Little One is back! — Family Session | Minot, ND Photographer

I am so happy to have had the chance to meet this family and work with this little girl. From our first meeting for her Fresh 48 (Fresh48 – Hey There Little One) we hit it off. I had such a lovely time working with this family because they were so friendly, so kind, so excited to have this little on in their life that I just fed off their positive energy. I loved working with them for the Fresh 48 (which was featured on Snap Love Grow! Featured: Snap Love Grow {New Life}) and their lifestyle newborn session (Lifestyle – Littlest Girl at Home). I am so excited to watch this family grow and change. I am so sad to have had to say goodbye but so lucky to have known them!

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Maternity at the Abbey | Minot, ND Photographer

For my last session at the Abbey, I explored the grounds one more time for a maternity session that mom and dad wanted casual and intimate. I think we succeeded in capturing the love between these two and the laughter they both shared. I was so happy to have been able to work with them before we moved as I am a sucker for new mamas! I’m so sad to be missing out on the chance to work with their gorgeous little girl but I was happy to be a small part of their journey! They’re already an amazing set of parents! Congratulations and good luck!

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Themed Session – Princess | Minot, ND Photographer

“When we asked for a daughter we were sent a princess.” – Sally Huss

One of my last sessions in Belgium was a princess session and when this family showed up–they brought not one or two dresses but more than I could even count! They were tumbling out of every door of the car and the shoes were in the back! These little girls had such a blast playing in the park and having tea together and I had a blast capturing their beauty, grace, and spunky personalities. It’s so great to have the chance to work with clients again because it’s like seeing old friends and having a chance to play together again!

See my other princess sessions here: Adventures with Little Beauty! and Little Princesses and Painting with Vision.

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Scrubbing Up – Lifestyle Photography | Minot, ND Photographer

My last few weeks in Belgium were spent focusing on capturing every possible memory of J’s very first home and one of those big memories was the bath. I don’t know what it is about the bathtub, but it’s one of my favorite places to photograph my son. I’m worried our next home won’t have such beautiful natural light in every room that I’ll be struggling to get images like these. I’m so thankful for our time in Europe and my ability to capture our beautiful memories.

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See more of my work with my son here: Lifestyle – The SandboxLifestyle – Playtime with Granny, and Lifestyle – Pizza Party in Greece

Lifestyle Newborn – Loved Little Girl

True story, I approached this family in the grocery store. To add to that story, we really hit it off and talked for like 45 minutes near the tomatoes.

So, this session took place on the tail end of a heatwave with storm clouds covering all of our light. It was a tough session for all of us but we got some really cute, intimate, loving shots of this family and making art for my clients is such a huge plus but it is such a rewarding experience to walk into someone’s home and be not only welcomed but able witness to the true, honest love of parenthood and marriage. This little girl is in for an amazing lifetime with these two and they’re an amazing team together. It was such a joy to spend time with them for their session.

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First48 – Teeny Man

Hopefully you recognize some faces in this little session–mum and dad got with me for maternity portraits a few weeks ago–Lifestyle Maternity – Calm Magic! Even more exciting is that we’ll get to see this family one more time soon!

I so, so love capturing the precious moments at the hospital before a newly changed family leaves the sanctuary of the hospital. For me, it’s like a spell is broken and life starts passing in a different way. The moment is so fleeting too that it’s hard to remember even (for me) 19 months later. For me, these are some of the most important newborn portraits to get because of that.

This little man was definitely the smallest baby, weighing in at about 5.5 lbs (if I’m remembering correctly). He was almost 1/2 the size of my mess maker! Big or little–he’s still full of so much adorable personality that I’m excited to work with him again and to see him grow even though I’m moving away.

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Laughter in the Abbey

“If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.” – Yakov Smirnoff

I had the chance to work with a very giggly couple and I had such a great time finding ways to get them to crack up but also loosen up to share their love with the world. We walked around Villers Abbey again searching for little ways to make it our own and to make it romantic. I think we succeeded in getting some great (and steamy) moments.

I never thought I’d love doing couples photos so much because I started out taking photos of my son but every session reminds me of myself and as I work with every client, I always imagine what I would want and I have a fun time trying to deliver that art for someone else.

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Lifestyle – Research with Pappy

“Play is the highest form of research.”
― Albert Einstein

My parents visited us in Belgium to help us prepare for our big move to Minot, ND and this little boy of mine has been obsessed with his pappy since Day 1. He is so loving and so into all of our family and close friends but these two have just the strongest connection and they compliment each other so well that it isn’t hard to capture sweet pictures of them together.

This is a set I did trying to document their play. They let me be a fly on the wall (usually my Mess Maker wants to hold the camera for a few shots so it’s a battle to document him) but he was so into Pappy he just didn’t care.

I really enjoyed the chance to capture their connection, their play, and the details.

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See more of this little boy and my journey into documenting his youth here: Lifestyle ApplesauceLifestyle – The SandboxLifestyle – Playtime with Granny

Wild Child, Dinosaur Wrangler

Our favorite Wild Child is THREE!

We had grand plans and dreams for this little man’s third birthday shoot but in the end we settled on taking him to the woods with all of his dinosaurs and letting him play. In the end, it was everything everyone wanted! He had a blast (he definitely didn’t want to leave) and so did we while we watched him play. I absolutely adore how these photos came out and I am going to miss this crazy kid when we move!

See more of this wild child here: The Wild Family at Château de Beloeil & Wild Child M does Easter

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