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Brady | Northfield Newborn Photographer

Brace yourself for some stunning pictures of one of the sweetest babies of the year! This Northfield Newborn Photographer had a hard time sending this sweetheart home because he was so perfect at his session.

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Little momma love for Brady and some sweet family snuggles as a family of 4!

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If you get to cuddle with mom then you have to get to daddy snuggles in next!

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So could this be any sweeter? Miss Morgan is super proud to be a big sister! She rocked the super smiles, the snuggly kisses, the sweet smiles and the sassy smiles all within a few minutes.

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As a Northfield Newborn Photographer I love getting a variety of sibling poses because as a mother I know how difficult getting your kids to cooperate together can be! Naturally Miss Morgan was a superstar and was perfectly sweet and done for the day after her pictures with her baby brother.

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Brady = Blue! I mean seriously look at these rich tones and how perfectly this little doll looks. I think mom and dad should toss all the rest of his clothes and keep him in blue always. Plus the bonus there would be less ruined clothes because blue would hide all the kids stains! Quite the perfect plan!

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Years ago a family brought in fishing set handmade by grandma to their Northfield Newborn Photographer, it was sweet and fun and such a special memory for everyone. Luckily it was this family and they got to bring it back for Brady’s session! Here is Brady rocking the family fishing set just like his big sister did.

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One of my favorite poses for Brady. He rocked the tummy time pose at my Northfield Newborn Studio and the greens were so stunning and rich. The greens were a perfect accent color to his very blue session!

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Surprise surprise! Brady’s last set up was some amazing blues! Sweet and sleepy for his lips, fingers and toes close ups. My favorite part of lips close ups are when you can see the nursing blister. It makes me reminisce about our own babies and their little blister on their lips throughout that first chunk of their lives. It’s one of those little things that I will never forget.

Congratulations Wick family on your beautiful blessing and thank you for including me in this special time in your lives!

Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield Newborn Photographer in the state of MN. She is a full service newborn photographer providing professional quality imagery and artwork that will be cherished forever. She has studied with some of the most world renowned newborn photographers and focuses on using natural elements to pose newborns safely and beautifully.

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Leona | Northfield Newborn Photographer

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You'd never guess how old this little doll is?!!! Most newborn sessions take place when baby is 6 to 14 days old but since miss Leona's big sister had her session at 5 weeks her family wanted to have the girls have their sessions at similar times. During their session I kept the props simple and sweet like these two girls. A couple favorite were my big HUGE winter white flokati from Luneberry and my burlap layer also from them!

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It also worked out great to have Leona's session now since big sister had just turned one and the girls could share their session time! As a Northfield Newborn Photographer I love taking the images that parents are really hoping for in their sessions! After all it's their session time so catering it to their needs is exactly what is right to do! In this case a standard newborn session with some big sister individuals was the right fit. 

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While at the Northfield Photography Studio you have to get some pictures with your kids! It's so hard to get in front of the camera when you are chasing around little ones and it gets harder the more kids you have! Look at momma and her little dolls! So sweet and so real! It's a toss up but I really think the one with Ida poking mom in the face might be my favorite one! It's probably because as a mother I know that my kids are always fiddling with me too.

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As much as I love a good mother/daughter or mother/son image there is always an exceptionally soft spot in my heart for daddy/daughter or daddy/son images. It goes back to the whole parents not getting their pictures often enough but also to the part where dad is the protector and here he is just cuddling his loves. Perfection!

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It's always fun as a Northfield Photographer to capture the little things. The interactions between family members are my favorite! Look at Ida look at her baby sister and her daddy look at her. Sweet and simple but so special!

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Like her big sister Miss Leona LOVED being cozy and super swaddled up! I utilized a bunch of different poses with this wrap since Leona was so happy and warm!

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Lucky for us Leona also didn't mind being a bit less wrapped up so I could capture more of her sweet little fingers and toes! After all babies grow exceptionally quick and it'll be no time before she's chasing after her big sister. Look at what a serious girl Leona already is! It'll be fun to see if she is more like daddy and Ida is more extroverted like momma.

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Here is Ida! So big and rocking the perfect toddler pout. I cannot get over how amazingly smart and verbal she is! Ida talked and talked and talked! Our daughter is a bit older than her and barely has anything to say but Ida was quite the conversationalist. So cool!  

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Little bit more sisterly love and more of Leona! Sweet girls. I am so happy for you all as you welcome your new baby girl into your family! You are going to have the best of friends right here. Thank you so much for bringing your little dolls to me to preserve your memories. They are so beautiful. 

 

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

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Andrew | Northfield Newborn Photographer

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Nothing like working with a teensy little baby boy! Mr. Andrew was a such a polite boy for his Northfield MN Newborn Photography session and slept soundly for most of the time.

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Early on into the session I really wanted to do a hanging image with Andrew. He was so small and such a sleepy boy I knew the result would be amazing and here it is! This is a composite of multiple images. All images where a baby is seemingly supporting themselves in an odd way or where a baby would be in any type of compromising position is composited. As a Northfield newborn photographer safety is exceptionally important and always come first in my studio.

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 Mom and dad images are always one of my favorite poses. As a parent I know how little you feel like taking pictures after you have given birth but also how special it is to have images from these early moments with your new baby. 

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This session was extra fun because mom and dad had some extra special things that they were bringing with to have photographed with their new little boy. The first item was a Houston Rockets run. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted to incorporate a rug into an image and then after seeing it I knew I wanted to treat it like a basketball court and somehow get Andrew onto it. I asked my husband about cutting up a basketball to put him into and he suggested deflating it! We sure make a good team. Here are the final images of the first time I put a baby into a basketball. 

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The second thing that mom and dad were bringing was a superhero blanket. This was extra special to them as Andrews whole pregnancy was superhero themed including his shower. This little superhero needed an extra special set up with his cape and blanket. What made it a bit more cute was a pair of my daughters doll glasses that fit perfectly on Andrews little face. I love the result and my daughter was astonished that he was little enough to wear her doll glasses!

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As you can see by this diverser gallery Andrew was quite the little model. He snoozed happily while I fiddled and posed and took tons of beautiful pictures!

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It's crazy to believe but babies are often very settled and comfortable in the bucket pose. The bucket is prepared for their little bodies and they are used to having their hands up by their faces. Getting a baby out of a bucket is a bit more difficult but naturally Andrew for amazing for this Northfield newborn photographer.

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Toward the end of a session I always enjoy doing more "unposed" images and slowly unwrapping babies. It is fun to see how they stretch out and to take a few images that are different than the typical posed newborn set ups.

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Congratulations Streveler family on your new beautiful boy! I couldn't be happier for you and am absolutely honored you chose me to take Andrew's first pictures. 

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

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Thomas | Northfield Newborn Photographer

Oh my goodness! Do you see these sweet chubby cheeks?!!!

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Mr. Thomas was one of my oldest newborn clients even though it's really hard to tell!

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He was not the standard 6-14 days but a whopping 5 weeks!

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Sometimes with an older baby they don't want to sleep quite as much. However this was not the case for this handsome boy at all.

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As a Northfield newborn photographer I always go into a session with a plan (I have worked with baby's parents to find out colors etc. of their home and preferences). Babies don't necessarily follow my plan but this way we can get the session started right away and then when something throws off the plan I have an alternate route prepared!

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Thomas hung out awake for a short while so I worked during this time to capture his beautiful eyes. His mommy said she was really hoping for some pictures with his eyes open. 

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It can be hard to capture newborn eyes well since they have a tendency to be less focused and moving around quite rapidly, however Thomas was very focused on his Northfield newborn photographer

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Shortly after that he fell asleep and we dove right into a whole bunch of sleepy perfection! The rest of the session was pretty quiet and Thomas was 

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Congratulations on the arrival of your handsome little man! I absolutely am honored you chose me as your newborn photographer.

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.

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Nora | Northfield Newborn Photographer

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At Miss Nora's newborn session I asked if they would like using a green wreath. Little did I know that not only did they love the colors and style but that momma grew up with dogwood and it was very special to her! As a Northfield newborn photographer I absolutely love making these special connections with clients and this was beyond meant to be!

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Miss Nora wasn't as excited about picture day as mom and dad were but she still tolerated me bugging her and we were able to get lots of beautiful sleepy images of this precious girl.

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Some of my favorite images as a MN newborn photographer are the cuddles with mom and dad! There is nothing like a daddy proudly holding his new baby or a mother snuggling this amazing blessing that she grew inside of her!

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I ALWAYS add in momma to daddy's picture and add in daddy to momma's picture. This way you get TWO (or more) family pictures with your sweet blessing in your final gallery. 

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As a Northfield newborn photographer I always try to add extra earthy textures and natural tones to add to images. I love a bit of greenery or other textures!

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This cream sheepskin is a favorite and if you look through the blog I can guarantee you will see it pop up again and again. It is so beautiful, soft and versatile! I would love every color that Luneberry has to offer but turns out I have to take it slow because there are tons of beautiful newborn props out there!

I love to use it in buckets, baskets, trenches on the floor and pretty much everywhere so you can see where it is a favorite. 

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While Nora was awake I took the opportunity to capture a few images with her eyes open and to let her get some wiggles out. Look at that sweet yawn... and boom asleep!

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As you can see Nora wasn't awake for too long but just long enough to see her eyes, take a few images and conk back out for a few more poses! 

Thank you so much for coming to me to preserve Nora's newborn images! It truly means so much to be honored with such an important job and I couldn't love meeting new families more! Congratulations and many blessings!

 

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

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Adeline | Northfield Newborn Photographer

I have been awaiting the day that I would get to meet Miss Adeline for a long time and I know that mom, dad and big sister could hardly wait for her to join them!

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As a Northfield Newborn Photographer i love getting to be a part of families lives and sharing in their story. 

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This story is especially beautiful as Miss Adeline and her big sister had an extra special journey to get here. Mom and dad have had a hard time conceiving naturally but with the love of God and some help from the medical community they have been blessed with these two beautiful girls. 

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As both a friend and their newborn photographer I knew they were trying again and my family joined in their prayers that Reagan would be a big sister soon. 

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Mid last summer I found out that they were expecting and cried the happiest of tears for this gorgeous family as I knew how long awaited this precious girl was. 

The day of their session both girls were just the sweetest, most polite dolls. I mean you can tell by  the pictures how great they are right?! 

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We not only took images of Adeline, but also of Reagan and a few family images. If you are dressed nicely and visiting your Northfield Newborn Photographer you mine as well get some with everyone too!

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In the past Miss Reagan has been a little bit shy but not today! Nope she was JAZZED! After all she is a big sister, four years old and adorable! It was all silly smiles, giggles and fun as we played around in the studio. She started off by taking some images in her new airplane (courtesy of grandpa Vlasak). This is so very special because almost everyone on mommy's side of the family is involved in air travel!

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Then we added baby sister and worked on getting the group shots before anyone got too hot!

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Once we were done with sibling and family images it was time to focus on this beautiful blessing. She was a tad grumpy so I pulled out all the tricks and got her snug and cozy in a variety of wraps. She LOVED being swaddled up and mom and dad LOVED these images of her just snug as a bug!

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Congratulations you guys, I couldn't be more happy for each of you and your beautiful addition to your family. 

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I am so honored to have taken Adelines first images and love having you not only as clients but friends. 

 

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

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