Heidi McDowell Photography » Family, newborn and lifestyle photography serving Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs.

HENRY 6 MONTHS {minneapolis baby photography}

Henry is 6 months old already! And boy it’s fun to see his little personality blossom. He was happy happy happy to have his picture taken, which made for a fun day in the studio. Love that smile Henry!

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The first time I photographed this family was at Henry’s newborn session, and I’m in love with these images just as much. You have a beautiful little family, Mark and Amanda.

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Look mom! I’m flying!

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Adorable. I love how they push themselves up at this age, just imagine the world from that perspective!

Baby portrait 6 months // Minneapolis Family and Baby Portrait Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

Precious mommy snuggles and more flying with daddy!

Baby portrait 6 months with mom and dad // Minneapolis Family and Baby Portrait Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

One of my favorites…

Baby in daddy

Look at the wonder in those eyes!

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Baby portrait 6 months // Minneapolis Family and Baby Portrait Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

What’s up, handsome little man? Just chillin’.

Baby portrait 6 months // Minneapolis Family and Baby Portrait Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

Henry, you look awesome in your white onesie with the white brick and hardwood in this studio!

Baby portrait 6 months // Minneapolis Family and Baby Portrait Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

Baby portrait 6 months // Minneapolis Family and Baby Portrait Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

See you next time guys!

Paula Hoffman Brossard - March 28, 2014 - 1:27 am

Absolutely adorable photos. Henry definitely is showing his character.

Kristyn Flanery - April 15, 2014 - 4:15 am

these are so cute!!! Love them!

KOBE & KARIS 2014 {minneapolis children’s photographer}

I feel like Kobe and Karis have practically grown before my eyes. I seems like yesterday I just did their school-themed photo shoot, and here we are again a year later. These images were taken in a warehouse studio I rented in north Minneapolis, and I loved using the space so much there’s another session I’ll be posting on my blog from the studio soon.Siblings // Blaine Anoka Minneapolis Children

One of the things that I notice time and time again with these two are how sweet they are with each other. I actually didn’t even ask them to hold hands, it was just something they did automatically when they sat down together. So glad I caught the actual moment below.

Siblings // Blaine Anoka Minneapolis Children

Truly one of the sweetest sets of siblings I’ve ever met.

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Karis felt like a princess in her castle and twirled and twirled for me in the big empty space. Here she’s marching across the floor on her way to the “ball”.

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Beautiful family. Mom and Dad, you’re doing somethin’ right 🙂

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I couldn’t help but think the perfect way to end this session (and a winning bribe for good behavior as well) was to play with bubbles! Definitely a hit!

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See you next year guys!

Siblings // Blaine Anoka Minneapolis Children

Kristyn Flanery - March 25, 2014 - 1:45 am

love, love, love!!!

Dorothy Steward Cranfill - March 25, 2014 - 2:20 am

Wonderful pictures. Beautiful.

Liza Cluney Jenkins - March 25, 2014 - 2:34 am

Very cute! Looking forward to our session!

Rachel Borgen - March 25, 2014 - 2:43 am

Very sweet!

Terri Breems - March 25, 2014 - 2:46 am

Your pictures turned out beautifully!

Jane Hammes-Johnson - March 25, 2014 - 3:04 am

Ahhhh….so sweet. Love the innocence that was captured in these photos.

Karalynn Tyler - March 26, 2014 - 12:48 am

Beautiful!

Connie Beckman - March 26, 2014 - 1:40 am

As always, Heidi, you NEVER dissapoint!!!

Connie Beckman - March 26, 2014 - 1:40 am

As always, Heidi, you NEVER disappoint!!!

Sue 'Leinbaugh' Fields - April 11, 2014 - 12:20 pm

The pictures are all adorable. Such a good family picture!

BABY EVELYN {twin cities newborn photography}

Welcome to the world, Evelyn! Mommy and Daddy are so excited to finally meet you and have you in their arms. I had the privilege of photographing Leah’s maternity session back in December and have been looking forward to meeting this little baby ever since!

New Family // Minneapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

Isn’t she sweet, eyes wide open 🙂

Mom and Baby // Minneapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

Little Evelyn snuggled into Mommy and quickly fell asleep.

Mom and Baby // Minneapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

One of my favorite things about newborn sessions, is capturing them in their new home. And can I just say how much I love gray and yellow for a newborn room? Lovely job Leah and Jake!

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I love doting Daddies, don’t you? See that picture frame with the “E” on the top right? Mommy and Daddy didn’t know if they were having a boy or a girl, so they had artwork done for Evelyn and the “boy” name they picked as well. So cute!

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Little Evelyn, you are adorable!

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Evelyn just curled herself up and it doesn’t get much cuter.

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My favorite.

Newborn Portrait // Minneapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

My other favorite 🙂

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BABY OWEN {blaine newborn photography}

Isn’t he sweet? This little guy was fast asleep when I arrived, slept straight through all kinds of poses and set ups for me, and only occasionally peeked his eyes open toward the end of our time together. He was so chill. Good thing too, because his older brother is a move a minute right now, so I’m sure Mom and Dad are hoping he stays this way for a while.

Vintage Airplane // Minneapolis Newborn Lifestyle Photographer // Heidi McDowell Photography

So sweet.

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Look at those cheeks!

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I just love this one. Makes me wanna curl up next to him and take a nap.

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Some of my favorite moments photographing newborns is when I can capture a little smile in their sleep. It’s truly one of life’s little joys. Just try not to smile back…DARE YOU.

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This is Daddy’s Tonka truck from when he was a kid. I love incorporating personal props into photos. (No worries, Mom and Dad were both about an inch away for safety and photoshopped out for the final edit).

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Mr. move-a-minute joined us for some photos toward the end. Look familiar? I photographed his One Year session last summer. Check them out here.

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Mommy and Daddy love!

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Kinda think this one might end up in my “ultimate favorites” pile at the end of the year. Love it!

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Anna Walberg Monroe - January 28, 2014 - 1:49 am

Absolutely awesome pictures.

Mark Rutar - January 28, 2014 - 2:18 am

Sweet !!!! When is Number 3 arriving ????

Susan Amys - January 28, 2014 - 3:06 am

Beautiful Family! Awesome pictures!

Kristina Rutar Amys - January 28, 2014 - 3:45 am

So precious…

Linda Gay - January 28, 2014 - 10:50 pm

Enjoyed viewing the pictures!! 🙂