Monthly Archives: June 2008

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Remembering Julie Steiskal: 1978-2008..

Life is precious, life is sweet, like the wind beneath our feet…this is a line from one of my favorite songs and how true it is. On Wed. a fellow local photographer and friend (if you only met Julie once, you would have forever thought you were best friends) died while trying to save a teenager from a river they were washing their hair in while camping. The river was too strong for both of them…

Julie was a photographer, church counselor and so much more. Julie lived an amazing life, she lived every day for her savior Jesus, and he certainly is telling her right now “well done, good and faithful servant”. It is no surprise that Julie would give her life to save another.

Julie was always giving advice, the image below is some advice Julie had given local photographer Scott Bolster

As you can see, she was beautiful, happy and carefree. You can read about Julies tragic passing below
KSTP article

On Julie’s website she used one of her favorite quotes

“we need a renaissance of wonder.

we need to renew, in our hearts & in our souls,

the deathless dream, the eternal poetry,

the perennial sense that life is miracle & magic.

e. merrill root

My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Tomorrows we will say goodbye to Julie..until we meet her again.

Meet the newest addition to the [B.] family..

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A while back I made a very good new friend. Granted, he was barely 3, but we hit it off right away. You may remember him and his expecting mommy from this post.
Click here to see that session post

Well, I was fortunate enough to get to go back and photograph his new baby brother. Meet baby [B.]. Isn’t he just GORGEOUS. Let me tell you, this was such an easy newborn session. He was PERFECT! It was if he knew it was his photo session and he performed perfectly on cue. I am just in love with this family and am so happy to be invited to capture these wonderful memories for them to cherish forever. Thanks for another (couple ;) ) of wonderful sessions! Your gallery is on it’s way.

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Full Family Weekend!

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph some amazing families lately.  The weather in Minnesota is finally cooperating and it has been a month to remember.  Below is a combined post of some of these wonderful familes! Thank you to each of you for the wonderful sessions and for allowing me to meet such WONDERFUL families!


Below meet J. He looks so grown up to me in this picture! There are times when you capture the child and sometimes, you capture the soul…

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I love everything about this shot, the hands the rings the angle..everything..

 Is there anything better than seeing a family laugh together, and to capture that love and laughter forever is one of my joys…

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As you can see the K. Family has 2 that look very similar.. ;) and thier little brother. I loved photographing this family. They were so easy going, so much fun! 

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How cute is little A. and his wagon?  Look at his big brother, have you ever seen eyes this blue?  These little beautys have a super mom! (there are 4 under 6 years old!)

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 This wonderful family was having pictures taken as a suprise for dad. Isn’t that a wonderful idea and a gift to last forever!  Thanks for the fun C. Family!



Meet the K. Family, quite possibly the funniest family I have met. They have a wonderful sense of humor and smiled the entire time!

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Here is another K. Family. These guys were AMAZING. I was so impressed at how well they all got along, and how much fun they had with each other.  It was like a mini Brady bunch..even girls (3) and even boys (3).  What a gorgous family huh!  I loved that we were able to take all of these pictures on thier porch and around thier home. It seemed like an extension of this wonderful family.



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Meet the B. Family. I have had the amazing opportunity to photography them before, as well as Mrs. B. individually for her highly successful writing and speaking company.  What a dynamic family! They are so smart, fun, articulate..and family is incredibly important to them, which made it that much more fun. I love the bright outfits B. family!

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sneak peek for H. Family

St. Paul Family Photo Session

I had such a wonderful time at this children and family photo session. They live in an amazing home near Grand avenue and the light in the this house was magical, (not to mention the magical little girl). Meet little A. and her family. This beautiful little girl didn’t stop smiling the whole time. It’s as if she knew we were capturing her bubbly personality on film forever. Thank you for the fun afternoon H. family. Your gallery is on it’s way!

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Walking on sunshine..

Do you recognize these two?

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If you have been to my main minneapolis family and children’s photography website at
you will recognize these two in the front page sideshow.

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We were photographing their 2 and 3 year old sessions in this same spot almost a year ago and my how they have grown. These wonderful, amazing siblings have been a joy to photograph the past 2 1/2 years and every time I am amazed at how much they remember me and our last session. It makes me feel like part of the family. I can not believe how much they have grown. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek L. family. The rest of the gallery will be on it’s way soon.

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