Baby Boy Kyler

Almost a year ago, I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet families senior! Their daughter was graduating high school and they came all the way from Devils Lake to have me take her images. We spent the evening at Lincoln Park, where we were greeted by some wandering deer, and downtown for some fun industrial looking images. Her images turned out so beautiful and they were so pleased!

Fast forward a year and I notice a new booking for a newborn session from this family. Mom had just given birth to her only baby boy and wanted some newborn photos of him! What a lucky boy! He has three older sisters who get to spoil him and love on him. I am so lucky to be able to photograph another milestone in their family!

Kyler arrived relatively sleepy and we were able to get some sweet images of him at the beginning of his session posed. He decided half way through that he wanted to know what was going on, and was super wide awake. He made so much eye contact with the camera, it was unbelievable. We ended up finishing off his session wrapped/ clothed, as he had no desire to be asleep. Grandma had sent over a special John Deere onesie for him to wear, so we got some special photos for her as well.

I am so happy that they made the trip from Devils Lake to see me again! I hope we get to see him back for some of his future milestones!

Check out the sweet preview from his session (the sleepy part!)


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Future Mrs. Marquez

My husbands cousin currently lives in New Mexico (how lucky is she?!) and she was planning a trip to come back home to visit her family who are all from the area. She let me know that she was newly engaged and really wanted to have her engagement pictures done here in Grand Forks. We planned for a Monday evening, only the day after she arrived. We were rained out! So much rain this past week, everything is sopping wet!

We decided to reschedule for a few days later, in hopes that the weather would cooperate and everything might dry up a little! Wednesday started out dark and gloomy, and I was worried we wouldn’t catch a break. We drove over to Turtle River State Park, which is honestly one of my favorite places to photograph at. As we neared the bend driving up, the clouds opened up and that beautiful sun appeared! We were going to have a great session after all!

Aside from those pesky mosquitoes, we had perfect weather, great lighting and it wasn’t overly busy. We talked about how lucky they are to live in such a warm place, and we joked around about how we might trade places! We had some silly poses, and we may have laughed at one another, but those are the best types of sessions!

Check out a preview from her session!





Zelina’s Sweet Family

I love when I get to watch my clients families grow. I got to do family pictures today for this sweet family that has been with me since I basically started my business 2 years ago. We started with the youngest ones six month photos, then a fall family session, a cute Mickey Mouse themed first year cake smash, glitter session and now back for family again.

This is seriously such a gorgeous family! I absolutely loved their choice in clothing; they all coordinated so well! We chose a lighter grey backdrop to showcase their clothing. We managed to get a few different poses in. The littlest one was not a huge fan of being without her mama, so photos with siblings was not in the cards for her today. But thats ok! Being almost two years old is tough business!

We had lots of smiles and giggles and I am loving how their session turned out. Take a peak at their cute preview picture!




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1st Year Milestone

Today I got to hang out with this sweet girl again after an entire year has passed! She visited with me for her newborn pictures in 2018. I can’t believe how quickly time passes by sometimes.

Mom had this sweet idea to have her in a sunflower theme. She decided that her first birthday party was sunflowers, why not make her photo session the same! I had some sunflower arrangements hanging out in the studio, so we glammed up the backdrop for her.

This little girl is so quick! Walking all over the place; we had to chase her and get her positioned to take her photos. As quickly as she sat, she was back up and off to the races! We managed to catch her attention with some sunflower stems, as seen in her picture. Mom had an adorable onesie made, with a matching tutu and a little bow.

I have to say the sunflowers might be one of my favorite themes! Loving this preview of this sweet girl!




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Rainbow Baby Project

Today we are starting to build on a rainbow baby project. What is a rainbow baby you might ask? A rainbow baby is a baby who has been conceived and born after the loss of a baby. It is termed “Rainbow Baby” because a rainbow comes after every storm.

In this project, I am looking for mamas on all walks of life who are at a different point in their journey with a rainbow baby. I am so excited to be able to share this once it all comes together! Stay tuned to facebook to see the project in its completion in a couple weeks!


Here is a sweet image of a mama expecting her rainbow baby!



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