Your Life is Beautiful | ID Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

Your Life is Beautiful  | ID Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

A week or two ago the owner of Fearless and Framed posted in her photography group. In the post she asked a question.

"Why do you pick  up your camera?"

Pause. Good question. 

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3 Tips For Photographing Your Weekend Story | Mankato Family Photographer | ID Photography

3 Tips For Photographing Your Weekend Story | Mankato Family Photographer | ID Photography

During busy season I live with a camera in my hand 90% of the time. And when it really gets busy I have struggled with balancing managing my business, being present with my family and maintaining my own self-care to keep my creative eye refreshed. To keep my life some what sane I would inevitably, put my camera up on a shelf when I got home. 

That meant I stopped photographing my boys for rough for 7-8 months of the year.

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Your Vision Tells Your Story & Vice Versa | Southern MN Family Photographer | ID Photography

Your Vision Tells Your Story & Vice Versa | Southern MN Family Photographer | ID Photography

Photography is an art form. It's very subjective. But at its root is storytelling. There are times where I, the photographer, am in full control of what that story is, but the majority of the time  the story comes directly from my clients lives, personalities, likes and dislikes, feelings toward the person or subjects I am photographing.

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Being in the Moment | 2016 Recap | ID Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

Being in the Moment | 2016 Recap | ID Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

2016. You were a year. And most years I would do my typical recap of my year showing my best of the best photos of 2016. And maybe eventually, I'll do that. But this year I want just want to show memories that filled me with gratitude, that kept me motivated and ultimately kept me centered. 

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I Won't Ask Your Child to Smile | Mankato Family Photographer | ID Photography

I Won't Ask Your Child to Smile | Mankato Family Photographer | ID Photography

Yep, that's right, you didn't misread the title to this blog. I, your photographer, will not ask your kids to smile. I know it sounds like I am going to fail at capturing your family moments, but trust me, I won't. Because here is what I will do.   

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Mankato Family Photographer | We are a Family | Intuition Design Photography

Mankato Family Photographer | We are a Family | Intuition Design Photography

I love relationships. It is the aspect of being family photographer I enjoy the mos and tell the story of the bonds when a new baby arrives to a family who has already has a child out of toddlerhood you can find the sweet moments of a child growing up right before your eyes. 

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The Moments of In-Between | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

The Moments of In-Between | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

I am knee deep in editing Mommy & Me session images and I needed to take a moment to pause and tell you all something:

Your in-between moments are beautiful, heart-warming, and oh so meaningful. 

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This is Me: Mama of a Boy Tribe | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

This is Me: Mama of a Boy Tribe | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

The other day my husband ask me "how are you going yo survive raising this much testosterone?" Most days I don't have a friggin clue. They confuse me and astound me at the same time. And right now they're still into smothering me. Sitting right under my arm, leaning into me, getting as close as possible.

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Finding Myself: Simply Authentic

Finding Myself: Simply Authentic

In  these moments I found myself,  I found a new style. I found that I love regular moments that tell a story of a life; of celebrated relationships; fun activities.   I bonded with unexpected details that make a story warmer, more real.  An expression of concentration, or the spirit of how a child plays, or simply the comfort of two people in love holding hands. And I found I wanted to capture perfection in moments, not in poses. 

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Capturing Perfect {Slinger, WI}

Capturing Perfect {Slinger, WI}

The season for family photos is here. The phrase "family photos" alone may bring on a dramatic, heart-pounding, palm-sweating, nervous break down for some, but for me, it brings excitement. It brings warm-tingly feelings, like a breeze of fresh air because I, as a photographer, get to capture your perfect family!

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