Fall Family Mini Session Part I : Minneapolis/St Paul Family Photographer


Oh fall. How I miss you now that it is one degree!

Today I am sharing a session from my October mini sessions at Battle Creek Park in Saint Paul. This particular weekend was at the peak of colors–I have so many fun sessions to share from this day! Up first is an adorable family of four, these kiddos were so cute and absolutely loved rolling around in the leaves with me. (And who am I kidding? I found it very fun too!)

I adore the “serious” shot in the middle. Of course he has a silly side to–the right side of this next collage is a good example of this and coincidentally is my most favorite picture EVER taken:

We got plenty of other family shots, but something about this one below made it my favorite. I captured them doing their group hug (we do this as a family too) and little man just had to check in and see what all the noise was behind him. I am sure I was oooohhing and aaahhhing at all the love:)

And finally, an image that captures the spirit of siblings. As an older sister myself….oh how I wish there was a photo like this of me and my brother when we were young!!!

I look forward to sharing more of my fall images next Friday. Until then, stay warm!!!

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  • Jeanine Christensen - Oooh! Such wonderful shots!! Let us know when the spring event will be! BReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - So adorable! Love that little boy’s blonde hair!ReplyCancel

  • Amy O'H. - Beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - I love your photos and all of your Project Life pages. I started Project Life this year (digitally) and I love it. I just wish Becky or anybody had come up with this when my kids were little. Now they are 17 and 22 but it is still nice to have something documented each week.

    My question is how much room should I leave around the edges of the pages and in the middle for the printing and the making of the hard bound book. I have never printed an entire book before and am not sure if they print exactly or if the image comes out a little larger. I am noticing a good edge above and beyond your photos. I have only about 1/4 inch on the top bottom and outside edge and about 1/2 inch down the inside edge. Is this enough? Any advice you can provide would be helpful.


    • admin - Thank you so much Michelle! I took a peek at your pages on your blog and it looks awesome. Isn’t digital SO MUCH easier and fun?!? I know what you mean about wishing this was available sooner….the first five years of Holly’s life have nothing recorded and I also have NOTHING of my single years. Truth be told that’s what I would love to look at…am so envious of the young gals out there now doing this–wouldn’t it be amazing to get a glimpse back at our twenty year old selves? (Then again…there are moments I wouldn’t want to relive in that time period either!)

      You have a great question, and I believe it is going to depend on who you use to do your printing. I wrote a post in January of last year about Shutterfly, with links to their templates and such, that you can find here. That being said, one of my readers said she followed the guidelines (which include resizing your pages to 11.95×11.95) and stuff was still cut off. That’s why I went in so much, and double matted, because I would be really annoyed if that happened to me after all the work that goes into this stuff.

      Let me know how else I can help. Last week my week three blogpost had a link up to Jessica Sprague’s website where you can download the double mat background for free–if you like that look.

      Thanks again for reading!ReplyCancel

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