This lovely couple met while both involved in athletics while attending the University of Minnesota – Duluth. She, a softball player and he ran track. They didn’t really associate much, but took notice of each other during workouts. As most love stories go, this was just the beginning that took them to the road of […]

Kalynn + Connor || Engaged

Meet Hailey from South Ridge High School. South Ridge is a smaller school school in Culver, MN but has kids from a large surrounding area just south of the Iron Range. I met Hailey many years ago through volleyball and fast pitch photography. She went from a spindly youth to a beautiful young-woman! How cute […]

Senior Spotlight || Hailey || Class of 2020

The thing about weddings I love most is that no matter if you have 350+ guests at a glitzy venue with a downtown metro backdrop – or a backyard country wedding with barbecue, hammerschlagen, and family-made mojitos – they both bring family and friends together to support and love the wedding couple. Kylee and Ted went […]

Kylee + Ted || Country Wedding

  I’d like to introduce the Class of 2020, Alyssa Nelson of Superior! I met Alyssa a few years ago when I started photographing the SHS Gymnastics team, and was thrilled when she chose me to take her senior photos! Let’s learn a little more about Alyssa, and take a look at her STUNNING session! […]

Senior Spotlight || Alyssa || Class of 2020

She remembers watching him open cards from his high school graduation party. While she took notice of his heartfelt gratitude for the gift inside each card, it was his genuine appreciation for their attendance, and kind words of well wishes written in each card that caught her eye. She thought to herself “He is pretty […]

Rachal + Jon || A Proposal

  When I met Kathleen and Kyle over a year and a half ago, they were happily living in Duluth, building their life while planning a wedding. Fast forward a year, a move to a new city, and a bit of a whirlwind – their wedding planning still forged ahead. Kathleen (I unabashedly say the […]

Kathleen + Kyle || Duluth, MN Wedding

It’s hard to believe, but the graduation photo season is knocking on our door – and I know the preparations are getting started for each senior’s session! I’m excited to get started with this year’s group! I get a lot of questions on how seniors (and their parents) can make this the best experience possible. […]

The Senior Experience

    Ég hafði mest ótrúlega frí með stúlkunum mínum. Af hverju spyrðu Ísland? Haha – kidding. I’m not going to even attempt to write this blog in Icelandic. I’ll have all I can do to get the actual names of the key sites we saw spelled correctly. Here is the thing with the Icelandic […]

Reykjavík [RAY-kyə-veek], Iceland

I’m often asked “What is lifestyle’ photography, and what’s the difference between this, and a regular family session?” For me, I try and make all family photo time with me encompass posed photos of all, or some of the family members together, but also some images that capture the intimate ways a family interacts with […]

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