Newborn Twins | Stillwater Newborn Photography

Posted by admin on May 14, 2017 in Newborn, Newborn Twins | No Comments

Where do I start…

….the beginning is usually the best.  This is the story behind these two angels in their Mother’s words:

After 7 years of hoping, praying and trying for a baby, our prayers were answered with TWO miracles!  7 years…10 inseminations…1 failed adoption…and 4 rounds of IVF.  It was the most treacherous path to our amazing destination.  The years of procedure after procedure, medications, monthly charting, excitement and let down all got us to this final page.  It’s a sad story with such a happy ending!  Meet Austin Joe and Amelia June…

The session:

Photographing a newborn is a monumental task that takes time, experience and patience.  Photographing twins is double the fun and can be very intimidating.  So far the twins I have photographed have been rockstars and these two did not break my streak.  To set the picture, the session happened on a day that the high temperature for the day was below zero, meanwhile in the studio it was 82 degrees.  We spent around four hours capturing all these poses, while taking time to feed and change the babies.  With twins you just have to expect that pretty much everything will get pooped and peed on (one of many reasons I make sure all my props are washable), so a couple backdrop changes were mixed in there also.  By the end we were all sweating (babies were happy as could be) and ready to walk outside into the freezing temperatures.

Newborn Video:

A few of my favorite portraits from the session:

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And Babies make Four! Maternity Portraits

Posted by admin on December 20, 2016 in Newborn | No Comments

Twins!  I know it’s hard to believe that she is carrying twins in these pictures.  The story behind these babies is incredible.  These parents have been waiting seven years.  With permission, I’ll share a little of their journey when I post the newborn photos (guess what, I’m editing them right now, their twins rocked the newborn session!).  In the meantime, here are a couple of mine and their favorites from the session.

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Paxton | Newborn Photographer | Stillwater, MN

Posted by admin on October 6, 2016 in Newborn | No Comments

He definitely decided to one up his three older siblings in the hair department!  Got to love newborns with a full head of hair.  During the session with most newborns, I learn little quirks about them, which way they prefer to sleep, turn their head, etc. With this little guy, it was obvious that he was the fourth child as he slept a whole lot better with noise and not just white noise, but the very loud level of noise that comes from his siblings playing.

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Senior Portraits with the Family | St. Paul Senior Portrait Photographer

Posted by admin on September 28, 2016 in Newborn | No Comments

I don’t typically do many senior portraits, but when I do get a chance it’s a nice change of pace from the babies.  She will be graduating in the class of 2017.  Check out her session!

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Cameron |Newborn Portraits | Stillwater, MN

Posted by admin on September 20, 2016 in Newborn | No Comments

He was the best sleeper!  It was a dream to photograph him.  I was able to move quickly through a number of set ups and he slept right through it all.

I do want to point out that two of the shots below (one in Dad’s hands in the helmet and the Teddy bear hat) are composites.  Hands were on the baby at all times during those shots and through the power of photoshop, I removed the hands.  Newborn safety is always the number one priority and I will not take a chance with a Baby to get the shot, Ever!

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Rolls for days | 6 month old |Stillwater Baby Photographer

Posted by admin on September 15, 2016 in Newborn | No Comments

Rolls, anything and everything in the mouth, and a little drool, everything you would expect from a six month old and this little one did not disappoint.  Her cheeks are amazing.  There is something about this age that is always fun.

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18 Month Old Explorer | Baby Photographer | St. Paul

Posted by admin on September 7, 2016 in Newborn | No Comments

This little one just wanted to explore and so we just let him.  I enjoy catching the personality.

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Maternity Portraits | Stillwater Maternity Photographer

Posted by admin on September 1, 2016 in Newborn | No Comments

I have had several maternity portrait ideas floating around in my head for a while and was itching to find someone who was willing to trust me.  Emily was game and I had a blast trying out several new ideas on her.  I also want to point out that I did very little editing on Emily.  She is definitely a natural beauty, pregnant or not.  Let me know what you think!

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Little Sister is One Year | Stillwater Children Photographer

Posted by admin on August 26, 2016 in Newborn | No Comments

Playing a little catch up on the blog over the next couple weeks.

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Seven Months Old | Stillwater Children Photography

Posted by admin on February 4, 2016 in 6 month old, Baby's First Year | No Comments

The ROLLS stage is my second favorite to photography next to newborns.  This stage is so short before they start crawling and loose the baby fat.  Korrin was an easy baby as a newborn and she hasn’t changed much in that regard.

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