Olmanson Photography


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!


Sarah and Doug and have the sweetest little boy, with the most perfect little chin. Congratulations to you both and to big brother Sawyer.

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.

Adding On

It seems like everyone I know just had a baby, is pregnant or is planning on getting pregnant. There’s something in the air, and it’s lovely. Watching families expand and grow and love. More from Chris and Laura’s family soon!


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!

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.

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.