Outside to Play

So far, the winter here, in Minnesota, has been pretty tame. Not much snow, pretty mild temps–all, in all, it’s been super simple. I’m a winter lover, so snow, cold, ice–I love it all. (Except for driving in it. I don’t do that.) Ya know what I kinda don’t love though? Getting little kids dressed…

Happy Winter Solstice

Tomorrow the days start to get longer–for today though, we celebrate the shortest day of the year. Today, we celebrate the Winter Solstice. There’s something about celebrating today that has become essential for my mental health as the days tick closer, and closer, to Christmas. Somewhere in the middle of all of the commercials, and…

Beauty and the Beast Tea Party :: Anoka Photographer

I had no idea photographing a Beauty and the Beast tea party would be this adorable. I mean, I knew it’d be cute–but, this event was like a fairy tale, in real life. This Belle gave those Disney Belle’s a run for their money–her voice was beautiful, as was the way she gracefully commanded a…

Spring Fashion :: Twin Cities Photographer

Good morning and happy Monday! Spring + fashion + great models = today’s photos on the blog. These shots are all from last weekend when I was working with Jenson’s, in Anoka. They needed fresh, springy, images for their website, social media, and printing projects–so, they called me in, and we got to work. A…

Photography for Kids :: Teaching in Anoka

Today feels so good. The workshop I’ve been prepping to teach for months is done. 🙂 I presented this past weekend, to a group of teachers, my ideas to help connect the art of photography to kids–while also keeping a creative, sane, and fun classroom experience happening. It was such a great lecture to put…

Tweets and Blogs :: Minneapolis Family Photographer

Hello! I come here a lot…thinking about what to say, and then I realize the best things I have to say, lately, are poppin’ up over there —————> (and down a bit). I’m on Twitter, often, connecting with other Bloggers, Photographers, Minnesota folks, and friends. Every time I Tweet…it pops up over there. Also, I’m…

Valentine’s Day Crafts :: Twin Cities Area Photographer

I hate leaving on a negative note. (Not that my last blog was all that negative sounding–I was just in a not-so-happy place while writing it.) I wanted to come back here today to share one of my latest projects for The Blog at Main Floral. I love the creativity that I have in my…

2015 Clients :: Twin Cities Area Photographer

I, absolutely, love doing these blogs; my best of blogs. I tried to get it done before 2016 started but, well, I didn’t…so, I’m going to start this three-parter now. This post is all about my clients. My daily. My reason for always wanting to learn more, do better, push myself, and give more. 2015…

A North Shore Family Trip

Ever do something–something that you really put your entire self into, something maybe outside of your comfort zone, something you’re nervous about and that takes a lot of planning, you know–something like a week long vacation, in a single level home, with nine other people (18 months-70(ish) years), six hours away from home? Well, I…