And the WINNERS of this year's Cutest Kid Contest are...

0-12 Months... LIAM         1-3 Years... EMMETT     4-9 Years... AUTUMN

Congratulations to these adorable munchkins! I will be in touch with each family when the Grand Prizes are ready. I'm also very excited to have these cuties as model reps for NinaMarie KIDS!

I want to thank all of the adorable kids and their loving parents for participating in this year's Cutest Kid Contest! You made it truly an enjoyable event and I had a blast photographing each and every one of those spunky, sassy, and shy kiddos :)
Congratulations to 1 year old Mackenzie for getting 155 votes in the Facebook mini contest - she will be getting a special lil something for her big win!
I will be contacting all participants this Summer for our 1st Annual Kids Fashion Show.. stay tuned for more info.
I would like to give a HUGE Thank You to the Judges and Sponsors of the 2015 Cutest Kid Contest. They had a tough job.
Darn Knit Anyway
Brick Alley Building | 423 S Main St, Suite 423b
Stillwater, MN 55082 |651.342.1386
Buttercream Cakes & Desserts
223 E. Chestnut Street Stillwater, MN 55082 Telephone 651.430.9654 or Email buttercream.stillwater@gmail.com
Uncommon Age Fitness Studio
450 North Main Street, Stillwater MN | 651-430-0077
Email: info@uncommonage.com
Finney Fox Retro & Vintage Apparel
901 Third Street South
Stillwater, MN 55082
651-342-3939 Email: finneyfox@gmail.com
Advanced Graphix
3600 Labore Road | Vadnais Heights, MN 55110
Rubylicious Boutique
Email: rubyliciousboutique@gmail.com
Custom Stitches Embroidery, Quilting, & More
I hope to see everyone back next year.. or even better this year for a Summer or Fall Portrait Session! Happy Valentine's Day <3 p="">
xoxo Nina


2015 Cutest Kid Mini-Facebook Contest!!!! Click to VOTE!


Mike & Brix | St. Paul Wedding Photographer

This was a picture perfect winter wedding! I loved every little detail from the gorgeous ivory flowers and pops of green color to the cozy venue at the University Club in St. Paul. And for how little time the bride had to plan, I would say this wedding was stunning in all aspects. I had never heard of GENT on Grand Ave before this wedding. The groom decided to take his grandpa there for classic grooming and male bonding. That place was amazing! I would love to be a guy just to get pampered there... okay not really, but you get my point. Here are just some of my favorite wedding day images from Mike & Brix's special day!

wedding photography by NinaMarie Studios


Shane & Lisa | Wedding Photography Lake Elmo MN

Meet Lisa and Shane... their story isn't typical, they met in Ireland and had a cold, but beautiful winter wedding in Minnesota. Lisa is a professional dancer, went Ireland to study dance and that's what brought her to find Shane... reminds me of a fairy-tale.
Here's a sneak peek of their wedding day!

The Lake Elmo Event Center was stunning! The wedding colors were green and ivory, with a hint of Christmas. The meal at the reception was so unique, - it was a buffet style, but in small portions and guest could enjoy each different 'station' as often as they liked. The salad & fruit table looked like something out right out of a greenery display!

Even Lisa's wedding ring was a gorgeous emerald!

For the evening's entertainment, they had this amazing Irish band, Broken Spoke. I'm not Irish, but their music was so refreshing and fun that I would consider them if I ever get hitched :)


New FORE!! Products Added @ NinaMarie Kids!!

We're so excited to announce that we have just added Fore!! Axel and Hudson to our kid's clothing boutique. These are just some of the fun, golf-inspired items for boys, girls, and the wee-little ones! Head over to our online store - NinaMarie Kids - to see what else is in store!

Also, if you're from Stillwater or within the Twin Cities areas, check out NinaMarie Studios' 2015 Cutest Kid Contest. Enter your child for a chance to win a Grand Prize Package and to model for our NinaMarie Kids' website and advertising. All participants will receive a photo shoot at our downtown Stillwater studio and will have the opportunity to model in our Kid's Fashion Show Summer 2015! Click HERE for more info or to enter kiddo(s). Registration ends January 15, 2015.


Madison | 10 Days New | Stillwater Newborn Photographer

Madison is probably the first newborn baby to sleep through the entire photo session this year. I was literally amazed. I wish they all went so smoothly! Plus I got to use some of my brand new newborn sets from Roses & Ruffles, Celeste & Co, craftnikki, and The Shacky Chick Boutique.

Dear Santa, please bring me more newborn props for Christmas. Oh and more little precious babies like Madison :)

NinaMarie Studios | www.ninamariestudios.com | 324 S. Main St, Stillwater MN 55110


We're Moving to Stillwater!!!

I'm so excited to announce that NinaMarie Studios is moving to Stillwater, MN. You can find the portrait studio and boutique in the Grand Garage at 324 S. Main Street. With the Cutest Kid Contest right around the corner, I'm busy painting the place and creating new backdrops. I'm hoping to be all set up within the first couple weeks in January. The Cutest Kid Contest will take place Jan 24-25 and I'm treating it like a weekend long Open House. If you want the full tour, you'll have to schedule a portrait session or come shopping!

Here's a copy of our recent NEWSLETTER with all of the juicy details of the new studio and the contest :)