Minneapolis Engagement Photo Ideas – Pui and Wei

Minneapolis Engagement Photo Ideas when your wedding is elsewhere I usually photograph engagement portraits when I work with a couple on their wedding photography. The engagement photos can be a great way to get to know your photographer, and for me to get to know you. But they should be much more than a job…

Blue Ribbon winner – my watermelon pickle accomplishment

I’ve entered my family recipe for pickled watermelon rind in the Minnesota State Fair ever since I learned that they had their own category (Watermelon Pickles, Sweet). It took me 8 years, but in 2016 I won a blue ribbon and that sweet, sweet prize money ($7) In the way you might find a castle or signature…

Tips for Natural Feeling Family Portraits Minneapolis

I love photographing families! In fact, it’s a great honor in my life that, after meeting so many couples on their wedding day, I get to document their families as they grow. But feeling great in photos is the best way to look great in photos, so here are my top 5 tips for natural…

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…

St Paul Raspberry Island Engagement Photos

On photographing you as a couple and Raspberry Island Engagement Photos Engagement photos have been on my mind. Probably because as summer approaches, weddings and marriage occupy more of my thoughts in general. As I gear up for more photo sessions with couples and families, I’ve been thinking about how distinct engagement images are from…

Under Construction home engagement photos

Home Engagement Photos in an Unfinished St Paul Kitchen We all welcome chaos into our lives in various ways – we try new jobs, or make last minute vacation plans. We cook without a recipe, and run in the winter. I salute Nicole and Tim, for making a plan for chaos – for knowing that…

Minneapolis Engagement Photos in Winter – Downtown Minneapolis – Dhaval and Sneha

On Minneapolis Engagement photos and finding the joy in getting outside in Winter: It is easy to hibernate in winter in Minneapolis – to let the inertia of being in a warm house with wool socks on keep you from putting on your boots and living an outside life. Part of that cozy warmth is what marks…

Minnesota Farm Engagement Molly and Matt

Molly collects antique tractors and shows them all over the state. It takes a lot of commitment to join your life with such an engaging hobby, but Matt is clearly in it for the long haul. What better way to show off their unique interests than among the tractors and fields on the Minnesota farm…