Tag Archives: familysessions

Family Fall session, Minneapolis, MN

What can I say about this beautiful family that these AMAZING images don’t already say?! I have been taking Torrie’s family pictures for a couple years now and every time I see them they are always really fun, go with the flow and ready to rock the entire photo session. Seriously this family cannot take a bad picture, ever! This sweet girl has such an infectious smile!

The light this evening was to die for, the golden hour definitely was on our side! The golden hour, in photography language, occurs when the sun is low in the sky, but not quite setting. At this time, the intensity of the direct light is reduced and everything in front of it look illuminated. It really created some amazing light, for some perfect shots! So gorgeous!

I cannot wait until our next session!!!

Dakota & Evan’s Wedding at Stonebrooke Golf Club in Shakopee, MN

Welcome to 2016 wedding season!

Thank you Dakota and Evan for being my first wedding this year! I cannot believe it’s already been just over a month since these two walked down the aisle! I met Dakota and Evan through their fabulous wedding coordinator, Jackie! I actually took her family photos and she referred me to them! When I finally got to meet them, we had some of the best burgers ever, at the Lions Tap in Eden Prairie, MN. YUM! I knew they were some pretty cool people when they wanted to eat there!  The day of their wedding was so beautiful! The sun was shining, it wasn’t too hot or too cool, it was a tad windy, but that is what hair spray is for! The entire wedding party was really into the shots, which is always a plus on my part! The ceremony was so beautiful, it was so bright and magical! The reception had such amazing natural light, it just makes my job so much more exciting! Then, to end the night with the bon-fire, just perfect!

Thank you guys for choosing me as your photographer, you couldn’t have asked for a better day! Also want to add, a huge THANK YOU, it is because of your sacrifices that I am able to enjoy our freedoms. So I just want to say simply, THANK YOU for all you’ve done and continue to do for me, my family, my friends and our country.

Now, here is Dakota’s and Evans story of how they met and how he proposed!

“We met our freshman year at Iowa State. We were both starting ROTC and met at the freshman orientation. We became friends quite quickly and began dating in May of our second year at Iowa State. In late May of our junior year, we decided to go to dinner to celebrate being done with finals week. Evan said he had to go to a scholarship interview first, so he went and I came to pick him up for our fancy dinner. When I got to the building of his interview, one of our good friends was waiting with flowers to escort me to Evan, who promptly got down on one knee!”

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

JWPhotography_wedding expo 2016

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!

JWPhotography_wedding expo 2016

 

 

A Twin Newborn Session ~ Cottage Grove, MN

JWPhotography_01
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!
JWPhotographyPROOF001.
Watching Momma and these little itty peanuts (or should I say pumpkins!) grow over the next few months was so much fun!
JWPhotography_047
JWPhotography_280bwcrop
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!