Tag Archives: Family

Photo session winners!

16 Oct

In September I decided to hold my first contest for a photo session.  I had OVER 400 entries and here is one of my lucky winners!

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Fata Family

15 Oct

Another perfect day for some sunny golden fall photos!  Us mamas used to visit before the kids were all in school, so I brought my two little assistants with me to get re-acquainted and they ended up leaving with a rainbow loom bracelet each! 😀 We’re hoping the school boards have a few more coinciding PA days.

Onto a peek of this cute family!

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A super mom and her girls

12 Oct

This is Jennifer, one of my best friends from childhood.  We both had our first children in 2011 and hope that they will be good pals just like we were! Her oldest is very shy, as apparent in the pictures, and her youngest reminds me of my kids – pretty wacky and spirited.

Jenn is an incredible mom. So very intuitive to her children’s needs, working hard to give them everything she can.  I love this family, and love watching these girls grow up.

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Julie & Spencer – sneak peek

10 Aug

My second destination wedding – and I can call this a destination wedding, right?  Lutsen may only be two hours away, and the landscape is pretty much the same as home, but the resort is just so beautiful it feels like you’re away somewhere special.

There is lots to say about this awesome couple and their incredible wedding.

Like, 1. they are really fun and nice, and put on an awesome party.
2. They each have a large group of friends that adore them.
3. They are really loving parents! Julie kept saying: gee this would’ve been a lot easier if we did the wedding BEFORE kids! But half the bridesmaids had infants there anyway so it was a total baby party with a fun vibe.

The wedding itself was so cool – Lutsen Resort has an amazing layout for a beautiful outdoor wedding.  Grassy area for the ceremony, covered deck for cocktail hour, view of the expansive lake.

Highlights of the day include:

So many tiny babies
The “first look”
Curly blonde toddler stealing the show (multiple times)
The most insane storm and downpour
Double rainbow
Ending the night with a bonfire, first time s’mores

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This series on the bridge is their First Look

 

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Minutes before the rainstorm and a defective umbrella

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Couldn’t capture just how hard the rain was, but it was intense

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Air guitar bride

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André is ONE!

17 Jun

Look at my cousins’ cute little guy!!! Click images to view larger

Kimberly, Kai and kids

13 Jun

Sneak peek at the first blossom session. I could barely choose what images to post there are so many good ones!

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Maternity photos >> New Family of Four

19 Apr

Jayan contacted me early in her pregnancy wondering if I would be interested in doing a creative maternity shoot.  Creative and artistic are two categories that are important to me in photography so, naturally we decided we would absolutely work together.

The following is a small selection from the “milk bath” tub shoot.  There is a beautiful fluidity of the milk, curving porcelain tub, flowing mermaid hair, and draping fabrics.  All complementary to the softness of motherhood, (the serenity before the entrance of a new baby, hehe), this celebration of the beautiful body holding their second child.

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Right after our shoot, Jayan’s mom cast her belly to make a belly bowl (it is shown in the next set of photos).  Now we get to see the new addition to the family!

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Here is the beautiful belly bowl!  Babe had no interest in curling up into it like I wanted, but that’s okay, you fling those tiny baby legs wherever you’re comfiest, little one!

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Congratulations to these two wonderful parents of now two beautiful children – welcome little brother!