Holiday Cheer {St. Paul Child Photographer}

This post is almost a week late but better late than never, right?  These adorable kiddos belong to my BFF (yep I said it, BFF).  Lucy is now 18 months old and still adorable as ever.  However, she is much more difficult to photograph these days, apparently she has an opinion on the matter.  Nonetheless, we got some cute shots of her and her big bro Harrison!

I love this shot.  Isn't she adorable?

Harrison was a much more willing participant in the photo shoot.  He was ready and willing to ham it up for the camera.  Such a handsome guy. 


Good times in MN {MN Lifestyle Family Photographer}

This weekend I met up with a transplant family from Oregon.  I always love meeting people who are new to Minnesota, especially in the winter.  Either they love it or they are terrified of what's to come.  This family was all about the snow and were great sports during our session.  They had great ideas and it really reminded me why I fell in love with photography.  I quickly remembered that I love documenting life.  Sure, portrait photography is very much a passion of mine, but I really thrive when I can document family life.  I love that you can look back at a picture and remember exactly how you felt at that moment.  I hope that I did that for the D family.  

Here is sweet Nora.  She's 2 and very precocious.  I enjoyed chatting with her.

And Zira is a lovely little 5 year old who loves ballet and could talk your ear off.  She wasn't shy in the least and I had a blast getting to know her!

The beautiful family.  They are expecting their 3rd in March!  How exciting! 

We took the party outside and the whole gang went sledding.  I had a blast following the girls around and snapping some shots!

One of my faves of the day!  Zira got in a snow fight with mom! 

I love Zira's expression here.  So excited and raw!
Snow is tasty!

The whole crew came in and enjoyed some warm beverages and some loving conversation.  It completed the day!

LOVE these cups!

Silas grew up {Minnesota Child Photographer}

I am simply amazed at how quickly time flies and how fast our little ones grow.  I've been following Silas since he was in mama's belly and all of a sudden he is 18 months old!  WHAT?  How did that happen?  Silas started out as a cutie and has only gotten cuter with age.  I simply adore this little guy!

 Baby feet and baby booty, it doesn't get much better than that!
 Silas was not happy about being outside, but he still looked cute!
 And one last one of the lovely family!

McManus Family {Lino Lakes MN Family Photographer}

Yesterday I hopped across the street to photograph our lovely neighbors.  They just welcomed sweet Charlotte in October so it was fun to photograph their newest edition!

I've known Georgia since right before she started walking, and now she's 4!  Wow does time fly.

And Matt, he's just a cute little guy who's always happy (for me anyway!).  He's all boy!

Introducing Charlotte!  Isn't she a doll? 

Aren't they a cute bunch!?!?


On the 3rd day of Christmas... | Minnesota Family Photographer

Today is a small but super fun gift for the holidays.  And the best part?  It's free!  Yep free!  To one special reader I will send this Classic Christmas DVD set.

All you have to do is leave me a comment here on this blog telling me what your favorite Holiday movie is (doesn't have to be limited to this set).

You can get an extra entry if you share this link on FB too!  But, you need to tag Michelle Sauer Photography so I can see that you posted it, then be sure to let me know in a comment that you did this so you can be counted.  I will draw a winner on Saturday December 4th at 2pm CST.

And don't forget about these other awesome deals going on.  They will be offered until either they all sell out, or the 12th day of Christmas.


On the 2nd day of Christmas... | Minnesota Portrait Photographer

And the deal of the day is...

My dear friend Ashley over at Dahlia Street Salon has graciously offered 3 gift certificates to my lovely readers, you can buy a $75 gift certificate for only $50!  Check out her FB page and email me at msauerphotography@gmail.com if you are interested.  She offers colors, cuts, foils and waxing at great prices.  And what's even better, she offers the Keratin Complex Treatment for a much more affordable price than most salons in the area.  Check out this post for my awesome experience! 

This would be a great way to pamper yourself for the Holidays, or it would be an even better gift for the special lady in your life.  Unfortunately, this is only open to my readers in MN. 



On the 1st day of Christmas... | MN family photographer

Get ready!  Today's offer is...

My Lifetime Package for only $350!  That is $150 off the regular price.  This package includes a complete session for up to 5 people, a DVD of the images from your gallery and a 5x7 print of each image from your gallery.  This also includes the copyright and printing release.  

There is a catch...

There are only 5 of these available.  The first 5 people to email me at msauerphotography@gmail.com with their paypal email address are the lucky recipients of this fabulous offer.  Remember, this must be paid in full within 24 hours of receiving your PayPal invoice or I will pass it along to the next person.  This can be given as a gift.

12 days of Christmas | Minnesota Lifestyle Photographer

The holiday season is certainly upon us and I am feeling extremely festive and very giving and I wanted to pass that along to all my wonderful readers and fans.  So, for the next 12 days I will be offering a deal on my photography services and/or giving away fun treats.  I can't tell you what I will be offering because I want it to be like opening up a gift on Christmas Day, but I can tell you that with each day comes something new and exciting! 

Some rules to abide by though:
1. Any sessions purchased through the 12 Days of Christmas must be completed by March 1st.  I will not be taking any sessions until January due to high volume right now.
2. Any sessions purchased through the 12 Days of Christmas must be paid in full via PayPal within 24 hours of committing to purchase.
3. A signed contract and release must be signed prior to completion of session.
4. Gift card offers are valid for 1 year from purchase date and can be used as gifts.

Please become a follower on Facebook if you would like to be up to date on the 12 Days of Christmas!

Now let's get started!

Getting so big! | Minneapolis MN Baby Photographer

Today I met up with Cole and mom Ashley to get Cole's 9 month pictures done.  Cole is just so stikin' cute.  We had fun using my new backdrops and adding some Christmas flair to the shots.  Enjoy Ashley and Mike!

Cole was blessed with not only beautiful eyes, but amazing eyelashes.  Go ahead ladies, drool and become jealous!  So not fair!

Ughhh, so cute!

The requisite footsie shot!

I just adore shots in front of a lit Christmas tree.  They make me happy!


Organic Bloom | MN Child and Family Photographer

I am super excited to announce a new product that I will now be offering to all MSP clients. I recently discovered an awesomely amazing company called The Organic Bloom. They create beautiful custom frames that will look stunning with your MSP prints. They come in a variety of styles and colors and you can get any size imaginable.

If you are interested in ordering these for the holidays, please contact me ASAP for pricing and shipping information. This product currently takes about 2 weeks from order to delivery so you need to act fast. And, check out their site for more product samples if you are interested in placing an order. For a very limited time, I will include the print of your choice with your custom frame order! So, if you order a 16x20 frame, you get a free 16x20 print from your session! That's an amazing value! Contact me today at msauerphotography@gmail.com.

Sweet Ana | Minnesota Newborn Photographer

Last night my college girlfriends and I got together to celebrate the newest addition to our beautiful group. Little Ana here made her debut 2 months early but is doing amazingly well. She is such a sweet little lady and not to mention teeny tiny! I got to snap a few pictures of the gorgeous gal and while the lighting was horrible I managed to get some shots of her.

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Mom, KJ, made this adorable little hat for her the night before!

Ana with her beautiful mama. KJ and I were freshman roommates and have been friends ever since!

Mark just returned home from Afghanistan a few weeks ago, so seeing this shot just melts my heart. He's such a great dad and has the magic touch with his little lady.

The amazingly beautiful family.

And one last one of Ana. So sweet!

Congrats again to you guys. I'm so very happy for the two of you, you couldn't have made a more beautiful baby girl!