It's about to be evergreen as far as the eye can see for the next month! Before I fully transition into holiday mode, I want to share this last lovely session of the fall which was such a great experience. I met with the Ehlenz family, who own two of my favorite restaurants in Stillwater (Pearl and the Thief and Lolo). We strolled the streets of Stillwater and took advantage of the many excellent photo opportunities along the storefronts and the river. I love all the textures and details in that historic town: wood, brick, metal, murals, and more! My brain was on creative overload and I loved every minute of it. We ended our session with some ice cream and some glowy golden hour shots.
Joe and Nicki were such a fun, laid-back couple and they made it so easy to get a big variety of shots, posed and candid, in such a short time. I'm lucky to have met you guys! Thanks again for the fantastic session!
A few weeks ago I got to capture the last of the fall colors in Hudson with my friend Sandra and her kids and grandkids! I've been very fortunate to be asked to photograph several extended family sessions this year. I think it's incredibly special to get grandparents in photos with their kids and grandkids. I hope my calendar keeps filling up with these sessions as they are always a lot of fun and truly fulfilling work for me to do!
Thank you so much, Sandra, asking me to take these photos for your family! It was so nice to meet everyone and hang out for a little bit outside of Zumba!
It's not officially photo season in my book unless I've met up wish Sara and Josh their lovely little ladies, Olivia and Hailey, for pictures. I think this was my fifth session with their family! We opted for Lake Harriet for a location this round. We have previously shot at Mill City Museum, the Guthrie Theater, and Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. I'm so happy to keep documenting their adorable family!
Hailey just turned one so we took a few extra pics of her for the occasion. She's literally the cutuest!
Thanks again for another great session, guys! It's always a pleasure to get together!
On this wintry November day, I'm going to throw it back to one of my favorite shoots from last month. This was one of the only sunny, warm days in November and I spent it with Melissa, Michael, and their sweet little ones, Madison and Ryan. They were another new-to-me family from Hudson whom I am lucky to have met. We got to shoot during that glowy golden hour, pose with pumpkins, and romp around in the crunchy leaves!
Is it strange that I'm already kind of looking forward to next year's October photo rush again? It was definitely been a busy time, but I absolutely enjoyed it!
Last Saturday morning, the weather thankfully cooperated and I photographed 10 families at Willow River State Park. I felt so fortunate to reunite with familiar faces and to also meet several new families. Here are about 4-5 images from each session that day:
Ta da! It's been a whole lot of me staring at a computer screen this week, but I did so with a smile on my face. I truly appreciate everyone's patience as I edited and got these galleries out. (I've definitely learned that I can't do editing all-nighters!)
I really had a wonderful time working with every single family and I definitely hope to see all of you again in the future!
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