Monthly Archives: February 2010

Paloma is ONE!

6 months ago, Miss Paloma was starting to crawl and developing that bright personality of hers πŸ™‚

Now she’s ONE and still just adorable as ever! She’s saying words, taking her first steps and is mama’s little angel πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to watch Paloma grow up into a beautiful little lady. Thanks Rachel and Paloma for having me over, I am so excited for you guys to move closer some day soon *fingers crossed* and see you both more!!!! πŸ™‚

Oh baby eye lashes, I’m so jealous! Aren’t they just to die for?



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Todd and Melissa – Target Field Engagement

For many people who know me I am one of the biggest Twins Fans. I swear the day Joe Mauer meets me, he’ll fall in love with me and we’ll live happily ever after πŸ™‚ So when Todd asked if I wanted to come down to Target Field to do more engagement pictures of him and Mel you can only imagine my excitement! I felt like a kid on Christmas morning, wait, we get to go in where? The Dugout? SHUT UP! I think I had a perma grin on my face for the whole 2 hours we walked around. Thank you again Todd and Mel, I had so much fun with you guys again! Here’s your sneak peek!

A little fun after freezing our butts off outside πŸ™‚


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Relay for life

One of my brother’s best friends Matthew is doing tremendous things out in Boulder, Colorado where he is attending the University of Colorado – Boulder. He is heading up a team for Relay for Life called The Sundance Kids. I could not be more honored and proud of what he’s doing to find a cure for Cancer and I know my brother would be so proud of him too!

Looking at these pictures reminds me how badly we need to find a cure so families don’t have to experience what we’ve had to.Β Head over to Matt’s fundraising page and donate if you can, my parents have offered to MATCH the donations Matt raises… so if he raises $1000, they’ll donate $1000. Which means we’re just that much closer to finding a cure for Cancer! πŸ™‚

Matt’s Fundraising Page

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Gavin’s 1st Birthday Party

Last weekend I spent my afternoon with the P family celebrating Gavin’s 1st birthday with all of their friends and family. It was an AWESOME birthday party, Lindsay and Adam left no detail out; the food, drinks, presents and LOTS of guests. We did a few pictures of just Gavin before all the guests arrived and I swear I could have photographed him for HOURS. His smile is infectious and those eyes, oh boy look out girls… we’ve got another heartbreaker πŸ™‚

A little risky business action before the PARTY

Gavin’s aunt and uncle who came all the way from Milwaukee for his birthday party!

The gorgeous P Family

Thanks for having me over Lindsay, Adam and Gavin! It was so great to meet you! πŸ™‚


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Baby Emmy

I love that we are to the age where my friends are having babies!!! πŸ™‚ I have known Jack and Ashley since high school and I’ve really enjoyed being able to watch them grow into this perfect little family. Ashley and I are sooo similar, other than just having the same name, we both started babysitting as early as we can remember, been a nanny forΒ families as adults, went to school in Iowa and ended up transferring back up to MN. So to say I was excited when she announced she was pregnant is an understatement! We all knew it would happen soon after they got married because Ashley is just meant to be a mom, and she’s doing a GREAT job! I can’t forget Jack either, he’s the most hands on dad! He does all the dirty work πŸ™‚ Can we clone you Jack??? Love you guys so very much and I can’t wait to watch Emmy grow up into a BEAUTIFUL little lady.

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Baby Clara

Meet Clara, just a little over 2 weeks old and she was so alert during our session, she did not want to miss a thing! But I love when babes are awake during our sessions, so we can get some shots of their beautiful eyes. Look at those eyes, awwwww πŸ™‚ Thanks for having me over Pete and Lucas, hope you are getting some sleep!

We had to get a picture with her future college, UMD, she didn’t seem too excited about it πŸ™‚

The proud new parents!

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The Playshop

A week ago today I was attending the ever so fabulous Heather Cole’s Playshop in Missouri, a short 7 hour drive from Minneapolis and worth EVERY SINGLE SECOND πŸ™‚ I can’t even begin to express my gratitude to Heather for putting together a Playshop like this, she dished her every secret, advice, workflow… you name it, she shared it! Not to mention those addictive Dove chocolates, which I went out and bought more of as soon as I got home. We had an amazing couple to photograph during the afternoon, they bared the FREEZING cold snow/rain/wind for us, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Danyelle and Josh!

When Heather told us we’d be photographing Danyelle and Josh later on in the day, I was ecstatic. I had seen their engagement and wedding photos on Heather’s blog and thought they had to be the most gorgeous couple EVER.Β  My friend Pam and I had gushed over their engagement photos, extremely jealous of Danyelle and her beautiful eyes, hair, clothes… okay Danyelle we just love you! Here are some of my favorites from our QUICK session, and can you believe all of these were taking either inside Heather’s garage or out in the front yard. Yeah, she’s just that AWESOME. πŸ™‚

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