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3 Peas Start Kindergarten!

Okay- I’ll admit it- I cried like a baby when they drove off in that bus…..I was a rock until they hugged me goodbye…then I lost it. MY BABIES!!! How can this be? They were SO excited and so proud…how could I not cry!:)

So- some pics from their first official day as Kindergartners:)

Running to the bus- at this point there was no looking back for them- they were so excited!

(And NO we weren’t late- the bus was early!)

Despite my orders to “turn around so I can take a picture!” they were just too excited and clamored right on up! Their driver is very nice- and they, and their friend B, are the only kids on the bus to school! When the bus drove away they were smiling huge and waving from the window….it was too much for me. SOB!


jO - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 5:49 pm

How exicting! Thank you for sharing this wonderful first. I am thrilled they were excited. I love ‘girl’s’ new ears are adorable.

jO - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 5:52 pm

oops I meant – I think her new ears look cute. (fingers moving faster then my brain)

Chastity Edlefson - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 6:17 pm

Congratulations! Did they have a great day? What did you do while they were gone?

laura veraska - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 7:08 pm

adorable!!! they are so cute!!

Rach - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 7:26 pm

Awww, love that 1st shot of them, sooo sweet. . . and they look so big and grown upish! Such precious, excited little faces! Of course they did well – you’ve done a great job Mama! :-) Congrats to all of you!

Chellel - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 7:34 pm

Awww I totally understand. Great photos, they look so excited.

Jennifer N - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 9:15 pm

So cute! They look so excited!

Chelle G. - Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:32 am

Oh they are so beautiful!

Carrie Steffe - Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 6:47 pm

oh my goodness..they look so adorable!!

Danna - Friday, September 5, 2008 - 4:18 pm

what great moments you have captured..they look so darn proud, and I hear you on the crying as they go off……they just grow up far to fast.

“Practice Day” and The Girl’s New Ears

Today the kids visited their school for a “practice day” as my kids called it.  They were just there for an hour, and parents stayed. Then afterwards, we went to the mall to get some shirts for school and made a stop at Claire’s!


After we got home- Boy #2 said to her “Now you look like a woman!” I about peed my pants:)


Steph - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 6:43 pm

First of all, the blurred out faces on the non-Amy kids FREAK me out – they look like aliens :)

Second – I love The Girl’s little tongue sticking out btw those teeth – priceless!

DSR - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 6:59 pm

The first day of school is so bittersweet. The kids look so excited and happy!

diana simpson - Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 9:51 pm

what a fun first day!

Chelle G. - Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:35 am

Gorgeous pictures! Gorgeous kids!

Betty Gray - Friday, September 5, 2008 - 12:17 am

They look soooo cute! I know you had such a hard time. Hang in there. You’ve only got 13 more years to go before they’re “considered” grown. lololol

Loved the way you blurred the classmates faces. That was so funny! :-)

Julie - Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 11:22 pm

Aww, what a special day/time. I share the same emotions as my first “baby” went off to k this year also! Might I say how grown up they look. I mean maybe the new hair cuts, but so cute and so school kid like! love the new ears! P.S also missing MN this time of year!

Loring Park on a GORGEOUS Day!

I’ve never been to Loring Park in Minneapolis before, so when D’s mom chose it for our location- I was excited to scope it out. What a GREAT park!! We had the perfect weather too! I had a great evening with D- chasing him all over the park. Such a sweet boy- with an easy-going nature. I love that his mom brought along his soccer ball and his Jedi Lightsaber! It’s so fun to include things they love- esp boys at this age who can be tough to photograph:)

Jeni - Monday, September 1, 2008 - 12:06 am

gorgeous little guy, love those eyes!!

lindseydy - Monday, September 1, 2008 - 9:10 pm

very cute!! He looks like a spunky little guy!

diana simpson - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 10:47 am

love that 2nd one1

Holli - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 8:06 pm

What a handsome little guy. Love that family image.

Jen Lane - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 9:08 pm

What a doll! I LOVE #2! Beautiful family!

Merav - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 9:14 pm

Oh – he is so handsome and looks so happy. What a great family photograph too!

Olga - Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 11:37 pm

He is so cute! Love his eyes! The second image is gorgeous!

The Spunkiest Sisters in Chaska!

These two sisters, who are 5y and 6y were SUCH a complete hoot! They could easily have their own show on the disney channel- SO much personality!!! I told their parents it was like dealing with two puppies- with all the rough housing, wrestling, screaming, jumping and giggling that goes on with these two. They sure kept me on my toes! They obviously have a great relationship and how lucky they are to have each other!:)

They are such gorgeous girls!!


Miss E dancing to….Camp Rock!

Miss A twirling to High School Musical….

Chelle G. - Monday, August 25, 2008 - 9:54 pm

They sure are beautiful! You captured their spunkiness well!

DSR - Monday, August 25, 2008 - 9:56 pm

These are so fun! Great job!

Rebecca - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 12:21 pm

How fun! The girls have such pretty eyes too :)

Kim - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 12:53 pm

I love these pictures!! Thanks so much Amy! I can’t wait to see the rest! The girls had so much fun with you!

diana simpson - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 8:48 pm

they both are beautiful!

Merav - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 10:14 pm

These girls are gorgeous and look like they know how to have lots of fun!
Fantastic photographs.

Anna-Karin - Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 3:24 pm

What adorable girls!
The first one melts your heart. You captured them so well and their parents will be thrilled with these.

Danielle Toews - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 9:19 am

OMG lvoe your new blog!!!! and the petticoat session just beautifuL!!!!

Holli - Friday, August 29, 2008 - 4:32 pm

Oh how sweet!! They look like they are having so much fun!

Carrie Steffe - Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 9:01 am

Oh just beautiful! I love how they look like they don’t even know you are there!

3 Months of Sweetness- Baby E

Little baby E is all of 3months old and just a cute patootie! Her parents say she’s a pretty serious baby- but she did crack us a few smiles:)

This was my first shot of the day- CRACKS ME UP!

Daddy is SO funny!:)

I think is my favorite…..

Proud parents

The whole family- doggie too!

Jenty - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 1:57 am

What stunning photos! I love the last one

Melanie - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 6:23 am

LOVE the laughing one! Great job!

diana simpson - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 7:02 am

great family shot

Merav - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 3:31 pm

Looks like she cracked herself up too! These are so wonderful.

TaraMc - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 7:16 pm

These are adorable. Your fave is mine too. Love that big grin. :)

Heather - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 9:07 pm

OH MY!! What a little cutie pie!! I ADORE that laughing image!!! Fantastic images!

Jeni - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 11:24 pm

that first one is hillarious! Love the next one with the big smile!

Holli - Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 1:47 am

Oh my goodness, shes a doll! I love that laughing one!

Jen Lane - Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 2:39 pm

OMG, I love the first one! TOooooo cute! Lovely work.

Danna - Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 5:17 pm

hahahaha LOVE the variety of expressions. Sweet images I am sure mom and dad will be so pleased.

Betty Gray - Friday, September 5, 2008 - 12:18 am

Yep! She’s a cutie patootie! lol Love the whole family one. :-)

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From Shy to Spunky- Miss A

When I first arrived to the H home- 3yr old Miss A wasn’t too sure of me….she was a bit shy and reserved. 15minutes later she was SO full of spunk and energy and not one bit shy at all! Such a sweet little girl- and so interested in everything! So much curiousity and energy:)


This was moments after she caught a frog:)


Every little girl needs a girly “Brella!”

The photogenic H family

Sweet Miss A on her front walkway

Jenty - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 6:28 am

Beautiful! I love the brolly shot!

diana simpson - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 7:36 am

what a beautiful family

Ganell Kopp - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 10:05 am

These are so beautiful. Love the colors.

LauraB - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 2:19 pm

Love that umbrella shot!

DSR - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 6:40 pm

These are so bright and fun! I love the pics of the little girl!

Heather - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 8:05 pm

So colorful and fun!!!

Chelle G. - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 9:03 pm

Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

Melanie - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 9:39 pm

I love how colorful these are!

teri mason - Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 9:45 pm

What a cute family. Love the umbrella shot!

Stephanie - Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 8:24 pm

She is a doll! I love those clothes and her cute umbrella.

Jen Lane - Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 12:25 pm

She is just way too cute. Love the smile in the first-so cheeky! And the “brella” shot is darling. What a beautiful family.

Your blog is darling!

Merav - Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 7:19 pm

Each and every one of these is so cute and colorful and HAPPY

TaraMc - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 7:20 pm

These are adorable. Love the energy you’ve captured.

Meet Sweet Newborn Zackary

This insanely adorable newborn belongs to my “roomie” Alicia (former college roommate)- the great thing about photographing your friend’s kids besides getting to spend time and catch up with them- you’re free to spend forever photographing them, and can pull out whatever you want to try. (like some new baskets I was itching to try out) Zackary is a great example of why it’s best to photograph newborns in the 1st 2wks of life- they are still sleepy and curled up and so much easier to pose.:)

Is he not just the cutest little thing!!!

Laura Veraska - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 12:08 pm

very precious

Melanie - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 12:09 pm

What a little sweetheart! Love these!

Holli - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 12:25 pm

Oh these are so precious Amy!!

Nicole Z - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 1:04 pm

Amy…I love the post processing on these. Really soft and sweet!! Great work!

Rebecca - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 1:35 pm

Love the soft feel of these!

Lori L - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 1:48 pm

These are just too sweet. PERFECT!

lindseydy - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 2:20 pm

Does it get any cuter!! Great job with this little one!

Jenny McMasters - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 2:23 pm

beautiful work! I love that 3rd one, the squishy little face makes me want to kiss him!

DSR - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 8:33 pm

Newborns are so hard to do well, and these are truly beautiful! DSR

diana simpson - Monday, August 11, 2008 - 8:43 pm

luv that last one!

Jeannette - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 8:36 am

These are absolutely PRECIOUS! You definitely have a knack for newborns!

ashley mcnamara - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 10:02 am

these are beautiful! Very well done.

Zack's Dad - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 2:19 pm

Thank you so much for the love and attention you put into your work. These photos are truly one of a kind. I can hardly wait to see the rest of the photos!

Carrie Steffe - Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 3:57 pm

Very sweet…LOVE that last one!

Amber - Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 12:55 pm

These are so so so sweet! I love taking pictures for friends and family too. There’s total freedom there. Love the baskets!

stacey crescitelli - Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 7:56 pm

Love these! I always admire you mamas who rock the newborn pics. Me, not so much. lol!

Jeni - Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 11:57 am

oh Amy these are awesome!! I love the little expressions you captured!

Danna - Friday, August 15, 2008 - 10:32 pm

absolutely adorable.

Heather - Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 11:02 am

awwwwww!!!! These are great!!

Jennifer N - Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 6:15 pm

So beautiful!

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