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Kate Botwinski Photography, Minneapolis Newborn Photographers, Film Photographers, Minneapolis Newborn Photography, Minnesota Family Photographers, Lifestyle Sessions

We would be willing to bet that anyone who has ever known Rachel and Scott have said, “You will make great parents one day.” The Phelan’s welcomed their first son into the world last month, and are already raising the bar when it comes to parenting. Both kind, compassionate, talented, and truly intelligent people, we shouldn’t have been surprised when Rachel showed us Baby Will’s nursery, and we discovered that Scott built not only Will’s crib, but the dresser AND the bed in the nursery…! What a wonderful man for Will to look up to as he grows and learns.

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2015 mini session dates announced!

Kate Botwinski Photography, Mini Sessions, Minneapolis Family Photographers, Wisconsin Family Photographers

It’s an exciting day as we announce our 2015 Mini Session dates for both Minneapolis and Central Wisconsin! We’ve offered Fall Mini Sessions for the past few years, and the spots always fill up quickly. They are always a fun experience, and we are continually grateful for the opportunity to capture families and couples as they change and grow.

This year, for the first time EVER we are offering SUMMER Mini Sessions! We are particularly happy about this because our summers are usually completely reserved for our weddings and engagement sessions. This year, we’ve blocked off two Sunday afternoons just for mini sessions, so let’s get your lovely families captured in the gorgeous light and happy Summer atmosphere. Don’t worry, we still kept two Sundays open for Fall Mini Sessions, if Fall is the season that you prefer!

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the flinn family at home on lake minnetonka

Kate Botwinski Photography, Kate Botwinski, Minnesota Film Photographers, Minneapolis Family Photographer, Lake Minnetonka Family Photography, Darcy Flinn, Jason Flinn, Lake Minnetonka

This Flinn Family… we can’t get enough. It’s not hard to see why, is it?

We love you Darcy & Jason, and your little scrumptious Emma. Thank you for asking us to come back out to your beautiful home and capture your family!


Kate & Sam

Images captured on Contax 645 and Mamiya 645 cameras with Kodak Portra 400 film.

announcing fall mini-sessions in minneapolis!

Kate Botwinski Photography, Fall Mini Sessions, Minneapolis Family Photographer, Minneapolis Wedding Photographers

Who doesn’t love Fall? The crisp air, oversized knit blankets, reasons to get extra cozy, tall boots, fleece jackets, steamy drinks, leaves falling, and changing colors. Fall reminds us how much we have to be thankful for. Families change, relationships change, and no matter what your situation may be, we think it deserves being photographed; the simple beauty of YOU. You and your pets, you and your boyfriend, your children, you and your grandma who is so dear to your heart, whatever the love is that surrounds you, let’s get you a mini-session to have it captured!

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announcing fall mini-sessions in central wisconsin!

Kate Botwinski Photography, Fall Mini Sessions, Wisconsin Family Photographer, Wisconsin Wedding Photographers

Good Friday to you! You all have been asking us, and we are so excited to share that we will be bringing mini-sessions to Central Wisconsin on Saturday, October 12th!! The weather, and the Fall colors should be perfect for a fun little family session.

So, have confidence that you’ll have a pretty holiday card this year (and additional goodies from us), and reserve your spot today! We will be limiting these mini-sessions to 10 spots only. See you again soon, Wisconsin!


Kate & Sam

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love in the colorado mountains, 2 | kayla & ryan

Do you remember Kayla and Ryan’s Colorado mountain session?!? Of course you do.  Not only were these two perfectly sweet together, but the very talented Kayla styled her session with the most delicious whimsical details. Well, we thought it would be shameful to not share more images from that breathtaking Colorado evening. So, here you go friends, indulge in their flirtatiously romantic relationship…

With her boy and her favorite blanket at the base of the mountains, Kayla took his hand and ran free!

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love in the colorado mountains | kayla & ryan

In the middle of Denver you can find the most creative, beautiful, free-spirited girl.  Style that can’t be matched. Whimsical. Eclectic. Truly FUN.  I love Kayla.  And, I so adore her hubby and his supportive heart.

We met up at the base of the mountains, fields of gold for miles and miles, a place that makes my heart beat fast every time I drive past it.  We HAD to have our session there! When Kayla got out of the car, she was her smiley self, but she had this overwhelmingly excited look on her face. Ryan… not so much! I didn’t quite know why, until he opened the back door of their SUV.  Packed full to the ceiling was (literally) THEIR LIVING ROOM!!! I, of course, couldn’t be happier, Kayla of course, couldn’t wait to show me everything that she has collected and created.  Ryan, well, he was sandwiched between two brown-haired, wide-eyed, cowgirl-boot-wearing, ecstatic girls. There was no where for him to run! We were bringing the indoors OUT, like it or not.

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sneak peek colorado mountains session | kayla & ryan

Colorado Springs Engagement Session, Colorado Springs Weddings

Colorado mountains.  Sun setting in a clear blue sky.  1 talented, creative girl.  1 sweet, warm-hearted hubby. Playful married lovers.  Laughter ringing through the fields of gold. AND a collection of all of Kayla’s favorite things… I was in photography heaven!

How sweet it really was to photograph Kayla and Ryan… much more to come from this session!

love to you,


chicago love | kelsey & meechy

This was one of the most incredible shoots we have had to date. How could it not have been? Two people in love, the beach on a summer day, guitar playing in the sand, and an indescribable bond between husband & wife.  I melted when Meechy played a song that he wrote for Kelsey with his guitar- so dreamy!

We thank The Williams’ for booking a session with us.  You two gave us goosebumps even on the hottest of summer days. You have a beautiful marriage.

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