Northern Cottage In-Home Session
Brenna & Dee : Park Rapids, MN
When I arrived at their drive way the day before the shoot, it was maybe 11:00pm. It was so late, and snowy, and dark, and I was beginning to pray my prayer that my clients weren't secret murderers in the woods when finally I saw the pillars of this friendly, modern cottage. I pulled in to see the warmth from its windows and the eyes of a puppy peaking through an opening door, and it suddenly didn't feel so late and dark. Soon after I was getting out of my car, the puppy was running excitedly towards me, followed by me running excitedly towards Dee & Brenna, my clients (whom quickly became my friends as ...
February 4, 2018
Tettegouche State Park Engagement
Christi & Austin : North Shore, MN
When we first met at the Lynhall, I was floored by one thing that instantly was apparent in Christi & Austin : peace. These two have a way with making people feel like their best selves, just by being their selves. I think at that first meeting we stayed for hours, talking about our hearts and dreaming big together (all I could ever ask for & more with my clients). Austin recently decided to start his own corporate work in carpentry, and Christi basically is a bomb business woman taking on website management projects from the comfort of her home office (or offices? Satellite work is the best. ...
September 23, 2017
welcome to my crib.
Although I've been doing photography for a while now, the task of making a blog has always been daunting. But finally, I put in the time, and I now have this place to share full stories of sessions & some tips or thoughts that this industry is constantly evoking in me.
So I'm already happy you're here!! For those who value wedding/couple/destination photography, you value love and stories, and there is nothing more powerful than love, and nothing more human than a story. Faith has taught me this, and by the greatest love story there is. I've just made it my mission to help others see the heart in their storie ...
August 27, 2017
Albion Basin Anniversary
Rock & Brittany : Albion Basin, UT .
When you get to meet one of your favorite photographers, because he hired you to take his pictures, in Utah, and do a feature for @dirtybootsandmessyhair, you have to tell the story.
On my first trip to Utah this past year, I was fortunate enough to do a segment about destination engagement sessions on @dirtybootsandmessyhair's Instagram stories. At that time and still today, Rock Sandretto was someone I really admired, and who happened to be following my work, as well. He messaged me about how I price for such engagement sessions, and as a friend in the industry I happily told him how I keep it s ...
August 26, 2017