Carver Lake, Woodbury MN | Engagement session | Brittany and Randy

Awhile back I heard of a local benefit for a boy who needed a service dog.  The dog would help him get through each day with his disabilities. I decided I would donate a 1 hour session to the benefit … Continue reading

St Paul MN | Headshots | Megan

Megan contacted me as a referral, she is just starting out as a postpartum doula!!  She will be working through doulafinder to find perfect families that she can help after having a baby!  The day was beautiful and so was … Continue reading

St Paul Park, MN | Maternity | Stevie and Denny

Stevie knew before her wedding day that although her new husband already had 2 children that they had full time, she wanted some of her own. I was thrilled the day I got the call announcing that she was pregnant and would need maternity photos done! Soon after that she found out it would be a little girl, they were so excited!! Continue reading

Hastings, MN | Police Reserves | Portraits

I was excited to get out and take some portraits of the local volunteer police reserves out of Hastings Minnesota.  My dad and brother in law are both active on the force so I a very familiar with what they do.   In fact, my father has been a police reserve since I was a small child.    I was thrilled to be asked to take their portraits.

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The police reserve force functions as assistants to the police force while out on patrol.  They provide security detail for local events like parades and festivals.  They head out to assist neighboring towns with their festivals and events.   The reserve force is made up of volunteers, people willing to donate their time and effort into helping keep our communities safe.    All of the reserve units I’ve met in my life are proud of the work they do and they are happy to work with the police officers in our communities.

I was nervous going in to this session. The forecast didn’t look promising as rain was looming overhead.  It wasn’t too cold though which was nice, but what would I do with rain?  I was able to use the reserve squad car outdoors which was ideal, except that meant being out in the rain!

Lucky for me, most of the reserves were willing to brave the light drizzle for a few quick moments to get some photos near the vehicle that makes them all feel proud.

Here’s a few of my favorites from the session!!!

Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis | Child Photo Session | Kai

Kai’s mom was a referral, although I don’t know who from!!  She posted in a Facebook group about wanting photos done, someone commented my name and she went for it.    So although I’ll never know who you are, thank … Continue reading

Cottage Grove, MN | Headshots | Linda

I got contacted by Linda, she just needed a few headshots that she could display at the university she would be presenting at.  She confirmed what I already knew and it still amazes me.  She said that there are basically … Continue reading

Hastings, MN | Child Photo Session | Jocelyn Easter

Jocelyn is ready to celebrate her first Easter!!!   She’s getting so big and is such a doll!   Here’s a few of my favorites from her Easter inspired session!

Cottage Grove | Londynn | 1 year cake smash!!

Remember Londynn?  I’ve photographed her many times before, here let me remind you of her previous sessions!!! Miss Londynn visited me at home in my “studio” for her ONE YEAR session – a cake smash session!  I cannot believe I … Continue reading

Porter | Child Session

It was such a pleasure to photograph Mr Porter again!   Shortly before his 1st birthday he came to my home to have photos taken!  He’s always an adorable model for me! Since this winter was much more subtle than … Continue reading

Hakes Family |Fall family Session

Another gorgeous day for fall family photos!  This awesome session took place in Minnehaha Falls Park in St Paul MN.  The colors were out, people were around and the weather cooperated!  This family was clever with their outfits and matched … Continue reading