March 17, 2019

I first met Chantel and Nolan by photographing their proposal at Amnicon Falls State Park last October. When they started to plan out their Madison area wedding, I was thrilled to hear from them again - and to take part in their engagement session.

These two are the rea...

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...

August 19, 2018

Compelling and relentless fun. That's how I would describe the event that these two hosted for their friends and family. To the brim with laughter and tears and overwhelming joy. And baseball. And light.

And love.

July 29, 2018

When Halle and I first started talking about collaborating on a photography branding session, there were a million good ideas that came to mind - but this one, was the best one. Her idea to do a session around the Portland Malt Shoppe and Fitger's and Va Bene was BRILL...

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...

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...

April 22, 2018

Really, the ceremony is pretty much the reason weddings exist in the first place. The fact that you are gathering with your favorite people to say promises to the love of your life is a huge honor - so why does the timing of this seemingly become overlooked?

How to choo...

April 1, 2018

I'll take a step back really quick and let you know - I understand how stressful it can be to plan a wedding, and to have crazy amounts of vendors around and having this chaos that feels so real (even if your guests can't tell) and you may be thinking "Why in the world...

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 25, 2018

I have to admit I didn't see this one coming, but the more I thought about it the more AMAZING the idea became. One of the newest wedding trends is actually forgoing the hustle and bustle of having friends in the ceremony, and actually letting them attend (wearing what...

March 7, 2018

As a travelling adventure photographer, I'm lucky enough to have start building connections and photographing weddings in various parts of the states. When I was given the opportunity to photograph alongside Ashley of Photos by Ashley Renee I was ECSTATIC. Hanging out...

February 21, 2018

There's like, 20 gajillion photographers in the world. Okay, not quite 20 gajillion, but you could easily make it to page 10 on Google of photographers just in your hometown, and that's not even including photographers that are a short distance away too.

We're EVERYWHER...

February 12, 2018

You know exactly what I'm talking about.

That part of the wedding day where we line all of your family up in a row (how natural, right?) and we take a formal photograph of everyone together. It's a strange part of a wedding day, but it's very valuable in the long-run an...

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...

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