Preparing for your Fall Family Photos

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Fall is officially upon us and that means you might be planning for a photo session in the near future!  Whether it’s with me or another photographer, you might have some questions about the day of your photos.  I have compiled a short list of FAQ as well as some tips so read on!

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT TO HAPPEN AT MY SESSION?
You should try to show up ready to have fun!  If you are unhappy or uncomfortable, it will show through in your photos, so try to be as relaxed as possible. I suggest doing whatever it takes to make that happen, whether it’s going for a massage or a pedicure that morning, going for a run, a nice meal, whatever you enjoy!

WHAT DO WE WEAR?
Trying to coordinate outfits for a family can be tough!  It’s best to keep it simple though and try not to overthink it.  I recommend picking 3-4 complementary colors and carry them throughout your family’s outfits. Don’t forget to choose something that you and your family will feel good in! If you’re feeling good it will shine through in your photos!

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TIPS FOR SESSIONS WITH CHILDREN:

1. GET THEM EXCITED ABOUT THE SESSION IN ADVANCE.
Kids and adults alike want to know what is coming. An idea could be to plan a surprise, such as a trip to the ice cream shop or a night out at a favorite restaurant.

2. FEED THEM.
Full tummies (or at least not hungry tummies) make for happy kids. If you are planning a family dinner out afterwards, give your children a snack before dressing or pack some (non-messy) snacks for the road. Children are more likely to be restless and easily upset when they are hungry.

3. BRING ALONG THEIR FAVORITE TOY OR COMFORT.
If your child needs a break from pictures to snuggle up, it’s nice to have that comfort on hand. In fact, including that “snuggy” in some pictures speaks to what your family life is truly like at this time and someday you may look back on those pictures warmly remembering when your little one just couldn’t bear to be without that object.

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SESSION

  1. Plan outfits in advance
  2. Get plenty of rest.
  3. Make sure you eat.
  4. Don’t forget the props!
  5. Arrive Early.
  6. Have fun!

Baby M – Styled Newborn Session | Twin Cities Newborn Photography

Little Madison was another one of my little dream babies. She did SO good!  Her big fur sister Leila was pretty sweet too 🙂  Enjoy a few of my favorites this beautiful little girl’s newborn session.

Baby E – Styled Newborn Session |Twin Cities Newborn Photographer

Miss Emmy was such a sweetheart and a photographer’s dream!  She was asleep for her entire session!  Her big sister was such a delight and absolutely loved taking photos with her new best friend.  I can’t wait to see how these two are together in a few years.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from this gorgeous session.

Baby I – Lifestyle Newborn Session | Hastings MN Newborn Photographer

Meet baby Isla!  What a beautiful and precious peanut!  It was so fun to watch big brother interact with her during her newborn session and getting to know this sweet family since Mom’s maternity photos!  Enjoy a few of my favorite from their lifestyle newborn session 🙂

Baby C – Styled Newborn Session | Twin Cities Newborn Photography

It was such a delight to meet this sweet little girl.  I had met the family back when big brother turned one, so I was excited to meet their new addition!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from beautiful little Camille’s newborn session.

Christmas Mini Sessions 2018

These minis are perfect for Christmas cards! I’ll have an adorable outdoor Christmas themed set this year as well as a quick turn around time so you can get your cards ordered!

$175
15 minute session
5 – 10 digital images
printing rights 

*Limited spots available (to ensure the quick turn around time)
*please note: package total due at booking to reserve your date and time.

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Baby T | Styled Newborn Session | Afton MN

Can you just look that those locks!  This baby girl was so adorable and sweet and I just couldn’t get enough of her!  Enjoy a few of my favorites from her newborn session 🙂

Baby J | Styled Newborn Session | Cottage Grove MN

Could this little guy be any cuter!?  Baby J was only a week old when I met him and he seemed so tiny!  I also remember that he slept through his entire session (a newborn photographer’s dream!)  It was hard to pick just a few photos from this cutie’s session to share but here are some of my favorites! Enjoy!

Baby A | Styled Newborn Session

This little guy was such a sweetie!  His big brother was a great sport too and we got some really great photos for mom + dad.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from baby A’s newborn session.

Baby R

When I found out that mom was expecting another baby and reached out to me for newborn photos, I was ecstatic.  I had photographed big sister’s first birthday cake smash about 10 months prior and I knew this new little girl was going to be just as beautiful and sweet.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from baby R’s newborn session 🙂