High School Senior Photographer Minneapolis and St Paul

High School Senior Photographer Minneapolis and St Paul – Paired down portraits that bring a modern, urban, natural feel with an elevated vibe.

Minneapolis engagement photographer – Tori and Matt

Before their engagement photos, Tori warned me that she didn’t have any photos of Matt smiling. Minneapolis Engagement Photographer: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Planning for your Minneapolis Engagement Photos – Laura and Patrick

Somewhere in the middle of the engagement session, Patrick asked me “but how do you get us to look, like, natural and not posed?” I told him what I always tell people – that is my problem. You don’t have to worry about it. Because being in the moment allows photos to look natural. That is how I take natural looking photos. The most simple answer and the most complicated answer all in one. Give me all your photo hangups, all your “we never look good in photos because of” and “what ifs” – let me hold those, like an…

Give your portraits a stylish update at Minnehaha Falls

I offer SHORT portrait sessions at Minnehaha Falls every Thursday evening when the weather is nice. Your time is precious, but so are portraits. The SHORT portrait sessions are designed give your portraits a stylish update without dragging down your schedule. One of the best trends in portrait photography has been the rise of the budget photographer. Why? Because it has meant that professional photographers have had to up their game – getting usable images used to be good enough, and now my iphone has a better camera on it than my first professional SLR. It means that everybody’s headshots,…

Editorial Headshots

Updated portraits with a storytelling edge to tell the story of your brand. What you look like, and what you are like to work with One thing I have learned from working with magazines and advertisers to document food and people is this: people like to have stories about businesses where they spend their money. It doesn’t matter if you are a cheesemaker, a musician, or a financial adviser (or a photographer!) – people want to have a story that they can relate to when they do business. Portraits should feel candid and alive, showcasing not only what you look…

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 here” and I remember kindly looking at her and saying “I know you think that. But it is different” And that was a reoccurring theme during my time in Boston – general small talk and exchanges with people on the street or the cashier just…

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 visit is the perfect excuse for family photos, and walking around the local parks makes for some tired and cooperative kiddos. Such a pleasure to reconnect and document this happy extended family!

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 your own family: PREP THE KIDS: Telling them who I am, what we are doing, and how long it will take all mean that they aren’t confused when they arrive. Having a fun family treat planned afterwards (ice cream? a bike ride?) is a great…