Monthly Archives: April 2009

two good friends/ minneapolis teen photographer

i rang my neighbor/friend early sunday morning…as i peeked out my window in disappointment when i saw the drizzle and the dark, gray sky. i had a HUGE list of things to try with these two girls and throw in their moms on a few for fun. I picked up the girls, and their moms...

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happy birthday Allie

it just doesn’t get much better than this…taking a good friend to grand rios straight after school on friday, swimming and playing in the game room there….having a sleepover at your house, and a mini photo shoot to end the celebration. a great time with a good friend…nice and mellow and low key…mom’s favorite too:)...

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which edit is your favorite?/minneapolis child photographer

my daughter turns 12 this saturday…boy, time has flown by!!! i’d love it if you’d take a moment and let me know which edit you truly find most appealing/which edit speaks to you the most. thanks in advance:) ***btw, i think the second one, the basic color image, is my least favorite…hmmmmm! shelley

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clothing links

i spent some time this morning and i added a few more clothing links to my blog. i often get asked what looks best on kids, etc. as my website states, white is my least favorite color to photograph. i really like bright, fun colors…not pastels. if a toddler has light skin, light hair and...

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canvas wraps

i posted a thread on one of my favorite photography boards today-asking where my clients can purchase canvas wraps, without going through me and a pro account:) i didn’t get much of a response and i was surprised by that. what i do know…is that www.mpix.com does a wonderful job with canvas gallery wraps at...

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just playing a bit

my last maternity client asked for a spash of color on the heart on her tummy on a bw image. so, here it is! also, i played a bit on two images of little M. lightened the one heavily, and added texture to the other one for fun:) thanks for peeking!

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i was surfing a bit tonight

and i ran across this website for fun and unique maternity wear. for anyone that knows me, i’m all about comfort and my clothing in the winter months pretty much amounts to my velour sweatsuits and my merrells:) i am either on shoots or behind my computer and “style” is not that important to me…i...

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M & M/ Minneapolis maternity photographer

as i promised here are more from my maternity shoot earlier this week. little M kept us on our toes, that’s for sure…but in the end i think we got some cute shots:) i am looking forward to their family shoot that we have on the calendar for july, and meeting their new bundle of...

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mini session update for mother’s day

my 11:00 and noon are both full…the 10:00 slot is still available and there is a possibility of getting the studio for 1:00 as well….depending upon the need. thanks! shelley

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double M’s

yesterday i had the pleasure of doing this maternity shoot…as she was having a C section today:) i was happy that i could get this shoot in for her/them. M brought little M with her…and i love the image where they are both on the chairs, little M wanted to be involved as well, well-at...

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what happens in dassel…stays in dassel

first off- HAPPY EASTER to all of you that peek at my blog:) second – as any of you that know me well…you know i will pretty much try anything to get a fun, unique image. third- know that i do not smoke cigarettes, nor i have i ever! fourth- the cigarettes that you do...

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things that i love

i honestly don’t know the whole story, but i stalk a woman’s blog a bit and her name is sheye rosemeyer. what i do know is that she lost a daughter and she continues to post about her daughter. ava, who appeared to be a vibrant, energetic, adorable young girl. when i read her posts…honestly,...

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a sample of what a gallery would look like

just as an example here, i am going to post an image in the three ways that i typically edit. a color boost, a slight brownish hue, and a standard bw. so, after a newborn or family shoot i tend to edit the best 25+ images and edit the same image in these three ways....

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G stands for gorgeous

i promised that i’d share a few more from my shoot with G. I truly had a hard time choosing which ones to share, as i honestly love all of them. we had so much fun using the fabric backdrops in the studio, here are just a few for your peeking! It will be fun...

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head shots

I had the pleasure of doing head shots on my friend/neighbor on Tuesday at the studio. G is just gorgeous, both inside and out and we had such a blast together. She has such beautiful hair, skin and eyes…WOW! Here is just one that i edited today…stay tuned for more to come!

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mini sessions at the studio

On Mother’s Day, Sunday May 10th, I am offering my first ever mini sessions from 10-1:00 at my studio in downtown Hopkins. Each session will run under 45 minutes and after your session I will make a gallery of the best 10 edited images and the fee is $75.00 for both the session and the...

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another before and after

here is another photo of my daughter, i know…i know, i really ought to post some of my son here real soon:) anyways, i took A to the studio yesterday to play a bit. unfortunately, i let her pack her own clothes and when we got there, she had nothing really fun to take photos...

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so tired of this, even though it’s beautiful

this is what i see when i look out my back windows. i truly am blessed to have a wooded backyard. i drove around lake minnetonka this morning after i dropped my son off at a birthday party, the snow on the trees was truly breathtaking and i wished i had my camera with me....

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harrison

this is an image of harrison, the iguana, at the riu jalisco pool last week. the kids named him:) i popped the color a bit and added a slight vignette on this image…but that’s it. i pretty much risked my life to get within inches of harrison…JK:)he was totally harmless! the kids were petting him...

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photoshop edit

i just love dramatic black and white images…on this one of miss A i did a contrasty bw with and edge burn…i love this image even though she has a BIG wad of gum in her mouth that she wouldn’t take out for her photographer mom:)

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studio 7

as many of my clients know, i found a space in hopkins that i decided to pursue and low and behold i enticed 6 of my other photographer friends to join with me in this adventure. i am so blessed:) we took occupancy on march 1st…but i did not do a post about it last...

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baby A

i had the pleasure of spending about 4 hours with baby A and her delightful family. yes, newborn shoots can run around 3 hours typically…and this one definitely did, but it was well worth it. i invited kelly of www.kellyjennephotos.com to come along with me and i was so glad to have her there with...

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my own bo derek and her dad

here is a photo of my daughter in her bo derek braids from last week and my husband, the mastermind of my website and blog. i owe so much to him…as i truly could not do this without him. so many people that i know in this business have never my husband, which is truly...

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baby K

i had the pleasure of taking maternity images before this gorgeous little bundle was born.  i was thrilled to go back on-location to capture these images for their family.  so glad to see some pink in their home now!  she has the most gorgeous nursery and all…and more shoes than i could count:) she’s one lucky girl…loved by all...

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the rebel in me

decided to post a picture of a sunset in puerta vallarta this morning…instead of going on my deck to take a gorgeous photo of the snow on the branches that surround my home. the snow is very pretty today, but just not wanted on april fools day. how sweet is this…and i’m not really into...

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