Olmanson Photography


Mr. Michael

Fairly certain this guy is destined for greatness–as well as breaking a few hearts along the way.

Happy Mother’s Day, Kelly!

I received the nicest call this week from a husband looking to surprise his wife for Mother’s Day and her birthday with photos of their children. As it turns out, they have the sweetest children, which shouldn’t be a surprise with such a thoughtful husband.

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Birthday, Kelly! I hope your days are full of joy.

Little Lennon

He’s here! Lennon joins his big brothers, and what a gorgeous family they make. You may recognize the Chiabottis from late last year and way back in April. I was so excited to capture these precious moments with their family and to be there as they grow, and check out the hair on the little man. Congratulations to all of you!

The Boys and Mom

I love boys. I’m boy crazy, so it’s a good thing I have three of my very own. Laura is going to get four, and for that I’m so very excited for her! I can’t wait to meet the next little man in her all-boy clan, set to make an appearance just after Christmas.


We headed out last night for a bit of trick-or-treating. It’s always fun to see all the neighborhood kids dressed up in their costumes and to visit all the decked out houses. And by neighborhood, of course, I mean our old neighborhood, just slightly west of our neighborhood. Yes, we trick-or-treat there. Then we come home and hit all four houses on our block that have their lights on.

And it’s okay. I love our neighborhood for different reasons, like the DeBoers, the Woodruffs and the Richters and for the warm fires in their driveway and the “flair” they let me borrow Saturday night.

Little Miss | Minneapolis Children’s Photographer

I was so excited to get the chance to spend the morning photographing this lovely lady. I can’t believe how much she’s changed over the past two years. She was a delight to spend the morning with, and we had so much fun smelling the roses and playing with the rocks. We finished up and headed to the car just as the rain started falling, and it hasn’t stopped much since.

Thanks, Niki and Jeremy, for letting me spend the morning in the park with you!

Happy 1st Birthday, U | Minneapolis Children’s Photographer

This little man’s dad loves to fish, so we thought it’d be fun to incorporate some of that into his photos, like the fishy lunch box. Laura told Eli she was pregnant by sticking a pregnancy test in that box coming up on two years ago. It’s been great watching your family grow, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for the three of you!

Because he really is getting “so big”!

A School Bus

I had to share this one. The bus was just too perfect not to.

Baby W | Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

I recently had the chance to hang out with this gorgeous family. Lindsay and I were roommates once upon a time, but I haven’t seen her or Roger in years. It was great to meet their gorgeous little girls and sweet baby boy. Congratulations, Lindsay and Roger, on your new addition.

Little W is going to be well taken care of. His two big sisters were just beaming with pride and were so sweet and loving with him.

Happy Birthday Little M: Minneapolis Children’s Photographer

When this little guy turned one, I have to believe he did it with a smile.

We decided to check out some of the puddles all this lovely MN weather has been creating, and we weren’t quite sure what to make of it.

Is this safe?

But upon further inspection…

He decided it wasn’t so bad afterall.

Thanks for having me over, Laura and Chris. I hope you like your sneak peek.

Playing in Puddles

I got to spend a few hours with this little guy and his older brother today. More to come.

Four Kids | Minneapolis Children’s Photographer

I had a fantastic time last fall hanging out with Bernt and Gretchen’s kids at the park, and I have a date set for a follow-up session this spring at their home. The green grass in these photos makes me anxious for all this white fluff to hurry up and melt.