Carlson's Orchard: Karaniemi Family

Kelsi & Al are a stunning couple and have the most adorable little girl, Isabelle. She’s now a one-year-old and has the cutest, spunky personality. For the past three years, I have been honored to document their wedding day, maternity session, newborn session, and each session amazes me. It’s rewarding to photograph the milestones of ones life and share these joys through images. For this family session, we went to the Carlson’s Orchard & Bakery in Winsted, Minnesota. If you haven’t visited this apple orchard, put it on your to do list! ;) You won’t be disappointed. They have amazing soup & salads, apple pie, apple crisp, and apple everything…oh, and I can’t forget the apple cider! :)

Apple orchards are the perfect setting for a family photo session and if you know me, I absolutely love, LOVE, the apple season! I worked at an apple orchard growing up, so it brings back fond memories of apple picking, and of course, that wonderful, sweet aroma of cinnamon mixed in with an apple crisp, baking in the oven on a chilly, Autumn day. Sigh! Who knew that the sight and smell of an apple could bring such joy to my heart. Anyways, this session did just that. It was a joy filled evening, topped with a honey crisp apple! Enjoy!

Minnesota Newborn: Sweet Clara

Sweet Clara, was born on August 16th, 2018. She was much, a pleasant surprise to her parents, as they were expecting her to arrive into this world a few weeks later. :) I feel so lucky to have documented this sweet, Clara’s newborn session. She was an angel! I want to share these images with you, because, new life is so precious. Simply, babies are miracles. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! :)

Aspen, Colorado - Mini Sessions

Hello my friends!      

COLORADO. 

This gorgeous state is one state I would love to continue to travel to for work and leisure time.  The mountains, hiking, fresh air, family, friends, and memories are what bring me back to this place to which, I once called, home.  Living in this beautiful state for 6+ years, makes it a bit peculiar to choose Minnesota lake shores over the stunning, mountainous, Colorado backdrop.  However, each state has its own beauty, and Colorado will forever be a place close to my heart.  

FAMILY + CHILDREN MINI SESSIONS.   

Family and children portraits are what I truly enjoy.  As a photographer and documenting memories, it's remarkable to watch a child's personality develop, and this of course, is captured through a lens.  Family. Friends. Neighbors. Mothers. Fathers. Sisters. Brothers.  We all have a place here and I enjoy working as a photographer.  I love what I do, and that is truer than true!  ;) 

Below,  are images I'd love to share with you, which were taken on a recent work trip to Colorado for mini sessions.  Enjoy!

Cheers,

Anne

 

Allison's Bridal Shower

Happy Wednesday!

I am honored to share with you, a few images taken at the Le Meridian Hotel, from a recent bridal shower in Minneapolis, MN.  Allison, is a beautiful bride-to-be and this bridal shower couldn't have been more perfect!  It was a sunny, gorgeous day, and a room full of beautiful shades of spring color, family, and friends.  

I hope you all can enjoy this essence of phenomenal lighting, the top floor of the Le Meridian Hotel offers.  Lighting makes for beautiful images, however, I always say, the subjects make the image, and that of course, is true!  Every subject holds beauty, which show in many ways, and I document their beauty through a lens.  

Cheers,

Anne


Heath + Jessica

...Since it has been beautiful, sunny, and warm weather here in Minnesota, I would like to share an engagement session taken in the frigid cold, at the Centennial Lakes Park in Edina, Minnesota!  ;)  

Heath + Jessica.  Their love story began as a blind date, which progressed with spending more time together and turned into something new, something special, and something life-long lasting, an engagement to be married.  Heath and Jessica both love ice skating at the Centennial Lakes Park, the many walks with Jessica's dog Juno, camping, spending time at the Mitchell farm, and of course, nights out for dinner and Jazz with Heath's parents. 

Time passed and they had been dating for nearly two years.  Heath took Jessica out to a lovely dinner at the Nicollet Island Inn followed by a horse-drawn carriage ride.  Afterwards,  along they went, to the St. Paul Hotel (where Heath's parents were engaged) and he proposed to Jessica.  She said yes.  That's it.  The End.

...No, WAIT!!!... to be continued on June 20th, 2015.  (Heath + Jessica's wedding date).

Enjoy!

Anne