Beautiful Family

This is a very special post to me, not only because this family is awesome and we had SO much fun during our shoot, but also because this family needs your help.  Owen, who is now 8, has been struggling with leukemia (ALL) since he was 3 years old.  He recently relapsed and will undergo chemo therapy next month.  There will be a blood drive and a FREE marrow registration in his honor on September 30, 2011.  Please, please consider putting September 30, 2011 on your calendar and COMMITTING to blood donation by sending your name, phone #, and email address to    The drive will be held in Spring Park, MN at Wayzata Childrens Clinic, across from the Minnetonka Drive In.   For more information and to follow Owen’s story, please visit his caring bridge site at:  This family was SO much fun to shoot!  I could really FEEL the love they had for each other, in a way I’ve never seen before.  Avery is 13 and was so sweet, and Owen (8) is hilarious!  He was cracking jokes most of the time!  Liz and Mark are wonderful people and amazing parents.  Owen and Avery are very lucky to have them!  PLEASE attend this blood drive.  If this was your child, wouldn’t you want everyone to do what they could to help out?  Please pass this link around so the word gets out about the blood drive and donor registration.  Owen, you and your family are in my prayers!!!!


Lovely Family

I met up with my friend Tracy to photograph her family yesterday.  Her and her husband have 6 kids, and two sets of twins in there!!!  I wasn’t really sure what to expect because I don’t typically photograph larger groups and especially not with that many kids.  I had nothing to worry about, her kids are SO well behaved, they were absolutely perfect!  Get ready to see some serious cuteness!!!!!!  Tracy, I had a great time meeting up with you guys yesterday and getting to meet your beautiful family!  You are so blessed!

Beautiful Ballerina

I spent the morning with Amanda from Chanhassen.  She is STUNNING!!!!  Her eyes just sparkle!  She has been a ballerina ever since she was young and even brought her point shoes (which I can’t imagine wearing, much less being able to do anything at all without falling on my face)!  It was so fun to watch!  It made me think that this could be my life 14 years from now if my little Nellie decides to go the “dance” route, which now she’s convinced all of us she’s planning on it!  Amanda, I had so much fun with you and your mom today.  Thank you for choosing me to photograph you! I can’t even imagine how hard that is to do, but she made it look easy!

Fall Mini sessions!

It’s that time of year again!  Time to sign up for your fall mini session with Molly Shields Photography!  Sessions will be held at the MN Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN.  Your session fee will give you access to the arboretum, so you will not pay an additional fee upon entrance.  Sessions are 30 minutes in length and you will receive 10-12 images on a DVD along with a copyright release.  Spots are filling quickly, so reserve your time today!  Please contact me via my blog, facebook, or email me at