my favorite camera bags
August 4, 2017

I’m a big believer in taking your camera with you everywhere. I obviously love shooting professionally, but when I get to play around with my own personal photography I’ve found that I grow more and end up with images that capture my life. In order to take better photos I need to practice and that […]

inside Beth’s studio
April 13, 2017

My dear friend “Arizona sister” Beth happens to be an incredible artist. You can find her work here. I am lucky enough to own a few of her originals and consider them some of my most cherished possessions. For a while Beth did most of her painting as a mother of seven {!!!} in her […]

how I set up my curated sessions
September 29, 2016

This time of year is when I generally shoot the bulk of my Curated Sessions. I love doing them! The planning process is honestly half the fun for me. For years I’ve been collecting vintage props, some are family pieces, and others are treasures I’ve found. Usually I make a list of what I’m looking […]

my saturday morning
September 28, 2016

I know full well that my weekends and schedule in general are weird and look really different than “normal people’s.” I have always had a weird work schedule. I love it! Recently I made a big change… I get up between 5-6am a handful of mornings per week, usually between Monday-Thursday. I just find that […]

6/29 self portraits
May 31, 2016

Pouring tea like a boss. On a Tuesday. From home: So, some of you know that I work part-time communications for my incredible church, Calvary Baptist. When I started my job I {and my photography business} were welcomed with open arms not just by the understanding and gracious staff, but also by the caring members. […]

In Joy Mint Studio’s grand opening!
May 3, 2016

I can’t believe the studio has been open now for a few weeks! Mara and I have each shot in there since then and it’s surreal to know that the space is up and running. The studio had really great bones and a gorgeous, exposed brick portion, but it also needed new paint, the carpet […]

Kelly’s spring portraits
April 23, 2016

This was my very first shoot in the new studio! I was a bit hesitant about the light since it has been so stormy and cool in the mornings lately, but with the help of my external lights I created exactly the look I wanted. I love when that happens! Kelly is a friend from […]

These January Days
January 28, 2016

January has historically been my favorite month of the year. It’s seems a bit crazy: Minnesota is notoriously unpleasant January-April. Still, there’s something about January that draws me in: there’s more light (thank goodness!), a new year (who doesn’t love a fresh start?), and a much calmer calendar after the busyness of the holidays. What’s […]

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