Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|NE Minneapolis Photography Studio

This little guy celebrated his first birthday this past weekend at our NE Minneapolis Studio. How time flies, seriously, it wasn't that long ago I was photographing him as a newborn!! What a neat job I have to see how these little ones grow.
So, his mom and I coordinated and communicated several weeks before his birthday shoot. Mom knew she wanted some fun, colorful elements. Once we settled on a color scheme for outfits, I made sure to have just the right shade of balloons to match little Mr. Man.
Birthday sessions are so much fun, and they should be. They should be a little bit different than the standard, a little bit more colorful. Thank you Mr. "B" for taking some big boy birthday photos with Joy Orcutt Photography. Thanks for bringing your sister along too, she was soooo helpful!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|Valentine Photos Minneapolis

I love Valentine's Day! I don't know, maybe because I'm a truly blessed woman and have three valentine's of my own at home to love and cherish... Yes, but also because I love the color PINK and I loooove hearts!! If you are a friend of mine, you know that I love the color pink, maybe just a little too much. Anyway, There is no holding back on the pink AND hearts when it is nearing Valentine's Day right?? This little 18-month-old cutie and her parents came to my NE Minneapolis Photo Studio this past weekend to capture this time in their life. Mom told me, "We want to capture her just doing her thing right now..." The life of an 18-month-old is constantly, go, go, GO! Yes, we did capture her on the go a lot. But I also am pretty sneaky in getting these little ones to take a moment's pause... and CLICK, we photographed a super cute look!

The "K" family was a referral from a previous client. I cannot tell you how much of a compliment it is to us at Joy Orcutt Photography, to receive a referral. Thank you "K" family for hanging out at my studio. We can't wait to photograph miss "A" again in the future!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Minneapolis Senior Portrait Photographer|Minneapolis Senior Portraits

I'm posting more senior portraits from last summer and fall around Minneapolis. These seniors are from Totino Grace, St. Anthony Village, Blaine and Centennial High Schools! I love shooting senior portraits, they are all so unique. I also can't help that I tend to bond a little with the seniors. It is a great experience for them, the hair, the new clothes, some fun locations and poses.
We will be shooting a lot of seniors from the Class of 2012 yet this year, stay tuned!

1330 Quincy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|Minneapolis Senior Photographer

Let's all get excited about Valentine's Day... Shall we??

So, I suppose that means I should finish putting away my Christmas decorations then. LOL! Seriously, though, it is a fun time at my Minneapolis Photo Studio, because I get to use some fun elements, bright colors, all things cute and lovey! We also seem to have a lot of recently engaged couples who like to shoot their engagement photos around Valentine's Day. How appropriate. Stay tuned for more of what comes out of the studio in the next couple of weeks as we are getting ready for the most lovable day of the year.

Joy Orcutt Photography

1330 Quincy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|Minneapolis Senior Photographer

Okay, so aside from lots of editing, ordering, client customer service... here are the other things we have been doing for the last six weeks...

Maintaining an advent calendar

Photographing my own family!! This is my brother getting creamed in the face by his fiancee... ha ha, I don't know why I love this photo so much... maybe because he's my brother... hmmm...

Making teacher gifts...

Baking, of course!

Lots of eating... LOTS, too much!

A "sleigh" ride

setting up hot chocolate bars...

A whole-lotta crafts!

Most of all, a lot of reflecting and efforts to make time stop.

Oh, it was a good one. Hope yours was all of this and more!

1330 Quincy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Photos Minneapolis|Minneapolis Children's Photographer

Baby, have we been busy at Joy Orcutt Photography! Too busy to do sneak peeks in fact, but I don't think our clients mind too much. We have been shooting family sessions in the studio, outside in the fall leaves, even outside after the snow came along. Thank you to all of our clients for a fabulous year of Minneapolis family photography! Here is a peek at a session I did just the other day at the NE Minneapolis studio. This little cutie got in the studio just in time to take some cutie pics before the holiday. These are just a couple of the oh so adorable images this family is going to have for their holiday cards we will prepare for them.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Minneapolis Senior Photographer|Minneapolis Senior Portraits

Okay, I had a hard time narrowing down this sneak peek, because this lovely lady is quite an expert on posing. Since this wasn't her first time being photographed we both knew she would only have a BILLION senior photos to choose from! I loved this maxi skirt she chose, it really photographed well. Well, I love just about everything she brought!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Minneapolis Fall Mini Sessions|Fall Photo Sessions Minneapolis

Announcing Fall Mini Sessions!!! So, this year we've had a lot of inquiries about fall family photo sessions and in order to be able to accomodate everyone, we thought it would be best to do mini sessions. Jason will be shooting the mini sessions, and those of you who have been photographed by Jason know just how AMAZING, fun and creative he can be!!

Please email us to reserve your spot. Looking forward to seeing familiar faces and playing in the leaves!