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Clara Irene: {newborn}

April 20th, 2017

Meet sweet Ms. Clara Bear! I’m so in love with those cheeks. Ms. Clara is the daughter of my friends Emily & Mike, whose wedding I also photographed. I’m always tickled pink when I then get the opportunity to photograph the babies of former wedding clients. I always love the clean pure look that cream […]

 

Meet sweet Ms. Clara Bear! I’m so in love with those cheeks. Ms. Clara is the daughter of my friends Emily & Mike, whose wedding I also photographed. I’m always tickled pink when I then get the opportunity to photograph the babies of former wedding clients.

Newborn baby girl in antique stroller

newborn baby girl in crate wearing cream and pinkI always love the clean pure look that cream brings to photos. It’s often my go-to color scheme for parents who are unsure what colors they’d like to use.

smiling newborn baby girl in crate wearing cream and pink

It’s pretty rare that newborns smile, let alone that I just happen to have my camera ready to shoot the moment it happens! I just LOVE these moments!

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Oh my goodness! Clara looks JUST like her mama in this photo! It’s like looking at a flashback, eeek! <3

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Ms Madison: {newborn}

March 15th, 2017

Eeeeek! Sweet precious Ms Madison came to the studio for her photo debut with her gorgeous peachy skin tones and rose red cheeks. I was so excited to break out this quilt backdrop by Intuition Backdrops that I’ve been saving for a special little subject.  Madison was just a little peanut, which is extra fun […]

 

Eeeeek! Sweet precious Ms Madison came to the studio for her photo debut with her gorgeous peachy skin tones and rose red cheeks. I was so excited to break out this quilt backdrop by Intuition Backdrops that I’ve been saving for a special little subject.  Madison was just a little peanut, which is extra fun when picking props to use. I love using layers in my newborn photos and I find that you can discover new affordable layers just about anywhere. The lacy scarf was purchased from the world market on a day they had all scarves 50% off. I also locate a lot of fun layers in the scarf sections at used clothing stores such as Clothes Mentor and Style Encore, and sometimes even Goodwill.

Baby girl in basket on antique quilted blanket

Newborn baby girl in pink

Closeup of newborn baby girl toes

I love to photograph the tips of baby toes! One of my favorite photos to capture – but it takes a very sleepy baby to get a sharp fine focus shot. If you are thinking about photographing newborns, one must own lens is a macro lens so that you can creatively capture all the little baby parts. Canon’s 100mm F2.8 IS L lens was used to photograph these toes.

Newborn baby girl wearing owl outfit

Mom brought along this super cute knit owl outfit. Kinda want a hat like that for myself!

Mom, Dad and Newborn baby in studio

Newborn Baby girl with antique quilt

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{Becky & Brian: Wedding}

November 1st, 2016

One of my most cherished tasks is when I get to photograph my beautiful friends on their special day (ok in all honesty, it’s a close second to being bridesmaid). Thank you for including me in your day, my friend, Becky and long time friend (Brian) Berg! I wish you a long happy life together […]

 

One of my most cherished tasks is when I get to photograph my beautiful friends on their special day (ok in all honesty, it’s a close second to being bridesmaid). Thank you for including me in your day, my friend, Becky and long time friend (Brian) Berg! I wish you a long happy life together and I can’t WAIT to photograph baby Bergs!

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Monica Geller-Bing: Chandler, for so long I wondered if I would ever find my prince, my soul mate. Then three years ago, at another wedding, I turned to a friend for comfort. And instead, I found everything that I’d ever been looking for my whole life. And now here we are with our future before us and I only want to spend it with you, my prince, my soulmate, my friend. Unless you don’t want to. You go!

Chandler Bing: Monica, I though this was going to be the most difficult thing I ever had to do. But when i saw you walking down that aisle, I realized how simple it was. I love you. And surprises that come our way, it’s ok, because I will always love you. You are the person I was meant to spend the rest of my life with. You wanna know if I’m sure?

Joey Tribbiani: You may now kiss the bride. So I guess by the powers vested in me by the state of New York and the internet guys, I now pronounce you husband and wife. O WAIT! Do you take eachother?

Monica Geller-Bing: I do.

Chandler Bing: I do.

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Deanna: {1 Years Old}

August 5th, 2016

Boy has time flown by, I can not believe Deanna is already 1-years-old! You would never know by these photos that she wasn’t happy to have her pictures taken. As I always say, no matter how rough a session might go with your little ones, I promise you, every parent is always impressed by the […]

 

Boy has time flown by, I can not believe Deanna is already 1-years-old! You would never know by these photos that she wasn’t happy to have her pictures taken. As I always say, no matter how rough a session might go with your little ones, I promise you, every parent is always impressed by the outcome of the pictures.

All three beautiful backdrops are from Intuition Backgrounds and the beautiful wings are from Design Revolution

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Vivienne: {9 Months Old}

May 10th, 2016

I don’t think that I have ever met such a happy kid before! Sweet Vivienne was so full of smiles. I love the colors and mom and dad picked out for her, she looks great in pinky-peach. See that gold metallic block she is holding? That was one of my latest DIY projects. I found […]

 

I don’t think that I have ever met such a happy kid before! Sweet Vivienne was so full of smiles. I love the colors and mom and dad picked out for her, she looks great in pinky-peach. See that gold metallic block she is holding? That was one of my latest DIY projects. I found wooden blocks on clearance at Target so I glued some scrape booking paper on there that I already had at home and there you go! Fun, stylish, baby blocks! Another great find was the teal bench – gotta love shopping Home Goods for baby props! (I’m kind of addicted!)

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Peyton Rose: {10 Days New}

February 15th, 2016

EEEK! I can’t get enough of beautiful Peyton! Just when I think I love newborns in neutral colors, I have this mom request bright colors and LOVE LOVE LOVE! Flower backdrop by Intuition Backgrounds Save

 

EEEK! I can’t get enough of beautiful Peyton! Just when I think I love newborns in neutral colors, I have this mom request bright colors and LOVE LOVE LOVE! Flower backdrop by Intuition Backgrounds

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Aurora Gloria: {10 Days New}

January 18th, 2016

Isn’t she just the sweetest! I love this simple yet beautiful color set of light pink and creams with lace. That laundry basket used to belong to my grandmother! And both the cream and pink headbands were handmade by your truly.

 

Isn’t she just the sweetest! I love this simple yet beautiful color set of light pink and creams with lace. That laundry basket used to belong to my grandmother! And both the cream and pink headbands were handmade by your truly.

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Gabby & Gale: {Newborn}

December 15th, 2015

Please meet the best big sister ever, Miss Kaitlyn; sweet little one-month-old, Miss Gabby Ariel; and {in remembrance of} Gabby’s beautiful identical twin sister, Gale Aurora. It was truly a privilege to be asked by the Moltzan’s if I could create a photo for them that would include ALL of their children. As many of […]

 

Please meet the best big sister ever, Miss Kaitlyn; sweet little one-month-old, Miss Gabby Ariel; and {in remembrance of} Gabby’s beautiful identical twin sister, Gale Aurora.

It was truly a privilege to be asked by the Moltzan’s if I could create a photo for them that would include ALL of their children. As many of my friends and clients know, I have a soft spot in my heart for preemies and angel babies. Through my photography (and as an active photographer for NILMDTS), I strive for remembrance and awareness. Angie and Greg, I hope I have been able to provide you with a beautiful remembrance. xoxo

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{Ashley & Melissa: Wedding}

October 2nd, 2015

If you haven’t considered the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis for your wedding venue, I highly suggest you check it out! Melissa and Ashley had such a beautiful and fun wedding there. You also won’t hear me say this very often but… the food was amazing!!! Not to mention that there are so many places within […]

 

If you haven’t considered the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis for your wedding venue, I highly suggest you check it out! Melissa and Ashley had such a beautiful and fun wedding there. You also won’t hear me say this very often but… the food was amazing!!! Not to mention that there are so many places within one block that are great for wedding photos.

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Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015

September 28th, 2015

A few unplanned photos from last nights impromptu Moon shoot. Lesson learned, I need to keep my gear better organized in case of last minute excursions. Super bummed I didn’t think to go out when the moon was low in the sky! Special thanks to Joe for pulling me outside to see this and carrying […]

 

A few unplanned photos from last nights impromptu Moon shoot. Lesson learned, I need to keep my gear better organized in case of last minute excursions. Super bummed I didn’t think to go out when the moon was low in the sky!

Special thanks to Joe for pulling me outside to see this and carrying my crap!

Gear:
Canon 5D Mark III
Tamron 150-600mm VC
Tripod
Cable Release

Settings:
Daylight Balance WB
F6.3
1/4 Second- 1 Second
ISO 200

Helpful Tips:
*Use a heavy duty tripod! (I couldn’t find the attachment plate to mine and was super bummed out!)
*Don’t forget to turn off any image stabilization (I forgot about this the first half hour and couldn’t think of why my photos were coming out blurry)
*Make sure to lock your mirror up for long exposures. Very helpful in reducing camera motion.
*If you don’t have a cable release or wireless remote, make sure to set the timer.
*Take your time, and don’t forget to enjoy the view!

Amazing pictures from September 28th, 2015 Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Amazing pictures from September 28th, 2015 Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Amazing pictures from September 28th, 2015 Supermoon Lunar Eclipse  Amazing pictures from September 28th, 2015 Supermoon Lunar EclipseThank you for looking at my photos! There were so many amazing pictures taken of the lunarmoon eclipse last night. Please share your photos with me! As always, I love reading everyone’s comments! xoxo, Kristen