Today, or somewhere in the black hole between 11:59pm and 12am, I turn 29. A Leap Year baby who never gets a real Golden Birthday – since February 29th is obsolete this year. Not that something so silly as a missing date on the calendar could ever stop me from wearing gold sequins and celebrating […]


February 28, 2017

Dear 28 / The Year of Self Love

To the woman who sent me an anonymous letter in the mail yesterday: I am, first and foremost, a believer in the first amendment. It is a privilege to live in a country where our freedoms and rights allow us to have personal choice and opinions. I have, over the past few months, chosen to […]


February 2, 2017

The anonymous letter / A lesson in Grace

Two years ago, I nervously packed my bags and traveled alone to North Carolina for an intensive called Making Things Happen. I remembering being unsure of what the trip would bring + quite frankly – lost in my own business, lost in my own life. I had left the safety of my well-paying corporate job, started […]

Making Waves Project, Personal

January 19, 2017

Making Waves Project

I am the first to admit that I fall powerless to the comparison game. The idea that others seem to be living in a better way, at a faster rate, doing what I then think I “should” be doing. I constantly feel pressure to keep up, questioning if the path I am on is the […]


April 21, 2015

Comparison Game / Beauty in the Authentic

Two years. Saying it out loud puts a kind of confused and amazed look on my face. Two years ago I could have never even dreamt that my life would be so different now. So creative and free and my own kind of messy imperfect perfection. Two years ago I was traveling with my corporate […]

Lifestyle, Personal

September 1, 2014

Two Years / Happy Birthday JaneCane Photography

Six months ago today, I opened the doors to the JaneCane Photography Studio. Today is a little celebration for me, as Duluth winters are hard to endure for small businesses. I have too often, seen great shops open around me and not be able to stay. We are a tourist town trying to re-establish our beautiful […]


June 2, 2014

Duluth Photographer / JaneCane Photography Studio

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might have come across my obsession with an adorable little boy named Henry. I may be biased, since I am his Kuma (Croatian for Godmother), but seriously – look at his face. It makes me melt. I do my best to visit my family in Chicago […]

Families, Personal, Travel

May 12, 2014

Chicago / May 2014

This winter was hard on everyone. It was the worst and seemed to never end. It had everything – the cold, the snow, the wind, the ice, the cloudy days that never ended. I was pretty much walking around mad and crabby with everyone and everything. Oh Winter how we love to loathe you. After […]

Personal, Travel

March 20, 2014

Mexico 2014

On a warm winter Saturday, my momma & I took a trip along Lake Superior’s South Shore to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves. When we arrived at Meyer’s Beach there were maybe 25 cars in the parking lot – after 4 hours of hiking, exploring, laughing + taking photos of the intense natural beauty […]

Personal, Travel

January 20, 2014

1.19.14 Lake Superior Ice Caves / Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

This past weekend we were invited out to our friend Hannah’s family cabin on the South Shore of Lake Superior to celebrate, laugh and enjoy time in the woods with great people. Mission accomplished. The hike to the cabin seemed to take forever – I’ll admit I may have uttered a complaint or two as […]

Personal, Travel

January 12, 2014

January Cabin Escape / Herbster, WI