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Saying goodbye to a family member can be one of the hardest things ever… and when my client Rachel texted me late night asking if I’d come to take a few pictures before they put their pup down I knew I had to make it work. Sylvie was part of the family for over 11 […]

Saying goodbye to a family member | Sylvie’s Session

Jul 6, 2020

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St. Paul Family Photographer! Yes, please! It feels so good to be out there photographing families again. I met Tim and Shauna YEARS ago, maybe 10 years? They were having their wedding in Aruba, and hired me to shoot their engagement session. After seeing the photos, they decided to ditch their resort photographer and fly […]

St. Paul Family Photographer! | P Family!

Jun 24, 2020

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Chaska photographer coming at you with this super sweet 8-year-old session! I’ve been photographing L since she was 6 months (I think), and have had a session with her every year since! Such an honor for me! Usually she holds my hand as we walk around and talk about life, but this time, there was […]

Chaska Photographer | She’s 8!

Jun 22, 2020

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