Dusk at the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis engagement Bria and Alex

Bria and Alex met in Minneapolis, getting married in St Louis, and having such a good time along the way. I’m thrilled to travel to St Louis for their wedding, not only because I’ve had the best BBQ ribs of my life there, but because I know that they will celebrate with a lot of style, personality, and joy, and that is just a pleasure to be around. So, thanks for spending some time with me around the Stone Arch Bridge, for putting up with the blazing setting sun and the tourists, and my asking all the questions I can…

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…

Minneapolis Winter engagement photos on ice – Bethany + Stamatis

When your friends and family are in Seattle and New Jersey, they might consider the winters in Minneapolis a deal breaker. Those of us who live here realize it is an asset – just cold enough to keep away the masses, just long enough to build a season around, and the perfect excuse for knit mittens and fur lined coats. Bethany + Stamatis have certainly embraced the winter here, so it was the perfect season to for their engagement photos – a little frozen tundra, a little Scandinavian knits, and a lot of fun. Of course, we did have to reschedule at least once due to the…

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. 

Torpedo Room Tiki Bar at Eat Street Social

Client: The Heavy Table’s preview of the new Torpedo Room at Eat Street Social Details: Photograph general vibe, decor, drinks, and process in this new Minnesota inspired Tiki Bar Goals: Balance the bright tiki theme with the adult drinks program, convey a sense of energy and “otherness” while still making approachable images.