Yearly Archives: 2009

Hey Jude!

It’s been quite some time since our last blog post… having a baby will do that to you! We are having so much fun adjusting to being a family of 5.

Jude Arthur Ryan made his way into the world on Wednesday, November 25th at 4:01 a.m. He weighed in at a robust 9 lbs, 6 3/4 oz. and measured 21 inches long.

We photographed Mr. Jude over the course of a couple days. It is, after all, a bit of a challenge being mommy and daddy and the photographers at the same time. We had so much fun, and I think his brothers did too!


A few more shots of his proud big brothers:

Avery and Parker

Meredith - December 2, 2009 - 11:50 pm

There they are!!!! He is so precious!!! The photos are of course wonderful, I can’t believe how big Parker is! I see a lot of Avery in Jude. All your boys are gorgeous! You both are an inspiration, wonderful role models as parents! A very sincere CONGRATS!!!

Rebecca - December 3, 2009 - 7:41 am

He is Beautiful!! I cannot wait to meet him…
Love the pics 🙂

Missy Walters - December 3, 2009 - 8:08 am

Oh how sweet! He is precious! What a beautiful family.

Amanda Stombaugh - December 3, 2009 - 8:28 am

Aw…. so beautiful! Jude is adorable – I just want to squeeze his chubby little cheeks! 🙂

Denise Mack - December 3, 2009 - 9:25 am

Congrats!! Adorable kids! You have your hands full, for sure. Beautiful pics 🙂

Sam - December 3, 2009 - 9:31 am

how adorable! congrats again!

Dave and Cindy - December 3, 2009 - 11:37 am

What a nice looking bunch of boys!
Congratulations to all of you.
Really happy for you, enjoy the chaos and the quiet times.

Wendy Ryan - December 3, 2009 - 12:13 pm

Love the new family photos! Can’t wait to direct the family to your site to check them out. You have such a beautiful and lovely family — we are so blessed to be a part of it!!

Grandma Wendy & Grandpa Jeff

Katie Mitchell - December 3, 2009 - 1:26 pm

Oh my gosh. The pictures are so beautiful!!! All three boys are absolutely adorable. Baby Jude is soooo cute!!! Congratulations you guys!

Claire Hennessey - December 3, 2009 - 4:31 pm

Congratulations to all of you! Enjoy and cherish!!! The pictures are AWESOME!!!!! Beautiful boys!!!

Hope to see you guys at Christmas!!!!

Love, Claire & John

Mark and Karen - December 5, 2009 - 7:46 am

Great pictures!! Jude is so precious!! We can’t wait to meet him and welcome him into the family. Congratulations,
Mark, Karen & Jamie

Mereddith - December 15, 2009 - 4:30 pm

I have looked at these several times. I just love them! We miss you guys, it’s been a long time. Hope you are enjoying your new addition amongst all the crazy three boys bring. 🙂

Poly - January 17, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Awesome pictures! You guys are very talented and such an inspiration for doing such beautiful work AND taking care to 3 little ones… Good job! It was nice meeting you at the Guthrie yesterday! Hope the rest of the shoot went as fabulous as the part I saw!

Diana — 2010 Simley High School Senior

I photographed Diana at Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis. It was a lovely day, and we had a lot of fun… Diana has some awesome style; it was fun featuring the boots, scarves and outfits that she brought along!


Cahow family

I love photo sessions with unexpected adventure, unplanned locations, and fun surprises. It’s not necessarily what comes to mind when you think of a family photo session, but this shoot with Mandi and Bob, and their almost 1 year old son Brenner definitely had it. We planned the shoot in downtown Hopkins, and really didn’t have many specific ideas on what we’d do there.

The day of the shoot was cold and breezy which was not a good combo for a 1 year old. We did a few shots outside on the street, then popped into the Hopkins Antique Mall on Main Street and asked if we could warm up and take some pictures. We found a great rocking chair and some old books as props. We also popped into the really cool kids store Baby Grand for some photos before heading out to a park for some fall color.

The last stop of the evening was my favorite. We stepped in to one of those great old time barbershops called Jeff’s Barbershop, and asked Jeff if we could put Brenner up in the chair for some shots. Jeff was the coolest barber I’ve ever met. One thing led to another, and Brenner ended up getting his first haircut that day. It was great fun! Thanks guys for the adventure!

Cahow family photos

Amanda Stombaugh - November 5, 2009 - 9:03 am

WOW! I just LOVE these photos! It makes me excited for the day when Luke, Noah and I get to do this! 🙂

Mandi - November 5, 2009 - 9:22 am

Thank you so much for capturing such a precious moment for us and little Brenner! We just loved Jeff and his cute little barber shop too! Fantastic work, I can’t wait to see the rest!

Jon and Jess engagement

Jon and Jess were such a pleasure to photograph. We hiked around Thompson Park in West St. Paul on a beautiful fall day, searching for fun picture spots. These guys are such a great couple, and we had a lot of fun!

Jon Reckinger and Jess Romie engagement photos

Serena - November 5, 2009 - 12:25 pm

Awesome and beautiful photos! Truly a wonderful couple!

Walters family

I photographed the Walters family out at the Dodge Nature Center in West St. Paul on one of those great chilly fall days where you just want to be outside, walking through the woods. So, we did. These guys have a great sense of humor and we all had a lot of fun.

Walters family