Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Minneapolis Children's Photographer| Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

This lovely little lady did such a wonderful job at her newborn session. She is 5 weeks old, slept a little during our session...

and showed us her pretty eyes some of the time too.

she let us try on different headbands on her, different backgrounds and other elements...

She even let mom and dad in on HER photo session!

Gee, I would say she was pretty much one of the easiest newborns to photograph!
I am always so honored every time a client chooses me to capture their milestones but even more honored when I am trusted with the first professional photos of a newborn. There is something so magical about getting to be so close to pure magic, creation, new life.
It was my pleasure to photograph you "B" family, thank you. I will be contacting you in the near future with the rest of your photos!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Minneapolis Wedding Photographer|Engagement Session|Grady & Becca

This post might seem a bit heavy on the photos...

But a photographer gets to do that when it is her own brother getting married!

Yay! I get a sister-in-law! Isn't she lovely??

Engagement session: St. Anthony Main http://www.stanthonymain.com/

I was giddy when I spotted this location with the yellow handrailing that coordinated so well with Becca's scarf!!

The Details:
Wedding: St. Mary's Basilica http://www.mary.org/
Reception: Town & Country http://www.tcc-club.com/
Honeymoon: Sanibel Island, Florida http://www.sanibelisland.com/

We can't wait for the big day! I can only imagine how many more photos I will want to post after the wedding is over!!! hee hee

Minneapolis Senior Photographer| Minneapolis Senior Portraits

Meet Miss Kelsey, a 2010 senior graduate. This post of full of color, I love it! Kelsey's favorite color is pink, but I think she looked awesome in all the springy, bright outfits she brough along to her senior session.

Thanks to her mom for spotting this great backdrop!!

You're such a natural!! Thank you for choosing Joy Orcutt Photography for this most important achievement! I will be contacting you soon with the rest of your photos!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Minneapolis Senior Photographer| Moder Senior Portraits Minneapolis

Are you a 2010 senior that has not yet completed your senior photos?? Never fear- spring senior portraits are here! Okay, that was a little dramatic. But seriously, its not too late. "R's" mom called Joy Orcutt Photography last week inquiring about senior photos and wondering if it was too late. We tweaked our schedule a little and worked them in. I'm so glad we did, her pics are looking fabulous. We were talking about taking photos in the spring and it got me to thinking about how nice spring is for photos. The scenery has a lighter, muted tone. There is much more light available with only buds on trees. This first shot to me exemplifies my satisfaction with this spring photo shoot:

Seniors are fun to photograph, they are just coming into their own personalities, discovering what is unique to them and of course, nothing but possibilities ahead...

Thank you ladies for choosing Joy Orcutt Photography. It was a fun morning, I enjoyed meeting and hanging out with the two of you. I will be contacting you with your gallery very soon!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Minneapolis Senior Photographer | Looking back and moving forward

Just a quick post about a few of my clients from last year. All of my seniors have been so great to work with. The future is just begining for these rockin seniors and I am sure they will all do great things.

The class of 2010 is almost gone and the class of 2011 is looking to rock things this summer. We have spent all winter waiting and preparing for our 2011 seniors, new places to shoot, new studio and new ideas! Lets get together and show them how the class of 2011 does it!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Minneapolis Children's Photographer| Minneapolis Lifestyle Photographer

Nothing could make me happier than when clients continue to come to me to mark the milestones in their lives. Little "M" is turning 1. That is such a big deal. I know, when my kids turned one, it was such a celebration both for my husband and I. It might just be THE most monumental birthday for mom and dad. That first year can be such a rollercoaster. This mom and dad are going to be so glad years from now, that they made sure to get custom photos of their little peanut when she turned one.
Mom was so prepared too, with the birthday hat and tutu...
Such a pretty girl!

And after we played around with some of the accessories in my dress-up trunk at the studio...
I can't resist putting a big flower on the top of a cute little girl!
Thank you "S" family, have a great time at the birthday party and make sure to take lots of photos!

Minneapolis Children's Photographer|Spring Photos

I love the sparkles in their eyes in this photo. These happen to be cousins who came in to the studio for some photos.
Most of the time, my favorite shots are the ones I take while getting set up, getting situated or while testing my light. I love the piggies, love the ones painted blue here too...
I love the combination of blues and greens, it works so well here.

Look at ALL those baby blues here... So precious. Thank you for coming to my studio, we had fun and the kids were waaaaay too easy to photograph!!