Thursday, December 30, 2010

"A"nother Christmas Blessing

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday season with your families.  We enjoyed a little break to celebrate with ours as well.  We are back in the swing of things, preparing for our next year and back to photographing more adorable Christmas babies.  Meet little "A".  Sweet in every way and a beauty for her session this afternoon! 
 As we think over the past year, we are so thankful for all the families we had the chance to work with.  We honestly never dreamed that we would have had the chance to work with so many wonderful people.  Thank you for all your encouragement, kind words, referrals and business in 2010.  It is with anticipation that we look forward to 2011 and working with many of you again and meeting more great people!
Have a happy New Year!!
Jen & Sonja

Monday, December 20, 2010

baby "s"

Another newborn baby at Christmas is just so special.  We love being able to capture these first moments for our families, and being around Christmas time just makes it extra special.  Little miss "s" was a joy to photograph...even though she was not into the whole sleepy baby thing while we were there :)  But that's ok...we still managed to get some sweet images and some very Christmas-like ones as well!  Congrats "R&C" on your sweet new bundle and letting us capture these first holiday memories for you!
-Sonja and Jen

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Awe. Awww. Aahhhh...

All the feelings that come along with a new baby.  There is nothing like that awe-struck wonder in a new parent's gaze.  And awww...isn't "A" the cutest little man you've ever seen?  And aahhh....sweet relief that he's finally here!  His parents wish to introduce to you "A", your next Presidental hopeful.  At least they think he should be :)  I had to go natural with the editing of these ones.  There is just something about a black and white photo that gets me.  No colors to distract your eye, just raw emotions coming through.  I hope I was able to capture the literal glow on A & E's faces when they were holding their new little one.  Parenthood suits them well! Congrats on your new blessing, he's perfect! ~Jen

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Baby. Boy. Belly.

A baby boy is on the way for this beautiful couple.  We just love maternity shoots-especially when mom is as gorgeous as "J".  Something is so exciting about capturing that new growing life and the glow that the parents inevitably have. We did our best to keep our finger-tips from freezing while shooting outside.  By "J's" smile you'd never know how cold it really was...guess that built in heating unit comes in handy sometimes :)
Congrats on your upcoming arrival J and K!  
~Jen & Sonja

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

good things come in small packages :)

Ahhh...a newborn baby at Christmas time!  What could be better than that?!  One of my best friends from college got a wonderful Thanksgiving present when her sweet baby "k" was born.  And at just 6 days old, she was a perfect sleepy newborn model for me!  And I just couldn't resist putting her under the tree...what a special present she truly is!  Thanks for letting me capture these first moments for you...she's perfect!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

the "h" family

I got to take these cute pictures of the "H" family at a new location that I had always wanted to try out!  With winter now officially here, the indoor locations are a must!  Thanks for being so fun to work with and letting me capture these moments for you!  Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!

...and the serious face on this little dude...gotta love it! :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

how fast a year goes by...

It seems like only yesterday this little lady was born...
And now she is 1!  My how quickly the time goes.  And she just gets cuter and cuter as the time goes by!  Thanks for being such a good model for us the last year little miss 'd'! :)  You are welcome back anytime!

Monday, November 15, 2010

the "c" family

We lucked out with this family as they managed to get the last warm/nice weather of the year!  We had a great time walking around one of my favorite locations and capturing these fun family pictures and some adorable ones of their sweet little miss "e".  Thanks for letting us capture these first family pictures for you!  It was great to spend the morning with you!  Enjoy your sneak peek...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What a difference a year makes...


and now...
We celebrated "L"s birthday a little early but it's been so fun to see him grow over the past year.  Such a fun little guy full of personality.  He got a little pre-practice with a cake for his 1st Birthday party.  He was already a pro. The cake was the only thing that kept him distracted him from the CozyCoupe firetruck in my garage-no matter how hard we tried to hide it.  I wish I could have heard what was going on inside his head.  Enjoy the series of photos...
Ummm...does anyone have a napkin??
Thanks for a fun year "H" family!
Sonja & Jen

Friday, November 12, 2010

Baby "M"

This sweet little man was a pleasure to photograph. Just a week and a half old.  He slept beautifully for a few fun poses and I think they are just precious sleepy baby photos. It was also fun to watch his big sister "L" interact with him and hold him.  Such a sweet sibling bond already. 
Thanks for a fun session "H" family and congrats on "M's" safe arrival!
Jen & Sonja

Friday, November 5, 2010

"D" Family

I got to venture over to the "D's" backyard for these pictures!  Last year when I took their pictures, it was blustery 39 degrees, so the sun and the warmth of this day was a welcome change from last year!  Aren't these kids just adorable?!  Nice to spend the afternoon with you "D" always :)  Enjoy!

Monday, November 1, 2010

"B" Family

I got to spend the afternoon at Berry Hill Farm with this wonderful family.  I had been wanting to try out this location for a photo shoot, so I lucked out that this is where they picked!  This was probably some of the last beautiful fall weather we had also, so it was a good day all around!  Thanks "B" family for such a fun shoot and letting me capture these pictures for you!  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cousinly love...take 2!

Remember these cuties from last year!  Oh how they have grown and changed!  It still amazes me what a year can do to these little ones...they learn so much and change so fun to see!  And now that the babies are very active toddlers, it made for a very energetic shoot :)  But we managed to get some great shots...or at least we think so anyway!  Thanks for letting us capture these cousin pics for you again!  Enjoy your sneak peek!
-Sonja and Jen

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"A" and the "L" Family

I had the chance to hang out with sweet little "A" and her mom and dad to get some updated 6-month photos as well as get some family shots in this beautiful MN landscape.  "A" was too cute with her flying pose :) Thanks for letting me capture these moments for you!

Monday, October 25, 2010

"B" family

Had a great session on Friday afternoon with this fun family.  The weather was perfect, the sun warm and shining and the kids smiled beautifully.  Mom and Dad did wonderfully too, from outfit choices and a little bribery for the kids after the session!  I love when Dad's don't think I'm crazy (or at least they don't let on that they are really thinking that).  "B" if you did think I was crazy, you hid it well, thanks!  Hope you guys like your sneak peek.  Lots of more great ones coming your way :)
Jen & Sonja

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The whole gang

What a fun group this was!  We've been photographing little "L" since her mommy was pregnant with her, so when she asked us to do a shoot with her whole family, we thought it was such a great idea!  It's rare that we get to do families when all the children are adults...they cooperate so nicely :)  And once again...we had a beautiful evening to do these!  Thanks for letting us capture these family pictures for you!  Enjoy!
-Sonja and Jen