Last Fall, my gal pal Bailey called to tell me that she and her husband Hutch had decided to start fostering dogs through Animal Allies. It didn’t surprise me really – they both have hearts of gold, a love of everything regarding pups, pup drool + puppy snuggles and had just moved to the country, […]

Families, Lifestyle

February 10, 2017

Mowgli / An adoption story

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 […]

Personal

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

Seeing this gorgeous gal as a Senior gives me all the feels! I met Gemma when she was just 2 years old, babysitting her and getting to know her over the years while I became her PCA – then getting to see her grow and change and break barriers around every corner. In College my mom […]

Seniors

October 6, 2016

Gemma / Duluth East High School Class of 2017

Keegan + Allie met as Freshmen in High School – both too shy to say hello in English class, it would take an entire year for Keegan to finally ask her out and the rest, as they say, is history. This week they just celebrated 11 years of adventuring through life together + will (finally) […]

Engagements

October 5, 2016

Keegan + Allie / Duluth, MN Fall Engagement Session

Daryl + Hilary knew they wanted to get married – they just weren’t sure when. Life kept happening, schedules filling up and so they decided to do it their own way. On a Thursday afternoon on the North Shore of Lake Superior they made it official with just their parents, a judge and the most […]

Wedding

September 28, 2016

Daryl + Hilary / North Shore Elopement, Tofte MN

I firmly believe that my job is to capture marriages, not wedding days. Because it really is so much more than one day – it’s everything that has led up to this day, the people who have supported you both, the tears and laughter and love that surround you as you celebrate your vows. Don’t […]

Wedding

September 23, 2016

Corey + Bridget / Minneapolis, MN Wedding

Last Winter, after shooting a long wedding day in Duluth, my cousin called me to meet him for drinks with his girlfriend and her family – a drink after a 10 hour wedding day? Yes please! As I walked into that beloved cantina and spotted his table, I also spotted a very familiar face – […]

Engagements

September 22, 2016

Kyle + Colleen / Lake of the Isles Engagement Session

After every wedding I try to blog some sneak peeks of the couple’s day – little details, sweet moments and images that remind us just how special the celebration was. I usually say a few words about the couple, tidbits of their love story or something I learned about them through our relationship of client […]

Wedding

August 29, 2016

Max + Emily / Duluth Depot Wedding