A few years back, I reconnected with an old high school friend, Kristen, when she got in touch to have me shoot some family portraits for her adorable family of four. We had a great time on that shoot, and when I saw Kristen last summer at our high-school reunion (which could be a blog entry on its own!), she told me that she's been wanting to book another session- her kids are growing so fast! I was thrilled when she got in touch this winter to schedule an extended family session, a gift for her mother-in-law who would be there with all her grandchildren. Not only was I happy to have the chance to see Kristen and her kids again, as I was rather fond of them (they're unbelievably cute, and so sweet!), but I also loved Kristen was into the idea of booking a family session at my studio. Even on the coldest of wintry Minneapolis days, my studio building offers some wonderfully cozy, bright, and interesting spaces to play and experiment. As you can see from the photos, everyone was feeling quite relaxed and had a wonderful time. I am so happy for this lucky family, as they now have some beautiful memories with grandma that will forever be a reminder of this time in their lives. It was really fun to talk to the grandma after the shoot, since she was so happy with all the little moments we captured; and just think of what these images will mean to the kids when they have grown up!
Thank you so much, Kristen, for inviting me back to document this stage in your family's life. I really enjoyed our fun time together, and I hope these pictures are making you smile too- I just love them!