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When I heard the news that my friend Rachel was expecting, I squealed with delight–and when she proceeded to tell me that there were TWO in there, I needed a little time to scrape my jaw off the floor…I can’t even imagine how she felt about that news. (;  Last week was their big ultrasound and we had the incredibly special privilege to be “in” on the big gender reveal surprise she had planned for her husband and kiddos!  That evening, we met them in a beautiful grassy field near their home.  My knees were shaking as Jeff and I stuffed the official surprise balloons into a vintage humpback trunk.  It was a combination of my heart feeling so THRILLED for them with my brain in simultaneous panic mode…It was SO windy–I was just praying that none would pop or blow away before they had a chance to open it!  I will let the photos tell the rest of the story…VanDykes_051613_01minneapolis-family-photographer-052113-01minneapolis-family-photographer-052113-05minneapolis-family-photographer-052113-02minneapolis-family-photographer-052113-03minneapolis-family-photographer-052113-06minneapolis-family-photographer-052113-04CONGRATS sweet friends!!  We are so thrilled for the new baby boy and girl on the way and so happy that Lola is getting a sister and Ian is getting a brother all at once!! Thanks so much for including us in this happy new memory for your perfect growing family!

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:08 pm

    Sarah - Oh my goodness. That is so very sweet – I teared up just looking at the photos! Congrats to them!ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:57 pm

      Jessica - Awwe–thanks so much Sarah! They are cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 7:07 pm

    Katie - I LOVE gender reveals!!!
    and adore your captures of the moment – so sweet guys!ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:58 pm

      Jessica - You are so kind, Katie!! Thanks for your sweet words!ReplyCancel

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:46 pm

    Lizie - TOO CUTE! If I was pregnant again, I would for sure do a gender reveal!ReplyCancel

    • Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 9:56 pm

      Jessica - Thanks and Agreed!!! I’m not going to lie–I was a little jealous of all the excitement and wished I knew what was in my belly too. (; Oh well, the surprise will be awesome!ReplyCancel

We are crazy about the Thomas family!  It has been such a joy to watch these two little ladies grow and to have captured them in full form, crunching leaves, running, and giggling in these playful family photos from last fall. And just a word of warning: prepare to empty your pockets. They will steal your heart with their 25 cent pony rides…

There are so many wonderful things about every season in the Midwest–we enjoy such a rich variety in landscape & weather!  This also means you have a narrow window to take advantage of really sweet seasonal things—like a warm Autumn evening full of perfectly ripened apples.  When I proposed this idea to the Joswiaks for their photo session, I was SO excited that they happily obliged and showed up looking adorable and ready to rock the orchard.  Their daughter is such a bright & spunky 2-year-old who we absolutely love and is so obviously adored by her parents!! The Joswiaks are long-time dear family friends of ours and we are so glad that the recently moved back to Minnesota! Hoping that means we can see lots more of them and little T’s sweet curls…minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-08minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-04minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-08minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-03minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-05minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-07minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-06minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-09minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-10minneapolis-family-photographer-103012-09