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One Strong Mama: Exercise During Pregnancy

One Strong Mama: Exercise During Pregnancy

I'm always on the lookout for helpful resources for my maternity clients, and information about exercise during pregnancy is a common request! So much is shifting in your body, and taking charge of that process can really help you feel less powerless amidst all these...

But my firstborn didn’t get newborn portraits …

But my firstborn didn’t get newborn portraits …

Many clients considering a newborn session are concerned about being “fair” to their firstborn children. They worry that it shows favoritism to order an album or a canvas for the new baby, if they don’t have one for their older children. I understand entirely! I had...

Free Gallery Design and Installation Services

Free Gallery Design and Installation Services

I am so excited to tell you about my latest offering - gallery design and installation!  My goal is always to provide the best level of service you can imagine, and then some. I don't want you to walk away from our session with a Dropbox link and a "Good luck with...

Seeing Beauty

Seeing Beauty

Can you imagine gazing at this tiny beauty every night before bed? I say "bed" and not "sleep", of course, because the beauty is a newborn and "sleep" isn't really her thing. But still, exhausted as you are, seeing her like this will tug your heart, and remind you why...

Toy Rotation: Making Old Toys Feel New Again

Toy Rotation: Making Old Toys Feel New Again

Toy rotation is awesome for everyone involved! Your kids end up enjoying their toys much more, and the amount of mess that is physically possible on any given day is greatly reduced for you. Win-win! What is Toy Rotation? Toy rotation is only having a selection of...

3 Awesome Posing Tips for Maternity Photos

3 Awesome Posing Tips for Maternity Photos

Looking and feeling your best while pregnant may feel like a tall order, but there are three simple tips for maternity photos that help every time. Are you ready? 1. Pop The Leg That's right - simply bending the knee closest to the camera can make a huge difference in...

Car Seat Safety in Winter

Car Seat Safety in Winter

Car seat safety is tricky to begin with, but throw in a Minnesota winter? Now parents are really struggling. How do you keep your baby warm without compromising their safety? No Puffy Coats in Car Seats General advice is to never put a kid in a car seat with a big...

Preparing Kids for a New Baby Sibling: 10 Tips for Success

Preparing Kids for a New Baby Sibling: 10 Tips for Success

Your firstborn has had your undivided attention for their entire life - and things are about to change, big-time. How can you make the arrival of a new baby sibling as smooth as possible? 1. Avoid Other Life Changes I was desperately hoping to have my first daughter...

Do Good Diaper Service – Cloth Diapers Made Easy

Do Good Diaper Service – Cloth Diapers Made Easy

When Peter and Kathy were new parents searching for a cloth diaper service in the Twin Cities, they came up empty. They figured they weren't the only ones stuck in this situation, so they decided to take action. The Do Good Diaper Service was born! From the start,...

The Best Baby App for Tracking Just About Everything

The Best Baby App for Tracking Just About Everything

From the very start of my pregnancy, I was on the lookout for the best baby app. Even before then, really, if you count fertility apps! I am a data geek to my core, and I knew that keeping track of my baby's eating and sleeping schedule would be important to me. As a...

Free Workshop: How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids

Free Workshop: How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids

Do you struggle with getting good pics of your children? Chances are, just a few simple adjustments could help you take better photos of your kids, without investing in expensive cameras or lighting. Join me for an informal photography workshop this weekend, and pick...

Harry Potter Newborn Photos – Baby Aurora

Harry Potter Newborn Photos – Baby Aurora

Of course we did Harry Potter newborn photos - once you decide on a Harry Potter Nursery, you have to add the portraits! In fact, I raided the nursery for props as I created these. Allow me to introduce our little Ravenclaw*, Aurora Jean.I found this perfect trunk at...

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