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September Sessions

by Rachel Gaetz

September officially kicked off fall photo season! Those who booked got to enjoy the last few warm rays of sunshine (and so did I!). One of the things I love about this hobby/job is meeting new people, especially  friends of friends. Here are some shots from my weekend sessions in September. Below (and above) the Lindmark family brought  all the smiles and style. I truly loved shooting as well as editing their photos!

I always appreciate when new clients decide to book full sessions because it gives time for kiddos to get warmed up and we can get to know each other a bit first before I start shooting. Plus it give opportunities for us to stroll and wander around more and get more of those candid shots which often ends up being the favorites!

A couple weeks ago, our friends Josh and Sapphire came over for dinner at our house with their adorable little boy Jameson. We quickly ran outside for a 15 minute photo session after dinner and snapped these shots as we were losing sunlight fast.

These may be some of my most favorite photos I've ever taken. Josh and Sapphire are so dang in love and I barely did any posing or prompting. This is just them being themselves and I'm telling you that years from now, they will absolutely be looking at each other in that same way.

Also in September I got to meet the Brown family at their home.  This shoot had all of my favorite elements: funny energetic boys, a German Shepard puppy, super relaxed (and stylin') parents, and fantastic locations to choose from for shooting.

I continued my five-year shooting streak for the Yost family too! Jess and I have been friends since our freshman year of college when were ice skating chums. We continued to cheer together at the U together and then remained good friends as grown-ups. I've been photographing her daughter Maddie ever since she was a baby bump, so by now, the Yost family (and their dog Harmon) and I are a well-oiled machine when it comes to family pictures! I love you guys!

My final project in September was a big ol' extended family session at Aamodt's Apple Farm in Stillwater with my neighbors, the Millers and the Andersons. Five adults and eight kids? Bring it. I love how high-energy these types of big family sessions are. There's never shortage of ideas, laughs, or excellent candid moments.
​BIG thank you to the Millers and Andersons for coordinating this get-together. I had a great time!

And so there is my September of shooting. Ta-da!

As for October, I've completed 9 sessions already and I've only got 18 more to go! That means I definitely have more material to be posting soon!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, again to all of the awesome families who reached out to me for pictures last month. Honestly, this type of work is such a pleasure for me to do and I'm incredibly grateful for all of you!

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I’m Rachel Gaetz
I’m Rachel Gaetz and I am a creative portrait photographer in the Twin Cities. I am also a busy mom of four and can often be spotted with a coffee in hand, a big messy bun on my head, and a baby on my hip. My goal is to create images that YOU will be obsessed with -- pictures you will be eager to post today as well as cherish decades from now. My business BelleAmiss Photography strives to take the stress out of photo sessions while capturing life's beautiful imperfections. You will leave feeling great about YOU and your photo experience.
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