happy fall from the D family | a curated session
December 22, 2018

I was so excited when Jess shared details of the location she was dreaming of for her family session. I knew it was going to be a blast. Jess is one of my dearest girlfriends and I love the way she views marriage, motherhood, and life in general. She is an example to me. Our […]

Petit Orchard Sessions
June 5, 2018

I don’t think we could have asked for better weather for our Petit Orchard sessions this year! It was warm {but not hot}, slightly breezy, sunny, and the apple blossom trees were indeed in bloom! This isn’t a small feat, but more so a guess and kind of a gamble–  but we seem to be […]

the Murphys at the orchard | a curated session
November 7, 2017

My lovely friend Kathy introduced me to Janna and I was so happy when she asked to book a fall session! We had the dreamiest, warm, but not too hot weather at my favorite orchard. It was a positively wonderful shoot and I still consider these some of my favorite images from my entire last […]

autumn leaves + toddlers smiles | a curated session
November 7, 2017

As I’ve been catching up on blogging I’ve been remarking over how truly beautiful late October is in Minnesota. While I love all our seasons, autumn remains a favorite– and it’s no wonder why. There’s a dreaminess to the colors and it makes me giddy for shooting this coming fall. The R family was looking […]

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 […]

well hello there, winter.
December 8, 2016

The first snow of the winter fell beautifully a few weeks ago and I’m just now getting around to sharing a few of my favorite photos from that day. I am so looking forward to the holiday season. This has been a fantastic fall for me business wise and I’m really excited about a few […]

Mara’s maternity session
October 21, 2016

Mara is one of my dearest friends. I love her so much, and I lucky that we get to collaborate from time to time and share our studio space. She and her husband plus big brother Carter are welcoming a baby girl at the end of this fall. I am thrilled for them. We met […]

summer bucket list: pick strawberries
August 18, 2016

I picked berries… on the last day that strawberries could be picked. And… I canned homemade strawberry jam that I’ve already give as gifts to family and friends. It’s perfect atop cheese and crackers The farm we chose, Berry Hill Farm, is just a bit north of me in Anoka and positively adorable. They have […]

A few weeks ago my friend Kathy and I embarked on a walk around my neighborhood. Several months earlier I’d noticed another local photographer’s posts about a beach under the Ford Bridge. I was so interested– it looks like a gorgeous place rich with photo opportunities. On our walk Kathy showed me how to find […]