Spring Fever Special {Minnesota Lifestyle Photographer}

I know a lot of you fans wait until this time each year to stock up on your photo sessions because you know I offer fabulous discounts when the weather starts to get me down :)  Well, your wait is over!  Spring Fever Specials start TOMORROW!  My specials will be running from March 1st until April 30th!  These are specials you don't want to miss!

All specials must be purchased before April 30th, and must be paid in full with the exception of the Baby's First Year Package, in which 1/2 is due at booking, and the other half is due at the 6 month appointment.  All sessions, with the exception of the Baby's First Year package, must be completed prior to April 30th as well.

Contact me today if you want to take advantage of this session.  Dates are becoming limited so don't hesitate.  A signed contract and payment is due to retain your date.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Itty Bitty {Lino Lakes MN Newborn Photographer}

Little Madelyn was 2 weeks old when she visited me today. She was so sweet and so quiet, although sleeping quickly became a challenge for her when I kept moving her, changing her and whatnot. But, we got some great shots anyway and it was a joy to hold an itty bitty again!

Oh so sleepy...

Finally asleep but she didn't want to give up the nuky! 

Madelyn was such a perfect angel, almost never making a peep.  It was so fun meeting this new little beauty!


Housekeeping {Minnesota Family Photographer}

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing day.  I have been reworking some of my packages for some variety for my wonderful clients and all you potential clients out there.

As you can see, I added in a mini-session that will be available all of the time.

Mini-session- $350
Includes a 30 minute session for up to 4 people either on-location or in my studio.  You will receive 10-12 edited proofs on a disc for you to keep, as well as a copyright and printing release signed by me.  You will receive 2 5x7's, 1 8x10 and an 11x14 print of your choice from your session.

I also tweaked my Newborn to Age One package to offer all the digital files from each session, unfortunately I had to increase the package price a bit as I found I literally made nothing after all the time I put into doing 5 sessions throughout the year.  I hope you all can understand.

Newborn to Age One Package- $1300
Includes 5 sessions: newborn, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and 1 year .  This package includes a disc of the digital negatives from each session and 5 complimentary 5x7's of your choice. You will receive a complimentary 10x20 storyboard featuring a photo from each session.   Enjoy 20% off your wall portrait order through Michelle Sauer Photography. 

I then added in a Mini-Newborn to Age One Package for those who don't necessarily want all 5 sessions.  I included the 3 key sessions in a baby's first year.

Mini-Newborn to Age One Package- $800
Includes 3 sessions: newborn, 6 months and 1 year.  This package includes a disc of the digital negatives from each session and 5 complimentary 5x7's of your choice.  Enjoy 20% off your wall portrait order through Michelle Sauer Photography.

I think most of you will be able to find something here that will suit your needs.  I am also offering sessions in my studio which has been proving to be a great option for young children.  I have a ton of fun props and a great setup.  The session fee will be the same for coming to my studio as I have never charged mileage and the time I spend on your session remains the same.  I hope that you can all understand my reasoning behind this. 

Thanks for taking a moment and reading about all the new packages offered.  I hope I will see you soon!  I am always excited to see returning faces and am ecstatic when I get to meet new clients!  Spread the word, that's how my business thrives through word of mouth and it's appreciated more than you could ever know!


Nolan {Maple Grove MN Child Photographer}

Today I had the pleasure of meeting sweet Nolan for his big 1 year old boy pictures! Nolan was very unsure of me at first, but we had a fun time and got some really fun shots to boot! Happy Birthday Nolan!

Ooooh, who doesn't love balloons?  

Checking out his handsome self in the mirror!

Baby in a drawer!  Hey, it kept him still for a minute!

Smooshy baby cheeks!

And the super fun cake smash!  I love these sessions, too much fun for all!


Cake, Mickey Mouse and a 1 Year old! {Lino Lakes MN Child Photographer}

Can you even believe that Cole is almost 1?  I can't.  It seems like just yesterday I was out photographing him as a newborn.  I've been very fortunate to follow Cole through his first year of life, he's such a sweet and happy BIG boy!  Happy First Birthday Cole!

And, what 1 year old session is complete without a cake smash?

One year old's do not want to sit still.  Luckily I'm fast and can snap quickly!

And, if all else fails, stick the little guy in something that it will be hard to get out of!

Cole LOVES Mickey!  So cute.

He he.  Love it.


A-Dorable with a Capital A! {Lino Lakes, MN Child Photographer}

Last weekend I had a session scheduled with an adorable little 3 month old and her incredibly handsome 3 year old big brother.  I was so excited to use all the fun girly things I had but little miss was not having it.  I think she had a tummy ache and we got a lot of this:

Yes, cute as can be but not the smiles we had hoped for.  So we tried again yesterday and things went much better!  She was so sweet and did fabulous!


Big brother was all about it too.  Seriously, isn't he just cute as can be?

LOVE this one! 
Ahh, together.

And I just love this one, her little tootsies trying to get out!  So adorable!

I'm so glad we got a second chance at this session, I had fun with the little lady and was happy to see she got over her tummy troubles!


Vendor Spotlight: Ashley's Little Boutique {Minnesota Child Photographer}

Being the mom of 2 little girls, I'm sure you can understand that I love all things girly. Sure, my boy is tons of fun with his trucks and stuff, but it is oh so fun to dress the girls up in adorable little outfits and put pretty things in their hair. So, you won't be surprised to know that I am head over heels in love with an awesome product that a girlfriend of mine has started to produce. Just check out these amazing flowers and headbands that she creates.

Flowers all made by Ashley at Ashley's Little Boutique.

This white one is so pretty and dainty!  I love it.

This turquoise one has pretty little sparkles in it, LOVE.

This brightly colored polka dot one might be my all time favorite!  I love it!

This pink one is so perfect and I love the size.  Beautiful!

And don't mind my weirdo daughter, but doesn't she look darling in this purple one?  It happens to be her favorite color too!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this one.  I adore it.  Perfect for my little flower child!

This headband was specially made for Bianca for her birthday, it adds the perfect touch to her outfit.  It's a nice punch of color.

I know I have a lot of favorites, but this one is very non-conventional since it's not pink or purple, but it's so classy and just beautiful.  I adore this one.

I really think you should head over to her Ashley's Little Boutique and check out all of her stuff.  It's all so awesome and soooo affordable, I just know you want one for your sweet little lady! 

Also, if you visit my studio and you see something you like, you can get it directly from me too!  I plan on carrying her products since I just love them!

She's also about to release a few new things in a day or two so stay tuned!  This is another product I just love to stand behind, it's fabulous and it's handmade.  How could you not love it?


4 Weeks {Forest Lake and Twin Cities MN Newborn Photographer}

Baby fever is definitely in the air!  Just look at teeny, tiny little 4 week old Tate!  He is absolutely darling!  I soooo enjoyed meeting Tate and his wonderful family today. 

Beautiful mama in some beautiful light!

Gotta love a baby in a bowl!

Tate did not like us getting him all naked and making him do things he didn't want to do (like lay in a basket), but he finally gave into us and look how cute he is!

Daddy's hands...

These next few shots just warm my heart.  Tate is super lucky, you see he has a 12 year old brother, Noah, to show him the ropes.  He was so sweet with his baby brother!  

Mom and her handsome boys.  She is one lucky mama to have such beautiful and loving children!

The beautiful family.