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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When Pants No Longer Fit

 Today, let’s choose to be thrilled with our bodies. I am deciding to be grateful for splendidly functioning shoulders and less-than-perfect-but-not-terrible knees.  And, while my body displays marks of motherhood, I would give my body tenfold for these children if required. Merely by existing, your body performs countless processes beyond our comprehension. . . Forget about old pants and scale numbers. Be healthy, walk around, and find peace with your body – despite imperfections.

 

 

 

 

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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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4 Things to Write in a Wedding Card

I routinely crumble under this pressure.  My cards typically say, “We are so happy for you! Best wishes! We would love to have you over for dinner sometime! We love you!” Occasionally, I tone down the exclamation points, but generally not. I over compensate for my lack poetic advice with intense emotion about dinner.

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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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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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Jillian's Senior Photos | Twin Cities, MN Lifestyle Photography

Someday, my children will be seniors and I will stare longingly at them as they pose for senior photos and think about when I used to squeeze their cheeks (for real) and stare at them as they slept (because sleeping babies are the best babies).  I simply cannot handle such a bizarre thought.  My children will never be seniors.  We will be one little happy family stalled out in the toddler years FOREVER.  (Although, if someday they can toilet themselves, that’d be fine.)

Looking for a lifestyle photographer in Minnesota? Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 or DanielleGeriPhotography@gmail.com for more information. Minnesota's lifestyle photographer traveling all over these lovely Twin Cities, Danielle Geri Long is based outside Buffalo, MN.  Specializing in In-Home Lifestyle  and Documentary Photography and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Extended Family 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, Rockford, Otsego, and Wayzata, 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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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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Introducing Newborn Violet! [Minneapolis, MN Lifestyle Photographer]

Contact Danielle Geri Photography at 763-670-7657 for your picture-taking needs! 

As a Lifestyle and Portrait Photographer in Minnesota and living in "rural" Maple Lake, MN, Danielle Geri Photography picture-takes all over the fabulous state of Minnesota.  Specializing in Lifestyle Portraiture and providing Newborn, Maternity, Child, Family, Senior, and Wedding photography to Minnesota’s Metro, West Metro, and Central MN. Areas served include, but are not limited to, Buffalo, Maple Lake, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Monticello, Eden Prairie, Andover, Plymouth, Big Lake, Wayzata, and Wilmar, MN.  Also, I'll totally photograph anywhere warm all winter long. Specifically Mexico and/or Hawaii. Hint hint.

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