We got a lot of awake shots with Miss Ellie who was pretty interested in what was going on but she eventually decided it wasn’t much worth paying attention to and off to sleep she went.

st paul newborn photographer yawning baby

awake newborn

st paul newborn baby in purple

st paul newborn baby feet and hair

st paul newborn swaddled

newborn baby lips

stpaul newborn baby feet in pants

And some fancy birth announcements for Miss Ellie’s family and friends.

st paul photographer birth announcements

Miss Madeline is one! This was the final session of her Watch Me Grow plan and she went out with a bang. We started off with some regular portraits (that rocking chair was her mom’s when she was little!) and then got fancy and then got messy! I gotta say, babies in pearls are pretty darn cute.

one year portraits

one year old in red headband

baby in rocking chair

baby with stuffed animals

baby in pink tutu and pearls

baby in pink with pearls

baby cake smash

Here are two storyboards that we did for Madeline’s session – three photos from this session and then her “graduation” storyboard – one photo from each of her sessions which is included in the Watch Me Grow package. Isn’t it fun to see the change?

cake smash storyboard

watch me grow storyboard

If you’ve been around here for more than two minutes, you know that I love love love twins! Long-time fascination with them, up. And newborn twins certainly count. Look at these snuggly two guys and that adorable brotherly bond.

newborn twins

newborn twins cuddling

Miss Madeline is on the Watch Me Grow plan aaaaand, I’m so behind in blogging that we’ve actually already completed her one year shoot as well! But this weather makes it a lovely time to think back to summer when we weren’t in a complete absence of degrees and could sit barefooted and barelegged in the grass.

lake elmo family portraits

parents with six month old baby

dad with baby girl

six month old baby girl sitting on chair

lake elmo family portraits

six month old baby in grass

6 month old baby photos

You can see Madeline’s newborn photos here! She grew a bit in between. :)

Here’s something a little different! This family has a cabin a few hours north of the Twin Cities where they’ve spent lots of time together. Now they are relocating to the east coast and wanted one last photo session at the cabin to capture some of their favorite memories. The whole extended family came to join in the fun.

sitting baby

family photos at the cabin

baby in hat

northern minnesota cabin

vacation cabin in minnesota

couple at minnesota cabin

extended family photo at cabin

baby on quilt with letter

family portrait by the lake

I love this type of session. I’d especially love to do some Slice of Life type sessions at a cabin this summer. Does your family typically spend some time at one, swimming and fishing and hanging out and roasting marshmallows? This would make for a GREAT book of memories. Get in touch if you’d like to chat about making this happen!

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