I first met sweet Ravi and his mama when he was JUST ABOUT to be born late fall 2012! And now he's a moving and shaking 16 month old kiddo - and look at that smile! Talk about a heart melt!

Ravi's mama Aditi contacted me for a mini session in March to document this time as a family of three and get a few updated portraits of her firstborn... because come October, Ravi's going to be a big brother! Another heart melt :) We even had cousins come to the session to pretend they're in a little rock band - adorable!

Enjoy your images, cuties! Can't wait to meet baby #2 in October!!

xoxo,
Sydnee 

Happy Monday, friends!

Although this isn't a bar + bat mitzvah, I met Miss Ruby at her brother Jacob's bar mitzvah in 2012 and she's been one of my favorites ever since! Ruby's mama Amy called me about needing headshots for her star last summer. 

Coming from a family that was "born for paparazzi," I knew working with Ruby would be fabulous! She came into the studio on the hottest day of the summer and was such a sport. And what a great job taking direction... of course! 

Ruby had been chosen as one of two girls to play the role of Shprintze in "The Fiddler on the Roof" at Chanhassen Dinner Theater last winter. I had the honor of getting a backstage tour for the show and seeing it, up close and personal. Ruby SHINED so bright and it was an amazing time!

Since working with Ruby, I've had the honor of working with two VERY talented brothers - Jonah and Joshua - who will be featured in a show at the History Theater this summer! WOW! 

If your child needs headshots for any auditions, productions or even to give them that extra boost of awesome, I'd love to work with them! 

xoxo,
Sydnee 

This trio has graced my blog numerous times over the years and I couldn't be more thrilled to have them back again! And... preparing to welcome baby #2 in about 3 weeks! EEEK! 

Brandi hired me way back in 2008 as a fresh-faced college grad to be her assistant at a local gift company. We had an amazing 3 years together and now, I'm so happy to not call her my boss, but to call her a friend. She launched her own graphic design card company last year and I'm thrilled to have offered some of my images for her sample designs. Check out Write Wright Design for all your card / design needs! Brandi's fella Clettis won't ever tell you this, but he's a super cool sought-after photo assistant here in Mpls and together, they're the parents of this ADORABLE #HEARTMELTFOREVER dude Cannon aka "little C!" It's been such an honor to watch this guy grow up and now he's about to be a big brother. This is my favorite part about my job: watching clients become friends become parents again and again and sometimes, again and again! 

These three came to the studio in March and we played around in our bare feet, itching for spring. Brandi had a fabulous style concept: basic white t's and colored pants. And Little C's suspenders? OMG. He's only had a sucker twice in his life and I'm happy to say that the second was during this session :) He's always been a quiet guy around me but warms up pretty quick when there's candy! 

Loads of hugs and kisses to the three of you as you get ready to welcome #2 - can't wait to see you FOUR soon!!

xoxo,
Sydnee