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 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 N | Hastings MN | Newborn Photographer

What a dreamboat!  This little guy surely surprised his parents when he arrived 5 weeks early.  By the time I got to meet him he was already past the typical “14 days” that I like to photograph newborns in but he did great!  He slept his entire session and I had a really hard time choosing my favorite photos to post.  Enjoy a few of this sweet little boy <3

Karina’s Maternity Session

It was definitely hard to pick my favorites from this gorgeous maternity session.  We had a beautiful evening, mama to be was glowing, and big brother was a great sport! I can’t wait to meet the new addition (a girl!) in just a few short weeks!

2018 Fall Mini Sessions

My favorite season is definitely Fall.  I love the weather, the colors, the fun outdoor activities, but most of all, the photos!!  It might be my busiest time of year but it’s all worth it to bring joy to others, meet new families, and connect with past clients.  It really is such a joyous season and I can’t wait for these mini sessions!

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Finn | Fresh 48 Session | Hastings, MN Newborn Photographer

There’s something about those hospital birthing rooms that bring such a warm fuzzy feeling when you enter them.  I could just feel the love that this family shared for this new little life and I am so happy that I was able to be a part of this special time in their lives.  Baby Finn was less than 12 hours old when I got to meet him and I must say, he was perfect in every way!  I think his big sisters thought so too because they had a little bit of a hard time sharing him during the photos.  Enjoy a few of my favorites from this wonderful Fresh 48 Newborn Session!

Miss S – 6 Month Milestone

It has been so fun watching this sweetie grow the past 6 months!  I will never forget this particular session because we got SUPER lucky with the weather!  Even though it rained right before and right after our session, we got some great photos to document one of my favorite milestone ages! Enjoy a few of my favorites from Miss S’s 6 month session!

Baby J | Styled Newborn Session

Baby J was a rockstar for his newborn session and I am so excited about how his photos turned out!  Enjoy a few of my favorites!

Spring cleaning your photos

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It’s time for spring cleaning around my house, how about you!?  I have finally gotten around to a few projects that have not only freed up space but has gotten my family more organized and it feels wonderful!! But this blog post isn’t about the spring clean we usually do around the house. This is about cleaning and organizing your photos. Yes, all of those photos you have on your computer and your phone and haven’t done anything with. Sound familiar?  Read on!

It may feel like a monstrous task that you just really don’t have time for, but when you break down the tasks and commit to just 10 minutes a day, it will get done! Everyone has just 10 minutes each day they can reallocate, like substituting 10 minutes of social media scrolling for 10 minutes working on organizing your personal photos so you can actually print and enjoy them! Here are some tips to get our started.

1 – Let’s start with images on your phone. Go through and start deleting. Yes, delete! You don’t need 5 images that are almost all exactly the same. So often, we are taking several photos of the same moment in hopes to catch one that’s good and then we never delete the bad ones. So go through and delete anything that you wouldn’t print in an album. It’s easier to go through older images once the moment has passed and you can better choose the best ones to keep and delete all the rest. For any images you want to keep on your phone, for whatever reason, make folders to store those so you have them organized and easier to get back to view or share them.

2 – The next step is to get those photos onto your computer. Plug that baby in and transfer those images over to your computer. Put them in a temporary folder to organize later. Then delete them off your phone.

3 – Now that the photos from your phone are on your computer, make sure photos from any other cameras that you use are on your computer too.

4 – It’s folder time. Decide what folder organization system you want to use and create those folders today. Personally, I have a folder for every year and then I have subfolders for each quarter and within those might be a folder for a vacation or special event. You might want a folder for each month or folders for photo type like nature/wildlife, landscapes, sunsets, etc.

5 –  This next step is optional but it’s something I like to do to help me keep everything organized better. I go through at add the date to the front of the filename of each image. So if the filename is xyz123 and it was taken on August 3, 2017 (when you click on the image you will see the date created in the file information), I will change it to 20170803-xyz123. You might just want to do the year and month, or label it with it’s category or location, it’s totally up to you. This is the most tedious and time consuming step if you don’t have a program that will allow you to export them with the date and filename. Remember, 10 minutes a day. You’ll be amazed at how much you can get done in 10 minutes!

6 – Next, move those files into the appropriate folders that you have created. This will be the easiest step if you’ve renamed your files.

7 – Go back through your images and delete any duplicates or not-so-great photos that you may have missed or that were from your camera instead of your phone.

8 – Now that you’re organized, it’s time to print! Everyone can enjoy them once they’re printed into an album and off the computer.  I recommend using a quality print lab such as Nations Photo Lab for best results.

9 – Stay organized by taking time once a week to go through your photos on your phone and delete the ones you don’t need to keep. Then, at least once a month, upload photos from your phone and/or camera to your computer and rename them and put them into folders.

I hope this helps you get your photos organized!  Don’t forget to print!