Class of 16 | Senior Portraits | Saint Paul Senior Photographer

HopeWith summer in full swing, it is my duty as a photographer to remind you that it’s time for the class of 2016 to schedule their Senior Portrait Session. senior 01


Standard Senior Portrait Package is $399 and includes:
90 minute session
studio and/or outdoor
fully retouched digital files
$100 print credit for printed photographs


A non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to book session, with balance due one week before the session. Please use the Paypal button below to secure your session!

Pregnancy & Newborn Photography | Saint Paul Photographer

newbornAre you or someone you know expecting an addition to your family?? We have several packages catered to this exciting life event!! Upon booking (with Paypal links below) we will send you an important PDF with tips and tricks for your sessions to help you be best prepared.

We specialize in strong lighting, beautiful black & white portraiture, showing the emotions between parents and baby. (don’t worry, we take color photos as well, and have a supply of headbands, bows, and tutus!)

Pregnancy & Newborn Bundle $295
(or two payments of $160)
2 – 45 minute sessions
1 at approx. 30 weeks into your pregnancy,
1 within the first 10 weeks of your baby’s new life!
Receive finished digital files from both sessions.

Baby’s First Year Plan $450
(or two payments of $250)
4 – 45 minute sessions
one session at each milestone (0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months)
Receive finished digital files from all four sessions
Plus a 10×20 framed composite featuring an image from each of the 4 sessions.

Select your payment



Boudoir Pricing & Information | Twin Cities Boudoir Photographer

Boudoir Sessions are our FAVORITES!! Amy absolutely believes that EVERY woman deserves to feel sexy, gorgeous, confident, and glamorous! It is our goal to make the world a sexier place :)

I was recently featured on WCCO News Radio 830 in an interview with host Roshini Rajkumar. You can listen to it HERE my segment starts at the 15 minute mark!

We have a private studio and all-female staff to ensure your comfort and privacy. Amy will direct you through the entire session and make you feel completely comfortable and at ease. By the end of the session we promise you will be feeling like a super model!!

All of our packages include hair and makeup, and we exclusively use professional hair and makeup artist Sarah Elizabeth. Hair and make up will do a few things for you. First of all it helps calm your nerves, secondly it makes you feel pampered and glamorous, and thirdly it will enhance your images! Our artists will listen to what you want, and will not make you look like someone you are not!

All of the images you see will have our “glamour retouching” done to them. We believe in making you look beautiful with lighting and posing and only use retouching to help enhance your look. We will NOT make you look plasticy or like somebody that you are not :)

Your boudoir session in an investment in feeling sexy and confident!!
Feeling Flirty $495
hair and makeup * 45 minute session * 1-2 outfits * 10 image 4×5 album * matching 10 digital files
Super Sassy $655
hair and makeup * 60 minute session * 2-3 outfits * 20 image 5×7 album * matching 20 digital files
The Vixen $895
hair and makeup * 90 minute session * 3-4 outfits * 10×10 custom designed album * all of your digital files

We have broken our packages down into payment installments to help make it more affordable for you!
A non-refundable retainer of $200 is due the day of booking (use paypal button below),
$200 is due 3 days before the session,
balance is due before album design begins (after you select your images, approx. 2 weeks after your session).

Boudoir Retainer


Watch the video below that was featured on Forever TV, television for brides, to get to know Amy a bit better!!
Note: this video was taken at our previous studio, however, all the info remains the same!

Belinda & Fred | Saint Paul Wedding | Wedding Photographer

This past weekend I had the pleasure to photograph an old high school friend’s wedding! The best part?! She married my Neuro Chiropractor who has helped me through my Traumatic Brain Injury, whiplash, and other injuries! When she heard about my fall, she called me and said “Amy! Go see Fred, NOW!” and I did! (if know Belinda, you will totally hear her tone in that quote!) They were married at Edgcumbe Presbyterian Church in Saint Paul.

These two are so happy and in love, it makes me happy!! Between them they have 5 children (Fred is surrounded by a whole lot of women) and they all get along amazingly well! I enjoy spending time with them, and will hopefully get some beach time with them soon!

Their wedding day was GORGEOUS, and their photos are fabulous! They were surrounded by about 75 of their closest friends and family (there were quite a few body builders in the room, as Belinda and Fred do a lot of strength training). The ceremony was full of laughter, and the world always needs more laughter! As they were enjoying their first kiss, the 5 kids all ran up and group-hugged them. It was positively the best moment of the day, and I moment I will never forget as a photographer! Their reception immediately followed outside, after they changed into tanks and shorts (in totally Belinda and Fred fashion). Their first dance was to a live Blues Band under a gorgeous canopy of trees in the middle of the woods. It was totally perfect and totally them!

I hope you enjoy their sneak peek! Love you two to the moon and back!!!


The Merk Family | Nashville, TN | Destination Photographer

The benefit of being a Destination Photographer and hopping in the car to travel the country, is seeing old friends that you don’t get see often!

I went to college with Tracy and we were roommates for a year (six girls living in an apartment with ONE small bathroom! How on earth did we survive that?!) Because my travels seem to keep taking me through the Nashville, TN area, I have gotten to see her and her beautiful family several times this past year. Last fall I had the pleasure of photographing her pregnancy, and, naturally, this spring I was able to photograph the family with a new addition!!

They are the most hospitable people I know, and staying at their home in the woods is SO relaxing…… I wish I could visit for a week (or two)!! Not to mention driving through the Smokies is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for always being so generous with your home, I appreciate it more than you know!!

Kendra & Andy | Key West Wedding | Military Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

Last month I hopped in the car with Pixxie (the Yorkie) and we headed to Key West, Florida. Yup, we drove 2400 miles each way to photograph a wedding!! I LOVE a good road trip, and am fortunate enough to have friends along the way to visit as well!

Kendra and Andy were married on 5.5.15 on Key West Beach, and it was absolutely PERFECT. The weather had been a bit touch-and-go throughout the day, with thunderstorms predicted right at the time of their ceremony. I assured them that if we had a back up plan (the balcony of their room) the weather would hold out. And that it did. It sprinkled in the afternoon, but the skies cleared about an hour before go-time. Honestly, overcast skies are SO much better for photos too, so it was truly prefect!!

Kendra’s dress was purchased from a women who wore it for her wedding in Hawaii….. the tradition of  “the traveling wedding dress” has begun :) Andy wore his Marine’s Uniform.

They were married in an intimate ceremony (I was the only person invited) on the beach. After the ceremony we spent some time taking photos on the beach before heading back to their hotel room where they had their first dance on the balcony, as well as their Makers Mark toast, and garter removal! Afterwards they headed off to an intimate, sunset dinner on the beach.

I have to say how touching it is to be with a Military Wedding couple and hear the “thank you’s” from so many as we passed by. It is also rumored that a good part of their dinner was paid for by fellow diners at the restaurant…. You gotta love the generosity of so many!!

Officiant and flowers by A Simple Wedding.
The bride’s hair  by Isle Style salon.
Photos by Custom Creations Photography.
Dinner: Latitudes 
Hotel: Parrot Key Resort

(at the request of the couple, the groom’s face is not shown in any social media posts)

Marriage Equality Celebration | Wedding Photography

In honor of the Supreme Court’s ruling for Marriage Equality, I am introducing a special. limited time, wedding package for ALL WEDDING COUPLES!! This pricing is good for ALL new weddings booked in 2015 (including if the wedding is next year).

MARRIAGE EQUALITY SPECIAL:LGBT twin cities wedding photographer
for just $995 you receive:
3 hours of coverage
up to 200 digital files
(add additional hours of coverage for $195/hour)

A deposit of half-down is required with contract. Balance is due at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding date.

This package is perfect for a smaller wedding, or those not needing reception coverage. It will cover bride and groom formals, with some wedding party and family photo time, and the ceremony.

Planning a destination wedding?? We will travel with you, inquire about pricing and logistics!
“Have passport & camera, will travel!”


Kara & Darrell | Engagement | Des Moines, IA | Destination Photographer

Forgive me for being so far behind on blogging, it’s been a whirlwind of adventures for me with a lot of exciting travel and events going on!!

Last month I had the pleasure of traveling to Des Moines, IA to photograph Kara & Darrell’s engagement session. I will be photographing their wedding this summer in Walker, MN and I couldn’t be more excited!

I hadn’t actually met with the couple yet since they live out of state, we had only Facetime chatted with each other, so this was a great opportunity to get to know them before their wedding day! I couldn’t have had a more enjoyable couple and session! They brought their two adorable dogs along for a few shots and we traveled to a few spots throughout the city, including the bar where they met and also got engaged at!!

They are such an amazingly wonderful and kind couple! I can not wait for their wedding day, I just know it’s going to be absolutely perfect!!

After the session we enjoyed a beer and pizza together at the bar and chatted briefly about their wedding. Such a wonderful way to kick off my road trip to Key West, Florida for a wedding (more on that later….)!

Couple’s Intimate Portrait Sessions

I have been getting asked a lot lately if I do couple’s intimate portraits (similar to boudoir, but with a couple). The answer is YES. I came to realize that I really haven’t promoted it much, so thought it would be a good idea to write a post about it!

Couple’s Intimate portrait sessions can be playful, romantic, or downright sexy. Some fun ideas are shown in the images below but can include:
– Men’s pajama set, him wearing bottoms her wearing top
– Both with jeans and no top (or bra)
– Both wearing workout gear
– Her wearing negligee, him wearing boxers
– Both with “fun” pajamas

The opportunities are endless. I will allow full nudity, but only if it is discussed prior to the session. Everything I create is tasteful and romantic/sexy, I do not create anything that borders on pornography ~ (if that is what you’re looking for I am simply not the photographer for you!).

I want to ensure that you both feel completely comfortable and at ease during your session. I have been photographing Boudoir and Couple’s for almost 10 years and have a knack for making everyone feel totally comfortable :)

Couple’s Sessions are $395 and include:
* 45 minute session
* 2-3 outfit changes
* 10 image 4×5 photo album OR 2 matching mini photo albums
* Matching 10 digital files
* a non-refundable deposit 0f $175 is required to secure your session. Balance is due 1 week prior to session.
Professional hair and makeup can be added on for $150. This is mainly for her, but also includes a touch-up on him to cover up shine or any blemishes.

GUYS ~ if you really want to impress your lady, buy the session as a surprise for her birthday, anniversary, or just because!!! You’ll score major bonus points!!

Secure your session NOW (you have 6 months to book and use your session)

Boudoir Session SALE

It’s SUMMER!! We are celebrating with a Boudoir FLASH SALE!

Twin Cities Boudoir Sale

What You Receive For ONLY $350: ((over $700 VALUE))
*60 minute session
*hair and makeup
*up to 3 outfits
*4×5 album with 10 images
*matching 10 digital files

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All you need now is $150 to lock in the  special pricing, the remaining balance will be due 24 hours before your session. Sessions must take place by Oct 15th. PERFECT WEDDING GIFT!!


$35 add an additional outfit  to your session
$150 12 month 8×10 photo calendar
$195 16×20 wall canvas

To lock in your SALE price, simply purchase with the Paypal button below after selecting your package set to the $150 deposit.

**$150 deposit is non-refundable
**SALE sessions must be used by Oct 15th