February 9, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS MN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

As a photographer, there are some hard lines to draw about what's "art" versus what's meant to be archived at weddings. By that I mean this: there are some photographers who, when you look at full wedding galleries, every single image...

January 12, 2020

DULUTH MN, CANAL PARK ENGAGEMENT SESSION

A story six years in the making, Sara patiently waited for the ring. And then it happened.

And then there was celebration.

After that, this session happened. 

The question I always start engagement session planning with is, "if you...

December 1, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS MN WEDDING, COURTYARD MARRIOTT WEDDING

Patrick's persistence in garnering Mollie's attention was quite thin at best, but he managed to make this hockey girl agree to at least one date to give it a shot.

And now, they go on dates for fun.

Mollie and Patrick are...

November 3, 2019

It's crazy, how many times I've heard the word "pretend" or "fake it" at a wedding.

The videographer will say "pretend to walk up the stairs"

or an onlooker to a boutonniere struggle will say "just fake it for the photograph"

or even "I bought these shoes but I'm not goin...

October 27, 2019

DULUTH MN, MCGREGOR MN WEDDING, MINNESOTA NATIONAL GOLF COURSE

September 21st was the 5th most popular wedding date for 2019 - so going into the weekend, myself and all of my photo peers were fingers crossed on the potential rain that was looming for a few days. Though...

October 20, 2019

GOOSEBERRY FALLS MN, DULUTH MN ELOPEMENT

This story doesn't start easy - it starts with pulling into Palisade Head and being bombarded with fog so thick you couldn't see the lake, let alone the cliffs. Kendra had her heart set on a North Shore location and loved the cli...

October 13, 2019

Disclaimer: this is not a post justifying the cost of hiring a wedding photographer. It's a different type of post than that.

So, let's start simple. What would you pay for this photograph?

Without any background knowledge, and pretending this is your wedding, you might...

October 6, 2019

HASTING MN, MINNEAPOLIS MN WEDDING, HIDDEN MEADOWS

Incredibly fun and color coordinated wedding party. Everything happening all in one place. A first look with dad that resulted in tears. A first look with Zac that felt like a breath of fresh air. Dogs that are excited...

September 29, 2019

SUPERIOR WI, DULUTH MN WEDDING

Teri and Colton are a match built on laughter and fun and weirdness and complete joy. One of their first interactions was taking a jalapeno juice shot - when nobody else in their friend group would. From that moment it was clear that had s...

September 22, 2019

DISCLAIMER: This is definitely going to be a slightly passionate topic, so know that any perceived aggression is coming from a place of love, and isn't directed at anybody in particular.

So far I'm about 60% of the way through my 2019 marriage season, and there's only o...

September 15, 2019

DULUTH MN, BEAVER BAY MN, PALISADE HEAD ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT

"It was just time" - the response when asked why they chose to elope. Emily and Tim had been engaged for over a year and had made zero plans toward a wedding - so they called up Lace and Brass Events and asked...

September 8, 2019

LUTSEN MN. SUMMIT CHALET WEDDING

Nicole and David coined their wedding for being as North Shore and Minnesotan as possible - and boy did they deliver. From the stunning mountaintop and lake views of Summit Chalet down to the rock name cards and dessert toppings, everyth...

September 1, 2019

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN, DULUTH MN

Whatever you believe in life, there are some things that feel like they were just carefully put together by the universe. 

Anna's mom Judy was attending a bridal show at Spirit Mountain - and trying to help her daughter find a wedding photograp...

August 25, 2019

DULUTH MN. GREYSOLON MOORISH ROOM WEDDING + RECEPTION

It was fate when a date became available at the Moorish room right around the time Megan + Jon were planning their wedding. Megan + Jon are from the Twin Cities, but always loved Duluth - and always loved the archite...

August 4, 2019

Sometimes, when you walk along Lake Superior, you can really get lost in your thoughts.

I grew up just a toss from the lake (as pretty much anybody in the Twin Ports does, amiright?) and, like so many of the people that live here, it has a completely different calming e...

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A wedding and portrait photographer based in Duluth + Minneapolis, traveling outward.

A believer in the honest and a photographer of the true moments that surround your life.