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…

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…

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…

Anna Senior Shots :: Saint Paul Photographer

Okay. Note to self…before using Mears Park as the perfect, shooting spot that it is–check the Saint Paul Saints schedule. Wow. I’m really good at double checking to make sure that things aren’t under construction, or closed…but, I totally blew off the fact that this park is one block away from a baseball stadium, and…

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…

Breyanna’s Senior Photos { Saint Paul Minnesota Photographer }

I’ve always thought that fashion photography would be a good niche for me–it’s not something I can really pursue right now, but, maybe someday. Then, Saturday’s Senior Session happened and the urge hit again–that was when I got to photograph Breyanna–she played right into the fashion photographer in me. This girl brought the dresses. (Also,…

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…

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…

Main Floral’s Blog { Twin Cities Floral Photographer }

Did you notice the right hand column of my site? Over there ———>  and down a bit? You can now see Main Floral’s latest blog posts, since I write them all.  I am easily amused and think it’s cool that it pops up there, too. Do you guys even know how much knowledge I have…

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…

Whew! I Made It. Almost. :: Twin Cities Photographer

Who’s no where…yet everywhere, lately? Me. Because it’s December, and I am a photographer with my own clients, who also works in retail as a blogger, social media manager, email blast writer and creator, website updater and, of course, photographer.  (See old blog, about ‘other jobs’, here.)  This blog is going to focus on those…

Dammit Facebook, I’m a Lover, not a Hater.

Just FYI: I went ahead and deactivated my personal FB account. I didn’t do it lightly. I mean…I spent a few hours thinking about it. And, then the realization kicked in that if FB were real, I would have dumped them as a friend years ago.  They’re kind of an asshole. In case you’re curious…here…

At Home with B { Twin Cities Area Lifestyle Photography }

There are SO MANY, incredibly, awesome things that happen when you photograph the same family each year. You watch them grow. You capture change. You know the chemistry that you’re dealing with and you know how to work with the kiddos. I think my families like it too. They’re comfortable with me. They don’t have…

Autumn and Me { Champlin Senior Portraits }

I have to take a break from all of my regular, fall, photo session blogging…and I have to jump ahead to Autumn. Not the season. The girl. I’ve been dying to write this blog for awhile now; and, on this cool, rainy, quiet afternoon it’s the perfect time to write. I was thinking that I…

Print Release :: Champlin Anoka Area Family Photographer

Warning…nothing much to see here with this blog post, just gettin’ business done for a minute. It occurred to me that I don’t have a print release posted anywhere on my website–and, I’m sending out photos like crazy lately. After a frantic call from a client (many years ago), who sent her images with her…