Preparing for your portrait session: the night before
Good evening, my friends! I’m writing to you tonight from seat 19B on a flight from Boston to Minneapolis, as I’m flying to MN for Christmas week! I couldn’t be more excited for my trip to the Twin Cities: I’m anticipating a week ...
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Wedding Wednesday: wedding dress detail inspiration
Good morning and happy wedding Wednesday everyone! Today I'm showcasing one of my favorite wedding details to photograph: wedding dresses. Choosing your wedding dress is a big decision that will reflect your personality, the style ...
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Giving the gift of photography
Happy December, my friends! It is that time of year when radio carols, holiday lights, and gift wrap abound. I love Christmas and the holidays—I love baking Christmas cookies and stollen with my family, listening to endless rendit ...
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Emmett & Ashley: lighthearted couples session in New York
One of my favorite things about living in Boston/the East Coast is that it's so freakishly easy to travel up and down the coast--the states are small and closer together than in my native Midwest, and there's tons of bus/train opt ...
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Wedding Wednesday: incorporating heirlooms into your decor
When wedding-planning, couples work so hard to add personality into their attire, decor, and other details. I love when couples incorporate family heirlooms or create other ways to honor/celebrate/remember family members, especial ...
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Sharing a personal project: painted faces
My friends, today I would like to share a past photography project with you. These images are from one of my dearest personal projects from a couple years ago during my senior year of college. I did a month of independent study wh ...
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Thankfulness and Photography: surrounding yourself with love
My dear friends, I hope that you all had lovely and love-filled thanksgivings!  My holiday left me stuffed full of food and happy times—my parents, as well as my Tyler’s parents—flew out from Minnesota so we got to host our first ...
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Wedding Wednesday: telling your wedding day story with fine art albums
In past Wedding Wednesday posts, I’ve provided inspiration for wedding color schemes, planning details (like preparing your wedding-day timeline), and shared images from recent real weddings and couple’s sessions. Today, let’s tak ...
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The Reeves family portraits at a Boston arboretum
What a beautiful, silly, happy, amazing family! I met the Reeves family at the Arnold Arboretum last weekend and, despite the fact that it is late November in Boston and the prior week had been full of freezing wind and dark skies ...
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James: dramatic headshots in northeast Minneapolis
James is one of the happiest, cheeriest people I've ever met! He is charismatic, hilarious, and full of personality. I worked to capture that awesome personality when he and I met up recently to update his professional headshots; ...
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Why is a professionally-photographed headshot valuable?
Having a professional photographer work with you to create your headshots is so so important! If you are in need of a headshot for something—whether it’s a job application, your acting portfolio, a LinkedIn profile, or for use on ...
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Wedding Wednesday: film images from a St. Paul Wedding
Good morning and happy Wedding Wednesday, everyone! Recent Wedding Wednesday posts have featured some wedding-planning inspiration (from ideas for infusing personality into your wedding day with unique wedding shoes and footwear, ...
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Session-planning: deciding on a location
Right now, I’m sitting in my slightly-chilly apartment waiting for the heat to kick in, looking out at a very November-looking day: gray sky, gray clouds, gray light. I do have some hot coffee to enjoy, which is lovely, and I’m fu ...
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Caitlyn: a rooftop portrait session in Boston
You've already seen some of the images from Caitlyn's rooftop session in this blog post, but I wanted to be sure to show you a few more of my favorite images from this session. Caitlyn lives here in Boston, and has an amazing seco ...
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Wedding Wednesday: Truly an Heirloom Wedding album
A couple months ago, when I was home in Minnesota to photograph Maria and Reggie’s wedding, I was able to spend an afternoon with my grandparents. It was wonderful to spend time with them; my grandparents are kind, strong, and lov ...
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Session Planning: Who should you bring with you to your portrait session?
When I had my senior portraits taken, I brought along one of my best buddies, Amanda. She hung in the background during a lot of the session, held on to my purse and my camera bag (being me, I wanted to use my camera as a prop in ...
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Wedding Wednesday: photography and your wedding-day timeline
A quick google search of the words “wedding day timeline” reveals that this is a topic that causes many wedding-planning couples a lot of stress.  It’s understandable—figuring out the flow of your wedding day can be overwhelming b ...
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Sharing a personal project: autumn fine art images
Seeing as we've now entered the week of Halloween, it feels like a very fitting time to share some autumnal images that I've been taking this season. Photography is not something that I do just for a job--it's also a hobby and pas ...
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Wedding detail inspiration: shoes & footwear
The process of wedding planning is so much about figuring out your style as a couple, and then working to infuse that style and personality into every aspect of the wedding day: from who you choose to include in your wedding party ...
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Jenny and Carl’s wedding portraits in their home
Earlier this week, I showed you all how the Jordahl family used an image from their family session to create some beautiful wall art for their living room! Today, I wanted to share two photos to showcase how a couple (whose weddin ...
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