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.

Minnehaha Falls short portraits – how do portraits feel? Kaia and Greg

I was thrilled to have Kaia and Greg join me for a session just as the greenery started up at Minnehaha Falls. The high water means that falls have been raging this year and it makes for an amazing backdrop and even more gorgeous light filtering through sprays from the falls.

Minneapolis engagement photos – Katie and Luke

Look – you might not get photos with your sweetie very often. In fact, I hope that when you travel, you spend so much time enjoying your adventures that you only come home with a few photos together. But getting married is a big deal! And there will be so many moving parts on your wedding day -constraints of time and clothing and locations and families. Engagement photos show more about what all the other days together are like. For Katie and Luke, the perfect engagement session definitely involved bringing their pup and a little champagne picnic while we had…

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…

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…

City Portraits Minneapolis

On the stress of planning couples portraits, and pre-wedding City Portraits Minneapolis Often, weddings are the first time you have had your photo professionally taken since high school, maybe earlier. Perhaps you have not thought since then about how you want to present yourself in photos, and now you also need to consider your partner, and your life together, and how you want that to be captured and remembered. Questions abound – what do you wear? how do you stand? when should you take photos? will you look like yourselves? Given how much of ourselves we share online, it can…

Engagement photos at Young Joni in Minneapolis – Bethaney and Adam

Engagement photos at Young Joni and embracing the cold At some point when you live in the North, you have to make a decision: will you complain about the cold, or will you not complain about the cold. It must be a conscious choice based on how you view the winter as a part of your life:  “the cold” is a season that happens over months, and it is either something that you view as an impediment to living your life, or you view as a part of living your life in this place. I’ve made a choice to embrace…

Minneapolis modern family photos

Is it enough to just have fun? To laugh and walk and enjoy the city you are in, the family you are a part of, and occasionally find just the right corner to stand in, all together, and make wild dinosaur noises? I have to think that yes, that is enough. That is almost more than I could hope for, except that it is exactly what I asked of Aline and her family this summer for their Minneapolis modern family photos. Fresh and happy and together – it was a pleasure to document it all.  More headshots, couple, and family photos