Fall Senior Photos

Hello! It’s fun to be catching up with the whole blog thing–and, look, here I am again. 🙂 I’m just stopping in quickly today to show off a few of my favorite shots of Gabe, from when we shot his senior portraits earlier this Fall. He did something I have never seen done before during…

Late Summer Senior Photos

I’m on a roll; three blog in a row. 🙂 I’m just excited to be back to this whole blogging thing, it feels good–and, I have plenty of work to show off. My last blog was my last shoot from late last summer–before my littlest one was born. (Find it here if you’re curious.) Tonight…

Throwback Head Shots

Well, since I’m on a roll with this whole back-to-blogging thing (and by that, I mean I’ve blogged once in the last, almost, year and a half), I figured I could add another quickie to my epic ‘comeback’. The last photo shoot I did, last Fall, was of a local actress. She’s the age of…

Coming Back Around

I have been thinking, and thinking, and struggling with how to ‘come back’ to all of the hustle that I walked away from just over a year ago. That hustle had become all-consuming in my mind. I found myself constantly comparing myself to what others were doing, and joining groups that would have me subtly…

A New Addition :: Minnesota Summer Family Photography

Hello! It’s time for a baby break, on the blog tonight. 🙂 (Speaking of baby break–this is my last family session until later in the Fall. 🙂 ) The Bailey family recently added on a brand new, baby girl; and I got to go get their first, family of four, photos! Here are just a…

Dave and Molly :: Minneapolis Wedding Photography

This past weekend, I was honored to be the photographer at the beautiful wedding of Dave and Molly. It was such a simple, yet elegant (and completely romantic), wedding evening. The happy couple, and immediate family, started off their evening with the ceremony right in their downtown, Minneapolis, apartment. From there, they traveled to the…

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…

Schedule and Palettes :: Anoka Area Photographer

Hey there. 🙂 Tonight I’m just poppin’ in for a couple of random, photography update, quickies. First of all…my schedule is changing a bit in the upcoming future. I will not be scheduling new clients from August, through the turn of the year. Also, I will not be scheduling any weddings, even if you’re my…

Mad Hatter Steampunk Soiree :: Anoka Minnesota Photographer

Sunday night for me, and a whole bunch of folks dressed in their finest Steampunk attire, was spent over at the Mad Hatter in Anoka–it was time for their first ever, Steampunk Soiree. This was such a fun event to get to be a part of. I was welcomed in with open arms, like I…

The Beautiful Mad Hatter :: Anoka Minnesota Photography

Good morning! I still have a few challenge photos to post here; but, I wanted to pop in and share a bit of my shoot from this weekend, over at the Mad Hatter in Anoka. (Their website is here.) The Mad Hatter is such a fun place to have a camera–this session was, specifically, to…

A Couple More Challenge Shots :: Twin Cities, Minnesota Photographer

Here’s day three and four of the #TCCChallenge2017. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about–check out my last blog. 🙂 ) Day Three : A Favorite Item Bought Locally Day three of the #tccchallenge2017, a favorite item bought locally. Hands down, the coolest thing I’ve bought, anywhere, in a long time is my hexagon…

Twin Cities Collective Photo Challenge :: Minnesota Photographer

Hello! I thought I’d pop in here quick tonight. 🙂 This time of year, around my blog, content feels lacking. (January, in Minnesota, typically leaves a Photographer quiet. I do have things on my plate…but, you’ll hear more about that later.) Anyway, this week I saw that Twin Cities Collective was hosting an Instagram photo…

Minnesota Co. Clothing Shoot :: Anoka Photographer

I just wanted to pop in here tonight to share a few of the images I recently shot while working with the Minnesota Co. — based in Anoka, MN.  Between Instagram giveaways, a recently launched website, a new blog, and ongoing social media postings…they needed some fresh shots of their best, cold-weather, MN apparel–which is…

Rebecca and the Girls :: Twin Cities Family Photography

One of my absolute favorite things about being a family photographer, is having the ability to watch my families grow.  It’s so noticeable when you only work together on an annual basis–and, it’s even more noticeable when you go back to the same location after shooting there three years prior. The first few photos are…

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…

Brian and Shannan’s Wedding :: Central MN Photographer

Years ago…sittin’ around the lake, with a drink in our hands–when I was very first gettin’ going with photography, and still shooting on my Canon Rebel–this girl says to me, ‘If I ever get married, I want you to shoot my wedding.’  So, early in May, of this year–I got a text saying, ‘I wanted…

Some Head Shots for an Actress :: Anoka Photographer

Sometimes, I meet folks who seem to have it so together, at such a young age, that I immediately feel like more of a mess in my ‘older’ age. When I met ‘S’, that’s exactly what happened. First of all…this girl is 13. Her soul though…well, I believe her soul is probably hundreds of years…

Cassidy :: Twin Cities Senior Portraits

I remember, briefly, meeting Cassidy years ago. She was adorable, responsible, smart and she had a sweet sort of warmth that just resonated from her. This time around–I got to hang out with her a lot more–and, not surprisingly, all of those traits are still there, they’ve just grown up with her. We kicked off…

Worldwide Photo Walk 2016

Well…this year will be my 5th year with Scott Kelby’s, Worldwide Photo Walk–though, I’ve decided to step it down a notch–and, not lead this time around. (Also, usually I’m the first walk up in the state…this year would have been no exception. What’s going on MN!?) I am super excited to find, and register, as…

It’s an Eastside Wedding { Saint Paul Photographer }

It’s no secret I’m an Eastsider, my family is Eastside; my husband, and his family are Eastside. There’s pride that comes with that. No matter where life brings you…once an Eastsider, always an Eastsider–from hot temper, to fierce loyalty…it’s all there. SO…obviously, the chance to shoot a house wedding over there, while overlooking downtown and…

Harrison { Twin Cities Family Photographer }

Today, I got to meet Harrison. He was calm, and alert, and so very, very, handsome. He liked to watch everything that his little eyes could make out, and he liked to listen just as much. Today, I also got to witness the very beginnings of a brand new family. They were born into this…

Saint Anthony Family Session { Minneapolis Area Photographer }

For someone who calls herself a Minneapolis Area Photographer…I really don’t get to shoot IN Minneapolis to often–so, today was pretty cool. (Also, it was, literally, pretty cool out. And, windy. I’m not always super thankful for sun while shooting–but, today, I was.)  I LOVE when clients want to go urban with their shoot, btw–especially when…

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…

Candy Cards

Easter had me seeing candy everywhere I went — so, I used it to both inspire, and motivate me. The result, a new line of greeting cards, and a couple of pounds. The cards will, as of this, upcoming, weekend,  be available exclusively from Sweet River Candy, on Main Street, in Anoka.  They may also become…

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…

Rejection { Minneapolis Area Photographer and Writer }

I’m living in a week of rejection. (You think I’d be used to it, on some level, living with a 13 year old girl–or, at least I’d be a bit more numb to it. Nope though.) Getting rejected as a freelancer is, basically, getting turned down for a job promotion in the corporate world. With us…

2015 Cell Phone Favorites :: Minnesota Photography

Here’s the last post in my 2015 favorites, three-part, series. (That sounds fancy. Like a PBS mini series.) This post includes my favorite cell shots. None of them are masterpieces, or even sub-par works of art for that matter…but, they are my favorite’s, nonetheless. They all were taken on my Samsung Galaxy and edited, quickly,…

2015 Personal Favorites :: Minnesota Photographer

As promised, here is a collection of my favorite, personal, photos from 2015. Also…there’s not much to see here. In the past ten years, this was my second worst year for personal work. It’s not for lack of creativity…it’s more for these two reasons: one, I spend a ton of my time photographing for others;…