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My name is Catharine and I really just want to cuddle with your newborn, cry with you when you tell me about meeting your baby for the first time and rejoice with you when your child takes their first steps. Taking photos is my way to share in your life. I'm looking forward to meeting you and getting to know your family! Based in Rochester, MN, Bliss Photography LLC. specializes in Newborn, Baby, Children, Family, and Senior Photography. Be sure to stop over to my Facebook page for lots of recent work Thanks for considering Bliss Photography LLC.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Rochester MN and Mesa AZ family photographer: W family

Last month I received the news that my close friends had accepted a job with Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. I was so thrilled that they had this opportunity. An opportunity to closer to family, a great job opportunity and a huge adventure. However, this also meant that my family was loosing some great friends. Our boys are only 1 month apart. They grew up together. My husband and I actually introduced them to each to each other.

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So, this is a huge change for them and for us. As soon as I got word they were officially leaving and that their house had sold, I made a beeline to their place for a little photo shoot. Something to help them remember their first home as a family and their time in Rochester.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Rochester, MN Family photographer: Luke

I love hanging out with this family. I look forward to seeing them year after year and watching their family grow and change. Luke is just to die for, I could get just lost in his eyes. Those baby blues get me every time.


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rochester MN Newborn Twin Photographer: Ava and Niam

I was so excited to meet 4 week old newborn twins, Ava and Niam. Twins are never easy, but they certainly made it look easy. They were so sweet with each other and did great for photos as well. It's a challenge with newborn twins, but I loved the challenge and I can't wait to see these two grow up!
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Location, Location, Location: Rochester, MN Photography

Many times I am asked about locations for photos. We live in a pretty cool area with many options. Here is a list of ones that I frequently use or really like.

Plummer House
This is a really popular spot for photos of all kinds.
Pros: Great stone, flowers all summer, many options, fountains, large gardens, pretty doors
Cons: Typically booked on the weekends in the summer, not good for fall color
Here are some shots from Plummer

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Downtown Rochester
This is a great spot for alternative photos
Pros: Unique backgrounds, great color, many options
Cons: Sometimes dirty, can be busy with people
Here are some shots from Downtown

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History Center
This spot is great for a rustic, country look for your photos
Pros: tractors, field, stream, old house and barn
Cons: not many here, unless there is an event going on
Here are some shots from the History Center

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Quarry Hill
This is great for a country, prairie feel to your photos
Pros: pond, trails, tall grass, bridges, great fall color
Cons: Some areas are hard to get to and can be tough to access. Ask me about the two areas, front or back of Quarry Hill.
Here are some shots from Quarry Hill

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Apple Orchard
This is great for spring and fall. In the spring the blossoms are in full bloom for about a week, so some careful planning is needed. In the fall the apples are ripe and the color is beautiful.
Pros: secluded, great color, unique, farm feel, private land that I have permission to be at
Cons: busy in the fall
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Essex Park
Great for a woodsy feel for pictures.
Pros: old grain bin, old barn, creek to sit in, bridge
Cons: some options, but not lots
Here are a couple shots from Essex Park

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Bliss Photography's Yard
Great if you would like a variety of indoor and outdoor shots without the extra location fee
Pros: less time, easy access
Cons: not a lot of variety, not ideal for larger groups
Here are some shots from the yard

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I have also shot in backyards, on individual farms, in homes, in various parks, in empty lots and lots of other unique spots. Contact me for questions on your perfect location for your photo shoot!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rochester, MN Children's photographer: Sydney 2 years

I had a whole bunch of fun 2 year olds this summer. I've watched Sydney grow into such a spunky, sweet little lady. I couldn't wait to have her come out to the daisy field. This is one of my favorite locations, but they only bloom in June. She was dressed perfect in a sweet little white dress.
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