Camping Inspired Engagement Session in Superior, WI

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Talk about an amazingly, adventurey, “glamping” engagement session!! Who wouldn’t want to cuddle by the fire and roast some marshmallows with their love?! When she emailed me and said that they would really like to have a camping themed e-session I was like, “heck to the YES, when and where!!!??” When planning this session it was obvious that it was going to be epically amazing!! Not only did we shoot in the North Woods in early fall, (my favorite!!) but we had s’mores, flannel, waterfalls and of course a totally and awesomely, crazy in love adventure couple… seriously a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! Can you sense my excitement here?!!… These two met while she was living down in Missouri. She came home to visit a friend (who happened to be this lovely guy’s roommate) and from what I understand, it was a love a first sight situation! It ended up in him and the…

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Hipster Style Model Session in Hastings, MN

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This is what photographers do on their days off!!! So we kicked off summer with this amazing hipster style model session along the Vermillion river in Hastings! This girl is an extremely talented model that I cannot wait to get in front of my lens and collaborating again soon! Plus she totally rocked the styling by doing her own hair, makeup and wardrobe! We definitely did some serious exploring that evening; neither of us had ever been there before and it was AMAZING! The small root bound path leading down to the river and following up stream to the huge roaring falls nested along the rocks… to the huge old bridge leading to the high cliffsides overlooking the river… to the tall, wispy field where the sun peaked through the clouds to created beautiful backlight to end an already perfect session! Model Session Location: Vermillion Falls in Hastings, MN ©CiogiArt…

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Along the Riverside \\ Senior Portrait

smiling class of 2015 graduate portrait by the creek

What started as a fairly gloomy day threatening rain ended in one of the most powerful sunsets I have ever seen! Unless it’s pouring rain and storming I am always up for going out and doing a session! With what seems like a dreary cloudy day actually is a great opportunity for some subtle diffused light that compliments my style perfectly. Conversely what seems like an overly bright day with no clouds is a perfect opportunity to jump in the shade and get some dramatic slit lighting! This day was definitely one of those times where I am so happy we powered through the less than perfect weather and didn’t reschedule…. after all, you never know what surprises mother nature has in store…like an incredible sunset lasting almost 20 mins! Now a little bit about the shoot….! This girl is a-m-a-z-i-n-g…. so photogenic, full of energy and all smiles all…

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A Mothers Love \\ Mother & Child Portrait

loving portrait of a mother and child hugging in the tall grasses

With the evening glow of the summers sun at our backs we walked the lower trails of the park towards the quaint waterfall tucked back in the small cliffs. and I must say… I just love these two! We didn’t get just your traditional family photos, we climbed, splashed, explored and played in the dirt! It’s really great when you get to go outside, have fun, laugh and get your picture taken in a natural and relaxing environment. As the sun was going down, the valley really came to life with the sounds of birds, bugs, people and rocks skipping along the river…! Mother & Daughter Session Location: Glen Park in River Falls, Wisconsin ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | | | All Rights Reserved©

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Natural Beauty \\ Senior Portraits

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Surrounded by old buildings, inspiration and gorgeous diffused light; we started photographing this natural beauty on the historical streets of downtown Stillwater, MN. After getting some great shots in town, we packed up and headed to one of my favorite local waterfalls in Osceola, WI for another set of great portraits in a more natural setting! Although it wasn’t the warmest day, this amazing high school senior braved the cold in her prom dress for a few quick shots in front of the elegant falls! Congratulations class of 2014!! Senior Session City Location: Stillwater, MN Senior Session Waterfall Location: Cascade Falls in Osceola, WI ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | | | All Rights Reserved© < p style="text-align: center;">

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Trendy Senior Session in River Falls


Taken in the heart of River Falls, WI among the vast beauties of city meets nature! We hiked along the riverside; through mud, water and rocks to capture all these stunning photographs of this gorgeous senior! The session ended on the historic streets of River Falls, for some glamorous urban shots! Graduate Session Location: Glen Park in River Falls, WI ©CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography | | | All Rights Reserved©

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Photos by the Falls \\ Family


 The weather didn’t start out perfect for a family photo session; but cleared up just in time and the rain stayed away just long enough for us to get all these adorable photos! We photographed by Cascade Falls in downtown Osceola, during a typical Wisconsin fall day. I just love sessions of my old high school classmates and their families, I get to capture such an amazing time in their lives! © CiogiArt Lifestyles Photography – – – All Rights Reserved ©

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