Father/Son Bonding in Minnesota

This past weekend was the City of Lakes Minne Loppet in Minneapolis Minnesota. We haven't done much skiing this year, but the Minne Loppet is something that Hani the Intern looks forward to every year. It's been fun to watch his progression from his first race when we had to walk along right next to him the whole time, to this year when he zipped through the entire thing on his own. 

He did still wanted Ari next to him for the epic downhill at the end, which is where this photo comes from. This hill scares me, it's icy, it's steep, it's sideways. Hani handled it like a pro this year, put his skis into "the french fry position" and shot down the hill. Ari sprinted to keep up with him in case anything went wrong. Towards the end of the hill H lost his balance and tipped backwards. Ari... let his body get ahead of him and pelted forward into a spectacular fall! Neither of them were hurt and they both shared a laugh at their epic wipeout!

They're going down!

They're going down!

Sharing a laugh and wondering what the heck just happened! 

Sharing a laugh and wondering what the heck just happened! 

In Home Newborn Photography | Jackson!

This family. I love them. A few years ago, we captured Nick and Abby's wedding day on the Northshore of Minnesota. Now, just before Christmas, they welcomed their first baby boy into the world! It was so much fun to be invited into their home, see their wedding photos all over the walls, and capture the newborness of their precious little boy! Here are a few of my favs from our session together, I can't wait to watch him grow!

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We also captured Abby's sister's wedding just weeks before little Jackson came into the world!