Growing Up: Part 1 | Blaine Child-Teen Photographer | Becky Moen Photography

Its amazing how quickly children grow up. I have been blessed with 3 beautiful and awesome daughters. They have taught me so much over the last decade and a half. I have learned to love unconditionally from the first second they came into my life and they have given me courage to do things I might not have been able to do otherwise. My girls are my life.

I have heard children will change your life forever. I can say with a warm heart that is so very true. If you don’t take the time to pause to just sit back to watch and listen to what they are doing you will miss out on some of the funniest and silliest stuff they do.

Over the weekend the weather decided to cooperate long enough to take my girls out for a mini session. Its been almost 2 years since I updated the photos on my wall and long overdue. As a photographer let me tell you it can be quite difficult picking photos for yourself when there are so many cute ones to choose from for various reasons. I can’t help it, I love the shots that show off their personality just as much as I love the others that in my humble opinion are simply perfect.

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Snow and Ice Cream | Blaine Child Photographer

I didn’t get much objection when I gave my birthday girl an ice cream cone in the middle of the day and told her “lets go play outside cuz its snowing” She was puzzled to say the least and the other kids were a bit jealous but I couldn’t help myself. All day long it had been snow drizzling. Not much after I mentioned how I wished we would get big snow flakes did Mother Nature grant my wish so I scrambled to gather up my gear, my Valentine and of course a very pink ice cream cone.

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I have been anxiously waiting to play outside since I had seen a photo online a few weeks ago taken when the snow was falling. It didn’t take long to realize it was a tad bit colder than we thought.

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Not that my little birthday girl was complaining much. After all she had ice cream in her hand.

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Granted she was a bit cold and made sure to let me know how much after I asked her to take a bite LOL

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My Girl | Blaine Child Photographer {Becka Lynn Photography}

I find it funny how my girls still get excited when I say its time to take photos. Considering we do this at least 3 times a year, I’d think they would get tired of me putting a camera in their face but luckily that is not the case.

Now that we are getting settled into our new home, its time to update the photos for the walls. Its still a few months away till our summer/end of year photos but my girl insisted she get in on the fun and I got a wall worthy photo right off the top.

Sweet Ella | Blaine Child Photographer {Becka Lynn Photography}

I had so much fun hanging out with Sweet Little Ella this afternoon. So much personality wrapped up into such a tiny little person is just too cute! It was still a tad bit cool out and the snow had turned to slush but the warm sun was a welcome treat.

Exploring the neighborhood | Blaine, MN {Becka Lynn Photography}

Its been 9 months since I left the North Bay Area of California for the North Metro Area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its been a long cold winter so I’ll admit I have spent most of my time indoors with the exception of those few times we went ice fishing. Needless to say, there is really nothing to prepare a person for the winters here in Minnesota but I am glad my girls have adjusted well and are enjoying all the snow. It wont be long before all the snow is gone and the rain will turn everything green.

Now that we are a week into Spring, the snow is finally starting to melt away as the temperatures begin to warm up a bit. Its so weird to say that being in the upper 30s to mid 40s feels warm to me. Yesterday I had the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the sun and go exploring AKA location scouting. My little model had a blast and couldn’t help but to laugh when the snow was so deep I found myself practically sitting in the snow when I would squat to get the shot.