Maternity Photography || St. Cloud, MN

Speaking of which, I hope this newborn comes so soon, because lifestyle newborn sessions top my photo dream list.  Emotions swirl those first few weeks as you vacillate from thrilled to be holding your baby to desperately craving sweet sleep.  Being a small part of such a precious time is an honor I do not take lightly.  Inviting someone into your home during the newborn season is vulnerable, but I am beyond grateful for clients continually trusting me and welcoming both me and my camera into their space.

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Mom, Take Care of Yourself

Once upon I time, in a far away land called St. Paul, lived a girl.  The girl took care of herself, as all good girls do.  She purchased raspberries and ate the whole carton by herself, she cooked entire meals (including vegetables!) despite the fact she would be the only person partaking in them, she went for runs just to feel good, she took vitamins, she slept a normal amount each night, and she even participated in things which delighted her.

And, while I enjoy photographing my own children, I love getting away to shoot lifestyle sessions around Minnesota or hunker down in my office to write.  My husband, children, and I live our beautifully messy lives outside the Twin Cities and I wouldn’t trade it.   Contact me if you are looking for a Documentary or Lifestyle photographer for your family, senior, or newborn. 

Danielle Geri Long - DanielleGeriPhotography@Gmail.com (763)670-7657

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! [From a Snow-less MN]

"Simplify the Holidays" they say.

Everywhere I turn, a well-intentioned, serene, and wise individual reminds me of the importance of simplifying this holiday season.  Yet, everywhere I turn, I am given no practical suggestions.

Thank you, World.

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Family Photos | Buffalo, MN Lifestyle Photography

My reflection led me right to my biggest fear. What if I am so excited to see them, I will forget about taking pictures and just talk about which station is now airing Mindy Project and who the Gilmore Girls should end up with? This is a real concern.  My actual nightmare is an entire photo session of no photos.  How will I explain that to my loved ones who trusted me to photograph their story? Will they hate me forever? How embarrassing!

Minnesota’s Lifestyle and Documentary Photograph, Danielle Geri Photography is based just outside the Twin Cities near Buffalo, MN. Contact at 763-670-7657 or Danielle Geri Photography@gmail.com.

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Sarah & Peter's Minnesota Fall Wedding

A Minnesota autumn wedding could not be more perfect.  From their incredible kindness leading up to the day to their light-saber fight grand entrance, I have been so privileged to be their wedding photographer.  So many details made this wedding so uniquely theirs and it was delightful to photography it all.

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Monticello Family Photography | Twin Cities, MN | Sarah + Mike

We risked the rain to head to a Monticello, MN park for a lovely family photo session!  Mike and Sarah are a delightful couple and their children are so sweet.  Photo sessions with a toddler and preschooler are definitely a challenge, but they are ALWAYS worth it.  Oh my word – I lovelovelove family photography!

Minnesota's Lifestyle & In-Home Photographer Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information.  As a premier Lifestyle and In-Home Photographer in Minnesota and based outside Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over MN.   Specializing in In-Home & Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, and Senior  photography to the Twin Cities, Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Monticello, Maple Grove, Andover, Plymouth, Big Lake, Otsego, and Wayzata, MN.

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Tara + Rob Lifestyle Photography | Andover, MN Family Photography

"We all hope our children will be kind.  While intensely long for my children to be spared from bullying, I desperately hope they are never the bully.  We hope our children will be kind to the lonely child, respectful the adults, and welcoming to the new kid."

I adore being Minnesota's family lifestyle photographer, because I adore Minnesota.Contact Danielle Geri Long at 763-670-7657.As a Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer in Minnesota and based in Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over perfect state of Minnesota.  Specializing in In-Home Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Andover, Dassel-Cokato, Woodbury, Maple Grove, St. Michael, Otsego, and St. Cloud, MN.

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My Social Media Secret

Recently, a wise woman of a different generation told a group of us mamas how lucky we are to have so much information at our fingertips.  In her day, they just had to guess.  I looked around the table and saw beautiful mothers giving parenting all they have, and with tears in their eyes.  I countered with the idea, that while often helpful, this information might be suffocating us all. 

Contact Danielle Geri Long at 763-670-7657. As a Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer in Minnesota and based in Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over perfect state of Minnesota.  Specializing in In-Home Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Andover, Dassel-Cokato, Woodbury, Maple Grove, St. Michael, Otsego, and St. Cloud, MN.

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Louella + Family | In-Home Lifestyle Photography | Minneapolis, MN

 In-Home photography sessions are the best ever.  I adore being invited into a client’s home.  I am well aware that letting a person into your space (with a camera, no less) can be a vulnerable thing, but people keep doing it.   They keep doing it, because your photo session should tell a story.  Your lifestyle session should tell your story.  When they look back at this session, they will see the path that ran through their back yard, their stunning kitchen where hours were spent, and their daughter’s beautiful bedroom.  You can find a beautiful photo location anywhere, but what place holds your heart? Your home.

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information. As a Lifestyle and In-Home Photographer in Minnesota and based outside Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over perfect state of Minnesota.  Specializing in Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to the Twin Cities, Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Grove, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Woodbury, Edina, Andover, Plymouth, Eden Prairie, Otsego, and Wayzata, MN.

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Eli + Family | In-home Lifestyle Photography | St. Paul, MN

Here, you will find photos of the sweetest family. They just relocated to Minnesota and build a “permanent” home.   Yay!   We were planning on meeting in Minneapolis and did a last minute photo shoot location change to their almost completed new-build. And I am SO glad we did! I had such a blast getting covered in dust and they were total troopers through the whole photo shoot. In-home photography tells a story of your season of life.  Lifestyle photography becomes more than just a photo session, but a glimpse into your season of life.

 

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information. As a premier Lifestyle and In-Home Photographer in Minnesota and based in Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over perfect state of MN.  Specializing in Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to the Twin Cities, Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Monticello, Dassel-Cokato, Andover, Plymouth, Big Lake, Otsego, and Wayzata, MN.

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Caleb's One-Year Photos [Twin Cities, MN | Family & Child Lifestyle Photography]

Looking for a Lifestyle Photographer in Minnesota? Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information.   As a Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer in Minnesota and based in Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes exclusively in Minnesota.  Specializing in Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to the Twin Cities, Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Monticello, Dassel-Cokato, Andover, Plymouth, Big Lake, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, and Wilmar, MN.

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Minnesota Family Photography |Collin's One-Year Pictures [Andover, MN Lifestyle Photographer]

Looking for a Lifestyle Photographer in Minnesota?

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information on professional lifestyle and portrait photography.  As a Professional Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer in Minnesota and based in Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over perfect state of Minnesota.  Specializing in Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to the Twin Cities, Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Monticello, Dassel-Cokato, Andover, Blaine, Plymouth, Big Lake, Eden Prairie, and Wilmar, MN.

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How to Keep Your Resolutions [Minneapolis, MN Lifestyle Photographer]

Lifestyle Photography in Minnesota

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information. 

As a Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer photographing exclusively in Minnesota, Danielle Geri Long specializes in Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Monticello, Dassel-Cokato, Andover, St. Louis Park, Big Lake, Monticello, and Wilmar, MN.

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We are Discontent [Minnesota Lifestyle Photography]

Dreams-fufilled become burdens; exactly what we thought we wanted, begins to grate our nerves.

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information. 

As a Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer in Minnesota and based in Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over perfect state of Minnesota.  Specializing in Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Event, and Wedding photography to Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Monticello, Dassel-Cokato, Andover, Plymouth, Big Lake, Otsego, and Wilmar, MN.

 

 

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Super Big News! [Minneapolis, Minnesota Family & Lifestyle Photography]

Two Truths and a Lie:

I love all my children equally.

I love all my photo sessions equally.

I love this photo session.

As a Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer in Minnesota and based in Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over perfect state of Minnesota.  Specializing in Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to Central MN, Minnesota’s Metro and West Metro. Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657.

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Fall Family Sessions [Buffalo, MN Professional Lifestyle Photographer]

Families change so quickly.  Those newborn babies are putting on their own shoes in a blink.  I imagine when we wake up tomorrow, they will be in college.  Don't stop taking pictures.  Whether your photos are all taken from your phone, or a professional photographer captures the changing seasons, take the time to document this season of your family.

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Daniel & Emily's Family & One-Year Photos [Buffalo, MN Family & Lifestyle Photographer]

Danielle Geri Photography specializes in Lifestyle Photography and provides newborn, senior, family, engagement, wedding, and maternity photo sessions.  Danielle Geri Photography is based out of Buffalo, MN and photographs Minneapolis, St. Paul, Dassel-Cokato, Maple Lake, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Monticello, and most of the wonderful state of Minnesota.

We opted to do her family photos in her parent's back yard in Buffalo, MN.  I adore when the location of a photo shoot is personal.  Someday, when they look at Tenley's one-year portraits, they will talk about grandma's chair.  When they look back to photos of their family at the park, they will be flooded with wonderful memories of summer afternoons.  I'm nostalgic just thinking about it.

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Steph & Adam [Buffalo, Minnesota Family & Lifestyle Photographer]

Danielle Geri Photography specializes in Professional Lifestyle Photography & provides newborn, senior, family, child, and wedding photography sessions in Minnesota. Contact Danielle Geri Photography for more information. Based out of Buffalo, MN and serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple Grove, Dassel-Cokato, Maple Lake, Buffalo, Willmar, Monticello, Central Minnesota, Minnesota's West Metro, and more. Look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

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Megan & Chris [Buffalo, MN Family & Lifestyle Photographer]

Contact Danielle Geri Photography for more information on professional photography in Minnesota.  Danielle Geri Long specializes on portrait and lifestyle photography and is based in Buffalo, MN.  Proving newborn photos, maternity sessions, senior portraits, lifestyle sessions, family photos, and wedding photography to Minnesota, photographing (but not limited to) Monticello, Minneapolis, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Blaine, Andover, Buffalo, Big Lake, Rockford, Dassel-Cokato, and Otesgo, MN.

 

Maple Grove, MN has so many beautiful areas for family pictures and we met in a stunning park.  The kiddos impressed me with their darling smiles and cooperation during family photos.  What is often a challenging endeavor (family photos in Minnesota) was actually a breeze with this family.

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5 Simple Steps to Managing Life [Buffalo, MN Lifestyle Photography]

Danielle Geri Photography is based out of Buffalo, Minnesota and provides infant, newborn, child, family, senior, lifestyle, maternity, and wedding photography for Minnesota.  Including, but not limited to, Buffalo, Monticello, Maple Lake, Plymouth, Andover, Dassel-Cokato, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Otsego, Hanover, and Big Lake, MN.

Five steps, as promised. Brace yourself for some life-changing wisdom.  Wisdom not for the drowning individual, but rather, the person just a tad behind.  The person trying to juggle it all, but ends up watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine instead of being productive.

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