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the kids they grow like weeds | minnesota family photographer

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I have been photographing Mellissa’s family for years at their family farm. It has been a privilege documenting their story from the beginning.

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Their most recent session took place a few weeks ago, the first since the loss of their beloved dog Baxter.

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The kids shot up like weeds with Mellissa’s oldest creeping awfully close to her in height. And the little one… not so little anymore.

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Here’s a peek at the rest of our time together:

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with me once again, Mellissa.

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nick | minnesota high school senior photographer

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My husband refers to Nick as our “stunt child” because he’s almost like family. Our youngest met Nick in kindergarten and the two became fast friends. My first solid memory of Nick is below:

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There was a group of boys playing in the garage during Lorenzo’s birthday party when I overheard Nick spearheading a mission to collect worms… which they were SHOVING INTO POCKETS! [I intervened providing sandwich bags.] :shock:

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I think all who know Nick would agree when I say he is full of life. There were signs he was destined for the spotlight at an early age with Tentega. Then he dipped his toes into theater, landing a spot as the only 6th grader in his first middle school play! In high school, Nick has taken the stage by storm.

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And now here we are SENIOR YEAR!!!

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I had the honor of photographing Nick a few weeks ago. Here are some more of my favorites from our time together:

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Wishing you the best this year and beyond!

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cousins & siblings & grandparents & families v.2 | minnesota family photographer

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The last extended family session with this group took place in 2015. Much has happened in the last three years.

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The kids have grown like crazy – one is in college and two more will be heading that way soon.

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Precious moments.

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I spent a couple of hours with them at Centennial Lakes Park to capture the here and now.

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Precious moments indeed.

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sarah | minnesota high school senior photographer

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I used to host a monthly scrapbooking event at church and it was there that I had the chance to get to know the momma of this 2019 graduating senior. Sarah (like my children at the time) was itty bitty. And even though I have seen photos of her growing up on FB, it was still difficult to make the connection that this young woman was the same little girl stuck in my head.

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It amazes me. Sarah is the kind of person you immediately feel comfortable with – when I learned she was on her school’s speech team, it totally made sense. She radiated confidence and strength.

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Swimming is also a big part of Sarah’s life. In addition to swimming competitively, Sarah is a lifeguard. We talked about capturing a few pool images later this summer so perhaps you will see her in a future post as well.

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We spent a couple of hours together at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Here are a handful of my favorites from the day:

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It was a pleasure working with you, Sarah! I hope you have a wonderful senior year!!!

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just hanging out in the space between

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My summertime happy list: floating, grilling, going for neighborhood walks, “Moo Cow” stops, Bon Jovi Friday, IF:Table, hearty salads, cherries in season, patio dining, MEGADECK, play dates, coffee on the front porch, trips to Red Wing, corn-on-the-cob, socializing with friends, having our son home from college, sunshine, working A/C, warm breezes, bonfires, birthday parties, Blue Bunny snacks, the start of marching band season, brilliant sunsets, SO MUCH GREEN, late nights and late starts, trips to the library, driving through the country, and working with clients.

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What’s on your summertime happy list?

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