Snowy Portraits

Special thanks again to the lovely Caitlyn for agreeing to stand outside in the snow and gusty winds last weekend. Here are a few more shots from that set.

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Look who turned 1...

Some of you might remember Nadeya from about 6 months ago (see here if not), she just celebrated her first birthday. Since she was a winter baby her mom really wanted to get some shots of her in the snow. This proved to be quite difficult actually... their schedule and mother nature just didn't get along. When they did have time, it was -20. When it was nice out they couldn't make it. Then it seemed as though all the snow was melting away. Until this past weekend that is.

3 Generations, I love these photos... so precious.

tags: baby photographer, photography, winter, MN, Savage, Burnsville, Prior Lake, family

Family Lifestyle Portraits

Some of you blog faithfuls might recognize this cute little family from a few months back. Well, I had a chance to visit them again, but this time I was trying out a different approach. I wanted to do an indoor Lifestyle Session. These are more commonly done outside as the kids run free and the parents chase them and try to get them to stand still. In a "Lifestyle Session" you are essentially letting the kids be kids and incorporating elements from their day to day life. There are no back drops, or props or poses, just getting the kids to open up and relax.
The best stage for this type of photography is between the ages of 1 and 5. Basically between the ages where they first start to walk and where they really understand how bribery works. Of course Lifestyle photography is great at any age (adults included), but where it really shines is with children.

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