Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cloudy and effortless....

I love the way every photo session has a different feel to it....a different energy. A different vibe.

Yes, I just wrote "vibe." But it's true!

Everything makes a difference...

The time of day.
The day of the week.
The neighborhood.
The number of people.
The clothes.
The stress level (or hopefully, lack thereof...)
The sky conditions.
The humidity level.
The expectations.
And of course....the people.

I loved this session from last Saturday morning. (Cloudy with moderately high humidity).

What a beautiful family - - great vibe!

Baby Esther arrived just days before the session. And she was adjusting quite well to life on the outside.

Otis, now the big brother, was also adjusting quite well to his new role. (especially since his little sister brought along a Big Wheel when she arrived. Who knew baby sisters came with gifts??)

My time with this family was lovely.  Relaxed and genuine and just fun. The pictures were almost effortless.  Really natural.  Smiles came easy.  The laughter and sweet glances were the real deal. 

I could have clicked all day....




(Yup, coolest bike ever....!)
























(I love that Otis walked right through this puddle, and no one even batted an eyelash. My kind of family!)

Ben and Kamie, I can't thank you enough for sharing a glimpse of your family with me.  And I can't wait to show you more!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Okay, I admit it.  I take a LOT of pictures during my photo sessions.  Of course, then I have to post a lot too.  I just can't help myself.  And this beautiful family is a perfect example. 

We met on the south side of Lake Minnetonka.  What a perfect setting and a perfect day.

Really.  Gorgeous, all around..... 

(this post, I'm just going to let the photos speak for themselves!)
































Sara, I was so grateful for the opportunity to meet your lovely family.  Spending a few hours with all of you that particular afternoon, with your kindness and laughter and charm - well, it was a gift!