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Nick and Jodi {Engaged}

October 20th, 2011

Nick and Jodi are ENGAGED! And it’s about darn time 🙂 Ha ha. Jodi happens to be one of my best friends and it is such an honor to have been asked to photograph her and Nick’s engagement photos. But… let’s be honest, there always feels like more pressure when I photograph friends who are […]

 

Nick and Jodi are ENGAGED! And it’s about darn time 🙂 Ha ha. Jodi happens to be one of my best friends and it is such an honor to have been asked to photograph her and Nick’s engagement photos. But… let’s be honest, there always feels like more pressure when I photograph friends who are so close to me and I know that so many more of my friends will be seeing and critiquing these photos. Jodi wrote on her facebook page after the session that she knew that because I was the photographer “They would turn out perfect!” Geesh… no pressure there 🙂

This afternoon was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with Nick and Jodi together. We went to Matoska Park, in White Bear Lake. This was my first time shooting at this location and it for sure won’t be my last. I highly recommend you checking it out for any portrait session, but beware, it is a photographers goldmine so there tends to be lots of people being having their pictures taken there at all times. Jodi and Nick had a sentimental attachment to this gazebo which made this location even more special. I really LOVE it when couples choose a spot that has meaning to them. It adds so much more character to their photos.

We started our session around 4:30 pm, with me wanting to work with golden light. There is just never enough time. I could have spend all day with the two of them and never have gotten tired of photographing them. The bridge added a new color dimension to the photos that worked well with the sun setting. I always allow for 3 hours of shooting even though I only quote for 2 because you never know what may cut into your time- like waiting for other photographers to get out of your shot. Or in this instance, we had such a great area to work with that I didn’t want to stop shooting until the sun completely set. Often time those last minute photos can be some of the favorites.

Thanks you Nick and Jodi for asking me to be apart of something so special and personal in your life. It is a great honor. I hope you love your photos as much as I do and I truly believe they captured the fun, love, and happiness I see you two share with each other every moment I have known you. I wish for you a lifetime of happiness! And, I can’t wait until the wedding day- I’ll be the one with tears streaming down her face like an idiot! x o x o

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Miko: {8 weeks adorable}

August 22nd, 2011

Who doesn’t LOVE kittens? They are the most adorable tiny little fluff balls that just want to be held and want to play and are just oh so cute cute cute! I was so excited when a client got a hold of me and asked… so? would you photograph my kitten? HECK YA I will! […]

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Kitten, Saint Paul Photography, Battle Creek Park
Who doesn’t LOVE kittens? They are the most adorable tiny little fluff balls that just want to be held and want to play and are just oh so cute cute cute! I was so excited when a client got a hold of me and asked… so? would you photograph my kitten? HECK YA I will! How about right this second, and then I might just stick him in my pocket and bring him home with me. 🙂 Little Miko was 8 weeks old when we did his photo session. Boy do those critters grow fast and run fast and get bored fast. We went out to Battle Creek to play in the grass and it didn’t take long until he was ready to go home so not to many poses for this little guy. But all in all, it’s pretty tough to take a photo of a kitten that isn’t cute. So if you have a kitten, puppy, horse, goat… monkey… mouse… bunny… anything young and fur-ball like and want photos done, let me know! I don’t get asked to do this often enough. (please no snakes or spiders- must be fur-ball in nature)
Kitten, Saint Paul Photography, Battle Creek Park
Kitten, Saint Paul Photography, Battle Creek Park
Kitten, Saint Paul Photography, Battle Creek Park
Kitten, Saint Paul Photography, Battle Creek Park
Kitten, Saint Paul Photography, Battle Creek Park
Kitten, Saint Paul Photography, Battle Creek Park
Kitten, Saint Paul Photography, Battle Creek Park

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Jessie: Boudoir Portrait Session

May 31st, 2011

Umm hello? It just can’t be easy looking this darn hott! What a fun and crazy day we had today! Tornados touching down, torrential down pours, oh my gosh but they turned out great! I love the back grounds that we found to work with and how all the colors flowed together. It can be […]

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Umm hello? It just can’t be easy looking this darn hott! What a fun and crazy day we had today! Tornados touching down, torrential down pours, oh my gosh but they turned out great! I love the back grounds that we found to work with and how all the colors flowed together. It can be tricky finding fun placing to work with when shooting boudoir photographs such as these. We used a friends back yard that had a beautiful green marsh in back and then we traveled out to downtown St. Paul which is continuously one of my favorite back drops to use. Boudoir photographs make a perfect gift for that someone special in your life. Great job Jessie! This was super fun!




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Benner Family: Portrait Session

July 5th, 2010

The Benner family already has another addition: Baby J! And he’s turning 1! It’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards, so time to start booking those family portrait sessions. Aren’t they one good looking family? Iyanna is growing up so fast. She brought along her favorite things, her purses! Baby J already has too […]

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The Benner family already has another addition: Baby J! And he’s turning 1! It’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards, so time to start booking those family portrait sessions. Aren’t they one good looking family? Iyanna is growing up so fast. She brought along her favorite things, her purses! Baby J already has too many places to go and things to do so he wasn’t too interested in getting his picture taken tonight. Hopefully we can try again when he gets a little older. He is going to grow up to be such a handsome man!

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Stillwater Prom 2010

May 21st, 2010

Don’t they all look great! I don’t remember my prom grade looking so awesome when we went to prom xx amount of years ago. 🙂 This fun group of kids are from Stillwater High School, one being my little brother, and they asked if I’d come out and take a few snap shots of them […]

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Don’t they all look great! I don’t remember my prom grade looking so awesome when we went to prom xx amount of years ago. 🙂 This fun group of kids are from Stillwater High School, one being my little brother, and they asked if I’d come out and take a few snap shots of them before the dance. Heck yeah I will! It was a lot of fun and the photos turned out fabulous!





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Kristen: Maternity

March 9th, 2010

It is such an honor to be able to photograph not only one of my dearest friends during one of the most personal times in her life but also for her to be an amazing photographer and have her ask me to take photos for her. For me, these photos needed to be perfect. I […]

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It is such an honor to be able to photograph not only one of my dearest friends during one of the most personal times in her life but also for her to be an amazing photographer and have her ask me to take photos for her. For me, these photos needed to be perfect. I think maternity photography is one of the most difficult artistic works of art. There is such a fine line between elegant baby bump and too much information. I love how Kristen’s photos turned out. They captured how amazingly beautiful of a person she is both inside and out. I can’t wait to meet the little baby bean inside! You are going to make an amazing mother. What a fun experience this was to share together!





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Susan: {Maternity Session}

March 5th, 2010

I truly believe that pregnant women are the most beautiful of all things in the entire world. Suz is the epidomy of this statement. I had the opportunity of getting to know Susan through a good friend of mine and we had a lovely girls evening of shooting. Here is a tip for you photographers […]

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I truly believe that pregnant women are the most beautiful of all things in the entire world. Suz is the epidomy of this statement. I had the opportunity of getting to know Susan through a good friend of mine and we had a lovely girls evening of shooting. Here is a tip for you photographers out there. If you are doing a maternity session, bring along a few healthy snacks for the session. Mama’s to be get tired a lot faster and hungry a lot sooner because of those little bundles inside and it can be a nice surprise for them if you have some fresh fruit, crackers and cheese, and water on hand. Something that they may have forgotten to bring with them. These photos are just a few of my favorites from Susan’s session. There were so many great ones it was hard to pick! I can’t wait to meet baby girl Payton!


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Mahoney Family: {Portrait Session}

December 3rd, 2009

It’s the whole gang all together once again! Time for family portraits for the Mahoney Christmas card. Aren’t those kids silly?

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It’s the whole gang all together once again! Time for family portraits for the Mahoney Christmas card. Aren’t those kids silly?


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Taylor: {Portrait Session}

June 2nd, 2009

So a good friend of mine calls me up one morning and says she needs head shots as soon as possible for a very important audition. Well all right then, get dressed, lets do this thing! Wow is Taylor photogenic. I’ll work with you any day. In an hour she had more images than we […]

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So a good friend of mine calls me up one morning and says she needs head shots as soon as possible for a very important audition. Well all right then, get dressed, lets do this thing! Wow is Taylor photogenic. I’ll work with you any day. In an hour she had more images than we knew what to do with and they all rocked! Stillwater is such a fantastic place to go. So many back drop choices. I had so much fun today! Let’s do this again!



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Jessie: {Maternity Portraits}

March 9th, 2009

Pregnant woman are beautiful beyond words. Jessie is especially an example of this. It’s quite unique that I’m really photographing two separate people that are combined into one. I met Jessie through a friend of mine and we hit it off quite well right away. This always makes the session even more flawless. It was […]

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Pregnant woman are beautiful beyond words. Jessie is especially an example of this. It’s quite unique that I’m really photographing two separate people that are combined into one. I met Jessie through a friend of mine and we hit it off quite well right away. This always makes the session even more flawless. It was such an honor when she asked me to photograph her during this intimate time. We had a beautiful girls evening. Pregnancy photos are always best around the beginning of month 8. Mom doesn’t feel too bloated yet and sometimes if you wait too close to the due date Mom may not like the way she looks any longer because their faces tend to swell. I can’t wait to meet baby Lahna. Jessie is going to be such a great Mama!