Every time I meet parents with older kids I am immediately impressed – and jealous. And when I say older, I mean older than my Noa who’s currently 3.5 years old. Kids are fascinating, and observing the differences between the ages always makes me wonder what Noa will be like when she’s older. Simultaneously, I’m happy Noa is as young as she is, and can’t wait to watch her grow. She brings an overwhelming sense of pride to my life, and I know Devon and Jazmyne do the same for Connie.
When Connie and I were planning the session, I was delighted to hear she will be bringing her kids to the second part of the session. Devon and Jazmyne were very sweet and patient during the session while I was getting some shots of Connie and Erik. Oh, and Jazmyne – is quite the little art director. If you like the family shots from this session, credits go to her:)
We started in the Saint Anthony Main area, walked over the Stone Arch Bridge, and then went inside the Guthrie to warm up a little. Later, we went to to a special spot to get some jets taking off in the background. Check it out!
Hello baby Isla! I was thrilled when Janelle emailed and asked if I could do a session in their home. Isla was born on 2/18 and I will admit – it’s been a while since I held such a youngster. You forget how tiny they are! She is so sweet and adorable, and was really patient during our session. As for the boys? Well, they were boys:) Playful, happy and cute. We took pictures of everybody inside, and later took the boys and Wade outside for a little snow fight. What a fun morning!
I may belong to a small group of people who actually like winter in Minnesota. Maybe it’s because I’ve only been through 1.5 winters here so far, but I think I’ll still like it in 10 years from now. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean I don’t dress up like an Eskimo when I go out, and I guess that’s another aspect I enjoy – I do love clothes:) I guess what I enjoy most about this winter (and all other seasons here in MN) is how it’s unmistakably – well, winter. Every season here, all four of them, is easily distinguishable than the next, and because of that, so exciting and refreshing. Anyway, back to winter. Before this year, I never did family portrait sessions in the family’s home. Obviously, because of some scary temps, one cannot really roam around Como Park photographing a family. While having a portrait session in a home may be a little challenging, I believe it could possibly be more meaningful to a family than taking pictures in a park.
Fall in Minnesota is absolutely stunning. Trees turn to deep reds, yellows and browns. Entire streets are covered with colorful leaves that occasionally fly around in fall winds. It is classic in every way: from the colors and the weather, to pumpkin and apple picking, and the bags of candy waiting patiently in my house for the trick-or-treaters.
And what a great time to be taking pictures of a super cute family, in the Lake Harriet Peace Garden. We took advantage of amazing weather and spent the afternoon together. Photographing toddlers is not an easy task – Fortunately, I have one at home so I know a little bit about it:) Guys, you’re gorgeous. I hope to see you soon again!