Blog : Posts filed under lifestyle

  1. Balck Family | Minneapolis Lifestyle Photography

    Little known fact. When I first started this business almost eight years ago, I was dead-set against photographing families. If I’m being honest, I thought I wouldn’t enjoy it. Between the pressure of getting that one photograph where everyone is smiling at the camera, the lack of control over the temperament or behavior of little ones who just want to be on the move and the high-intensity desire for perfection in making sure shirts were tucked in and hair was … Read More

  2. Flannigan-Faleel Family | Maple Grove Lifestyle Photography

    Over the years I’ve had the chance to get this sweet family in front of my camera more than just a couple times and I can tell you one thing for certain. Kids grow so gosh darn fast. I mean, YES OBVIOUSLY. But to see it play out in Bodhi’s sweet cheeks from little baby to an almost-five-year old, I almost can’t handle it because those little baby cheeks at St. Anthony Main seem like yesterday. I guess maybe that is a … Read More

  3. Emelia | Prior Lake Newborn Lifestyle Photography

    “Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ― Shel Silverstein

  4. Hunter | Edina Newborn Lifestyle

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m feeling all of the music feels lately. Between Adele’s single drop this morning and songs like M83’s Wait or Ryan Adams’ cover of Wonderwall, these musicians just get where I’m at in life right now. But that’s the wonderful/magical/crazy thing about music, right? It’s ability to both transport you to a past memory but also, it’s ability to bring feelings to the surface. Happy feelings, sad feelings, introspective feelings. Just…feelings. I’ve always … Read More

  5. Charley | Blaine Lifestyle Photography

    The secretest of all my secret shame? Little man Charley is nearly 2 years old which means these images ARE MORE THAN A YEAR OLD. Uff da, guys. If time passes insanely fast as a parent, the speed the earth circles the sun quadruples when you’re a photographer*. But you know what? I don’t even care because these images still bring me so much joy. Promise I’ll blog his 1-year photos by the time he’s five. Cross my heart. *Not a scientific fact.

  6. Jessica & Paul | Edina Lifestyle Photography

    Hello. I’ve been expecting you for quite some time. Here, come sit beside us for awhile . and let me tell you about this old friend of mine. She might look tattered or maybe old But I won’t say goodbye until you’ve been told. She had the brightest eyes I had ever seen, And wore a beautiful fur coat that would out shine a queen . She was never prissy but walked with an aire …… And oh so polite, … Read More

  7. Neils Family | St. Louis Park Newborn Lifestyle

    Little lady Cleo. You were born into quite a family. Your mama is one part designer, one part home stylist and one part fashionista (also, I want to be her when I grow up). Your dad is one part finance guru, one part expert baby soother and all parts funny. And while you are bound to be the best of both of them, I also know that you will grow up in a house that will encourage you to find … Read More

  8. Larsen Family | St. Louis Park Newborn Lifestyle

    Little Luke. Pretty Piper. Boy, oh boy, you two. You sure know how to do surprises… Twins. TWINS. I remember when your mom and I first sat down for lunch and she goes, “Hey, I’m pregnant. WITH TWINS.” And I just about fell over. Because. Well. Twins. But your mama – YOUR MAMA – with how exceptionally beautiful, candid and hilarious she was during her pregnancy was basically made to carry twins and you both are so lucky to have a … Read More

  9. Samuelson Family | Lifestyle

    I love this family like I love a super crispy baguette with hand-churned butter…THE MOST. If I’m being honest, it’s probably the number one thing I – hardcore – miss about this gluten-free diet of mine. So – stay with me – when I relate my love of this family to a bread product, it’s not really that far off. They are the type of family you miss when you don’t see them for a while. And the type of … Read More

  10. Life in the In-Between

    Last week marked nine (really, truly incredible) years of marriage for Matt Oholendt and myself. Photo 2: Ryan Cummings, Photo 4: Gina Zeidler I don’t say that “really, truly incredible” thing lightly. Our marriage hasn’t been without it’s struggles or it’s weeks of disconnectedness or months (at times, years) of life being just being plain hard to handle. By the grace of God, those real life periods haven’t defined our marriage or made it weaker but, almost certainly, made it infinitely stronger. As … Read More