This was an interesting session for me, made me look back on a lot of things in my life. But first of all, let’s rewind… like um… 14 years when this, not-so-little, man came into my life. (14 years makes me feel sooooo old!) A friend of mine was living at his aunts house, and they had 2 kids, Anthony and his sister. I became friends with his aunt and uncle, which later turned out, they hired me as their baby sitter whenever they needed, so I got to know these kiddos really well. It is just so crazy for me to think, I have known this now grown man since he was four years old. Now. Let’s fast forward 14 years and that sweet four year old is now graduating from high school! I just want to say how proud I am of him and how much of a mature, smart, adult he has become. Anthony, you have grown and learned so much since the days I baby sat you. You are starting an amazing new adventure in college shortly, soak it all in and enjoy every moment of it. As I look back at the four year old Anthony I knew and loved to be with, I hope that you remember me and all the fun we had. I look forward to hearing about your many adventures and wish you the best of luck in this next journey.
Congrats dude! Class of 2016! Woo Hoo!
I got the privilege of taking the Sacketts family pictures for the first time a couple weeks ago. I didn’t know too much about them but when I described the Burwell house to Jen, she fell in love. This locations is to die for, full of beautiful nooks and cranny’s, everywhere! All of the property from beautiful walkways to the majestic Minnehaha Creek running right through the property.
It was such a joy meeting them and their ADORABLE Pup Willie. Willie and little man Oakley are defiantly best buds and are full of energy. After booking our session Jen sent me an email asking if I could help her out with something very particular about this session. I LOVE being able to capture memories and moments for people to share!
Check out the session below to find out what Jen requested!
This family session was so fun! Thank you so much for the honor of capturing this AMAZING news for you and your family! I cannot wait to meet your addition!
A lot of woman choose to not do maternity pictures because they think they are REALLY pregnant and often don’t want the memory of their “size”. Which is where I like to come in and try to change that way of thinking to see the absolute beauty and grace that pregnancy is. When Kristen contacted me about doing her maternity pictures I could hear it in her voice how ecstatic she was that she was having a baby! AND couldn’t wait for maternity pictures! Kristen embraced her pregnancy, all the joys that come with it and worked it to the fullest. We started her session off where it all began for her and her husband, the same place they did their wedding photos. Taking these pictures at the Bloomington Japanese Gardens was sentimental to them, and I always encourage people to choose their OWN place for pictures. I say this a lot to people, and this is a prime example; I can work my magic and manipulate photos as much as I want to make a picture gorgeous and full of emotion but its really when you add that sentimental value to your session. It brings YOUR photos to life, almost to a whole new level, for YOU! These photos will mean so much more to you when its someplace that meant a lot to you.
We finished their session right in their home for some more lifestyle fun ones! Doesn’t get more personal than that! The other part about this session that is SUPER exciting, is that they chose to be surprised and wait until babys arrival on the gender, rather than find out early! It’s not very common to keep it a surprise anymore so I am really excited to wait and find out myself what they are having! (PS- Totally think its a GIRL!) Congratulations again and I can’t wait to meet your little bundle of joy when he/she arrives!
I will have plaid blankets, prop hot cocoa, snuggly chairs and a small wagon. Along with a Merry Christmas Banner of course!
Jessica Wilson Photography had teamed up with Kruegers Christmas Trees in Lake Elmo, MN for Mini Sessions this year. They will be held on Sunday November 22nd.
Please note that there will be no rain date.
To book your session, email Jessica at email@example.com with your top THREE timeslots.
I will be updating timeslots as quickly as possible as they are booked. Once you have received confirmation for your request, I will email you a Booking Contract. At that time, a $25 non-refundable retainer is due. If that retainer is not paid within 2 days of the email being sent, your timeslot will be forfeited and made available to others awaiting a time.
Sunday, Nov 22nd timeslots – Snow, Rain or Shine
11:00am- C. Marinero
11:30am- Lu Lu
I got the honor of meeting this little one just five short days after she was born! Whenever I do newborn sessions, there has to be a peaceful and calm atmosphere to make these photos look so perfect, and that is exactly what happened here. I try to give mom and dad my Newborn Guide, for a few tips a pointers to follow before a session. This family had it down. They picked an amazing location- the farm where mom spent her childhood and grew up! So I set up at grandmas house, and well, you can see the photos, everything went so smoothly and relatively easy! (we had a minor “incident” on one of grandmas pillows, but it happens..) 🙂
I always adore when sessions are someplace sentimental, like a favorite place you went to as a child, that you now take your child too. Or taking pictures in the same location every year to watch them grow around the location. I hope this happens with this family! Next, the turtle outfit! Mom is absolutely CRAZY about turtles, so naturally, she wanted something cute for her daughter to be in, so she brought this cute outfit along! They are also HUGE Vikings football fans, so naturally, they would have a Vikings jersey to put their Vikings Princess in. Photographers side note: being a football fan is already in her blood because she cuddled that football like that HERSELF, no editing done on my part! Ah! love it when it works out! Cannot wait to see what this little one has in store for her life!
When I met Mara for our initial wedding consultation, I knew we were a perfect fit. Our personalities clicked right away. During our meeting, as I do with all my upcoming brides, we discussed where she wanted to do engagement pictures. She told me her fiancés family had property in Millville and their was this pretty cool old shack that had their family name on it. I immediately thought that this will be a really fun location!
Now fast forward to the day of her engagement session. The plan was for me to drive to Red Wing to meet them at their home and follow them to the property. They said there really isn’t an address for it and they just know how to get there. I said ok, no problem. I was super ecstatic this couple had a plan and came up with their OWN place to do this session! Now, this is where the story gets good… They turn down a dirt road, I follow behind… and then they start slowing down in front of me-sweet! I am super excited, we are here! THEN they take a random right turn. I get closer and as I approach the “turn” I realize um… its not a road, it’s a man-made path in between two corn fields! I’ll be honest as we were going down this really bumpy and waist high grass “road” I was a little nervous. Re-thinking to myself, ok, how well do I know these people… We came out to an open area, this small field surrounded by corn fields and plopped right in the middle was this random OLD chicken coop. I say plopped because it literally looked like someone dropped it randomly in this field. They told me this coop it is about 100 years old and it was transferred to this location from a different part of the property once it was no longer usable.
After this amazing adventure, I truly got to see that these two turned out to be an awesome couple and I had a blast! Almost had me ready to run away back to the nearest highway, but now I totally get why they wanted this place for their engagement session. Its not a common place where a lot of people have done a session, its just a perfect little hideaway. Unique, personal places are my favorite locations to shoot at, and the proof is in the photos!
If I could, I would do everything in my power to make all weddings run as smoothly and perfectly as this one. From timing, to weather, to the views and the guests, everything was perfect. Yes EVERYTHING was running right on time which, anyone who has ever gotten married knows that something is always late or behind or taking too long… not this day! And the weather?! Oh, you mean the beautiful 70 degrees, with that perfect amount of breeze blowing in the right direction to get AMAZING shots kind of weather, yes we had that too. The views, words cannot even begin to describe the breath taking view over a valley, that I had the honor of capturing at just the right moment on this PERFECT day. I have to send a shout out to the bridal party as well, you guys were so cooperative and I didn’t have to yell at you to smile, or look at me or stand straighter, you all so wonderful. Last, but definitely not least, the actual Bride and Groom, Sarah and Charlie, you two brought on this perfect day. You two are clearly perfectly made for each other and I am so happy for you. Thank you for choosing me to capture one of the most important days of your lives. I had an absolute blast and cannot wait to catch more of your lives in the future! Congrats again!