Chef Camp – MN editorial event photographer

Food in the upper Midwest is having a moment. A moment in which it is finding it’s own voice, celebrating its unique opportunities. For so many years, we’ve admired and tried to emulate the coasts, or Europe, or someplace other than where we are – home of fish and beer and northwoods. So it has been a total pleasure to document Chef Camp – a weekend long summer camp experience for adults who love to eat, preferably over a campfire. Last year’s Chef Camp featured a lot of great food, a custom built pizza oven, foraged mushrooms galore, night canoe…

Minneapolis Editorial Photography Work

Photographing people, documenting food, editorial coverage of events and businesses – they are all different sides of the same coin. That is to say, what I love is telling stories visually, working in engaging environments, finding the hidden spaces and quiet stories in unexpected places. Some days that is documenting a coffee roaster, or lighting an industrial cheese plant. Sometimes it is documenting local corporate or food events or bringing an engaging eye to headshots for small businesses. I offer an editorial eye to business, event, and lifestyle sessions. I specialize in food, gatherings, and editorial portraits. My work has appeared in…

Nyes Restaurant Minneapolis in memorium

Many years ago, I spend an evening in Nyes taking photos for a magazine piece that never came together. The closing of Nyes prompted me to find some of my favorites from this totally Minneapolis bar. I was never a regular at Nyes restaurant. Even when I moved to Minneapolis 10 years ago, it was a vestige of a former hey day. It was a place to take out-of-towers, so show them what a sing-along piano bar could be like, or what dining was like in the 60s. The perogies were great, the drinks were strong, and there were the…

Ice Fishing wedding celebration Anne and Jeremy

There is a real inclination to re-brand the Northwoods as a new Portland – tall pines and rocky shores, hip t shirts and third wave coffee. And those things are true of Minnesota – our art and fashion culture, our food and music, are engaging and vibrant. But, we must also embrace that which makes us a little dorky – a little offbeat and hard to classify. That combination is what defines us as a region. Perhaps a perfect example is Anne and Jeremy’s ice fishing wedding celebration. A friend-based ice fishing tournament brought a lot of joy to this cold cold…

Modern Scandi Dinner for Hearten Magazine

“Swim, until you can’t see landare you a man? Are you a bag of sand?”– Frightened Rabbit I don’t know any other way to do things than with my whole intention. That is how I jumped into wedding photography 10 years ago. So, when the opportunity came to be at the forefront of a new Magazine about the Upper Midwest, I knew that I had to go in full force or not contribute at all. To say it has been a busy fall would be an understatement, and the support of my husband and friends has allowed me to continue…

Boundary Waters Feast

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. -Marcus Aurelius In winter, I traveled to Ely for a feast in the boundary waters. An extravagant multi-course meal, referencing the history of the boundary waters as well as modern tradition, cooked by J.D. Fratzke of Strip Club Meat and Fish. Part celebration of the bounty that is the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area, part styled photoshoot, part campaign to save the Boundary Waters, it was easily one of the most spectacular gatherings I have been a…

Modern American Pow Wow

I documented the Ain Dah Yung Center‘s Cherish the Children Pow Wow this spring. It is impossible to color the full feel of being there – the colors, energy, drums, dancing. But I tried to capture some moments that convey the feeling of being there, and some that show the playful modern nature of this Children’s Pow Wow.

Heid Erdrich, Author of Original Local

Client: Heavy Table write up of Original LocalDetails: I had a few minutes to take portraits of Heid Erdrich (and the manoomin porridge she made) while she was interviewed for the Heavy Table article at Birchbark Books in Minneapolis.