spring mini sessions :: minneapolis children's photographer

Announcing spring mini sessions!  These 15-20 minute sessions are perfect to get some fun, updated photos of your kids.They will take place at Health Foundations, the beautiful new family health and birth center in St. Paul.

Sunday April 18, 2010 (yes, that's next weekend!) limited afternoon sessions available

includes:

15-20 minute session for 1-3 children 10-15 images presented in an online slideshow gallery ordering session one 8x10 or 8x12 print 3 lo-res watermarked images for sharing via email, facebook, etc. access to all my a la carte products, including prints, canvases, albums and image boxes

session fee: $150

Please contact me right away if you would like to book a session! 612.747.0372 gwen@gwendolynwaite.com

happy easter :: project 52

Happy Easter! We had a lovely day painting eggs, hunting eggs, eating eggs, hanging with the cousins and generally lazing about, enjoying good food and good company. Since I am so ridiculously behind with my Project 52, I am going to declare bankruptcy with the project, and start over here with week thirteen. No trying to catch up or feeling guilty about not posting, just going to start again here and try to get back to posting more of my personal photos. Whether you celebrate Easter or not, I hope you had a lovely weekend! White Bear Lake children's portrait photographer Minnetonka portraits

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elijah :: minneapolis children's photographer

This family was so much fun to hang out with and photograph at the Sculpture Gardens in Minneapolis. Elijah was just the sweetest little 3 year old - so excited to be exploring outdoors after the long winter. Such a happy little guy, he made my job so easy! Thanks for a fun afternoon! Minneapolis lifestyle images

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sculpture & ice cream :: minneapolis children's photographer

After a week of dreary, rainy, dark weather, the clouds broke on Sunday and we had the most gorgeous afternoon we have had in months. Cloudless skies, warm temps, and nice strong sun. I spent this beautiful afternoon with these good friends, who had asked me to photograph their family. We had a total blast.

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new birth center in st. paul :: twin cities newborn portraits

About two weeks ago, I read an article that was posted by a facebook friend of mine about a new birth center that is opening up in St. Paul. (Yes, all the best news I find on facebook!) My thoughts? IT'S ABOUT TIME!!! I'm SO excited that the Twin Cities is finally going to have a good option for families who don't wish to labor in the hospital, but are not prepared for a homebirth. Last week I met with the birth center's owner, Amy Johnson-Grass, and took a tour of the location. It's called Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center, and it's absolutely beautiful inside. Gorgeous. They took an older home on Grand Avenue and completely renovated it to accommodate the birth center, a yoga studio, and a family and women's wellness center. The rooms are cozy, comfortable, and filled with beautiful natural light. Their website sums it up well: "Providing individualized natural family medicine from pregnancy & birth to everyday wellness." This is going to be an incredible resource for the Twin Cities. Please visit their website for more information.

And I am incredibly grateful to be able to display some of my work on their walls!

They will be having an open house this Saturday from 1-5pm (visit this link for more info) and one of the door prizes is a free newborn, child or family session from Gwendolyn Waite Photography! I will be there for a little while, so please stop by and say hello. You can get a chance to look at some of my work, answer any questions you might have, and enter your name in the drawing.

And if you don't win the free session, there's still something in it for you - if you book a new session at the open house on Saturday, you will receive a $100 print credit. Your session can take place anytime before December 31st, 2010.

And rumor has is that Peapods will be giving away a baby gift basket as a door prize as well!

And of course I can't post without a photo, here's a newborn I recently photographed...

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