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Finn & Lucy | Northfield Photographer

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I love families. I love working with relatives and getting to know families even more closely! These adorable little sweethearts were referred to me by their auntie.

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It was so fun at their session to see so many similarities between the first cousins. Some traits were just crazy like the fact that Lucy has beautiful red hair and her cousin does as well! 

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Right when they walked in the door I could tell that their mom was sisters with my other client. Their resemblance was crazy! I instantly connected with their mom and really enjoyed chatting with her and her husband during and after the session.

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Finn was just a complete sweetheart during his session and was a wonderful listener but also filled with plenty of pizzaz. He played with me, smiled and acted silly! Just my favorite way for a session to go! I mean seriously look at this smile! You can't look at this picture and not feel happy inside. As a Northfield Photographer I love capturing emotions. Happy, silly and sassy are some of my favorites. 

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Lucy was a bit more quiet but still absolutely a doll. She has the sweetest eyes and dainty features and it was so fun to highlight them while playing around with these two.

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The best is when she would look at me with a sweet smile. As a Northfield family photographer I can tell that she is going to be an extrovert like her brother when she gets bigger. She's so socially interested and loves making eye contact.

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I had so much fun getting to know the kids and mom and dad and feel honored that they chose me to photograph their beautiful babies. Kids change so very quickly and these images will last a lifetime.

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It will be fun to look back in just a year to see how much both Finn and Lucy will have changed!

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Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield Family 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 children safely and beautifully.

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Cooper & Natalie | Northfield Photographer

Oh my look at this sassy little smile! Miss Natalie was so much fun during her session with her baby brother. She was giggly, silly and in the blink of an eye would decide she wasn't having it.

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A few minute break and some fun and we were back at it with happy smiles.

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I have been an auntie for 11 years, a mom for 7 and a Northfield family photographer for 3 years and I have never seen a child have such a determined personality. If she wasn't wanting to take a picture she turned off her smile and walked away. Then was she was feeling it, she was right back to her happy silly self.

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Hilarious!

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This girl is going to be able to do anything she sets her mind to. Future doctor, or lawyer maybe? Whatever she chooses shes going to do great!

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Cooper was just a sweetheart as well in a completely different way. We started the session off with Natalie since Cooper needed some time to get to know his Northfield family photographer.

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As a Northfield family photographer I always start with the big sibling or the child that is excited and extroverted! This way it gives the younger, more quiet sibling time to get to know me and for me to win over their trust. 

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Cooper was a complete gentleman with the sweetest smiles and big beautiful eyes. He didn't take very much time to warm up and share his beautiful smiles.

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These two are so cute together and I love their coordinating outfits that big sister help picked out were just perfectly simple and sweet to take their 6 month and 3 year pictures in.

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Although nothing is as cute as a naked baby belly!

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Thank you for including me in this special time in your families lives. I absolutely enjoyed spending the day with your sweet babies. Many blessings to you all!

 

Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield Family 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 children safely and beautifully.

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Emmett | New Prague Newborn Photographer

Meet Emmett! He was a bit of sassy little man at first and just wanted to hang out with us all awake.

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It makes complete sense since as a New Prague newborn photographer my studio has all sorts of different things to absorb. There are lots of different lights and colors and sounds!

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Most babies find it to be really peaceful and ideal for sleeping but for an inquisitive little man like Emmett, it took a few minutes to learn about what was going on.

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To keep babies cozy warm and relaxed my New Prague Newborn studio has soothing sounds and is heated to the perfect temperature for a newborn baby.

I love this teddy bear style on the back because its the perfect time to get some close up images of these sweet features! 

Look at Emmett's sweet little lips and nose and toes! 

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After his pictures with mom and dad I swaddled this handsome man up to help him conk out. As you can see he wasn't quite ready to sleep. It didn't take too long though and this handsome little man was sleeping.

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Well mostly sleeping... a bit of peeking too...

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When I was styling Emmett's session I picked more neutral tones to not only coordinate well with each other but also to coordinate with Emmett's home.

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As a New Prague Newborn Photographer I always learn about my clients so that the images I provide to them they will not only love but fit well in their home.

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Towards the end of the session I really enjoy doing this pose "egg pose" and letting babies stretch out at relax so they are posed more naturally.  

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Emmett didn't want to stretch! It was so cute as I unwrapped him to stretch out he just curled into his wrap and let one leg relax out. 

It was such an honor to take your handsome little mans first images. Thank you for including me in this exciting time in your lives!

 

Amber Skluzacek is a New Prague 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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Rezac Family | New Prague Family Photographer

We all have people in our lives that we cannot imagine our lives without. These guys are one of them for me. I know I have shared previously how we have met (which is so cool). I will give a brief reminder for those of you that don't know.

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The Rezac family started at almost the exact time as the Skluzacek family so I know their story quite well. This beautiful couple got married in the fall of 2009 and just celebrated their 8th anniversary this fall. In the summer of 2010 they found out they were expecting a baby and decided to wait to find out the gender after he/she was born (YES! Love it!).

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They took a birth class in early 2011 and stumbled into a lovely couple in the hallway/bathroom. The ladies were washing their hands in the restroom when they struck up a conversation. In class they had found out they both lived in Lonsdale and were asking each other where they lived. The girl said her street name and the other woman (me) knew instantly that it was the street behind our house! I couldn't believe that we lived so close to one another and were expecting our little ones just a month apart. The guys were in the hallway learning that not only did we live close but actually were backyard neighbors!

 

It was decided that we needed to get to know one another (which was a great choice). We started car pooling to birth class and just a short while later the Rezacs welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Kaylee, into their lives. The night before they left the hospital, we arrived, in labor with our daughter Lillian. 6 and a half years later the girls are the best of friends.

Their second daughter Emily was born shortly after our second born Odin and sure enough they are like two peas in a pod.

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We are connected in so many ways in our lives and I cannot imagine a life without these amazing people and beautiful girls in it!

How Emily celebrated her fourth birthday this summer still remains a mystery to me, but I am so honored to be the one to preserve the memories of this beautiful girl and her family.

As a New Prague family photographer I love getting families outdoors, moving around and having fun. A posed image is good but an authentic moment where I capture a child having fun and being silly is my absolute favorite! These are the moments that parents will remember and cherish (I know I do).

Look at these two goofballs! This series of photos were my favorite from the whole evening. Not posed just being who they are.

 

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

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Dawson Family | MN Family Photographer

Extended families sessions are so much fun!

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When Chris contacted me about a session for her kids and grandkids I was so excited. I was happy for a few different reasons.

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Number one: it is an honor to be contacted by families to take their pictures. The photography industry is a hard career to be in. You really have to put yourself out there and stand apart and every inquiry is a compliment on our art and that you enjoy the work we are working so hard to create.

 

Number two: I LOVE big families. I grew up just myself and a half brother while my husband grew up with three siblings and TONS of cousins. Seeing all these families and working with large families makes my heart so happy. The dynamics are so different with larger families but they are so special!

 

Number three: It is so hard to get big groups together. As a MN family photographer I was thrilled to know that I was available on the one day that these guys were able to get their kids and grandkids out to their lakehome to get updated pictures of them all.

 

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To get lighting that is ideal it is hard to keep the little campers happy so I started the session out with the handsome Dax and his brother. Adding individual images of each child is really nice to be able to update frames in the house, design an album that coordinates or just put together décor that all goes well together.

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Plus I really pride myself on providing parents with images that really capture their childs personality and ideally lots of happiness too!

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I couldn't be happier with these images. Dax was just so done with pictures before we even started and it can be hard to get this many people to be lit correctly and posed nicely.

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As a MN family photographer I really prefer to have images be more natural and not as stiffly posed. After all your images should really tell a story about you and not just be a 1920's still scowl portrait.

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

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Jax | Northfield Newborn Photographer

As a Northfield Newborn Photographer I have heard so many different birth stories and learned so much about deliveries. I was so excited to hear Mr. Jax's birth story because it wasn't your typical story, he was born at home!

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I love hearing alternate birth stories because every mother's story is different and every baby comes into the world in their own special way. After having 4 children I have experienced this firsthand.

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Jax was born at his home after mom had delivered her other babies at the hospital. As a Northfield Newborn Photographer I am hearing more and more natural birth stories and I really think they are beautiful. Whether it be a home delivery, a water birth (or both!), birthing at a center or a hospital your story is beautiful.

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Each family that is expecting should talk to their doctor and with one another to find the right fit for them. That's one of the first steps of being a parent, making a decision that is yours and your partners.

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This handsome man was born in the water in a loft area in their home. In the night big sister woke up and got to experience her baby brothers birth. How beautiful is that?!

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These kiddos are so excited to have a new baby brother and he is going to be so very blessed to have these older siblings to play with and learn from.

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I'm sure mamma is loving all the help from big sister and big brother as they are old enough to not only be great helpers but also to be able to go out and play and give her some time with baby Jax.

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Congratulations on your new little boy, he is so beautiful and I am truly honored that you chose me as your Northfield 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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Haven | New Prague Family Photographer

Look at this sweet little peanut!

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Could she get any more adorable?

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Turning ONE is such an exciting milestone and since my kids are big for their age I absolutely LOVE hanging out with sweet little peanuts like Miss Haven!

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As a New Prague family photographer I love getting to know new families and document their memories. After chatting on the phone I knew that mom and I were going to get along so great. We had a great conversation and I couldn't wait to meet their sweet baby girl. 

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During our conversation I quickly realized that we live super close to one another and on walk one day stopped by to say hello!

As a New Prague family photographer I really value the importance of creating quality relationships and getting to know you and your family. It was nice to put a face to a name and to know who to look for at our upcoming session the next week.

We met at one of my favorite spots and I had our session plan all set! As a New Prague family photographer I have questionnaires and preparation guides for my clients. I knew ahead of time some of the special items that they were bringing, the outfits they were planning and the types of images that were most desired.

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It is so important with little kids to have a plan, and then a few other plans for when the first goes out the window because kids love changing plans!

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Your images are what are most important to me so I always connect so that I know what to expect and you do too! I always have lots of tricks up my sleeves and lots of fun things to bring out children's natural personalities. After all all a New Prague family photographer should be ready for anything!

I knew going into Haven's session that they were bringing a big balloon and were hoping to get images of her holding it. I planned a couple simple props and beautiful quilts to coordinate with their outfits. 

Aside from it being a breezy day it was gorgeous! The sunlight was beautiful and we had a great session!

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Thank you for including me in your beautiful families lives, I truly enjoyed our conversations and time together!

 

 

Amber Skluzacek is a New Prague Family Photographer. 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 families safely and beautifully.

 

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Rhyan |Lonsdale Newborn Photographer

As a Lonsdale newborn photographer I love when clients book prior to their delivery! Not only can I guarantee my availability for their session but it also gives me more time to get to know them and prepare for them.

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Dana booked prior to the arrival of baby Rhyan so I knew that she would be coming in soon. Dana serves in the US Army and I was so excited that she would be bringing in her fatigues to do a special set up with her daughter. What a special image for their family!

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Rhyan was one of the best behaved babies I have ever had in my Lonsdale newborn photography studio. Not only did she keep it clean (which doesn't happen in newborn photography) but she also didn't stop to eat! Most newborns, especially breastfed newborns stop to nurse a minimum of one time during their session, sometimes more! Not Rhyan, she was a little angel and slept perfectly while I worked on documenting how perfectly tiny and sweet she is!

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Prior to her session I wanted to add some new earthy headbands to my collection for her to use and got crafty. Often photographers try to create some of their own props as it can save money and also you can create props that match your set ups more closely. As a Lonsdale Newborn Photographer  I often make props to accompany some of the props I have gotten from my favorite vendors. 

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This beautiful green headband is one of the most fun bands I have made in some time! I love how sweet and simple it looks on Rhyan!

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I also made Rhyan's lace wrap in this perfect tummy time pose and also her white bow headband in the next image.

Since I knew that Rhyan was coming in soon and knew the colors that appealed to her mom and dad I knew exactly how to style her session so that her images would look great in their home and look beautiful printed together.

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I truly enjoyed getting to know Rhyan and her family throughout their photography session and gallery premiere appointment. They were so kind to me and even bought me a gift. It was the most thoughtful gift I had gotten in a long time and meant so much. 

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Thank you so much for including me in this special time in your lives. I am so blessed to be able to spend all this time with beautiful babies and their families and couldn't be happier. Congratulations on your baby girl and thank you for the honor of photographing her.

 

Amber Skluzacek is a Lonsdale 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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