Blue Ribbon winner – my watermelon pickle accomplishment

I’ve entered my family recipe for pickled watermelon rind in the Minnesota State Fair ever since I learned that they had their own category (Watermelon Pickles, Sweet). It took me 8 years, but in 2016 I won a blue ribbon and that sweet, sweet prize money ($7) In the way you might find a castle or signature…

St Paul Raspberry Island Engagement Photos

On photographing you as a couple and Raspberry Island Engagement Photos Engagement photos have been on my mind. Probably because as summer approaches, weddings and marriage occupy more of my thoughts in general. As I gear up for more photo sessions with couples and families, I’ve been thinking about how distinct engagement images are from…

St Paul High Bridge and Rice Park engagement – Meg and Peter

To walk through Rice park on a beautiful evening is pleasant. To do so with someone you love is perfect. And so we walked around the best of St Paul in late summer – the JJ Hill Library, then over to the High Bridge for a night-scape with the skyline. Because to find the right…

St Paul College Club Wedding in Winter – Anne + Jeremy

I am not generally a “gushing over the details” type of person about weddings, which can be surprising in a wedding photographer. Yes, decorations and details are an important part of the storytelling of the totality of a wedding (and yes, they are generally very pretty); but decor does not a happy wedding make. I love happy weddings, and…