the journal

I honestly don’t know where to begin in describing this beautiful Mendota Heights, MN wedding! From the first time that I met Tianbai and Alison, I knew that their wedding day was going to be extra sweet. The kindness and love that they show one another and everyone around them is beautiful to witness! Add […]

The white sandy beaches that Sarasota is so famous for were the perfect setting for Kevin and Sarita’s engagement session! Friends, these two are amazing in front of the camera! Kevin is an expert at bringing out Sarita’s ready laugh, and the way they playfully interact with one another made our time together non-stop fun! […]

I have always loved the effect of a good black and white image! The work of Ansel Adams has inspired me (and many others) from the beginning of my photography journey. There is something special about how taking the color from an image can highlight the emotion of the moment, or show the light in […]

I left Alison and Tim’s Stillwater Minnesota engagement session excited beyond words for their wedding day later this summer! They were so sweet in their interactions with one another, melted into poses perfectly, and are absolute naturals in front of a camera! Downtown Stillwater and St. Croix Savanna Scientific and Natural Area provided the perfect […]

I knew this wedding was going to be a lot of fun and extra special when Beth started telling me about their plans for a unity ceremony that involved all of their guests! Beth and Josh’s wedding at the beautiful Charleston Event Center in White Bear Lake was so full of sweet and personal touches. […]

The amount of laughter during Beth and Josh’s engagement session must have set some kind of record. Insight Brewing, in Minneapolis MN, was the perfect backdrop for an afternoon with this fun-loving and laid back couple. Our afternoon didn’t start out as planned (the place we were supposed to meet up at first was full, […]

On the morning of Luke and Autrey’s wedding, I woke up to the most beautiful sunrise over a small Spokane Washington airstrip. Having never been to the Pacific Northwest, I didn’t really know what to expect of Washington in March. Friends, this snow-loving Minnesotan was in heaven with loads and loads of fluffy white snow, […]

Happy New Year!!!! Who else is super excited to see what this next year brings?! First, though, I wanted to take just a minute here to look back on and appreciate the past year. 2018 was a big one. I did a lot of growing, working, adventuring and learning. I guess that could be said […]

I’m not very good at this blogging thing, but I can’t pass up an opportunity to share some of my favorite images from this past year! 2018 has been one for the books. As I look back on all that has happened, words fail me. I was honored to photograph some of the most precious […]

It may have been Elyse in her red snowsuit that caught Ryan’s eye, but it was the dogs that gave them a reason to talk to each other. Talk about some adorable match-makers! That day in the dog park, it’s unclear what exactly was said or who made the first move, but what is perfectly clear […]