Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Mamas, we need photos with YOU in them! Family sessions were born from past wedding couples asking me to document their growing families and now I just can't get enough!
I love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the car of their floor is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful.
So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come.
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 to family sessions
Natalie is incredibly talented and kind! She captured our family perfectly and we felt so comfortable in front of the camera with her. She’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!"
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!"
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!"
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!"
Up to 60 minutes at an outdoor location of your choice or in-home
Want to include grandparents or other extended family session? Up to 75 minutes, $650
Looking for a few updated family photos to include on this year's family holiday cards? These 15 minutes sessions are the perfect way to document your current season. Short, sweet, and fun for the whole family.
Mini Session dates for the year will be released Spring 2023!
Minneapolis Mini Photo Sessions
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 Fido in that time frame, and then we can have one less thing to worry about!
If it rains, we will reschedule, with no additional cost to you! We don't want you looking like a wet dog ;) I am flexible with working with your family's schedule to find a new time, however during peak season (May-October) weeknights are when I am primarily available for family sessions, since weekends are filled with weddings!
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!
I have a bunch of outdoor locations around the Twin Cities/suburbs that I LOVE to photograph at! You tell me where you're located, the type of location you're envisioning, and I'll make some recommendations. In the colder months, we can try for snowy photos outdoors, or book a local studio for an additional $100 rental fee.