December 29, 2019

Here we are, at another culmination of a year.

It's weird being in the wedding industry - your work days are scheduled literal years in advance, and though 2020 is just now here, I've been writing dates as /20 for basically all of 2019.

So it kind of feels like I'm alrea...

March 24, 2019

Having the Minneapolis International Airport in my backyard, I've gotten pretty good at traveling. But even more so, I've gotten great at traveling for long periods of time in ONE backpack. I'm not a huge fan of airline baggage fees - I'd rather spend that money on an...

December 30, 2018

It's that time of the year where everyone is posting their 2018 yearly recaps. Their favorite images. Their Instagram top 9. Everybody is self-reflecting and you probably think I'm one of them.

Jokes on you, I started writing this post at the start of September.

But for...

July 8, 2018

It's about to get all sorts of vulnerable up in here.

In honor of my exciting start into boudoir and intimate in-home couples sessions, I thought I would share a piece that I wrote almost two years ago about self-worth. It's been sitting in my blog drafts for a little o...

July 4, 2018

I think we define ourselves by a bunch of things, but a minimalist for me is a loose definition - even if only by heart. My house is pretty much a chaotic mess every time I walk through the door, no matter how much I clean it.

But I've started to think of love in minima...

May 6, 2018

This blog post has been a long time coming, and I'm so excited about it.

So at the start of every wedding season, I assess my gear and make a list of things I want to purchase. I also assess my "uniform" when it comes to event day clothing, and I update/upgrade it and b...

April 29, 2018

I was in Sioux Falls SD less than 15 hours: for 5.5 hours of that I was at a concert, and for another 7 I was sleeping. So the phrase "mini-vacation" is definitely not an understatement here.

But nonetheless, I made time to swing by a staple sight to see in this city, F...

March 29, 2018

Every year, the Shoot and Share Contest is the most anxiety inducing 3 months of time. First, you start by somehow having to pick your 50 favorite images from that year, and then have to spend a month and a half looking at all sorts of other AMAZING work from photograp...

March 24, 2018

I remember being younger and looking up the days of the week that my birthday fell on. "My 21st is a Wednesday, what a bummer. But my golden birthday is a Friday!"

I don't think that 13 year old me would have expected my life to be this way, but that's okay.

Somewhere be...

March 2, 2018

It's hard to describe exactly why February felt impossible. Maybe it was the constant back and forth of, "how amazing is this?!" to "omg, my life is coming down in shambles". It's really tough to experience a constant back and forth tug of "I'm doing alright" to "I sho...

February 5, 2018

So seriously January took like 16 years to come and go. While this month hasn't been particularly kind or mean to me, it has felt very uneven. Unsteady. It started very unstable and finished out that way too. 

But this month was a lot about personal learning for me. I w...

December 21, 2017

I have to admit: December is my least favorite month. While I'm probably in the minority here, I can never seem to find comfort in the way the grass drowns in snow, or how my face hurts to merely exist outside. There are perks - like blizzards and fiery sunrises and Ne...

July 29, 2017

When I was a kid, I took a lot of naps.

Not just your average fall asleep in the car (which I rarely did) or the putting down of the seven year old at 6pm (which I also rarely did) but more so 13-16, come home from school and fall asleep on the couch instead of hanging...

June 20, 2017

"Would you like an adventure now.... or would you like to have your tea first?"

So many of us remember making bucket lists when we were middle-aged teenagers: places to go, things to see, skydiving, scuba diving, Great Barrier Reef. But how many of our bucket lists have...

March 19, 2017

I want to talk about a key component to every photograph I take: shooting wide open. 

For those of you who glaze over technical camera details, I'll make this short and sweet. In a lens, there's a tiny hole called the aperture that lets in the light from the scene in fr...

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