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maya . minneapolis family photographer

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sweet little maya was born on her due date three months before we took these photos. i’d been anxiously waiting to meet her since the plan was to take her newborn photos, and her mama booked months before she was born.  but we waited until now to meet which i was just fine with. that […]

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little lamby . minneapolis family portraits

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this adorable little girl held tight to her lamby for our session. i don’t blame her, a crazy lady with a huge black box in front of her face was chasing her around for an hour. we were able to get some sweet smiles without lamby too.  i’m so glad the sun came out for […]

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life in the gray home . october

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while i love my job and the freedom and flexibility it gives me, one of the hardest parts of being a photographer is the fall months. it’s my busy season, and while i’m thankful for work, it means my family time  suffers a bit this time of year.  with this being the busiest year so […]

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life in the gray home . september

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a rather warm september this year, but every few days we got a hint of fall. enough to make a trip to the apple orchard with some girlfriends and their little ones for our monthly playdate. and of course mariah and i had to bake an apple pie the next day. perhaps the most exciting […]

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dancing girlies . saint paul family photographer

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it’s so fun to watch families grow. and i can’t believe how fast time has gone since little ella was just a newborn. and wasn’t i just at their house last week when she turned six months old? wow. now these sweet little blondies are 2 and 4! we had a fun morning dancing and […]

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zach is one . saint paul family photography

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so…this summer i (re)discovered that i’m in love with willow trees. there’s just something magical about them. and oh how i love the light when it shines through them.  i’m guessing my love comes from growing up in that little yellow rancher (rambler for the minnestotans) where i had a willow tree in my front […]

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corley family . lakeville family photographer

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five adorable kiddos, two parents in love, and  a perfect minnesota end of summer evening. i couldn’t ask for more. there was lots of tackling, giggling and all out fun with a little bit of the crankies mixed in too. that’s real life and what i love to capture.

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life in the gray home . august

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the first of the month i headed east with my girls for a trip to visit yaya and pappy in virginia. i’ve said it before, but it’s hard living in minneapolis without any family around. so when we are around our loved ones, i enjoy every moment and love being able to relax and hand […]

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dustin + lindsay . minnesota state fair

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when i set up my monthly project, i immediately decided august had to be a state fair session. then as it got closer i got really nervous about it. what  was i thinking?!  those crowds! i’d have to be on top of my couple in order to get photos of them. luckily i was wrong. […]

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the vaughan family . winchester, virginia family photography

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during my annual visit to winchester, i always have a few sessions. i love catching up with my high school friends in person. facebook is a wonderful tool to stay up to date on friends’ lives, but it’s not the same as hugging them after a long time apart or chatting with them and catching […]

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