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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The Timeless Emotional Quality of Black & White Images | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Photographer

The Timeless Emotional Quality of Black & White Images | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Photographer

Back in 2012 when I was a fresh-behind-the-ears photographer, the image below solidified my decision to include a black and white copy of all the images I presented to my clients in their gallery. It was one of my first in-home newborn sessions and this little one was not a huge fan of being wrapped up tight and I was too nervous about safely capturing him to even begin to thinking about doing composites. 

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Beauty, Strength & Self Love | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Senior Photographer

Beauty, Strength & Self Love | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Senior Photographer

You can always bet if I am writing a post about a senior session, some where in that post I will be talking about confidence. It's not that I want to inflate their egos, but I am huge believer in self-confidence, in owning your skills and abilities and loving what makes you unique, strong and WORTHY of self love. 

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Dress Thyself First | ID Photography | Mankato Photographer

Dress Thyself First | ID Photography | Mankato Photographer

Yesterday I was talking with my friend about the expectations vs reality of motherhood. Our conversations came around to me sharing a comment I had received while about and about.

"You don't look like the haggard mom of three boys!"

Wait, what? My minds said. My mouth said. ""don't be fooled, I can clean up nice when I get the time." Win for being mildly passive aggressive.

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We Need to Do Better... | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Lifestyle & Documentary Photographer

We Need to Do Better... | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Lifestyle & Documentary Photographer

The other day I was browsing one of my local Facebook photography groups to find answer an to a question that was posted. As I browsed through the comments I landed on one that made my blood boil. It was snarky, it was rude, and it epitomized the fear and frustration that I encounter when networking with other photographers in my local photography industry. 

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The Business of Being Affordable | Intuition Design Photography| Mankato Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer

The Business of Being Affordable | Intuition Design Photography| Mankato Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer

"Your work is amazing. But I was only looking at spending $50-$100." 

I am going to be honest. Every time I hear this its like getting kicked in the gut. But it also kicks me into full drive to work even hard to achieve my dream of owning a successful small business. 

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Bask in Your Confidence | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Senior Photographer

Bask in Your Confidence | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Senior Photographer

I love my job of being a photographer. While its definitely doesn't carry the same responsibility as being a parent or paramedic, it has its own responsibilities when it comes to enriching lives.

I know you may think that statement might be taking it too far. But I don't. 

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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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Once In Forever: The Importance of Family Portraits | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

Once In Forever: The Importance of Family Portraits | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

This past fall I was given the privilege of photographing over 70 families over 3 days of mini sessions. You know what the common theme was? We haven't had a professional images done since: __________. Insert a any number of years from 2 to 4 to even 10 ...

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The Tale of Cute Toes | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

The Tale of Cute Toes | Intuition Design Photography | Mankato Family Photographer

I have a confession. I am OBSESSED with baby toes. I am in the process of curating images for my website (the same look, but new branding colors and new images!!!...I'm pretty geeked about it!) and I realize I have an affinity for pudgy little newborn toes! Not to mention their soft little hands making little baby gestures. Sigh...so sweet.

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