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!

Erica + Danny

Once upon a time, waaaaay back in July, Erica and Danny got married. This wedding was especially wonderful to be a part of because Emily Griffith and I had a mini photography reunion and we both got to take pictures. (Lemon Lime Studios, anyone??)  

I loved being a part of Erica and Danny's day and wish we could do it all over again. I wish you both all the best as you continue your journey as newlyweds!

Fall Minis!

 The info:

When and Where?

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Highland Park - St. Paul, MN

-In case of bad weather, mini sessions will take place September 24th. If there's bad weather on the 24th, mini sessions will likely just be cancelled. 

How much and what do you get?


30 minute session

15 digital images

+Choice of 3 mini accordion books, 1 5x5 or 5x7 wood print, or 5 additional digital images


Available Times:

8:00 - taken!

8:30 - taken!

9:00 - taken!

9:30 - taken!

10:00 - taken!

10:30 -  taken!

11:00 - taken




Contact with questions or to reserve your spot! A $100 non refundable deposit is required to officially book a spot. (If minis are cancelled due to weather, all money will be refunded!)

Colin + Jessica

Colin and Jessica got married on a summer day in the Forest Lake area earlier this summer. And what a lovely day it was.

Between the two of them, they've got five (FIVE!) wonderful kids. They all added an extra bit of energy and life to an already love-filled day. 

Colin and Jessica are building a beautiful life together. And, I can imagine they are not often bored with their gaggle of children. Enjoy the start of your married life, you two! I'm so happy I got to be a part of your day!

Theo: {3 Months Old}

Theo is my second cousin...or is first cousin once removed? I don't know. But I'm lucky enough to be related to him and to have taking his 3 month pictures not too long ago. Lucky me!

I laughed out loud more than once at Theo's expressions while I was editing. He is old enough to know that it's out of the norm to have a stranger with a camera in face, but not quite old enough to know how to smile on demand. The good news for Theo is that he's adorable no matter what he does. And, he hands down wins the award for the longest baby yawn I've ever photographed.

You're perfect, Theo! It's so fun to watch you grow and change!


Maureen will be a senior at Minnetonka High School this fall. She is beautiful and talented. (She is good at way too many things to be listed on this blog post -- figure skating and singing among the top two.) I would happily take her picture at her lovely home any day of the week.

Congrats, Maureen! Best of luck with your senior year!

Attention Northfield!

For me, the majority of 2017 has been consumed with moving. Decluttering, listing our house, showing our house, selling our house, looking for a new house, finding a house, packing everything we own, and then finally landing in our new digs. This process took the better part of 5 months. And now, I am slowly digging my way out of our piles of moving boxes and getting settled in our new community.

Well, it's sort of a new community.

We ended up in beautiful Northfield, MN. And technically, I grew up here. But, it feels new since now I'm all grown up with a husband and 3 kids and have been gone for over 15 years. We weren't expecting our house search to take us quite this far away from the east metro, but we couldn't pass up all that Northfield has to offer. So, here we are! 

>>>Just for the record, I am still most definitely taking photos in the Twin Cities as well. Northfield really isn't that far away...I promise! <<<

To celebrate our big move being over and joining a new community...Paper Lemon Photography has two big photography deals specific to Northfield!

First off, the first person to book a summer photo session gets 50% off! (Family, newborn, senior, engagement...anything goes!)

-The discount deal includes any package, and/or any printing

-The photo session must take place in Northfield (or really close by!)

-The photo session must take place by August 15, 2017


Second, the first person to book a wedding in Northfield (or really close by) gets 40% any wedding package! That's a big discount, folks.

Spread the word, fellow Northfielders! My camera is eager to get out and explore the land of cows, colleges and contentment.

Email me! 


This is Olive.

She loves snow.

And she waited very patiently for a day to finally arrive where there was enough snow in which to do her senior photos. (Who'da thunk finding snow in Minnesota in winter would be so hard??)

Lucky for us, the most perfect snowy morning arrived not too long ago and I think it was well worth the wait. Thanks for inviting me to trudge through the snow to take photos of you, Olive! Best of luck with the remainder of your senior year.

February: Sharing the Love!

February. It's still cold. It's still dark and gray. BUT>>>we are getting closer to warmth, sunshine, and green grass.

It's become tradition for me to do some sort of wedding giveaway in February. (It is the month containing Valentine's Day, after all!)  This year, instead of one big giveaway, I decided to share the love. ANYONE who books between now and the end of the month gets a 20% discount on any wedding package. 

Email me for more details on pricing and availability!