Petit Christmas 2017
December 15, 2017

This year’s Petit Christmas Sessions were the best… in part because we had FANTASTIC, warm weather. In year’s past we’ve shot with snow on the ground, but not this year. It was positively lovely and so pleasant. I imagine this is how people down south feel when they’re capturing outdoor, winter sessions. Each year I […]

Merry Christmas, from Hattie and Amos
December 8, 2017

Each year I love to capture Christmas studio sessions for my sweet niece Hattie and Godson Amos! It has been fun to look back on previous years’s sessions of just Hattie. They are getting so big, so fast. Our studio session was short and sweet, and Hattie had a blast jumping and dancing around while […]

I’m thirty | a session with Jess of Foto Film Studios
December 27, 2016

In honor of my thirtieth birthday my sweet friend Jess of Foto Film Studios came over and captured some portraits for me. I just love them and am so glad I took the time to prepare and get ready for a baking-themed-Christmas-birthday session. Preparing for sessions isn’t easy for anyone, but I have found that […]

Christmas Eve Dinner
December 26, 2016

Dad really out did himself this year with Christmas Eve dinner. After mass we headed over to his place to cook up a divine feast. I am still thinking about the rice. I’m not ashamed to say that rice is my favorite food. I used to eat boxes of white rice in college with soy […]

Christmas Eve at The Basilica
December 26, 2016

Nearly every Christmas Eve I attend church with my dad at his parish, The Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. It is so lovely and always puts me in the Christmas spirit. This year the church was decorated simply with tall evergreen trees and there’s always candles, of course. I love that The Basilica is […]

silver bells
December 26, 2016

“Silver Bells” has long been one of my most favorite Christmas songs. I love the classic simplicity of it and it reminds me of all the wonderful Christmas seasons I’ve spent in my beautiful metro area. This year was my second Christmas living in St.Paul and I finally got a chance to do the nighttime […]

Christmas Decor 2016
December 8, 2016

I loved this year’s Christmas decor. Many items I already had, and instead of using my white tree I took that one and set it up in the studio and had a pink tree for home. I love it in all it’s gaudy, tacky glory! {A close up of my favorite ornament, that ballerina hippo– […]

studio session: Merry Christmas from little H
December 4, 2016

Last year I got to snap some fun Christmas photos of little H and this year we did them in the studio. I ended up setting up my new, twin Jenny Lind bed {thank you Amanda Rydell!} and white Christmas tree {I have a pink one in my home this year}. Now, have you ever […]

Petit Christmas
December 4, 2016

I can’t believe another round of Petit Christmas sessions are over and done! This fall, like every other, has flown by. It’s been hard to recognize that we’re in winter when the weather has been so weird. Thankfully we did get some snowfall before our sessions. Like last year, Mara and I shot sessions back […]

the O family on Christmas Eve Day
December 29, 2015

I feel like every time I’m invited into someone’s home for a lifestyle shoot I wonder why I don’t do them more often. We love the outdoors here in Minnesota, and people tend to really favor the fall. I do think red and orange foliage makes for breathtaking images, but so do our daily lives […]