I've loved watching this family as they have grown over the years. It's such an honor when families ask me back to photograph them as their children grow older. We all had a wonderful time in their backyard and a nearby park on the lake. Thanks for the lovely evening, and I hope these photos make you smile.
I took my sweet Beatrice out to a field on Sunday to get some portraits and play around. She turned 8 in April, and it's taken me 3 months to get my act together and shoot something beyond snapshots for her birthday. Being a portrait photographer, people always assume that I have tons of photos of my kids. I do, but honestly the majority of them are on my iPhone. It's sad, but I have a hard time letting go of the portrait perfectionist in me, and taking photos when the lighting is not ideal, or the background is not beautiful. Anyways, here is one photo from our evening in a beautiful field north of the cities... more coming soon.
Beatrice... my sweet daughter, turning into such a beautiful young lady.
I've known this beautiful family for a few years now - we met as moms a couple years ago at ECFE. She kept telling me that she wanted to book a session for her family, and I was thrilled when she finally did. Her four kids have the most amazing, alive, sparkly and mischievous eyes, and incredibly infectious laughs. We started off in their backyard... tackling and tickling, swashbuckling, tree-swinging, rocket-ballooning, belly-laughing... and then headed over to a local lake for the rest of the evening... such a fun outdoor portrait session! The perfect way to celebrate the end of summer.
This little guy is something special. He was recently adopted from South Korea, and he is doing incredibly well here in his new home. We spent some time together on Monday night - he pointed out every airplane overhead, waved to bicyclists, and especially enjoyed watching the Segway tours. He has such a beautiful, gentle spirit. His parents are the owners of Pacifier, my favorite little children's shop in town. They have an eclectic collection of cool and modern baby gifts, clothes, wooden toys, slings, diaper bags, and furniture. It's a fabulous place to buy outfits for your photo session. They carry some really fun clothes for boys and girls by Tea Collection. Fantastic colors and prints. Check them out!
This evening was spent with a lovely, happy family - skipping stones, hula hooping, and playing on the beach. This was an especially perfect spot for their session because this was where mom and dad had their first date, years ago. Beautiful. I have a feeling that this is going to be a new favorite location of mine! It is so very Minnesota, with the river, the old gnarley trees, the beautiful grasses, the beach...
Thanks so much for coming out and spending the evening with me! Hope you had some good ice cream after your session!