Christmas Eve Dinner
December 26, 2016

Dad really out did himself this year with Christmas Eve dinner. After mass we headed over to his place to cook up a divine feast. I am still thinking about the rice. I’m not ashamed to say that rice is my favorite food. I used to eat boxes of white rice in college with soy […]

Christmas Eve at The Basilica
December 26, 2016

Nearly every Christmas Eve I attend church with my dad at his parish, The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. It is so lovely and always puts me in the Christmas spirit. This year the church was decorated simply with tall evergreen trees and there’s always candles, of course. I love that The Basilica is […]

silver bells
December 26, 2016

“Silver Bells” has long been one of my most favorite Christmas songs. I love the classic simplicity of it and it reminds me of all the wonderful Christmas seasons I’ve spent in my beautiful metro area. This year was my second Christmas living in St.Paul and I finally got a chance to do the nighttime […]

studio session: Merry Christmas from little H
December 4, 2016

Last year I got to snap some fun Christmas photos of little H and this year we did them in the studio. I ended up setting up my new, twin Jenny Lind bed {thank you Amanda Rydell!} and white Christmas tree {I have a pink one in my home this year}. Now, have you ever […]

Petit Christmas
December 4, 2016

I can’t believe another round of Petit Christmas sessions are over and done! This fall, like every other, has flown by. It’s been hard to recognize that we’re in winter when the weather has been so weird. Thankfully we did get some snowfall before our sessions. Like last year, Mara and I shot sessions back […]

the O family on Christmas Eve Day
December 29, 2015

I feel like every time I’m invited into someone’s home for a lifestyle shoot I wonder why I don’t do them more often. We love the outdoors here in Minnesota, and people tend to really favor the fall. I do think red and orange foliage makes for breathtaking images, but so do our daily lives […]

Christmas Decor 2015
December 23, 2015

I love decorating for Christmas and usually my tree is up well before it’s socially acceptable {as in, a few days before Thanksgiving}. Then I tend to keep it up for a while after Christmas, too. I just love the sparkle, shine, and ambiance Christmas decor adds. This new home has been so fun to […]

studio session: baby’s Christmas
December 22, 2015

Last weekend my elementary school classmate Mary and her cutie pie daughter came over of a quick, studio session. These Petit Sessions are so perfect for busy, active toddlers. I love how entranced F was by my decorated tree. Those are mostly ornament from the 1950s-1960s that my mom has collected over the years for […]

Petit Christmas Sessions
December 15, 2015

I had such a fun time shooting Petit Christmas Sessions! They were truly a joy to do. Mara and I spent a significant amount of time creating the scenes and getting all the props and details for what we wanted. It was serious work, but also serious fun. In part I think why it all […]

studio session: a Christmas Saturday morning
December 13, 2015

As the weather turns cooler {not quite here in MN– such a shock! Highs in the fifties in December, wha?!}. I’m glad that I invested in some studio lighting for my apartment. It makes cloudy mornings and evenings after the sun has gone down as possible times for indoor sessions. I’m not quite sure what […]

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