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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!

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!

Family Holiday Session ~ Lake Elmo, MN

I headed out to Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm one more time for a final family session with my stylized holiday mini session props, and I was so ridiculously excited… Wahooo SNOW!!! I mean come on, it’s December in Minnesota, where was the snow? Of course we would have snow in December, right? I spoke too soon… it started to get warm the couple days before this session and I kissed the winter wonderland of snow goodbye. A little stuck around, just enough to make it a wet mess, just my luck!

Pulling into Kruger’s was rough.. oh the MUD!!! So so sooooo much mud!!! I embraced it and accepted I was just going to be covered in mud by the end of the day from walking, crawling, crouching and laying in it. I am bummed I didn’t take a picture of the craziness, but I am sure you can imagine what my knees and calves looked like.

Meet The Cherniy Family!

They definitely were the highlight of my day. Any worry I had about mud, getting stuck or slipping around disappeared when we started this session. I mean just look at little baby Lucas! Isn’t he a doll! Seriously, he looks like a sweet little doll! But I swear he’s real! He’s just a tad too little for smiles, but he still had that pout lip that I cannot resist capturing! We managed to break ourselves away from his adorableness to get a couple gorgeous shots of Mom and Dad too! You all three look amazing!

Congrats on your new journey as parents! I look forward to see you all again!

Thank you again to Kruegers Christmas Tree Farm in Lake Elmo for allowing us to capture these amazing memories that I’m sure will be cherished forever!

A Newborn Session ~ Hugo, MN

Meet little Mr. Crosby! What a little squishy! Just a tad over a month ago, this little peanut was welcomed into the world! I was anxiously awaiting the phone call that he was here and they needed me to squeeze them in! I don’t think he made a peep the whole time I took his pictures! Usually there is a little fussiness or a couple cries… nothing from this little guy!
I met Crosby’s family a couple years ago, his dad is actually my chiropractor! If you live anywhere around Blaine and are in need of chiropractic care, he is definitely your guy! For you or your little ones! He works wonders! With all the crazy bending I do I don’t know what I would do without him! Here’s his website, I highly recommend him! http://elevatedhealthcenter.com/
Anyways, back to the star of this blog, his little man, Crosby! Just look at that fuzzy hair! No point in trying to tame that adorable mane! He is definitely going to get lots of love in his house with his big brother and big sister to give him snuggles… even when he doesn’t want them! I am so happy to be apart of this journey with your family and cannot wait to watch your kiddos grow!
Congrats again!

Holiday Mini Sessions in Lake Elmo, MN

I was so excited to do these holiday mini sessions outside and not in a studio! This was my very first stylized shoot where I put together this whole cute little set of favorite holiday items… My set consisted of hot cocoa, candy canes and marshmallows, lots of marshmallows, some snowflakes and cute pinecones! I had always wanted to do a session at a Christmas tree farm but being so busy this time of year, it just never happened. This year I was determined to make the time and block a day to do minis out at one! I searched all around the Twin Cities for the perfect tree farm. One that wasn’t to far north or too far south, since I have so many clients all over the metro, I really wanted to make sure it would work for anyone. I stumbled upon a small family owned tree farm in Lake Elmo that is so adorable, it was perfect for my sessions. I spent a full day out at Kruger’s Tree Farm in Lake Elmo, MN last weekend capturing 12 different families holiday pictures!

I started the day with the sun just coming up over the horizon. It made for a great first session of the day. The sun was in full force. It was shinning bright. But don’t let that fool you it was COLD! I had a blast getting to know new clients and seeing a couple of my regulars. Thank you everyone for making this day so fun! Your sessions turned out so wonderful and I can’t wait to see everyone again soon! Also, a shout out to my wonderful assistant Tasha who was 7 month pregnant (with twins!) and ran around all over the place for me!

 

A Family Session ~ Bloomington, MN

I know, 9 mile creek again. I just can’t help myself, this location is so pretty! This time, things were MUCH different… I brought a boy, his dog and his parents on down to the creek for this session. As I posted before, sometimes the water is different, and this time around, the water was a little higher due to the rain we had. So, for everyone’s safety, there wasn’t too much climbing on the rocks, but their were leaves!

When we first got there Easton was really tired, he fell asleep on the car ride there and did not want to wake up! I didn’t think he would want anything to do with me or waking up, which is always a struggle, but the show must go on! What finally got him up? Running, lots of running! Mom and dad definitely must have their hands full at home, always on the go. The rest of the session was running and playing with his pup! We got to the end of the session and thought we would play in the leaves a bit. Bruce, their pup definitely knows how to put on a show. They would throw a pile of leaves in the air and Bruce would fly through the sky and bite them out of the air. So funny!

Thank you for allowing me to capture your family’s memories and I look forward to capturing more in the future!

A Mommy & Son Session ~ Hastings, MN

I know I say this a lot, but I LOVE when sessions are made a little more sentimental to my clients by a location or a prop, and that is what happened here. Boys will be boys was the saying at this session. Little mister is definitely the typical full of energy exploring two year old boy! He was more than happy to play with his Moms childhood toy tractor. This tractor means a lot to Heather, and I love that I was able to catch a few moments of them together. Today, so many toys disappear or break so it is so precious that she kept something that was hers to share with her family.
We went to The Little Log house in Hastings, MN. This location is to die for! Did you ever wonder where the sign from the old Cottage Grove Drive-In went or the old Porkys sign? The Bauer family has created one amazing place to preserve these iconic signs and buildings. Once a year, the Bauer’s open the village to the general public to tour. I have already made a mental note to come by next year! But throughout the year it is available to rent for weddings or for any other special occasion, like family pictures! I am so happy Heather shared this beautiful gem in the outskirts of Hastings. I would have never knew it was there. I cannot wait to shoot another session there!
 

Oliver Turns 2 & A Big Brother Announcement! ~ Harriet Island Minneapolis, MN

One of my favorite things about being a photographer is that I get to hear news about people before anyone else, because they want a photo to be the announcement! That is exactly what happened just before this session, Mom asked if we could add a couple extra shots to announce some BIG news.

But first, meet Mr. Oliver! He is a two-year old bundle of energy, doesn’t have time to sit still, let alone smile, but we still managed to get some amazing shots! (quoted from his Mom) He LOVES trains right now and is just young enough that he will have no idea playing on railroad tracks are dangerous and should never be near them without a grown up (Mom was in a big hurry to get off them for this reason). This boy gets the cutest smile when you ask him to meow like a cat- there was a lot of meowing happening! Though he won’t remember, or think it’s that awesome when he is older, this was HUGE news, since they had been trying for a while to give him a sibling…or siblings… Please see their full story below!

You are seeing that right- TWO bundles of joy!

Full Story From Olivers Mom:

Oliver turned 2 at the end of June, and much to our surprise, we found out that he was going to be a big brother! We had been trying for over a year for a sibling, and had basically lost hope, this was going to be our last month to try for baby 2, so we were very excited to finally be pregnant.

We went in for ultrasound to find out how far along we were. The tech turned on the screen and said, “this baby is measuring at 8 weeks.” I interrupted her and said, “so you just see one?” (why would she say this baby?) She smiles and moved the little thing then says, “and baby B is measuring 8 weeks as well!”

My heart started pounding and I looked at her and said, “you only see A and B right, no C in there anywhere?” She laughed and said, “nope I only see two.” I looked and Josh, who was wrangling a very restless Oliver. His eyes were huge and he turned to stare at the screen, speechless (which most people know is weird for him). I was trying really hard to breathe and slow my heart down, but I just could not believe it- TWO we were going to be a family of 5 (well 6 if you count our dog Lexie). I didn’t think it was possible we could even have one more, yet there we were, the tech rattling off what she is doing and I can’t hear her because I just found out, we are having twins. TWINS!

I knew I wanted Jessica to be a part of this, so I asked her to add these couple extra photos and allow me to share my story on her blog. I was ecstatic that she said YES and couldn’t wait to do them! Thank you so much Jessica for capturing these for our family, cannot wait to see what other fun ideas you have for our little family of 5!