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About Focused Photography

Hi all...my name is Misty! I am a mother, wife and major multi-tasker. I enjoy baking, making and building. I am always busy with some project...just ask my husband! I have enjoyed photography for as long as I can remember but only recently has it become a passion.

I am an on-location photographer serving the greater Mankato area striving to capture the true essence of a personality when I take pictures. I am not all about the perfect pose or the perfect smile...that is not what makes a photo perfect. I look forward to capturing memories that will stay with you forever!

Cake Smash

September 13th, 2013

I know it’s been nearly a year since I have blogged and I hope that I can get better at that but I won’t make any promises:) Anyway I wanted to share some pictures from one of my favorite little guys and his cake smash session! I must say that this is my favorite type of session because it is so fun to watch them make such a mess and enjoy the cake!

Isn’t he handsome?

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Look at those eyes!

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He put his whole body into it!
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I think this is is ‘caked-out’ face.  He’d had enough!

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And this was his storyboard…I just love putting these together!

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Holiday cards have arrived!

October 6th, 2012

I am thrilled to announce the arrival of my 2012 holiday cards!  These cards are available now and will be here well in time for Christmas!  They can be ordered in packs of 25 and I will be offering discounts the more you order.  It’s not to early to start thinking about what YOUR holiday card will be!

Whipps Family – Mankato, MN – Mankato Area Photographer

September 21st, 2012

I always feel so honored when a friend asks me to do pictures for them.  So when my friend Bridget asked me to take their family pictures and pictures for their oldest daughter who had just turned 5 I was thrilled!  We used to work together back in another life (it seems) at an insurance agency.  I am so glad I got to know her there because she is one of the nicest women you will ever meet and her and her huband make a wonderful couple.  And if you don’t notice from these pictures they also make beautiful babies!

At the family’s request we met down in Olde Town Mankato and it was the first time I’d shot there.  Man are there some gorgeous brick buildings to use for backdrops along with some beautiful vines.  You never know what you’ll find when you walk down an alley…this time it was all good!  Their family shots turned out great but my very favorite from the session was the black & white I took of their youngest daughter and her strawberry shaped face.  She is going to be a heartbreaker some day (all of them are actually).

Thank you Whipps family for trusting me with your family memories and I hope you loved these as much as I do!

Digital Images

September 15th, 2012

I have exciting news!  Due to the number of requests for digital images I will now be offering them!  The details are below…

After a minimum order of $60 digital images will be available at the following cost: 

  • 10 images                                                                $75
  • Full session                                                            $150

With this being said I strongly encourage my clients to display their beautiful images!  No one is ever going to frame their CD of images to hang on the wall.  Food for thought…

Look Who’s 5!! – Farmington, MN

September 14th, 2012

You probably remember this handsome devil from his twin siblings post a few days ago.  Well he was also getting hs 5 year old pictures taken and he is so handsome I had to share!  Just look at those eyes and his adorable smile!

First Maternity Session – Lakeville, MN

September 10th, 2012

This is my first maternity session and I am in love.  I think baby bumps are so gorgeous and wish I had some photos of my bump from back 9 years ago.  I can’t wait to do more of these sessions!  Thank Holly to letting me invade your house and snap some shots!

Twins! – Farmington, MN

September 8th, 2012

This was my very first set of twins!  I had so much fun preparing for this session.  I could have made an entire Pinterest board for it.  I was very excited to try my hand at a set of twins but a little nervous with having two babies to try and maneuver, so I brought along an assistant (thanks Brittni) and we had a blast!  It was so much fun working with these itty bittys and chatting with their parents.  What a wonderful family!  The babies spent a little time in the hospital after they were born because they came early but there were strong and healthy when we were there.  They also have the sweetest big brother!  He was such a ham for pictures too!

I was so happy to get a little smile from Brinlee.  She really loves her brothers.

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I think this may be one of my favorite family shots of all time.

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I just love this picture of Zachary in this hat from my friend over at SnuggleTime Knits!

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They are going to grow up being the best of buds!

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I can’t wait to see these guys again next month!

 

Continuing Education

September 1st, 2012

I have been the member of a forum called Clickin Moms for almost two years.  I love everything that this group represents and am constantly learning something new!  I have been taking this awesome breakout session with 5 fabulous instructors each teaching us a different topic.  I have been learning a lot about designing my business materials and can’t wait to work up some new items in the near future!  I’ve even learned how to better use my iPhone for photography…didn’t even know that was an option!  Best of all it is only $50!!

So if you are looking to learn something new check this out…http://www.clickinmoms.com/blog/cmteam-all-access-pass-a-cm-breakout-session/

Sneak Peek – Mankato area Child Photographer

July 11th, 2012

I couldn’t help it I had to share this beautiful shot of one of my favorite clients!  Remember this baby?  She is growing quickly!  This is sweet baby Autumn and I am so enjoying watching her grow up!

Christmas in July

July 10th, 2012

I LOVE Christmas so why not celebrate a little early!  I have a gift just for you!

 

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