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You know the way your face feels like it might *actually* explode with love when you smile at your kiddo?

I want to capture that feeling for you.

Family photos are way more than just a good holiday card. They're about bottling up this season, this imperfect, chaotic, full of cuddles-kisses-and-meltdowns. 

"Natalie feels like a close friend, is amazing with our babies and dog, and is so incredibly talented! She makes us look amazing and makes photos with kids fun and less stressful. She has such a calming and caring presence and we love her so much!" - Karina

"She makes photos with kids FUN & less stressful!"

I'm ready to book my session!

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"I WOULD HIRE HER AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.  AMAZING IMAGES!"

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 My goal is to hand you photos that are beautiful AND give you all the feels. We'll absolutely capture some classic "every one smile at the camera" photos at our session, and then we'll spend the rest of our time just capturing your family in your most genuine state - the cuddles, the tickles, the exploring, the busy toddlers -- you're encouraged to set aside expectations and trust me to capture you in your most important role yet - the way you brush your kiddo's hair off their face, the way the giggle at dad's jokes, the way they cuddle into your chest when they're getting tired. 

My approach 

Savoring the

of childhood

joyful chaos

Let's do this

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Family photos don't have to be stressful. Here's how:

After your session, you will receive your full gallery of 100+ edited images within 2 weeks. From there, you can easily download, share and print to your heart's delight. Your gallery is connected to a professional print shop that you can order directly to your doorstep. Prepare to fill your walls ๐Ÿ˜

Fill out the contact form to get in touch & book your session on my calendar. My booking process is super easy and straightforward. You've got a lot to manage, let's make this simple!

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Once you are booked, you'll receive my super helpful Family Session Guide. This includes location recommendations, how to choose photogenic outfits for the whole family (from your own closet or if you feel like shopping) and tips and tricks to help your whole family have a great experience.

It's session day! You'll arrive fully prepped (thanks to all the advice in the session guide) and ready to go, and then it's time to HAVE FUN! Let me relieve some stress - I fully expect your kids to act like kids (!!) - do not worry about if they have a hard time sitting still. We work WITH their energy to capture photos that are joyful and true to this season of childhood. Your only job is to have fun with your family, and let me take care of the rest.

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What do you want to remember about this season?

The way your son nuzzles into your husband? The sweet relationshop between siblings? How much your kids love when you tickle them? Let's capture it all for you to treasure in your mama heart for years to come.

Family Portrait sessions begin at $600 for up to one hour at an outdoor location of your choice 

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emma m.

Natalie is incredibly talented and kind! She captured our family perfectly and we felt so comfortable in front of the camera with her. Sheโ€™s professional, timely, and a gifted photographer. Do not hesitate to book her! I will cherish our Bauer Creative family photos forever!

"She captured our family perfectly!"

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edina, minnesota

karina robbins

We absolutely LOVE Natalie! She has take all of our professional photos from engagement to the birth of our second baby. She feels like a close friend, is amazing with our babies and dog, and is so incredibly talented! She makes us look amazing and makes photos with kids fun and less stressful! She has such a calming and caring presence and we love her so much!

"She feels like a close friend!"

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minneapolis, minnesota

Toni Nuernberg

Natalie has taken pictures of our family for a number of years. She listens to what is important to us and has endless patience, especially with the young ones! She provides a great variety of pictures to choose from and we have never been disappointed! Worth every penny!

"Worth every penny!"

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Jacquelyn Burt

I'd been a fan of Natalie's for several years before I finally reached out to her for our family photos this past winter. The shoot itself was so much fun - she she met us at our favorite park, was wonderful and patient with our rambunctious pup, was able to pose and coach us with unparalleled ease, and our time absolutely flew by! The images she captured of our little pack were not only beautiful, but truly reflected our relationships with each other and our unique personalities.

We are so thankful for Natalie's talent and artistry, but also for her generosity, kindness, and genuine care she displays so beautifully. If you're looking for gorgeous photos AND an outstanding experience, Natalie is it!!

"Worth every penny!"

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Where do you typically photograph family sessions?

FAQ

Where do you typically photograph family sessions?

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I have a bunch of outdoor locations around the Twin Cities/suburbs that I LOVE to photograph at! When you book your session, you will receive a Family Session Guide, which includes my favorite locations + corresponding photo galleries. All locations are within 30 minutes of the Twin Cities.

I don't think my kids will last a full hour... what do you suggest?

I don't think my kids will last a full hour... what do you suggest?

My family sessions are up to one hour - but dont' worry, this isn't an hour of standing still and smiling at the camera! We will move a lot, play, laugh, cuddle, explore. I don't expect your kids (toddlers especially) to last an hour sitting still - but most have a blast spending time with you for that duration! You'll receive lot of helpful tips from me on how to have the best session.

Are all of the photos included?

Are all of the photos included?

Yes - you will receive all of the edited, digital files in your gallery! These images can be shared on social media, sent to grandparents, printed and downloaded as many times as you'd like. There isn't an additional cost for digital files for full family sessions (mini sessions include 20). You are also able to print high quality images directly through your gallery and support your photographer (me!) with your purchase!

Can we bring our dog?!

Can we bring our dog?

YES PLEASE! I am a proud #dogmom and know what an important part of your family your dog is. I am very comfortable with managing photographing doggos + kiddos. That being said, I DO recommend having a "handler" (grandparent, sibling, neighbor) come to pick your pup up after about 15 minutes of our session. We will have gotten what we need with your pup in that time frame, and then we can have one less thing to worry about!

YES PLEASE! I am a proud #dogmom and know what an important part of your family your dog is. I am very comfortable with managing photographing doggos + kiddos. That being said, I DO recommend having a "handler" (grandparent, sibling, neighbor) come to pick your pup up after about 15 minutes of our session. We will have gotten what we need with your pup in that time frame, and then we can have one less thing to worry about!

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can we bring our dog?

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Yes - you will receive all of the edited, digital files in your gallery! These images can be shared on social media, sent to grandparents, printed and downloaded as many times as you'd like. There isn't an additional cost for digital files for full family sessions (mini sessions include 20). You are also able to print high quality images directly through your gallery and support your photographer (me!) with your purchase!โ€‹


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Are all of the photos included?

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My family sessions are up to one hour - but dont' worry, this isn't an hour of standing still and smiling at the camera! We will move a lot, play, laugh, cuddle, explore. I don't expect your kids (toddlers especially) to last an hour sitting still - but most have a blast spending time with you for that duration! You'll receive lot of helpful tips from me on how to have the best session.

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I don't think my kids will last a full hour... what do you suggest?

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I have a bunch of outdoor locations around the Twin Cities/suburbs that I LOVE to photograph at! When you book your session, you will receive a Family Session Guide, which includes my favorite locations + corresponding photo galleries. All locations are within 30 minutes of the Twin Cities.

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Where do you typically photograph family sessions?

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 Natalie is thorough and thoughtful, warm and welcoming. She feels like a friend. " - Sarah B.

"she feels like a friend"

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"I WOULD HIRE HER AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.  AMAZING IMAGES!"

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