Lakeville MN Family Photographer | Holiday Mini Sessions

Holiday Mini Portrait Sessions extended through Christmas!

Good morning, everyone! I'm excited to let you know there's reason to be even more jolly at this time of year! Due to a great response to my holiday mini session event during Christmas at The Gardens, I've decided to extend my two special holiday portrait collections through Christmas!

You're welcome to explore the beautifully decorated grounds of The Gardens of Castle Rock while I create gorgeous photos of your family that you're sure to enjoy for years to come. What would you like to do for your session? Build a snow man? Have a snowball fight, or simply warm up by a roaring fire? Reserve your session today and let me know. Contact 952-232-5830 or info (at)

Anthologie Holiday Mini Portrait Collections

When: by appointment only, through Dec. 25, 2014

Where: The Gardens of Castle Rock, 26601 Chippendale Ave., Northfield, MN

Price: Holiday Cheer Collection $175  |  Seasons Greetings Collection $215

What’s included: The Holiday Cheer Collection features a 20-minute outdoor photography session for up to 5 individuals; online proofing gallery; creative post-processing treatments of your pictures, including black-and-white and color; high-resolution digital files with the copyrights to print your own pictures up to 8×10 inches; and no minimum print order requirements.

The Seasons Greetings Collection includes everything listed above, plus 25 custom greeting cards. These designs are printed double sided in full color on 5×7 matte card stock. See our original post to view the designs. Thanks for viewing!

Minneapolis Family Christmas Photographer

photocrati gallery There's no place like home for the holidays.

With my documentary approach to often doing long-term projects with photography, many of my clients become friends and feel like family. This year, the tables turned and I was able to photograph my longest-standing friend. Jon and I have been best friends since we were 3 years old! After being separated by contenants for a few years, it's been great to once again be living close together and watch as our families develop in synch. (We both have sons relatively the same age apart as Jon and myself).

Recently, Jon and his family purchased a new home and celebrated by trimming their first real Christmas tree. I'm sure his son will always remember that smell of Frasier Fir each time the holidays return. I love to capture these honest moments of the family in the midst of an unstaged event. Sure, eventually we put some semi-posed pictures together for their Christmas cards and the like, but most of the session was devoted to letting the family be themselves as they placed each ornament on the tree, practiced on the toy piano or played with their new puppy.

Please "like" this post on Facebook if you'd like to sit back and relax as I photograph your family during the holidays.

Thanks so much for viewing!

Lakeville, MN Professional Photogapher | Holiday Family Portraits

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'Tis Holiday Mini Session Time

Holiday portraiture is a beautiful way to capture a new stage in your family's life, and a joyful expression of giving when shared with your nearest and dearest. Take the time to commemorate this season of life with moments that will be treasured for years to come.

Anthologie is excited to offer mini lifestyle portrait sessions during this special time of year for those who love walking through fields covered in a blanket of snow, or a engaging in a lighthearted snowball fight.

Get a feel for what photography with Anthologie is all about. During your 20-minute portrait session, your loved ones will have fun being themselves — playing and laughing while we capture honest portraits of who you are rather than endlessly posing for structured, staid pictures.

When: Saturday, Dec. 1

Where: A private, wooded property conveniently located near the Interstate in Lakeville, MN (directions will be sent to booking clients)

Price: $100

What's included: A 20-minute outdoor photography session; online proofing gallery; creative post-processing treatments of your pictures, including black-and-white and color; digital files with the copyrights to print your own pictures up to 4x6 inches, plus your favorite picture delivered as a digital file with the copyrights to print your own 8x10s; discounts on beautiful, custom holiday greeting cards; and no minimum print order requirements

Custom Holiday Cards • Products and Gifts

We are proud to offer a one-stop shopping experience with your holiday mini session. The images from your session beg to be transformed into exquisite pieces of art, combined to create a collection in an Anthologie Signature Book, and professionally printed in a custom holiday card. Simply select your favorite images and we'll take care of the rest!

What to Wear

We aim to capture the true personality of your family, so it's important that your clothing choices speak to who you are and make you happy in the process. Here are just a few tips for looking your best.

• Dress appropriate for the weather

• Look for outfits or coats that compliment, but aren't identitcal

• Layers are fantastic for adults and children

• Bright hues or small accessories create a fun pop of color

• Jackets that are fitted and crisp photograph best

Contact us today

We would love to capture your family portraits this holiday season. Now is one of the busiest times of the year and our schedule will fill up fast, so kindly contact us as soon as possible to secure your session time. Make your appointment today by calling 952-232-5830 or email: info (at )

Lakeville, MN event photographer | Christensen Christmas

photocrati gallery A home filled with life, laughter and lefse

It's amazing how a little water, milk and potato flakes can say so much. For the Christensen family, it's part of a recipe that's been carried on for generations and is continuing to thrive today. Each year at Christmastime, the family gathers to partake in the time-honored Norwegian tradition of making lefse (those of Polish descent are also welcome, but are certain to endure a few lighthearted barbs).

Whether you coat your lefse with butter, cinnamon or lingonberries — fold it or roll it — is up to each on their own, but each family member must take their turn, kneading the dough, and flipping the bread on a griddle. The result is as tasty as it is enriching. The youngest of the family are learning a lesson in the olden days that will most likely be passed down in the future.

Do you have a family tradition you'd like to carry on? Take a load off this holiday season and let us do the work. While you're entertaining your guests and enjoying the company of loved ones, we can help you by photographing the food, the folks and all of the fun. Contact us today to schedule your holiday photo session as spaces are limited.