March 10, 2019

Engagement sessions are kind of actually the best thing ever. You get to run around and play and wear natural clothing and just be you for a while, and you end up with some rad photographs from it. But some people find themselves more stressed than anticipated - the la...

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...

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...

June 29, 2017

Anyone who's from the Duluth area (or has visited frequently) knows the truth that is the crazy, sporadic weather that the lake makes for us. We'll go from 80 and sunny to 60 and rainy SO FAST it's unbelievable. 

This small backyard session serves to remind you that eve...

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 16, 2017

If I'm being honest, being a professional photographer has been, and will forever be, my dream career. I get to satisfy not only my creativity by creating some amazing art for my clients, but I get to work on aspects of my business that are more left-brained (like fina...

August 21, 2016

Reba and I go way back to high school, so when she contacted me about a SURPRISE couple's session, I couldn't have been more excited! To celebrate their together anniversary and wedding anniversary, Reba snuck Christopher and chihuahua Duke ("dressed casua...

August 16, 2016

I couldn't have asked for better clouds or a more willing couple! I've known Sam since middle school, so of course the honor was mine to document her amazing love with Samm! (and no, the names aren't confusing at all ;) ). Our session at Leif Erikson Park couldn't have...

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