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…

Rainy Minneapolis Engagement – Yibai and Lee

When life hands you rain, you make rainy Minneapolis engagement portraits. Or, much more poetically: Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes So, yeah, sometimes adventure means a bit of rain. And then, it is not enough…

Same Location Better Photos – Stone Arch Bridge as the Eiffel Tower of Minneapolis

Taking photos at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis is one of my favorite things. I love the place, I love the energy, I love the skyline (thanks, Minneapolis!) and the roar of the Mississippi.

When I chat with other local photographers, we discuss equipment and styles, taxes and networking, troubleshooting customer service ideas or marketing tactics. Invariably, the talk turns to locations, and someone mentions that they are tired of photographing at the Stone Arch Bridge.

And I make a shocked face.

Every. Single. Time.

What to wear for your portrait session

You are finally planning on getting portraits – now what to wear for your portrait session? BE COMFORTABLE:You want to look great, and you also want to look like you. To look comfortable and natural in photos, you must be comfortable. Comfort will mean different things to different folks, but it is hard to look…

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…

Cinemagraphs – Peace Coffee in motion

Client: A series of cinemagraphs with Peace Coffee for Heavy Table. Details: I had to find movements which could be cyclical – so as to combine them into one repeating loop on location at Peace Coffee roastery & Peace Coffee cafe. Below are a series of cinemagraphs (short loops of images) and a selection of the…