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I adore this family and I am so excited to share some images from their in-home newborn photography session! I first worked with this incredible family on their newborn photography session for their son, Soren and more recently on a maternity photography session expecting Ingrid.

I arrived at their home in South Minneapolis and I was immediately greeted with warm smiles, lots of stories and songs! (Thank you for teaching me the lyrics to Baby Beluga, Soren!) It was such a joy to capture these images and to recreate a special image that we did from Soren’s session. Ingrid is such an easy going baby and seems to fit in perfectly in her loving family. She is already adored by her older sister and brother and by her parents. Welcome to earth, Ingrid!

Emma + Kyle. What can I say?! I adore these two! They are a past wedding couple, whom I adore. Their engagement session was one of my favorites and they had their wedding at the same venue that my husband and I did. So they are near and dear to my heart. 🙂

When they told me that they were expecting, I was overjoyed! I couldn’t wait to see them again and hear all about the new changes – their new home and jobs and see the familiar – their dog Luna. (Luna made an appearance in their engagement session. She has such an unique look with one dark and one light eye.) Congratulations, kids!

I am so excited to share a few favorites from my recent in-home maternity session expecting twin baby boys, Louis + Henry! Megan is the lady-boss behind Megan Mary Events and a previous bride of mine! I have had the pleasure of working with her a few times now – and she is such a joy.

Being a twin mom myself, I was so thrilled when Megan reached out to tell me that they were expecting their twin boys. I met Megan at their new home in Minnetrista and it was the loveliest session! I had so many favorites from our time together, and wanted to share a few of them here. The majority of these images were photographed on medium format film, with a few on 35mm film.

THRILLED! OVERJOYED! EXCITED! I was all of these things when the Peterson family invited me back into their home to capture their adorable growing family! I captured them when they were welcoming Soren home (see blog post Baby Soren) and it was such a joy to see what a sweet boy he had grown into. And big sister, Signe! She is this little lady now!

Anna and Ramsey, along with Signe and Soren, are waiting to welcome little sister, Ingrid, to their family. They had moved into a new home and they were excited to have their “current” family captured there, before becoming a family of five. It truly is such a joy for me to be invited into my clients’ homes and into their lives.

I had the privilege of attending and capturing the Shasta Bell Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop in the winter (see the images HERE). It was so fantastic, that I knew I needed to continue in my calligraphy learning! She asked if I wanted to attend and capture her Intermediate Workshop as well. And yet again – I was in awe!

The workshop was held in her new and GORGEOUS studio in Northeast Minneapolis, the Fisk Collab. When I say gorgeous – I am not stretching it. The studio is amazing! White everywhere. Which is my absolute favorite – the absence of color! And the LIGHT. As a photographer, the light is of the utmost importance. So when I walked in for the first time, my jaw dropped. It is so dreamy.

Not only did I get to photograph a workshop in such an amazing space, I got to capture such lovely people. Shasta and her workshop attendees are so sweet. Shasta’s spirit makes her a natural born teacher. She is so open and honest about her craft and business – it is so refreshing!

My main goal in taking her workshops, was to be able to be able to somewhat nicely write on our chalkboards and chalkboard wall at home. I have the worst handwriting. It is so inconsistent. Shasta shared a little secret; her everyday handwriting isn’t pretty either!

Calligraphy is not for the faint of heart! It is a slow and methodical practice. But if you can get into a good groove, it can be therapeutic. And the new, more modern calligraphy is so whimsical and beautiful, that you don’t need to worry so much about consistency.

Check out Shasta’s upcoming workshops – you won’t be disappointed!

P.S. I owe my new found obsession with peach tea to Shasta and her workshop! It is divine and addicting!