Kelsey + Odin | Motherhood Photography | Minneapolis, Minnesota

There are so many good moms out there. There are a few amazing moms out there, Kelsey being one of them.

After casually knowing each other in high school, we were able to reconnect when I moved back to Rochester from San Diego. We became moms within a little over a year from each other and have been able to spend some brunches, happy hours and child-less nights out together since. It’s been so fun to see how Kelsey really does it all – with so much love, ease and thoughtfulness. She’s completely engaged with her friends while still being attentive to her little guy Odin. She’s a full-time working mom who still seems to be constantly present and pursuing her passions. Basically, she’s amazing and I feel like I always have so much to learn from her.

Kelsey and Odin stopped up to Minneapolis last month to get some motherhood photos. Check out their sweetness below.

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Marit Williams is a Rochester + Minneapolis, Minnesota wedding and portrait photographer. Marit specializes in wedding, family, motherhood, newborn lifestyle, the first year, maternity and senior photography. Her natural,simple style ensures the focus of your portraits is on you and this not-to-be-forgotten chapter of your story.

 

 

 

Introducing Sloane | Rochester, MN Natural Newborn Photographer

 

Miss Sloane was born to two of my favorite people in the world last fall. Although she’s not blood-related she’s going to be stuck with me as an “aunt” for the rest of her life! Sloane is the daughter of one of my oldest, dearest friends Jessie and I was SO honored to be able to photograph her newborn photos when they came home to Rochester, MN a few months back.

Baby Sloane was a gem and snoozed through most of her session. Like all my newborn photography sessions, we took our time – lots of breaks for feeding and rocking…and chatting! We captured her sweet little expressions when she was awake which were both adorable and hilarious as you’ll see in the photos below. I’m so glad I was able to capture a few of Sloane with her mama as well. Love those two together!

 

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Just tonight, I saw a photo of Sloane. She’s growing and changing so much. I haven’t seen her in a few months and it’s hard to believe she’s not a tiny newborn anymore. It’s no joke that those first few weeks and months are fleeting and a blur. I know Sloane’s parents are grateful we captured all her little details when we did. Those sleep little newborns quickly turn into giggly, chunky babies and those chunky babies turn into wobbly little toddlers. I love that photography freeze those ages – those moments – in time.

If you’re expecting a baby and are interested in capturing your child through maternity or newborn photography in Rochester, MN or Minneapolis – contact me today by filing out this form. My First Year Collective is a discounted package that includes maternity, newborn, four-month, eight-month and one-year-old photography sessions; capturing all the details of your baby’s first year of life.

Marit Williams is a Rochester + Minneapolis, Minnesota wedding and portrait photographer. Marit specializes in wedding, family, motherhood, newborn lifestyle, the first year, maternity and senior photography. Her natural,simple style ensures the focus of your portraits is on you and this not-to-be-forgotten chapter of your story. 

Rochester, MN Wedding at Forager Brewery

Ian + Brittani’s Wedding at Forager Brewing Company

From the first conversation I had with Brit when she contacted me to be her wedding photographer I was so excited to be a part of her and her fiance Ian’s big day. From the get-go, I knew their day would be fun, beautiful and relaxing.

Brit and Ian are madly in love and are passionate about travel along with all things local – all of which they seamlessly incorporated throughout their day.

As craft brewery connoisseurs, Forager Brewery in Rochester, MN was the perfect backdrop for their day. The rain mostly held out and Brit and Ian were able to get married in the backyard area of Forager. Forager is filled with fun little details around every corner which were brought to life with beautiful flowers and greenery from Fox and Fern Florals. Craft brews and food stations were hosted and served by Forager (including a mac ‘n cheese bar!) and the evening got even sweeter when Forager’s baker put out an unbelievable dessert spread!

Their laid-back wedding ceremony and reception included all their closest family and friends (they have a lot of them and I see why!). They wanted their day to be casual and a genuine party and they hit the nail on the head. True to their love of all things local, their favorite bands played throughout the dinner and into the dance party.

It was such a fun wedding to be a part of and I can say I made two friends in Brit and Ian in the process. Here are some photos of their lovely day.

(PS. Check out Brit’s Tom’s shoes. She rocked them.)

 

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Marit Williams is a Rochester + Minneapolis, Minnesota wedding and portrait photographer. Marit specializes in wedding, family, newborn lifestyle, the first year, maternity and senior photography. Her natural,simple style ensures the focus of your portraits is on you and this not-to-be-forgotten chapter of your story. 

Contact Marit to book your Minnesota Wedding today.

Newborn Lifestyle Photography | Lake of the Isles | Minneapolis, MN

There’s something so relaxing and natural about shooting newborn photography sessions in client’s homes. It also doesn’t hurt when those clients are your sweet friends! This past November I was lucky enough to join my friends Beth and James for their new baby boy’s newborn photos. I documented their morning as the they loved on the newest addition – rocking him, feeding him, and getting in some serious snuggles. The day unfolded organically as we took time to get photos of the family of four together.

Their beautiful Lake of the Isles home in Minneapolis served as the perfect backdrop for our session with it’s bright, natural light and neutral tones. Beth happens to be one of the most stylish gals I know – be sure to check out her GORGEOUS lingerie, loungewear and sleepwear store, Room No. 3 on 50th and France in Edina, MN.

Scroll to the bottom and you’ll see photos of his big brother adoring him and also sketching a Goodnight Moon art piece for his nursery. This is one lucky little guy to be surrounded by so much fun and love! I truly cannot wait to watch him grow up.

 

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If you are interested in booking a newborn photography session, please contact me for details.

Marit Williams is a Rochester + Minneapolis, Minnesota wedding and portrait photographer. Marit specializes in wedding, family, motherhood, newborn lifestyle, the first year, maternity and senior photography. Her natural,simple style ensures the focus of your portraits is on you and this not-to-be-forgotten chapter of your story.