Preston-Northfeild MN-Newborn photographer

This little guy was the perfect newborn model.  He slept through the entire session.  Of course it may have been because he was doped up on baby Tylenol from having his circumcision right before his sessions.

When his mommy told be that, I thought oh no, I’m not sure that was a good idea.  Well apparently it was.


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  1. Debbie

    What a beautiful baby!

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Giving Back Winner for January

…and we have a winner for this months Giving Back Contest.
Congratulations Nikki Jorgenson!  I am looking forward to seeing you and your beautiful boys again.

February’s contest is now open.  Check out the full contest details on my previous post.

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Re-branding.  Yikes!  This has been something I have wanted to do for a long long time.  This is the year it is going to happen.  I have decided to give my senior division a new look and a new name.  I have a long way to go but for starters I have created a new blog just for my seniors.  The new name is going to be Studio C.  Don’t worry, I will still be keeping Cherished Moments Photography for everything else (at least for now).   I’m sure I will be making lots of changes but for now you can see the “Studio C” blog at  There isn’t much there yet but as I get time I plan on adding lots of seniors.  A new website will follow but I’m sure that will take me a while to build.

This is just the start of the changes for Cherished Moments.  I have been making some changes to my price guide adding on digital file collections.  Yes, I am finally giving in after fighting this for years.  It’s not that I don’t want to give you your files, it’s just that I am so worried that either they will sit on your disc and never get printed or you will take them to a lab that prints them horrible and because you don’t know how amazing they should look, you will except this quality.  But all I can do is hope that my customers take my advise and order their prints either through my studio or one of the recommended labs.  I will still be offering all of the great product as before but just adding on several digital file collections. 

Another change I plan on adding this year is in person sales appointments.
In the past, I have had my clients order online using my website…while I will still offer this for clients who live very far away, and for past clients who have already ordered with me before….I am trying to move in a new & improved direction.  I feel that in person ordering sessions will eliminate confusion and help ease the feeling of being overwhelmed.  You will be able to view your images on my large screen tv as I assist you with choosing your favorites as well as showing you a variety of product samples.

Now since I haven’t posted any cute pictures lately I will leave you with this adorable newborn.

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Giving Back 2014

It’s New Years Eve and I am watching movies and drinking wine and thinking about 2014 and everything I want to accomplish.  I am so excited for the upcoming year and have many new and exciting things planned for my business.  I just finished up a new price guide which I will now be offering digital file collections.  I do not post my price guide online but I am happy to email it to anyone that requests it.

As I was sitting here drinking my second glass of wine I had a great idea for 2014.
I want to give back and offer a session to someone that can’t afford to have professional portraits. I have decided to give away one session every month along with a complimentary 8×10.  To sign up, please send me an email by the 10th of each month.  Email me at  Please put in the subject line “Giving Back 2014”.  Please list your name, address, phone number and email.  On the 12th of each month I will choose one winner to come in for a free portrait session.  All winners must redeem their session within 3 weeks of winning.

Have a blessed New Year!

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Website is down

I apologize but my website is down for the time being.  My website provider is having firewall issues and are working on it to get it restored.  In the meantime if you need to get orders placed before the website is up and running again you are welcome to set up an appointment at the studio. 
Hopefully this issues gets taken care of soon!  This is a terrible time for this to happen.


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Sales Tax Increase

Cherished Moments Customers
Sales Tax will be increasing on January 1st.
Get your orders in before the first of the year before the sales tax increase!  (This also pertains to orders placed but not paid in full before the first of the year)

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What an Angel!

I had four of the most beautiful girls in to see me today.  I didn’t have time to work on their images yet but when I downloaded their session I could not help myself from playing with a couple images.
I fell in love with this image and couldn’t wait to share it.

I think I need to get this little one in to do some modeling for me.  I would love to play with her some more!  She had the most gorgeous hair I have ever seen.

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Sara – TCU 2014 Sr.

I take so many pictures that by the time I get around to editing them I forget how beautiful their session was.  I am working on Sara’s pictures now and am blown away by how gorgeous they are.  Here is just a small sampling of the beginning of her session.  Seriously all of these amazing pictures were all taken within the first 20-30 minutes of her session.  I still have 3/4 of her session to edit.
The lighting was just so yummy!
I don’t know why I don’t photograph with my crab apple tree more.  I am just loving the colors!

Are you kidding me.  Look at the light and the way it highlights her hair.
Can you tell I am in love with this sessions. ha ha

Seriously!  Is she gorgeous or what?

Sara came in for the second half of her session and can I say just one thing.  This girl knows how to work the camera!

Yep, she’s got it!
Needless to say I had fun photographing this one.

She had plenty of pictures where her hair wasn’t in her face but there is something about imperfect pictures that I like. 

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Oh how I adore new babies!
She was so perfect in every way.

Oh come on!  Is there anything cuter in life then baby toes?

Stop it!
If I wasn’t too old to have babies, this would give me some serious baby fever.
Is this little girl not the yummiest little nugget you ever laid eyes on?
I just want to smother her with kisses.

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Best Cake Smash Session…EVER!

I had the best cake smash session ever!  Mr. L really enjoyed his cake.
I sure am going to miss seeing him every few months.
Yes that is how I feel when I eat cake too! lol

Now that is a cake smash!

I love the beautiful yummy golden light of Fall.
It is my all time favorite time of year to photograph!
How could you say no to those beautiful blue eyes?

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