering teeth, we explored the beautiful historic building in downtown St. Paul. What a wonderful place for family photos! We found some bright spots by the windows, and we even stumbled upon an old courtroom that was the perfect place for a toddler to explore.
I love the stage August is in. Balls and peek-a-boo were the ways into his heart, and we had such a fun time together.
We have been blessed with a beautiful fall so far. I met this family at a park in St. Paul, and the leaves, trees, and clouds were just gorgeous. Unfortunately many of the leaves had already fallen off the trees, but it still made for some beautiful fall foliage.
It was my first time meeting this wonderful family, and I had so much fun during our time together. It was so great to see their boys jump to different spots throughout our walk to the river and say, "Take a picture of me over here!" It showed me that they were excited about what we were doing, and I loved, loved, loved that. Their sweet little girl was a little tired during part of the session, but we still captured some adorable moments, and, wow, she is a cutie pie!
I caught myself smiling a lot while editing these photos. There is just lots of love and joy in their family, and it definitely shows. :)
My twinsies turned two a few weeks ago, so I just had to take photos to commemorate this special event...mostly the fact that I've survived two years as a mother of twins. These two have been an incredible blessing to my life. They've helped me get back into that delightful state of wonder and playfulness I would like to live in more often. They've helped me remember that watching a colony of ants on the sidewalk can be so fascinating. Or they've sat me in the grass to watch the rabbit (who I'm sure was plotting how to get to my garden) move about our yard.
I love these two to pieces. Happy two years of life, sweet peas.
Photos with this family are always a favorite for me. We just have fun together, and we have some good conversations along the way. Their little girls are absolutely adorable, and love playing, and the play and joyfulness is what I like to capture.
This was one of the sweetest newborn sessions I've had the privilege of photographing. It was just smooth, and these kiddos were so wonderful. This family's love for one another was so evident throughout the session that it was such a fun shoot to be a part of.
I made my way up to Arden Hills to photograph a beautiful family in their beautiful backyard. Full of peonies, ferns, water features, and a pergola, it was an absolutely wonderful setting that will carry a special meaning for years.
I love, love, love this family, and I always enjoy photographing them. Their little ones get cuter every year, and I feel so lucky that I get to watch them grow up.