Hubbard Sneak Peek ~ Minnesota Ice Castle Photographer

Have you been to the Minnesota Ice Castles before?  Every year its in a new location and this year it was down in Eden Prairie (last year it was at Mall of America).  I had never heard of it before until my wonderful client and Matilda Jane Trunk Keeper told me about it and suggested a session there.  I have been so excited for this session and it kept getting delayed because of the weather not being cold enough to create/maintain the ice castles this year.  Well the other day we finally were able to complete our session.  Its a bit cold in there but it is beautiful.  What a lovely backdrop for a session!  We were there when it wasn’t open to the public but if you go during their open hours at night the place is all lit up.  We got to experience it with beautiful sunlight, my favorite.  Here are a few random images from our session!  Thank you Minnesota Ice Castles for letting us hold our session there before it was open to the public.

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Just Us 12 Times ~ North Oaks, Minnesota Family Photographer

The final installment of the Just Us 12 Times has finally come full circle.  I had hopes that this month I would get into the pictures during Christmas.  Well that didn’t happen because I just didn’t take many photos.  I wanted to be in the moment instead of stressing over capturing it.  And I’m ok with that.  My hubby did take this on Christmas as we all cuddled up on the couch waiting for bed time.  Can you spy the lemon drop martini?

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So instead of regretting not getting into many photos in December lets take a look at how many moments I did capture in 2014:

Remember this awesome pillow fight video?

A little Ice Skating action:

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then sledding:

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oh and here is me and my son at Easter!

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and then one month Tyler took some pictures of me and Kendall for fun.  Here he is directing me and the final product:

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This summer I managed to a picture with me and the hubby:

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Here we are enjoying Duluth:

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oh and on vacation in Santa Cruz California!:

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I took the kids apple picking:

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I think our family photos turned out great this year! (even though I messed up my settings, that Canon 5Dmarkiii really does handle large ISO wonderfully, thank you Mrs. Claus for that early Christmas gift that my hubby still doesn’t know about.  :-) )

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So all in all I think I missed one month because we were on vacation but hey I think I got at least 11 more photographs than I normally would have with me in them.  It was a fun year and I’ll be sure to keep trying to get in a few photographs every now and then.

This is part of a blog circle:  Please visit Anchored in Love to see her final installment as well!

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