Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Total Lunar Eclipse

Last night (or more accurately, early this morning!) I stayed up to watch the first total lunar eclipse of 2014, which is being called the "Blood Moon" due to its blood red hue.

Mars also made its closest approach to Earth since 2008 last night, with the bright star Spica visible just below and to the right of the moon.  This will be the only time in our lifetime that we will see a total eclipse of the moon on the same night as the closest approach of Mars, so I'm glad I sacrificed a little sleep to sit in the quiet pre-dawn hours and witness this amazing view.

The next total lunar eclipse will occur on October 8, 2014.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

Little C is walking!

This little guy just mastered the art of walking without the aid of furniture a couple days ago, so he was on the GO! GO! GO! for our afternoon session.  But with the awesome help of mom, dad, grandpa and grandma, I was able to stay ahead of him to capture his super infectious smiles.  :)









Saturday, April 12, 2014

2 year Miss S

I haven't photographed this little girl since she was a newborn, so it was especially fun to see how cute she has become!  She has a delightful personality and I loved following her around this morning.  The bear is an especially precious family heirloom in memory of a dear family member and I love the bond she has with it, as well as with her rather large canine companion!  :)






Sunday, March 30, 2014

Miss Z is 5!

It was all about this lovely little lady today as we met downtown Minneapolis to take her five year photos.  I love her sunny smiles and sweet personality!  Happy birthday, Miss Z!







Saturday, March 29, 2014

3 month baby Z

Three months ago, the O family welcomed baby Z into their family.  I loved spending time with him again today and seeing how much his big brother and sister adore him!  And I love, love, love the beautiful handmade crocheted sheep blanket their dear family friend made for him!  Big brother C is turning into a handsome young 8 year old soon too, so we had fun taking his special milestone photos today too.




B is one!

The last time I saw this little guy, he was just a baby.  He's started walking now, and boy did he give me a workout trying to stay in front of him with my camera!  :)  It took a little while to coax some smiles out of him, but once we did, oh my!  Too cute!
 







Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Welcome Baby L

Newborns are always so precious to work with, and it was an absolute joy to photograph this beautiful little boy and his family today.  I love the photos we got of him as he dozed off and on.  And although it wasn't pre-planned at all, I love how the hat and cocoon I had crocheted last night matched perfectly with the beautiful crocheted blanket that was handmade by a family friend of theirs!  Welcome to the world, Baby L!









Sunday, March 16, 2014

M kids

When you're photographing two 2 year olds and a nine month old together, you're bound to get a lot of silly giggles, tongues sticking out, serious expressions, and independent little ones not wanting to sit by the others.  And every once in awhile you get lucky and everyone is looking at the camera at the same time!  :)  I love photographing this super fun family!  Next time we'll have to try adding Moose to the mix!












Tuesday, March 11, 2014

13 days little

After much long awaited anticipation, it was my greatest pleasure to photograph these darling little boys today.  Everything about them was tiny perfection that just made my heart melt.  Welcome to the world, A and M.





Sunday, March 9, 2014

Golden birthday party decor

Owner Kourtney of Zozo'z Occasions made these fabulous decorations for this very special little lady's golden birthday.  The butterflies on the cake, made from rice paper cutouts, look like they're ready to take flight at any moment, don't they?  A fun time was had by all, I'm sure!  :)  Happy golden birthday, Miss Z!

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