Cherise Gow photography | Minneapolis photographer – weddings newborns families seniors

January 15, 2010

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Thank you for visiting my blog!

About me…my name is Cherise.  I am an on location, lifestyle and portrait photographer located in Cambridge, MN.  I absolutely adore my family, I have a wonderful husband, an adorable (but energetic) 4 yr old son who keeps me on my toes, and my 21 yr old son who is an american soldier in the National Guard.  Besides my love of photography, I also love horses, barrel racing, spending time with family and friends.

My style is a mix of traditional and photo-journalistic and full of natural expressions.  I LOVE natural light and continue to strive towards shooting with only natural light.  My goal is to capture your life, your family, as it is right now.  That is what lifestyle photography is all about…real, everyday life. 

Stroll through my blog…you are sure to learn lots about me, my family and my wonderful clients!  I love to share sneak peeks of recent client sessions and of course, my lovely family…  Feel free to leave me comments, I love hearing from my readers!

~Cherise Gow~

July 22, 2015

Cherise Gow | Cambridge MN family photographer | “Johnson Family”

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Sunday was a beautiful day for a session, the weather was perfect!!!  I was blessed enough to capture this beautiful family’s photo’s….  The occasion was for the eldest daughter whom is leaving out of state for college soon!!!  Clearly you can see how close this family is!!!  All sisters, they will miss her for sure!  Enjoy this sneak peak!  Thank you again to Amy for seeking me out to be able to create these memories for your family 🙂

To begin, the daughter leaving for college…..






Cherise Gow | Milaca MN senior photographer | Gunnar’s senior session

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I had the pleasure of getting to photograph this families last graduating senior “Gunnar”!!!  I photographed his brother “Hunter’s” senior session last year.  Once again, I had a fabulous time exploring different locations (this time in Milaca) with Gunnar and his mom Shanda.  We even did a little off road 4×4’ing through the fields.

Thanks Gunnar for being a sport, even with the attack of the ants 🙂  It was great getting to know you!  Here is a sneak peek of your senior session!!!


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September 23, 2014

Ogilivie MN wedding photographer | Cherise Gow | {Megan & Jake’s wedding}

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So this post is long awaited for Megan and Jake……thank you for being patient  🙂

I had the pleasure of photographing their big day September 6th, 2014!!!!  It was a beautiful wedding, beautiful day, and beautiful couple……could I say anymore 🙂

You can clearly see how much in love these two are!!!  They celebrated with all their closest friends and family!!!  All the work put in by Megan, Jake, and they’re family to make the day go off without a hitch was amazing!!!!  The decorations were outstanding!!!  Thank you both so much for inviting me to join in your day!!!  Here is your long awaited  sneak peek!!!  Hope you enjoy!!!!

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July 2, 2014

Cambridge MN Childrens photographer | Cherise Gow | {Grand Portage family trip!}

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Went on vacation with my family to Grand Portage MN.  Along the way we stopped at Duluth, Gooseberry Falls, Splitrock Lighthouse, and Grand Marais.  Lots of fun, here are some captures of my little guy!!!  The weather was very nice and cool, even had some beautiful fog roll in…

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June 10, 2014

St. Cloud MN Newborn photographer | Cherise Gow | {Baby Delsen}

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Cambridge MN Family photographer | Cherise Gow | {Judd Family}

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I had the pleasure of meeting the Judd family this past Sunday!!!  What a beautiful little family.  We met up at Springvale county park for a session with their daughter Alexa.  The sweetest little girl now 2 yrs old!  Love the shots with the flowers, she looked like a precious little angel!!!  Thank you so much Judd family, hope you love your sneak peek!




April 21, 2014

Cambridge MN Childrens photographer | Cherise Gow | {Gages personal session}

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It is not often I get asked by my 6yr old to take his picture!!!  So when he finally asked today I jumped at the opportunity!!!  It was a very short mini session but I got some nice (non goofy) smiles for the most part!!!  Love my peanut and every minute spent with him!!!  Figured I would share some cute ones….here goes!!!




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March 31, 2014

North Branch MN Senior photographer | Cherise Gow | {Miss Macy}

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After several weeks of rescheduling due to cccold weather, Macy, her family, and I finally got together for her senior session.  Macy is an early graduate of the North Branch Hich School 2015 graduating class which means she is way ahead of schedule!!!  Awesome!!!  We made our way around Cambridge for some different backdrops.  We tuffed it out through some snow at Springvale park, got some shots around town, and used a few backdrops inside.  Macy’s boyfriend was also with for some family shots that we got at the end of the shoot, another great young individual who will soon be joining the airforce!!!

Thank you all for your patience (especially mom) and willingness to get some great shots!!!  I had lots of fun meeting you all.  Here is a sneak peek of your images!!!







March 22, 2014

St. Cloud Wedding photographer | Cherise Gow | {Mike & Shannon say “I do”}

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My nephew and his fiance said their “I do”s at the CO-OP in St. Cloud last Saturday!!!  It was a very unique ceremony being it was also them pledging to go completely organic in their lives.  I think committing to a life long change in food is almost a bigger commitment then marriage in some ways.  I am very proud of them for their dedication as it is expensive and much more difficult to go this route but the benefits they and their soon to be born (son) will reap is wonderful.  I look forward to doing newborn pics in the next couple months 🙂  

And here is a sneak peak from the wedding ~








March 16, 2014

Cambridge, MN Children’s photographer | Cherise Gow | Little Neveah…

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On March 16th I met up with Drewann and her beautiful daughter Neveah!!!  We got some adorable shots inside but hard to keep the attention of a 15 month old for long…we moved out to Springvale park to capture some wintery shots, got a few but little Neveah’s fingers were getting too chilly.  Here is a sneak peak of some of my fav’s!!!  Thanks so much to Drewann and her mom for coming to help out!  Hoping when we meet again it will be a little warmer out 🙂







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