I met Renee and Chance through the photography version of an ‘online dating app’. We had a match, went on a Zoom date, and made a connection! What started out as plans for an small wedding in Duluth, really evolved into planning for a spectacular, intimate, summer celebration in June. Until their big day comes […]

Renee + Chance || Spring Engagement Session

  Well-rounded photo galleries: Let’s talk about them and my passion to give everyone what they want for their graduation session. The grads typically want artistic and creative, with a touch of whimsical and movement. The parents (and grandparents) typically want mostly smiling, traditional, and posed images with just a smidgeon of artistic and whimsey. […]

Senior Session Styling | Ensuring Variety in your Gallery

Let’s talk about editing and the importance of understanding your photographer’s style. I’m going to preface the following information with this statement: There is no WRONG answer here. Photographers and their editing style is as unique and personal as looking at the creative styles of artists who create pottery, watercolor paintings, or floral design. In […]

Editing | Understanding Your Photographers Style

Meet Cali and Ryan! They have a summer wedding planned for Mont du Lac (which I’ve been DYING to photograph for years) but it felt anything like summer on this extra-chilly winter day for their engagement session. That’s the thing with hearty northerners, the cold and crispy doesn’t scare us. Jay Cooke State Park is […]

Cali + Ryan || Winter Engagement Session

Let’s chat about photo editing. This is a deep-dive topic in whole, but today we’re going to start simple and discuss one of the most basic photo edits: Black and White. I’m often asked why I select certain images to process in black and white. While there are no hard and fast rules, every photographer […]

Photo Editing | Black and White

Properly documenting the details of your wedding day can add a layer of extra personalization that enhances the photos of you and the people sharing in your celebration. What are wedding details? Details are small touches such as personal heirlooms, love letters, and special mementos from your relationship. Details certainly include stationary sets, signage, programs, […]

Thoughtful Wedding Details

One of the most common questions I get asked is if having a second photographer (second shooter) is worth the investment. Many couples are wondering what types of additional shots will be captured and what additional benefits are they getting. As many couples are starting to resume wedding planning for the 2021 and 2022 seasons […]

Two Photographers Capture The Most From Your Wedding Day

Megan REALLY wanted an autumn engagement shoot. When we got the sudden burst of winter (which is known to happen in the midwest), we switched gears a tad. Who would have thought that we would get the beautiful autumn leaves that were still clinging on for dear life, along with the crisp, bright snow? While […]

Megan + Justin || Autumn and Winter Engagement Session

Introducing Nicole and Patrick! They are getting married next fall down in the Twin Cities and were so excited to come ‘up north’ for their engagement shoot. They wanted the autumn leaves in all their splendor, and wow, did Duluth put on one final show for them before winter struck with a bang a few […]

Nicole + Patrick || Joyful Autumn Engagement Session