I am still alive!

This time of year I always neglect my blog.  If I am not taking pictures I am buried in sessions to edit.

We had such a successful turnout for the western theme portraits at Defeat of Jesse James Days.  We did 59 sessions in two days.  Add that onto all my newborns, children, families and high school senior pictures and you can see why you haven’t heard from me in a while.

Here are a couple adorable images from some sessions I am working on right now.

I just love these kiddos and would love to just follow them around half a day and photograph them.  There is nothing cuter than a little kid with a chicken.

 

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Wild West Mini Sessions / Northfield

It’s that time of year again!  We will be returning to the Defeat of Jesse James Days again this year offering mini sessions on Friday and Saturday during the celebration.
Our booth is located on the back wall of the Northfield Ice Arena.   To avoid long lines you can call before the 5th to schedule an appointment.  Walk-ins are also welcome…FYI…it is usually slower between noon and 3:00.

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Jackson / Lonsdale Newborn Photographer

I could not wait to share images from this session.  Little Jackson was the perfect newborn model.  We did so many different sets with him and he just slept through it all.  I am so in love with everyone of his images that I had a hard time editing it down to my favorites.  I loved his little hairy ears!

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Savanna / Shakopee Newborn

I am working long hours trying to make up some of the days I lost editing while spending time with my little loves.

Here is a  little sneak peek of sweet little Savanna’s session.  She is such a little doll.  I love her big eyes and her fluffy hair.

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Grandchildren / Making Memories

I had three of my grandchildren here for four days so that meant taking time away from my computer and spending quality time with them.  Every year they come and stay with me for a few days while their parents go on a camping trip.  I forget how exhausting it can be trying to keep them entertained and feeding them, but you know what…I enjoy every second of it!  The last few years I have been doing a treasure hunt for them.  It is getting more and more difficult coming up with clues leading them around the yard to their final treasure.  It sure is fun watching them all work together trying to decipher my clues.

Of course I had to pull out the camera one of the days and play.  Here are a few shots of Miss Liliana dressed in this adorable outfit I picked up for a shoot I have in mind.  I plan to take her downtown sometime and get some images of her with her hands full of shopping bags.  I think she pulled off the look very well.  lol   I love this sweet sassy little girl with so much personality!

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The Phelps Children / Lonsdale Family Portraits

I have a few clients who have been with me for years and I have had the honor of watching their children grow.  This family is one of them.  I absolutely love these kiddos.  They are always dressed so darn cute!

I photographed this session with a new lens I purchased.  I am in love with the  bokeh (aka…blurry background)!  Of course having super cute models that did anything I wanted doesn’t hurt!

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Monitor Calibration Issues

For all my customers that are waiting on viewing their pictures, I am just a little behind.  I spent 3 days trying to figure out what was wrong with my monitor calibration software.  After 2 hours on the phone with the company today we were able to finally calibrate my monitor but still don’t know why the program won’t work consistently for me.  I had to put off editing pictures until this was fixed.  I didn’t want to edit them thinking they looked one way and then after my monitor was fixed having them look completely different.  I am finally able to start editing today so I will work as quickly as possible to get these turned around.  Thank-you for understanding.

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Outdoor portrait session / Lonsdale child photographer

I am busy editing this adorable session this evening and am obsessed with these two beautiful little girls.  I have to share a few of my favorites so far, even though I know I will have many more favorites by the time I am done editing their session.

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Northfield Newborn / Miss Stella

This little peanut came in to see me at a month old.  This is normally much older then I usually photograph newborns.  But even at a month old she still only weighs in at 6.5 pounds.  After we got that belly full she was the perfect little angel.

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Outdoor Maternity Session ~ Beautiful Waconia Mom

Every once in a while I like to bring models in so I can try something new.  This beautiful expectant mom was the perfect model.  I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out.

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