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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.


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


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


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.



Aurelia | Northfield Family Photographer

This. Girl. Is. Darn. Adorable.


One is such a fun age because not only is everything still exciting and amazing but one year olds have their own opinions and try as we may sometimes they just don’t want to do what we want.

As a Northfield Family Photographer I am used to grumpy, crazy, silly and stubborn and sometimes I think it’s even more fun to work with a different personality and find what makes them excited. In this case Miss Aurelia wanted to find the kitties, to explore and to frown at me!


What I REALLY wanted was to get some images of Aurelia snuggling and loving on her mommy because these two are as close as can be and mom really wanted to get some pictures for them both to remember this time in their lives.

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Aurelia loved exploring by the back of my Northfield Family Photographer property. She loved the branches and trees and she especially loved how we just let her do her thing.

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My favorite images from the session are from mom and Aurelia just hanging out. Literally! I love the snuggles and smiles and how simple this set up was. Mom is a nature lover and so is Aurelia so this seemed just right for them.

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I think if Aurelia was to pick a favorite location on the farm she would pick the old yurt! She loved running around, playing with mom and just in general being silly! The lighting back here is so beautiful and kids LOVE playing on a wooden deck in the middle of a woods. Who knew that something so simple could be so amazing?

I am so happy to have spent this sticky afternoon with these two beautiful ladies, I know they love their pictures and will for the rest of their lives.

Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield 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 families safely and beautifully.



Ollie | Northfield Family Photographer


One is such an exciting time in a little dudes life! As a Northfield Family Photographer I work with quite a few one year olds and also have been though 4 of my own kiddos! I love how expressive children are at this age and how different each child can be.


Mr. Ollie isn’t walking yet but he is cruising! He wasn’t going to let anything stop him from driving his cars all around, not the fact that I was taking pictures and not the fact that he was naked! I absolutely love how this turned out! He just paused for a split second with his drool trailing down his chin and I got it! Being a Northfield Family Photographer you learn you have to take lots of pictures and ALWAYS be ready because you never know what a child will do.


Mom and dad brought this special little cowboy outfit so we needed to make sure that Mr. Ollie wore it for at least one picture. So naturally this was the one thing he absolutely didn’t want to do. So goofy!

When in need of a smile or a fun facial expression you can never go wrong with, “how big is Ollie”? He was so excited to reply, “so big”!


One of my favorite tricks for helping little ones to feel happy and smile is to put mom and dad to work being super silly and playing around. In this case daddy was rocking it with some cheek raspberries and tickles and they were so cute in the one picture I took one with dad too!


Out on my Northfield Family Photography studio/farm I have a beautiful Birch tree that desperately needs a haircut! After these guys session I decided that it was going to stay messy because its long branches are just too pretty for pictures.


Over by the barn we took a few more family pictures and Ollie was nearing the point where he would throw his body down and yell at us so it was time to be a bit silly and dip him down to play. It was perfect and the exact break he needed.


As a fun little treat and a chance to use this adorable antique high school we grabbed a little donut snack for Ollie. Naturally we all thought he would dive in but Ollie had other ideas. He nibbled, he tasted, he looked at us with a confused face and then decided all was good with the powdered sugar donut. After a couple tastes he threw it on the floor. What a goof!

I had so much fun hanging out with Ollie and his parents and taking his one year pictures! Leave some love for this adorable little family in the comments.

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 families safely and beautifully.



Rhyan | Northfield Family Photographer

Hi! I'm Rhyan and the fastest crawler on the history of the planet! I love visiting our MN family photographer Amber with Amber Marie Photography. She's fun and makes my daddy swing me around in the air and be so silly with me!


I had a lot of fun at my ONE year old session this spring! Amber came up with all sorts of simple but fun set ups for me to hang out in and each time my mom or dad put me in place I took off crawling as fast as I could. It was fun, like a race or contest against my parents and I kept winning!


See this big smile here? Amber, our photographer, had daddy fly me around the room in the bowl like a flying spaceship or an airplane! You'd think I was happy to chill in the bowl but not really. Our Northfield Family Photographer is tricky like that! She still made sure I was having fun but how she got me to smile in each picture is sometimes surprising!


One of my favorite ways they convinced me to smile was the snacks. I love a good snack and being so active and little I pretty much always want a little something to give me energy. 


Once I was just over picture day they took me outside! It was like a whole new day with all the fresh air and plants. 


I have to say it. It's crazy how many pictures they took today! I really thought that all the running away and grumpy faces would have prevented this but here they are. 


Some of my favorite pictures are the ones with my mom and dad and then the three of us together. I am excited to see how our family will change and to be able to look at these special pictures of just mom and me and dad and me. 


During some of our family pictures I even got to try tasting some flowers! The flavor wasn't so great but I tried them a few times just to be sure. You never know if they might get tasty. 

As I wore out a good game of "How big is Rhyan"? completely made me forget and get happy. I mean after all I am getting "SO BIG"! 


I really am glad my mom and dad planned this special day. It's easy to forget to cherish these little things. I enjoyed my first visit to the Northfield Photography Studio and highly recommend you visit too!


Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield 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 families safely and beautifully.



Andrew | Northfield Newborn Photographer


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.


 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. 


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. 


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!


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!


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.


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.


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.



Nora | Northfield Newborn Photographer


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!


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.


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!


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. 


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!


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. 


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!


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.