6 tips for feeling comfortable in your engagement photos

Here is the thing about looking comfortable – it is much easier to do if you actually *feel* comfortable! That means that we all want the same thing – for you to be comfortable and actually have a good time. I’ve got 6┬átips for feeling comfortable in your engagement photos.

Water Power Park Engagement Photos in Minneapolis

How you want to feel on your wedding day? Light and laughter abound for Marissa and Jason’s fall engagement photos in Minneapolis at Water Power Park.

Where to send your guests to breakfast – Minneapolis and St Paul dinning guide

Have friends in from out-of-town for your wedding? Have family vising for the weekend? Need a new place to try out with your sweetie? I’ve got recommendations for you (and for them) so that we can all show off the Twin Cities right. Let’s eat well, get a feel for where we are, and not stress out about it. I’m starting with my breakfast guide because, when I visit new cities, I need to have a breakfast plan. My breakfast requirements include atmosphere that gives me a sense of place, food that is a little indulgent, a neighborhood to walk around…

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!

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 to make it work – it is not enough to play with an umbrella and show off the droplets. You must embrace it and enjoy it. An unexpected rain storm is perhaps the most fun part of the adventure of engagement photos. So thank you,…

Temple Israel and Walker Art Center wedding {Annie + David}

A wedding ceremony at Temple Israel inspires the kind of awe that makes you really pay attention. The weight of the architectural detail, the vastness of the main space, the intricate ceilings, the permanence of stone. Annie and David’s wedding combined that kind of awe with pure joy – from their families, from their friends, and mostly in being together. It was a total pleasure to document their wedding service, and then their exuberant reception at the Walker Art Center. A hora really is better with a panoramic view of the Minneapolis skyline! Ceremony: Temple IsraelReception: Walker Art Center

St Paul Union Depot Family Photos

The new Union Depot building in St Paul opened recently and made an amazing location for family photos of the Smith Family.

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 frames that they are made from. Goals:  Create a series of images to combine into cinemagraphs. Depict elements of roasting and serving coffee and give visual access to parts of the process that are inaccessible to public.