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An Engagement Session ~ Minneapolis, MN

I met tons of fun and out going brides and grooms in February when I was out at the Plymouth Creek Wedding Expo. Vlad and Carmen were one of them! When they met me for the couple minutes walking by my booth, I knew we would be a great fit; I was ecstatic when they said they for sure wanted me to capture their memories! Vlad and Carmen wanted their engagement session in Minneapolis. They love the downtown skyline and the Stone Arch Bridge and so do I, We even walked across the Stone Arch Bridge to explore St.Anthony on main too.

I definitely had a first on this photography adventure. As we were walking down a heavily wooded gravel path, I thought I saw a cat run across the path. Nope! It was a big fat beaver!! Seriously, I could have reached out and touched it if I wanted to! It was just chomping along on leaves, not a care in the world we were there. Towards the end of the evening the sun started to set as we went back over the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis. The sun set and the Minneapolis skyline looked amazing. Naturally, they had to dance, right in the middle of the bridge. These two definitely love each other and I cannot wait to shoot their wedding in a few short months.

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!

A Family Session ~ Minneapolis, MN

Meet Easton and his parents! That contagious smile might look familiar because Easton is the winner from my Cutest Kid Contest this last winter! His smile absolutely blew the competition for 1st place out of the water! Easton’s dad and I actually grew up a block away from each other in Minneapolis, I was good friends with his sister! When Eastons mom saw I was having the contest she was sure to submit photos of her little man. And he won! We decided Minneapolis would be a great location to do these photos because there are so many great places to shoot! Minneapolis has such a beautiful skyline, I had to get a few shots with it in the background! Easton was so much fun to get to smile- I even got a little serious with him to match his dad! I loved seeing you guys and thanks for the good laughs! I cannot wait to do another session soon!

A Family Session ~ Stone Arch Bridge ~ Minneapolis, MN

Meet the Hedgers Family! I met this family at ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education), which is a school like environment to take kiddos that are too young to go to preschool. Both of my children loved it I highly suggest finding a group in your city! I met them in class and our daughters clicked right away! I was so excited to take their pictures! Bubbles! Kiddos love bubbles and I LOVE taking pictures with bubbles! I am able to capture such real, genuine smiles! They both are getting so big already and I can’t believe it. It is going to be so fun watching them grow! It was really hot and sticky during these photos, but they turned out amazing! I love the tall grass and bridge in the background, really shows what Minnesota summers are all about! Family, sun, flowers and bubbles!!!

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!