More Wedding Vow Renewals | Saint Paul Wedding Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing the More Wedding Vow Renewals last month. They celebrated their 13th anniversary by renewing their vows with their four children at their home in Saint Paul.

I have been photographing this family for a few years, and was so super excited when they asked me to photograph their small ceremony. It was a chilly February day, and I borrowed the bride my fur coat, which was handed down to me by my mother and grandmother. We went to the Como Zoo Conservatory to take some “outdoor” photos before returning to their home for a beautiful, intimate ceremony. Only their children, and the bride’s parents were in attendance.

They involved all their children in the ceremony with a sand/unity candle, as well as cake and sparkling juice afterwards.

I absolutely LOVE this family, words can’t express how much I have enjoyed watching their family grow, both in size and in love!!

Mommy & Me | Mother’s Day | Portrait Sessions

I am excited to announce that we will be offering “Mommy & Me” sessions again this year on Saturday, April 11th from 12-4pm. This is a GREAT Mother’s Day gift for mom’s and children of ALL AGES!

For only $149 you will receive:mommyme
-30 minute session
-photo package: 1 8×10, 2 5×7, 8 wallets (all same pose)
-online proofing and sharing

Additional photos and products are available as well, including the “mini brag book” which includes all the images from your session for only $65!

To claim your spot, purchase your session below via the “buy now” button.
we will contact you to schedule your exact time slot via email.

Boudoir Session SALE

It’s March, which means we are quickly approaching spring!! 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 July 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 July 15th

Professional Headshot Portrait SALE

Is your Headshot up-to-date? Or is it more than 3 years old? Is your current profile photo professional or a selfie? Did you know you and your business are immediately judged based on your profile photo?

Let us help you have a more professional appearance on LinkedIn and other social media outlets. First impressions are extremely important in today’s internet society. You have just the blink of an eye to make a great first impression, and it is mostly based off of your profile photo!!

Grab one of our “Social Media Portrait Sessions” for just $95:
includes 15 minute session and one low-resolution file for your social media profile

Or get more with our “Basic Business Portrait Session” for only $149
includes 30 minute session and both a low-resolution and a high resolution of two files  for your social media profile as well as your marketing materials.

Or go all the way with our full-service “Professional Business Portrait Session” $325
includes 45 minute session, professional hair and makeup, and up to 5 high resolution files.

We are also available to come on-site to photograph your entire team, and we can also accommodate products shots, environmental shots, and more! Email us for a quote:


Photography Classes | Saint Paul

action1I am thrilled to let you know that I am going to be offering some Basic Photography classes over the next two months! These classes are designed for the enthusiast who would like to learn more about photography and how to use their camera. We will cover basics of lighting, composition, posing, creating a great image, and much more!

Each class will be one to two hours long for six consecutive Wednesday evenings at 6:30 starting on Feb. 25th.
Teens and Adults of all ages welcome. There will be some “homework” and constructive critique.
Additionally, I will also lead several “Photowalk Saturdays” for a small fee!
Classes will be held in Saint Paul at the Schmidt Artist Lofts

Classes are $25 each, or all six for only $120 (or two payments of $65)
Fees are non-refundable. I will also have a “make-up” class on week 7 for anyone who had to miss a class due to schedule conflicts.

Week One 2/25: Understanding Your Camera
Week Two 3/4: Basics Elements of Creating a Great Image
Week Three 3/11: Understanding and Finding Light
Week Four 3/18: Photographing Children and Pets
Week Five 3/25: Photographing Outdoors (travel, landscapes, people)
Week Six 4/1: Photographing Products for Etsy or Websites
Week Seven 4/8: Make-up Week

Please make your payment with the drop-down menu options below. If purchasing a single class, please note which class you will be attending.

Class Options


My Featured Story On Huffington Post

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My blog post trending on the front page of Huffington Post

A few weeks ago I first shared my story of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with my readers. It took me months to get up the courage to write the original post. It took even more courage to submit it to Huffington Post, but I did. It was published on Monday afternoon this week. It has sat on their front page all week (right next to Jon Stewart and Christina Aguilera at one point!). You can read it here:

It has been shared, commented on, tweeted, liked, and so much more over the past three days. As of writing this, it has received 1.8K “likes”!!! WHAT!?! I have received hundreds of emails, FB messages, tweets, and texts. I am overwhelmed at the gratitude, love, support, and encouragement I have received from strangers all over the country who have survived a TBI, or have a loved one who has.

I am humbled and honored to receive these stories. Some of them have not even been shared with their loved ones. But they opened up to me, because they completely resonated with what I wrote. I had said that if my story touched just one person, it was worth sharing publicly. I never guessed it would go viral and have such a powerful, positive effect in the world! I am glad I mustered up the courage and allowed myself to be vulnerable.

My hope is that those who are struggling with a TBI will not feel alone in their recovery. And that those who have never heard of a TBI or don’t quite understand “what” it is will gain a better sense of understanding, and be able to show grace and compassion towards strangers they come across who just aren’t “quite right” and they don’t know why.

I plan to continue writing about TBI recovery on a consistent basis. The public approval of my current article has given me the push that I needed to move forward. Keep those stories coming to me, friends. They will help me shape the direction of what I write about!!
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Elias’s Bar Mitzvah

I had the honor of photographing Elias’s Bar Mitzvah at the Temple of Aaron in Saint Paul.

I had a wonderful time getting to know him and his family, and they made me feel right at home as soon as I arrived. He is the youngest of three siblings, so we re-created some of the poses that his older siblings had done, which was pretty to cool to see how everyone has changed and grown!

The family was full of personality, cracking jokes and having fun. But the second the camera was ready, they stood perfectly still and smiled! They were a photographer’s dream!! So thrilled to have made this connection in the Saint Paul community!! Enjoy the sneak peek! Mazel Tov!

Jorja’s First Birthday Bash | Cake Smash Session

Little Miss Jorja came in a few weeks ago for her one year session and her Cake Smash Birthday Bash!!

These sessions are SO much fun! You never know what they’re going to or how they’ll react to the cake! Jorja was quite excited and had a wonderful time getting dirty! (and the bonus to my loft if a large bathtub to immediately wash them off afterwards!!)

As always, she was super stylish in her fancy lace leggings and trendy necklace. I just love this little fashionista!

I hope you enjoy her sneak peek!!

Kate Elizabeth | Newborn Photos | Christmas Baby | In Home Newborn Session

I had the pleasure of photographing little Kate’s newborn session at her Stillwater home last week. She was born a week before Christmas, and the family had a wonderful Christmas theme to work with! She was greeted by her big brother, Matthew, who had matching Christmas jammies!!

We took photos of Kate with her brother, Kate under the tree, Kate in a stocking, and, of course, Kate with her beautiful family! It was such a wonderful session and I just love how adorable the images are!! In-home newborn sessions really can be so much fun!! Enjoy the sneak peek!

Be Mine | Valentines Day Photo Collection

We are pleased to announce our “Be Mine” Valentines Day Photo collection!!
Sessions available January 1-10th, but book early before they are filled and gone!
Be Mine collection includes:
Mini session
1 8×10, 2 5×7, 8 wallets
25 Valentine Cards
5 digital files
$199 first child, $99 each additional
(or $20 each additional child for multiple children in one image)