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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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Aurelia | Northfield Family Photographer

This. Girl. Is. Darn. Adorable.

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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!

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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.

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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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Ollie | Northfield Family Photographer

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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.

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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.

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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”!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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"! 

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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.

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Andrew | Northfield Newborn Photographer

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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.

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 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. 

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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. 

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Alex & Will | Northfield Photographer

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I love working with kids of all ages and am never surprised anymore by how different kids behave. I went into Alex and Will's session ready for anything since I have a bit of experience with boys close in age.

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Sometimes I feel embarassed because my two boys (ages 3 and 5). We work hard to teach respectful behaviors and still the boys are rambunctious, wild and all over the place.

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I felt a sense of great relief while working with these two little guys as they were exceptionally similar to my boys. Phew! As a Northfield photographer, I have this! Plus maybe my kids are just totally normal and boys are just like this.

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These two were so silly, goofy and so much fun.

My favorite part of the session (yes seriously my favorite) was when Will wanted to stand on a crate for some pictures. Okay sure! We can do that.

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Well no sooner than 2 seconds into Alex's idea his brother Will came over and ripped the crate out from under his feet. I immediately thought of my boys and how they would have likely done the same thing!

Alex was super impressive on his feet, no pun intended, as he landed on his feet! No tears, no upset. They just kept going like nothing had happened.

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That is just the most funny thing and I once asked my brother in law when boys outgrow the crazy, energy and rough housing. He said maybe around age 26. Well I think we both have some more time to deal with all the energy with two young boys.

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They are a bundle of energy but very much fun! I loved working with your sweet boys and thank you so much for trusting me to preserve your special memories.

 

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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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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