August 26, 2018

The best events are the ones where people allow themselves to wear their hearts and emotions on their sleeves. They allow themselves to have fun. They eat the cake. They talk with as many people as possible. They focus less on how to make it the perfect representation...

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'...

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...

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...

March 8, 2017

I want to talk to you about that hole in your heart.

You know, the one where you're sitting in the living room and your white/eggshell walls are practically giving you tired eyes. That hole in your heart that you realize is there because the biggest photo you have of yo...

October 27, 2016

How thankful am I to have the opportunity to photograph this family again and again. I've known Jolene for years, so it's only an additional honor to have a growing folder of images of her children and husband! We spent some time in Central Park in Superior, WI...

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...

July 7, 2016

Sometimes people just click and they spend forever laughing, spinning, and loving up on each other. Meet Alex & Maji, the textbook definition of soulmates.

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