Monticello High School Senior Photos

Once upon a time, a photographer thought taking pictures of babies was the best ever.  She adamantly believed she would never ever enjoy photographing big kids (ahem, total adults) as much as she loved taking pictures of all the babies.   She MIGHT have been wrong.

Danielle Geri Photography is based outside Minnesota's Twin Cities and specializes in lifestyle photography of newborns, families, children, and seniors. Contact us at DanielleGeriPhotography@gmail.com or 763-670-7657.

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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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When You're No Longer Fruitful

Let’s consider what would happen if your apple tree attempted to produce fruit throughout the year.   Just imagine what would happen if your lovely tree thought to itself , “This winter, people will really need me.  This year, I don’t need to take care of myself.  It would just be selfish to move from vibrant and producing to dormant when the individuals around me are so hungry for my fruit.  They have so much going on their lives, so now isn’t the time to stop providing for their needs. Plus, they could get mad. And I would never want to disappoint anyone.”

Buffalo, Minnesota Lifestyle & Documentary Family Photography

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How to Take Care of Your Family

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.

Danielle Geri Photography 763-670-7657 Minnesota Family Lifestyle Photography

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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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Brantley Newborn Photos | Minneapolis, MN In-Home & Lifestyle Photography

Looking for a Lifestyle & In-Home Photographer in Minnesota? Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 or DanielleGeriPhotography@gmail.com. As Minnesota’s Lifestyle and In-Home Photographer based outside lovely Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over the lovely state of Minnesota (with an obvious soft spot for Minneapolis, because Minneapolis). Specializing in Lifestyle photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and family documentary 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, Coon Rapids, Woodbury, and Wayzata, MN.

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Leah, Dan, & Baby | Lifestyle Maternity Photography | Twin Cities, Minnesota

I could hardly wait to meet my own little man, and then I wanted to PUT HIM RIGHT BACK.  Newborns are a lot of work - but so stunningly precious.  And oh, that time is so brief.  Once I decided I did indeed prefer him outside my own body, parenthood became the most beautiful, difficult, rewarding, messy things I have ever done.

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information on lifestyle photography in Minnesota. As a Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer in Minnesota and based ouside 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, Woodbury, Plymouth, Andover, Wayzeta, Big Lake, Otsego, and Wilmar, MN.

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Digital Files Vs. Print Packages | Twin Cities, Minnesota Lifestyle Photography

Unless you have been living in a cave, you are aware of multiple methods your local  (and not-so-local) professional photographers utilize to provide you images after your family/wedding/senior photos.  You may not have a strong opinion on the subject, but some feel mighty big feelings about what a photographer does with images after a photo session. 

Looking for a Lifestyle or In-Home Photographer in Minnesota? Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 or DanielleGeriPhotography@gmail.com. As a premier Lifestyle and In-Home Photographer in Minnesota and based outside Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Long picture-takes all over perfect state of MN.  Specializing in Lifestyle and In-Home photography and providing documentary 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, Woodbury, Andover, Plymouth, Wayzeta, Otsego, and Maple Grove, 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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Finding Balance in a Planning World

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good calendar as much as the next girl/business-owner/photographer.  In college, syllabus day was basically my favorite.  An entire evening of pens and highlighters mapping out my next few months and new lists ready to be marked off was my perfect evening.  Throw a little Pride and Prejudice in the background and I was one happy student.  (And, obviously, a quite popular one.)

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for more information how to tell your family's unique story using photography. As a premier 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 In-Home 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, Woodbury, Andover, Plymouth, Edina, Otsego, and Wayzata, MN.

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How to Not Hate Family Photos [Minnesota Family & Lifestyle Photography]

What should the kids wear? Are we all supposed to wear the same color? Is that no longer trendy? I want to be trendy.  I think the baby needs some mint pants.  Mint is in. Maybe mustard would be better? Do I have a top to match that? Are we supposed to match? Shoot. Is that a zit on my daughter? One ME?? Can the photographer edit that out?  What if the baby looses it?  And there is no way my son is going to sit still.  How is the photographer supposed to get a picture of him if he will not stop moving.  Are our smiles going to look cheesy? We have nothing to wear.  Do we all need new clothes?  Where can I get matching outfits? Are we even supposed to match!?!

Danielle Geri Photography provides family, newborn, senior, child, and maternity photography in Minnesota.  Based out of Buffalo, MN, Danielle Geri Photography can be found picture-taking all over the fabulous Minnesota.  Including, but not limited to, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Buffalo, Monticello, Andover,  Maple Grove, Plymouth, Blaine, Dassel-Cokato, Maple Lake, and Plymouth.

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