Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Minneapolis Newborn Photographer|Minneapolis Children's Photographer

Welcome baby "E," it was so nice to meet you at the studio with your family. Your big sister Ava will show you how to rock your photo sessions as you grow!! Joy Orcutt Photography is over the moon to shoot newborn photo sessions, they are so special. This little peanut did such an awesome job, we got some shots with her bright eyes...

and she decided to snooze for awhile to, which was fine with me and her mom. That is the beauty of a custom Joy Orcutt Photography newborn session, lots of time to get aquainted, time for feedings, time for playing, time to not be stressed out about your session running out quickly and people waiting in line behind you... oh, and time for some photos!

plenty of time and attention to all those little details, because they won't be little for very long!
Miss "E" was one week old. This session was two days before Christmas. I know the "C" family had a most peaceful and blessed Christmas!
Thank you!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|Minneapolis newborn photographer

No, you are not seeing double... this is a lovely set of twin girls, identical to be exact. And boy, are they IDENTICAL! I started photographing this family when the twins' older sister was a newborn!

Mom was soooooo smart to start bringing babies' initials with to their photo shoots!! This helped me big time with editing and keeping track of them, plus it is super cute!
Also, babies love to eat their letters!

Photographing twins is hard work! I guess BEING photographed is hard work too! Ha! I love how they are reaching out to eachother in times of distress!!

Of course, the session would not be complete without pics of big sissy, she was a big help and their family simply would not be complete without her!

Thank you "F" family! Can't wait for the big one-year birthday photos!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday card templates from Minneapolis Holiday mini sessions|Minneapolis Children's Photographer

Joy Orcutt Photography mini sessions this year were a hit! I only had one spot that did not fill which meant that Jason and I could sneak away for lunch together without kids!! I was a little nervous with the snow storm that hit that morning and continued on throughout the day. But that is why I love my clients, no cancellations! In fact, I think it added to our holiday mood!

The idea of holiday mini sessions is really to have a fun, light-hearted photo session, getting a couple fresh shots just in time for your holiday cards you will be mailing out.

We set up a gorgeous white flocked modern backdrop, I incorporated my all white vintage record cabinet which Jason found at a garage sale last summer. We also had glam elements to add in or out, based on clothing and colors, golds, silvers and blues.

I won't show photos from that day just yet. I want to make sure I'm not spoiling the shots that some clients will be using to design their boutique holiday cards which were included in our mini session. I do know that those lucky ones who receive these beautiful cards will gasp upon opening. They really are unlike typical photo cards, the paper is ultra thick, like that of a greeting card. Couple that with the latest contemporary holiday card designs printed by one of the top professional photography priting companies in the nation, you have some happy friends and relatives. That gives me some "warm fuzzies!"

There's something about taking photos right before the holiday time, getting that awesome shot of famililes just laughing and bonding, that I just love. It must be that getting holiday cards in the mail in the month of December is just about one of my favorite things!!

On that note, here are the card template choices for those who attended the minneapolis holiday mini sessions:

Thank you to all my clients who came down to our NE Minneapolis photo studio for Joy Orcutt Photography holiday mini sessions. I don't know about you all, but it definitely got Jason and I in the holiday mood!!

Okay... I really have a hard time blog posting without at least a couple of my own photos... I'll just show some "bits and pieces" of the day...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Minneapolis Children's Photographer

A sneak peek for the "T" family. Way to make a good pyramid!! This wasn't easy!!!

Thank you for realizing the importance of family photos!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|Minneapolis Children's Photography

I took photos of these little girls at their home in June. I know their parents are going to really appreciate the photos we just took last weekend in the fall leaves. It is unbelievable how much they have grown in only 4 months!

I totally love their boots!! Must be the hottest trend in toddler attire as I am seeing a lot of boots on young little ladies this season!

Thank you "M" family!! I hope you enjoyed your fall outdoor adventure with me!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Minneapolis Senior Photographer|Andover Class of 2011

A mini sneak peek for a Andover Class of 2011 graduate.

Minneapolis Children's Photography

I have had the pleasure of photographing this lovely family several times now. How special that I get to photograph the very beginnings of the journey of their family.

I love doing 6-month-old photo shoots, it seems to be a magical happy going age for kids.

Z is such a good big brother already!

These two are going to have a great time growing up together.
Thank you "C" family! I look forward to the rest of the journey with you all and seeing how those little ones grow and change!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|Minneapolis Children's Photography

Start thinking fall family fun in this magical time of year! We here at Joy Orcutt Photography in Minneapolis are in the fall mood! Jason took this fun little image at the NE Minneapolis Photo Studio last weekend with the "P" family!! I love it! So fall, so fresh, so fun! Awesome Jason!

Fall sessions are getting very limited now at this point. Please call or email right away if you were thinking of having a photo session while the fall colors are still around!

Minneapolis Senior Photographer|Minneapolis Senior Photography

I love a girl who shows up to a session in pink shoes... now that's my kind of style!!

Much more pictures later from this lovely Minneapolis senior photo session taken around Lake Harriet and the Peace Garden.
This senior from the Blake School in Minneapolis has a confident, strong, ladylike style and I just love it.
Busy, Busy Busy here at Joy Orcutt Photography!!! Between senior portrait sessions and families having their photos taken for the upcoming Christmas card season... things are busy and exciting here!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall family photo sessions|Minneapolis Family Photographer

Yay! We have started to head outdoors for fall family photo sessions! The rush is on now, to make the best of this short magical time which is fall. Jason and I will be photographing A LOT of families between now and the first snow fall. We absolutely love this time of year, its hard now to with the leaves turning colors and the promise of the holidays nearby. It is also a favorite time for us because we love connecting with clients who share the similar desire to preserve a little piece of their family history by having their photos taken. This photo is already one of my favorites from fall this year, there will be many more to come I'm sure.

Thank you "J" family! I loved the outfits, your spirit, everything about this session!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|Minneapolis Family Photographer

Meet this lovely little family of four. Family photo sessions are definitely picking up now as everybody (believe it or not) is starting to think about fall, holidays approaching and that content feeling knowing that you have gotten your holiday cards, complete with beautiful family photo, finished and off in the mail.

They came to the studio for a Minneapolis family photo session. Mom had great ideas for coordinating outfits for the whole family. I do love those stripes!! And of course, having two little girls means a lot of pink, tulle and flowers! Our session left plenty of time for just having fun, getting some action photos and a lot of laughter. (This family giggles a lot) What lucky girls!
The pleasure was all mine "B" family. I'm so glad you found us and that you chose to have me capture your family at this time! I look forward to watching how they grow!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Minneapolis Senior Portraits|Wayzata High School Class of 2011

A lovely Saturday morning shoot for this Wayzata Senior...

This was a blast. If I could pick a client's wardrobe this year to steal.... ha ha, this would be it. I just loved her style. She has great taste, a warm personality and to top it off is gorgeous! She's got it all. Best wishes for senior year!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Minneapolis Senior Photographer|Modern Senior Portraits Minneapolis

What I love most about having studio in the NE Minneapolis Arts District is that it is so versatile. A lot of seniors want an urban feel to their senior photos. Something a little different, not the same old same old backdrops and traditional shots. There is so much character in and around the studio for Joy Orcutt Photography. We've got cobblestone streets, colorful doors, loading docks, traintracks, graffiti, old junk laying around... all things totally urban.

A Cretin-Derham Hall Class of 2011 senior...

And with that versatility of the studio we can also offer portraits that are a little more casual, subdued, in case you've exhausted yourself on the urban streets and would like to relax.

This is so pretty Katie. Thank you for choosing Joy Orcutt Photography. I hope your experience with senior portraits was an awesome one!

Minneapolis Senior Photographer|Modern Senior portraits

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