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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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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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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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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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Lincoln | Lonsdale Newborn Photographer

Lonsdale is such a small town so you always know when new families move in. This summer we had the pleasure of gaining some new neighbors moving in. We knew the old homeowners and saw a young family moving in and I knew I needed to pop over and say hello.

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What a fun surprise to have a new young family in the neighborhood! Even better they have two little boys that are the same ages as our two boys. We had a great conversation where we discussed our love of geeky board games like Carcassone, Small World, Pandemic and Settlers of Catan. Anyone else a geeky board game lover? I love to embrace the geeky things that I enjoy (ie met my husband in marching band)!

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As a Lonsdale newborn photographer I always get excited when families are expecting new addition to their family. Babies are such blessings and as I have mentioned ten million times over I LOVE big families. Something about the dynamic between siblings I have always enjoyed. Kids in big families have to share, cooperate and also learn independence (it's pure survival).

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These guys were expecting their 3rd BOY! So much fun and so much energy!

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Lincoln was a sneaky little boy and decided to come before his scheduled induction! It was a tough day for mom and dad who recently moved from out of state.

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I honestly told them to give a call if they needed a last minute sitter because we live so closely to one another.

 

They had to pack up the boys and RUN to Burnsville!

 

 

 

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Luckily the nursing staff helped them out as they welcomed their newest handsome little man into their family. As a newborn photographer (and an experienced mother) I know how often this can happen and am just glad that they made it in time and didn't have to deliver their baby in the car!

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Thank you for including me in this special time in your handsome baby boys 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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