T Fam! {White Bear Lake Family Photographer}

Meet the T family! I had the pleasure of photographing them right before Christmas.  The house was decorated for the season and it was so fun capturing them all together with their new little addition, sweet Addison. 

Adorable little Max.  What a fun kid he was!

And sweet little 4 month old Addison.  She is getting so big!  I love her cheeks!

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas together!


Sweet Ingrid {Minneapolis MN Baby Photographer}

Oh sweet Ingrid. Such a tiny little doll, who decided she was comfy cozy in mom's belly for much longer than the standard 40 weeks. It's ok, she's a joy now that she's here and she's lucky to have such an awesome mom and dad! You see, Ingrid belongs to my dear friend Kristin who has been waiting so patiently for her baby girl's debut. Congrats Kris and Tim! Ingrid is perfect. 

The Olivia Act {Minnesota Family Photographer}

The Olivia Act, named after one of the children killed in Newtown, was started by Leslie Spurlock Photography. Olivia’s family had family pictures taken a short time before she was killed. Those pictures are precious and now priceless to them. Upon hearing this, Leslie was moved to give away a 30 minute family photo shoot and has challenged other photographers to do the same. We go about our daily lives and sometimes we don’t take the time or have the resources to have family photos taken.

I will be taking nominations for a family who you think would appreciate this gift. This session will take place after the New Year. I will be taking Nominations until December 31st. Please email their name, contact information and a brief summary of why you chose them to msauerphotography@gmail.com putting "THE OLIVIA ACT NOMINATION" in the subject line.

The chosen family will be contacted via email or phone call. Please do not post their information here. The gift is a 30 minute session and a collection of digital portraits, so they may have priceless keepsakes to adorn their home. Please share this blog post. Thank you. ♥ Photographers, please consider taking part in The Olivia Act.



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... {Minneapolis MN Family Photographer}

I met up with one of my favorite baby planner families yesterday for a nice wintery session. Except, it rained all day on Saturday and made our beautiful snow look brown and icky. So we stayed indoors and hung out in the living room by the beautiful tree. I truly have a wonderful job and it is such a pleasure to watch such lovely families grow and enjoy each other. 

Sweet Harper.  I just adore her, she is spunky and full of personality.  And I just LOVE her curls and big brown eyes!

Big boy Finn, so laid back and sweet.  Just look at how innocent and perfect he is!

Gorgeous mama Tatiana and her twins.  Yep, that mama had twins!

This go around, Avery was on the go!  She was checking out all the decorations and having a ball.  She gave me a run for my money, but she was so adorable in her Christmas dress.

Ahh, to be a kid again. 

Daddy and Finn.  Just being boys.

Beautiful Harper. 

I love these shots.  Such a gorgeous family.


CYBER MONDAY SALE {Minnesota Photographer}

Today is CYBER MONDAY!  And of course I can't go a Cyber Monday without offering a sale!  

For the Making the Mamarazzi E-book, please follow this link and add the book to your cart.  The coupon code is cybermonday, it will discount the book down to $15 for today only!  You can purchase multiple copies, but you will have to do separate purchases to receive unique download codes.

For the workshops, please follow this link to my shopping cart, select the workshop of your choice and at the checkout use the code CMWorkshop for your 15% off.

For the gift cards, please follow this link to my shopping cart, select the denomination and pay, I will send you a physical gift certificate made out to your recipient and it will reflect the discount based on the dollar amount you have chosen.

Remember, this sale is today only!


Fun on the Farm {Minnesota Family Photographer}

This is my 4th year photographing this awesome family and this year we decided to head up to Isanti to Sweet Zoe's grandfather's farm. I first photographed her there and was thrilled to spend a warm fall morning again on the far. It was the most perfect session in every way! 

Zoe and her mom and dad.  Aren't they a gorgeous family?

Zoe has grown up so much, I just adore her freckled nose and toothless grin.  

The farm has so many awesome things to use like barns, old wheels and naturally vintage chairs.  Zoe looks gorgeous here!

What I wouldn't give to live there!

Zoe, front and center.  I just love this!

A kid's dream, endless fields to run through.  See ya later Zoe!

Thanks K family for having me out to photograph you all again.  I had a wonderful time!


So Happy Together {White Bear Lake MN Family Photographer}

This past weekend I met up with my lovely cousin and her beautiful family for a fantastic session on a beautiful and sunny morning.  What a great day it was for a session and what fun it was to see some of my family I haven't seen in a while.  

Sara and her beautiful family.

I just LOVE this next photo.  The light, the family, perfect.

Beautiful little Sophia.  I haven't seen her since she was just a teensy baby!

So much fun playing in the leaves!

I love it, pure joy!