Maybe I'm biased, but I think surprise photographs are possibly the best gift (to give and to receive). I've been holding off sharing these images until the surprise was revealed. The grandma of this group of cousins got a special surprise on her birthday. Such a great, thoughtful idea. Plus, bonus for me that I got to hang out with this awesome family. :)

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A few weeks ago, on a very humid early morning, I got to meet a new family. A happy family. A connected family. A sweet family. A family who I feel fortunate to have spent a very humid early morning with just a few weeks ago. :)

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shannon hady says:

They look so happy!! These are great photos that I'm sure they will treasure!

(07.22.10 @ 11:20 AM)
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I'm so blessed. Really blessed. I get to spend time with awesome little kids like (twins) Henry & Hannah. I get to know amazing families. And I get to witness and be a part of moments like these. These images fill my heart. Oh how I love spending time with this family. Now you get to spend a little time with them too. :)

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And to end the session, some silly faces. :)
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Another of my wonderful families has grown!

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minneapolis_children's_photography_v09_58.jpgp.s. The yellow bowl (a wedding gift) is special to Kiley's parents. It was amazing how content and sound asleep she was in the bowl. :)

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Tammy says:

I love the picture of Kiley in the bowl - perfectly peaceful! Congratulations, Brenna! Tammy

(07.09.10 @ 02:32 PM)
Mel says:

Beautiful pictures. Thank you Kristen!!

(07.12.10 @ 05:41 PM)
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