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Family Photos at St. Anthony Main

September 18, 2017

Oh, I could get used to this. A warm late summer night, maybe the last before the weather turns cool. Spending the golden hour at Water Power Park with friends and their gorgeous children, and getting to capture photos to boot. Here are some of my favorites from the evening.

Minnesota State Fair

September 1, 2017

The State Fair runs for two weeks leading up to Labor Day, and I don't think it's an exaggeration to say Minnesotans are on the whole obsessed with it. I tend to spend the summer thinking no way no how-- too hot, too crowded. I have no interest in standing in line for 45 minutes for a fried-whatever-on-a-stick, and at eight months pregnant (ok, all the time) some of those rides scare the apple pie out of me. 

But.

Two things drew me in this year-- my son is at an age where I knew he'd enjoy seeing the animals, and the opportunity for photographs was hard to resist too. So, I called in Grandpa for reinforcement (my husband won't touch the Fair with a 50-foot pole) and we went! Here are some of my favorite images from the day.

Peter and Malcolm, Cabin Time

August 8, 2017

Spending time "up north", ideally with a cabin and a lake nearby, is such a Minnesotan thing to do. Though I did grow up here in Minneapolis, cabin time was never part of my childhood experience, so I'm excited that my son is turning out to be such a lake kid. This June we celebrated his half birthday (two and a half!) up at the lake, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to take some daddy-and-son shots, as Father's Day is also conveniently in June. 

Aubrey and Jake, Engaged!

July 30, 2017

I met Aubrey when we both worked at an athleisure clothing store five or six years ago. She is a badass Crossfit coach  with the biggest heart you'll find, and she's always a hoot to be around. So when she asked me to take photos of her and her love, Jake, I jumped at the chance. They just bought their first house on a gorgeous lot with a ton of green space for their two dogs to run around in-- a pretty perfect location for a little photo shoot. Here are a few of my favorite shots.

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