Junior Firefighter {Golden Valley, MN Child Photographer}

AJ turned one a little while ago but we finally got around to taking his pictures! We headed out to the Golden Valley Fire Station since Dad is a volunteer Firefighter. I just love this place and it's such a fun back drop for a little guy!

I just love this shot, check out the snowflakes.

And the winners are... {Minnesota Child and Family Photographer}

When I announced the contest for reaching 550 fans on FB, I didn't know what to expect and didn't know who would enter.  I was pleasantly surprised to find so many current and past clients wanting to enter.  That's a true test of their satisfaction with MSP.  I feel honored and so lucky to have this career and so many supporting fans, clients, friends and of course family.  

It was nice to hear tidbits of information in some of the entries, telling me why they wanted, or needed to win.  I truly wish I could give away a session to each of you but I have a feeling my husband (and my kids) would be upset if I only worked for free!  

So, without further stalling, here are the winners of the 2 mini-sessions:

April Middelton
Jess, Jason and Silas Goebel

Congrats you two.  I will email you shortly!

Thanks to everyone for entering and like I said, I wish I could have given one to each of you!


The Big 1! {Minneapolis Child Photographer}

Finn turned one in early January but due to some illnesses in his family we didn't get around to doing his pictures until last Sunday!  I adore this session because of the "lifestyle" nature of it.  I loved following him around his house just letting him be him!  It was wonderful to see Finn again and he's such a big boy now, walking around like crazy.  Time sure flies, that's for sure!


Baby Perfection {White Bear Lake Newborn Photographer}

Sweet little Whitney was born just 6 days ago and she is the most perfect little lady. She slept the whole time and barely made a peep! I guess she's gotta be laid back with two rambuctious big brothers! It was so great to meet sweet baby girl!

I love me some itty bitty baby feet!
Love, love, love this!
Whitney has some major hair going on, she makes other babies jealous!
Ahhh, so itty bitty!
Look at that little smile!
Snug as a bug!
And, big bro Grant had to get in on the action.  He insisted on making his funny face!  Pretty cute if you ask me!
Such a sweet shot, you would never know that big bro Kevin yanked on her feet just moments after this!

Sweet Avery {Minneapolis Baby Photographer}

Avery turned 6 months a little bit ago but we wanted to wait until she was sitting like a pro to take her pictures. I am so glad we did, we got to have so much fun dressing this little lady up and she was such a great sport, full of smiles and oh so talkative. She is so beautiful and looks like a sweet baby doll.

I just love this shot.  One of my faves.  I just love how mom has such fun ideas and collects awesome girly things for Avery!

This is definitely my favorite shot though, just look at those eyes and that happy girl smile!


Wyatt Turned ONE! {Bloomington MN Baby Photographer}

Wyatt turned one a little bit ago, but due to some illnesses and whatnot we finally got around to snapping his 1 year shots. He's gotten so big and is such a happy little guy. It was great to see him again!


Favorites from 2010! {Lifestyle Photographer in MN}

I thought it would be fun to revisit some of the amazing sessions I did last year.  I feel so incredibly lucky to do what I do and to meet the awesome people I meet.  It was so hard to choose favorites from each month but it sure was fun looking back at my year in photos, enjoy!

Baby Sophia was the first client of the year.  She belongs to my awesome neighbor and friend Becky.  This picture is one of my all time favorites.  It's so timeless.

Wyatt and his beautiful mom.  I just adore how much love is in this shot.

Sweet baby Cole.  Cole belongs to my dear friend Ashley who also happens to be my amazing stylist!  I just love this boy.
Angie, not only is she beautiful, she also happens to be my husband's cousin.  I had such a blast photographing her for her senior pictures.  I really love the emotion in this shot, so dramatic and beautiful.

Of course now it gets tricky to pick just one, so May gets 2!  First up, the Sampson Family.  They are truly a beautiful family and I have enjoyed photographing their beautiful family a couple times now.  And, Harper is an absolute doll!
Then there is Jen and Steve, the first wedding I shot of the year.  I love this shot.  So timeless.

Tom and Jessica's wedding was one of the most peaceful and beautiful weddings I've ever been to.  It was pure joy photographing such an amazing day.

Again, I had to pick 2!  This first gal is Georgia, and this might be one of my all time favorite shots.  I love her eyes, I love her expression.  It totally exudes toddlerhood.  And she's absolutely stunning!
And this shot of my 3, I adore it, it's framed in an awesome Organic Bloom frame in the middle of my living room and will remain there until I pass, I promise you that!
This was a tough month since I had so many fabulous sessions to choose from, so sit back and relax, this is a long month
This first lady is Zoe, she is absolutely stunning and has got an awesome personality.  She made me work hard and I had a blast at her session.
And then there is this shot.  Silas, sweet silas has got the best baby butt ever.  I just love it.  
Amanda, one of my senior reps, happens to be an amazing dancer and this shot just wows me every time I look at it. 
And lastly, the Heidelberg family, one of my baby's first year families.  This shot makes me happy, I'm not sure why but I just love it :)
I spent a lot of time at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet and every session warranted a new favorite of mine.

This shot is of Kelly and Coen, the emotion and color in this shot make me grin from ear to ear.  I absolutely love it.
And this little guy, another of my baby first year kiddos, I just adore this shot.  So sweet!
Then there is Finn, yet another of my babies first year babies.  This guy couldn't get any cuter.
Our dear friends got married in Hawaii and we got to witness it.  I love this shot, it reminds me of so many awesome feelings.  By far one of the best vacations I've ever had.
Dear Sweet Anna.  She was born premature 2 months early to one of my best girl friends and she is one of the cutest little babies ever!  Love her!
Little Lucy, well she's 18 months now, but she is still a little peanut and I adore her to pieces.  Just look at her!
And I couldn't leave out Silas.  He's been with me since before he was born and he just keeps getting cuter, and cuter, and cuter. 
And last, but certainly not least, the DeZell family.  This shot makes me smile, over and over again.  I love the action, the frozen moment in time, the fun that was had.  So many things to love about this shot!
2010 was an awesome year for Michelle Sauer Photography and I really couldn't have done it without my amazing clients and my awesome supporters.  Thank you so much for everything.  Here's to making 2011 even better!