Mini Sessions are Coming!

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Fall is just around the corner and I’m itching for some minis! With any luck, we’ll catch some lovely early evening light along with the fall colors. Here’s the scoop:



1/2 hour session

8 digital files of your choice


Saturday, September 28th (with a back up day of October 6th)


Northfield, MN (Exact location TBD)

Time Slots:

3:30 - Taken

4:00 - Taken

4:30 - Taken

5:00 - Taken

5:30 - Taken

6:00 - Taken

6:30 - Taken

A few more details:

> If the weather is bad, mini sessions will take place on Saturday, October 6th instead. But, the weather will be perfect.

>To officially book a slot, email me!

Hooray for fall!!!!


The Schlatters

The dear people in this family have become some of my very favorite Northfielders in the last couple of years and I was lucky enough to take pictures of them at St. Olaf earlier this summer.

Lincoln gets a gold star for her super big sister powers and her sweet smile. And, Baby Ingrid - I loved every one of your rapid mood changes from sad to happy depending on if you were being held, or free to roam. A girl’s got to run when a girl wants to run.

This photo session was a blast. You’re an adorable group, Schlatter family!

The Stanfords

I used to be so consistent about blogging photo sessions. And it’s so fun to blog photo sessions. But all good things take time and here it is several months after my last blog post.

Here are a few of the cute, cute Stanford Family. St. Olaf College and downtown Northfield — once again, you did not disappoint with your summer beauty. Thanks for the fun session, Stanfords!

Catherine & Michael

Fast forward a few months from Catherine and Michael’s engagement pictures and you have their wedding! And what a beautiful wedding it was. The Mill City Museum and Stone Arch Bridge area proved once again to be a perfect setting.

Congratulations to Catherine and Michael! It was so fun to be a part of your day. I am in love with both of your giant, happy smiles. And, you have a lot to be happy about!

Caseye + Tom {Engagement}

Caseye + Tom + the golden hour is a pretty wonderful combination.

Not pictured are the billions of mosquitos that attacked us at the beginning of the session. (Seriously -- the worst mosquitos I have ever experienced and I've been a Minnesotan for a looong time.) Thank goodness for a random old can of bug spray still in my car from who knows how many summers ago. 

I can't wait for your upcoming wedding, Caseye and Tom! I'm pretty sure I can guarantee no mosquitos in November.

The Gardners

Oh, the sweet Gardner family. 

I have been lucky enough to photograph this crew on more than one occasion and somehow they keep getting more and more wonderful. It must be all of the beautiful children they keep adding to their family. 

The newest addition this time around was little Lucy - one week old. She has her work cut out for her keeping up with big brother and sister, but I have a feeling she'll do just fine. 

Great to see you, Gardner clan!

Spring Minis!

Spring Mini sessions are coming to Northfield! We are all SO ready for warmer weather, aren't we? Let's celebrate spring finally arriving by taking pictures!

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Session Details:

1/2 Hour Session

-10 digital images

+ Choice of:

     -5 additional images

     -5x5 or 5x7 wood print


     -3 mini accordion books

Cost: $175

Location: Outdoor Northfield Location TBD!



11:30 - taken!



1:00 - taken!




Other information:

-$100 deposit due at time of booking

-In case of bad weather, June 3rd will be our back up day. 

Cohen: {Newborn}

Baby Cohen decided to enter the world a few weeks too early for us to do maternity photos of his mama. But, I gotta say, he's pretty cute now that he's on the outside. So, I won't hold a grudge.

Cohen's equally adorable big sister, Hazel, is about 16 months old. So, this wonderful set of parents have two children under the age of 1.5 and therefore deserve some sort of medal.

Loved meeting you, Miner family! Thanks for providing me with a good dose of newborn baby sweetness.

Fall Festival

I hit the jackpot with my family of in-laws. 

Growing up as an only child, I never knew if I would have nieces and nephews. And, what do you know...I somehow married into a family where I have six of them! And really good ones. sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, parents-in-law? All wonderful. Lucky me!

We all gathered for the First Annual OtteHermmZande Fall Festival back in October. My contribution to the weekend's activities was family photos for all. And, here's a little look into a few of them. 

Lookin' good OtteHermmZande's!

The Metz Family

One of my favorite parts of my job is that it reconnects me with people from the past. In this case, the far, far, FAR distant past of high school.

Somehow, enough years have flown by for Jill and I to have children who are likely close to the age we were when we first met...not sure how that happened. But, lucky for me, I got to meet Jill's family and take pictures of them in the beautiful Carleton Arb at SUNSET! And, let me tell you, when it comes to personality...and pure cuteness...these children have GOT it. (Not to mention those DIMPLES that I can't get over.)

It was great to see you, Metz family!