Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Jacob's turning 3......
Where did the last year go? I swear it was not that long ago that I posted his 2 year photographs. Man, it goes by so fast! Jacob was such a little trooper! He did such a good job and I had SO much fun with him! Since he's my nephew, I basically traded kids with my sister and took Jacob out for a couple hours, just him and me. It seems kids are always SO good when I do this. Maybe it's because they don't feel the need to show off or act up, or don't feel put on the spot because they're being watched by extra people. When I get to interact with them one on one, I get the best expressions, and the kids really work with me. So I try to do this as much as possible, mostly with people I know obviously. Well here's Jacob! Can't wait to do the same with his big brother in a couple months.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

It was a pleasure to photograph this beautiful little girl for the second time! She loves being a princess, so it was a bit of a struggle convincing her to put on pants (it was a little chilly at first), but in the end she got to put on a princess skirt - one of three pettiskirts that I just purchased for photographs. If you're planning to have a portrait done of your princess, I have the skirts so just let me know! Anyway, here she is!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Here's another adorable one year old who's gotten so big too fast! I took these last weekend in Hudson, WI. This little man is now on the go, which I was happy to capture. Can you just see his energy in these? What a happy little boy he is, so full of life! I'm sure he brings a LOT of joy to his family.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I cannot believe this little sweetheart is already one year old! It seems only yesterday she was just a tiny infant. Well, I had a blast photographing her first year, and she has gotten SO cute! I love thos blue eyes, and can't wait to see how she changes in another 6 months!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Sometimes I wish I had a whole bunch of land where I could build a park of my own with the sole purpose of creating beautiful portraits. I'd have little foot bridges, a pond, an area with long grass and beautiful views all over. Well, check this place out! This is somebody's HOME. Can you believe what a gorgeous place this is? It's just a dream. I want one!
LOL, anyway, these lucky kids were a lot of fun to photograph! I got to capture his big boy grin and goofy personality, and chased around her cute little 2 year old self. I think we got some great, natural photographs of them, with the help of their amazing family farm!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My baby girl is getting so big! Her terrible twos have been pretty tough, but with her third birthday approaching, she's finally starting to grow out of that LONG phase. She actually cooperated for these, which is pretty refreshing! While it makes me sad to see that she's not a baby any longer, she melts my heart more every day with those big brown eyes, adorable personality and just everything about her. Anyway, here's my girl, who's not quite a baby anymore...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Whew! It's been a crazy week, and it feels nice to finally get a chance to wind down and go through the sessions I had this week! I got to photograph this handsome little 18 month old in Stillwater last week. He had a LOT of energy and absolutely no fear! He's a cutie though, and I had a lot of fun with him that day. I'm looking forward to meeting his new baby brother and sister soon!

Monday, May 05, 2008

It seems baby photography is becoming sort of a trademark for me. I'm really honored that so many people have chosen me to photograph their little ones, and I am so glad I am able to capture those sweet first moments. Anyway, here's one of my latest tiny subjects and her family! She was a joy to work with and I hope to have the opportunity to see her again as she grows.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

I got to photograph another beautiful baby yesterday, this time at my own home here in Cottage Grove. This is the niece of a friend, who's wedding I'll be photographing in August. Baby "K" was so sweet, with perfect soft newborn skin. I just can't get over how dang cute she is! Well, enjoy, yet another newborn. I LOVE newborns!