Sneak Peak | Mini Sessions

I was absolutely blown away by my Mini Sessions this past Saturday! To tell the truth I was a little apprehensive, as the day failed to book up, but the 4 sessions that I had were absolutely amazing. Lisa, Chris, Laura, Nick, Kier, Nic, Cheri, Roger and Maddie THANK YOU. I had a fantastic day and it’s all to your credit for being incredible people, plus two extremely cute baby girls!

I would be completely remiss if I didn’t thank my Mom, without who’s support I would never have the confidence to have taken photography past a hobby. Plus her Aunt Louise’s bars were a stellar hit and I think everyone was won over by them, even if they do require 3 sticks of butter to make! :)

Here’s the Mini Session sneak peak.

Little doll Hayden celebrated her first birthday on Easter and who can pass up a large number one* or Easter dress to be incorporated? She was all laughs and smiles and even made the scrunchy face that I love! She’s one silly girl who loves her parents.
*An additional huge thank you to my husband Tony. He scrambled last minute to create this number one and it’s just one of the many ways he daily affirms his love for me. I’m a lucky girl.

Between this session and the next I took the opportunity to meet with a potential bride and groom, Kayla and Tory. It was so great to meet with them and discuss their wedding plans, including guest list pains due to large families! Tory, I hope that you had success at the bean bag tourney!

Next up was the absolutely precious Autumn. She is just 6 months old and couldn’t have been more adorable. From her big blue eyes to her sweet summer dress, such a cutie pie! She was enamored with anything new, but especially Laura’s necklace! I can commiserate Laura!

In an unbelievable show of support, my friend’s from youth Kierstan and Nic decided spontaneously to make the trek from Iowa home to surprise friend’s and family . . . and to do a session with me. Kier, it really meant the world to me that you crossed state lines to come on Saturday. The world. As if that didn’t show why they’re awesome, this sequence will.

Kierstan even became my pitchwoman and drug her Mom and Roger in for a session. Roger’s accent and quizzical looks were hilarious and kept Cheri laughing. Could they be any sweeter?


  1. Kier says:

    Wow! I am soooo excited to see the rest of the shots!!

    And really…THREE sticks of butter? There should have been a warning about that one! :)

    Thanks Leah – we had a lot of fun.

  2. Meredith says:

    What a fantastic space for shoots!

    As always, they look great!

  3. Nancy says:

    These pics are amazing!! nice work:)

  4. Sarah Louise says:

    Great pictures Leah! I wish Jared and I had been around for your mini sessions…just another reasons why I want to move back to Minnesota! :)

  5. Mrs.LifeAccounts says:

    They all look incredible! If we were closer, we would have been there in a heart beat! One day we'll make it out there to Minnesota! (we've been talking about going for at least two years now!!!)

  6. Cherie Rollings says:

    Thanks for the great pics, fun and bars!

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