Family photos at the MN State Fair

On planning for Family photos at the MN State Fair and getting your summer portraits happening! I look out the window, and it is currently snowing (Ah, April in Minnesota, you trixy imp!). But summer comes on hard in Minneapolis, and every year we rise to the occasion – taking weekends to enjoy the lakes,…

Minneapolis Engagement Photos in winter – Olivia and Gaurav and braving the cold

Minnesota roots run deep. Even for midwestern expats, planning your wedding back here makes a lot of sense What is it like to plan your Minneapolis wedding from another state? If that state is generally warmer (Hello, greater DC area!) then it means you may find that you need to break out the scarves and…

6 tips for feeling comfortable in your engagement photos

Here is the thing about looking comfortable – it is much easier to do if you actually *feel* comfortable! That means that we all want the same thing – for you to be comfortable and actually have a good time. I’ve got 6 tips for feeling comfortable in your engagement photos. Think about your engagement photos…

Minneapolis warehouse district engagement- Kelsey and Bob

Lets talk about taking photos where you live. Because Kelsey and Bob and their Minneapolis warehouse district engagement photos are the perfect example of why that is the best idea for showing off the life you build as a couple. Neighborhoods always have unexpected nooks and views that make for excellent spaces. But taking photos…

Playing in Minneapolis Parks for your engagement photos – Cara and Nate

My romance doesn’t need a castle rising in Spain Nor a dance to a constantly surprising refrain Wide awake I can make my most fantastic dreams come true My romance doesn’t need a thing but you – Rogers/Hart Here is the thing about locations: it is really easy to over think them. All you need…

Boston destination family portrait photographer

When I was living in Boston after college, I had a friend who was about to move from the East Coast to Michigan, and was worried about adjusting to the Midwest. I remember telling her that people are very nice in the Midwest, and that she would be alright. She said “but people are nice…

Minneapolis Extended Family Portraits

Many years ago I worked with Adam at the UW-Madison student programming board. There were definitely budget meetings and lots of coffee, as well as some laughs and long days. I was thrilled when he contacted me about family portraits for his family as well as with his brother’s family, who are local. A summer…

Modern Casual Family Photos Minneapolis – Culver Family

Gretchen is a wedding planner, so she definitely knows how to plan ahead for successful Modern Casual Family Photos. Its been a hoot to photograph her family and document the creativity and fun they have together. You don’t have to be a wedding planner to plan for images that reflect the energy and independent vibe of…