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Darby is One! ~ MN Family Photographer

I cannot tell you how EXCITED I am that outdoor photography season is finally here!!
After our insane winter/spring, it feels SO great to be back at what I love- which is of course outdoor portrait sessions.
This family session was one of those magical May evenings, where the weather is warm and glow-y,
and it’s early in the season so not to hot, and no bugs to swat away.
Darby is one of my watch-me-grow kiddos, and it’s been SO fun to watch him go from being a cute little
chubby newborn, fresh to the world, to now, a RUNNING like a mad 1yr old. Seriously this kid has SPEED!!
Most 1yr olds are sort of barely toddling around if they are walking around yet, but not Darby.
This little man has some serious gross motor skills! Running, climbing, and general super-busyness.
He’s definitely going to keep his parents on their toes, as he loves to explore!

One of my favorite party tricks- “how big are you?? SO big!” All kids should learn this…:)

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He has the most amazing blue eyes…

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One of my FAVORITES from the session- with his adoring momma

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Look he stopped running long enough for a family photo! LOVE this one…

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I love his little slight sneer- reminds me of Billy Idol (now I’m aging myself…)

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Thanks M family for allowing me to document your little man’s first year!! It’s been SO much fun! ~Amy

Fun on the Farm ~ Wayzata MN Family Photographer

Words can’t really do justice to how amazing this session was…
the location was really, as a photographer, a dream come true.
I think my heart leapt out of my chest at least a dozen times at every little new nook and cranny of awesomeness they showed me.
The most surprising part, this family farm lies right in heart of the west metro. Only a few blocks from the C towers!
How did I not know this ever existed? An amazing little hidden oasis is what it was…
I say was, because the purpose of this family session, was to document them on their beautiful land, one last time.
As the time had come for them to sell it and move onto a new future, and new land to explore. Exciting times.
After 50 years of their family living on this BEAUTIFUL land, it is definitely filled with many many stories, and even more memories.
As we wandered around their acres, they shared a few (some VERY funny) stories of growing up there
and I can tell it’s a little bittersweet for them all. And after spending just one evening there, I don’t blame them.
It’s pretty amazing.

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Thank you L family- for a really wonderful evening, and letting me be a witness to a part of your family story….

Newborn Princess P ~ MN Baby Photographer

I’ve had quite the string of babies in the studio with full heads of hair! LOVE it!
This little one definitely prefers to be held..but as I always say, “babies are for holding!”
Once she gave in to my baby whispering ways, she was a DREAM to photograph…
She just has the sweetest little face, doesn’t she?
I think her smile is going to wrap her parents right around her little finger….

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and a little before from our maternity session….

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Thank you K & J for having me photograph your sweet little love! ~ Amy

Newborn Baby Claire ~ Minnetonka Photographer

Introducing newborn baby Claire!
Isn’t she just GORGEOUS! I love when babies have a full head of hair, it just adds to their cuteness factor.
Miss Claire was joined by her sure to be doting companion, Madison.
Madison is a gorgeous girl herself, and I’m sure will be an amazing friend and companion for Claire over the years.
A few images from our awesome newborn session together!

First up- one of my favorites, and the one they chose for their birth announcement.

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She looks so spunky here- LOVE it!

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Pretty in purple….

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Just for a fun, and little BEFORE and AFTER of their family…. I love these!

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The two girls:)

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Thank you A & E for having me document this amazing time in your lives!  ~Amy

Anna Eleria - Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 9:14 pm

Gorgeous pics! You’ve captured so well the beauty and sweetness of Claire and the pure joy and love of her parents!

Winter Family Fun – Bloomington MN Photographer

Living in Minnesota, we have some amazing seasons. I LOVE when clients schedule sessions in the winter, because
it enables us to have sessions that combine the awesomeness of both indoor and outdoor images.
While we did the majority of their photo session indoors, since it was March and not completely freezing anymore,
we did pop outside at the end for some fun snowy photos, and included the two furry family members as well.

While I do love having a studio, my first love was always lifestyle in-home sessions. It doesn’t matter if your home is big or small,
there’s nothing more personal, more authentic to you, than a session in the spaces that you gather in daily.
It gives a unique snapshot of your life, as it really is…just you, loving each other, in your space.

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I am incredibly partial at times, to black & white photos from lifestyle in-home sessions. While I love color,
black+white photos allow you to really focus on the feeling and emotion of the image.
These make my heart happy….:)

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Nicole - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 2:53 pm

The 2nd black and white image captures such emotion. It’s images like this that made me choose you to document my daughter about a year and a half ago. You continue to capture such wonderful moments. You really do have a gift!

Newborn Prosser ~ Minnetonka Baby Photographer

This adorable little man came into the studio last month for his newborn portraits.
His equally adorable big brother and big sister joined in as well! He definitely is one lucky
little dude, to have such awesome big siblings!
His big brother is 8, which is the same my trio were when their baby brother was born,
and I know first hand how amazing that age spread can be. They are old enough
to be super helpful, and yet still kids themselves, so for at least many years
can be awesome playmates while showing them the ropes.
His sister is at that perfect age where they aren’t little, but aren’t big, and therefore can
be a great in-between age as she can bounce back and forth between the two depending
on what she wants to play with or do that day!

There really is just something about how smooshy they are in those first few days of life….


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