Hicks Family :: North Branch, Minnesota Family Photographer

Sometimes people enter your life and you immediately have a connection with them.  That’s how it was for Brooke and I.  This family is beautiful and strong in so many ways and it was an honor to photograph them.  The two of us chatted quite a bit before our session and the morning of our session I got this message from Brooke and I just knew it was going to be an amazing shoot!

“I have to tell u something amazing!!
You know we haven’t had any family pics taken since Maddie passed…
I’ve been having a hard time with it cuz I didn’t want a family pic without her….
Last week I tried to find a place where I could order a monarch butterfly..(butterflies = Maddie in my eyes)
No luck! To expensive and can’t order just a couple. Yesterday I even mentioned wanting butterflies while talking to my boss.
Today….Morgan came into the bathroom with a MONARCH BUTTERFLY on her finger. She picked it up outside , it was following her!!!We are bringing it tonight!”

You guys….the butterfly did not move…it did not fly away…it stayed right by the girls! It was perfect!


I had an an amazingly fun time with these guys and could have photographed them all night.  Thank you Hicks Family for letting me catch a glimpse of your beautiful family!



Anderson Family :: Prior Lake, Minnesota Family Photographer

This family…..well they are one of my favorites!!!  I’ve been photographing their oldest daughter since she was 18 months old and now I get to see their twins every few months for their baby plan photos and I love them!!!  Not only have they been wonderful clients but they’ve become friends!!

I headed out to their house on a perfect Saturday afternoon in October to do a little mini session for Christmas card photos.  They had they perfect spot by their house.  Beautiful leaves, trails, water, bridge…..all perfect!!!



Jordan Family :: Stillwater, Minnesota Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

I love when I get the opportunity to go into people’s homes to photograph their family just as they are.  There’s something so intimate and personal about having photos done in the place you call home.  It’s comfortable and familiar and it’s you.

My old friend from High school, Jason, asked if I’d come to their home to capture their precious new baby boy.  Jason and Ashley’s boys are so adorable and I had a blast just hanging out!!! Thank you so much Jordan’s for inviting me into your home and being so awesome!



Persico Family :: Bayport, Minnesota Family Photographer

I love when I get the opportunity to photograph our friends!  I always feel so honored that they trust me to capture these moments of their family.  Anne Marie and Jamie were the first friends that we met when we moved into our house 3 years ago.  They were building across the street from us when we moved in and we would chat when they would come to check on the progress of their house.  And ever since then we’ve been friends.  I don’t like to brag but we kinda live in THE BEST neighborhood.  It’s so amazing that we all hang out and are truly great friends.  It’s even more amazing that all of our children hang out and get to grow up with one another!


So we headed down to our favorite spot in our hood on a late October evening and again the light was just perfect and I’m so in love with how all of these turned out!!  Plus Will and Bella are too adorable for words.  Thank you Anne Marie and Jamie for being so awesome!!!



Weis Family :: Stillwater, Minnesota Family Photographer

I may be a tad biased when it comes to this family since it’s my sister and her beautiful family but I mean come on….how gorgeous are they!!  I seriously LOVE these people….like a lot!!  And oddly enough this is the first time I’ve done family photos for them.  I’ve seriously begged to do them for ever and finally this past fall we did!!  We live in a neighborhood but we are kinda out in the country and there are so many amazing spots around my house that are just perfect for photos.  It was a gorgeous night with gorgeous light and of course gorgeous peoples!!