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the w family, rochester, mn toddler, child and family photographer

Here is another session from last summer. I am almost to my fall 2013 sessions!  I was a little nervous to photograph this family because Maren and Jason are wedding photographers.  I have to say they are also very natural and comfortable being in front of the camera which made my job easy. I always seem to luck out with my families.  Thanks guys! Their adorable little girl wasn’t too sure about photos at first but she warmed up.  Check out the photo below of her giving her “stinker face.”  It is hilarious!

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The H family, Rochester, MN family photographer

If I ever end up with four kids…I will blame this family.  Just because they make it look so fun.  You will see that in these photos.  Their momma is definitely a super mom, dad too.  And having four does not slow them down at all. They are always doing things.  I mean they take their crew to Disney, that is no easy task with four little people!  Also add them to the list of families I miss very much.  We started at their charming home with the cutest porch swing.  In fact the porch swing photo of baby sister losing it is probably my favorite.  We then headed to a park close by.  I met up again with just mom and her girls.  Baby sister was not in the mood to take photos in her adorable bday outfit on family picture day so we cut her a break.


4 generations

Sweet little abbey brought her mom, grandma and great grandma along for her two year old photos. I think it’s so precious they were able to capture 4 generations of women! I know abbey will treasure these photos.  It was very hot and humid that day i almost suggested rescheduling but since everyone was traveling to Fargo to make the session happen we just made the best of it and I am so glad we did.


6 on the 6th, Rochester MN Lifestyle Photographer

It is hard to believe July has come and gone.  It seems like you wait for summer for so long, especially after the winter we had, blink and it’s gone.  I haven’t participated in a “6th on the 6th” or any monthly topic for so long.  It feels good to bring some life back to this blog.  I am still not taking clients yet. I am not sure when I will be again.  Right now I am focusing on our sweet little family and soaking up every second of Isla’s babyhood because that too will end way too soon.  For now here is a little glimpse of our July.  Please follow along to my photog friend Carol 6th on the 6th to see her favorite images from the past month.

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Carol - Love your adorable family and what you’ve captured! Those cheeks on the last one…I love it!

6 Favorite Images on the 6th Naperville Lifestyle Photography | Chicago Wedding and Portrait Photographer - […] along to my talent friend Erika Leitch Photography, a natural light photographer based in Fargo, ND to see her 6 current favorite […]

Karthika - Just beautiful Erika! – I love the sparkler shot!

Nadeen - So happy to see you posting again! Love that beautiful light in each one! How quickly time is passing.

golden light, rochester mn family and child photographer

Here is an example of why I only shoot either in the evenings or mornings.  It is all about the lighting!  This is a prime example of “golden light.”  We really lucked out with the sunset that evening.  You never know if you will get one.  Overcast is nice too but when the light really cooperates it really makes your photos shine!  These two little ladies have such a fun personalities.  Big sister is really out going and little sister is a bit more reserved and you can see it in the photos.  Mom jumped in for a few as well to show off her cute bump.  I will eventually blog their newborn session.

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