Posts tagged “family.

Foley Family // Hudson WI Mini Session

With the busy wedding season I had this year, October crept up on me before I was ready for it. I have done mini sessions for the past few years, and just about let them pass this year unintentionally. Thankfully this family reminded me and we met at Weitkamp park in Hudson, WI on a chilly morning to capture some family photos. The two boys are so energetic and full of life and laughter. It was so fun working with all of them and capturing the sweetest smiles against the beautiful fall colors.

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Belisle Family // Stillwater Boom Site

There is so much love for this sweet family of four. I have had to opportunity to work with them three times now and have been blessed by them every time. I first met the Belisle family two years ago when their son turned one, then again in this June on the day their daughter was born. Then I got to see them all again four months later to capture some updated family photos. We met at the Boom Site in Stillwater, MN and had a great time wandering the woods along the St. Croix River. It has been a true joy to watch and document this family grow throughout the years.

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Miller Birth Day // Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater, MN

Hours old and cute as a button. This precious baby girl came a few days earlier than expected, but mom and baby are doing great! I met this beautiful family of four in the newly remodeled birth center at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater, MN. I had the privileged of capturing the siblings meeting for the first time and let me tell you, it was a beautiful. It’s times like this that can never be recreated. Moments that can steal your heart.

Congratulations Miller family! Thank you for letting me be a small part in such a big day for your family!

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White Bear Lake, MN // Family Portraits

On occasion I will photograph family portraits, and then wonder why I don’t do it more often because I had so much fun working with Kalia, her husband and her family. Beautiful people, inside and out. We had the perfect summer evening and beautiful locations in Washington Square Park in White Bear Lake.

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Sam & Naomi // Wedding Photography

Naomi’s older sister Hannah, introduced Naomi to Sam at Fort Wilderness Camp in 2013 where they were all working for the summer. Because Sam already knew Hannah and some stories of Hannah’s family,  Naomi recalls the first thing Sam ever said to her was “Hi Naomi! So I hear you like poop.” Now, though I don’t know the context of this, and nor do I think I really want to, it was the start of a beautiful love story between Naomi and Sam. Over the years their relationship evolved and deepened. They dated long distance for awhile before Naomi decided to move to Iowa to be closer to Sam. Their wedding took place on a beautiful spring day, where though it was muddy, the sun was warm and their faces shown bright with love for each other and for the Lord. Congratulations Sam and Naomi!

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Jackson // Newborn Photography

I cannot get enough of this cute little family of four with adorable newborn Jackson. This family welcomed me into their home on an overcast drizzly morning just five days after Jackson made his appearance into this world. This family has beautiful hearts, smiles and (nerd alert) window light in their house (I mean, com’on! Not every house has beautiful light that allows for the entire session to look stunning in black and white). Older brother Emmett was so gentle and loving to his little brother. This family is truly precious and it was a blessing to share and document this stage in all of their lives.

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Fall Mini Sessions // Birkmose Park Hudson WI

It’s hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again! Fall mini sessions will be offered this year on Saturday October 10, 2015 at Birkmose Park in Hudson, WI. I’ve added 10 extra minutes to the session length from last year and kept the 5 digital images (with print release!) and 10% off prints and products the same. These sessions are a great and easy opportunity to capture images for your holiday cards, to give as gifts during the holiday season or simply to finally get an updated family portrait that you’ve been putting off for a few years now. All families, couples and even high school seniors are welcomed. Sessions will be booked during the morning and late afternoon hours on October 10th. Contact Kelly with morning or afternoon preference to figure out time slots available. Contact me today with any questions or to reserve your spot. Times fill up quickly so don’t delay.

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The $99 (+tax) session fee will be due at the time of the session. Rescheduling due to rain will be figured out on a one to one basis with Kelly.


Logan // Minnehaha Senior Portraits

I first met Logan almost 10 years ago now. His older sister was my neighbor and good friend in the door rooms freshman year of college. At the time he was a young spirited little kid. Now, he is a senior in high school on the varsity football team with aspirations of becoming an engineer some day. Over the years I have had the privilege and honor of photographing Logan’s two older sisters, Shaina and Stacie, so it was such a joy for me to now photograph the youngest sibling in this incredible family.  Have a fantastic senior year Logan and best wishes to your future!

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Austad Family

Two big milestones at once! Ailee is now 6 months, sitting up on her own and is full of smiles! Jude turned 3 and this year we photographed him with a few of his favorite things, trucks, his teddy bears and books! How can they be so big already? These little ones are growing up just way too quickly. However, they do continue to get cuter with age so I guess there is nothing wrong with that.  We topped off the session with a quick and beautiful family portrait.
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Ailee // Newborn Photography

This post is late, since little Ailee is almost 4 months old now, but the images were too cute to not share. If her eyes are closed in any of the photos, they are deceiving, this little beauty did not sleep more than a wink during the entire session, but she wasn’t fussy either, so it turned out well. I will post her 3 month photos soon, so stay tuned!

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Kaiser Family

Happy Friday everyone! Today I’d like you to meet the Kaiser family, my aunt, uncle and cousin. If you know me or my mom, you’ll see the resemblance to Marianne in these pictures. Over Thanksgiving we traveled to Illinois to visit them and my grandma, so we did a little family session one morning. This is also the first shoot I used my new photo baby – the Nikon D810. I’m really happy with the camera, and how these images turned out. Enjoy!

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Austad Family // Hudson WI Maternity Photographer

This beautiful family is growing!! Today is actually the due date, but their beautiful, healthy, baby girl decided to come a few days early. I figured I should probably blog their maternity session before the newborn portraits, which I am so excited to be photographing next week! Jeri is beautiful everyday, but I told her she should have lots of kids, because pregnancy looks so good on her, she just glows, and if Jude is any indication, she has really cute kids. She told me that would not be happening, but I still think she should. I cannot wait to meet the fourth member of their family soon. Stay tuned for the newborn pictures. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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Belisle Family Portraits // Hudson WI Family Photography

A little over a month ago I met the Belisle family at Willow River State Park and had the perfect fall afternoon with beautiful fall colors. We did a mix of family photos and first birthday pictures. What an adorable family and can the little guy get any more cute?! Seriously? My word. Makes your heart melt. Thanks for letting me capture this milestone in your family, I had a blast working with the three of you!

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View more images from this session on Kelly K Photo’s Facebook page.


Greg & Megan // Proposal

My heart swells with joy and happiness when thinking about this couple – Greg and Megan. For Greg is my brother, and as you will see, Megan is someone near and dear to his heart. When going into this surprise session, my own heart was pounding out of my chest, I could hardly breath and my head was in the clouds with anticipation and excitement. Phil and myself were hiding behind trees and bushes at the Lyndale Park Rose Gardens with our cameras and witnessed a love story unfold in front of our eyes. Greg had planned a special evening for Megan which included a picnic in the park, a walk around Lake Harriet and a once in a lifetime question asked at the Rose Gardens which Megan said YES to! I could not be any more happy for them. After they basked in their love for a little while, Phil and I came out from our hiding spaces and Greg pointed us out, a detail that Megan was totally surprised by. We celebrated with them and took more pictures to capture this truly special and beautiful moment in their lives – the beginning of a wonderful journey together. My little brother is grown up and I am so proud of who he has become and I cannot explain how excited I am for Megan to be joining our family. Congratulations Greg and Megan. We love you both so much!

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David & Taylor // Senior Photography

David and Taylor are a lot easier to tell apart in pictures then when they are moving around and switching outfits on you. I admittedly had a hard time during the session telling them apart, but the slight difference in their smiles and their hair cuts became apparent in the photos very quickly. Both boys are on the track and cross country teams at East Ridge High School in Woodbury so we tried to start our photo day at the school’s track. After seeing the locks and the 10 foot tall fence we altered our plans pretty quickly. Instead we started at the pavilion where they meet for cross country, then headed to the beautiful Afton State Park. The weather was perfect and I had a great time getting to know David, Taylor, their mom and their dog Trooper.

Have a great senior year Taylor and David. Best of luck deciding where you want to attend college and all that the future brings!

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Joan & John // Wedding Photography

Joan and John’s wedding was the perfect small wedding. The day was serene with wispy clouds floated peacefully in the blue sky above the back patio over looking the beautiful Saint Croix River in Stillwater, MN. Joan and John were supported by their loving daughters and their husbands. The few hours that I spent with them, there was much laughing and love. It was a privilege and honor to be in the mist of such beautiful love and family.

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Jude Parks // One Year

Jude is ONE! It’s so hard to believe – it feels like just yesterday I met him and held him in my arms. How can he be growing up so fast already? If you missed it, check out Jude’s newborn, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months. For one year, we had a quick family session in the backyard, then celebrated with a smash the cake session. It was hilarious! Jude is a curious little boy so watching his reaction the the feel and the taste of frosting for the first time was great! Happy birthday to you Jude. You are so very loved.

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If you or someone you know is interested in photographing your baby’s first year, please contact me for more information!


Jude Parks // 9 Months

My favorite little man is now 9 months old! If you missed it, check out his 3 months and 6 months to see how much he has grown. Jude is now standing and walking around when holding onto furniture. With Easter just around the corner now, we celebrated a little early with Jude rockin’ his cute Easter outfit.  Jude’s hair has also grown in dark and handsome! How can you not fall in love with the mohawk he has going?! Adorable!

Stay turned for Jude’s first birthday coming up in May!

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Jude Parks // 6 Months

Jude is now 6 months old, and as expected he’s still adorable! Jude is proudly sitting up on his own now and will be crawling soon I’m sure. It was apparent, by the lack of his normal heart melting smiles, that Jude was not feeling very well. He did perform for the camera for longer than we thought, but Jude made it obvious when he was done with our tricks, games and attempts at trying to make him smile.


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Jude (3 Month Old Photography)

Jude was super adorable for his newborn session, and he just keeps getting cuter! Jude is now 3 months old so we went to a park for a little play date. It was awesome. Cannot wait to see the cuteness that 6 months will bring.

 


Winston Robert (Newborn Photography)

Welcome baby Winston! Born 3+ weeks early, this boy is healthy and doing great. The last time I saw the Arnold family, I was photographing their first born son Clarence around his first birthday Now, less than a year later, they have two beautiful boys. I also had the privilege of taking a few of Clarence’s newborn photos, and honestly, I don’t think the two boys look much alike; at least not yet anyways. We’ll have to wait and see.

Winston likes to have his hands up by his face, or as mom calls it his “touchdown” pose. It always amazes me how babies so little can have such a personality and have their own signature traits or moves so early on in life. I hope the very best for this family and cannot wait to keep photographing the boys as they grow.


Welcome Jude. (Newborn Photography)

Meet Jude Parks. Almost one month old already. He was born on May 26th, weighing 8 lbs, 8 oz and 21 3/4 inches long. The day he was born, I developed this nasty cold. One that kept me up at night and feeling miserable all day. I was not allowed anywhere near Jude for two weeks. It was a long waiting period while I rested and tried to feel better. Finally, I was able to meet Jude and take his photographs. He is such a cute little peanut and for the time I spent with him, really cooperative. He’s a natural in front of the camera, just like his mom and dad.


J&J (Maternity Photography)

I have known Jeri for about 6 years now. We met the same summer she met her husband, Justin. In the six years we’ve known each other, we’ve both graduated from college, transferred jobs, and have moved about 9 times total between the two of us. Jeri and Justin got married and I was a bridesmaid in the wedding. I got married, and Jeri was a bridesmaid for me. Now, Jeri is expecting her first son by the end of May! I could not be more excited for Jeri and Justin. They will be wonderful parents. I had the amazing privileged of taking some maternity photos for them this last Friday. It was a blast. Jeri and Justin are the cutest couple and I love watching how they interact with each other. They just glow with love, joy and respect. Their son will be a very blessed little man.