Baby Gavin | Baby's First Day - Minneapolis Fresh 48 Photographer

Baby Gavin made his way into the world 10 days early at the Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis, MN.  For 796 days, Christine and Adam had prayed for this sweet rainbow baby to hold in their arms.  The first-time parents opted to wait until birth to find out the gender and they couldn't wait to see the reactions from their families!  The wait was finally over when they were surprised with a beautiful baby BOY, weighing 6 lb 8 oz and measuring 22 inches long.

As they were getting acquainted, the little family was joined by a parade of grandparents, aunts and uncles.  From the moment she walked through the door, proud first-time grandma Linda couldn't contain her tears of joy.  Baby Gavin was showered with endless hugs, kisses and snuggles, and Daddy even cracked open a celebratory beer (since cigars aren't allowed!). 

Life will never be the same, and hearts are now bigger than they've ever been before, filled with love for this sweet child forever.  Congratulations, N family!

Christine + Adam | Waiting for Baby - Twin Cities Maternity Photographer

Isn't she gorgeous?  As a Twin Cities maternity photographer, I love getting the opportunity to photograph pregnant mamas (and daddy, siblings, puppies and anyone else in the family!) as they anticipate the arrival of their sweet baby.  Even more fun, I will be there to document when Christine and Adam's precious baby arrives and meets the family for the first time.  They also are waiting to find out baby's gender until birth... even more of a fun surprise!

As a new mama myself, I am acutely aware of all the changes that a pregnant mama is going through -- the big things and the little things.  But mostly, I love to observe the love and joy of a couple in love, waiting to snuggle their babe.  And when you add in a sweet puppy big brother in Sebastian, you have one super cute family photo... just waiting to add baby!

Congratulations to these soon-to-be parents!  Cannot wait to meet baby N in a few short weeks!

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Katie + Jason | The Grands at Mulligans - Grand Lodge Wedding in Sartell, MN | Central Minnesota Wedding Photographer

The Wedding Day Team

Photographer:  Laura Robinson Photography
Venue:  The Grands at Mulligans - Grand Lodge | Sartell, MN
Wedding Gown:  Mori Lee from The Wedding Shoppe | St. Paul, MN
Bridesmaids Dresses:  Jim Hjelm from D'Anelli's | Lakewood, CO
Tux Rental: Savvi Formalwear | Maple Grove, MN
Bridal Shoes:  The Wedding Shoppe
Rings:  Dan Gould Jewelry
Floral Design:  Paper Flower DIY design by the bride
Caterer:  The Grands at Mulligans
Cake:  Lunds & Byerlys
Invitations:  Vistaprint
Decor:  The Grands at Mulligans

Wedding Colors:  Lilac and Ivory

Katie and Jason's wedding at The Grands at Mulligans in Sartell, Minnesota took place in the Grand Lodge.  The couple had met online through in 2014 and hadn't spent a day apart since.  Their love was evident in every look, every touch, every kiss throughout their day.  

The threat of rain storms all day did not dampen the excitement and love of their day!  They had planned for an outdoor ceremony and thankfully, the rain held off, though the wind was definitely blowing everyone around a bit! 

Their wedding style was classic elegance with a lot of little DIY touches, such as the paper flower bouquets, made by the bride.  They also gave Elderflower lemonade as their wedding favor, as homage to their new married name.  They partied the night away with family and friends!

Congratulations, lovebirds!

Claire + Bryan | A Sunset Stroll Through St. Anthony Main - Minneapolis, MN Engagement Photographer

When your engagement session includes an adorable Goldendoodle dog named Larry Bird, who also happens to wear a bow tie... it's going to be fifty shades of adorable!  St. Anthony Main is one of Minneapolis' most beautiful historic neighborhoods, with the perfect combination of old world charm and modern convenience.  Claire and Bryan call this little piece of heaven "home", along with their adorable pup, Larry Bird.  The pair met online and, coincidentally enough, worked across the street from one another before they finally met.  Bryan proposed on the third anniversary of their first date and they will be celebrating their marriage in their little neighborhood in just a few weeks.  

Congratulations, lovebirds!  We are so excited to celebrate with you in a few weeks!