Birthday Boy – Family Session | Minot, ND Photographer

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This little guy was turning one and we celebrated with some time at the playground, balloons, and family pictures! This family was a dream to work with despite me making fun of them for how silly they were being to get little man’s attention! I love celebrating milestones with families like this and in 10, 20, 30 years they will have memories of little man to look back on and be thankful! I’m so glad I can help preserve these memories!

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Avi – Cake Smash | Minot, ND Photographer

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Cake Smashes are one of my favorite sessions to shoot because they are so fun! It took this little girl a little time to warm up but once she did, she rocked it!

For this, the set was custom designed per mama and daddy’s request. The cake from Tia J Cakes was fantastic!

Stay tuned for her splash pictures!

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ONE in a Melon!

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Yesterday, you got to see the angry bunny smiling, today you get to see her devour a watermelon in celebration of her birthday! This little girl is so petite and so sweet the watermelon was perfect for her, and she absolutely loved it!

Happy Birthday A!

 

 

The Angry One Smiles!

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The last time we saw this little one, it was Easter! Little A is one tough customer when it comes to getting her picture taken as she really, really likes to scowl. The good news is, though, that we got a ton of laughs from her when her parents came over to celebrate her birthday!

Tomorrow I’ll share little A’s “cake smash” but until then, enjoy this smiling little baby!

Solo’s Big Birthday Mess!

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Yesterday, I shared the love of this cute little family and today you get to see the star mess maker smash his first ever birthday cake! Little Solo is definitely the messiest baby I’ve ever met and he was so into smashing his cake! He was my first baby to really dig in! Mom made this cute monster cake for Solo and it looks perfect until Solo gets his hands on it! I had such a great time working with this family and can’t wait for his birthday celebration next week!

Happy First Birthday Solo!

 

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Before We Make a Mess…

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Sometimes we make connections with people because we’re walking the same path. Though our husband’s work together, today’s mama and I didn’t make much of a connection until she shared that she was pregnant. She hadn’t known long while I was a few months along and we hit it off immediately. We were both so excited for our journeys into motherhood and we had a lot of the same dreams for our births and babies that it was so exciting to talk about everything. Mama is just about the sweetest person I know and Solo is just about the messiest baby I’ve ever met!

I was so excited when she asked me to do her son’s cake smash because he is definitely a MESS MAKER! Tomorrow I’ll share a few from his cake smash but today, it’s all about that family love!

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Another Mess Maker J turns ONE!

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We had another little mess maker in the studio named J this week and boy did he deliver an epic mess!

I got to meet this little J’s family shortly after he was born through our local breastfeeding support group. His birth story was a bit crazy and so this celebration is even more exciting for his mama and papa!

It was exciting to bring little J into my home and let the boys play together as they have very similar, naughty personalities. The boys had a great time and then we took little J into the studio to destroy some very tasty cake. He did a great job at covering himself, the studio, and mama and papa in blue!

And as an added bonus, TODAY is little man’s birthday!

Happy Birthday little J!

Happy Day and Hot Dog, M is 2!

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This weekend, I got to work with a gorgeous little family in celebration not only of Easter (so more coming soon) but the big TWO for little M! The camera scared M a few times but that didn’t stop her from yelling Happy Day while we were playing in the park. She got us to sing Happy Birthday quite a few times and even got Daddy to sing Hot Dog for her!

The best part of photography, for me, is meeting families and seeing the way they love and interact with each other. Usually Mommy does the song and dance for laughs but this time Daddy didn’t hesitate to join in and go a step further! It was such a treat to spend time with this gorgeous little family.

I can’t wait to share my first Easter session with you guys next time, stay tuned for more photos of gorgeous little M!

Miss Isa with the Sass

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For Miss Isa’s big 3, we went with simple and she supplied the shine!

We encountered so many issues trying to find the right things for miss Isa’s set and the photos I love the most are the ones where there is not much there except for her.

She was slow to warm up but we got some gorgeous smiles out of her after mommy promised pie and lollipops! She even gave us a few poses! She loved the books Mess Maker J. had in his room, especially the Wizard of Oz book! She finally took a shine to me after I pulled the cool books out.

One of my favorites is the sassy look below. I got quite a few of those today.

Thanks so much for coming out little one and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

 

 

Sweet Mr. W

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Mr. W’s mama contacted me to get some photos of this sweet little man for his upcoming birthday. He’s turning the big ONE! Mama spend the whole night before shopping for the perfect outfit when in the end, she stripped him down to his birthday suit! So, let that be a lesson to you, naked babies toddlers are the best kind of toddlers! I had such a great time taking photos of this sweet little man who, though started out serious, gave us a ton of gorgeous smiles!

Thank you Mr. W for your A+ participation. Mama and I both agree, you look as gorgeous as a doll. But in a manly way!

I can’t wait to celebrate at this little man’s party! It’s such a joy to celebrate that first crazy, hectic, stressful, terrifying, and ultimately rewarding year of life! Congrats W and family, you made it. Only a lifetime left!