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    My name is Mandy and I am a photographer in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. I do birth, newborn, children and family photography as well as provide casual headshots for personal or professional use. I am primarily a natural light, on-location photographer but have a small St. Paul studio for newborn and headshot sessions.

    I also provide fun, casual school portraits for preschools and daycare centers. If your school is ready for something different, let's get in touch!

woodbury community expo at east ridge high school

This was my third year at the Woodbury Community Expo and the second year that I photographed it for the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce. This is always a fun event because it’s a great way to meet new people and check out businesses in the Woodbury area. Since the Bielenberg Sports Center has been under construction, the Expo was held at East Ridge High School this year which meant more space, bigger booths and multiple levels of events.

The Expo is free for visitors and has tons of activities for kids and adults – vendor booths, food, performances, bounce house, balloon art, face painting, big machines, etc.

Below are just a few photos of the many vendors and activities. I tried to add links for those I could remember!

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Some photos from a great little Montessori school in St. Paul. One of the interesting parts of getting to photograph different schools is that I get to see and learn a little bit about different teaching and learning philosophies. For instance, I learned here that Montessori schools generally have mixed-age rooms for children 2.5/3-6 and they’re often called Houses, whereas the infant/toddler classes are called Communities. Having a variety of ages lets the younger kids learn from the older ones and the older ones to strengthen their skills through teaching.

Of course, there’s a WHOLE lot more to it than that but hey, someone’s gotta take the photos!

st paul preschool portraits

saint paul preschool photos

candid preschool photos

outdoor preschool photos in st paul

candid preschool pictures

preschool boys photos minnesota

natural preschool photos in st paul

little girl in preschool

Remy came for a quick in-studio mini-session awhile ago for so he could show off his sitting skills and model that CUTE aviator hat for me. I couldn’t have ordered a better smile to go with it.

baby on urban backdrop

smiling baby in plaid shirt

baby on cream rug

baby in aviator hat

6 month baby in diaper

6 month old baby in aviator hat

smiling baby in aviator hat

baby sitting in aviator hatbaby in knit diaper cover

baby in striped sweater with fox

baby in sweater

Now you can book a studio mini-session any time! Perfect for one or two kids and held indoors or out at our St. Paul studio. Contact me for more info!

  • July 20, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    Lianne Kaul - Up, up and away!!! What a cutie!ReplyCancel

After seeing my booth at Woodbury Days a few years ago, Bebe Bella Designs got in touch with me to photograph some of their products. They are a mom-owned and operated company in Woodbury, MN that makes luscious minky products for babies and adults – bibs, booties, lounge sets, blankies, throws. It’s all super soft and comes in a ton of different colors and patterns. Great items for baby showers or graduation gifts.

(You may recognize some of the models…how could I resist using them?)

bebe bella minky bib and booties

minky blankets

minky blankets

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