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Minnesota Newborn Photographer

It’s always fun to see a family welcome a newborn baby into the mix.  Going from a single couple to a family of three is a huge change.  Just when a couple thinks they can’t love each other more, newborns expand that love times a million!

Little Easton was one of the longest babies I have photographed.  You could this little newborn was breach in the womb because he was so flexible.  I wouldn’t recommend the froggy pose for every newborn, but Easton was completely comfortable in every way we posted him.  As you can see, he’s one happy, laid back little dude….until it comes time to sleeping for his mama 😉

His parents share a love for hockey and his dad played for St. Thomas in college.  Since he’s from Pennsylvania and mom is from Minnesota, it was only fair to feature both of their favorite teams with these custom newborn props that were handmade for them.  I just love the little ice skates!  Clearly, Easton felt the same way…just look that sweet little newborn smile <3

We capped off his session with some images with his elephant pillow.  Mom intends to take monthly milestone photos with it so it will be fun to see him grow from a tiny newborn to a rambunctious toddler!

Nicole Mathison Photography specializes in custom portraiture of newborns, seniors, children and families in Stewartville, MN and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Rochester, Byron, Spring Valley, Kasson, Chatfield, Hayfield, Plainview, St. Charles and Pine Island.

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Minnesota Newborn and Family Photographer

How adorable is this family of five?!  You may remember them from Nora’s Newborn Session from two years ago when they were just adding a second girl to the family.  Gosh, time flies and the girls are already so grown up.  That’s why it’s so important to document your changing family.

We again kept to neutral tones to keep the focus on the family and keep the newborn images timeless.  I love how the girls have a pop of color in their outfits.  Brogan’s nursery has an awesome wood wall that dad built, plus a focus on deer, antlers and all things natural.  The warm brown images and the wooden details mesh with their decor.   We did capture the adorable gray bonnet and bear for Brogan just like we did for his sister Nora.

Brogan is the little chunk of the family and I can’t get enough of his squishy cheeks and rolls!  He’s absolutely perfect in every way <3  This little boy is definitely outnumbered, but no doubt he will be able to hold his own!  No doubt that dad is happy to finally have another boy in the family too 🙂

Nicole Mathison Photography specializes in custom portraiture of newborns, seniors, children and families in Stewartville, MN and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Rochester, Byron, Spring Valley, Kasson, Chatfield, Hayfield, Plainview, St. Charles and Pine Island.

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Stewartville MN Newborn Baby Photographer

I love sweet little newborn baby photos.  Babies are only this small for the shortest period of time.  It’s important to capture their little details so you can remember them forever <3  Scarlett and her family visited my studio to document her newborn stage and these turned out to be some of my most favorite images yet!  Matching your home decor is important.  We went with warm neutral tones so her parents will be able to display these images in any room of the house.  Also, Anna was raised with horses and still shows today so we wanted to incorporate her equestrian love into her session.  These saddle pictures turned out perfectly and Scarlett slept like an angel.  Delicate.  Timeless.  Innocent.  

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Stewartville Senior Elite Portrait Experience

Carissa was the lucky winner of the Elite Portrait Session from the POGS donation.  I love supporting our seniors so it is something I have donated to since 2015 as a way to fundraise for the senior post-graduation party.  The lucky guy or girl gets treated to an awesome Elite portrait experience.  Multiple sessions, multiple locations, even multiple seasons. The Elite session is really the best option for anyone looking to document their full senior year and capture all that is important to them.

First, we started planning Carissa’s Elite session with a consultation.  She had the opportunity to try on all of her outfits, discuss hair and makeup and plan out the locations.  Planning helps to make her senior portraits the best representation of what is important to her.

On session day, we started with a ring light studio session to capture a studio head shot.  It’s the best way to capture your hair and makeup before you are out in the elements.  Next stop for her Elite session, my favorite field of gorgeous white flowers.  I love how they are always in bloom during senior portrait time.

Carissa also wanted to have senior portraits in downtown Rochester, MN.  We started out in a private garden with the most beautiful flowers in full bloom.  Then stopped in the Gonda Building of Mayo Clinic with the gorgeous Chihuly Sculptures as a back drop.  We even capitalized on the impressive architecture of the outside building before taking her Elite session over to Historic Third.

Carissa definitely wanted to capture the ambiance with the lights strung across the sidewalk and the cute sitting areas outside the businesses like the Half Barrel, Tap House and Grand Rounds.  It’s hard not to feel like a model when you have an audience of patrons watching your session and complimenting how great you look!

We even got to capture her love for volleyball with an urban sportrait session.  No gym required 🙂

The Elite session offers us the flexibility with multiple dates so for our second session we were able to bring along Carissa’s cute little dog to one of my favorite Stewartville locations.  It also gave her the opportunity to have a completely different look with straight hair and more casual outfits.

To cap off the evening, we had a awesome sky for some images of her with her golf clubs.  Of course, I love being able to work in a great silhouette into all of my sessions!

So much variety and so many different looks.  Carissa, you killed it <3
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Nicole Mathison Photography specializes in custom portraiture of newborns and high school seniors in Stewartville, MN and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Rochester, Byron, Spring Valley, Kasson, Chatfield, Hayfield, Plainview, St. Charles and Pine Island.

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Byron High School Senior | Rochester MN Urban and Scenic Portraits

Brianna is a stunning senior from Byron High School.  She wanted to hit up the urban scene in Rochester, as well as some awesome country scenic spots.  We hit the mark for sure!  Brianna invested in professional hair and makeup for her senior pics.  Thanks to Katie Kirkof from Glam Beauty Lounge for bringing our her inner beauty and confidence!  Professional hair and make up is a great way to give yourself a polished look for your photos.

We ventured through some typical downtown hot spots, but we definitely wanted images that would stand out from the other senior pics.  I added an edgy twist to our images in a very popular alley to keep her session unique.

We also wanted some head shots that captured her gorgeous hair and makeup.  It was so natural and highlighted her best features!  We swung by my home studio for a little fun with my ring light and some colored gels.  I love how these portraits turned out.

Brianna also wanted photos on a road in the country.  Of course, safety is priority number one!  We had spotters and help to capture her independent, fun-loving personality!  Finally, we headed to one of my favorite secret locations at golden hour to cap off her senior portrait session with the most gorgeous evening light and sunset.  Thanks Brianna for another great session <3
Nicole Mathison Photography specializes in custom portraiture of newborns and high school seniors in Stewartville, MN and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Rochester, Byron, Spring Valley, Kasson, Chatfield, Hayfield, Plainview, St. Charles and Pine Island.

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