The S Man! | Twin Cities MN Child Photographer

I'm sure by now you recognize this handsome face, you've seen him many times, at mom's maternity session, Mr. S's newborn session, and his most recent 3 month pictures.

This big guy is now 6 months and I have to say, seeing this beautiful face every 3 months definitely has its perks!

The lovely family. This little guy is the only grandson and besides being doted on by mom and dad, his grandparent's think he's pretty great too!

Definitely a great morning with a great little guy!


Mr. B | Ham Lake MN Child Photographer

Meet Mr. B. Isn't he such an adorable little 3 year old?


So serious!


And a little goofy too!



B was tearing around the driveway in his 4 wheeler! Lucky kid!



He was such a sweet boy, a photographer's dream too!


It was so nice to meet you Mr. B!



I am thankful for so many things in my life. I have 3 healthy and happy, growing children. Not to mention they are beautiful little creatures! I have a husband who I adore and vice versa. We have a warm house that we call home. Brian has a great job that provides for us, and I have found a passion that I can call my own. Being that it's the beginning of an emotional and giving time of year, I thought I would host a giveaway.

I'm sure I've mentioned before that my dear friend Kristin recently started her own little Etsy business. She makes wonderful handmade things for kids, mostly girls, but is willing to take custom orders for boys! She recently started this project. I think her giving spirit is amazing and while I'm not crafty like she is, I thought by giving away an item in her Etsy store, it could be my tiny way to enable her to give to others.

One you can be the lucky owner of this beautiful dress:

The dress is made to order and I'm sure she'd be willing to talk about different fabrics if you'd like. It comes in sizes 1T-6. Annika is the proud owner of that exact dress and it's beautiful. It fits her well and it works great even in the winter. I just throw a white long sleeve shirt and some tights underneath.

So here is what you have to do.

1. Leave a comment for me. Tell me what you are thankful for this Holiday season.
2. If you have a blog, write a post telling your readers about my contest and be sure to leave a link to Kristin's etsy store.
3. Go over here and become a fan of Poppy and Peony

For each of these things you do, you will be entered 1 time, so that's up to 3 chances of winning!

This must be done by 11:59pm on Monday November 23rd to qualify.

Thanks for participating everyone. Have a merry weekend!


Miss Z | Isanti MN Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful family today, on an awesome farm in Isanti. Little Miss Z was a ton of fun. She didn't stop running almost the whole time, but I managed to get some beautiful shots of her.

Here's my favorite!



Isn't her outfit just adorable?


The boots were my favorite!




Aren't they a beautiful family? Their dog was so well behaved, I'm quite jealous!



Miss Z was such a beauty. I truly enjoyed photographing her!


Thanks K family for having me out on your family farm. It was a beautiful day, it couldn't have been better!


One Awesome Family | MPLS MN Family Photographer

I had so much fun yesterday photographing this family. These 2 boys were full of energy and many laughs. I had so many favorites from this session simply because of the abundance of personality between the two.

To start off, one of the gorgeous family!

From E and O

This is 4 year old O. He was so funny, and he really worked the camera!

From E and O

And Mr. E. Doesn't he look old here in the car?

From E and O

These boys enjoyed hamming it up for the camera. These next three are so goofy, but some of my favorites!

From E and O

This is the 2 of them doing their "super funny faces". I'd say so!

From E and O

Believe it or not, this is a kiss. O giving the kiss and E receiving (not too excited about it!).

From E and O

The boys and beautiful mom.

From E and O

From E and O

One of my favorites of E. His eyes are gorgeous!

From E and O

O looks so handsome here!

From E and O

This is my favorite, I just love his expression!

From E and O
Thanks to this wonderful family for having me out yesterday. I had a blast with the boys and I think they did too!


M Family | Excelsior MN Family Photographer

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting a beautiful family out on Lake Minnetonka. Little Mr. L, who is 3 years old was so much fun. We had a blast running up and down hills, hiding behind trees and throwing leaves in the lake. He has a ton of energy and boy was I worn out. But it was worth every minute for shots like this!

And this!

I love this, it's so sweet! Mom is pregnant with a baby girl, due March! How exciting!
From M Family

I love the motion and feel of this shot! Makes you want to be a kid again, huh?

And quite possibly my favorite, I just love the color of the evening sun!

From M Family
It was so wonderful to meet you M family! Good luck with your new baby girl!


Engaged! | MN Engagment Photographer

Last month, while on vacation in Florida, I was fortunate enough to witness 2 friends get engaged on a gorgeous beach. It was an awesome experience.

Here are a few of those shots:

Yesterday we were able to get together to snap some more engagement shots down at St. Anthony Main.

From Kris and Tim Get Engaged!
Congrats again Kristin and Tim!