PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG
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and photo sessions from my Ham Lake studio!
My Favorite twins came to visit our Ham Lake photography studio this February for their one year portraits and smash cake session. If you remember, they were the 6 month old beach babes from last summer! Sporting designer diapers that matched their cakes, they couldn’t wait to dig in. Save some for me, girls!
Lexi and her brother Michael came to visit my outdoor photography studio in Ham Lake a couple of weeks ago. The weather was beautiful for November but we had to add our own dusting of snow for Christmas portraits! (Shhhhhh… No one will never know when they see your holiday cards!
Soon to be four year old Lexi was so sweet! She couldn’t wait to have her photo taken.
Michael is a spunky two year old and was a lot of fun! He loved playing with his fire truck and my studio’s model train.
Big hug from sis! I love to see brothers and sisters together. It’s so sweet and makes my heart melt. Hope to see you two next Christmas for your 2017 photo session!
This fall, I had the opportunity to photograph the Glaser family from Ramsey, MN. Doug had contacted me a few weeks earlier to book the photo session as a surprise birthday present for his wife. How fun! BTW – Awesome idea for you guys out there. I’m giving Doug serious kudos for being so thoughtful!
These brothers had a lot of fun together and you could tell they are a close knit family. Even by the end of a two hour photography session, they were still cracking jokes and having a great time!
We had some time to steal Mom & Dad away for a few portraits of just themselves. They really went together… Just like peas and carrots! Thanks guys, for letting me hang with the family for a few hours. Enjoy the rest of your fall together. PS – Happy birthday, Jennifer! I hope you enjoyed your gift!
Classic story: Boy meets girl. They fall in love. He asks. She says YES! I love that story… Weddings and engagements are so near and dear to me. Especially when the bride is a friend!
Sneaking in for a kiss. You wouldn’t think a photographer was ten feet away, near the Stillwater Bridge.
Meet Gus! He is a spunky Puggle puppy and Mitch and Kim’s furbabby. I don’t think Gus is invited to the wedding but I think he’d look pretty cute in a pup tux!
Congratulations on your engagement, guys! Your wedding is going to be fabulous, as is your lifetime together. Pssst! Call me when you have babies! (NO PRESSURE!!!) I want to take newborn pictures and tickle each of their tiny toes! :o)
Downtown Minneapolis, MN is an amazing background for senior portraits. I absolutely LOVE Boom Island Park for photography sessions!
Autumn is a beautiful time for photos. The fall colors were wonderful on this October morning in Minneapolis.
Congratulations, Imani! Your senior year is going to be amazing! College is right around the corner so enjoy every moment in the months to come. I’m sure you’ll be sharing plenty of Snapchats but your senior portraits are going to be the pictures you remember for the rest of your life. Thank you so much for choosing me to be your senior photographer!
Outdoor Portrait Photography at our Ham Lake Photography Studio
Being a one year old heartbreaker isn’t easy! Just ask this classic little guy who looks like he just stepped out a scene from “The Notebook”. I had such a fun time photographing this sweet baby outside our Ham Lake studio. He has a smile that can melt anyone’s heart!
Downtown Anoka, MN is a great backdrop for senior photography sessions. The brick makes a beautiful and timeless backdrop for photos.
Congratulations, Emily on starting your senior year! Before you know it, you’ll be off to college or beginning your career. Even with all the selfies you have shared on Snapchat, your senior portraits are going to be the pictures you remember for the rest of your life. They will live for years on your parents’ walls and you will look back on them in your senior yearbook. Knowing all of that – I’m so happy to have gotten the honor to be your senior photographer!
First Birthday Portraits – Outdoor Photo Session
Baby Morgan is growing up and it’s time for the Big ONE! The first twelve months go by so fast and before you know it, she’s walking and talking! Morgan’s sweet smile out-shown the sun when she visited the backyard of our Ham Lake photography studio. We also got some great family photos with mom and even a few with Baby Emmett who also just celebrated his first birthday. What a wonderful afternoon…
Happy Birthday, Sunshine!
Event Photography – Minneapolis
On July 17th, I had the honor of being a small part of a great event at Saint Maron’s Church in North East Minneapolis. The event was to raise money for my husband’s uncle Tom. Tom was diagnosed with liver cancer a few months ago and his only shot at beating it was at the Mayo Clinic. Unfortunately, his medical insurance doesn’t cover treatment at that hospital, leaving Tom and his wife Teri with catastrophic medical bills. That’s where friends and family come in! Tom and Teri’s friends and family put on a huge benefit at Saint Maron’s church to raise money to help pay Tom’s bills. There was a great turnout. Guests had a delicious dinner and drinks, talked, laughed and had a great time – All while helping Tom & Teri. There was a silent auction, bucket raffles, a wine wall and more. As Tom later said: “The entire benefit was such a glorious celebration”. It truly was and I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.
Stay strong Tom! We’re praying for you.