Family Photography || Minneapolis, MN

Photographing her brings me from central Minnesota into the heart of Minneapolis and I am grateful for the opportunity to visit her every three months for the first amazing year of her life.  Getting to know this kind couple and watch their lovely daughter grow will be a wonderful experience in 2018. I am so thankful for Lifestyle Photography and for the privilege of calling it "work!" For more information, contact info@Daniellegeriphotography.com or 763-670-7657 -Danielle Geri Long

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One Year Photos || Andover, MN

It happened again.

Another newborn turned one year old.

Watching a brand new baby grow into a spunky little toddler continues to fill me with awe. Photographing a sweet child every three months during this season of rapid development remains a privilege.  Oh, if only they would slow it down.

Alas, we photograph each little milestone, making mental notes for their first tooth, first step, and first taste of solid food.  These newborns turned toddlers capture us all with every simple thing they do. They remind us that every simple thing we do really is miraculous. 

I had the joy of returning to Andover, MN every few months to watch this doll grow.  Thank you, to her lovely parents, for inviting me to photograph this season of their life.

Danielle Geri Long

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Repeatedly selected a top Minneapolis newborn photographer, Danielle provides lifestyle photography, photographing stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Danielle and her husband are raising two delightful kids and attempting to reign in frequent over-committing, so they can do important things (like see each other and watch Netflix).  Danielle travels to Annandale, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Plymouth, Andover, Buffalo, Monticello, and more. Contact her today at 763-670-7657.

Engagement Photography || Minneapolis, MN

Because, you won't find a better couple. Getting to know them together has been delightful and photographing them outdoors, despite Minnesota's vicious spring weather, was a blast.  I am so thrilled to be finishing up this gorgeous session and more thrilled for their upcoming wedding. 

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One Year Photos || Cake Smash Session || Mpls, MN

Where did the time go?

After maternity photos, newborn session, 3 month, 6 month, and one year portraits, I am in withdrawal. I'm practically counting down the days for her next milestone I can photograph.  Fine, maybe I won't wish her life away simply so I can photograph her.

But, lifestyle photography does lend itself to a more personal session and a photographer gets attached!

Getting to know this family has been a delight. Her big sister has showered me with home-made bead jewelry, this little lady has been a champ to photograph, and once her mama called me to see if she could pick me up coffee - as I was calling her to see if I could pick her up coffee. Turns out a kid was sick and we each had to get our own. I know, life is hard. 

It's simply not open to debate, I have the best clients.

One Year Photos || Minnesota Cake Smash Photography || Minneapolis, MN

Danielle Geri Long

 Danielle Geri Photography. Top Minneapolis, MN Lifestyle Photographer.

Selected top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides lifestyle photography, photographing stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Danielle and her husband are raising two delightful kids and attempting to reign in frequent over-committing, so they can do important things (like see each other and watch Netflix).  Danielle travels to Annandale, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Plymouth, Andover, Buffalo, Monticello, and more. Contact her today at 763-670-7657.

 Danielle Geri Photography. Top Minneapolis, MN Lifestyle Photographer.
 Danielle Geri Photography. Top Minneapolis, MN Lifestyle Photographer.
 

Minnesota Cake Smash! || MN Lifestyle Photography

Thankfully, in-home photography can happen. . .  in-homes, because Minnesota winters are enough rough business.  This adorable little man's newborn and one-year photos BOTH happened to fall in the middle of this Minnesota freeze. What a crazy coincidence. 

 

Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Danielle and her husband are raising two delightful kids and attempting to reign in frequent over-committing, so they can do important things (like see each other and watch Netflix).  Danielle travels to Annandale, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Andover, Buffalo, Monticello, and more. Contact  her today at 763-670-7657.

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Extended Family Photo Session || Buffalo, Minnesota

Words cannot express how cold the weather was for this gorgeous extended family photo session.  I looked up "cold" in the thesaurus and considered just listing all the possible words here, but decided not a single one did justice to it.  Thank you, Minnesota.

Selected top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides award-winning lifestyle photography, photographing stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657

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Family Photography || Minneapolis, Minnesota

Family, maternity, newborn, grow with me, and cake smash photography sessions have each been delightful.  When you get to know a family well and watch them grow, each family session becomes more fun than the last.  And, it's hard to believe how much these children have grown.

For more information on your own Family Lifestyle Photo Session in Minnesota, please contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657. Danielle specializes in Professional Lifestyle In-Home and Newborn Photography.

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Newborn Photography || St. Cloud, Minnesota

[ . . ] I digress.  Meeting this baby was delightful. The tininess of newborns always astounds me and getting to hold them tops the list of job perks for the family photographer. 

Speaking of perks, don't even get me started on the incredible joy of the newborn to one year photo package.  Watching these newborns grow into one-year olds and families adapt to a unique child is amazing. And, there is something so special about photographing in client's homes to capture it all.

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657

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Family Photography || Andover, Minnesota || Six Months

Photographing this little lady three times in just six months astounded me.  Newborns are so fresh and lovely, three month old babies are just beginning to be babies rather than newborns, and a six month old child reminds me far more of a one-year old than a newborn.  The changes in the first sixth months of life seem like they should require years of development.

Danielle Geri - Selected top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides award-winning lifestyle photography, photographing stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Contact  her today at 763-670-7657.

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Family Photography || Minneapolis, MN

This family.

I cannot believe it's how big he's gotten.  Maternity to fall sessions and with stops in between for this family.  The regular reminder of fleeting babyhood is a perk of being a family and newborn photographer and photographing this family is always wonderful.  

Their family photo session was in a Minneapolis park bursting with autumn color.  I just love Minnesota.

Last Call for Fall Minis

While chatting about fall minis, it seems like an excellent time to mention November 18th will end the fall mini session season for 2017.  Photographing existing clients once again and meeting new families has been dreamy, particularly with the long color season in Minnesota this year. 

Now, I'm looking forward to cozy in-home lifestyle sessions and adventurous snowy photos this winter.


Danielle Geri Long

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Selected top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides award-winning lifestyle photography, photographing stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Danielle and her husband are raising two delightful kids and attempting to reign in frequent over-committing, so they can do important things (like see each other and watch Netflix).  Danielle travels to Annandale, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Andover, Buffalo, Monticello, and more. Contact  her today at 763-670-7657.

5 Reasons I Charge for Family Photos

I adore photographing families.  Each session, I enjoy an opportunity to converse with adults, meet new people, and use a skill I have worked diligently to acquire.  Despite great delight and pride with each photo gallery delivered, I still charge for my work.  

Likely, your photographer does as well.

Danielle Geri Photography is based in Buffalo, Minnesota. Please call 763-670-7657 or email at Info@DanielleGeriPhotography.com for more information.

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In-Home Newborn Photography || Annandale, Minnesota

If I could encourage you to invest in just one session, it would be a newborn photo shoot.  Newborns don't keep. Before you know it, your family will be chasing your little man around and baby-proofing your house.

 

Selected top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides award-winning lifestyle photography, photographing stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Danielle travels to Annandale, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Andover, Buffalo, Monticello, and more. Contact  her today at 763-670-7657.

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How to Cultivate Awe

The awe of a child deserves to be cultivated, in adults, but particularly in children.  We owe them the joy of observing the firsts: first robin of spring, first fruit of summer, first crimson leaf of autumn, first snowfall ushering winter.

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Kari & Nick || Monticello, MN Family Photography

We could not have asked for a more perfect morning for outdoor family photos in Minnesota.  Crisp autumn air, sunshine poking through, and golden grasses provide a lovely backdrop for Kari and Nick's Family Mini Session.  I do not know how people survive in other states, deprived of Minnesota's delightful changing seasons.

 

Selected top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides award-winning lifestyle photography, photographing stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Danielle and her husband are raising two delightful kids and attempting to reign in frequent over-committing, so they can do important things (like see each other and watch Netflix).  Danielle travels to Annandale, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Andover, Buffalo, Monticello, and more. Contact  her today at 763-670-7657.

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Valuing the Unproductive

PS. Baking cookies really cannot be beat on the unproductive scale.  It takes one million seconds for a child to measure each ingredient, dirties large dishes, requires much patience, and your end result is a sugary treat you you have to limit via threats.  I’m just saying - moms and dads deserve an award for such activities.

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Dear Moms of Newborns

Now, with this newborn, this newborn which is loud all day and and all night, you are told to enjoy this season.  This baby will only be small and fragile once, they say. This thing gives precious smiles eventually, they say. It only gets harder, they say. These people all around you, people who sleep, eat, clean, make dinner, and EAT DINNER tell you how happy you should be.

Selected top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides award-winning lifestyle photography, photographing stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in newborn and family photography, she adores watching families grow. Danielle and her husband are raising two delightful kids and attempting to reign in frequent over-committing, so they can do important things (like see each other and watch Netflix).  Danielle travels to Annandale, Minneapolis, St. Cloud, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Andover, Buffalo, Monticello, and more. Contact  her today at 763-670-7657.

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Two Social Media Rules

Well-written, logical, and thought-provoking ideas vanished, or were perhaps buried, to be replaced with fiery rhetoric.  Valid issues justifiably evoke charged emotions, but sentiments seems markedly less respectful today. Obviously, to get others to agree with you, you should always yell through your keyboard.  We know this is true, because yelling at those with different opinions always works in person as well.

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Lifestyle Newborn || Minneapolis, MN Photography

Everyone with an ounce of love delights in watching families grow, but a photographer gets a special privilege.  A photographer gets to hold fresh newborns.  A photographer gets to be tackled by that same newborn years later, while photographing another precious newborn.  Photographers get to enter into the sacred space of early motherhood over and over again.

Among top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides award-winning lifestyle photography, telling stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Monticello, MN.  Specializing in newborn and wedding photography, she adores watching families grow. 763-670-7657

 

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One-Year Portraits! || Minneapolis, MN

Walking from an in-home newborn photo session to a lifestyle one-year session will never cease to leave me in awe.  These babies drastically change in merely twelve months.  How does this happen? How are they fresh and tiny newborns one moment and having a photo session at a playground the next?

 

Among top Minneapolis newborn photographers, Danielle provides award-winning lifestyle photography, telling stories throughout Minnesota. Danielle often longs for the loveliness of the Twin Cities, while savoring country life just outside Monticello, MN.  Specializing in newborn and wedding photography, she adores watching families grow. Danielle and her husband are raising two delightful kids and attempting to reign in frequent over-committing, so they can do important things (like see each other and watch Netflix).  Contact  her today at 763-670-7657.

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