Ordal Family, Owatonna, MN ~Family Photographer

It’s no secret that I spend a lot of time photographing families in and around Owatonna, MN, especially during the fall. During the planning phase of a family photo session, I  ask what your main goal is for your session. When I asked Whitney what her goal was, she said she wanted to capture this fun time in their daughter’s life. She realized how quickly their daughter was changing and

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Joachim Family, Owatonna, MN ~Family Photographer

It’s that time of the year where your newsfeed is filling up with family photos from your friends’ photography sessions. It’s no surprise that everyone wants a perfect photo for their Christmas card This year I dropped the ball and didn’t schedule a family session so I decided we would just save some money and take our own photos. Lesson learned. #photosareworththemoney #saveyoursanity Taking a cue from David Letterman, here’s

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Shay, Owatonna, Minnesota ~Senior Photographer

Seniors have the world at their fingertips. High school seniors are not something I photograph very often, but after spending the evening with Shay, that may be changing!! My time spent hanging out with Shay took me back to high school, literally. One of our locations was at Owatonna Senior High School where I attended (longer ago than I’d like to admit). Talk about a trip down memory lane! I

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Wedding of Allison & Craig -Blooming Prairie, Minnesota | Owatonna Photographer, Nicki Joachim Photography

Rain on their wedding day in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota was surely a sign of good luck for Allison and Craig. Yes, it’s true their wedding day did not start the way anyone would dream, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t the perfect day. The rain came down as Allison and Craig finished getting ready and anticipated their first look. They dodged the rain to find each other underneath her father’s

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