Whenever I get the opportunity to drive to a client’s home and be invited into their everyday life by doing a lifestyle portrait session, I can’t wait to soon be heading back to my home and importing the photos, so I can relive the specialness of relationships and moments of daily life. This was definitely the case in getting to capture little Eliza’s newborn portraits in her family’s Cottage Grove, MN home.
Wow, oh wow, oh wow. As I sit here and have a chance to look back at every wedding day, engagement session, family portraits, anniversary photos, mini sessions, maternity portraits, lifestyle sessions, newborn portraits, senior portraits, and more, all I can say is wow. 2018 was such a blessing. You blessed us! So many special announcements, new steps and chapters in life, and stopping to document life are seen below. You trusted us and invited us to walk alongside of you in these precious moments -- allowing us to live vicariously through you and celebrate the best parts of life with you. So below, you'll find some of our favorite photos as wedding and portrait photographers that highlight many more photos and moments not shown, each freezing memories to be looked back on for a lifetime.
Okay how cute is little Miss Evelyn? I told her mom and dad that I would be expecting a PDF from her explaining to other future newborns how she prepped for her session because she was the perfect little peanut! It was such an honor to meet her and her amazing parents, Heidi and Bilal, for their lifestyle newborn portrait session at their home in Hastings, MN.
We love this dear family! We met the Wongs a little over two years ago when we just had Ethan and they had little Abigail. Ethan and Abigail immediately hit it off when we met them at our church, Hope Community Church, and then Ethan and I bumped into Lori and Abigail at the Cottage Grove library's storytime in the next few weeks. Since then we've added more kiddos to the families and stopping right now to look back at how we've all grown since we first met is definitely something to be grateful for.
It was hot, like really hot. All three of us adults were sweating and slightly uncomfortable, but it was oh-so-worth-it as we stood around an adorable little newborn. The little guy was a week old and to help him keep warm, we laughed at the fact that the Rock’s household was probably the only house in Woodbury in mid-July with the heat on – the things you do for a newborn portrait session!
We do photography because we love families -- in all shapes, stages, and sizes. So, getting to connect with the Bakri family and work with their latest little addition leaves me full of those newborn cuddles. Don't worry, Mark, I don't want another baby... yet ;) Liam, you're adorable! Rest well in your strong parent's arms.
I love baby features. Seriously! Those tiny little fingers, curly little toes, and scrunchy nose are my favorite! Capturing little ones like Baby B and helping our clients remember how adorable their little one was as a newborn and how big they've grown already is our joy. It was such a fun time visiting the Rosenburg family to meet this new little fella. He's got two big sisters who definitely will spoil him with lots of love. Congrats Rosenburg family!
Meet Deacon Aaron. He came into the world in quite the rush on a Sunday morning and was born at 9:20 am. It was quite a blessing in disguise as we had gone to the hospital to do fetal monitoring because we weren't feeling him move and while we were there contractions started & things going moving! He's 20 inches long & 7 lbs 2 oz. His name means "Servant, Messenger." Our prayer for him is to fulfill his life verse found in 2 Corinthians 6:8, "We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors."
We're adjusting to life as a family of four but loving every moment! Thanks for your support in this new journey!
As we get closer and closer to our due date of our second little one, I can't help but reflect how grateful I am to have solid friends and family around us who have gone before us in this exciting journey.
One such family is the Anderson's. While they have two precious girls instead of boys, they are one amazing family with a heart to love and to serve. Every time we visit we leave feeling refreshed and encouraged as well as challenged to grow deeper and stronger for what's ahead.
This last visit we got to meet the adorable little Hallyn and capture a few photos of her in her "natural habitat." Hope you enjoy!
PS -- Don't you just love that window light?! We do!
Getting to walk alongside the Hobbs family in this exciting new addition to their family was so exciting! Welcome to the world, little man! Our family will soon be in a similar boat with Ethan becoming a big brother in early April. We find out on next Monday whether it's a little boy or girl, so stay tuned for more! Blessings on this new addition, Hobbs family!
I had the honor of capturing the Wong Family's newest addition. Elias, you are so cute! Getting to walk alongside a family in this exciting transition is why I do what I do. The joy, the little fingers and toes, the big sister kisses -- too precious! Elias means "Yahweh is my God." May he grow up knowing this truth, digging deep roots into Christ. My favorite part of this shoot was that it was at home -- getting to capture this beautiful family in their day-to-day moments, which of course had to include big sis taking a ride on her elephant. Congrats Stephen & Lori on such a sweet baby boy!
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