March 31, 2019

What started as a jalapeno juice shot while hanging out with friends, grew into something much bigger. The thing Teri + Colton love most about each other is the way they always want to create pure fun and laughter when together. Colton even told me, "I knew from the st...

January 13, 2019

Traveling to the Minneapolis area for Emily + Austin's engagement session was so much more than I imagined it would be. Their White Bear Lake home is literally the cutest thing EVER - only second to their dogs who definitely know how to have a good time.

With Emily fres...

June 17, 2018

From both loving the outdoors to have the same favorite swear word, these two are a perfect match. We hiked through Jay Cooke (their first time!) and for real, the scenery there gets me every freaking time.

If they were a flavor of ice cream, they'd definitely be chocol...

May 13, 2018

"Can we have the raw files?"

Ah, the raw question. Asked by many couples only because some fabulous wedding blog suggested it was important, or defined as a life-or-death decision between photographers. But misconceptions about RAW files are freakin' everywhere, and it'...

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 18, 2018

We're taking the elopement up a notch in the "freakin' awesome" department. The growth of the adventure wedding/elopement has proven to be sticking around for a while, with couples choosing to take what could have been a simple outdoorsy trip and turning it into an ama...

March 4, 2018

After being asked this exact phrased question for the third time this week, here I am, writing this post. As a professional photographer sometimes it's easy to forget that our clients and people outside our circle don't have the same knowledge that we do. They don't al...

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 26, 2018

The minute my flight to Vegas was purchased for a conference I was attending, I knew I had to photograph the mountains and the desert. I had never felt such a calling in my life. And I was lucky to share that calling with Melody and Russell. 

These stud-muffins have bee...

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...

November 28, 2017

I gotta say, Brule is setting the bar pretty high with this amazing Saturday sunset. Is it always like this? Is Brule a funnel of gorgeous that us Twin Ports photographers have overlooked?

While that remains unclear, what is pretty evident is this strong Finnish-backgro...

October 28, 2017

Sometimes there are two people that walk into your life and you can't ever imagine them with anyone else. Michaela and Mitch GET each other. They are understanding, passionate, honest and so dedicated. They are REAL, and really in love. Together we took a short destina...

October 1, 2017

I could tell right off the bat that these two are meant to be together. They pretty much treated our session like a mini date, and spared no kiss or embrace. We trekked our way through Gooseberry Falls very early in the morning, and if you're thinking "UGH 6am to drive...

July 31, 2017

Pretty sure I died and went to heaven.

How in the world did I get SO LUCKY to have Natalya & Edward be like, "yeah, how's the conservatory?" all chill like they didn't know it was going to rip my heart into pieces. Pinch me, because this is unreal that this is my life.

A...

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...

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