As much as I was enjoying my maternity leave I was definitely excited to receive the message asking about my services for a maternity session this winter. This Northfield newborn photographer was super excited about this session for a few reasons. One of the biggest reasons was that Catherine told me she would never forgive herself for not asking me to do her pictures! Talk about flattering me! I was more than excited and so honored to preserve the memories of her 4th pregnancy. 

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I met Catherine when our daughter was in an ECFE class. It was a wonderful ones class where Catherine was attending with her son Shea. We got to know each other while singing songs with our kiddos and discussing the rewards and difficulties of parenting during parent time. This Northfield newborn photographer immediately got along with Catherine very well. She is a fun, kind person with lots of great family ideas. How could we not get along well?! During this class I was expecting our 2nd child and he joined our family during the fall class session. At the end of the session Catherine shared that they too were expecting another member to their family (their 3rd)! Having our kids close really helped form our friendship. Fast forward a few years to now! Let's talk about her amazing session!

Catherine and Steve celebrated their 10 year anniversary this December (Congratulations you guys!!!), had Christmas and were expecting their 4th beautiful baby. What better way to remember these special times than to gift Steve a session of styled maternity images? I loved the idea and was thrilled to be taking these special pictures! 

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We planned to have her Northfield maternity photography session just a few short weeks before Catherine was due when our baby girl was just 3 weeks old! It was a bit of a time crunch but their sweet baby girl didn't surprise them by coming early and we got her images done in plenty of time to commemorate their last pregnancy. 

Catherine came to the Northfield photography studio on New Years Day and we got to business! I had her session fully styled after we had her pre-session consultation and I knew what she was looking for out of the session as well as styles and colors she preferred. 

For the in studio portion of her session I used dream lighting (backlighting) to really emphasize her beautiful belly and to create light and airy images that were all about her, and her pregnancy. 

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Catherine was a true Minne-snow-tan when it came to the outdoor part of the session! To get to the pond we had to hike through the woods to avoid the icy trail (gotta keep the momma's safe)! It was a bit chilly that day and she rocked the outdoor images with not a shiver. She said her years of figure skating helped her prepare and I'm guessing her little built in furnace helped too! 

This Northfield newborn photographer just loves these images. They not only are absolutely stunning and highlight this amazing time in Catherine's life but they also completely show her fun vibrant personality. What do you think?!



Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield newborn photographer in the state of Minnesota. She is a full-service newborn photographer that creates images and products that will be cherished forever. Her work focuses on using natural elements while posing newborns safely and beautifully.