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New Prague Family Photographer
I love the connections that we make and how small of a world it is even though there are so many people!
Last fall we attended the Lonsdale PTO School Dance and Odin was feeling insecure about all the big kids dancing and the darkness, so I sat with him all big and pregnant and struck up a conversation with another mom doing the same (hanging out with an overwhelmed kiddo).
As a social butterfly and Northfield family photographer I do truly enjoy meeting new peole and having nice conversations.
This beautiful family had a baby boy, a toddler girl and a daughter named Ava. Right away I realized that this woman was the mother of one of our daughters new friends at school. How cool to meet her on our own and to find out that we get along just like our girls!
It was during our long conversation we learned a lot about each other, our families, our goals, hopes and dreams. We exchanged phone numbers and looked forward to getting to know one another better in the future.
Naturally time passed all too quickly as it always seems to do! The school spring carnival happened and the LaMarche family won my raffle prize that included a session and a large wooden print!
I was so excited to hear from Lisa this fall when they were ready to start getting a session planned and styled! As a Northfield family photographer I offer a family preparation guide and help with wardrobe selection.
These guys are so much fun and as a Northfield family photographer I have had so much fun getting to know these guys and am so happy to have made new friends.
Amber Skluzacek is a Northfield 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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
Extended families sessions are so much fun!
When Chris contacted me about a session for her kids and grandkids I was so excited. I was happy for a few different reasons.
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.
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.
Plus I really pride myself on providing parents with images that really capture their childs personality and ideally lots of happiness too!
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.
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.
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.
Look at this sweet little peanut!
Could she get any more adorable?
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.