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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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My first mini session last week was a bunch of fun. I got to meet and goof around with this exciting shoeless brothers. I love photos of kids, especially siblings, that really shows a great glimpse into who they are. It’s a huge contrast to overly posed and emotionless “normal” portraits. I love to take some time to get to know the kiddos I’m working with and encourage them to explore and do their own thing while I simply observe with my camera. Parents always seem very pleased with the results and I love when I’m told that I captured a child’s personality perfectly. :)

Just a warning… these are absurdly adorable… :)

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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! :)

This session was both unique and very neat! I met Joanne on Twitter. We both stay at home with our little(s) and, like many moms, have found great community via social networks such as Twitter and Instagram. A couple of months ago we scheduled and session and moved it to the Guthrie Theatre in downtown Minneapolis at the last minute due to unfavorable weather. It’s silly – I photographed portraits outdoors in February but was forced to photographed indoors in April.

I met Joanne and her family at the Guthrie Theatre last weekend. We did some exploring, hanging out, and goofing around. Luckily I was able to catch a few moment with everyone together and looking in a similar direction! Most of our time was spent looking out the windows, pointing at things, and being graced by the presence of two very photogenic and eager to be photographed little boys. :)

As usual I have selected some of my favorites to share with you. And as usual… there are a lot. :)

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It was so nice to meet you in person, Joanne! You have a wonderful family! :)

Last weekend, the day after my birthday, I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Amber’s family.

I photographed Amber, her husband, and her son once before shortly after her son was born. They were nice enough to let me practice and tweak my skills photographing them. :)

This time, in addition to her immediate family I also had the please of photographing her mom, dad, sister, and brother this time. Her mom, dad, and brother were in town briefly from the Philippines. Despite a very busy weekend and Daylight Savings we found some time to squeeze in a session. We’ve been so lucky to have beautiful weather lately in Minnesota. We were able to comfortably enjoy ourselves outside by the Guthrie Theatre and mill ruins. :)

Here are some highlights of our time together:

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