Minneapolis Family Session / Nicole, Kelly, Maddi + Lady
Nicole and Kelly met while working at a local yoga studio. They both love being active and would share morning runs. Needless to say, they clicked immediately. A few years ago, they were married on a rainy spring day at the Nicollet Island Inn and last year, they added a new addition to their family, Madeline aka Maddi. They wanted to get the whole family, including their sweet dog, Lady, together for an official picture, so they gathered at my studio in NE Minneapolis for a family session.
Maddi, like most little ones, was a little shy at first. She has big bright blue eyes and the sweetest pink cheeks. Lady, however, was as excited as could be and made herself right at home. After a quick change, Maddi was ready for her close up, and she walked, giggled and played about the studio. Nicole put an adorable white head band with a bow on her head that Maddi wasn’t feeling- she kept pulling it over her eyes and off her head. She was being silly, and it made for some great moments.
Everyone gathered on the couch for some classic smiling portraits, but what I loved most about their Minneapolis family session was how playful everyone was. It’s a true challenge to get both a baby and a pup to stay still for more than a few second. Instead of forcing stillness, Nicole and Kelly embraced it which made their images so genuine and fun.
There’s no greater honor than being able to photograph a family as it grows and develops. When wedding clients of mine come to me for their newborn and future family sessions, it really makes me feel special.
Nicole and Kelly’s milestones are below. I’m so happy for these two amazing humans!
Maddi’s new born photos
Nicole and Kelly’s Wedding