Family & Newborn Sessions

Newborn Sessions

I love babies, and as a mom, it seems impossible to imagine a life without my daughters. I can still remember the first days and weeks where they came home with us. When you have a newborn who doesn’t bother with the difference between night and day, the time can pass by in a haze of diapers and coffee. One thing I am so glad I did was to have my friend come into our home to photograph our life at that moment. I can’t believe my babies were ever that small, but there’s the proof! Those images remind me of the many hours around the clock that we spent gazing into each other’s faces, entranced and so deeply in love (and exhausted, let's be honest!) I believe it’s so important to capture that special time, and I would love to help you by doing just that.
 

With in-home newborn sessions, I will work with you to schedule a time in those first weeks of your baby’s life where I will come to your home. This isn’t a studio experience, where I spend the whole time trying to get your little one to sleep and wrap them into baskets and blankets. It’s ok if they’re awake! I’m more captivated by the relationships between family members, and that’s what I focus on. The beauty of in-home sessions is that there’s less pressure to be perfect and more opportunity for your family to just be the way it normally is. And if you’ve got some older children, too? They should be involved, too! I’ll help find beautiful spots of light and will do some directing to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera, but will also give you some space to use the time as a chance to connect with and love on your new bundle of joy.

I look forward to connecting with you and chatting more about how we can capture this sweet time in your family’s life. I want to help tell your story!
 

What's Included:

          1 - 1.5 hour photo session

          Digital compilation of 150 edited images 

          Print Release
                  $375

Family Sessions
Every year, I make sure to schedule my own family session. This started when we chose to do 1-year old and family photos with our daughter, and it just sort of felt like the perfect time of year to do it annually. For me, it's a great reminder of how it feels to be in front of the camera, so I can use that experience as a way to help my clients feel comfortable and have an awesome time during their sessions. I love to do family sessions on-location (or in the home, if that's what weather allows for, because Minnesota weather does what it wants!). What "on-location" means is that we will choose a place that reflects who you are as a family - if you love the outdoors, I have a treasure trove of locations in my back pocket in the Twin Cities and greater central Minnesota region that are amazing for a more natural setting (although I LOVE to explore new places as well). If you prefer more of a city vibe, I'm there for you, too! I will make sure to capture images that you will be excited to put on your Christmas card, but more than that, I love to help capture those little in-between moments: those sweet hugs or smiles, a glance between you and your spouse, your toddler laughing as you swing them around, close-ups of little hands and eyes and wispy hair...all the bits of life that you may otherwise overlook but will look back on with the warmest heart. That's what I'm happiest doing, and I am excited to connect with you and your family!

 

What's Included:

          1 - 1.5 hour photo session

          Digital compilation of 150 edited images 

          Print Release
                  $375