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Baeten Family | Plymouth, MN, Sunset Family Session

What’s cuter than an almost one year old and two dachshund dogs? Pretty much nothing. Cue, the Baeten family, who partook in Sunset Sessions last fall.

What can you expect from a Sunset Session? Forty-five minutes of playful, fun time with family, less anxiety since we’re focused on play with a few smiles thrown in and images to remember this season for all time.

PLUS, you’ll receive a 30 second moving portrait and I know you’ll love it! Think snippets of…

Sunset Sessions | Fall 2019

Sunday, September 8
Monday, September 9
Wednesday, September 11
Friday, September 13
Sunday, September 15
Tuesday, September 17
Wednesday, September 18
Friday September 20
**Saturday, September 21
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 23
Thursday, September 26
Friday, September 27
**Saturday, September 21, sessions will be held at Bea Hive Farm, (Minnetrista, MN) complete with live farm animals, a big barn and tall, beautiful grassy fields! There are several time slots available on this day but they’ll go…

3 Tips to Less Stress in Family Photos & Films

The Experience
You are amazing and your life if worth documenting. I passionately believe this.
The quick answer to having less stress during your photos or film is to have fun and be yourself. But, easier said than done. It can feel like a huge burden!

You pick outfits for all (including your husband if you want to coordinate) on top of getting yourself ready. Also, you make sure the kids look polished, prep the family, have bribes ready to pay out…

Hawley, MN Lifestyle Film | Marshall Family 2019

Perfect Summer Evenings
A perfect summer evening; it can take so many forms. A perfect Minnesota evening? Ask and you’d get a similar answer from ninety percent of us. 

Due to the nine months of the year we won’t even mention, we Minnesotans yearn for warmth, sun and unfrozen bodies of water. For me, it’s a sunset, a lake and time with family.

The Marshall family has it all built right in their backyard. They’ve ensured they get the most of their…

Session Clothing Options | Two Approaches

Planning Clothing for Your Session
Clients often ask what to wear for a photo or film session. I offer two approaches:

Coordinate & Plan
Mom, this is your time to shine! Start with one outfit you REALLY like that makes you feel great. Consider the location of the session. If in-home, formal wear will feel out of place.Find clothing for other members of the family that coordinate with your outfit. Neutrals are a solid base which will never date. Add some…

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt | Things to Do!

In a Perfect World….
School is out, summer has started and the kids are self-motivated with engaging activities and constantly outside!

Wait…that’s not what the kids are doing? They want to play Minecraft for 8 hours straight? Oh, right, they’re already bored and it’s only June. Perhaps they’re driving you nuts…it’s ok to admit it!
What to Do About It
I’ve created a series of Summer Photo Scavenger Hunts to occupy time in a creative way. Starting today, I’m releasing the…