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Photographing my friends and their family makes my heart so happy. Kaye and Tim are very, very dear friends of mine. Kaye was in the same social group that I was in during college and her husband was in a similar group on campus. Their oldest is only a couple of months younger than my […]

andree family | family session

Families

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I never, ever, ever, ever not love photographing this family. EVER. They are the most kind, gracious, and hilarious family I’ve ever known. The boys may be a little crazy sometimes, but that’s ok. Boys are supposed to be like that. I should know. I have 3 myself. Amanda, Paul and the boys welcomed little […]

johnson family | fall session

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When I last met up with the Kelly family last fall, Michella was a boy mom of three, fellow homeschooler and with a baby on the way. Now the Kelly family is a family of 6 with cute little Evie. I met Michella and her adorable family at Whitetail Woods for her fall mini session. […]

kelly family | fall mini session

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Micah, Lauren and his adorable family are very special family to the Newman clan. We all belong to the same church and they started attending last spring when Micah became the new children’s pastor. Kind of funny backstory time…my favorite verse is Micah 6:8 and when the McLellans started at Valley I noticed that there […]

mclellan family | fall session

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When Julie and I were discussing her family session, I suggested that we try something a little less traditional when it came to fall portraits. I’m so glad Julie and her family were up for an adventure in downtown St. Paul. I had so much fun with the Mills family exploring a part of the […]

mills family | st. paul | family session

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The Mower crew is from Indiana, Florida and newly to Minnesota. They are good friends with a family that belongs to the same church as my family. Lori, Troy and Tyler Mower were visiting their daughter and family for a short period in September and wanted some family pictures done while they were here. When […]

mower family | eagan, mn | family mini session

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Maddie and Emilee are probably the most adorable sisters that I have ever photographed. Their session this year was all about apple picking. They had the most perfect day to do it too. We met at Whistling Well Apple Orchard in Hastings on a Monday night and it was like we had the place to […]

Maddie & Emilee | apple orchard mini | hastings

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I CANNOT get over how adorable this family is. I was super stoked when the opportunity came to shoot in a sunflower field that Liz and her little family wanted to do it. Last year we tried to do a mini session at the farm but the night before we were going to meet, it […]

moe family | sunflower mini session

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This small, but cute family was so much fun to hang out with on a Saturday morning early in August. Malorie and her menfolk are members of the same church as my family, and have been members of our church since they were kiddos. I love that even though they have been attending Valley for […]

the becker family | ritter farm park

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This is the second time I’ve photographed this crew. And boy do I have fun with them. Getting to the point of actually meeting to do their session was not fun however. We had originally scheduled this session for a Saturday after Christmas. That didn’t happen, there was a huge ice storm and since I […]

the grassmans | hot sam’s antiques | lakeville

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