They both lost their spouses a few years ago… and then through healing and friends, they found each other. There can be real beauty after a storm. It’s amazing to see these two so happy, so in love and with a combined family that loves each other deeply! We started the session outside and then moved indoors where I was able to capture their everyday lives (teenagers raiding the fridge, playing the piano, games and books and more). Such a sweet group:)

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She’s my BFF, she’s an incredibly talented wedding & floral designer and her handsome son is graduating from Minneota High School this Spring! I drove down one Saturday night last month (for late night chatting, of course). Then we all woke early Sunday morning and went out to capture Hunter and small glimpses into who he is at this time in life. He’s loving, care-free, athletic, and a gentleman and I hope that I can raise my children in such a way that Lisa & Travis have done with theirs. The session wouldn’t have been complete unless we snuck in a five minute session to get a few images of the family… And I may have forced Lisa – in all her beauty – to get in front of the camera for a few, too!

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This family. This lovely, lovely family…. I adore these guys and their hearts <3. Sarah is a photographer (I know, she’s so gorgeous, she SHOULD be on the other side of the camera more often, right?!). We met years ago when I photographed their family – back when there was only two littles. Now that there’s four little cuties, we wanted to simply capture their love for one another on a beautiful hillside. I think we accomplished just that :). Enjoy this amazing family!

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Ah, another sweet little Pitz boy…. I fell in love with this family when I photographed Gradyn’s birth two years ago. Leah told me in the days leading up to Gradyn’s birth that we were going to be friends for a lifetime… I didn’t argue 😉 . I was so thrilled and honored when they asked if I’d capture B’s birth at The Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis. We knew, heading into this birth, that B wouldn’t have much time in the room with Mom & Dad and would have to go to the NICU shortly after birth for tests and monitoring. I don’t have all the science lingo behind their story, but know that a rare medical condition kept medications from working to prevent antibodies accumulating in baby B’s little body during pregnancy so not only did he have to have FOUR blood transfusions in utero, but now also a couple since his birth. HOWEVER… he’s proving how strong he is and is quite the little fighter. His body is working hard to regulate and he’s doing well! This last transfusion is likely, and hopefully, his last. We’ve been praying for our sweet little friend and his family and know that The Lord has His hands in this process. Can’t wait to see you and snuggle you soon, little B!

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