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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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Falls Fun | Northfield Family Photographer

I love these guys, I love these girls, I love this family! As a Northfield Family Photographer I absolutely enjoy getting to know new people, having new adventures and creating new friendships.

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Most families opt for fall sessions so they can get images with the warm fall colors, sweaters and layering clothes and lots of snuggles. Summer sessions are such a fun opportunity because the colors are so rich and the weather is warm! It's so fun that these guys like summer because I have so much more availability and time to put into their session (plus they are our best friends so I like to spoil them a bit). Katie is my best friend, childcare provider and our daughters godmother so it's one of my favorite things to create a ridiculously amazing gallery for her every time I have my camera on her girls!

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Jake used to hate picture day so much he literally grumbled at me (and Katie) but now after years of me fiddling with him, moving his head and scolding him to make him laugh he comes to sessions with a smile and it's the best!

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These two girls are so beautiful and have the cutest features! I love Kaylees red hair and freckles and Miss Emily and her dainty smile with blonde locks. 

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One of my favorite parts of being a Northfield Family Photographer is growing and maintaining relationships. As I worked on these lovely ladies pictures I remembered their smiles from last year, two and three years ago and can even pull out the old images to compare. It's special to be and I'm honored to have this role in families lives.

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Last year I did a session out at the Big Woods and knew I wanted to have this session here this year. I've been waiting all winter to get these little girls to a waterfall!

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It was such a fun surprise to walk the girls down a river and stand on top of a waterfall! I hope that these memories will be with them for the rest of their lives. 

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Mom and dad always need some special pictures together because it's important! 

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Being outside creates such a fun and easygoing dynamic as a Northfield Family Photographer and I highly encourage families to plan their sessions outdoor. Whether it be December or July there is beauty in our MN climate and it's way more fun to play outside that in the studio!

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Obviously a waterfall is a great spot for a MN Photographer to hang out and I have not one but TWO within 5 minutes of my studio!

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All about Kaylee here!

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Emily being sweet as always!

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And since we are here lets just play around a take a few pictures having a blast at the falls! 

Thanks for trusting me to preserve your memories guys. I love it.

 

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.

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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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Carrie | MN Maternity Photographer

I have known this beautiful family since before we were married. I had the honor of going to school with Chris and being in the marching band together (yes marching band)! These two lovebirds have been together since forever just like Eric and I.

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As a MN maternity photographer I have been waiting for session as I knew they were hoping to add to their family. We have been praying that they would be blessed with another baby and are so happy for them as they prepare for their daugter Adeline to arrive.

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We had originally planned to hold their session at a local park but with this unpredictable winter there was not nearly enough snow to have the beautiful scenery I envisioned for this special session.

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MN maternity photographers often have apparel planned for their clients and I had special gowns all planned and Carrie put together these adorable outfits to go with either gown so perfectly! These beautiful gowns both came from ChicaBoo and I love their rich colors and flattering fit!

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I was hoping for trees dripping with snow and and the ground completely covered with a fluffy layer white.

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With the ground being mostly brown and the trees looking blah I reverted to a back up plan.

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We set out for Log Cabin Pines, LLC in Elko where there are plenty of evergreens! There was just enough snow to lightly cover the trees and it was a super cute tree farm.

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They had sleds for kids to get pulled down to get a tree in and to pull a tree back in and provided the saws for you to cut your own tree. If you are looking for a Christmas tree next year go check it out!

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We took family images first and then let Miss Reagan take a break so we could take a few of mom and dad and then some of mamma and her adorable bump!

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As a MN maternity photographer I wanted to take a million more pictures of this gorgeous momma but it was super cold and everyone needed to go warm up!

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Plus I had so many gorgeous images already! ...it's just easy to get carried away when you are photographing such beautiful people.

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Thank you for the honor of choosing me to preserve this special time in your lives!

 

Amber Skluzacek is a Maternity 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 mothers safely and beautifully.

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Hayden | Northfield Newborn Photographer

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Meet Hayden. He was super sassy during his session and decided awake was the way to go.

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As a Northfield Newborn Photographer I like to give jazzed up babies some time to relax. Sometimes they need a bit more time to kick around, look at what is going around and listen to the different sounds of the studio.

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During this awake time I like to talk to babies and work on taking a few images of them awake. As much as Northfield newborn photographers typical job is to capture sleepy images it is nice to see a few awake images too. If they are happy, of course!

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The studio is filled with the sound of white noise (to mimic inside mamma) and sometimes it can take a minute for little ones to adjust to the new sounds as they have finally started to get used to the quiet of the world. I know that sounds crazy but it was noisy inside his mamma.

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Hayden was definitely the exception and spent a good amount of time hanging out happy and kicking around.

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Part of my job as a Northfield newborn photographer is to roll with each babies personality and create beautiful images regardless of how baby is feeling that day. So Hayden's family got more awake images and they were still perfectly sweet and showed his sassy personality.

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Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy and thank you so much for including me in this special time in your lives!

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Many blessings to you all.

 

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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Finley | Lonsdale Newborn Photographer

This little peanut was quite the surprise to her mom and dad as she decided to join their family 8 weeks early!

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After talking with her parents I was so excited to meet this sweet girl!

 

We got along so well and had so many things in common. I knew we would hit it off and get to be great friends!

 

It was hard because this Lonsdale Newborn Photographer had to wait until Finley got to go home. Although I cannot imagine how hard the wait was for mom and dad as they waited for their sweet baby girl to come home with them.

 

Finley just had to get better at eating and put on some weight, which makes sense since she was born at a teensy 4 lbs 7 oz.

 

When Finley was discharged we scheduled her session right away as she was already 6 weeks old which for a newborn session is a bit later than I typically aim for.

 

As a trained newborn photographer I wasn't worried as I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to help babies be extra sleepy and happy!

 

The day of her session Finley was such a sweet and sassy girl. She fell asleep right away and was super comfortable in all of her poses. Every time I moved her she would grump at me with loud shrieks and once I had her in position she would go back into a peaceful sleep. Every. Single. Time.

It was hilarious! You just have to love a baby with a nice strong personality!

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Mom and Dad were super relaxed and had a few suggestions for the session but all in all let me do my thing. I love this because sessions like this are where I can get creative and do what goes well together and with how baby is comfortable.

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As a newborn photographer when you find out Dad is a drummer you definitely ask if they are going to bring a drum.

 

According to Mom they were bringing two “gun metal bedazzled” drums!

 

That's quite the specific description and it was spot on!

 

They brought a tom and a snare and they were so much fun to incorporate into her session.

 

Thank you for including me in this special time in your beautiful baby girls life!

 

 

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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Ava Jean| Lonsdale Newborn Photographer

Nothing makes my heart more happy as a Lonsdale Newborn Photographer than to get to know families during this amazing time in their lives. Bringing home new babies is one of the most amazing blessings my family has ever gone through and is so dear to my heart. 

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Imagine my excitement when this beautiful family scheduled both their maternity and newborn sessions with me?! Not only did I get to capture Amanda's beauty as a pregnant mother but I get to meet Amanda and Jon's sweet baby girl and spend some more quality time with them! Too much excitement!

The ideal time to start working with your newborn photographer is during the pregnancy prior to the 3rd trimester. This allows the photographer to leave room in their bookings for your little one and to prepare for your session. Which is exactly what Amanda and Jon did!

 

Knowing that Jon and Amanda were expecting a little girl was all too exciting and I may have gone a little overboard on new girl accessories!

 

....Nah! You can never have too many pretty headbands, wraps and bonnets right??? Well maybe don't ask my husband because I feel like his answer would be YES!

 

I personally love the versatility and being able to get creative and put together lots of variety in my clients images. 

 

As we progressed through their sessions this summer we really got to know one another as friends and I anxiously awaited some exciting news. Their sweet girl waited until she was ready and....

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Miss Ava Jean joined their family on Friday August 18th at 8:51 p.m.

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She weighed 8 lbs 7 ounces and was 21.25 inches of perfection!

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Her session was just perfect! I know the question you are all wondering and the answer is of course! I always get peed and pooped on! It's part of the job and it's okay! It's a good thing to have newborns frequently mess up the studio. It means that they are getting plenty of nutrition and are hydrated, and that is very important early on when baby and mommy are still getting acquainted to breastfeeding. After a bit of cleaning and nursing she was so good and I ended up using up my entire plan for her session (which never happens)! 

I usually plan extras because every baby is so different and not all poses work for each baby and things get dirty. Nope not today! Just all sorts of beauty with this perfect little doll. 

Congratulations Amanda and Jon, Ava is perfect! I couldn't be more honored to be trusted to preserve the memories of this special time in your lives.

 

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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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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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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Lucy | Lonsdale Child Photographer

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Oh my goodness. Look at this cute little ONE year old! I remember seeing her mamma just a year ago so tiny and cute with her little basketball bump belly and now Miss Lucy is working on walking.

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I knew ahead of time what Lucy would be wearing so I planned a few different set ups to coordinate with this super cute outfit.

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Keeping it simple and about the child and not the props is really something that I find important.

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As a Lonsdale child photographer I do enjoy props, however I like to keep them minimalistic to keep the focus on your child and their features rather than all sorts of different things that won't have as much meaning in a few years.

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I do welcome props from families if they have something special they would like to bring. As a Lonsdale child photographer I keep touch with families ahead of their sessions to help them plan. I know what their outfits look like (and give advice if needed) and also if they plan to bring something. This way when you arrive with your child we can concentrate on their pictures and having fun together rather than trying to plan a session and get to know your child.

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Happy first birthday sweet Lucy! You have the sweetest smile and the most adorable chubby cheeks! I look forward to seeing you again soon!

If you are looking for a Lonsdale child photographer contact me today!

 

Amber Skluzacek is a Lonsdale Child 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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Meet Jack 6 Days New / Lonsdale MN Newborn Photographer

Nothing like spending a day with a beautiful baby and his awesome momma! I had so much fun working with Jack and preserving some amazing memories for his family. 6 days old and a sleepy sweetheart! 

Introducing Jack, born 8-1-2016, 8 lbs and 21 1/2 inches long.

Here are just a few of my favorites from his session. 

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Beautiful Baby Beautiful Family / Lonsdale MN Photographer

It is always a complete honor to take pictures for families. To be trusted to preserve their memories at this exact moment in life and capture who they and their children are. 

I was especially honored to take these images as these were the first pictures these two had ever had as a couple. You can just see the love they have for one another and their beautiful baby girl. We had a fabulous session with all 3 of the kids and captured some beautiful moments for these two to cherish for the rest of their lives.

Congratulations you two! 

Thank you so much for your trust in my work, I love my clients like family.  

    

 

 

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Mmmm Cake! / Lonsdale Child Photographer

Madison had so much fun during her 1 year old session, especially at the end when she got to have her yummy cake! 

These sessions are always so much fun to see little ones get to experience cake for most often the first time. My favorite moment is when they stop using their hands and just eat with their face!

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