Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sneak Peak - Baby {C}

For anyone that know me, you know that I just love to meet and visit with new people.  Honestly working at Sjoberg's is fun for me a lot of days just because I get to visit with the customers.  I know the elderly ones it just makes their day as it does mine to see them smile.  I got to meet the mom to this family at the bank that Sjoberg's works with, and so happy I did!  She is the nicest person and it was fun to meet his dad at the session also and catch up on the new baby.
Little {C} wasn't too happy with the whole picture idea but I had such a hard time picking the ones to post on here!!  I think we just kept pestering him too much and all he wanted to do was sleep.  I would say that we captured him perfectly though...although how could you not get a perfect picture with this little cutie!
And he arrived just in time for Christmas!

And this has got to be one of my favorite newborn pictures of all times!
Dad and Mom are Twins fans and his bedroom is sports theme so I was so excited to see her walk in with this pillow pet...I think they found his new bed with how comfortable he was on it!
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 And you know I just love a profile picture...even on babies ;)
 And last but not least...just look at those little pucker lips!!

Thanks R & K for letting me capture your little man...can not wait to watch him grow!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sneak Peak - {M} Family

I have so much fun each and every time this family comes to me for pictures...and I love the fun props that mom brings for the sessions too ;)  It was so, so hard for me to just pick a few, I wish I could post them all!
And then...how in the world could I not post this!!  I have come to find out that 6 month olds are my absolute favorite!  We had a hard time getting some smiles out of her but we got a lot with her tongue out...I remember this from her newborn pictures too.


And how much fun is it to have a 2nd birthday cake smash!!  Remember his 1st birthday?

I definately can not wait until the next time!! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Fill Their Stockings"

I have been so beyond blessed to meet some of the best photographers around, simply due to my passion for the orphans of the world. One of the items on my bucket list is to be able to go on missionary's with my girls, when they are old enough to understand, to help with the worlds orphans...but some people think I would probably take one home(and I can't say I wouldn't!)My whole photography beginnings started from simply following a ton of wonderful adoptive families' blogs and one led to the next, to the next, and so on. 
I attended a workshop in 2011 in the cities and met Lisa through my mentor's website.  I was so in awe of her awesome photography but was so intrigued by her adoption stories!  She had many surprises along the way but what a beautiful and perfect family they now have!  And to top it off she is an awesome cook...and shares many wonderful recipes ;)
So...starting November 25th...these three wonderful ladies will be hosting the "Fill Their Stockings" giveaways.  Your donation will go directly to the charity featured on each of the 3 blogs, Stefanie for An Orphan's Wish, Lisa for Half the Sky & Diana for Pearl River Outreach, and to benefit the orphans of the world!  This is a great time of year for this giveaway as I pray more than ever for the orphans just wondering if they get any special gifts, even just one for Christmas.  Or do they really know the real reason for the season?
So, hop on over to these blogs starting on Friday and enjoy the great giveaways!!  I know I will be participating!

Fill Their Stockings

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sneak Peak - C Family

This is a family that I have known since I was little...you may remember the oldest granddaughter from a mini session I did this summer in Oklee.  And she was as cute as ever this time around too!  I also got to capture her twin cousins...what fun! 

Aren't they the cutest!!
My brother graduated with their dad and I hadn't visited with him since they were in highschool..definately fun catching up!

I just love little M's tights...that is one thing that I miss about my girls growing up...all the cute outfits!!

And last, but not least, M....I just love her curls in her hair!

Thanks C family for choosing me to capture your family...it was so great to catch up with you!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sneak Peak - G Family

What a beautiful, beautiful fall day we had yesterday!!  I was so happy to wake up and see the wonderful weather we were having and was amazed at how warm it got outside.  I was quick to call up the mom of this wonderful family and beg to take outside pictures...in my photography world, there isn't quite anything like taking outdoor pictures!  And I was so, so pleased with how well they turned out....this post is picture heavy.  What can I say with 3 cute boys like this family has.  Another daycare family with us and my girls are just smitten with love for these boys.  Taya gets to "help" with baby J and loves every minute of it!  She just beams when shes sees him walk in the door and he just flashes his smile right back at her.


L just magically turned into a big boy when baby J was born ;)


J is a handsome 8 year old...he did so, so well with the pictures!

And last, but not least...baby J.  He seemed to have very few of his smiles for us but still loved what we got!


Thanks G family...it was so great to finally visit a little with you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sneak Peak - C & C Family

I LOVE referrals....partly because I know that I am doing my job but also because I love to meet new clients!  I enjoy getting to see the different personalities of all the kids and families and how they all interact.  This family was definately fun!  I haven't gotten to capture a family this big but let me tell you...what a breeze!  It was cold and rainy and they did great.  Although, we were lucky enough to not be stuck in the rain until 5 minutes after their session was done :)
I had a hard time doing a sneak peak but definately had to include everyone! Enjoy....

Thanks for the great session...hope you enjoy them as much as I have!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

{2011 Red Lake County Central Senior} Hamrum

What a fun session this was...it was fun to have a change of pace and props and I was so happy with what we came up with.  I really could've posted all of them but figured I better leave some surprises for his mom.  We are lucky enough to have this great family as a neighbor that lives about a mile away from us.  And my girls were also lucky to have Mrs. Hamrum as their pre-school teacher.  Definately a start to their learning and future and they had so much fun!
This has to be one of my favorites...

And every boy has to have a truck!


And he is into the oldies so we took some of his favorite albums and found a fun way to show them...

Thanks Hamrum's...I should have your album up shortly and good luck with the school year.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sneak Peak - {K} Family

So I am finally getting to try out my new blog design...and I love it!  I still have a few items to add and change around but that will be done when I get more time.  I was so excited to have this family back...I hadn't seen them since the littlest ones 1st birthday so I was surprised how much he had grown....and he definately got a lot more hair! You may remember him from this post.
And what a perfect family they are! There is just something about little boys that catches my eyes...probably because I have two girls, but boy were these two handsome!
And the last time I saw the oldest boy {L} he wanted nothing to do with taking pictures, luckily that had changed this year and we were lucky enough to get a ton of great pictures!
 I just adore this black and white....

 And then there was {P}....he was all smiles and did so well.  Sometimes this age is so busy but this was a breeze!


Thanks {K} family for choosing me for you family photos....I can't wait for you to see the rest and I can't wait to watch your boys grow.  I really think it is fun when someone has two boys as I have two girls, boys are definately a lot of fun too!
I am joining in on Black and White Wednesday a day early...couldn't help it with some of my most favorite Black and Whites yet ;)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

{2012 Red Lake County Central Senior} Olson

We had such a beautiful day to capture this gorgeous girls senior pictures...and we also had some fun spots picked out! I just love it when people offer up some new spots ;) This is definately picture heavy but I think it is worth it...how could I just pick a couple?
Look at these eyes!!
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And yes...this tree stump was this big...
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And she loves volleyball...I have been lucky enough to watch her play, and wow...is she awesome!
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Thanks {M} for choosing me...I hope you have as hard of a time picking as I did, I literally could've added them all here.
I am also linking up to Black and White Wednesday...it's been a while but couldn't pass it up with this fun b&w.
the long road

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sneak Peak - {L} Girls

What a couple of gorgeous little girls...they honestly remind me of my two. One brunette and one blondie! And definately some well behaved girls to boot...they were so easy to capture and new that they got a prize when they were done.
Here is the littlest...{P} has the most beautiful blue eyes. And doesn't she just look like she is wearing lipstick?

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And {M}...I just love her hair!

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Sneak Peak - {N} Family

What a great session this turned out to be...the night started out with me wondering if we were even going to be able to do this session. Right now, the mosquitos are horrible in my yard (where I do most of my sessions) so I had call and ask if they would be interested in moving to my Dad & Mom's, in town, as to avoid the mosquitos. Needless to say, they were a little better, but boy are they hungry this time of year around here. This was a quick session, but definately a keeper!
Let me tell you...this is picture heavy and I had more but thought I better eliminate a few ;)
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And the main reason for this session was to celebrate little {A}'s 1st birthday!! You may remember the two younger kids from this session. Wow have they grown!!
Definately had so much fun with the outdoors cakesmach...and look at this outfit, a photographer's dream~
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And I couldn't leave out some in this cute outfit too...

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And look at those eyes...I tell you I am so lucky to get all these kids with beautiful eyes!!
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And certainly not least...boys just crack me up! It is for sure not cool to take pictures, but I just love this age because just once in a while they will come back for "just one" {M} had to go grab his Twins baseball cap and come back for just one, but I ended up with 6 keepers. He is just so stinkin' cute I just can't wait to watch him grow, as he is going to be in Kindergarten with Kya this year.

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Thanks {N} family for letting me capture your perfect kids again...and also for braving the wild beasts of Minnesota...the mosquitos!
 
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