We flew out to meet Ellie and James in Las Vegas for their engagement session earlier this month. It was quick 2 day trip but we literally had a blast! The Sign Museum requires permits and a few hoops to jump through but it was sooo worth it! I will never say no to an adventure engagement session! If you want to do something fun, unique, and bold, I'm your gal!
Sohee and Hyunjay will be married this summer and they wanted to try out the venue before their ceremony. The flowers at Como Park in St. Paul are insanely beautiful right now! I highly suggest that if you like bold colors, you go stroll through the conservatory, too!
We rented the space for 30 minutes (yes, this session was done in 30 minutes!!) and they were so happy and adorable together. These two will be married in a traditional Korean ceremony in June and I am so excited for them!
Aren't they the cutest?!
This sweet family is brand new to me! I LOVE meeting local families and could not adore this one more. They are all so gentle with Charlie who seems to roll with all the silliness and chaos. He is quite a good sitter at 9 months and rocked all of his new modeling poses!
I love seeing this family! They continue to drive from Hastings, MN for their child milestone sessions and this time, they brought their third sweet boy in for his 6 month old milestone pics. I love earthy and modern hues in the studio and I was so excited to use some of my new props for their studio session.
First year milestones are best at Newborn, 3-6, 9, and 12 months. At 12 months, we will do a milk bath and or cake smash! Milestones include client closet, props and styling so all you'll need are a few snacks and kiddo(s) willing to have a little fun.
What a treat to meet Quinn! I can't get over how sweet these three boys are!!
When we planned for their engagement session, we wanted to include a waterfall. Upon arriving to the perfect location, we found the entrance to be blocked off and absolutely no access. While it was very disappointing, these two were so sweet and rolled with the punches. Turns out, there was some kind of flood to a building by the waterfall and it's a hazard/landslide concern so nobody has access at this time.
So, we went to plan B and headed over to Taylors Falls where these two giggled and laughed the entire time. These two really enjoy being together and it was so refreshing to see how they feed off each other.
All was going well until Monica tossed a little snow in Curtis' direction. Being the sweetheart he is, he took advantage of a little pay back and took the snow toss to a new level! Check out how it turned out below!
Spoiler alert... they remain engaged and plan to live happily ever after.
Alyson and Ryan were married at The Jerome in Delano, Mn.
They had a great vendor lineup to help them with their day and it was absolutely perfect!
Ryan and his son got ready at Lupine Brewing and shared some really sweet moments! Jagger's little fingers worked hard to make his daddy feel put together and well loved before their big day!
Alyson and her ladies got ready at The Jerome and it was a beautiful setting. The lighting was perfect and the exposed brick was a dream!
From the first look through the final dances, their day was magical! Enjoy some sneak peeks and don't forget to check out their vendor lineup!
Florals //Delano Floral and Gifts
Venue // The Jerome
Gown // Luxe Bridal
Tuxes // The Temple
Rings // Setterberg Jewelers
Transportation // Stahlke Bus Service
Hair and MU // Natural Roots Salon; Makeup - Taylored Beauty (@tayloredbeauty4you)
DJ // Behind the Board DJ Entertainment
Catering // This Little Piggy Catering
Wedding Stationary // Royal Printing
Desirae and Brady wanted beautiful indoor photos for their engagement session so we went for the tropics in St. Paul! I will never get sick of shooting in humid beautiful settings, especially in frigid February.
They are getting married at the MN Landscape Arboretum later in 2022 so they wanted a similar setting but a little variety. Como Park Conservatory was the perfect balance.
She wore such a pretty maroon dress from Baltic Born and the blue sapphire she rocks is stunning! He wore a classic black button down that complimented her look so well.
••• Mommy + Me // MINIS •••
I am so excited to invite you back to my Mother's Mini Greenhouse sessions!
Online booking and details here:
Elizabeth moved to MN and while she has a great job, she wanted some updated headshots to show her current style and confidence in her role.
Headshots are not just needed when you have employment changes. Here are 5 solid reasons to get a new headshot:
It is recommended you get a new headshot every 1-2 years so that your business partners/clients recognize you. Have you ever looked up a professional online or received a card with their image but had a "wow" moment when you met them in person?
It's said that 87% of people are almost unrecognizable in person because they have an outdated picture on their sites or marketing materials.
When is the last time you hit the refresh button and treated yourself?
I love that Gwen and Jake were so open to doing a fun activity on their engagement session! I encourage all of my couples to think about what they love to do together and we turn their session into an actual date!
We met at the Maple Grove Loop, an ice skating rink and they looked so natural together! We got some funny looks at first but they didn't mind and these turned out so adorable!
Inside offered a cozy fireplace feel and outside had some amazing lights still up from the holidays!!
If you haven't been, check out the Loop - it's a great spot for families and engaged couples!
These two are getting married in August at the MN Landscape Arboretum and they wanted their engagement session to be there, as well.
We hit up the cutest spots and incorporated their sweet pup, Willow in some of the shots. Willow LOVED the snow and was a riot to capture. Meg had her amazing sister along to help keep Willow entertained while we focused on just the couple photos.
The weather was freezing but their stylish trench coats and winter hats kept them super warm.
After the Willow Tree site where they are getting married, we captured some photos near the waterfall and the conservatory. I am obsessed with the conservatory and had to take a bunch of macro shots. It was the perfect location to warm up and get some beautiful ring shots.
Congratulations, Meg, Seth, and Willow.
I am so excited for you guys!
Mariel and her family celebrated their growing baby with an incredibly sweet maternity session! Big sister to-be gave her mama lots of flowers so we had to incorporate them and I love it! We did lots of walking and ended up in the water with lots of giggles.
I am so excited for this family!!
Stephanie and Jake were married at the beautiful Bruentrup Heritage Farms! It's a sweet and hidden gem right in Maplewood, MN.
Stephanie had their best man dress up and sneak in to do his own first look with the groom and it was an incredibly hilarious moment!
The couple thought of every little detail and I am excited to share all the vendors that helped make this day absolutely perfect!
Venue: Bruentrup Heritage Farm
Catering: This Little Piggy Catering
DJ: Funky Turtle DJ Service
Wedding Stationary: West and Pine
Dessert: Muddy Paws Cheesecake &Brenda's Cupcakes
Hair and Makeup: Plush Beauty Lounge
Transportation: Renee's Limousines
Gowns: Luxe Bridal & Davids Bridal
Suits: Generation Tux
Rings: Shane Co.
Are you lucky enough to have a child that whines and complains about getting updated photos?
Are you frustrated at picking out adorable clothes they bitch about the entire car ride there?
Are you that parent that bribes their kids with a million treats and a unicorn if they just smile once?
Do you dread feeling defeated and scream/cry in the bathroom when it's over?
Well, you're not alone. And, you're never going to feel like this is a pleasant experience if it keeps trending this way.
I have come up with the ultimate experience and it's proving to be so E. A. S. Y!
Yes, PHOTOS THAT ARE EASY!!! REPEAT AFTER ME... MY KID WILL LOVE THIS SESSION.
OKAY, so here are the details.
You tell your kid they have to do photos for T E N (10) minutes.
They pick out whatever outfit THEY want.
You drive them to my studio with their favorite music on and NO THREATS OF BEHAVING OR SMILING NICE will be heard along the way.
They show up feeling zero pressure because you haven't put any on yourself or them.
They roll in.
I get them into doing my silly stuff and YOU yield a fist full (maybe two) of amazing photos that actually look like them!
To throw in a bonus, have your kids sit down with you when the gallery is live and let them pick their favorites. Sprinkle a few of these photos around the house or in their room. It's an experience that changes everything you thought you knew about photos!
It's brilliant. It's Easy. It's COME AS YOU ARE.
5 out of 5 kids agree, "It's great when mom doesn't threaten me."
Now booking online at www.emilytheisenphotography.com/portraits
OH. MY. GOODNESS. This sweetie and her proud big siblings were so much fun to work with. I met these guys when we moved to Buffalo and their mama runs Kid's Haven Preschool in Buffalo.
They are darling, well-behaved, and so so snuggly. I love that Missy + her hubby make one child; they all look the exact same! Do you agree?
Click the read more button below to see all the photos from Brynley's half birthday milestone. Of course, we had to grab some shots of the bigs... They were way too entertaining not to!
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