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    I am so glad you are here! I really am. I hope you like it here. I hope you find that I really strive to create beautiful, timeless, precise representation of you and your family through my work.

    I am an experienced photographer serves Central Minnesota and beyond. I have a studio in downtown Alexandria, MN as well as provide on location photography. I offer photography for families, children and newborns, grads, business and boudoir.

    One of the best compliments I can receive besides, "Have you been getting younger? You look fantastic" :) is, "You captured us so perfectly". The other best compliment is when you tell your friends about my work. It truly is my honor. I am so blessed you choose me as your storyteller through photography.

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Summer. Shoeless and full of sand and near the water. It is really all anyone wants in the summer am I right?

Charlie and Ryan have it down pat. I just love this session so much. I love we still got those “look at the camera shots” and the “everything in between” shots. Those, are honestly my favorite. Those are the story of your life. I know it may seem strange to have a professional photographer take photos of your kids’ messy faces from ice cream, or soaked hair from the best splashes from the lake or pool. But when you kids are all grown up, it is amazing how much you will forget about the every day things like that. I know it is a different time because everyone has a camera with them at all times, but an iPhone can only do so much. So when you are thinking about your family sessions, let’s do the posed, and then get over it quickly and move on the fun stuff!

Oh give me all the big, squinty, trying-so-hard smiles.

I would love to tell you what is going on here….but I have no idea. 🙂

Or here…what the what? But it is just so good.

And then there was ice cream treats. Oh yes.

And their mom is my dental hygienist. So to me, this is totally hilarious!

I am pretty sure that is exactly how I look at ice cream too.

And then…..there was an airplane!!! I still laugh thinking about this! It is a such a hard thing for me on sessions….I sometimes find myself just laughing and not snapping photos. I am so lost in the moment, then I pull it together and do my job.

 

I have only a few spots in September, which honestly is my favorite month to shoot. It still looks and feels like summer for the most part, but there is hints of fall. But…that is what I have left on my schedule. So if you are thinking you want your family’s memories documented with me, please, please call soon. I hate to tell people that I am booked and can’t fit them in. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Smiling is my favorite – Buddy the Elf.

Seriously, Hannah has one of the best smiles around. So infectious! I couldn’t help to smile and laugh when hanging out with her and her momma at her senior session last summer.

Oh that sunflower field and friendly farmers who share it with grateful photographers. <3

I have to say most photographers are so respectful to property mostly because we want whatever it is in the shot…to be honest. But we respect beauty, so therefore most of us leave property just as we found it. And this is important, even if you aren’t a professional photographer….don’t damage property, nature, or anything to get the shot, after the shot and at any time of the shot. Just ask my clients, they will tell you how I tell them to watch where they step, don’t knock anything down, don’t break anything. Please, please, please respect nature. Ok…stepping off my soapbox now.

Summer….it is coming. I know it just snowed yesterday, but today I sat on the patio and had my lunch sitting in the glorious sun!

I need to tell you, that I only have two August sessions left. September and October have a few openings yet. But my summer is almost booked. Not just for seniors…but families too. I am a higher volume photographer, but I do have a limit per week and things booked up super fast this year. I would not wait to schedule your session. It will be gone soon!

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I am thinking that the countdown to the last day of school is on. Like Donkey Kong.  Don’t rush it….it will be here before you know it. In fact so will your 25 class reunion. So what is a few short weeks before graduation? A blink…that is what it is, a blink. Enjoy these last weeks of school. No, I am not kidding. 🙂

I just finished Sarah’s Keepsake Album and wanted to share from her session. In fact a couple of the pages will show up here in this blog.

Thank you Sarah! I can’t wait to see your album, should be here soon!

 

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Kindred People, Ella’s Salon, DJ’s Tap House & Grill, and Jennifer Guenther Photography are all teaming up for the mac daddy of prizes!!
It’s Kindred People’s second Birthday Bash! We are excited for them and want to help celebrate in the best possible way by giving you the presents!!!!
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Join us Saturday, May 6th to get entered to WIN:
-$150 Jennifer Guenther Photography gift card. (Plus, the first 25 purchases get a free gift!)
-$200 Kindred People gift card
-$100 Ella’s Salon silver spa package (express manicure, spa pedicure + 30 minute massage) Plus, a $142 spa product basket!
-$50 DJ’s Tap House & Grill gift card
Over a $600 value!! Seriously.
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Who wants to win this amazing prize?! 🙋🏻🙋🏼🙋🏽
How do you win?
Head to Kindred People’s birthday bash on May 6th to put your name in the drawing.
Must be present at the event to enter to win. *No need to be present when the winner is drawn.*

 

 

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And Tristin! I am working on Tristin’s senior album she ordered and thought I would share some from her sessions.

Tristin’s family own’s Country Blossom Farm here in Alexandria. If you haven’t been out there, you absolutely NEED to. Every year they are adding to the amazing orchard and gift shop. And you have to get the donuts! Seriously, ridiculously good donuts and so much more. I love the apple pie and I am kind of an apple pie snob, because my grandma’s apple pie is the best in the county…their’s is pretty darn close. When Tristin and her delightful momma came to pick up their print order they BLESSED me with 3 cake boxes full of donuts. I thought I had died and went to heaven, but it turned out I passed out from too much sugar. 😉

When Tracy contacted me to do Tristin’s senior photos they naturally wanted to do them on the farm. Which I was thrilled to do so. They also wanted two sessions, one in the spring while the apple trees were blooming and another during the summer. I can’t tell you which session I like more because that isn’t fair. I love them both. So here you go….grab a cup of coffee or tea, you will be scrolling a while.

Seriously, I want to live there just so I can have these goats.

 

Isn’t she so darn cute? I love her red hair and freckles. I told her she better NEVER color that hair. I think she is told that a lot!

And now onto her summer session. Which couldn’t have been more opposite in weather. Her spring session we, well, her more than us, pretty near froze our buns off.  Her summer session was one of the hottest most humid day of the year!

A lovely private, quiet lake that I want to remain posted on that dock for every day in the summer.

I could not love these more. Telling this girl think the “Sound of Music” in a wheat field, this is what you will get. 😀

Then she and I reeled it in again.

When you plant one of the biggest pumpkin patches, you need to have a photo of your hard earned work.

 

And their raspberry greenhouse. Everyone should have one of these, then I could take their photo in it and it would be this darn good.

 

Thanks Tristin & Tracy! You two are a blast!

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