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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!!!

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.

Plymouth Creek Wedding Expo ~ Plymouth, MN

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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!

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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!

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 ~ 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 ~ St. Anthony on Main, Minneapolis, MN

When this mom suggested this location I was so excited, I had never shot photos there! I have shot photos in so many different locations that I felt like I had been to every nook and cranny of the Twin Cities. I had heard that St. Anthony on Main was beautiful and I should do a session there, but I always ended up shooting on the other side of the river (my comfort zone). I don’t know why it took me so long to finally do a session here!!! Main street has a small town feel with old, but kept up, cute little shops and a stair case that is every photographers dream! Then you head across that fabulous bridge on to Nicollet Island, which has so many fun spots to shoot photos at too!

I can’t believe this peanut is already ONE! It feels just like yesterday we were taking her newborn pictures! She is still to date my most smiley newborn I have ever taken pictures of and she still is, even a year later is such a smiley happy little girl. She is definitely surrounded by people who love her to pieces.