curls :: minneapolis family photographer

One of my twitter peeps (who is a fabulous dog and pet photographer in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area - go check out her website) tweeted this yesterday: "If I could crush one photo belief it would be that a good family portrait has everyone looking straight at the camera. What would you pick?" (minus a few sporadic letters to make the twitter 140 character limit). I couldn't agree more. This family photo makes me so happy. No, everybody's not looking at the camera. Yes, dad's a bit fuzzy. But what a beautiful moment it captures - the joy of holding a leaf in the autumn sun... the pure adoration these two parents have for their little guy... the beauty of this simple moment being together.

What this photo didn't capture was the leaf going into this little guy's mouth - about seventeen times!

To me this is the perfect family photo.

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And a few more of this little sweetie...I'm a total sucker for his curls - just adorable.

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Thank you so much for coming out, H family, on this very chilly downright cold fall morning!