A Maternity Session ~ Interstate State Park-Taylors Falls, MN

I met this wonderful couple a few months when they booked a Holiday Mini Session. We had that session at Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm in November when it was FREEZING! Not only did they come to me for pictures for their Christmas card, they also had some very exciting news to share with the world… They were pregnant!

Now let’s fast forward almost six months…

Scott, Robyn and I were trying to brainstorm some beautiful locations that fit their personalities. I suggested Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls, I have been wanting to capture some more memories here for a while. They thought that was perfect! This is one of my favorite locations here in Minnesota to shoot, mostly because you would never expect to get shots like these here in the Midwest. The view is just breath taking. I love to just sit and take in everything. This park has so much to offer! There is a little bit of everything for everyone. They also had some exciting news at this session…Robyn and Scott are happy to announce they are having a beautiful baby boy in just a few short weeks! Robyn did great trekking across the rocks. To be honest, I was a little nervous bringing a pregnant woman up all those cliffs to take pictures but, she was a trooper and rocked every shot! (Ha, rocked every shot)

These photos turned out so amazing and I am so thankful that you chose me to capture all of these memories for you and your growing family! I simply cannot wait (ok I will wait…) to meet your sweet little boy in just a short few weeks! Congrats again you two!

A Baby Session – 6 Month Old ~ Burnsville, MN

 I cannot believe how big Little miss Adrienne is getting! Six whole months already! Her sweet personality is definitely coming out, from sitting up on her own to being very alert to everything going on around her! I love seeing my clients grow! This cutie patutie definitely made me work much harder this time around, but we still got some amazing shots! Such a happy and smiley little girl, but once the camera came out nothing but seriousness! I was able to capture a couple little smiles and those big bright blue eyes. I cannot wait to see her again in a few months at her nine month session! Hopefully she will show off that precious dimple!

Thank you so much for letting me capture these adorable memories for you and your family! Adrienne is so sweet and I cannot wait to see you soon!

Stylized Easter Mini Sessions ~ Chanhassen MN

Can you believe Easter is already this Sunday?! Last weekend I held my Easter Mini Sessions with LIVE bunnies! Which is always so much fun, for not only the kids, but me too! This year was even more wonderful– no one was really scared of the bunnies! Previous years some little ones are so afraid of these cute, cuddly creatures! They make for pretty funny pictures, but the poor kiddos are just traumatized! This year was different! It went so smooth it was even better than I could have hope for! Meet Cocoa and Maggie! I have to give these calm, cooperative bunnies their credit too. These bunnies were so accepting of all the love the little ones gave. These sessions are so bright and full of spring colors! Its time for old man winter to go back to sleep so we can enjoy spring!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to meet these bunnies! Cannot wait to see you again soon!

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!

Plymouth Creek Wedding Expo ~ Plymouth, MN

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Yesterday I got the privilege to display my work at the Plymouth Creek Spring Wedding Expo! I have to first say thank you to Angie who put the whole event on, she did a wonderful job at coordinating and everything went so smoothly because of her expertise! I met so many new vendors here around the Twin Cities and a couple other fellow photographers I did not know and hope to work with in the future! Over all it was a wonderful show. The best part was meeting all of the beautiful brides, grooms, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and friends! You are what made the Plymouth Creek Wedding Expo fun and exciting! I loved hearing about how “he proposed” or just about your wedding planning! I had some great laughs with some of you and I feel like it we really hit it off. I look forward to possibly shooting some of your weddings in the near future!

Now to what The brides from the Plymouth Creek Wedding Expo are waiting for! I had a drawing for a FREE Engagement Session, no stings attached just a Free 1 hour engagement session with 15 edited digital images!

And the winner is….. Andrea Paulson!!!!!

Congratulations, I will be in touch with you soon!

Thank you all for entering into Jessica Wilson Photography’s drawing!I look forward to hearing more about the planning of your special day!

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An Engagement Session ~ Hastings, MN

Meet Tom and Mackenzie! When I first met them I knew that we were going to work great together, our personalities just clicked right away. Mackenzie is such a sweet caring woman and  Tom obviously has a big heart to want to help people, as he is a firefighter for the Hasting Fire Department! When Mackenzie told me she wanted some pictures in the fire station I may or may not have screamed like a kid finding out they get to go to a candy store! I was ecstatic! I have never done pictures in a fire station, but it has definitely been on my bucket list of places to shoot. I am so excited that they were open to all my ideas and suggestions! After doing this session, I can’t wait for the next fire fighter to come my way! I also can’t wait for these two to start having babies(too soon?!) so I can incorporate his fire fighter equipment into the shoot! Oh the ideas!!!

Mackenzie and Tom did not want just pictures in the fire department, but were unsure where else to go. They are an outdoorsy couple who love to ski and just be in nature so we started brainstorming. First, we thought about a ski resort and it just didn’t seem to work for us. I remembered a location I actually chose for my family pictures this fall and I described it to her and she fell in love! After the fire department we headed a whole hour north to The Hansen Tree Farm. I am in love with this location; it was the perfect place for these two love birds. From the dreamy tall pines to the quaint little shack with a log burning stove just perfect for snuggling under a blanket, this place was meant for them. Tom was even having some fun pulling Mackenzie on the Toboggan!

This engagement session couldn’t have been any more perfect, well… besides the cold… We are in Minnesota and even though the pictures don’t really show it, it was COLD!!!!Thank you for sticking with me in the frigid weather! I had so much fun with you two and thank you for choosing me to capture your wedding in November!

I’ll leave you all with their story. These two have been in the making for quite some time! Here is how these two love birds fell in love!

“Our moms have been friends with each other for over 10 years, and they always tell us we met because of them. Apparently, Tom and I first met at the middle school orientation when we were both going into 6th grade. However, it obviously wasn’t a very memorable meeting, as neither of us remember it. But later in the year we became good friends and hung out with the same friends for a few years. I had a crush on him the summer before of after 8th grade. Tom and my brother Mitchell became friends after a while too, so Tom was always over at my house hanging out with him doing guy things. I always made them food… As the high school years went on, we remained good friends. In my freshman year of college, we made a pact with each other that if we were both 35 (I think that was the age) and single, we’d get married and have kids. Well, we didn’t have too wait that long because about a year after that pact was made, he “asked” me to be his girlfriend. I put it in quotes because he never actually asked, he just flipped my Claddagh ring in the opposite direction – to mean I’m in a relationship – and waited very very patiently (a solid 10 minutes at least) for me to realize what he did. I smiled, we kissed, and now we’re planning a wedding!” – Mackenzie

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Pretty red fire truck, pretty shiny ring!

 

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I seriously heart this Log burning fireplace!

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Are the serioulsy not the cutest couple?

 

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A Twin Newborn Session ~ Cottage Grove, MN

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I seriously cant even! They FINALLY arrived! These little cuties have been living their lives in the spotlights way before they were born! For those of you who don’t know, Miss Tasha is my wonderful assistant. Some of you may have met her at a wedding, on one of my crazy busy mini session days or at an expo running the booth with me. She is also my behind the scenes manager. If it wasn’t for her everything would probably still be sent by Morse code. Haha.
But back to these adorable babies! These two had their first debut around the same that big brother Oliver turned two and got to announce he was not get just one new sibling her was getting TWO! A few months later he also got to announce in a super fun gender reveal, using suckers (his favorite candy) that he was getting a baby brother and sister!
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Watching Momma and these little itty peanuts (or should I say pumpkins!) grow over the next few months was so much fun!
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The last week in January finally arrived, and these two were FINALLY ready to come out! Full term twinsies at 38 weeks 1 day! If your wondering why I have not mentioned their names yet, it’s because they chose to not tell anyone until the babies were born. This was crazy to me because Tasha cannot keep anything in, so it was interesting that she could hold this surprise so long! It was a killer!
Baby Preston and Baby Aria made their debut on January 28th. Everything went smoothly and according to plan. Baby Preston weighing in at a whopping 7lb.1oz and baby Aria just an itty bitty 5lbs. 6 oz. both healthy as can be! These two are so perfect. Big Brother Oliver was very excited to meet them, and wanted to hold his baby brother right away!
Now, what you all have been waiting for… more pictures of the babies below!
Congrats again to all of you! Thank you guys for letting me come along on your journey. I can’t wait for the many many more adventures to come!JWPhotography_365warm

A Newborn Session ~ Minneapolis, MN

I just cannot get enough of this little peanut! Not only did I get a trip to the hospital to see him, I also witnessed the whole pregnancy, and maternity shots! This little man is very close to my heart because his mother and I are good friends. The always gorgeous Juli gave birth to a whopping 10.5 lb healthy baby boy, not-so-little-Hugh. I try to always get newborn pictures done right away- within the first 10 days of life, since that is when the babies sleep the most and allow me to move them into fun poses… Anytime after that they are always moving around and usually wide awake with a look that says “Who are you and where is my Mom?!”

As life would happened, we struggled with getting all the shots done, I ended up making a second trip to make sure I got all the shots! So happy I did that, because they turned out amazing! I am pretty sure that by the time we finally got little Hughs newborn pictures done, he had already gained a whole pound! I think this little guy is definitely the biggest newborn I have ever taken pictures of, and I am perfectly ok with him keeping that crown!

Congrats again you guys, I am so excited and happy for you! Just can’t wait to watch him grow!