Booking a session in 2014

In order to better serve our clients for the upcoming year, erin and I photography is taking a different approach on scheduling sessions this spring, summer and fall. We’ve created a calendar of dates and times for every month of the year, and all of the openings are booked on a first come – first served basis. Please read below for some of the most important changes:

• We have a limited number of Mini and Full sessions on each date we’re booking.
• A $50 non-refundable retainer is required within 48 hours to book your session. *
• The location of your session will be pre-determined by us, about 1-2 weeks prior to your date.
• All session are booked in an outdoor location, unless otherwise noted (newborn sessions are in-home).
• Your session will have one back up date, in the event of a rain cancellation or reschedule on our part. In the event that you cannot make your back up date, you’ll have to book a new session.

*Your retainer goes towards your final balance. If you cancel your session at any time, your retainer is non-refundable. If your session is rescheduled by us, you may apply your retainer towards the rescheduled session. The remaining balance is due on or before your session date, no exceptions. You can pay your retainer and session fee by check, cash or pPaypal

We anticipate a full calendar early on and we don’t want to turn anyone away! Be sure to book early to get your session locked in! 🙂

Your session can be booked by emailing us at Emails are answered in order they are received. please allow 72 business (weekday) hours for a reply.



As always, we leave you with a picture of a sweet little baby boy, Starlin.



Family vacation to Duluth

Although it wasn’t our first choice of either Mexico or Florida, we decided to take a short family vacation to Duluth to spend some quality time together. I haven’t been to Duluth in over 15 years, and at first I wasn’t super excited to go, but I am so glad we did. Duluth is absolutely beautiful, and we had so much fun in 3 short days! Here are some photos from our trip!

The drive there was only 2 hours, and it actually went by pretty fast! We listed to a lot of music, and played “I spy” at least 2 times!

When we got there, it was too early to check in at our hotel, so we decided to hit up Canal Park for a couple of hours. First stop was “Canal Park Brewing Company” for lunch and a beer! Don’t worry, Charli just wanted to pose with the beer, she didn’t drink any of course. 

Our first night there we stayed at the Edgewater Hotel and Waterpark. We LOVED it, and so did the kids. We will definitely go back there sometime! Wasn’t cheap, but worth it. The best part was roasting marshmallows at night by the fire!


The next day we went to watch a sand castle contest at a  local beach called Park Point Beach. By the time we got there, it was almost over, so we found our own spot to hang out. It was BEAUTIFUL!!

That afternoon we decided to take the drive to Gooseberry Falls. On the drive there, we came across a beautiful field of yellow flowers and an old thrift store that has been closed for a few years, and found out the building and everything inside was for sale for $275,000. If I could afford it, I would up and move there right now, and start my own thrift shop!! We also saw the weirdest thing on the way there.. a truck with a dead squirrel on the bumper. How in the world did it get there?

We decided to take a 3 mile hike from Gooseberry Falls to a beach called “Agate Beach”. Let me tell you, that hike was definitely worth it, even knowing we were SO tired and hot when we got there! It felt like a dream, and we even had a little fog that evening. I could have stayed there for hours, but it was already getting late.

The next morning we hit up the Lake Superior Zoo. I wasn’t impressed, but after realizing most of the exhibits were closed due to the floods last year, I am still glad we went to see the animals and to donate money to help rebuild the zoo. Our favorite part was the twin monkeys that mommy was nursing together. So cute!

The last day there we hung out at Canal Park, had a great lunch at Angie’s Cantina, and even went on a family bike ride! We will definitely be back next year, and this time we will pay the money to stay at a log cabin on the water I think!









girls day at the farm

My cousin Jocelyn and I took the girls to the Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista, and had such an amazing time! I highly recommend this place to any of my friends! We were able to sit with the animals and play with them, and we did not feel rushed at all. I was a little nervous, as I was expecting the same crowds you get when going to the zoo to see the baby animals, but when we got there, that wasn’t the case at all! We even went on a hike to learn how they make their own maple syrup, and even got to taste the sap right out of the maple trees!


Gale Woods Farm | Trinity - April 20, 2013 - 10:02 pm

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My little boy turns 7!

The day you were born,
you touched my soul.
You were the missing link,
that made my life whole.

Those beautiful blue eyes,
stare at me in awe.
Gazing at the woman
Who just became your mom















Max, 7 years ago today you came into our lives and we couldn’t imagine our lives without you! At first I was scared at the thought of raising a son, as I grew up with all girls. But now I love every second of playing Legos and Skylanders with you, and wrestling around until one of us gets hurt. You are an amazing brother to your little sister, and she absolutely adores you!

Today as we celebrate your birthday, I sit back and thank GOD for you coming into our lives, and get excited thinking about what the future holds for you!

As most of you know, Andi and I spend our days photographing loving families, and sometimes I stop and remember that I need to pick up the camera and photograph my own children more often. Max and I spent the day together a couple of weeks ago, and we decided to travel around town to take his 7 year portraits. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! He has grown up into such a young man, and I really think it shows in these photos.. we love you little man!



Dena - March 2, 2013 - 12:11 pm

He looks so big!!!!!!!! Happy birthday max!!!