Hello! I am 32 years old living in the Twin Cities. Traveling is my passion. My love for the outdoors has my husband and I camping and goal setting to explore each National Park. I love snorkeling when graced with the ocean and hiking when we get to the mountains. I love decorating our home with prints from our travels and making photo albums! My happy place is at our cabin in Northern Minnesota, enjoying water sports and being with family. You can spot me out of a crowd with a camera around my neck documenting life’s beauty. 

My love for photography started as a kid. I was obsessed with disposable, digital ( any camera ) you name it! In college I took my first film class and began to love the dark room. From there I started to learn new techniques and bought my first Canon DSLR. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, I always had a vision of being a small business owner. It’s an unexpected wild ride but It’s brought me so much freedom & happiness. I love capturing people in their element; raw, real and full of genuine emotions. Along with portrait photography, I photograph commercial + residential properties, and recently got involved with product photography. I’m always eager to learn and evolve in this industry.

My style: I’m always striving for fun and genuine pictures. Not to posey and more go-with-the-flow moments. I love giving direction and communicate well with the bride + groom before the wedding. It’s important to know what your style is and what you want most out of your photos! Here in my one woman show, it is and will always be about quality. I don’t rush through the process. I don’t outsource my editing, and I don’t believe in slapping on a filter. Every image is selected, edited, and individually retouched.

My feedback generally consists of a few prided items;
1) Great with direction, friendly and funny.
2) Timely, always on track with editing deadlines and sneak peeks for those needed “Thank You” cards.
3) I can’t wait to use you again when we have babies!   

 

My Process

THE BEGINNING

Getting to know individuals is the best part of this job. I like to sit down and talk about what’s most important. Adapting my taste with yours helps me understand our creative limits- keeping it raw, real and authentic.

THE MIDDLE

We all have a different palette. I love exploring new places and finding out what makes you feel right at home. Feeling comfortable captures those candid moments you’ll love thirty years from now.

THE END

My editing process begins with coffee, lots of coffee. This is where our styles merge and my creative sense takes over. In the end I pass it back to you, to relive those little moments.

My Art

Art brings out the perfectionist in me. I embrace various styles by using different techniques and applications. In my soul I am a painter, but I believe it’s important to explore all types of mediums and materials.

My creative juice flows in the late hours of the night. Here’s where I’m convinced I’m nocturnal, and grateful this world has coffee. Routine is unheard of in my daily schedule, but once my hand touches the paintbrush this is another story. I’m convinced that’s where it’s hiding, inside my brushes somewhere. I’m drawn to the routine of continuous mark making and replicating those marks until they are resolved. This attraction comes from the compulsion that subconsciously takes over my body when I dive into a project. Once I start I cannot stop.