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!

Tag: ‘newborn’

Twins! – Farmington, MN

Saturday, 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.


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


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



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


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


Baby Noah – Mankato, MN Photographer

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

It was such a pleasure meeting this little sweetheart and his wonderful family a few weeks ago.  Even at 3 weeks he was a great sleeper so we could get a few sleeping shots.  This family was so sweet and easy to work with.  Looking at the eyes of big brother these boys are going to be heartbreakers!






Mini Session SUCCESS!! (Mankato Area Photographer)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

My very first mini-session was a great success!  Everything went smoothly and it was fun to have my friend Crystal from SnuggleTimeKnits here to be my assistant for the day too!  I can’t wait to do another mini session again!  Here are some of the wonderful shots that I got from that day.


We started out our day with little miss Ellie!  I just LOVE her eyes…

…and her adorable toes!

Next up was these two cuties!



Mini Sessions – April 21st

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I thought I would share some more details of my mini sessions coming up in a couple weeks.  I have also included some shots so you have an idea what the set up will be.  Will include some boy setups as well but this gives you an idea of the simple set up.

Location: My Home – will provide address when I confirm your appointment

Time: 10:00-3:00 pm – each session will be 15 minutes

Cost: $25 for session…includes 8×10

Please email me at misty@focused-photo.com or call me at 507-317-4280 to schedule your appointment.  These sessions will be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift or just because!


Sweet Baby Autumn – Mankato, MN Newborn Photographer

Friday, January 20th, 2012

This is my first post on my new blogsite and I am so excited that it is for this amazing family!  I met Autumn’s mom, Angie, through facebook because she is the Executive Director of an organization called Lasting Imprint.  Lasting Imprint is a “non-profit corporation established by individuals committed to fighting congenital heart defects by funding research, helping families and educating communities” and since I have a son with a heart defect it is great to connect with others who do as well.  At the time we set up the session I did not realize it but her daddy, Ryan, is also in the Army.  He was lucky enough to be home for the birth of his baby girl but had to leave not long after.  We got some great shots with daddy’s gear!  Also, turns out Ryan is a hunter and wants to meet my hubby and do some hunting with him so maybe my hubby will have a new hunting buddy when he gets home.

Autumn’s parents are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.  Grateful and kind.  It was so great getting to know them over the few hours we spent together.  I am so happy to have met them and their beautiful little girl!  Congratulations and thank you Angie & Ryan!

I am absolutely thrilled with the results of this shoot.  I am still learning SO much each time I do a shoot and look forward to MANY more!



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