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I absolutely could not wait to get home, upload these photos, and get to work. Last Saturday I spent two hours with these adorable twins. Those two hours were jam packed full of exploration, excitement, snacks, and even tears. When all was send and done I had close to a billion photos to look through. That’s right… a billion.

While you probably wouldn’t mind seeing nearly a billion photos of these cuties I’ll save you a bit of time and show you my most favorite few. And by few, as always, I mean a bunch.

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As the air was quite cool in the morning we began indoors inside the Guthrie Theatre.
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We went straight up to the Amber Lounge. The girls had some time to get comfortable and do some exploring.
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They were pretty interested in being held for a while, which is understandable. I was new and we were in a weird yellow room with giant windows.  Pretty strange, right?
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Soon the girls got a bit more comfortable and peered out the windows into the fog.
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Same eyebrow raised. :)
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This little one was pretty into doing her own thing.. and quite quickly!
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We made our way down to the fourth floor where everything was a bit more normal colored.
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There was so much outside to look at it. I love getting reflections in these windows. :)
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There are giant comfy black chairs to climb on throughout the theatre.
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We of course blew kisses.
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And looked out the windows some more.
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And constantly asked for more snack. 
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And licked the windows.
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And wondered why window licking was happening. Ew.
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After the girls had about enough to exploring inside we went out, just past the Mill City Saturday market.
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We found this nice wall but the girls weren’t overly interested in looking at me.
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This little lady spoke to my heart by exploring the numerous rocks.
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This one was pretty pumped that I brought bubbles along.
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We managed to get them together for a few seconds at a time.
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Though that didn’t mean they were actually going to do the same thing or look in the same direction. 
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No comment. :)
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More snacks.
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I always get a few of these reaching for my camera shots. Love them. :)
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:)
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The girls were nearing the end of their available attention and tolerance for me and my camera. We headed down to the boardwalk for a few more shots before calling it a day.
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I checked in with my little friend Sophie again earlier today. She is now 9 months old. Like I mentioned last time, it’s been fun to watch her grow. She’s now almost 10 months old.

Last fall I did a maternity session with her mama – we were able to enjoy ourselves outside in the crisp yet comfortable air. This year was quite different – not only was Sophie present Earth side today but the temperature was significantly cooler.

We attempted photos at a pumpkin patch near their home and had to keep hoping back into the car to warm up. Soon we headed back to their house for lunch and our services trade (massages for our anniversary!) and went back out again for more photos.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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This family was so fun to meet! It turns out they live really close to me in north Minneapolis! We met at a little park in Brooklyn Center tucked behind the Community Center, surrounded by various highways and a rather unsuccessful pocket of strip malls. It’s a funny little part of Brooklyn Center that you would never go to if you didn’t have a big reason – this is probably why the strips malls are so unsuccessful. But that’s part of what makes this park great! It’s usually nearly empty! There is a small lake, a lawn for games, trees, paths, and a playground. It was a perfect spot to photograph an adorable 18 month old and his older siblings. Lots of chasing, running, crawling, and getting covered in wood chips were involved in the making of this session. :)

I’m trying to get much better at narrowing down my favorite photos. But again it proved to be quite difficult! This family was so adorable and incredibly photogenic. Without further ado.. here are some of my favorites:

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We started with some family photos with all of the siblings so the little guy could ease his way into the session.

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He was pretty much ready to go right away. :)

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We brought out the bubbles to see what kinds of expressions I could capture but he ran after them too quickly!  His big sister helped out.

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This was just before he showed us how well his huge muscles work and he broke the stick right in half!

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A little game of peek around a tree got a few great smiles.  :)

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Future football star?  He had a great grip and ran for it as soon as he had the ball.  :)

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A pro at the slide!

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This is moments before I found myself completely covered in mulch.  ;)

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The coordinating shoes was a great idea!

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It’s amazing how often it happens, and I know I’ve said it before, but I really enjoy photographing kids who are so similar in age to my Olive. :)

I have had the pleasure of photographing Claire twice in the past. I used to work with her mom at Fraser Child and Family Center, first in Minneapolis and then in Bloomington. She became pregnant shortly after I did so it was fun to share our experience and now I get to share in Claire’s life, too! We don’t do nearly as many play dates with our girls as we should though. Below are some of the highlights from our session at Centennial Lakes Park in Edina last weekend.

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I first met Ali on St. Patrick’s Day earlier this year for her one year photo session. She was born just a few days before Olive so it’s been neat to keep up with her! I hope I get to see more of her in the future. This session was tons of fun – Ali is a HUGE fan of pinwheels and bubbles. I’m sure you’ll smile just looking at the few that I’ve selected below. :)

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I’ve enjoyed following this little peach for nearly a year now and was happy to see her again to photographer her at six months old.  Her mama and I trade services – she is a massage therapist.  :)  I first photographed little Sophie in her mama’s belly last fall and again in December just after she was born.

It’s so much fun to follow a family and see how their children and their lives change.  For this purpose I have packages that make things a little easier and cheaper – From Bump to Babe includes both maternity and newborn photos and is only $200 – First year includes Newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months and is only $400.

Here are some of my favorites from my time with Sophie:

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A little over a week ago I had the pleasure of checking in with a couple that I photographed last summer when they got married. Their wedding was beautiful and it was so nice to see them again! I met Anna and Ernie at Anna’s parents house along with their entire family from great grandma all the way down to a new little baby. I love to follow along on a family’s journey and check in with them every so often. I was so excited to learn that they’re expecting another child! :)

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together. I was disappointed that the weather did not allow for much time outdoors but we made the best of it and had a great time.

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 Hope to see them again soon! :)

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