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Rochester, Minnesota Photographer specializing in Newborn, Baby, Children, Family and Senior Photography, Bliss Photography LLC. 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 and reaches exciting milestones in their life. Taking photos is my way to share in your life. I'm looking forward to meeting you and getting to know your family! Thanks for considering Bliss Photography LLC.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Rochester, MN Photographer: Littlest Baby Bliss

Well, I've been a little pre-occupied with my own little Bliss this summer. I'll be starting back to work this week. It's been such a joy getting to know our littlest Bliss, Micah Paul Scott. Born June 9th, 2015!


Friday, February 27, 2015

Rochester, MN Newborn Photographer: Claire

I was really looking forward to meeting newborn baby Claire ever since I first found out she was in her mom's tummy. Remember THIS pregnancy reveal?

Meet Claire!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Rochester MN Baby Photographer: Sleepy 5 month old

So Maya didn't quite make it for her nap before her session today. So after smiling and giggling for some awesome photos she was done. Just done. I wasn't though ;) I wanted one more shot of her... But when she is done, she is done. So I held her sweet little crying self and quick as a wink, she fell asleep in my arms. Best morning ever! Took a few tries, but I was able to lay her down and capture some really unique sleeping photos. Not something you normally see for a 5 month session!

5 month session

One more peaceful shot:
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Some other shots before she was asleep.

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Beginner photography workshop edited: sold out!

You asked and here it is!

A beginner photography workshop. Learn the basics to get the most out of your camera.

For who? Anyone who would like to learn to do better taking photo with their camera as a hobby (those considering professional photography are not currently included). DSLR camera's are required. I shoot with a Canon camera but will speak to the basics if you are Nikon.
When? February 28th 1-4pm (ish)
Where? My home studio (directions will be emailed)

1:00 Gather at my home, meet the others in the class, getting used to your camera
1:30 Discussion on lighting, composition, shooting in manual mode vs auto
3:00 Hands on shooting
4:00 Wrap up

Entry into an exclusive, private Facebook group where you can ask on-going questions.

Preparation? Before attending, please find your camera manual and read it. If you no longer have one, find it online. Just google your make and model and do a search. You should know how to change your settings on your camera, specifically changing your ISO, Aperature and Shutter Speed. Bring your manual with you as well, I shoot with Canon and may not know all the specifics on your camera.

Take home? You will take a better photo after we are finished. I promise.
You may not learn everything there is to know in 3 hours but you will learn a few new tricks.

I can't wait to see you there!



Friday, January 30, 2015

Congratulations! Best of Bliss Newborn Photos 2014

Congratulations to our winner of the Best of Bliss 2014 Newborn Photo Contest...


His family wins:
 Free session to be used prior to June 2015 (worth $150)
A free session for a friend to be used prior to June 2015 (worth $150)
1- 8x10 album of any session of your choosing (worth $125)
An 8x12 framed print of the winning photo (worth $110)
Total prize worth: $535!

Such a tight contest this year.  A huge thanks to all who voted!

And the winning photo:
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Rochester Mn Newborn Photographer Vote for the Best Newborn Photo of 2014

Congratulations to my Top 10 favorite newborn photos of 2014! 

My work is very important to me. There are times though when I take a photo and I just know it will be a favorite. It may be the colors, the pose or the certain look a newborn gave me.

All my babies are stinkin' cute, so this is not a contest for cuteness but a contest to choose the best photo of the group.

Some of them are hitting their 1 year birthdays soon and some are barely a month old.

Now it's your turn to pick your favorite photo. Please vote at the top of my site www.blissphotographymn.com for your favorite.

You can only vote once per device. 
Voting will start Friday, January 16th and end on Thursday, January 22nd at noon.

The winner with the most votes will receive:
A free session to be used prior to June 2015 (worth $150)
A free session for a friend to be used prior to June 2015 (worth $150)
1- 8x10 album of any session of your choosing (worth $125)
An 8x12 framed print of the winning photo (worth $110)
Total prize worth: $535!

1. Bianca
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2. Merideth
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3. Bjorn
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4. Bryce
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5. Cora
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6. Ethan
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7. Maya
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8. Patrick
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9. Piper
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10. Sam
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All the beautiful 2014 babies!
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Holiday mini session outtakes

The Holidays are filled with laughter, fun, excitement and joy. Well.... sometimes.

Enjoy a few outtakes from this year's mini sessions.

There were the tears.

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And fun with the shiny balls.
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Some that came very close to knocking me out!
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Not everyone got along.
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but with a little help, it all turned out fine!
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And last but not least... there were a lot of adorable kids and believe it or not a couple good pictures!