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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 ~ Stone Arch Bridge ~ Minneapolis, MN

Meet the Ngetich Family! What a fun family! I absolutely love doing group family sessions like this! It is so beautiful to see generations come together to make some amazing memories! Everyone was so nice and kind! Grandma was here visiting from Kenya. When it was time to take her individual shot I said ok stand right there and I said your perfect don’t move! She said, “this is a grandma pose I got it!” It was so cute! Every thing went perfect, besides (I won’t say who to save the embarrassment) one poor gentleman crouched down and rip!! His pants split!! It was definitely one of the highlights (sorry buddy!) of the photo shoot. Grandma is now back in Kenya and I hope she had a great stay! Can’t wait to see you again next time you are in town!