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    Just a little bit about me. I'm a Southeast Minnesota based photographer specializing in family, children, and senior photography. I have always enjoyed taking pictures and valued documenting my family's life with photographs and scrapbooks. In 2005, I turned my passion for photography into a profession. I am enjoying every minute of it! I am so thankful that I get to spend time with wonderful people and get to do something I love while capturing memories for my clients at all stages of their lives.

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2018 Local and National Adorable Children Contest Winners {SE MN Children’s Portrait Photographer}

The results are in for the Local Contest after 7,970 votes, that’s over double the amount of votes we had last year.

Thanks to everyone who participated and took time to vote in the Adorable Child Contest! We will be arawrding the  top seven , again, however it ends up being 9 winners as we had a 3 way tie for 6th place.

And here are the local winners….

Our grand prize winner will receive a standard session with a 5×7 Press Printed Brag Book (value of $405) and a 16×20 print from the session used in the contest (value of $105).

Our grand prize winner is Isaiah with 861 votes. 

 

And our winners of a 16×20 print (value of $105) from the session used in the contest.

Oakley with 784 votes.

Hudson with 412 votes…

Kenidyand Hudson with with 375 votes…

Lanie with 335 votes…

Bennett, Hadley and Charlie with 334 votes…

Lincoln with 323 votes….

Unfortunately, this year we had no winners in the National Contest. We love participating in this contest and look forward to it again in 2019.

Easter {Spring Valey MN Children’s Portrait Photographer}

Welcome spring with with the warmer temps this week and Easter mini sessions! This past weekend we had our first round of Easter mini sessions. How cute are these boys in their Easter outfits? We had so much fun with these 4 boys!

We have our second round of Easter minis on Saturday. We still have some spots left, you can book a spot here: Book Here

Easter portrait of 4 boys

Easter portrait of baby boy iwith paint pallette

Easter portrait of boy in a pink shirt with paint buckets

Easter portrait of boy in a pink shirt painting an egg

Easter portrait of boy holding a paint bucket

Easter portrait of boy in a pink shirt

Newborn Girl Portraits {Spring Valley MN Newborn Portrait Photography}

You know you’ve been in business awhile when you start photographing babies of seniors you’ve photographed, I think in past year we have photographed 4 or 5 of newborns of our previous high school senior clients. This little one’s Mom was one of the first seniors I photographed after moving into our studio in downtown Spring Valley. Love that we capture all these moments for families.
Introducing Miss S. She was sleepy and an absolute joy to photograph. Her newborn portrait session was flawless. Mom and Dad were just swooning over her. So sweet!

Newborn Girl {NE IA Newborn Portrait Photographer}

We had maternity photos scheduled for this princess’s parents but she decided to make her entrance into the world a few weeks early. We had to hold off her session a bit while she was in the hospital and then had to reschedule two times due to the snowstorms we had in February. But when she came into the studio for her session she was so sweet and calm. She rocked her session and did every pose we tried with her. Can’t wait to see her again at her 3-month session of her Watch Me Grow session.

Bev obrienMarch 13, 2019 - 8:54 pm

Love all the photos ? very very nice.

3-Month Old Boy {Rochester MN Childrens Portrait Blog}

And just like that, this happy little man is 3 months old! Mr A was in to see us for his 3-month Watch Me Grow session, I feel like it was just yesterday that he was in the studio for his newborn session- my how fast these little ones grow! He is just the sweetest little man and he has the most amazing blue eyes! I LOVE all the faces he gave us. So cute!

Newborn Girl {Stewartville MN Newborn Portrait Photography}

Photographing this beautiful new family of 5 was a pleasure. I’ve been friends with Steph since grade-school (we won’t discuss how long ago that was) and Jake since college when we lived on the same floor in the dorms. And it’s always special to see how families grow and flourish, but especially so when friends give you the honor to capture these moments for them.

Their new baby girl certainly has a mind of her own and taking sleeping baby pictures was not on her to-do list. No worries, though, not all babies sleep during their sessions, we did try for several hours to get her to settle. In the end, we ended up wrapping her for most of the session as that was how she felt comfy. Love the wraps and the colors. So beautiful! And since we’ve had so much snow this year, we had to do a photo with the snowman hat, too.



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