Archive: ‘Maternity’

Highlights from 2012 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Photographer

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I’m having a hard time realizing it’s 2013 already. My head is in denial about the passage of time and most days, when it comes time for me to date something, I start to write August. Just a little behind, there.

Part of the reason time flew so quickly in 2012 is because I had my busiest year as a photographer since opening up shop four years ago. From newborn and maternity photos to sessions with children and their families to high school senior portraits, I met wonderful clients at each one, and it’s been an honor to help tell their stories through photography. I also started working more in commercial and corporate photography, photographing a company’s employee appreciation picnics and the launch of a new company car, shooting cupcakes and treats for a new bakery and creating head shots for business professionals.

I’m looking forward to an even better 2013, filled with more creative opportunities and meeting new people along the way. Here are some of the highlights for Salina J Photography in 2012. You’ll see portraits taken at my studio in Burnsville and on-location in spots found across the Twin Cities and in clients’ homes.

Clients are booking through April now, so if you’re interested in hearing more about my services for your family or your business, contact me at salina@salinajphotography.com. I look forward to hearing your ideas and making the visions come to life.

A Little Baby Girl on Her Way – Minneapolis, MN Maternity Photographer

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Kristi and Ryan came to the studio the day before Thanksgiving for maternity portraits, so that they could document the time leading up to the birth of their first baby. Kristi looked amazing, and it was wonderful to get Ryan into some of the portraits, as well. Dads may not carry the babies in their bodies, but they’re just as excited to meet the new little ones. While all of her portraits were gorgeous, I especially loved the dramatically-lit ones we created at the end of the session.

Kristi and Ryan’s baby is here and we already did the newborn session, but those images will be coming later!

New Little Twins Fan on His Way – Minnesota Maternity Photographer

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Aaron and Corinne are expecting a baby boy very soon! We did their maternity portraits in Lakeville last week shortly before the sun set – the beautiful light gave the happy couple a warm glow and a bit of sun flare. Corinne looks great (look at that perfect, round belly!) and is feeling well as the weeks wind down.

The baby’s room is set up in a sports theme and is incredibly cute, but I can’t share those photos yet because the baby’s name is up in letters on the wall and they are keeping the name a secret! Big sister Hailey was very excited to show me all the clothes she’d picked out for her new brother to wear home from the hospital. I love the anticipation of a new baby! Can’t wait to hear news of the arrival and to do the newborn session for the little guy.

And Baby Makes Five – Minneapolis Maternity Photographer

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

When I was pregnant with our last baby, I decided I wanted maternity photos done. With all the other babies, and up to that point in the last pregnancy, I’d just done the self-portrait-in-the-bathroom-mirror thing or maybe asked asked my husband to snap a few shots on a day I wasn’t feeling too huge. So when I was just a few weeks from delivering my friend and fellow photographer Kristin came to our house to do some family portraits and some solo pregnancy photos of me and my belly. I am SO happy to have those photos now, my only regret is that I didn’t do them with the other children! But even having professional maternity photography done with one child will help you remember all of your pregnancies when the children are grown.

I was happy to return the favor for Kristin and her family! They are expecting baby #3 this month, and everyone is so excited. Soon-to-be big sister Paige showed me all of the baby’s gear (that she has appropriated for use by her dolls) and the oldest, Riley, had a big grin every time he talked about the upcoming arrival.

We started the session at the their home for some relaxed photographs, then headed to a family member’s farm. What a gorgeous setting! Rolling pasture, weathered structures, and incredible texture of peeling paint on what I was told is a quonset (I’ll take their word for it!).

Can’t wait to hear that baby #3 has arrived!


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