Maternity

Celebrate that beautiful baby bump! Maternity sessions usually run about 60 minuets and are best scheduled between 26-36 weeks when your belly is showing that beautiful curve. Session can be booked separate or within the Storybook Collection. Dresses available. 

Fresh 48

Nothing compares to a brand-new baby! There is just something about those tiny feet with the hospital band, the pink and blue hats and those clear bassinets. Fresh 48s are 60 minute sessions that take place at  the hospital with in the first 24-48 hours after delivery. Sit back and soak up your new love and let me capture those first unforgettable details in your little one’s life.

Newborn

Capture that newborn beauty and sweetness in all its glory! Choose from a Simply Newborn session or a Newborn & Family session.

Milestone Mini

There are so many milestones in a child's life: smiling, sitting, standing, birthdays and more! These sessions are ideal to capture those important moments within your little one’s life. Milestones Minis are 30 minute, one-child sessions that take place at SMP Studio. 

Family

Whether you just want Christmas cards, pictures for grandma or a great big wall canvas, family pictures are a must. These are 30 or 60 minute sessions that take place at the location of your choice. Outdoor sessions will be scheduled 2 hours before sunset. 

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How Do I get my images?

About 2 weeks after your session, you will receive a message from me with a link to your online gallery. From there, you can view, print and share your images. I will include detailed instructions with your gallery link.

Do you offer prints?

Yes! I print through a premier professional photography and press printing lab serving photographers all over the world. The best part – they are a MN based, family operated company!

Can I print my photos anywhere?

Yes! It is important to note that SMP cannot, however, guarantee print quality or consistence through other labs.

How far in advance should we book our session?

Once you know that you want to book a session, it’s best to get it on the calendar right away! While pictures can be taken year-round, events like wedding and senior sessions are more seasonal, and months like June and September can book up months in in advance. 

What if it rains?

Mother Nature has a mind of her own and she cannot be bribed! I keep open days on my calendar for this reason. Based on weather radar, sessions will be canceled around noon on the day of the session and rescheduled. 

What should we wear?

Keep it casual and simple! Choose a color palate that compliments the season (I.E. mustard and burgundy look great during fall) Pinterest is a great resource for this.  Add texture and pattern by wearing a chunky necklace that complements your daughter's skirt pattern. Layering solids is a great way to add interest to an outfit without adding pattern.  Avoid lots of black (or just leave all the black at home) and steer clear of the matchy-matchy. 

Can we just take a few pictures with my husband and me or siblings with the Milestone Mini?

This session has been created and priced to focus the attention on just one child to really capture that special moment in their life. I always love photographing families, these involve more time, planning, and preparation, so I highly recommend purchasing a family session to achieve the best images with the least amount of stress. 

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