Jessica Krueger Photography: Blog en-us (C) Jessica Krueger Photography (Jessica Krueger Photography) Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:55:00 GMT Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:55:00 GMT Jessica Krueger Photography: Blog 120 80 Proud of My Hometown - The Front Steps Project Covid-19 really sucks.  Not only for those who have suffered from it's grip, but for the uncertainty it has brought upon our entire world. It is easy to sit and mope about all of the changes it brought.  It's even ok to do so for a little bit.  After a while though, moping won't help anything.

Mindlessly scrolling Facebook one afternoon, I saw that a photographer in Boston, Cara Soulia, started The Front Steps Project.  Her mission was to document the essence of "social distancing", families being home together under one roof, and to memorialize this time in life that few here today have ever experienced.  With her project, she requested families donate to a local cause.

When I saw this, I knew it was something I HAD to do.  It was my way to fight for a little light and a lotta love in all of this craziness. Businesses were being shut down. People were being laid off left and right. Not to mention families that were already struggling.  I needed to find a way to give and I wanted the money raised to stay local. I chose our local food shelf, Bountiful Basket, as the recipient.

I put the word out and my cozy, little hometown rose up to the challenge!  Shortly after my post went live, I had over 30 families lined up for The Front Steps Project. In exchange for a quick front step photo shoot (from weeeeellll over 6 feet away...gotta stay safe!), families promised to make a donation to Bountiful Basket.  In one day, we raised well over $825 dollars and I still have more families and stops to go. are AMAZING!  I am proud to raise my family here.

Thanks so much to these amazing families for participating....


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New Beginnings This session was a pretty special one.

This guy?  He's my little brother. The one who used to sabotage my friend sleep overs and cause all kind of ruckus.  The one who would get right in your face while sleeping and chomp on stinky summer sausage. The one who knew just the right buttons to push, at just the right time....and still does.

It's kind of a weird thing watching your little brother who excelled at all things "little brother-ish" grow up, soon to become a dad. It's also pretty amazing to see how much love he already has for this little guy. Add in Amanda, who is insanely sweet, and also very saintly to be able to handle my brother's shenanigans, and little "Baby Shelly" is one lucky little fellow.  Of course, part of the reason he is such a lucky fellow is his ultra-cool auntie who canNOT wait to meet him. And I suppose the rest of the family is a little excited, too.

Amanda is just the most adorable, most sweetest pregnant momma you ever did see. Adorable Amanda plus my grown up little brother plus the spectacular sunshine plus a mid-December heat wave made for one gorgeous session.


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Unicorn Cake Smash | Twin Cities Cake Smash Photography Sweet Miss Hannah Banana turned 1!!  Her mom, my insanely talented sister and the master of all trades, made the beautiful cake. Unicorns are a favorite in their house.  Well....maybe not for dad, but definitely for the girls.  If you see my sister, ask her to show you the fabulous unicorn Christmas gift she received. Let's just say, be careful when you put "anything unicorn" on your list...  


Back to turning ONE and adorable cake smash sessions. I just adore the simplicity and tones from this shoot.  And most of all, I adore my littlest niece. Sit back, enjoy, and imagine you're sharing in some of the deliciousness that was this cake...


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Want to set up your own special cake smash session for your babe?  Fill out the form below and I'll be in touch!







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Sunday Smiles | Twin Cities Family Photographer It was such a pleasure to capture this sweet, sweet family as they celebrate some upcoming milestones.  Miss K will be turning 3, just in time to meet her new baby sister just a couple of weeks later.  Baby O is already so loved.  I don't think dad minds too much that he will be a bit outnumbered.  Isn't mom just the most adorable pregnant momma ever?


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If you'd like to set up your own family or milestone session, fill out the form below and I'll be in touch!







]]> (Jessica Krueger Photography) carver carver mn photographer child photographer natural light photography twin cities photographer Mon, 23 Apr 2018 02:34:54 GMT
Emma and Nora - Almost 2! Emma and Nora came to visit me in the studio for some family and almost 2 year old photos.  Nora wasn't quite sure what to think of me at first, but she did warm up and give me half-smiles part way through. Emma, who mom said is usually the more reserved of the two twins, came in ready to play. This family is one of the sweetest and most loving families around.

And seriously...that thumb sucking!  I'm in heaven.  Bad habit or not, I love capturing those sweet moments that little ones grow out of way too quickly.



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Fashion Photography My passion for photography started when my oldest son was born.  I wanted to capture every moment as he grew and changed. This passion has helped me grow personally and as an artist.  There is always so much to learn about taking a photo, lighting, editing, running a business....the list goes on.

I always thought my only focus would be on children and families.  It's where my heart is.  That was until Cass, my uber talented hair artist cousin, wanted to collaborate on some special projects together. 

I'm so thankful for her! For her support of my work. For her mission to make people as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. For pushing me to step out of MY comfort zone.

If you're looking for a stylist who really listens to your wants, is incredibly knowledgable (like...has won awards and been flown all over the US for major hair product companies, knowledgeable) and isn't afraid to go a little (or a lot) edgy, Cass is your girl!

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]]> (Jessica Krueger Photography) carver fashion photographer mn photographer natural light photography twin cities photographer Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:44:11 GMT
Baby Penny My friends truly create the sweetest, most precious little humans ever. Miss Penny is no exception. That dark hair. Those puckery lips. Pure perfection!

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Baby J Mr. J, just 10 days new, was such a perfect, sweet little guy. Aren't all fresh, little babes, though?. 

He was so calm and peaceful. And his parents?  They are the sweetest, too.  Baby J is the perfect addition to a perfect little family.

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]]> (Jessica Krueger Photography) carver carver newborn photographer chaska photographer child photographer newborn photography twin cities photographer Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:45:00 GMT
Summer Lovin'.... Maybe it's because we just got another covering of snow.  Maybe it's because I am seriously missing green grass, flowers and sitting around our fire pit making s'mores and watching the stars. Maybe it's because it's SUPPOSED to be spring and feeling so far from it.

Either way, I needed some warm, summery feeling photos to lift my spirits.  Hopefully these can do the same for you.

It's never too early to start planning for spring and summer sessions.  Maybe, just maybe, if we show Mother Nature we are ready, she'll cooperate?

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]]> (Jessica Krueger Photography) carver child photographer mn mn photographer summer twin cities photographer Sat, 31 Mar 2018 18:15:52 GMT
Mommy & Me Mini Sessions! Are you looking for the perfect gift to give your wife or mom for Mother's Day?  Mommy and Me Mini Sessions are a wonderful choice!

My Mommy and Me sessions are timeless and precious. We'll spend 20 minutes together in-studio with an elegant, neutral backdrop, focusing on the special bond you share with your children.  

Space is limited!  Book today!  


Mommy & Me Sessions: 20 Minute session, private online viewing gallery to help you choose your favorites, 10 digital files with print release

When: Sunday, April 29th, 2018

Where: 204 Broadway St, Carver, MN 55315

Cost: $199 +tax

Click HERE to reserve your spot!







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