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March 26, 2008     News



Welcome and thank you for stopping by! As you will see through my photographs, my goal is to focus on capturing real, natural moments and creating timeless images that make you feel something.

This blog is dedicated to my photography and life - both on a professional and personal level. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts and viewing the photos!

Thank you again for being here and take your time - there is a lot to see! :)


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Jeff, Leah, Gradyn & Bodhi



October 15, 2016     Portraits

About 9 years ago I met Leah & Jeff at Leah's parents house in Buffalo, MN and we talked about their wedding plans. This meeting was particularly memorable because they signed my contract and wrote a check on the spot even after I asked them if they were sure they didn't want to shop around. (I was clearly very good at sales - ha!) Fast forward to 2016 and I have taken hundreds of photos of them; having had the honor to photograph their family as it has grown from 2 to 4, traveling from Minnesota to Colorado and back again. Needless to say, I am so thankful for that afternoon with them at the kitchen table in Buffalo, MN.

A couple of weeks ago they brought me back to Minnesota to document their adorable family on the most glorious fall day. It felt so good to pick up my cameras again and be fully present with a family I have so much history with and love for. It reminded me of my life before becoming a mother of (almost) 4 and it awakened me. The photos below represent my style and my love of the work. Thank you Leah & Jeff for bringing me home to remind me that I'm still a photographer and that my passion for the art will never die.

This photo shoot lit me on fire and I hope it shows.








































































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Happy Birthday Nolan



November 21, 2015     Personal

Dear Nolan,

Every birthday that arrives I always sit and wonder how in the world an entire year has passed. Today you are one and once again I am in disbelief. How have 365 days passed since the day you joined our family? How has an entire YEAR gone by since your Daddy announced over his tears that you were a boy as he laid you on my chest where our eyes met for the first time?

I remember so vividly the day you were born. My Dad was here from Minnesota ready to watch your brother and sister at a moment's notice...with ice cream ready to dish out for good behavior. :) I thought with you being the third, it would be a quick process. Little did I know, it would take about 13 hours from the time my water broke at home until you made your appearance at the hospital. Your birth was like nothing I could ever put into words as it transformed and changed me. It was magical and my heart hurts with love when I think back on that day. You are such a special boy Nolan and your entrance into our lives fit you perfectly.

When you were born you looked just like your brother Alex. Now, you are your own little guy with a pronounced widow's peak and 4 little teeth that can chomp down on just about anything that's put in front of you...except grapes and bananas - those make you cry. Your brother and sister adore you and not once in the past year have they showed you anything but love...a little too much love from your sister, but it's been love nonetheless. The tight squeezes don't seem to phase you - you are a good sport Nolan. :) Playing ball is hands down your favorite thing in the world to do and I might add that you have a good arm and excellent aim! You think sneezes are hilarious and you would take a bath all day long if it were up to you. You also love "tackling" your daddy when he's wrestling with all three of you and you love hanging onto mommy's legs or having her hold you when she's making dinner. She has gotten good at whipping together meals with one hand and her left bicep is quite toned! :) Your favorite song is Patty-Cake and you're a master at "rolling it" to throw it in the oven to bake. Just this morning you stood up in the middle of the room by yourself and last week you took 2 steps. I'm going to blink and you're going to be running with your siblings. Our home is loud most of the time but your Daddy and I feel so fortunate that our once quiet lives evolved into a home that is so full of life. Our heads spin and we are challenged daily but at the end of every day we are so thankful and frankly, blown away that you, Alex & Greta are ours.

Nolan we are so lucky. You are healthy and we get to hear your incredible belly laugh daily. You are loved beyond measure. Happy Birthday buddy.

Love,
your mommy










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Clara & Josephine



September 14, 2015     Portraits

Just over a week ago I had the privilege of photographing two-week old identical twins, Clara & Josie with their amazing family! This was my first "real" shoot in Seattle and the first time photographing twins! It was so much fun being behind the camera again, not to mention being able to hold teeny tiny newborns! Big brother Lucas was excellent and a good sport playing along with my ideas...and the cookies might have helped just a little, Lynette. :)

Thank you for inviting me into your home, Lynette and Mike. It was such an honor to capture these precious new moments for you. You'll blink and those little ladies will be trying to walk and wanting to play cars with their big brother. Photographs are so important for memories...I might know this from experience. :)






















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Beautiful Seattle



January 4, 2014     Personal




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