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C is for Cutie-Patootie

Mr. C, like most one-year olds was a little unsure of me when I first arrived…..but after a little while he warmed up and boy oh boy does this little guy have a GREAT smile and laugh! His whole face just lights up! What a cutie patootie!


All kids just love to climb and play on mom&dad’s bed don’t they?

With his daddy- I love his mouth/lips in this one:)

Snuggling with mommy

The whole family- his big sister is a fabulous helper and so sweet with her baby brother!

These last two are my personal faves from the day…..I want to gobble him up! While I do love the photographs with big happy grins, there’s something about the more serious looks that just speak to my heart.

Jeanette - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 2:48 pm

He’s gorgeous! Love the second last one!

sara - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 2:53 pm

Oh my goodness-his eyes!!!
gorgeous as usual.

dsr - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 4:49 pm

Great pics Amy! And I love the last two as well. The window light for the last is amazing!

Jen Lane - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 7:46 pm

Awww, cutie patootie indeed! I love those little toothy grins he was giving you! Beautiful work.

Jana Kunz - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 8:45 pm

He is so adorable!! I love the 2nd to the last one, so cute. :)

Jennifer - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 1:00 am

These are just stunning! They are so real to life. LOVE!

Lisa Kryschuk - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 12:11 pm

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Lovely work!++

Janet - Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:55 am

I cannot believe these pictures. You all look so great!

LauraB - Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 12:12 pm

That snuggling with mommy pic is priceless!

Kristel - Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 7:07 pm

These are beautiful Amy! I know what you mean about the serious ones – they’re always my favorite too!

Carley Mac - Friday, January 30, 2009 - 12:14 am

love these! especially the last two. he is absolutely adorable

Anna-Karin - Friday, January 30, 2009 - 2:14 am

What a sweetie, that last one is lovely.

TaraMc - Monday, February 9, 2009 - 1:01 pm

What a fabulous session! So many wonderful captures. Beautiful!!

Snowy Day Fun!

When you live in MN- you really have to embrace the weather- and I think kids can do this better than anyone. Fresh snow, even in really cold temps, just begs to be played in! After school the kids and their friends A&J had a blast playing outside.

J about to throw a snowball at our dog. Who LOVES this.


The Girl and A sledding to the bottom of the hill.

I really need to get him “real” snowboarding….he loves it so much. (Ahem SCOTTY)

King of the mountain…

I think keeping your tongue out is a requirement when it’s snowing…

Mmmm…..I know some people say you shouldn’t let kids eat snow. But I say BALONEY to that.

A few of the beast. He just came back from the groomer so is looking extra lovely. PLUS he’s lost 11lbs since a year ago! He’s on diet dog food in hopes that being skinny will help with his knee and hip issues. He’s still got about 5 to go to be “svelt”:)I know it’s hard to tell w/all that fur….:)





Gretchen - Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 7:51 pm

LOVE these pics!!

Nicole Z - Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 1:14 pm

Oh, how I long for some snow! LOL. Though I am sure right now, you long for some sunshine! Beautiful images, I love to see them playing and having fun! Cute doggie too!!!

stacy s - Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 10:35 pm

oh how FUN!!!! they look like they are having a blast! I am loving all the bright colors-
and can I have your dog?! lol

Anna-Karin - Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 11:29 pm

Fun wintery pics. Love it!

Martha - Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 10:16 am

These are so much fun! Love all the color!! Also, the tongue in the snowball maker shot just cracks me up…

Carley Mac - Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 11:47 am

fun! almost makes me wish we had snow down here :)

Rebecca - Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 8:53 pm

FUN!! I can’t handle that much snow…better you guys than me!!

heidi - Monday, January 26, 2009 - 12:48 am

wow, it’s good to know you! i love how there seems to be lots of hats askew!

Jane Eaton Hamilton - Monday, January 26, 2009 - 5:41 am

Looks like a hoot!

Holli Dunn - Monday, January 26, 2009 - 6:07 pm

Love these!!!! the snow looks like so much fun. Your doggie is sooo cute. Those are awesome images!

3+3 = Cuteness!

3month old and almost 3 yr old brothers:)Baby E I think is the biggest 3m old I’ve ever met! At the rate he’s growing he’s going to be a tall one!  Big brother O is a great helper and has such a super smile while he’s chatting you up. Sometimes 3yr olds are a little reserved- but not O! He’s definitely an extravert!:)

He can’t *quite* hold his head up well on his tummy- but he’s almost there- and thankfully my camera is fast!

I just love his expression here…

Such a sweet smile!

Big brother O:)

Ganell Kopp - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 2:37 pm

So cute. Love the expressions on the little one!

Jana Kunz - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 4:36 pm

Very cute, LOVE these!

Carley Mac - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 5:52 pm

super precious :)

Kimmi - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 6:16 pm

What cute kids…. I love the 2nd one…. beautiful work… :)

Cindy - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 6:24 pm

Such little dolls! He looks so cozy in #2!

Holli Dunn - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 12:53 am

Wow, you did a fabulous job!! #1 is too cute!

Gilbert - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 1:58 am

Such cute kids!! I love the expressions you’ve captured! Great job!!

JenniferS - Friday, January 16, 2009 - 12:21 am

Oh my goodness how ADORABLE!!!!

TaraMc - Friday, January 16, 2009 - 8:27 am

Adorable! You got some great stuff here.

melissa - Friday, January 16, 2009 - 1:23 pm

Love the second shot…just perfection!

Jess VanLue - Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 8:22 pm

Very fun and fresh!

Marla - Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 7:03 pm

awww, they are adorable kiddos!

Jen Lane - Monday, January 19, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Awww, they are super cute!

Anna-Karin - Monday, January 19, 2009 - 7:44 pm

To cute!
you can really tell they are siblings, look alot alike!

Heidi K - Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 1:55 pm

Wow, really cute! I bet the parents are thrilled with this session… I sure would be!

Sledding With the Cousins

The kids went sledding with their 3 cousins on Saturday, on the “famous Chaska sledding hill” – they had a TON of fun racing down that hill and only ran over a few innocent bystanders….:)

diana simpson - Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 3:50 pm

what a super fun day!

Jeanette - Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 3:54 pm

Wow, what huge fun!

Margie - Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 6:09 pm

I loooooooove these pictures!! The color is just fabulous!! I down in Louisiana and have had NO ground-covering snow in NINE years!! These are great!!!

Desiree Hayes - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 2:30 pm

How fun! I love these! So real life and full of childhood.

Jessica Lake - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 2:51 pm

WOW! The colors are amazing! Here in Sunny CA I don’t get to see the snow that often but these captures totally make me wanna take a vacation. Love them!

Heather - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 5:27 pm

This looks like so much fun! The kids look like they were having a blast.

Andrea - Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 10:07 am

How much fun! I LOVE the color here, great captures! ++

LisaS - Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 12:14 pm

Soooo fun! Gotta love MN in winter! :)

Heather - Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 10:54 pm

Oh Amy how fun!!! I always love coming to your blog and seeing your posts!!

Donita - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 1:55 pm

Awesome pics Amy!

Julie - Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 11:41 am

These are SO much fun, love the colors. I do hope no on is outside today though!!!

I tried to commet on these the other day with no luck, myybe I can today.

TaraMc - Friday, January 16, 2009 - 8:31 am

Love these! So fun and full of life.

Carrie Steffe - Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 11:23 pm

oh these are so fun…I can feel how happy they are!

Martha - Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 2:55 pm

These are SO much fun!! Love the colors too — really wonderful!

Michelle Calhoun - Friday, February 13, 2009 - 9:33 am

Your images are all so FUN!!!!!
Great BLOG!

Joyful 1yr old *B*

A little slow to warm up- but once he did, WOW, his smile and laugh just light up a room! Such a pleasure just to play with him and watch his little mind work. Mr *B* has the honor of being my last client of 2008- I love ending the year on such a fun, happy session!

He did lots of “cooking” of my finger puppets:)

This makes me laugh- as their dog kept licking him while he rocked on the horse…sooo cute!

This is my personal fave from the day…..





dsr - Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 2:23 pm

What a great smile he has! I agree that the last one is amazing!

Jana Kunz - Thursday, January 1, 2009 - 10:21 pm

So cute!! Beautiful images. :)

Desiree Hayes - Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 2:31 am

SOOOOOOOOOO sooooooo cute!!!!!!!

Tara Staton - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 2:32 pm

aww he is so precious! I love the dog licking one!

Nicole Z - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 2:33 pm

What a cutie!! He has some beautiful eyes and an amazing smile!!!

Shannon T. - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Awww what a cutie! Love the last image the connection between them priceless!!!

carey - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 5:36 pm

Love these! Wonderful captures!

jennifer - Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 9:44 am

these are beautiful, I absolutely love the love and connection and true laughs that you captured here, absolutely beautiful!

Dion Seneca - Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 5:04 pm

What a sweet little boy. His smile is amazing! I love the true emotions that you captured in these!

Jan - Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 10:22 pm

I love the personality you captured with all these shots. Really wonderful! ++

lisa m - Monday, January 19, 2009 - 4:06 pm

these are so full of personality! love every one of them!

Robyn Osten - Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 4:10 pm

LOVE the moments you caught here! They are so sweet and genuine!!! :) What a smile! I want to squeeze that baby!

Newborn Baby *E* in Minneapolis

This might be my quickest sneak peek ever! This session was this morning- despite the wicked snowstorm. Now part of the reason of course for the early peek is that I knew the photos were going to be great and I wanted to get a peek at them right away, but also, ahem, it’s because it’s the 1st session with my brand new camera. Now, as my super blog followers know- I named my last camera after the 1st session I did with it- so “Addison” has now been retired to back-up duties…..and I’ll have to decide whether the new one gets the nickname, E, of this sweetie, or perhaps her full name, which starts with a G…:)

Okay- back to the super duper cutie-patootie! Only 5days old, but sweet baby E was a super trooper! She is the most alert 5day old I’ve ever met! She didn’t want to miss a minute of what was going on- but was so content and happy, and showing off her gorgeous eyes. We tried our hardest to get her to sleep- but she just didn’t want any part of it! Amazingly- during her brief 5min snooze I worked fast and did get some great keepers:)

1st up….okay this one is definitely in the top 3 of my all-time favorite newborn photos. I LOVE it!

Aren’t her eyes just beautiful!!

This is one makes me miss my own babies….

All curled up and briefly asleep:)

I just love her hands in this one…

S&B thanks for having me over today to photograph your sweet newborn pea- she really is just a perfect little thing! And S’s dad- thanks for assisting with the schlepping of the stuff through the snow! Drive safely back to Michigan!:)






Rachelle H - Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 12:24 pm

Oh man, I love babies! These make me long for my own to be babies again. I cannot believe how alert she is! You got some great pictures here.

jen baltgalvis - Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 4:25 pm

She is so cute. These are great!

Donita - Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 8:45 pm

Oh, newborns and sheepskin…how can you go wrong! Lovely pics!

"J" - Monday, December 22, 2008 - 7:33 pm

Baby “E” is absolutely beautiful!!! Of course, I may be partial because she is my niece! Thank you so much for the lovely pics of our sweet girl. You did a wonderful job capturing the grace and innocence of a newborn.

Anna-Karin - Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Oh that first one is so sweet and happy!

Ellen - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 4:46 pm

These are lovely! Great job with variety of eyes open (and love the cross-eyed shots!) and sweet sleeping ones…

rhonda - Friday, January 9, 2009 - 5:27 pm

just beautiful amy .. love that 1st one with the cross-eyes .. such a newborn thing to capture!

Melissa - Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 1:15 pm

What a precious little one…I love all the eye contact you got!

Jane Eaton Hamilton - Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 9:42 pm

Awww, such a little cutie pie. How sweet these images are.

JenniferS - Friday, January 16, 2009 - 12:28 am

AWWWW! I absolutely LOVE these!

The Garden Gnome & The Busy Bee

These two beautiful boys are cousins- only a few months apart which anyone with kids knows, can be a big difference developmentally. Baby *N* who his parents affectionately refer to as “The Garden Gnome” (how stinking cute/adorable is that???) is 7months old- and pretty much sit/stays wherever you put him. Happily. His older cousin *D* who is 11months old is a mover and a shaker that never stops crawling/standing/moving here and there.

First up- the Gnome. Seriously- how can this not make you smile:

Cute little *D*- The Busy Bee:

Photographing these two together was, well, challenging! And while they were never in the same spot for more than a few seconds- we did manage to get this adorable shot of them together!

and one more of *N* because I think it’s too cute with his little tongue:)


Therese Marie - Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 3:48 pm

OMG!! Those are the cutest babies ever. You really captured some amazing shots.

Anna-Karin - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 12:06 am

They are adorable and I bet you had to work hard to capture two active babies. It looks like it paid off though!

gilbert - Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 2:46 pm

These guys are SOOOO cute! I love what you’ve captured!

Chrissie - Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 11:56 am

I have the cutest godson ever!!!

DSR - Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 12:20 am

Both of the boys have such great eyes! Wonderful pictures! And the B&W are beautifully done!

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