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 ūüôā

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)

Twin Cities Pride Juried Art Exhibit | Best in Show

I received very exciting news earlier this week. Not only was my entry accepted into the Pride Juried Art Exhibit, it was also awarded “Best in Show” AND “Chairman’s Choice” awards!! I am blown away! This is a HUGE honor and I am thrilled beyond words!

I will receive my official awards at the Pride Grand Marshal Reception¬†on May 21st; and the image won “Best in Show” it will be displayed in the summer exhibit of Made Here MN which is yet another HUGE honor!

Below are the images of my entry, “Miss Labeled“. I was hoping it would stir emotions and help tell a story, and apparently that is indeed what happened! The framed triptych is what is on exhibit, the other images are close-ups so you can enjoy the beauty of them individually.

A huge thank you to Jolien, my beautiful subject, for taking the time to allow me to photograph you. Thank you for sharing your story with me!

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Half Price {Essentially You} Professional Headshot Sessions | Your Image Is Your Brand

I am looking for THREE outstanding solopreneurs who would like to take advantage of my HALF PRICE “Essentially You” session!! Yes, you read that right, HALF PRICE!

In exchange for this amazing deal, I ask that you give me honest feedback on the program and allow me to use your image as inspiration to other fabulous individuals who are looking to update their image!

I recently held a virtual summit in which I brought together 20 amazing presenters over the course of 5 days. I was surprised by their headshots…. many of them weren’t professional at all…. and several that were “professional” were still less than worthy. YOUR IMAGE IS YOUR BRAND and is critical to your success!!!

I am offering you this amazing value for only $397.50!!! (over a $1500 value!!)

CLICK HERE to get in on this incredible value!!

Essentially You!
45 days to a transformational photo

Combining the power of Essential Oils & private one-on-one coaching to help unleash your true essence during your Transformational Portrait Session!

This package is designed for the¬†“Creative Entrepreneur”¬†who likes to think outside the box, but¬†needs a little extra cheerleading and encouragement to take the next step towards a professional photo session!

We will spend 45 days (six weeks) working one-on-one during six weekly private coaching calls, integrating the power of Young Living Essential Oils into your daily practice. These oils will help you in many ways, including: flawless skin, brighter and more energetic, calming anxiety and stress, and so much more!

During these 45 days I will help you prepare for the most  empowering photo session of your life!! This photo session will truly be transformational, and I will work with you to help uncover what has been holding you back from revealing your true essence to the world!!

At the end of our 45 day coaching  journey, my professional hair and makeup artist will pamper and primp you for your transformational photo session, while continuing to integrate Essential Oils during the primping and the session itself! After you complete hair and makeup, we will then take your new and AMAZING headshots to take your image/brand to the next level!

This is a truly unique experience that you will never forget!!

All of this for ONLY $795 (over a $1500 value!):starterkitnoprice1
+¬†Young Living¬†Essential Oils “Every Day Living” Starter Kit ($170 value)
+ A Six-Week Workbook/Journal ($50 value)
+ 6 Weekly Private Coaching Sessions ($600 value)
+ Transformational Photo Session ($195 value)
+ Professional Hair and Makeup ($150 value)
+ Fully Retouched Digital Files ($400 value)

Choose a one-time payment of $795
3 payments of $295

BUT WAIT! I am offering you this amazing value for only $397.50!!!

CLICK HERE to get in on this incredible value!! You seriously can’t beat this price, and it will be gone FAST! After the first three ladies claim their spot, this link will no longer work…. so ACT FAST!
(I can also split it into 2 payments of $200 at your request).



Beth’s Professional Business Portraits | Headshots | Saint Paul

Beth came in last week for updated headshots for her Rodan and Fields business. Beth has been a client for quite a few years, it is always so fun reconnecting with her! Doesn’t she look fabulous?!?!

Here is a sneak peek at her session. Are you ready to book YOUR headshot session?? CLICK HERE for more information!

Belinda + Fred | Engagement | Saint Paul, MN

I have been friends Belinda since high school, recently reconnecting about five years ago. It was an honor to photograph her recent engagement photos ~ it makes me happy to see her and Fred so happy together, and their blended family is so beautiful, and they clearly know how to have fun together!

They came in for family and engagement photos, and while we were taking the engagement photos the kiddos were all in the background making comments. A few of my favorites were:

“gross, can I close my eyes while you kiss?”
“you’re too old to do that!”

I seriously wish I had recorded the session to capture the rest of the great comments made!!

Fred (or Dr. Fred, as I call him) is a Chiropractic Neurologist, and has been my Doctor throughout my TBI since last February. I am forever grateful that Belinda called me and made sure I got in right away (within an hour) after my fall.

Belinda owns MetroBeat Fitness & Dance in Crystal, she teaches Zumba like nobody’s business and is amazing shape!! Together her and Fred are extremely active in DeadLifting competitions.

I can not wait to photograph their wedding this June in Saint Paul…… it is going to be gorgeous and crazy fun!!



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.

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: