2012 model call: free lifestyle sessions


don’t consider yourself a model? well good, because i’m not looking for runway models…. i’m looking for families or couples who want to join me on mini adventures. mini adventures where you play and i document the fun. why? well this year i’m taking on a challenge for myself in order to refine my style and stretch […]

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photo books from

my publisher photobook-1

i was raised by a scrapbooking mother. she put little captions and cute stickers in those old sticky photo albums way back when and later began selling and hosting parties for creative memories from our home. we always took tons of photos then printed them, chose the best ones, cut them into cute shapes and […]

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chris: class of 2012

my seniors took me to some of my favorite spots in the twin cities this year. i miss my days living downtown and taking walks with my hubby to the stone arch bridge, dreaming about living in a condo on the river one day. i miss my skyline view…i had one for four years in […]

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kali: edina class of 2012

edina senior photography kali-12

when kali suggested centennial lakes park for our session i was pumped. six and a half years ago nick and i were married there so it’s a special place with special memories. when i arrived i realized i haven’t been back in those six and a half years! what!? crazy! i think a mini golf […]

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fall 2011 mini sessions: saint paul

this year’s mini sessions are coming in october! these sessions are great for family portraits, maternity photos, or to document a child’s milestone and are just in time for the holidays.  a mini session is a quick 30 minute session for up to five people that takes place at an outdoor location in saint paul. if you’d like […]

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the andersons: eagan family photography

the andersons told me they hadn’t had family photos taken in six years! so much has changed in that much time i’m sure. they were a blast to work with and brought along their two little pomeranians for the session at lebanon hills. such a beautiful family…and they make me want to have all girls.  

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The importance of NOW


This week at  my full time job I’m teaching one of my favorite class lessons.  I have my students tell me about a current problem they are having.  I then ask them to come up with three possible solutions to solve that problem.  THEN I tell them they have ten minutes to leave the classroom and […]

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2010 Holiday Ornaments

A little peek at some client holiday ornaments.  They’re a great way to commemorate the year and they make fantastic gifts for family and friends.

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Yali {Washburn Class of 2011}

A quick mini session preview for Yali. She knows how to pose! LOVED her outfits, funky ring and boots. I’m falling in love with photographing in the trees when I can let the light come pouring in!

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M&M: Saint Paul Senior Photography

These two beautiful ladies came to their session with all kinds of props! Most of them revolved around Harry Potter – how fun is that!? They may have inspired me to read beyond the first book – I’m SO not up to speed! An afternoon in the Como Park area with two artsy ladies made […]

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