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 Louis Park, MN | Newborn | Elodie

I had the pleasure of meeting Shannon and Josh at the wedding I shot in July. I was thrilled when she contacted me stating that she had her baby girl and wanted newborn/family photos.  I was hesitant however.  I’ve never … Continue reading

Throw back! | First ever wedding!

Throw back to 1 year ago…. When I started my business, I had zero desire to do weddings. I had thought about it, considered it, but didn’t really think that was a direction I would go.  I love my families, … Continue reading

Eagan Community Center | Eagan MN | Wedding | Michelle and Jake!

Michelle and Jake met a few years ago at a birthday party.   They bonded over their love for hockey that continues to this day.  This couple goes to dozens of hockey games every year and when they contacted me, … 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!!!

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

Mr & Mrs Johnson | Wedding

I was contacted sort of last minute to photograph a courthouse wedding. I was contacted by one of my best friend’s mom.  She has followed my journey since it started and has always been an avid fan and supporter. They … Continue reading

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

Smith Fall Family Session

Had so much fun with a family that is dear to my heart!  They gathered some very creative fall items to use in their session and it turned out beautifully!   This session took place on a pretty nice fall … 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